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First Annual ShuniahFest September 8th and 9th The Zep Show

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#LSN_Arts   The Zep Show  Mackenzie-Riverside Pizzeria and Lounge

The Mackenzie-Riverside Pizzeria and Lounge is throwing the First Annual ShuniahFest this September 8th and 9th 2017.  We have received such overwhelming support from the community over the past year, but especially over the last few summer months that we felt we should do something to return the favour and give other small independent businesses a chance to get their name out and showcase what it is they have to offer.  

This year, we have decided to allow these businesses and vendors free admission into the festival, and also have decided to donate 5% of our ticket sales to Macgregor Rec Centre in Shuniah, to go towards their children’s programs.  MacGregor Rec Centre is also donating their time Saturday September 9th 2017 between the hours of 1pm and 4pm to run children’s activities during our Festival.

ShuniahFest is an eclectic mix of artists and bands, performing beside the Mackenzie Inn.  We will be hosting an outdoor beer gardens, as well as BBQ food outdoors.  The restaurant will be serving a modified menu throughout the weekend as well.  The festival is all ages, and our experienced staff will be monitoring closely.  We are offering Shuttle Service with ticket purchase, and have a bus route from the Hodder Tavern right up to The Flying J so patrons can have a safe, reliable way home.  

We have an extensive line  up of local talent coming out to play this weekend, including Jesse Horricks, James Marie, Plan B, 12 Gauge Prayer, High The Fire, Phineas Gauge, DJ Black Sheep, J Who Band, DJ Evan Woods, DJ Bevs, Wolfsmock, Big Bad Bobby Blues Band, James Boraski & MomentaryEvolution, Hard Rock and Co, Camden Blues Band, The Married Singlemen, EDLA, Genghis Chron, and last but not least… our headliner The Zep Show!

Tickets are $40 for a day pass and $70 for a weekend pass, and this price includes the use of the shuttle service for either the day or weekend, depending on ticket purchase.  A Fireworks display is being donated by the Township of Shuniah and will close our festival Saturday night.

We would like to thank a few of our sponsors, which include Mckevitt Trucking, Sleeping Giant Brewery, Tommy Horricks, Porta Draught, LTL, Hertz, Equipment World, A to Z rentals, Pepsi, The Township of Shuniah, The Hodder Tavern, and anyone I may have missed accidentally

Parking at Mackenzie Inn is only for staff and bands. Here are the parking details for the shuttle service :
Hodder Tavern 
Lakeview Lodge
Wild goose public beach
Koa campground 
The top of all the beach roads up lakeshore Dr
There will be signed stops along Lakeshore as well
Crystal beach variety

Shuttle service is FREE with ticket purchase

Bus stop locations are as follows:

Hodder Tavern 
Lakeview Lodge
Macgregor Rec Centre 
Wild goose public beach
Koa campground 
The top of all the beach roads up lakeshore Dr
There will be signed stops along Lakeshore as well
Crystal beach variety
Flying J

The Hodder Tavern and Flying J are turn around points for the buses.

We are still waiting to see just how many buses we we will have in rotation for a time frame but we promise we will have pick ups/drop offs as frequently as possible!

Buses start running at 2pm and end at 1am Friday and from 11am to 2am Saturday

There is NO ATM out here at the Mackenzie! We definitely want to make our guests enjoy their time so please hit one up before you get all the way out here as drink tickets and food are both CASH ONLY!

We have children's activities running from 1pm to 4pm Saturday afternoon compliments of Macgregor Rec Centre and include the following:

Face painting
Side walk chalk 
Beads and bracelet making Centre 
Minute to win it 
Giant Jenga 
Snakes and ladders 
Tic tac toe

Snack and refreshments for the kids as well


Fridays start time for music is now 3pm instead of 4pm

ALSO KOA camping grounds has 120 spots for campers/trailers etc... along with 3 cabins and two lodges for those who may want to stay closer to the festival as ALL OUR ROOMS are FULL you can contact KOA for details on the discount price and we do have shuttle service from the camp site

5 percent of our tickets sales are being donated back to MacGregor Rec Centre to support all the awesome new youth programs they are offering!

Come help us rock Shuniah! And support our local small businesses, local talented musicians, and of course our kids!

Friday September 8th, 2017                       

3-4pm - Jess Horricks                                           7-8pm - Edla                      

4-5pm - Bevs                                                    8-9pm - Genghis Chron                  

5-6pm - James Marie                                           9-10pm - Phineas Gauge (Heavy)                             

6-7pm -  High the Fire                                          10-10:30pm - *Fireworks/Music                        

7-8pm - 12 Gauge Prayer                                     10:30-12:30am - The Zep Show

8-9pm -Plan B (The Band)                               

9-10pm -  Phineas Gauge (Funky)          

10-11pm -  Dj Blvck Sheep                        

Saturday September 9th, 2017

12-1pm - J-Who Band

1-2pm Dj - Evan Woods

2-3pm - Big Bad Bobby Blues Band

3-4pm - James Boraski & MomentaryEvolution

4-5pm - Rock Hard & Co.

5-6pm - The Camden Blues Band

6-7pm   The Married Singlemen