Travel Reviews

Published on March 11th, 2014 | by gareth



This past weekend we had the chance to catch Canadafest at Jobing Arena in Glendale, AZ. The venue is the home of the Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL and with the team in D.C. it seemed like an odd day to do an event. Upon closer examination, it was revealed that both Vancouver and Montreal will be playing in the Valley of the Sun this week, and as such a large number of Canadians, many Snow Birds will be in the area to take in some hockey action.

In a clever promotion, the Coyotes organized an event which brought legendary Canadian bands Trooper, Loverboy, and Bachman Turner Overdrive into town for a rocking evening that was preceded by watching the Coyotes on the venues numerous screens.

The cozy but very polite crowd was thrilled to find the Canadian donut and coffee haven Tim Horton’s on hand as they have opened a stand at the arena which is open to the general public daily until 3:00 PM.

The show started off with Trooper who are not widely known in the states but have been a well-established and popular band in Canada for decades. Despite the years, the band clearly knows how to deliver and while at first it was a bit odd to see the long haired band of old now balding and pudgy but the men well into their 60s were rocking out and pulled it off and then some despite some faltering movements that had my wife worried that lead singer Ra McGuire had hurt himself while doing stage crouches and such.

Not only did the band play a song they had written over the weekend, but classics such as We’re Here For a Good Time, Raise a Little Hell, and The Boys In The Bright White Sports Car had never sounded better.

After a short break, Loverboy took the stage and delivered hit after hit. Hits ranging from Notorious, Queen of the Broken Hearts, Turn Me Loose, Lucky Ones, Hot Girls in Love, The Kid is Hot Tonight, and the timeless Working For The Weekend were just a few of the all hit single set the band unleashed to a crowd who was clearly amped to here the timeless classics again. My wife said to me after the show that she ended up knowing far more of their songs that she thought she would as prior to the show she could only remember a few of their hits.

70’s rockers Bachman Turner Overdrive completed the evening with their power rock set which built to the classics Let it Ride, You Aint Seen Nothing Yet, and the closer, Taking Care of Business.

The bands were in top form and the amazing venue and friendly staff provided an enjoyable evening that had great acoustics, plenty of easy access parking and numerous restaurants and shopping and entertainment options for pre and post event entertainment.

For concerts, sporting events, and more this is a great venue and the Phoenix Coyotes buoyed by their permanent status in the Phoenix area continue to provide fun and creative promotions and events on and off the ice.

About the Author

Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”. He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show. He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.

Comments are closed.

Back to Top ↑
  • The Vore

  • PR Newswire

  • ——————- is the professional writing service that is always ready to help you with writing
    Term Paper Easy is the most professional and reliable custom research paper company is a number one essay writing company. Come visit and see for yourself.
  • Entertainment Earth
  • If you want to play something fresh and innovative, we recommend that you check out the best slingo casino sites recommended by CasinoPilot.
    Start your casino journey by signing up at a new no deposit casino listed on NewCasinoUK and enjoy the latest casino games.
    Looking for a fully licensed UK online casino? Make sure you take a look at for honest and unbiased reviews.

    Take a look at the Best Casino Sites in the UK here

    White Hat Gaming is one of the leading casino software companies on the internet and listed all the current live brands.
  • Purearts

    See this and many other Movie, game, and pop culture collectibles here.

    When time is up order urgent movie review essay writing because you will find it fast.
  • ———————

    Looking for the best blackjack games for Arab players? Check out for the top casinos to play Blackjack

    Find a variety of the most popular casino games, sports betting, and online slot games in Kuwait.

    Play and earn real money online at

    Looking for online casinos in Qatar? Visit for a wide variety of gambling sites available in Qatar.

    The best tips and resources on online casinos in the Philippines are found in

    Looking for an online casino? Click here for a list of all UK casino sites.

    If you're looking for a low deposit casino, click here to see a list.

    Latest US betting info available at find bonuses and betting picks.

    Find all the best UK Casino info on – Casino Bonuses & Free Spins available.
  • Recent Posts

  • Categories

  • Archives