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rcp ttu2When the news broke last week that Roxodus Music Festival was cancelled, London, Ontario rock band, Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold were heartbroken. Not only did this mean they would be missing out on the opportunity to share the stage with legends, they also had cancelled two other gigs to take part and had been spending the last month and a half prepping a session player to join them for the star-studded event. Further, unlike the headlining bands, they were not paid a guarantee upfront and so the pre-show expenses they incurred were entirely out of pocket.

Though Roxodus was set to be the highlight of their summer, Perry remained undeterred and refused to let the cancellation ruin their tour plans. While it was a long shot with most festival lineups already solidified months prior, upon hearing the news, Perry ambitiously reached out to 20+ events in both Canada and the US in a bold move to keep her band on stage. Thanks to the City of Owen Sound, Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold will be rocking Harbourfest this Saturday July 13th.

Formed in 2016, Perry’s band has already racked up several accolades: from being hand-picked to perform at the final Vans Warped Tour to opening for SmashMouth and playing at Hollywood’s legendary Whisky a Go Go. They’re excited to be making their “Scenic City” debut this weekend, with special guest Carmen North on bass and backing vocals.

Noting that the cancellation of Roxodus has detrimentally affected attendees and vendors from far more than just a financial stance, the band will be dedicating their Harbourfest performance to all would-be Roxodus goers.

In Perry’s words, "Live music is such a powerful and important way to connect with people. We are hopeful that the unfortunate actions of one company will not cause people to lose sight of that.

"Believe me - we can relate: as an up and coming band, we’ve played a lot of amazing gigs and also a lot of not-so-great gigs, but that hasn’t stopped us from getting up on stage and sharing the love of music with others.

"We feel very blessed to have had this new opportunity present itself and look forward to making new friends and music fans in Owen Sound this weekend. Rock music will prevail!"

The band will be taking the Harbourfest stage this Saturday July 13th at 2:00 pm. The event is free and all ages are welcome to attend. The mainstage is located at the East Inner Harbour Wall (beside the restaurant called Mudtown Station Brewery, 1198 1st Ave East Owen Sound ON N4K 0B3) 


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