Fans attending tonight's John Mellencamp show at the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre (June 19), are encouraged to arrive earlier than usual as Global Spectrum, operators of the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre, and RockStar Weekly are hosting a free, open-to-the-public “Party on the Plaza” beginning at 4:30 p.m with Vancouver rock band The Stone Pines.
“With the success of last year’s pre-show parties for KISS and Maroon 5/Train, we couldn’t be more excited to bring this event back.” said Global Spectrum’s Jason Blumenfeld, General Manager of the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre. “We hope fans will come down early and help us kick off the summer series as we welcome John Mellencamp to the AESC.”
Pre-show events are free to attend, and will be held outside the main doors of the venue on University Way starting two hours prior to doors. The block parties will feature food and beverage, beer garden, entertainment and the new RockStar Weekly Showcase Stage! RockStar Weekly, one of Canada’s premier music and entertainment websites, will bring some of Western Canada’s top entertainment to the RockStar Weekly Showcase Stage in a new partnership with the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre.
“There is no better way to kick off the stage than with a showcase at John Mellencamp’s show with The Stone Pines,” said Dan Savoie, RockStar Weekly’s Publisher. "We look forward to highlighting a lot of great Canadian talent this summer."
Other scheduled pre-show parties include:
Aug 25 (6:00 p.m.) – BC Angels vs. Regina Rampage
Sep 28 (5:30 p.m.) – John Fogerty
Sep 29 (6:00 p.m.) – BC Angels vs. Toronto Triumph
Fans are advised to follow the AESC on Facebook and Twitter (@AESCEvents) or the venue website www.abbotsfordcentre.ca to get the latest information and updates about the summer series.