Entertainment Line-Up

Performers - 2022

July 8 11:00 AM

Opening Ceremonies

Official opening of event

O Canada by Sisters of Choice


July 8 11:05 AM

John Tiernay & Musical Friends

Music or Specialty - Country, pop, 50s, 60s, classic rock,

Doug Springstead, (mandolin/bass), Gary Muxlow (guitar), Corey Whiting (bass), and John Tiernay (guitar).
These long time friends have been jamming together for years and have put together an eclectic mix of tunes from across the decades.
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Email: borderline004@bell.net
Phone: 519-331-7611


July 8 1:00 PM

Sisters of Choice

Sisters of Choice

Music or Specialty - Vintage songs of the 50s to 70s

These three local ladies; Carol Graham, Linda Nap & Sandra Johnson, produce tight a cappella harmonies similar to the Andrew's Sisters.
They have recently added accompaniment, recorded by Linda Nap, to some of their songs. Their repertoire includes; Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Sentimental Journey, That'll Be the Day, and Shop Around, just to name a few. The clever costume changes and choreographed dance moves make them a must-see during Art in the Park Petrolia or any event. Check out their busy schedule on their facebook page.
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Email: carolgraham@bell.net
Phone: 519-466-7276


July 8 3:00 PM

The Persuaders

Music or Specialty - Country & Soft Rock

Penny Kearney & Doug Stinchcombe are both local musicians with lots of talent. Penny has performed with us before and is also an Art in the Park volunteer.
Doug has performed previously with his group, The Persuaders.
Get ready to tap your toes when this duo takes to the stage.


July 8 4:00 PM

Elite Star Dance Academy

Elite Star Dance Academy

Music or Specialty - Dancing

Dancers from Elite Star Dance Academy Petrolia will be performing dances from their recent Dance Recital 'A Wish Come True'. This will include Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, musical theatre.
At Elite Star we offer a wide range of Challenging and most of all rewarding classes for children and adults of the highest standard to suit every skill level.
Over the summer we will be offering Summer Dance Camps and Summer Classes. Regular classes will resume in September.
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Email: elitestardanceacademy@gmail.com
Phone: 519 383 5537


July 8 5:00 PM

The Southlanders

The Southlanders

Music or Specialty - Country and soft rock

Dave Braswell & Colton McLauchlin - The Southlanders play a wide variety of country music from the classics to todays top hits.
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July 8 6:00 PM

Demi Krall

Demi Krall

Music or Specialty - Soft Rock, Country, Original songs

Demi Krall is a singer/songwriter from Petrolia, Ontario. She is currently studying Music Business at Berklee College of Music. You can often find her on weekends playing at local bars and restaurants.
Music has been a major part of Demi's life since a young age; always putting on concerts for her family and playing for "sold out shows" with her hockey stick as a make-shift guitar. From an early age, Demi always wanted to play the guitar. When she was 12 years old, there was a guitar waiting for her under the Christmas Tree... she has been playing ever since! After a few years of playing guitar, she started to sing and write her own lyrics and eventually caught the performing bug.
Demi is currently working on her first EP. It will consist of all of her own original music and lyrics. She hopes to have the EP finished by July 2020.
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Email: demikrallmusic@gmail.com


July 9 09:00 AM

The Studio

The Studio

Music or Specialty - Zumba fitness

Join in with this fun and fast way to get fit. Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party. You don't need to know how to dance; instructor Brian Slaughter will guide you through each move.
Come out to participate or to watch. You'll find that you will soon be moving to the music and having a great time while getting in shape.
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Email: thezumbaguy@hotmail.com
Phone: 519-330-7469

July 9 09:30 AM

Ram Grill Band

Ram Grill Band

Music or Specialty - Dixieland music

This band has been playing together for a couple of years. They performing main for their own enjoyment as well as at retirement and nursing homes.

The style of music they perform was developed in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century and later in the Chicago Jazz style. Many pieces were made popular by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band and the Dukes of Dixieland.

Band members are: Jamie Forsythe (Tuba); Pat Malito (Tenor Sax); Dave Orr (Trombone); Andy Hardman (Drums); Pete Sambell (Trumpet): and Dawn Lomax (Clarinet).
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July 9 11:00 AM

Henry Heesakkers

Henry Heesakkers

Music or Specialty - Jazz, Classic, R&B

Henry Heesakkers - Guitar and vocals. Mike Murphy - Saxaphone. Garry Morritt - Bass Guitar. Mike Blackmore - Percussion.

July 9 12 PM

Steve Carapiet

Steve Carapiet

Music or Specialty - Variety of modern and old time favourites

Steve loves to entertain. His principal instrument is the piano, and he enjoys singing, teaching, conducting, acting and listening to a wide variety of styles.
He entertains professionally for social and private functions in Southwestern Ontario.
Email: steve.carapiet@hotmail.com

July 9 1:00 PM

Petrolia Sings! Youth Contest - 10th Annual

Petrolia Sings! Youth Contest - 10th Annual

Music or Specialty - Contact is: Dianne Moore

Petrolia Sings! Youth Contest has three divisions:
Group A ages 5 to 9
Group B ages 10 to 14
Group C ages 15 to 19

All contestants receive a gift. Awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners. This contest is for amateur performers only; no professionals. No lip sync. No duplicate songs; first entrant in receives their first choice song.

Contest forms are also available at: The Cottage, Coffee Lodge, Petrolia Library, and Victoria Hall - Petrolia Town Office. Or on our website home page in the green column on the right side of the screen.
Phone: 519-333-8029

July 9 3:00 PM

Isy Aboagye

Music or Specialty - Popular Covers

July 9 3:30 PM

Ella Bigras

Music or Specialty - Popular Covers

Accompanied by Jaime on guitar, as well as drums and bass.

July 9 4:00 PM

The Mike Gallant Show

The Mike Gallant Show

Music or Specialty - Originals and Covers

Mike Gallant is a singer/songwriter originally from North Bay, ON, but now calls Petrolia home. His music has been featured on the CBC, Cool106.3, and others. Mike's music can be found on all streaming services under the monicker "the mike gallant show". As well you can check his new music video out on YouTube entitled "My Petrolia". Follow Mike on Instagram @themikegallantshow
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Email: themikegallantshow@gmail.com