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The Trews take over Artpark

by jmaloni
Sat, Jul 2nd 2011 05:30 am

Canadian rockers headline "Coors Light Wednesdays" July 6

One of the only U.S. stops on their tour, The Trews roll into Artpark to perform at the free "Coors Light Wednesdays" series on July 6. A Canadian rock band from Nova Scotia, The Trews (www.thetrewsmusic.com) have been nominated for four Juno Awards. Brothers Colin and John-Angus McDonald formed the rock band in 1995 and slowly the other band members joined forces to form The Trews.

With the release of their first full-length album, "House of Ill Fame" in 2003, The Trews churned out hit after hit with singles such as "Every Inambition," "Not Ready to Go" and "Tired of Waiting." "Not Ready to Go" was the band's first No. 1 hit on Canadian radio and was the most played rock song in the country in 2004.

Guitarist John-Angus says of the band's latest release, "Hope and Ruin," "It was like our first record again." He calls it the band's most collaborative, exploratory and intuitive effort in years.

The Trews have scored 10 Top 10 singles on the Canadian charts and boast close to 800 live shows, including support slots for the Rolling Stones, Robert Plant, Guns N' Roses, Nickelback and KISS. In addition to the Juno nominations, The Trews were nominated for Best New Band by SPIN Magazine and Best New Band by Classic Rock Magazine in the UK.

Colors in the Air will open the show.

Artpark's "Coors Light Wednesdays" begin at 6:30 p.m. and include hands-on art workshops for children beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Artpark's Outdoor Amphitheater opens to the public at 4 p.m. on event nights, and can be accessed via the upper park's Portage Road entrance off Center Street or through South Fourth Street nearest the Mainstage Theater. Tailgating and carry-ins (food and beverages) are prohibited at all of Artpark's free concert events. On site parking is $10 for the lower lot (Fourth Street) and $8 for the upper lot (Portage Road).

Visit www.artpark.net for parking and traffic information.

Visit our Artpark Page for a complete rundown on the season and photos and videos of previous concerts.

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