Kemptville Live add another act


The Kemptville Live Music Festival is extremely pleased to add another Award-Winning Canadian band to our Friday night lineup!

Trooper’s ten studio albums have earned multiple gold and platinum awards and their six-times Platinum greatest hits, Hot Shots, continues to be one of Universal Music Canada’s best selling catalogue CDs and one of the country’s most enduring party soundtracks. Their most recent release,”Hits From 10 Albums”, an updated and re-mastered collection of hit songs spanning the entirety of their recording career was dubbed, by John Kereiff, writing in Gonzo Magazine, the summer album of the year.

Trooper songwriters, Ra McGuire and Brian Smith, have recently been awarded SOCAN’s prestigious ‘National Achievement Award’ to acknowledge their significant and lasting contribution to Canada’s songwriting legacy. “We’re Here for a Good Time (Not a Long Time)”, “Raise a Little Hell”, “The Boys in the Bright White Sportscar”, “Two For the Show”, “Pretty Lady” “Good Ol’ General Hand Grenade”, “Round, Round We Go”, “Santa Maria”, “Janine” – just a few of the Trooper hits that, according to writer Ryan Sparks, “have woven their way into the fabric of this country like no other bands have been able to do. Tune into any radio station from Vancouver to St John’s and you’re bound to encounter one of their dozen hit radio anthems that are still featured in heavy rotation to this day.”

The 4th Kemptville Live Music Festival takes place July 19-22 on the grounds of the historic Kemptville College. Tickets are on sale online now at


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