Rock On The River – Set To Rock Timmins

By John Emms  

Rock On The River has a new venue at the Hollinger Park on October 1st and 2nd, and it’s big news for the entire region’s music scene.

John Olavson
John Olaveson

Let’s face it, John Olaveson and the entire committee at Timmins Festivals and Events (TFEC) have done it again. Olaveson, the chair for the festival, commented, “The feedback has been off the chart; people are telling me this is our best lineup yet. Timmins has been waiting for this, but I honestly believe this could bring fans in from all of Northeastern Ontario,” said Olaveson. 

In breaking news, Olaveson announced they sold almost 1000 tickets in 20 minutes. Last month, the TFEC announced it had received $250,000 from Ontario’s Reconnect Festival and Event Program. 

Friday night headliners The Arkells (who just recently played three nights at the Bud Bowl, formerly the Molson Amphitheatre), and it sold out almost entirely for the three gigs.


The Timmins show will bring the Rally Cary Tour to the City with a Heart of Gold.

The Glorious Sons - Photo By Jonathan Weiner
The Glorious Sons – Photo By Jonathan Weiner

Saturday night, Two-time JUNO Award-winning rock band The Glorious Sons will return to Timmins; the band recently announced The Unfinished Business Tour will kick off December 2021 but will do this special gig in Timmins, October 2nd.

Currently nominated for a 2021 JUNO Award for Group of the Year, The Glorious Sons could return as early as 2022 with a new studio album.

Rock On The River - Timmins
Rock On The River – Timmins, Ontario

Tickets Info and Purchase
$80 General night admission – all ages
$130 VIP for Ages 19+ Only
Taxes and service fees are extra.

I have said this before, Rock On The River is a people’s festival.

John Emms is a veteran freelance music journalist, former radio and television host Juno Awards judge and musician.

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