U2 is coming to Trout Creek!

From: Darren D. MacDonald and Philip St. George

TROUT CREEK — International sensation and 22 time Grammy award winning band U2 is coming to Trout Creek.

The Irish rock band best known for their singles “Beautiful Day,” “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” and “Where the Streets Have No Name” will play the Trout Creek Community Centre on August 4th, 2018. Tickets are not yet on sale, but will be available at the front desk of the Trout Creek Community Centre starting July 3rd. U2, who has sold over 170 million albums worldwide, will stop by the small town after performing at Madison Square Garden just two days before.

Summer in the Park Update

Meanwhile, the North Bay Summer in the Park committee made a surprise move by announcing the headliners for this year’s festival.

Born and raised in North Bay, “One Eyed Willie and his Guitar Glenda” will headline the Friday night Summer in the Park show. Willie is best known for not only playing local gigs, but sometimes taking to the streets as well.

“Willie is just a real, bonafide hometown hero” says Summer in the Park committee member Kristina Bess. “He just loves to play. Night or day, Willie is always out there.”

“You know, I don’t think a lot of North Bay know One Eyed Willie by name, but I think many will recognize him from his regular concerts outside the Independent Grocers, Happy Daze and TD Canada Trust.”

“Finding and putting Willie on stage will be an amazing thing.”

Summer in the Park has been criticized in the past for not producing big enough names or for offering wristband holders refunds for cancelled concerts.

“I’ll admit we’ve dropped the ball in the past,” says Bess. “But this year we’re really on it. We saw Mattawa Voyager Days announce they had an AC/DC Tribute band and Finger Eleven, so we thought ‘let’s go another route.'”

“One Eyed Willie is local and he’s loud. Finger Eleven are only one of those things. So I think we’re winning.”

Sunday’s headliner will “probably be Meat Loaf if he shows up,” but if not “then we’ll just have to get Trooper again.”

The $75 Summer in the Park wristbands are available at the Captiol Centre box office, Happy Daze, Parker’s Independent Grocers, The North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce, all TD Canada Trust branches and at www.northbaybaysummerinthepink.ca

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