Powerboat Festival Concert Line Up Announced

The fourth annual Sarnia/Port Huron International Powerboat Festival promises to be bigger than ever.

At a news conference this morning(Thurs) at Sarnia Bay Marina, organizers announced the concert line-up for the festival running August 8-10.

Big Sugar and Wide Mouth Mason will kick-off the festival’s evening entertainment Friday, with The Trews and I Mother Earth the following night.

Along with the ticketed concerts, a new secondary stage will be set up on Front St. for local bands to play throughout the day. Michele Stokley says international street performers and buskers from chainsaw jugglers to stilt walkers and more will also be on hand.

The annual powerboat races begin around noon on Sunday.

Co-chair of the festival Scott MacLean believes this year’s event will draw over 45,000 people to Sarnia’s waterfront, by expanding marketing to London and Chatham.

Tickets for the evening concerts go on sale today at Stokes Bay, Stokes Inland and www.sarniapowerboats.com

A full list of event details can also be found at that website.

Powerboat Festival 2014 news conference at Sarnia Bay Marina. BlackburnNews.com File Photo. (Photo by Aaron Zimmer)

Powerboat Festival 2014 news conference at Sarnia Bay Marina. BlackburnNews.com File Photo. (Photo by Aaron Zimmer)