While some say Arkells have ‘skyrocketed’ to Canadian fame, that’s not the case. They’ve earned their way as demonstrated last night at Budweiser Gardens.
The crowd was abuzz as Arkells fans stormed the arena in their best leather jackets and rainbow tassels. A sense of community permeated the venue as Londoners came out to collectively enjoy their favourite band.
Last night, Canadian country music talent was on full display at Budweiser Gardens! Dean Brody, Dallas Smith, MacKenzie Porter, and Chad Brownlee, along with The Reklaws, proved that “Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone”, and the audience was treated to an incredible show. Walking up to the venue, in a mass of plaid shirts and cowboy boots, there was a buzz in the air that only amplified once inside Budweiser Gardens.
Nostalgia was in the air, both literally and figuratively. Walking up to the venue, I was greeted by a throng of Cheech & Chong fans, the majority of which were partaking in some cannabis accoutrements. The anticipation was high for this legendary America-Canadian stoner comedy duo.
In January 2019 Budweiser Gardens partnered with the Humane Society of London and Middlesex to launch an Adoptable Pet of the Month program. The program features one adoptable pet each month on our social media channels with information on how to adopt the featured pet.
The program was built to work with our local humane society in helping with the awareness of adoptable pets while also gathering great content for the venue's social media channels and allowing for a stress break at work for staff members. The pet of the month will usually visit the office to get their photo taken in/around the venue, then its playtime for the staff! The program has been a huge success thus far with all of our featured pets finding a FURever home.
Something you may not ever think about while watching a London Knights game is the actual ice they are playing on. Have you ever wondered about the process of installing the ice at Budweiser Gardens? As we prepare for another hockey season we sat down with the Chief Operator and Special Projects Manager at Budweiser Gardens, Dillon Learn, to give you an inside look at everything it takes to get the ice game ready!
The theory that London is a conservative town was put to the test last night. If you were at Budweiser Gardens or in the downtown core, you would have seen some unusual looking characters with white eyes, macabre makeup and fun and dramatic clothing. I was excited to be among them.
Michael Bublé emerges from the back of a neon-lit tiered stage and trips down the stairs past some thirty instrumentalists, evoking a young Dean Martin. He delivers a nostalgic ‘My Funny Valentine,’ flashes a killer smile, and begins to clap. Within eight beats, we are all clapping with him. He slides into ‘Just Haven’t Met You Yet,’ and the evening is underway.