2014 Events: Click here for event maps.
2014 brings the third annual Rock`n August Fathersday Soap Box Derby. It will be held on the St. Vital Avenue Hill. Click here for more info.
Five days of activities begin early Tuesday morning at the St. Albert Inn when City TV kicks off Rock'n August with the Breakfast Television. Many of the classics that will be competing in Saturday's Show 'n Shine competition will be at this event. Each evening until Friday Night's Cruise and Street Dance different locations in St. Albert host an evening of classic car shows, community barbecues and musical entertainment. Friday night, the streets of St. Albert are packed with thousands of eager spectators viewing the 400 plus classic cars as they parade past City Hall. The party continues as the stage is filled with some of the best musical entertainment of the year. St. Albert’s Sturgeon River valley is home to the much anticipated Show 'n Shine that starts early on Saturday morning. The cars are parked and polished one more time awaiting the decision on who will walk away with the 2014 trophies and bragging rights to "Best in Show". Between 15,000 and 18,000 people attend the Show 'n Shine that has something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Tuesday Morning August 5th, 7-9AM: The St. Albert Inn & Suites and staff have supported Rock'n August with a free Pancake breakfast since 1998 to kick off our week long fundraiser in support of Diabetes Research. City TV has also teamed up with Rock'n August to bring their breakfast show to the St. Albert Inn. The show broadcasts live and gives everyone a taste of the fun to come during this week of events.
Tuesday Noon August 5th, 11:30AM-2:30PM: The Remax Team St. Albert will be hosting a barbeque to support Rock N' August and the Alberta Diabetes Foundation in their parking lot at 12 Hebert Road St. Albert. Come out to enjoy good food good people and view the cars of the past and future that make this week so special.
Tuesday Evening August 5th, 6-10PM: Tuesday night brings fun and excitement to the parking lot of the Apex Casino. The Casino has become the favorite spot for the cars to gather every Tuesday night from the beginning of July until the end of august. Rock N August week brings out over 600 vintage cars to St. Albert and Tuesday night at the Casino always is a great time with fun prizes and music of the fifties and sixties.
The Apex Casino is our presenting sponsor for this year's event. Make sure you mark your calendars for Tuesday August 5th.
For the very first time the Apex Casino Presents Rob Knight at their Classic Car Tuesday:
Rob Knight's ELVIS TRIBUTE is based out of Edmonton, Alberta and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Rob is a Pacific Northwest Champion Award Winning International Elvis Tribute Artist. Rob's performance provides an opportunity to travel back in time to enjoy the music from Elvis' career. Rob most enjoys singing the songs of the powerful 1968 Comeback TV Special and the unforgettable Aloha and Las Vegas Concerts. Rob also performs a memorable Gospel Tribute performing the wonderful gospel music that Elvis cherished so much.
There will never be another ELVIS but as an Elvis Tribute Artist Rob is honored to pay tribute to the most significant entertainer of all time, the King of Rock & Roll, ELVIS PRESLEY.
Wednesday Morning August 6th at Dignity Memorial, 7-9 AM: Pancake Breakfast in the Parking Lot.
Wednesday Evening August 6th, 6-9PM: Come one come all to the Gateway Village Plaza for the best Car Roadeo this side of Texas. This event is sponsored by your A&W and Tim Horton's restaurants. A rally course is setup in the parking lot of the Plaza to test the driver’s skills and accuracy in a series of drills. This event encourages anyone to compete for prizes and the bragging rights of the night.
Thursday Morning August 7th, 7-9AM: New to this year Ricky’s St. Albert will be hosting Rock’n August for a Pancake Breakfast.
Thursday Evening August 7th, 6-9PM: Todd and Liz have been a sponsor of Rock'n August since year one. They turn their Fountain Tire store on St. Albert Trail into a mini show and shine for this evening. They also use this evening to thank their customers for their business throughout the year and showcase their state of the art facility. Anyone that has participated in this event in the past knows this evening is packed with fun and entertainment for all ages.
Thursday August 7th 10PM-12AM-Gates Open At 8:00PM: "Night at the Drive-In" A returning family event thanks to the sponsorships of Servus Credit Union Place and Servus Credit Union. They have teamed up to host the third annual Rock'n August "Night at the Drive-In". We’re bringing in a huge blow up screen over 3 stories high with radio broadcast sound and will be set up at the Servus Place west parking lot for a drive-in. The Feature Presentation this year is The Cannonball Run. A donation to ADF of $20.00 per car is your ticket in to what promises to be a huge addition to RNA. Hotdogs, popcorn and pop will be available. To ensure a whole new generation will be able to experience the drive-in as it used to be.
Friday Afternoon August 8th, 12-6PM: Friday starts out with a registration booth at The Apex Casino. All car owners have an opportunity to register their car for the Friday Night Cruise & the Saturday show and shine.
Friday Afternoon August 8th, 12-6:30PM: Once registered for the Friday Night Cruise you can stage at our starting point in the South Parking lot of the Apex Casino. The Apex Casino is a presenting sponsor of Rock'n August and supplies a large portion of their parking lot to stage the Friday night cruise to downtown St. Albert where up to 15,000 St. Albert and area residents view the street dance of the fifties and sixties style entertainment. As our event has become larger over the years we have started to ask that any cars looking to participate in the cruise, please register beforehand so that we know how many cars we need to accommodate at the end of the cruise. Please note that due to parking restraints, in order to park downtown for the street dance, YOU MUST BE PART OF THE CRUISE, there will be no parking at the Street Dance available before the cruise arrives.
Friday Evening August 8th, 8-11PM: The Friday night street dance in downtown St. Albert is sponsored by The St. Albert Chamber of Commerce & Standard General. Free park & ride has been sponsored by the City of St. Albert - Park & Ride Map.
Headlining are the The Tsunami Brothers - a four-piece surf band that play only instrumental surf music from the 1960s. The Shadows, Dick Dale, The Astronauts, The Safaris and of course The Ventures are just some of the artists The Tsunami Brothers like to play.
The Tsunami Brothers (all veterans of the Edmonton music scene) formed in 2011 because each member had a love of and an admiration for authentic surf music. They now have an active repertoire of 50 classic tunes from the great age of surf music. All are performed as they were recorded, in other words, The Tsunami Brothers do not “jam out” any tune. The Tsunami Brothers wear black suits, white shirts and black ties every performance and of course do the 60s surf band ³steps² as they play.
The Tsunami Brothers have played for these Edmonton events:
The City Of Edmonton Swimming Pool Summer Openings, The Taste Of Edmonton Festival in Sir Winston Churchill Square, The Deep Freeze Festival 2012 and The Kaleido Festival 2012. Each performance was an outstanding success!
Here are some audience comments from the Edmonton Deep Freeze Festival (as written by audience members) "Fantastic show!"....."Fantastic sound!"....."Come back to Alberta Ave. We love you!"....."Great grooving"....."Blood, Fire, Surf!.....
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The opening band is Edmonton's own all-star band The Fortrelles; soul stirring soul revival! Fresh treatments of 1960's girl group classics that you know and love. Think The Sonics meet The Supremes, with a little spit and polish (and hairspray), you get these shimmy shakin' sirens of garage, rock and soul.First formed in 2009, Andrea Rankin, Cayley Thomas and Emily Rault had a hankerin' for a sound that they weren't hearing around town. Forming together in Cayley's basement, they started to choreograph their hip shaking, side stepping dance moves. Inﬂuenced by bands like The Supremes, Martha and The Vandellas, The Ronettes, The Shirelles, The Crystals and The Shangri-las, These ladies wanted to wow a crowd with a band fronted by 3 beautiful girls. Bringing in the garage, soul, punk and R&B background Emily grew up with, and the technical musical theater side of Cayley and Andrea, the Fortrelles were born.
The bands sound ﬁnally came together in 2012 when they were joined by Curtis Ross, Patrick Michalak, Peter Hendrickson and lastly Patrick Hughes in 2013. This lineup now features members from hit bands all around Edmonton and across Canada. With choreographed dances, the ladies in classic outﬁts, and the men in dapper suits of the same ilk, this band always brings the crowd to their feet
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Saturday August 9th, 10AM-3PM: In the setting of the Sturgeon river valley, the Show and Shine has become one of the major events of Western Canada. This event had been sponsored by our friends at Napa Auto Parts. Without the full cooperation of the city of St. Albert and its staff this event would not happen. Over the last number of years Rock'n August has partnered with many service groups and sponsors to make our event a successful car show and a major fundraiser for the Alberta Diabetes Foundation. Classic 50 & 60 music will be Rock N through out the day to set the atmosphere.
The name pretty much says it all. Hits from the K-Tel era, You bought all your favorite tunes on different albums back in the day. The K-Tels Combine great music with some fun music trivia. Just a couple of guys that love the oldies, but goodies. Rick Shermack on guitar and vocals, Brad Pettigrew on Guitar and vocals. With full backing tracks all done in the studio.Formed in November 2011, The K-Tels have opened for Harlequin, Jay and The Americans, Alan Frew/Glass Tiger, and Chilliwack.
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Saturday August 9th, 9:00pm-Midnight: The Apex Casino Presents ... Robin Kelly Weekend with Elvis.
Friday August 15th, 7:00pm-Midnight: Kim Mitchell, Kenny Shields and Streetheart, and Prism will be performing Friday, August 15th, 2014 at the Go Auto Arena at Servus Credit Union Place for the Rock’n August music
festival in St. Albert, Alberta.