The Summer in the City Festival committee has announced that, former lead singer of the Guess Who, Burton Cummings is set to play the Prudential Main Stage, on Saturday, June 16th, 2012 at Steinbach’s Annual Summer in the City Festival.
Stage and Production committee chair Cindi Rempel Patrick made the announcement on April 19. She says the committee chose Cummings after she realized how big he really was after a performance at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
“There were people from every country in the crowd that night – and they all knew the words to every song,” recalled Rempel Patrick. “We often don’t appreciate the talent we have in our own backyard, but it was humbling to see the fans in Vancouver so in love with his music.”
Tickets were made available online at http://www.summerinthecity.ca beginning April 23. Tickets are priced at only $40 each or $65 for VIP and expected to sell quickly.
Burton and the Burton Cummings Band follow on the heels of other Canadian greats: Tom Cochrane, Loverboy and Trooper. Back in December, the committee announced Doc Walker as the Friday night headliner. Details on ticket outlet locations for both concerts will be released soon.
Steinbach welcomes all of Southeastern Manitoba to join the fun of the 4th Annual Summer in the City Festival in Steinbach, June 15-16, 2012. This year, dozens of food vendors, artists and crafters are expected to line Main Street, opening for business on Friday at noon. The entertainment hits the big stage Friday following the opening ceremonies at noon. Entertainment is free on both Friday and Saturday until 5pm.
The Steinbach Chamber of Commerce and businesses throughout Steinbach are also hosting the second annual Sales in the City, Thursday through Saturday. There will be multicultural performers and food, the Wonder Shows midway, and entertainment for children.
The first ever Summer in the City Festival was hosted in June 2009 – the highlight was Tom Cochrane closing the show on Saturday night. In 2010, a midway was added, a Friday country night in partnership with the Steinbach Fire Association, and fireworks to wrap up the concert on Saturday.