Esterhazy’s Rockin the Park coming up August 27
August 12, 2022, 3:02 pm
by Sierra D’Souza Butts Local Journalism Initiative reporter
After a two-year hiatus, the town of Esterhazy is ecstatic to bring back Rockin the Park for this summer.
The event is happening on August 27 at Esterhazy Regional Park. Aside from the four bands scheduled to perform that day, there will also be bouncy castles and food vendors on site, including Chicken Chef, for the community to enjoy.
Brenda Redman of the Rockin the Park Recreation Foundation said the committee is expecting at least 1,000 people to attend the event.
“Ticket sales are going good, but we sure would like to sell a lot more. There’s no deadline to purchase tickets but if you want them for $80 it’s best to buy them before the last day of the event, otherwise we’ll be charging $100 at the door,” Redman said.
The event will begin at 4 p.m. with Blu Beach Band performing, followed by Rock Candy, Snake Oil and Prism scheduled to play at 9:30 p.m. Although there will be chairs at the event, people are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating.
“We’re hosting this event because we’re all very passionate for our community, for our town of Esterhazy,” Redman said.
“We want to be able to help in ways that improve recreation in Esterhazy whether that’s money towards facility upgrades or new facilities, we want to be able to help with that.
“We would like to raise funds to start this off and be able to give money back, whether it’s to the pool, to the rink, to the regional park, wherever is necessary we would sure like to try and improve these things.”
After recently retiring as rec director, Redman said she joined the town’s Rockin the Park committee because she wanted to help contribute to community events.
“I love my community, I was rec director in 2019, I’m now retired, but I’m still involved because I have so much passion for these facilities,” Redman said.
“I want to see them be improved and be successful. We’re excited for this event, but it’s also stressful. I don’t think there’s one committee member that doesn’t feel this stress.
“The first year we did the event we only made $5,000. That’s not a whole lot of money so we weren’t able to disperse anything, but surely we’re still able to make this an amazing fundraiser for the town of Esterhazy.”
The money raised from the event will go back to Esterhazy’s recreation committee. Redman said because this is the town’s biggest fundraising event, it is important to the committee to sell as many tickets as possible so they can use the funds to support more recreation events in town.
“We sure love the support of our town, the people, and the communities around it. Our goal is to have all the funds raised from Rockin the Park to go back to the recreation committee, but if people want Rockin the Park to
continue, we need to make more than $5,000, even to put on another event,” she said.
“We also don’t know how much longer we can keep putting these events on if people don’t support us. Our committee feels this event is something that can raise a large amount of money for Esterhazy and that it can make a difference to our town.
“It can bring a lot of people into our town, it can make our town alive, and it’s a fun event. People have worked many hours leading up to the event and our passion for it is for it to succeed.”
Redman said the committee has been working hard in preparation for the event because they believe recreation events are important for Esterhazy.
“We all believe in it, we all believe that our the pool, our regional park is very important to our community,” she said.
“It draws people to the community and it keeps people in our community. Recreation is a highlight, people need to be involved, people need places to go and to do something.
“There hasn’t been a whole lot of money raised for this committee, it’s been all depended on tax dollars and it would be nice to put on a fun event that people can go to.”
She said she is thankful for everyone who is a part of Rockin the Park Recreation Foundation, as well for the sponsors of the event.
“We have many sponsors that have come on board and without them we would not be able to do this show,” Redman said.
“We have to thank the people and thank the sponsorship of all the businesses in town that believe in this event, and have given sponsorship towards it.”
Redman said people are encouraged to purchase tickets before the day of the event.
Advance tickets for Rockin the Park cost $80 for adults and $50 for ages under 18. Adult tickets will go up to $100 after August 15.
People can purchase tickets at 501 Audio or Chicken Chef in Esterhazy. They can also contact Redman at (306) 740 9175, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.