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AUG 14, 15 & 16, 2020


Rock the River - Cancelled

For Immediate Release
May 20, 2020


SASKATOON, SK – SaskTel Centre announces that A Taste of Saskatchewan – Saskatoon’s annual food and entertainment festival and Rock 102’s Rock the River, Saskatchewan’s Classic Rock Festival, are no longer taking place this year due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. SaskTel Centre has been closely monitoring this unprecedented situation and was hopeful that we could deliver these popular summer events in July and August.

“After careful consideration, and in following the latest guidance from provincial authorities, we are sad to announce that SaskTel Centre’s two summer marquee events will not take place in 2020,” said Scott Ford, SaskTel Centre’s Executive Director. “Given the guidelines set out by the provincial government regarding mass gatherings, we are unable to proceed with these events. The health and wellbeing of our festival fans, artists, restaurant vendors, partners and staff is our top priority.”

A Taste of Saskatchewan was scheduled to take place in Kiwanis Memorial Park July 14 to 19, 2020 and would have been the 25th anniversary of the festival. A Taste of Saskatchewan is one of Saskatoon’s and Saskatchewan’s largest annual attended festivals, attracting over 100,000 visitors each year.

Rock the River, Saskatchewan’s Classic Rock Festival, was scheduled for August 14 to 16 and was already over 80% sold out and on pace to be the 7th consecutive sellout year. SaskTel Centre is currently working with our 2020 festival line-up artists by extending invitations to perform at Rock the River on August 20, 21, & 22, 2021. Fans who have purchased either single day tickets or three-day event packages for the 2020 event will have their tickets honoured for Rock the River 2021. Ticket purchasers are advised to hold onto their 2020 tickets. However, SaskTel Centre will provide refunds upon request, for the next 30 days, for fans who have purchased tickets through either Ticketmaster or the SaskTel Centre Box Office. Within the next 24-48 hours, all ticket purchasers will receive an email with further instructions.

SaskTel Centre extends sincere thanks for your understanding and patience at this very difficult time. We are grateful for your continued support and look forward to seeing you all in 2021.

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Scott Ford
Executive Director, SaskTel Centre

We had so much fun last year we are going to ROCK THE RIVER again in 2020!

Today, SaskTel Centre along with Rock 102 and the Delta Bessborough Hotel are pleased to announce the return of ROCK THE RIVER - Saskatchewan’s Classic Rock Festival.

This 3 day outdoor event will be held on AUG 14, 15 & 16, 2020 in Saskatoon’s iconic Delta Bessborough Hotel Gardens features an outstanding line-up of Classic Rock bands that will perform their arsenal of hit songs which music fans have grown to love. The ROCK 102’s ROCK THE RIVER Festival is part of the hugely popular ROCK 102’s Show & Shine weekend. Saskatoon will be the place to be on AUG 14, 15 & 16, 2020!

We are excited to have an amazing roster of Classic Rock Bands for the 2020 presentation of ROCK 102’s ROCK THE RIVER Festival. The bands selected for the fifth addition of ROCK THE RIVER still love to perform, entertain and tour. They play the music you loved back then and still love today.

The 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 ROCK THE RIVER festivals Sold Out so get your tickets early!

Classic tunes from the likes of:

FRIDAY Aug. 14, 2020

Aldo Nova
FRIDAY Aug. 14, 2020

Dennis DeYoung (The Music of STYX)
FRIDAY Aug. 14, 2020

The Spoons
SATURDAY Aug. 15, 2020

The Cooper Brothers
SATURDAY Aug. 15, 2020

SATURDAY Aug. 15, 2020

The Orchestra (starring ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA former members)
SATURDAY Aug. 15, 2020

Doug & The Slugs
SUNDAY Aug. 16, 2020

SUNDAY Aug. 16, 2020

Fabulous Thunderbirds
SUNDAY Aug. 16, 2020

April Wine
SUNDAY Aug. 16, 2020


Ticket Prices:
August 14, 2020 @ 6:00pm


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