Three days of Free entertainment

Presented by REGENT THEATRE and DURHAM ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL INC.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Durham Rock & Blues Festival will take place over four nights/three days from Thursday, September 12 through Sunday September 15, 2024.

The daytime part of the event is FREE to the public, and will take place outdoors on the Victoria St Parkette, adjacent to the Regent Theatre in Oshawa, Ontario. Multiple bands will be performing along with food vendors and a licensed concession (cash only). Entertainers and guests will be comfortably hosted under a large tent, so the event is guaranteed to proceed rain or shine.

The festival will also feature headlining concerts taking place each evening in the Regent Theatre. Start times and ticket prices will be on a per event basis. See below for more details.

Concession and Vendors are CASH only. No smoking/vaping or pets permitted. Washrooms available in the Regent Theatre Lobby.

FREE OUTDOOR EVENT

Victoria St Parkette

Over a three-day period, from Friday Sep. 13 to Sunday Sep. 15, join us as we showcase local bands and performers under a big tent, immediately adjacent to the Regent Theatre. Attendees will be assured of a great event rain or shine! The outdoor portion of the Rock & Blues Festival will be free to the public, but voluntary donations will be happily accepted.

Join us in the ‘Big Tent’ for live performances, absolutely free to the public! The list of performers and approximate start times are listed below. There will be a stage at the north end of the tent on Victoria St. with lighting and professional sound production. We will be setting up a seating area so you can relax ans stay all day. No need to bring your own chairs. There will also be food & merchandise vendors, plus a full-service concession at the south end (cash only).

NOTE: The Durham Rock and Blues Festival is a NO SMOKING/NO VAPING venue. No pets will be permitted. Washrooms will be available in the Regent Theatre lobby.

Friday, September 13, 2024
3pm to 8pm

Start times are approximate due to the unpredictability of festival scheduling. Please arrive early to see your favorite bands. Click on the link below for more information.

**The first 100 people to arrive in time for the opening ceremonies at 3:30pm receive 4 free Classic Movie Night passes.**

3:30 pm – Opening Ceremonies (Door Prizes)

4:00 pm – Penalty Box

5:15 pm – Two for the show

6:30 pm – THE JUNKYARD FLAMINGOS

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Saturday, September 14, 2024
1pm to 8pm

Start times are approximate due to the unpredictability of festival scheduling. Please arrive early to see your favorite bands. Click on the link below for more information.

1:30 pm – Blues Junkies

2:45 pm – Southern Gentlemen

4:00 pm – Emerson Ireland

5:15 pm – The Nemoniks

6:30 pm – Midnight Council

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Sunday, September 15, 2024
1pm to 8pm

Start times are approximate due to the unpredictability of festival scheduling. Please arrive early to see your favorite bands. Click on the link below for more information.

1:30 pm – William K. Tell Orchestra

2:45 pm – Voodoo Pawn Shop

4:00 pm – Coldshot

5:15 pm – Andy Earle and the Bandits

6:30 pm – Mike McKenna’s Tone Rockets

More Information

FEATURED VENDORS

List TBD

EVENING HEADLINER CONCERTS

Regent Theatre

In addition to the free afternoon performances outside, we are also hosting ‘headliner’ artists in the theatre every evening starting on Thursday, Sep. 12 through to Sunday, Sep. 15, 2024. We have put together a varied list of headliners in order to appeal to all tastes. See the descriptions below for more information.

Thursday, September 12, 2024   8:00PM

Epic Eagles Tribute Band
Friday, September 13, 2024     8:00PM

Canada’s Definitive Eagles Tribute Band brings you back to the golden days of the legendary band the Eagles, all the way through to the present. Audiences are treated to the legacy sound of the Eagles when they began to rule the airwaves: Hotel California, One of These Nights, Life in the Fast Lane, Desperado, Take It Easy, The Boys of Summer, New Kid in Town, Dirty Laundry and more. EPIC EAGLES perform these and other chart toppers, along with some deep cuts for the die-hard Eagles & Don Henley fans.

Experience & re-live an era gone by as it continues into the next millennium. You are about to soar high with EPIC EAGLES!

Saturday, September 14, 2024   8:00PM

Fandango continues to bring a unique ZZ Top experience to casinos, festivals and venues of all types. They recreate the greatest hits from the late 60’s through to the 80s when ZZ Top were considered the coolest band in the world. Fandango has the musical chops, the cool shades, the crazy costumes, and of course, the beards!

Relive the magic of ‘that little band from Texas’ and catch Fandango in action as they serve up the blues, boogie, and all the laughs and excitement that go with it.

Sunday, September 15, 2024  8:00PM

Back by Popular demand, Elton Rohn returns to the Regent Theatre!

Their enormous North American tour comes back to the theatre closing the Rock N Blues Fest Sunday Sept 15, 2024.  Over 400 shows and counting this band is on fire.  They’ve been called the best Elton John tribute in the world.

The only Elton John tribute asked to play the Elton John convention in Las Vegas. Davey Johnstone (Elton’s long-time guitarist and musical director) called the band “the best 70’s Elton John tribute in the world”.