Thunder Bay will experience its first concert event since the COVID-19 pandemic hit back in March of this year. A special screening of Canadian rock band, July Talk’s Live at the Drive-In will play on the big screen on Friday, September 25th at the Intercity parking lot. Presented in collaboration with Interstellar Outdoor Cinema, The Walleye Magazine and Wake the Giant, the event will feature the outdoor show that was recorded earlier this month. A portion of the proceeds raised will support Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School (DFC) in its efforts to provide education to students in Northern communities during the pandemic.
DFC supports students from 23 remote First Nation communities. Due to a lack of government funding and resources, the high school is currently unable to safely open its doors this September, leaving faculty with the task of connecting with the Indigenous youth online. The COVID-19 pandemic has also forced the postponement of many events including the highly anticipated second installment of the Wake the Giant Music Festival that was originally slated for this fall.
“We are stoked to have July Talk back in Thunder Bay on the big screen. The band was one of the headliners at last year’s inaugural Wake the Giant Music Festival and played a huge role in seeing the event become a reality;” says Wake the Giant Organizer, Greg Chomut. “The drive-in event brings the community together safely, and will support Indigenous youth in the north through music and connections.”
For concert ticket purchases and donations, please see below.
Concessions proudly provided by Fox on the Run, menu available below. Arrive 1/2 hour early to grab your favourite snacks for the show. Concession stands located next to washrooms. Please exercise social distancing while in food lines and at the concession booth.