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TIMMINS HEART OF GOLD WEEKEND-PLUS NEW RENEWAL-LEE HANNIGAN, ATWY, SILVERSTEIN..MUCH MORE

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This weekend Heart of Gold Fest is on. Check out The Vic and The Working Class for your rock n’ roll needs.
In fact, all Timmins music festivals seem to be improving the city’s business and artistic side.
Why is this renewal happening?
Could be it be more local coverage, business partners, a good work ethic, better organizing skills, better networking or all of the above I can’t say.
But, I do have to say there seems to be more demand.
This may sound strange considering Timmins’ notorious wait and see attitude through previous years.
I attend shows whenever possible and I don’t see a downside.
Fact is, Timmins fans are scooping up tickets.
The  entire 3 day festival passes have sold out for the Heart of Gold Fest at the Victory Tavern and Working Class Pub
As I write this, individual day shows are still available.
This festival will feature bands from Montreal, Sudbury, Toronto, Timmins and Burlington’s Silverstein who have sold 1 million hard driving hardcore punk albums.
That is a lot of music.
Further to that, with the news that TEFC is just starting to add on more to it’s Rock On the River lineup is also good news.
Expansion is in everyone’s interest.
From my own end I have covered everything from Local Food Bank shows, Club shows, Arena gigs, Porquis Festival, Summer Concert Series, Kayak Festival, Kap Lumberjack Festival, Kirkland Lake Festivals, Iroquois Summerfest, Cochrane Summerfest and yes even played a ton of fundraisers and many gigs with our band The Shaftmen.
From older bands like Soul Doubt, Blind Dog Circus, Compass Rose, BB Wolfe etc  and now Laforge, Lee Hannigan, Head Down and All The Wasted Years it’s been with one purpose.
To showcase the music here in the city.
If indeed large touring acts and the ability to accommodate these artists is the new horizon, then bring it on!
JOHN EMMS is a veteran music journalist, singer-songwriter with Canadian Blues Rockers The Shaftmen and a roots music podcast host.
check out THE SHAFTMEN here
JOHN IS ON TWITTER
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