News & Updates
Well that was indeed a #BeautifulFreakShow! An all Canadian Country evening in the ‘almost’ sold out RBC Theatre at Budweiser Gardens…anyone who thought about coming and didn’t…you missed one amazing evening, opened by the James Barker Band & High Valley. We arrived at The Bud with our #BGReviewer tickets in hand, early enough to check out the merch table and try out the “Bring Down the House Turbo”, the drink of the night. The drink was a mixture of beer and your choice of Palm Bay flavours.
When I hear the words Harlem Globetrotters, two things happen:
- I remember my Dad and I laughing our heads off at the Globetrotters' hijinks in the seventies
- I instantly hear Sweet Georgia Brown - the team's catchy theme song
Both of these things put a goofy smile on my face, and so when I learned that I had been selected to be Budweiser Garden's reviewer for the Globetrotters show on April 15th, I was thrilled!
Oh the look of joy and smiling face of a concert goer who lost their phone and we have it for them. Not so much as the grown man with tears streaming down his face as we break the news that no phone was not turned in. Sometimes, things really pile up, especially in the winter months, when we run out of space to store the items. During the winter months at any given time, we have at least 7 Rubbermaid bins full of items that were unclaimed by patrons attending concerts and sporting events that were found here by our ushers and cleaning staff after events.
My daughter Megan (11) and I were given the opportunity to attend the London performance of Annie. This beloved musical happens to be my daughter's favourite film and she was totally surprised when we walked into the theatre and saw the Annie logo on the curtain. She actually started crying because she was so excited to be there. She is a theatre child and loves performing, but had never been to a Broadway performance.
In 2015 Green Day were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. On Sunday night, they showed why.
The band that is largely accredited with creating the late 90’s early 00's punk scene, along with Blink-182, came to Budweiser Gardens and put on a show that was a sight to see. Along with front man Billie Joe Armstrong the crowd sang to the classics like Holiday and Basket Case- to their new stuff off their latest album, Revolution Radio.
U.S. country star Chris Stapleton made authentic history in downtown London on Saturday night.
Before a sell-out crowd of 8,900 fans at Budweiser Gardens, Stapleton shared his soul-, whiskey- and blues-drenched hits and songs from his next album — while playing his first headlining concert in the True North. Toronto’s Lindi Ortega opened and we’ll get back to her.
There are few things more fun than a WWE crowd. All live event crowds, whether it be a concert, a hockey or basketball game, anything is great. The difference between those crowds and a WWE crowd however, is that WWE fans can’t rely on a planned schedule. You never know when WWE is coming to town, so when it does, the fans come out. I arrived at Bud Gardens at 3:30 to pick up my tickets to see a crowd of about 60 people herded at the back gate attempting to meet any superstar arriving to the venue. Around the area fans could be spotted in their favorite wrestling tees, carrying signs and championship belts.