During concerts, a musician’s wild side emerges, such as when a guitarist destroys an amplifier or a singer eats a zebra. Observe untamed talent with this GrouponLive deal to the Open Sky Music Festival at the Heritage Amphitheatre in William Hawrelak Park. Gates open at 4 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Sunday and close at 10:30 p.m each day. Choose between the following festival dates:
- For $35, you get two general-admission tickets on Friday, June 8 (a $70 value).
- For $40, you get two general-admission tickets on Sunday, June 10 (an $80 value).<p>
In June, warm breezes blow off the river valley to blend with folksy rock and reggae beats harboured by the white sail of Heritage Amphitheatre’s canopy. It’s here that the third annual Open Sky Music Festival assembles more than 30 artists for three days of outdoor concert going.
On Friday, former Jurassic 5 MC Chali 2na shows how his rhymes have evolved and why he brands himself a 21st-century Renaissance man. As he professes in his bio, “I want to enlighten, but I ain’t trying to be a bumper sticker either.” Also taking the stage that day is Jon and Roy, a new-folk duo from Vancouver Island that has expanded into a four-piece band. Their album Another Noon traces back to their home––a rugged artistic community that draws surfers and wanderers like magnetized beach.
As part of Sunday’s lineup, Five Alarm Funk sonically slaps its audience with horns and percussion. Its latest album Rock the Sky carries the single “Wash Your Face,” a tune whose tonal atmosphere the band has forecasted to “evok[e] Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock fighting to the death.” Sunday’s stage also welcomes up-start band Hey Ocean as it delivers its eclectic pop sound playfully pierced by Ashleigh Ball’s whimsical flute.