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Caledon Day line-up for 2019: The Best Ever

Posted on Friday May 10, 2019

The Town of Caledon is pleased to announce its 2019 Caledon Day line-up, highlighted by a headline performance by four-time JUNO nominated Tokyo Police Club on the Husky Main Stage.

“This is the best front-to-back program we have ever put together for Caledon Day,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “This celebration has become our signature event, attracting people from across the GTA.”

“Caledon Day is such a great community celebration,” said Michael McKendry, Vice President Corporate Services and General Counsel, Husky Injection Molding Systems. “Husky is proud to call Caledon home, and we’re thrilled to support this event and help bring a great main stage line-up to the residents of Caledon and area.”

Newmarket’s Tokyo Police Club is ready to rock the Husky Main Stage at Caledon Day starting at 8:30 p.m.  TPC has been a mainstay in the Canadian indie rock scene for the last thirteen years. Fronted by bassist David Monks, keyboardist Graham Wright, guitarist Josh Hook and drummer Greg Alsop, TPC was recently honoured with a JUNO nomination for the 2019 Alternative Album of the Year.

Opening for Tokyo Police Club at 7 p.m. will be the alt-country outfit Blackie Jackett Jr., whose style has been described as “whiskey-drenched lyrics rolled up in a cloud of honky tonk smoke.” Blackie Jackett Jr. was born in the minds of Finger Eleven guitarists James Black and Rick Jackett and is beautifully balanced by the vocals of the Dolly-inspired Sandra Dee.

The Husky Main Stage Lineup begins at 2 p.m. with a performance for the whole family by 2019 JUNO Nominees Sonshine & Broccoli. Driven by vocals and fueled by boundless positive energy, their playful harmonies are sure to kick off Caledon Day with a bang.  

At 3 p.m. the next generation of the renowned Leahy Family takes the stage as Rhythmfoot. Building on over three generations of Leahy musicianship, Frank Leahy, together with Chanda and their children, are keeping those traditions alive through music, song, and dance.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the Husky Main Stage turns back the clock at 4 p.m. to a time of peace and love, with Creedence Clearwater Survival. You will be convinced you’re taking a ride on the Bayou, as this world-class impersonator pays homage to the legendary John Fogerty.

The evening of Caledon Day is sure to get you moving early with the funky sounds of Toronto’s own all female funk/soul band, Grace. Starting at 5:30 p.m., you won’t want to leave the dance floor as this FunkSouLicious band of women, starting at 5:30 p.m., brings you funk, soul, disco and a whole lotta love.

After the performances by Blackie Jackett Jr. and Tokyo Police Club on the Husky Main Stage, don’t miss out on the highly anticipated fireworks grand finale.

The other new addition to Caledon Day will be “Experience IT,” Caledon Public Library’s tech fair. Explore cutting-edge technology and learn about virtual reality, robotics, 3D printing and more. Discover the latest and greatest technologies and get involved in interactive and hands-on demonstrations.

 

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019

Time: 2 - 11 p.m.

Location: Caledon Civic Campus, Caledon East (6215 Old Church Road)

 

WHAT TO DO

Starting at 2 p.m. on #CaledonDay we've got Fun Zones for everyone and activities for all ages! 

KIDS ZONE
Build a bird house, make natural crafts, try the Great Canadian Eco Puzzle and enjoy lots of games and activities. The Kids Zone is hosted by EcoCaledon and the Caledon Parent-Child Centre

EVENT SERVICES
Visit Event Services if you have any questions. We're here to assist you with your visit to #CaledonDay

INFANT FEEDING ZONE 
Sponsored by Family Health Chiropractic and Wellness, the Infant Feeding Zone is located next to Event Services on the east side of the campus.

LIBRARY ZONE
Experience IT: Caledon Public Library Tech Fair: Explore cutting edge technology and learn more about virtual reality, robotics, 3D printing and more. Discover the latest and greatest technologies and get involved in interactive and hands-on demonstrations.

SAFETY ZONE
Stop by and see the thrilling demonstrations by our first responders…and check out the police cars, fire vehicles and more!

VIP SECTION
Enjoy exclusive access to the VIP section, with excellent sightlines for the main stage, comfortable seating, a full service bar, premium washroom facilities, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. A wristband is required for entry. (You can purchase your VIP ticket at cheerscaledon.ca.)

VENDOR ZONE
Visit over 50 vendors, crafters, community organizations and businesses.

YOUTH ZONE
Don't miss out on the thrilling Adrenaline Rush Inflatable Obstacle Course, the Gaming Trailer, and the incredible Caledon Parks and Recreation staff who BRING IT every year!

WATER ZONE
Bring your own reusable water bottle and enjoy free filtered water courtesy of Water Depot

BEER ZONE
Enjoy domestic beer, wine and cider in the Beer Zone. Proof of age is required.

 

HUSKY MAIN STAGE LINEUP

2:15 p.m. Sonshine and Broccoli

3:00 p.m. Rhythmfoot

4:00 p.m. Creedence Clearwater Survival / John Fogerty Tribute

5:30 p.m. Grace

7:00 p.m. Blackie Jackett Jr.

8:30 p.m. Tokyo Police Club

Grand Finale: Fireworks

 

PARKING

  • Free parking is available at the Caledon East Soccer Complex (after 3:00 p.m.) and the Caledon East Fire Hall Park.
  • Premium parking is available at Town Hall for $5.00 per car.
  • Valet parking for your bicycle is free!
  • Drivers' Den
    Need a ride home? Visit the Drivers' Den to register for Home James who will take you and your vehicle home. Or receive a promo code for $10 off an Uber ride home. (The designated Uber pick-up location is in front of Town Hall, 6311 Old Church Road.)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram: #CaledonDay

 

SPONSORSHIP

Caledon Day has grown exponentially over the last ten years and now attracts close to 20% of the entire Caledon population. Over the course of the day some 12,000 people -- from every corner of Caledon and the surrounding area -- take part in the festivities.

Caledon Day is an outstanding event for marketing and advertising initiatives. It provides an uncluttered vehicle to deploy your message to a highly motivated and attractive group. 

Opportunities for involvement with the event can range from lower level contributions to customized partnership packages including sampling or zone sponsorship assets. 

To find out how your brand can make an impact, please contact Kevin Hayashi, Coordinator Corporate Partnerships and Events at 905.584.2272 x. 4231 or by email

 

VENDORS

With thousands of visitors to Caledon Day, vendors enjoy a day full of sales while supporting a community-wide event.  Space, however, is very limited and many spots are already sold out. Learn more about vendor opportunities.  

Contact

Questions? Visit the website, email us at recreation@caledon.ca or call 905.584.2272.

 

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