It’s not every day that I get to hang out with my family, but when I do, rock music is usually a main theme. Hey, I had to get the bug from somewhere.

So, it’s no surprise then that over the weekend I trekked my butt out to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for the Canadian classic rock festival Rock The River!

Almost as soon as my flight landed at Saskatoon’s John D. Diefenbaker Airport, we were off to the races.

Night 1: Chilliwack & April Wine

Night 2: Kenny Shields & Streetheart, Mark Farner (of Grand Funk Railroad)

Night 3: Prism, The Stampeders, Kim Mitchell & Trooper

So as you can tell it was a super Canadian Classic Rock themed event. If you’re not familiar, most of the bands on this bill were big in the 70’s and 80’s, which made my brother and I two of the youngest attendees.

The weekend was chilly and rainy, and because of the long days, we set up lawn chairs along the flower beds to keep our energy.

Wait, lawn chairs? Flower beds? This wasn’t your sons rock concert.

This is mon little bro in case you need a frame of reference. We went for a walk to the Saskatchewan river one afternoon before the festival resumed in the evening.

Highlights of this expedition include:

  • Dancing the locomotion with my mom to Mark Farner’s band.
  • Talking old time tunes with my fam.
  • Watching my mom and her friends totally fangirl while meeting The Stampeders.

Have you ever been to Saskatoon? What are some of your favourite memories?

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