There may be an ocean separating Newfoundland from its rich Irish heritage, but this critically-renowned rock group has spent the past twenty years building a great big bridge between the two. Great Big Sea has sold over ten million records in Canada and has been nominated for multiple Juno awards. It has built its ever-improving reputation on dynamic live performances and reeling rock and roll interpretations of traditional Celtic folk songs and sea shanties. So fill up a flask with some good ol' grog and get yourself down to the Party in the Park. Carbon Leaf and Sisters of Murphy also perform.
Great Big Sea performs Thursday, July 18, 5 p.m. at the Riverside Festival Site (Corner of Exchange Blvd. and Court St.) $2, upallnightpresents.com.