The annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship is approaching quickly and the committee has some top-notch entertainment lined up for the festivities.
The entertainment will start off with a teen dance party next Wednesday (July 19) from 8 p.m. until midnight.
Admission is $5.
Then on Thursday evening (July 20), there will be a '50s dance under the big tent featuring the “Sensational Hot Rods” show band from Thunder Bay.
The dance will begin at 8:30 p.m., with admission being $10.
The International Early Iron Car Club is sponsoring the dance, which is being held in conjunction with the “Canadian Coasters” visit to Fort Frances next week as part of their coast-to-coast tour.
“We like to play car shows all over Canada,” said lead singer Steve Clark.
“Fort Frances is a cozy little community,” he noted, referring to his previous experience playing here.
“We love the waterfront," Clark added. "It's really nice to be able to play outside.”
The “Hot Rods” will play a variety of '50s music that evening.
“You name any of the '50s bands, we play them,” he enthused.
“We built the 'Hot Rods' around casinos and classic cars,” Clark explained.
“We love playing for the car people.”
Friday evening (July 21) will feature the annual “Quest for the Best” singing competition presented by the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce.
“Quest” tickets cost $15 each, which are available in advance at the Chamber office, From the Grind Up, and Northwoods Gallery & Gifts, as well as at the door.
Doors open at 7 p.m., with the first act taking the stage at 7:30.
Finally, Saturday night (July 22) will feature "That Sh!tty Cover Band' from Minneapolis, who are not unfamiliar with Fort Frances as they also played at the FFCBC last summer.
They will take to the stage at 9:30 p.m., with admission again being $10.