Windsor All-Star Band The S’Aints to Carry out Free Labor Day Live performance

Windsor all-star band, The S’Aints – powered by LiUNA!625 – are ready to rock the SUNSET Amphitheater at Seacliff Park in Leamington on Saturday, September 3, 2022. Produced by The Bank Theater in partnership with the Municipality of Leamington, the concert kicks off with special guest Peter Raffoul at 7:30 pm.

Slated to become an annual Labor Day weekend event in celebration of hard-working laborers across all industries, The S’Aints will hit the stage at 8:30 pm. Featuring founding members Jody Raffoul and Tea Party drummer Jeff Burrows, joined by local favorites and world-renowned talents: Wes Buckley, Kelly “Mr. Chill” Hoppe, David Cyrenne, Kelly Authier, Marty Bak, and The Twisted Sisters aka Liz Robinson and Stephanie Baker, this super-group will have concert-goers dancing and rocking out.

“St. Clair College is pleased to expand The S’Aints – “Sleighing Hunger” campaign to include a summer concert. Many people in our community continue to experience financial difficulties with the current inflationary challenges. Although we are busy working towards our annual Christmas event, it is important we respond to the current urgent needs, and there’s no better setting on Labor Day weekend than Leamington’s SUNSET Amphitheater in Seacliff Park.” Ron Sequin, Vice President, International Relations, Campus Development & Student Services.

Known for their philanthropic concerts during the holiday season at Caesars Windsor, The S’Aints founders Jeff Burrows and Jody Raffoul teamed up once again to benefit the Windsor-Essex community and to also attract concert-goers throughout the southwestern Ontario region to what could become an annual music fest featuring a diverse list of artists.

“What a great way to celebrate the contributions of hardworking people in our community with some of the best musical talent in the region!” said Leamington Mayor Hilda MacDonald. “We are thrilled to host these artists at our Amphitheater and look forward to this becoming an annual celebration.”

“We’re excited to be involved in a partnership with these great organizations and in this fantastic celebration,” added John Moran President of The Bank Theatre.

Opening the show at 7:30pm is local favorite Peter Raffoul. Now based in Nashville, Peter has a singer/songwriter style approach to alternative music. Originally from Leamington, Peter makes songs that often touch on vulnerability and imperfection, trying to let listeners know that it’s alright if you’re not alright.

Don’t miss this all-ages, free, un-ticketed outdoor event. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and set up on the lawn for the show. If the weather becomes inclement, the concert will be held on Sunday, September 4.

“LiUNA!625 is proud to join our community partners in this special event celebrating laborers from all walks of life,” emphasized Rob Petroni, Business Manager. “We are especially grateful to Jeff and Jody for their inspiration and ongoing commitment to our community. With over 2,100 Members, plus their families, in WindsorEssex and Chatham-Kent, LiUNA! will have a significant turnout ready to rock with our very own world-renowned artists.”

Refreshments will be available at the Kinsmen Kanteen. LTGO on-demand transit hours have been extended to 11pm for The S’Aints concert.

A full listing of entertainment and details can be found at: www.leamington.ca/events

Photo: Gene Schilling

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