Trackside Music Festival treats audience to sweet line up, tunes and long weekend
Credit: MELISSA NOVACASKA
Large crowds gathered at the Western Fair District to see a number of country music acts, including Kip Moore (above), perform at the Trackside Music Festival.
With the festival in its second year, the Western Fair District was the place to be over the July long weekend with a wide range of North American acts both big and small giving the audience everything they had.
On top of playing their set, some artists stuck around to meet and greet fans as well as watch other artists perform.
Along with the main stage, a smaller stage was set up off to the side which allowed for homegrown talent and artists from nearby towns to shine in between sets of the bigger named acts.
Though the weather slowed down the event on the first day for about an hour, the show went on after a quick break. The weather was much more co-operative on the second day, with the sun back out shining bright for a majority of the day.
Even with the heat and rain, the crowds came in full force to hear great live music, eat, drink and celebrate great talent and Canada's 150th birthday.
Day one's main stage included performances from Aaron Pritchett, London's own Genevieve Fisher, Lindsay Ell, Canaan Smith and Dallas Smith leading up to that night's headliner Thomas Rhett.
Day two's main stage began with brother and sister duo The Reklaws, followed by River Town Saints, the James Barker Band, Meghan Patrick, Brett Kissel, Brothers Osborne and headliner Kip Moore.
The side stage included Runaway Angel, Buck Twenty, Aaron Allen & The Small City Saints, Ryabn Creelman, Justine Chantale, Jordy Jackson Band, Karen Emeny, Karli June and Melissa Megan.
With each act performing a number songs, including their hits, new material and some cover songs, the crowds sang and danced right alongside them.
The venue included food trucks, a mini patio deck restaurant, plenty of cold drinks and a fun zone of games.
Overall, the festival was a success and fans can now look forward to clearing their schedules for next year's event.