MAIN STAGE Kick up your heels and prepare to be Lovelocked B L O C K P A R T Y

I t’s hard to say who’s more excited about this year’s Turtlefest Block Party concert. The country music lovers who will pack the streets to hear the likes of Genevieve Fisher and The Lovelocks , or the artists themselves—each of whom will undoubtedly gain hundreds of new fans before the night is over. “Turtlefest is a fantastic opportu- nity for Country 107.3 to give back,” says Carolyn Lamers, General Man-

ager of Tillsonburg Broadcasting Ltd. “Everything that happens on the stage that night is about thank- ing our listeners and thanking our community.” To say Country 107.3 has been on a roll lately is an understatement. Not only has the locally owned and operated radio station won back-to- back “Station of the Year” honours at the Country Music Association of

Ontario (CMAO) Awards, they’ve just picked up their third nomina- tion in as many years. “There aren’t many family-owned stations left in the radio business,” says Lamers. “So we’re a bit of an anomaly among our peers.” Even more unusual is how much of Lamers’ own personal time and money has gone into the Turtlefest concert over the years.


Mixing soaring vocals, sweet harmonies and sultry strings, female roots duo The Lovelocks were the winners of the 2014 Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) Discovery Series. Comprised of Ali Raney and Zoe Neuman , the Lovelocks have an infectiously high energy stage pres- ence and have been named one of the “Top 5 Alt-Country Bands to Watch” by BlogTO. Their sound has been creatively described as “The Dixie Chicks go Lumineering with Mumford & Sons.”


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