Last week concerts returned to the Western Fair in London Ontario and kicking off three nights of music at the Metroland Media Agriplex was Sarnia native Eric Ethridge and a rocking American duo in LOCASH who made sure to not only take in our favourite Canadian coffee chain by grabbing themselves a drink at Tim’s but also tried their hand at some skating. Chris and Preston kept the party rocking with their hits “I Know Somebody”, ” I Love This Life” and even a cover of “You Gonna Fly” which they wrote for Keith Urban to an enthusiastic crowd.
Next up was Cam and Madeline Merlo and these two powerhouses absolutely stunned the crowd with their stellar vocals all night. Starting it off was Madeline Merlo who belted out her hits “Honey Jack”, “War Paint”, “Watcha Wanna Do About It” and crowd favourite “Motel Flamingo” which let’s be serious who wouldn’t want to wake up in a heart-shaped tub and stay cool in a lime green pool. As Cam took the stage we were absolutely blown away by her performance. Such a strong, beautiful voice and an incredible song writer wrapped up into a tiny curly haired bombshell of a woman. She belted out “Burning House”, “Mayday” and my personal favourite of the night “Runaway Train”. These ladies sure do know how to put on a show!
Closing out the concert series was Thunder Bay’s The Honest Heart Collective which in my personal opinion were the perfect support for the nights headliners The Sheepdogs. If you haven’t heard of The Honest Heart Collective I suggest you check them out. These guys have such a tight rock driven sound and lyrically they are absolutely genius. Be sure to check out their album “Liar’s Club”. As the biggest crowd of the week filtered into the Agriplex there was a buzz in the air and the Saskatoon natives The Sheepdogs took the stage to 1,300 strong. Fulfilling every die hard Sheepdogs fan’s needs with shredding guitar solos, unreal harmonies and that feel good sound ringing through the building with their hits “I Don’t Know”, “Feeling Good”, “The Way It Is” and “The One You Belong To”. A rock filled night was the perfect way to close out the week.
We are so glad to see concerts back at the Western Fair and are excited to see what’s in store for the 2018 Western Fair.