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READY FOR SOME FUN ON A HOT SUMMER NIGHT??

FUNK- ROCK BAND “DNCE“ HEADLINING SUMMER IN THE PARK FRIDAY, AUGUST 3RD, 2018

North Bay – DNCE says it all!! Hot, Fun, Spicy… What a way to kick off Sumer in the Park!!
DNCE will make Friday night, August 3rd, a fun, crazy party. American funk-rockers DNCE are set to chase the chill from the Gardens and heat up the night on August 3rd. You don’t want to miss this!!!

DNCE formed in the summer of 2015 introducing themselves to audiences worldwide with the release of "Cake By The Ocean”. Now a 3x certified platinum-selling breakout smash. “Cake By The Ocean” was included on DNCE’s self-titled debut album (Republic Records) entering the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart becoming a hit at Top 40 radio, going on to become one of the most played songs of the year. A success internationally, global consumption of the song is over 7 million adjusted singles, and nearly 550 million streams on Spotify worldwide. What's more, the companion music video has over 256 million views on VEVO.

Next, the hot and sexy, gold selling, “Toothbrush” amassed over 68 million YouTube/VEVO views with an unforgettable music video starring supermodel Ashley Graham. Global consumption was over 1 million. “Toothbrush” received widespread critical praise from Entertainment Weekly, People, and Rolling Stone.

Their next release was the spicy, sex charged single “Body Moves” starring model Charlotte McKinney which has over 25 million views.

Cementing them as one of 2016’s breakout acts, the band took home a win for “Best PUSH Artist” at the 2016 MTV European Music Awards and “Best New Artist” at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

Recently, the band released their new single called “Kissing Strangers” featuring global superstar Nicki Minaj.

DNCE features frontman Joe Jonas, bassist & keyboardist Cole Whittle, guitarist JinJoo, and drummer Jack Lawless.

“We are beyond trilled to have iconic American funk-rock band, DNCE, headlining in this year’s festival lineup,” said Summer in the Park Co-Chair, Thomas Brown. “What a way to kick off the first night of the civic long weekend in August at Summer in the Park.”

“Tickets for the DNCE concert start at only $40 plus HST and ticketing fees. Tickets will go on sale starting on Friday April 6th at 9:00 am. This show will be a hot seller, tickets will go fast, so don’t delay.” stated Brown.

 Tickets are only available at the following:
 www.northbaysummerinthepark.ca
 North Bay Battalion Box Office
 Memorial Gardens Arena, 2nd Floor

The Summer in the Park Festival is Brought to You by Cogeco
Funded by the Government of Ontario
PUMP UP THE ‘POP’ ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 3RD

CANADIAN POP ARTIST SCOTT HELMAN OPENING FOR DNCE AT SUMMER IN THE PARK

North Bay – Scott Helman will bring a little extra heat to North Bay on Friday, August 3rd when he opens for headliner DNCE at Summer in the Park!
You don’t want to miss this!!!

This Canadian singer-songwriter released his debut, full-length album, ‘Hôtel de Ville’, in May, 2017. Helman is influenced by album-focused artists like Arcade Fire, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, The Cure, Bon Iver and Paul Simon.

Helman recorded ‘Hôtel de Ville’ in Toronto at Revolution Recording and was produced by Tawgs Salter (Lights, Walk Off The Earth, USS). The album's second charting single “PDA” follows the Top 5 radio success of the album’s debut single, “Kinda Complicated”.

Scott was recently nominated for the prestigious Songwriter of the Year category for the songs “PDA,” “21 Days,” and “It’s Kinda Complicated.” The album Hôtel de Ville, was nominated for Pop Album of the Year. These are Scott’s third and fourth JUNO Award nominations. Additionally, Thomas “Tawgs” Salter has been nominated for the Jack Richardson Producer of the Year award for his work on Scott’s current single “PDA.”

Helman explains, ”The more that I write music the more that I feel that I'm curing myself. How am I gonna be a better person and how am I gonna be a better lover? I have to figure out all those things that are knocking around in my head.”

Helman released “Bungalow" in 2014, the first single from his debut EP ‘Augusta’, introducing a fresh new voice to the musical landscape leading to tours across Canada, playing with Tegan and Sara, Shawn Mendes and Matthew Good. "Bungalow" has been certified platinum in Canada.

Opening for Walk Off The Earth on tours of the U.S. and Europe, Helman stood alone on stage night after night, winning over skeptical audiences to build an international fan base. In 2016, he topped the Teen Vogue list of voices to look out for over the likes of Melanie Martinez and Elle King. By the time Helman went back into the studio for ‘Hotel de Ville’ he had been nominated for multiple MuchMusic Video Awards and 2016 Juno awards, performing to massive TV audiences on both award shows.

Helman rang in 2017 with a raucous tribute to Leonard Cohen, performing "Bird On A Wire", in
Cohen's hometown of Montreal for 50,000 people and live broadcast on CBC TV.

Helman was a 2 time nominee for the 2016 Juno Awards: "Breakthrough Artist of the Year" and
"Pop Album of the Year”, 50,000 Nielsen BDS Certified spins of "Bungalow" in December 2015,
Spotify emerging artist of 2015 and “Bungalow" certified gold digital download in Canada - July
2015.

“Scott Helman opening for DNCE in this year’s festival lineup? Are you kidding me? Now this is
awesome” said Summer in the Park Co-Chair, Geoff Richardson. “August 3rd is going to be
incredible, no one wants to miss out on this.”

SITP Co-Chair, Thomas Brown, added, “Tickets for the August 3rd show including Scott Helman
and DNCE start at only $40 (plus HST and ticketing fees). Tickets go on sale on Friday, April
6th at 9:00 am. This show will be a hot seller, tickets will go fast, so don’t delay!”

Tickets are only available at the following:
• www.northbaysummerinthepark.ca
• North Bay Battalion Box Office, Memorial Gardens Arena, 2nd Floor

The Summer in the Park Festival is Brought to You by Cogeco
Funded by the Government of Ontario
JONATHAN ROY TAKES THE STAGE AND KICKS OFF SUMMER IN THE PARK 2018

North Bay – Jonathan Roy kicks off Summer in the Park on Friday, August 3rd ripping the lid off the festival weekend. Don’t miss Friday night at Summer in the Park!!!

“My dad was my idol. Of course, I wanted to be just like him.” says Jonathan.

Roy’s father, Patrick Roy, is a true hockey legend and Jonathan wanted to follow his dad onto the ice.

Jonathan snuck down to the living room one night, picked up the Stanley Cup, carried it to bed, as he pulled the covers over hockey's Holy Grail, he whispered, "I'm going to win you one day."

Playing goal for the Québec Remparts, he was convinced he was on-course for a career in the NHL. Shortly after his eighteenth birthday, however, Patrick Roy called his son into the head coach's office. "Hey, kid—it's not meant for everyone to play hockey. You just don't have the talent."

Jonathan felt both stunned and liberated. He had always loved music since he was a young boy sitting at his mother's feet as she played the piano.

"I told Patty I wanted to be a musician, he thought I was completely nuts," laughs Jonathan, remembering the talk with his Dad. "He stressed education. He had no idea I was already secretly involved with music."

Jonathan inherited his father's traits of passion, dedication, and a strong work ethic.

At 19 he began learning guitar and songwriting and dabbled in recording music for the very first time. In 2012, he landed a lead in the successful Quebec/France theatrical production of Don Juan, earning much needed confidence.

In 2013 he realized his musical direction was floundering. He needed to find a creative mentor to nurture his talents. A chance introduction with Canadian music icon, Corey Hart, would change all that. Hart was looking for a new artist to sign to his label, Siena Records, founded in 2003, which was partnered with Warner Music Canada.

“Holy shit! Jonathan's been gifted with a God-given voice.” says Hart.
Hart instantly knew he had discovered the talent he’d been waiting for.

Since that first encounter back in February, 2013, Roy and Hart have been inseparable, building
a profound personal and professional partnership working toward the sound that defines
Jonathan Roy to the world.

"Corey always pushes me to the max by his natural intensity and constant pursuit of excellence.
It's inspired me to become a deeper, more versatile musician.”

Following a 22-date sold-out tour with artist Burton Cummings, Roy announced his major label,
nine-track debut album, would be called Mr. Optimist Blues.

Hart composed the title track, Jonathan says, "I'm a very positive person. ‘Mr. Optimist Blues'
paints a portrait of a person who experiences peaks & valleys yet every time he finds himself
mired in the shitty, boggy pits of those troubled days …He keeps on seeing the glass half full,
instead of half empty. That's me, man!"

Also included in the album's many highlights is the Top 10 hit "Daniella Denmark," a staple on
Canadian radio last spring, and "You're My Ace" a Top 5 smash in Quebec last summer.
Launched simultaneously with the album's release was the powerful single "Good Things."

All the tracks on Mr. Optimist Blues are original, with one exception. Jonathan included a tip of
his hat to, Paolo Nutini, an artist who has inspired him musically.

“I put ‘New Shoes' into my set list on tour and every time I sang it - she put a smile on my face. I
really feel I made it my own with our cover version ..."

After the release of Mr. Optimist Blues, Roy hit the road, taking his music globally.

“He may not be in goal but he’s gonna rock the arena.” said Summer in the Park Co-Chair,
Geoff Richardson. “This is the best opening night lineup we’ve ever had. The hottest tickets in
town.”

SITP Co-Chair, Thomas Brown, added, “Tickets for the August 3rd show with Scott Helman,
Jonathan Roy and headliners DNCE start at only $40 (plus HST and ticketing fees). Tickets go
on sale, tomorrow, Friday, April 6th at 9:00 am.”

Tickets are only available at the following:

www.northbaysummerinthepark.ca

North Bay Battalion Box Office,

Memorial Gardens Arena, 2nd Floor

The Summer in the Park Festival is Brought to You by Cogeco

Funded by the Government of Ontario