See PETRIC at the Grandstand!

Like many teenagers who have a dream of one day getting up on stage and playing their music, Tom and Jason Petric have always had a fire burning inside to entertain audiences and push themselves to newer and greater levels. So it only makes sense that these brothers from Transcona, Manitoba have come together to form the band PETRIC and are electrifying clubs and venues all across Canada.

At age 13 Jason commandeered his grandmother's basement, set up a drum-kit and a few amps, and began a journey of a life time. The eldest of the two ventured on his own for a few years, releasing two solo albums and touring as a back-up guitarist for many Manitoba acts. While younger brother Tom, who was always some part of whatever show or project his older brother had going on, basically grew up on stage. His smooth, powerful vocals, has captured audiences from the first time he ever opened his mouth to sing. Their naturally sibling harmony, and party-rocking vibe, makes is easy to see why Petric is making an impact on the country music scene.

Parmalee's Country Rock sound
Parmalee’s country rock sound has its roots in the bluegrass, traditional country, southern rock and blues covers the guys grew up hearing their families play.

Matt and Scott Thomas grew up near Greenville, NC watching their father Jerry front a popular local southern rock blues band. The boys watched and learned, picking up their own instruments and jamming along with their dad's band. From this they learned how to integrate their own style into the songs they were playing. Barry Knox, who played drums for the church choir, loved what his cousins were doing and soon joined them.
All that practice paid off one night when Matt and Scott, then teenagers, snuck into a club to watch their father perform. "The guitar player got too drunk before the gig and didn't show," Matt explains. "I knew all the songs so my dad called me on stage. I was in the band from that point on." Scott replaced the drummer, and Barry learned bass in order to secure his spot in the band. The line-up became the newly minted The Thomas Brothers Band.

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Grand Stand Shows

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Musical Ride

One of Canada's most recognized icons, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Musical Ride, will be performing at the Paris Fair Grandstand Show.

The RCMP Musical Ride represents a colourful Canadian tradition. The troop of 32 horses and riders will perform a variety of cavalry drills choreographed to music. Working through a unique medium, they support the RCMP community policing efforts throughout Canada.

The Musical Ride was developed in 1876 by early members of the North-West Mounted Police to display their riding ability and entertain the local community. It has evolved over the decades into a uniquely Canadian performance enjoyed by tens of thousands of spectators every year.
RCMP Musical Ride Promotional Video

Parmalee in Concert With Petric

Sunday, September 4th, 2016  - Show Time: 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Concert Area Opens: 6:00 pm

Sunday, September 4th, 2016  - Show Time: 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Concert Area Opens: 6:00 pm
Grandstand seating is included with regular gate admission.    VIP seating is $25.00
Photo courtesy of John McQuarrie

Members of the Musical Ride are first and foremost police officers. They all have at least two years experience in active police work before volunteering for duty with the Musical Ride. Surprisingly, most have no prior riding experience. The shows will be on Friday September 2nd at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. and Saturday September 3rd at 12 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Paris Fair
September 1st to September 5th
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