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Signal Hill Returning to Riverside for IWK 250 Tailgate Party

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JAMES RIVER, NS (May 11, 2017) – For the second-consecutive year, Canada’s east coast acoustic party band ‘Signal Hill’ will play at the IWK 250 Tailgate party on Thursday, July 13 at Riverside International Speedway.

The concert will be held in the track infield Thursday evening as a value-added feature for fans with an IWK 250 Weekend Pass. Tailgate Party tickets will be available for others who wish to attend. Fans of all ages can watch the concert from the main grandstand while age restrictions will apply to the stage-front licensed area.

Signal Hill is a four-man acoustic rock band from St. John’s, Newfoundland, now based in Halifax. Since 1991 they have toured Canada and beyond, to such places as Russia and the Dominican Republic. They are winners of the best band and best cover band several times over in a reader poll conducted by The Coast. Signal Hill has been a mainstay in the east coast music scene for years. Their formula is simple: great songs that you know and love, solid, rich, four-part vocal and acoustic guitar arrangements, and miles and miles of energy.

Day two of the IWK 250 Super Race Weekend is Friday, July 14 with the R&D Performancenter 150 for the NAPA Sportsman Series and the Maritime Legends Challenge for the Maritime League of Legends. The weekend culminates Saturday, July 15 with the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis Auto Body in which NASCAR legend Mark Martin will take on the best short track racers on the eastern seaboard.

Advance tickets for the IWK 250 weekend will be available in June. All overnight parking (RV’s, tents, etc.) at Riverside over the IWK 250 weekend requires a camping permit. Reservations are required in advance and based on availability. To be added to the campsite request list please email including RV details and daytime contact information.

Besides being a great race the IWK 250 helps raise awareness and funding for the IWK Health Centre with more than $400,000 donated over the past 10 years, in addition to a surprise one million dollar donation made by the Chisholm family, who own the track, during IWK 250 opening ceremonies in 2013.

The 2017 season opens June 17 at Riverside International Speedway with the Ron MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour and the R&D Performacenter 75 for the NAPA Sportsman Series. Advance tickets for June 17 will be available starting the week of May 23. There is plenty of free spectator parking for the June 17 event, along with free unreserved parking for self-contained RV’s.

Riverside International Speedway is recognized as a premiere stock racing facility in Canada. The 1/3-mile high-banked asphalt oval roars to action several times a year for special events. It is the home of the IWK 250 – widely known as the best stock-car race in Canada, and of the Bumper to Bumper 300 – eastern Canada’s only NASCAR event. Located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, the facility is easily accessible at exit 30 on Trans Canada Highway 104. For more information please visit or call 902-863-2410.

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