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10th Annual Dippalooza Rock Festival 2018
May 12 @ 8:00 pm - May 13 @ 2:00 am
The 10th Annual Dippalooza Indie Rock Festival, in support of the Windsor Youth Centre, will feature Canada’s #1 Kiss tribute band Destroyer with several special guests at Good Time Charly on Saturday, May 12, 2018.
The event includes live performances by several local bands including:
8pm Melissa Scott
9pm Ignore The Evidence
10pm Plug N Play
11pm Canada’s #1 Kiss Tribute Band, Destroyer
For the second year in a row proceeds from the festival will be donated to the Windsor Youth Centre.
Last year’s incredible event raised funds through voluntary admission / donations collected at the door, proceeds from Ryptyde Roy & The Ramblers CD Sales, and a generous donation of $3,800 from Unifor.
For more information contact John at [email protected] or 519-982-5500
About Dippalooza Rock Festival
How did Dippalooza come about? In 2008 the love of music brought a group of talented musicians together, they called themselves the CAW guitar league. The group included musicians such as Mike Moodrey (Ace Freely) from the popular Kiss Tribute band Destroyer, Patrick Sprague of Guitar Army, and the beat master/drummer Rob Vargas from Fanatically Hip. The group started out by providing live entertainment at pig roasts and Super Bowl parties hosted by friends. Their compensation was food, beer, and the satisfaction of thrilling people with their performances. The musicians began a ritual of getting together on Friday nights to jam. They called themselves, Plug N Play. John Dippoliti, founder of Dippalooza, began receiving requests for the band to perform at events. As their popularity grew he created the annual Dippalooza event to showcase local bands.
Over the years Dippalooza was held at various venues across the city. While several of the venues have since closed, Dippolooza eventually evolved into an exciting Indie Rock Festival. In it’s eighth year, John was approached with a request to raise funds in support of Barron Bowl, a skateboarding bowl being built at Atkinson Park. Barron Bowl is a tribute to the late Ryan Barron. Ryan was a local legend in the metal music community (both as a performer and show promoter), and a well know skateboarder. Unfortunately, Ryan passed away after being struck by a hit and run driver in British Columbia. In Dippalooza’s ninth year the Indie Rock Festival was a fundraiser for the Windsor Youth Centre. This year sadly will be Dippalooza’s tenth and final year, it will once again donate proceeds to the Windsor Youth Centre.