This is the weekend that all good rockers come out in droves. That’s right Londoners. It’s time for the 9th annual Rock the Park in London, Ontario! With a mittful of rockin hot musicians warming up over at Harris Park as we speak, and proceeds going to Bethany’s Hope, you don’t want to miss this awesome event. The fun starts this afternoon at 4pm, with Monster Truck from Hamilton, Ontario taking the stage, but rocks throughout the weekend.

Have you heard tell who else is going to be there? Check it out! Something for every good rocker to enjoy from the 70s, 80s, 90s to right now!

Thursday, July 26 Friday, July 27 Saturday, July 28
9:00pm – SLASH with Myles Kennedy 9:30pm – Steve Miller Band 9:30pm – BOSTON
7:15pm – BUSH 7:30pm – George Thorogood 7:30pm – REO Speedwagon
5:45pm – I Mother Earth 6:00pm – David Wilcox 6:00pm – 54-40
4:30pm – Monster Truck 4:30pm – The Romantics 4:30pm – Prism

You know it’ll be loud, but that’s what its all about! Don’t expect any ballads from Slash and don’t be surprised if the audience is louder than the Steve Miller Band on some of their classic favourites. I’m sure that Boston and REO Speedwagon will be in top form as well, but you will have to roll down to Harris Park to hear for yourself.

Here’s a taste to rev up your engines, before you head downtown to Rock the Park!


For those of you that are feeling a little beyond the hard rock that comes in music form, I have a quieter suggestion for your weekend entertainment. How about working on that rock garden you’ve always dreamed about? With all the heat alerts that we have been having this summer, it is a perfect answer to your wilting garden. Think low-growing, creeping and hardy plants that can survive the heat and lack of water that has been rampant this summer. You might consider heat tolerant species like Portulaca, Candytuft, Sedum, Boxwood or an ornamental grass or two. While you are working away in your new garden, the only sound you will hear will be the sound of your wheel barrow straining under the weight of your rocks. Or maybe the sound of your grunts when you drop a loose boulder or two on your foot.

That is unless you live in the vicinity of Harris Park. They shut it down by 11pm, so don’t plan on going to bed early Thursday, Friday or Saturday night folks, unless you figure that you will pass out cold after all your hard work in the garden.

ROCK on this weekend folks!