2022 Kerrfest Schedule

"Grand Finale" Saturday September 10th, 2022

Time Performance
`12:30 pm Gates Open Market & Food Vendors
12:50 pm - 1:30 pm 3BestFriends
1:50 pm - 2:30 pm Classic Rock Live
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Mississippi Bends
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Teenage Head
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm The Accolades
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Bill Durst
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm The Box
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm 54.40

 54•40 have certainly left their mark on the Canadian cultural landscape. As of 2021 the band enters its 40th year of performing and recording. The band has an unbelievable catalog of hit songs. Led by chief songwriter Neil Osborne, 5440 have carved out a legacy of gold and platinum albums and an outstanding reputation for their live performances that carry through to this day. 40 years, thousands of performances. The secret to 54.40’s longevity is their ability to redefine and reinvent themselves. To experience 5440 in concert is to experience how their songs have touched and continue to touch people’s lives. From people who have followed the band from their humble beginnings in east Vancouver to new young fans that have discovered the truly original band that is 5440, a 5440 concert is an extraordinary affair that bridges the gaps between generations through a shared love of music. 54•40 is currently preparing for their 2022 release entitled Embassy Supreme which was recorded remotely during the Covid pandemic and celebrates the common history they share as band members.

The Box is a Canadian New Wave group from Montreal. Founded in 1981, they achieved commercial success in Canada, recording four charting albums and 10 charting singles between 1984 and 1990. The group broke up in 1992, but a new lineup of the band was founded in 2002. This iteration of the group has released two further albums.


Bill Durst, always an audience favourite, is a Canadian Blues- Rock- Roots guitarist, singer, songwriter, entertainer who has written and recorded over 125 songs on 12 albums with 7 national radio chart hits. Bill has opened for or shared the stage with Rush, Areosmith, BTO, Yardbirds, John Mayall, Savoy Brown, Bobby Rush, Little Feat, George Thorogood, Bad Company, Loverboy, Edgar Winter Group, Jeff Healey, Burton Cummings, Johnny Winter, Rick Derringer, Jack de Keyser, April Wine, L.A. Guns, David Wilcox, Bob Seger, Sly And The Family Stone and more. Mr. Durst has toured across North America and in Europe and tours extensively in Canada. Join Bill on his Release the Hounds Tour 2022!

The Accolades bring a fusion of Funk, Jazz, Rock, and Prog to the Scene. 

“The Accolades not only deliver funk-rock without any of the frequently repeated clichés, but also bring a reinvigorating breath to jazz fusion, removing much of the associated cheesiness while bringing a sense of modernity through a more overt rock influence.” – Canadian Beats

Teenage Head Canada’s longest running and super popular punk rock band from Hamilton Ontario. Often billed as Canada’s answer to the Ramones, Teenage Head were in truth just as much a new wave band as they were a punk rock outfit. They had a similar affection for pre-Beatles rock & roll, especially rockabilly, as well as a sense of trashy fun that made them a terrific party band when they were on stage. Don’t miss one of their few Ontario performances.


Mississippi Bends is Hamilton Based Alt Country/North Americana band fusing two talents of the Canadian Music Scene. Mary Simon is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter with several solo albums and International Television song placements to her name. Andrew Aldridge is regarded as a favorite guitarist by many Artists (in Canadian and International) – In past years, he’s been the guitarist of choice for the likes of Danny Michel, Sarah Slean, Melissa McClelland (Whitehorse) Albert Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult) and many more. Together they create a fantastic sound all their own.


“I had name Mississippi Bends kicking around for while” says Andrew… ” I’ve always liked it, but I didn’t realize until later that it fits what we’re doing musically. It’s not about the State of Mississippi or the Delta Blues Sound or something specifically Southern/Country. It’s about travelling throughout the country along the entire length of the Mississippi River and being witness to a true American, or rather North Americana sound – Everything from Swampy Delta Blues to Alt Country to Mid-Western Rock to Folk to Chicago Electric Blues and Experimentation to Classic Rock and Pop Sounds of the North. Willie Neslon to Ryan Adams, Tom Petty to Buddy Miller, Lucinda Williams to Neil Young, Sonic Youth to Dan Lanois. A true North American Experience.”

Classic Rock Live celebrates the incredible music of the 70s & 80s BD (before digital) and the artists that helped shape two remarkable decades in music history. Music had a certain quality or “feel” that really resonated with people. Those were the days of analogue recordings and when live concerts were just that – no pre-recorded music or lip-synching-just real live performances by charismatic musicians and serious vocalists.

3BestFriends We are Three Best Friends—all four of us—and are a new, exciting, and potent rock band. We offer a repertoire of rock and pop hits, pulled from the last forty years of old-school FM radio, professionally delivered and subtly reinvented. Hatched at the end of 2019, but with a schedule interrupted by the global pause button, we are a recent medley of experienced musicians built around veteran frontman and well-toured Toronto native Mark McDougall whose former credits include The Jets, Designer, Uexist, Legend, and Q107 Homegrown winners, and Earth Machine

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