Join us for our Annual Spring Music Cruise featuring 2 great bands and a buffet style dinner!
Chuck Jackson & The Allstars
Chuck Jackson is Downchild’s singer; the sort of openhearted, friendly guy who builds an instant rapport with audiences. He came to Downchild 21 years ago after a long career with a number of top Canadian bands. An Award Winning singer, who rates Big Joe Turner, Otis Redding and Junior Wells as major influences, Jackson’s also is an excellent songwriter, and there are plenty of his songs on many of the groups recordings. He’s also a fine harmonica player, and a special highlight of the band’s performances is a harp duet with Mr. Downchild. Chuck is also the Founder and Artistic Director of the annual Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival which has become a major event on the North American festival circuit. With Downchild he has been nominated for 3 Junos. Chuck has been nominated 7 times and won the Maple Blues Award, Male Vocalist of the Year twice. In 1999 and 2007. He was also honoured in 2002 with the Toronto Blues Society’s prestigious Blues With a Feeling Award for his achievements during a distinguished career. In 2011 in May and October Chuck will be hosting Mississippi Golf and Blues Weeks and continue performing for his fans and friends all over the world. Now in his 21st year with Downchild and 40th year in the Canadian Music Industry, Chuck says “Being able to play the music I love and entertain the wonderful people across Canada and around the world is certainly a dream come true and one I will continue to follow”.
The Almost Hip
ALMOST HIP was born in the fall of 1990 and played it’s 1st Official gig at a bar in Kitchener called ” DUFFERS ” on Oct 7. The band has not stopped since that day. Doing a Mix of Classic Rock, Pop Rock, Country and Originals this band can do ANY occasion ! Weddings, Birthdays, Pubs, Festivals… We Have Done Them All !
And continue to do so +20 years later !
Cruise leaves Gravenhurst Wharf at4 pm sharp and boarding begins at 3:30 (or so)