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The Stanfields Present: The Blacktop Ball 2016
Fri, Sep 2, 2016, 2:00 PM – Mon, Sep 5, 2016, 11:00 AM ADT
The Stanfields cordially invite you to Ponds, NS for our second annual Blacktop Ball!
September 2-5, 2016.
Three days and nights of sandy beaches, camping, tomfoolery and of course, MUSIC. Lots of music!
This year, we are bringing along a pile of special guests. You are gonna love 'em all.
Friday night September 2nd is a hang out night. Come, get set up for the weekend and share some drinks and laughs with us. Maybe we will play washer toss. Maybe there will be a jam ;-)
Saturday night September 3rd is Rock and Roll night with our friends - Show starts at 7pm
The Stanfields (rock show) - thestanfields.ca (12:00am)
The Town Heroes - thetownheroes.com (10:45pm)
Like A Motorcycle - likeamotorcycle.com (9:45pm)
Floodland - floodlandband.com (8:50pm)
Old Blood - oldblood.ca (7:55pm)
Loose Cannons (7:00pm)
Sunday night September 4th is good ol' fashioned Folk and Country with our buds - Show starts at 7pm
The Stanfields (acoustic show) - thestanfields.ca (10:15pm)
Pistol Packin' Papas (12:00am)
The Divorcees - thedivorceesband.com (9:00pm)
EB Anderson & The Resolutes - ebaresolutes.com (8:00pm)
The Mike Bochoff Band - themikebochoffband.com (7:00pm)
Always remember the motto of The Blacktop Ball;
If you wouldn’t hug 'em, don't bring 'em!
Blacktop Cafe- Fresh COFFEE and delicious breakfast and snack items. Make sure you dig out your toonies and loonies!
*FOOD TRUCK*- Food Wolf will be on site both Saturday and Sunday to help cure your hangover and take care of your late night food needs!
BYOB 19+ RAIN OR SHINE
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Take your government-issued ID. It's 19+
How many shows are the Stans playing?
Two! One on Saturday night, and the other on Sunday. We are going to try and play every song we have ever written. The Town Heroes, Like A Motorcycle and Floodland on Saturday night. The Divorcees, EB Anderson & The Resolutes and The Mike Bochoff Band on Sunday.
Is there somewhere nearby to buy booze/chips/fly dope/get cash etc?
YEP. The LBR Gas Bar, 2 km up the road at 3138 Shore Rd. Verifiably the coldest beer store in Nova Scotia. Not even joking. Don’t buy glass bottles of beer and bring plastic cups for your mixed drinks. There is also an ATM in the LBR.
Will there be concessions/ATM on site (food service, water, merch etc)?
We are working on something special at the moment. Bring some cash because we are aiming to serve up some grilled delights over the course of the weekend! Yep, there will be vegan options :-)
I'm not much for camping, but I still want to come see a show or two. Are there hotels in the area?
Best to check for accomodations in the nearby towns of New Glasgow (29 mins drive from the site) or Antigonish (32 mins drive from the site). Unfortunately, we don't have any preferred rates set up.
Anywhere I can see some pictures from last year?
You know what? Everyone had so much fun last year that we forgot to take any video or pictures of amazing quality or without content that you would consider “in good taste”. You are just going to have to trust us when we say the site is gorgeous, and that it’s going be the best weekend you will have all summer.
Can I bring my 47-foot Brontosaurus-mobile Deluxe RV?
YES. Bonus points if you invite us in for a drink or 7.
Can I bring an hibachi or BBQ?
Hell yeah. Save us a burg. In case you don't want worry about packing food and a BBQ, we have our Blacktop Cafe and FOOD WOLF to take care of you!
Can I have a campfire?
Sorry, no can do. That said, you should bring some warm clothes just in case. Nova Scotia’s weather is unpredictable.
What are my parking options?
There is lots of parking.
Will there be security?
We will have security roving the site between the hours of 6pm and 3am each performance night (Sat and Sun). Our security crew are totally professional, CPR trained and friendly as all get out.
Also, our friends in the RCMP will be checking for drunk drivers with a vengeance, so don’t be a prick and think you can drink and drive.
I’ll definitely want to go swimming. Will there be a lifeguard at the beach?
Sorry, you are on your own there.
What CAN’T I bring to the Blacktop Ball?
Any of your kids who are minors (19+ right?)
Beverages in glass bottles.
Your ATV (of any kind)
Firearms (not that anyone would be DUMB enough to do that!)
A bad attitude
What CAN I bring to the Blacktop Ball?
Your musical instrument of choice
Any outdoor game that doesn’t involve sharp points or explosions
Will you be selling merch?
Is there anywhere onsite that I CAN’T go?
Any of the buildings onsite (Cottages, mobile homes, barns etc)
The Sound guy's area (Leave him alone. He doesn't need your advice ;-)
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Can my band play the Blacktop Ball? We are really good….
No doubt you are awesome, but we are all filled up for this year.
Can I buy tickets at the gate?
Believe me, these tickets will move FAST. Better to spring for them now while you are here (and a click or two away)! IF there are any left by that point, then yeah. Cash and credit card only, no debit.
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