Set the Record as Sudbury Celebrates Music At The Big Nickel


Submitted by Cashbox Canada

The Big Nickel, one of Northern Ontario's most famous landmarks, is turning 50 this July. With the help of Dynamic Earth and Science North it is just one of the great outdoor events that is free to enjoy.  A big community party will be held at Dynamic Earth in celebration of the world’s largest coin turning fifty!  Participants will also have the chance to take part in a Guinness World Records attempt and help with the creation of a large-scale coin mosaic.  Work on the mosaic will take place over 4 days, beginning on Saturday, July 19th and ending on the Big Nickel Birthday July 22, 2014 when a Guinness World Records Adjudicator from New York will verify the record attempt. Join in on the party and help break a world record! There are wonderful summer festivals all throughout Ontario and this one in the Great North is sure to be one of the best.

Official Birthday Kick Off is from 1 – 3 pm and then the music goes all day.

Entertainment Lineup:
3 pm – 4 pm Shriners Club Hillbilly Ramblers
Chicks With PicksChicks With Picks4 pm-4:45 pm Chicks With Picks
Local Sudbury duo Melanie Morin and Nancy Palladino are the two driving forces behind Chicks With Picks. Formed in 2001, they have a set list that ranges from folk, classic rock, Top 40 and originals. Focusing on arrangements and harmonies, Chicks with Picks are a popular acoustic act and play many local venues and events.

Mike TrudellMike Trudell5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Mike Trudell
Born in Elliott Lake, and now a resident of Sudbury, Mike Trudell is a Northern Star with A Southern Shine! Currently getting radio attention and airplay across Canada with his new single ‘Do Ya Wanna’ from his self-titled CD, Mike is sure to be a great act to catch if you want to see a new up and rising country star.

6:30 pm – 7:15 pm The Giselles

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Larry Berrio
Larry Berrio, a Sudbury native, has proudly supported his roots over the years being a independent Country Artist. He has opened for Brooks and Dunn twice including a sell-out crowd at the Sudbury Arena. Larry BerrioLarry BerrioHe has shared the stage with Tim McGraw, Terri Clark, Johnny Reid, performed for many mining events across Ontario and Quebec. His new single "No Guts No Glory" has climbed the charts and is backed up with a music video that was completely filmed in Sudbury by a full Sudbury crew. Larry still considers his theme song Rock Town, as it was fully written about Sudbury. A true supporter of not just Canadian music but his own hometown.

9:00 pm – 9:45 pm Fred Eaglesmith
Fred Eaglesmith is a veteran of the music industry and at the same time is about as far away from actually participating in today's music industry as one could be. Fred EaglesmithFred EaglesmithNever operating within anyone's boundaries, he continues to set the standard for independent artists everywhere. While blazing his own often colourful path, he has avoided most of the traps and pitfalls of his peers, his career reads like a manual on how to succeed in music today without trying to fit into the traditional business models.

9:45 pm Fireworks Display Dream Catcher Fireworks.
LOCATION: 122 Big Nickel Road
Sudbury, Ontario
(705) 522-3701 or 1-800-461-4898

This event is FREE for all ages! Bring your lawn chairs and spend the day.

PARKING: IMPORTANT NOTE - There will be extremely limited parking available at the Big Nickel. Those with Dynamic Duo Passports valid for July 22, 2014 and accessible parking permit holders will have priority access.

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