Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Get Ready to Rock at Wild Wing Wasaga Beach

The John Marshall Band will have Wild Wing Wasaga Beach rockin’ this Friday Nov. 28 from 8 p.m. to midnight.

This group of guys has been playing top 40, classic rock and blues-rock for a long time.

“The John Marshall Band has been together for so long we remember when the Dead Sea was just sick,” John Marshall jokes.

The band features Steve Scott on bass and harmony vocals, Steve Chreptak on drums and Marshall on guitar and lead vocals.

“We have performed in so many places, but there are some special times, e.g. we used to back up many blues performers from Europe when they visited Toronto. The Steves are a wonderful rhythm section and very easy to play with,” Marshall adds.

Fans can expect to hear The John Marshall Band cover songs by the Rolling Stones, CCR, The Beatles, REM, Tom Petty, CCR and more.

Wild Wing Wasaga Beach is located at 321 Main Street in the Stonebridge Town Centre. Call 705-429-8400.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Amp up your special occasion at Wild Wing Wasaga Beach

Create great memories with a party at Wild Wing Wasaga Beach in the Stonebridge Town Centre. Mary Ann Watts has developed a series of packages for the young and young-at heart with various themes.

Wild Wyatt
The Buckaroo Package
Designed for children, the Buckaroo Package features a decorated reserved area, a private hostess, a visit from “Wild Wyatt” and a choice of chicken or hot dogs with fries. Choose from a variety of themes.

Each ‘cowboy’ and ‘cowgirl’ will get a treat: the birthday ‘cowboy’ or cowgirl’ will get a special surprise bag. Parties are 1.5 hours for 10 children. The package costs $150 (for each additional child, add $8).

Western Package
The two-hour Western Package features a decorated private room, a private hostess, games, a visit from ‘Wild Wyatt’, a large screen for a movie and chicken or hot dogs with fries. Each ‘cowboy’ and ‘cowgirl’ will get a treat: the birthday ‘cowboy’ or cowgirl’ will get a special surprise bag. Choose from various themes.

The Western Package costs $250 for 20 children— for each additional child, add $6.

 Let the staff do the work while you enjoy yourselves.

Wild West Package
For groups of 30 or more, consider the Wild West Package. It consists of a private room, a microphone and speakers, a large screen television, a private hostess, the theme of your choice, a visit from ‘Wild Wyatt’, a treat for each cowboy’ and ‘cowgirl’, special surprise bag for the birthday ‘cowboy’ or ‘cowgirl’.

This package features a buffet style menu: appetizers, choice of wings, side dips, veggie tray, french fries/onion rings, salads, and more. Prices vary: call 705-429-8400.

Wild Wing Wasaga Beach, which caters to all ages, has live entertainment, karaoke nights, movies nights and more. Sometimes Wild Wing has face painters and pony rides.

It’s a fun place to hold baby showers, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, team events, wedding receptions, surprise parties, seminars and other occasions.

Let the staff do the work while you enjoy yourselves.

Wild Wing Wasaga Beach is located at 321 Main Street in the Stonebridge Town Centre. Call 705-429-8400.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November events at Wild Wing

Mary Ann Watts of Wild Wing Wasaga Beach always has something going on. Now you can celebrate your birthday in Wild Wing’s private room for a celebration that sizzles. Packages are available for children and adults.
Nov. 1. 8, 22, 29 from 8 p.m. to midnight
Work your vocal cords: Karaoke with Hugo is a popular event at Wild Wing. Whether your musical hero is Shania Twain, Elvis, Celine Dion, Bon Jovi, you’re sure to have a rockin’ good time singing or cheering on those who dare to handle the microphone.

Ladies Night Nov. 14
On Friday Nov. 14 it’s going to get hotter at Wild Wing: Dress to impress at Ladies Night, which will feature a show and music by DJ Hugo. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15. Buyers of the first 40 tickets will receive a masquerade upon arrival. Dress to impress.

Saturday, Nov. 15

R G Peever returns to Wild Wing to perform blues and Latin music from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Wild Wing is located at 321 Main Street in Wasaga Beach in the Stonebridge Town Centre. Call 705-429-8400.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Remembrance Day

On Nov. 11, in honour of our war veterans, Wild Wing is hosting a complimentary lunch of chili and rolls for veterans from noon to 1:30. Wild Wing is also offering all day Canadian or Coors Light draft for only $6.00 for anyone who would like to honour our veterans.

Wild Wing is located at 321 Main Street in Wasaga Beach in the Stonebridge Town Centre. Call 705-429-8400.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Beach to Beach Contest

Travelworld Wasaga Beach and 97.7 The Beach are giving away an all inclusive trip to the fabulous Ocean Blue Sapphire Resort in Punta Cana. 
Lucky qualifiers will be joining us at Boston Pizza Wasaga Beach on Saturday Nov. 1, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Excited? Are you qualified yet? Listen to 97.7 The Beach for the sounder to win an invitation for the party. 

Wear your best beachwear and we'll see you there!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Let’s Groove: Wild Wing Wasaga Beach

No matter what the temperature is outside you can always count on Wild Wing Wasaga Beach in the Stonebridge Town Centre to heat things up with DJ karaoke nights— back by popular demand.

Get out your gold chains, white suits and flared pants on Saturday Oct. 4 for the Disco Party. From 8 p.m. to midnight. Relive some memories from the 1970s with some great music and moves.

Unleash your inner diva/rocker/country star and sing it loud for Karaoke With Hugo, Saturday Oct. 11, 18, and 25 from 8 p.m. to midnight. These events are fan favourites at Wild Wing.

Hugo says some of the more popular songs to perform at Wild Wing Wasaga Beach are country classics plus,

“Mustang Sally”
“Who's Bed Have Your Boots Been Under” by Shania Twain
“Crazy” by Patsy Cline
Anything by Elvis Presley
“Picture” by Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow

On Friday Oct. 31 it’s good to be scary. Wild Wing is hosting a Happy Halloween Party from 8 p.m. to midnight. Get creative, get spooky: there will be prizes for best costumes.
Don’t forget to share photos on Facebook and Twitter.

Wild Wing is located at 321 Main Street in Wasaga Beach in the Stonebridge Town Centre.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wasaga Beach Blues Festival Brought Coolness and Heat to Wasaga Beach

Sizzling music warmed up Wasaga Beach at the Fourth Annual Wasaga Beach Blues Festival at the Stonebridge Town Centre, Sept. 12 to 14. Thousands of music lovers from all over danced, boogied, and sang— and soaked up blues from a variety of Canadian and American musicians representing a mix of blues styles.

Fans started the weekend dining and dancing at the Boogie Woogie Blues Banquet at the Wasaga RecPlex. The Hogtown Allstars, featuring Chuck Jackson, Gary Kendall, Pat Carey, Mike Fonfara, Mike Fitzpatrick, and Teddy Leonard— plus Texassippi Soul Man Danny Brooks, Joe Murphy, and Chris Gill— brought guests to their feet. 

The Blus Bros and the Stilt Guys, added to the fun, which continued into the night with more live music from Wayne Buttery & the Groove Project at the Beacon Restaurant.

All the action generated rave reviews on Twitter and Facebook.

Saturday in the Park
Early morning showers didn’t dampen the spirits of the musicians, fans and volunteers who donned coats and gloves to watch performances by Steve Hill, Chris Gill and Festival Express, plus Texassippi Soul Man Danny Brooks, The Weber Brothers, and Mad Dogs & Englishmen— the Music of Joe Cocker and Leon Russell on Saturday.

Just in time for Hill’s performance, the sun came out and the Montreal-based guitarist, who is highly-regarded, delivered a show that rocked the Stonebridge Town Centre and kicked of the Wasaga Beach Blues Festival on a strong, blistering note.

Chris Gill, a guitarist and singer who hails from Jackson, Mississippi, made his second visit to the Festival. Backed by an array of Canadian musicians including Joe Murphy and Lance Anderson, Chris Gill and the Festival Express had people dancing, soaking up the sun—when it did appear—and the sounds.

Texassippi Soul Man Danny Brooks delivered his popular mix of Texas blues and Mississippi blues accompanied by his wife Debi. Some of the songs he performed were from his latest CD Texassippi Soul Man.

As the sun set, the musical temperature rose, courtesy of The Weber Brothers from Maryland. Ryan and Sam Weber, along with Shai “Cookie” Peer, Marcus Browne and Rico Browne, who have worked with Ronnie Hawkins and became Hawks, performed a set that had the crowds wanting more.
Award-winning producer and keyboardist Lance Anderson created another highly-anticipated show: Mad Dogs & Englishmen – The Music of Joe Cocker and Leon Russell. The ensemble was comprised of Anderson, Chuck Jackson, Danny Brooks, Cheryl Lescom, Quisha Wint, Selena Evangeline, Kolette Easy, Terry Blersh, Howard Ayee, Michael Sloski, Shamakah Ali, Arturo Avalos, Simon Wallis, Dave Dunlop, and Matt Weidinger. Together they delivered soul-stirring renditions of “With a Little Help From My Friends” and “The Letter” and more: “Unchain My Heart” was the encore.

Boston Pizza and Wild Wing, both in the Stonebridge Town Centre, continued the vibe with live music until 2 a.m.

The Vendors’ Village, the Stilt Guys, The Blus Bros and the Wasaga Beach Cruisers contributed to the festive atmosphere.

Groovin’ on a Sunday Afternoon
Warmer temperatures and sunny skies prevailed on Sunday. Mark ‘Bird’ Stafford’s Junior Jam, which was popular last year, started the day. Several young people aged 10 to 17 joined Stafford, a harmonica player, Gary Kendall, Tyler Burgess, and Chris Burgess on stage during two sets.

The young people who participated in the Junior Jam: Henry Carter, James Caston, Aaron Kowalchuck Kaylee MacDonald, Rory MacDonald, and Korrina MacDonald, played and sang on the main stage with professional musicians. Many of the arrangements were made on the fly— that day. The Junior Jam gets young musicians in front of large crowds on main stages and helps them build their confidence.

Harmonica player, Carlos del Junco, showed the audience why he has won so many accolades including eight Maple Blues Awards. Joined by his backing band the Blues Mongrels, del Junco had the ever-increasing fans dancing along.

The Steve Strongman Band really got the crowds going with its brand of loud, high-energy blues-rock. Guitarist Strongman, a sharp- dressed man, jumped off the stage on to a table and played in the crowd. His set, featuring songs from his latest CD Let Me Prove It To
You left the fans wanting more and showed why he too has earned so many awards including a JUNO.

Recent JUNO award-winners the Legendary Downchild Blues Band capped off the festival on a high note, playing songs from their recent and award winning CD Can You Hear the Music. Fans flooded to the area in front of the stage and danced and sang along to new and classic Downchild songs. It was a performance that proved why Downchild is one of Canada’s leading blues bands.

The Blues has a new home in Wasaga Beach.

-Erica Phillips