AUGUST 14-16, 2020

SASKATCHEWAN'S CLASSIC ROCK FESTIVAL - RESCHEDULED FOR 2021

For Immediate Release
May 20, 2020

ROCK THE RIVER RESCHEDULED TO 2021

SASKATOON, SK – SaskTel Centre announces that Rock 102’s Rock the River, Saskatchewan’s Classic Rock Festival, is no longer taking place this year due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. SaskTel Centre has been closely monitoring this unprecedented situation and was hopeful that we could deliver this popular summer event.

“After careful consideration, and in following the latest guidance from provincial authorities, we are sad to announce that SaskTel Centre’s marquee event will not take place in 2020,” said Scott Ford, SaskTel Centre’s Executive Director. “Given the guidelines set out by the provincial government regarding mass gatherings, we are unable to proceed with these events. The health and wellbeing of our festival fans, artists, partners and staff is our top priority.”

Rock the River, Saskatchewan’s Classic Rock Festival, was scheduled for August 14 to 16 and was already over 80% sold out and on pace to be the 7th consecutive sellout year. SaskTel Centre is currently working with our 2020 festival line-up artists by extending invitations to perform at Rock the River on August 20, 21, & 22, 2021. Fans who have purchased either single day tickets or three-day event packages for the 2020 event will have their tickets honoured for Rock the River 2021. Ticket purchasers are advised to hold onto their 2020 tickets. However, SaskTel Centre will provide refunds upon request, for the next 30 days, for fans who have purchased tickets through either Ticketmaster or the SaskTel Centre Box Office. Within the next 24-48 hours, all ticket purchasers will receive an email with further instructions.

SaskTel Centre extends sincere thanks for your understanding and patience at this very difficult time. We are grateful for your continued support and look forward to seeing you all in 2021.

Statement Regarding COVID-19

At ROCK THE RIVER, the health and safety of our guests, employees, artists, partners and community is our number one priority. With this in mind, we are actively monitoring the daily updates of the public health risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the information available to date and the fact that our event dates are still months away, planning for Rock the River, Saskatchewan's Outdoor Classic Rock Festival is moving ahead. We have no plans at present to cancel or postpone. Of course, plans are subject to change, and we will use information provided by Public Health Canada and Saskatchewan Health Authority to adjust as necessary. We commit to updating all of you as we learn more, especially as we move closer to our event.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

We appreciate your continued support and cooperation as we work together to protect the health and safety of our employees, artists and guests. We will be posting any updates on our event websites.

ROCK THE RIVER is produced by SaskTel Centre.

LINEUP

FRIDAY - AUGUST 14

5:00pmGates Open

6:00pmHarlequin
Harlequin"

 

7:15pmAldo Nova
Aldo Nova

 

8:30pmDennis DeYoung - Styx
Styx

SATURDAY - AUGUST 15

2:30pmGates Open

3:30pmThe Spoons
The Sppons

 

5:00pmThe Cooper Brothers
Cooper

 

6:40pmPrism
Prism

 

8:30pmThe Orchestra
The Orchestra

 

SUNDAY - AUGUST 16

2:30pmGates Open

3:30pmDoug and the Slugs
Doug

 

5:00pmNazareth
Nazareth

 

6:40pmFabulous Thunderbirds
Fabulous Thunderbirds

 

8:30pmApril Wine
April Wine

 

TICKETS

General Admission Tickets

Weekend Pass- $213 (includes GST and S/C)

FULL EVENT 3 DAY PASS Tickets




Day Pass - $75.50 (includes GST and S/C)

Friday August 14th

FRIDAY Tickets




Saturday August 15th

SATURDAY Tickets




Sunday August 16th

SUNDAY Tickets




Buy online or call the SaskTel Centre Box office 306-938-7800.

 

VIP WEEKEND PACKAGE:

$474.00 (includes GST and S/C)

VIP WEEKEND Ticket




The 2020 VIP Weekend Package features:

  1. Early Entry into Rock the River festival site

  2. Private Hosting Area

  3. VIP Laminate

  4. Souvenir T-Shirt

  5. Rock the River Lawn Chair

 

TERRACE ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE:

Table of four: $4,285 (taxes included)

Enjoy the festival from three stories above the gardens on an exclusive terrace. Package includes:

  1. Four weekend passes to the festival

  2. Private air conditioned lounge area and restrooms

  3. Complimentary beverages, snacks, and dinner

  4. A 2020 Rock the River T-shirt

  5. Commemorative Rock the River laminate

  6. Dedicated concierge

To reserve a table contact Michelle Trimble at 306-975-8008 or mtrimble@sasktelcentre.com


INFORMATION

The bands selected for the 7th year of ROCK THE RIVER still love to perform, entertain and tour. They play the music you loved back then and still love today. Classic tunes from the likes of:

  • Harlequin
  • Aldo Nova
  • Dennis DeYoung (The Music of STYX)
  • The Spoons
  • The Cooper Brothers
  • Prism
  • The Orchestra (starring ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA former members)
  • Doug and the Slugs
  • Nazareth
  • Fabulous Thunderbirds
  • April Wine

LOCATION

DELTA BESSBOROUGH GARDENS

601 Spadina Crescent East

Festival Rules & Conditions

  • Festival runs rain or shine – Tickets are non-refundable
  • Professional cameras and recording devices are not allowed
  • The festival venue is a non-smoking venue, except in the assigned designated smoking area
  • No outside food & beverage allowed, onsite concessions and bars are available
  • No public nudity or lewd conduct will be tolerated, if in violation you will removed from the festival site
  • No pets allowed
  • Children are allowed but must have an admission ticket
  • Lawn chairs are allowed, bring your own seating as seating is not provided or available for rent.
  • No weapons and fireworks allowed
  • Rock the River reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone at our discretion
  • All patrons are subject to being searched as a condition of entry.

SPONSORS



PHOTO GALLERY

CONTACT

For ticket information:

Festival Inquiries:
(306) 975-3175 or sford@sasktelcentre.com

Box Office:
(306) 938-7800 or 1-800-970-SEAT (7328)

For Sponsorship:
Cheri Hamilton
(t): 306-975-8157

For Media Inquires
Scott Ford
(t): 306-975-3175