Sloan to Headline Beer & BBQ Show

Canadian rockers Sloan will headline the unofficial kickoff to summer in London.

It was announced Tuesday morning that the band will play a free concert, presented by 98.1 FreeFM, at the Beer and BBQ Show at the Western Fair District.

The event, which runs from June 20-22, will showcase Southern Ontario’s craft breweries with local chefs on hand to serve up barbecued food.

Western Fair’s Director of Corporate Affairs Heather Blackwell says the concert will add something new to this year’s show. “Every backyard patio, if you’re having a barbecue, people typically have music playing. It adds to the atmosphere.”

There will be country acts playing on the Friday night, Sloan will play on Saturday night, and Sunday will feature Blues bands.