Toque Set to Rock The Stage At The Capital Auto Outdoor Tailgate Party


Toque Set to Rock The Stage At The Capital Auto Outdoor Tailgate Party

The Saskatchewan Roughriders and the 2022 Grey Cup Festival Volunteer Host Organizing Committee are thrilled to announce that Canadian rockers, Toque, will headline the Capital Auto Outdoor Tailgate on November 20th.

“There is nothing quite like a tailgate party before a football game and we are so excited to bring that experience to the Grey Cup Festival,” said President of Capital Auto Cam Bottrell. “We can’t wait to watch fans from across the country gather before the big game, and we know Toque is the perfect band to bring up the energy before kickoff.”

Toque, is a group of highly skilled, well known and accomplished Canadian rockers. The band focuses on upbeat Canadian rock covers as well as pure rock n roll originals that will be sure to get the crowd moving with a set list that includes hits from Loverboy, Alanis Morissette, Tom Cochrane and many more. Toque is:

  • Todd Kerns​ – Lead Vocals & Guitar (Slash, Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Age of Electric)
  • Brent Fitz​ – Bass Guitar (Gene Simmons, Slash, Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators)
  • Cory Churko​ – Guitars, Vocals, Producer (Shania Twain, Kelly Clarkson)
  • Shane Gaalaas​ – Drums (“B’z” Stadium Rock band – Japan)

Saskatchewan’s own The Steadies will open for Toque with their ‘island rock’ style music, which the band describes as Top 40 mixed with rocksteady and reggae influences. Led by Earl Pereira, a founding member of Wide Mouth Mason, The Steadies perform at over one hundred festivals and clubs internationally every year.

The Outdoor Tailgate begins at noon on gameday and runs until 5 p.m. – just before kickoff – and is free to attend for anyone with a ticket to the Grey Cup game. The Outdoor Tailgate will be fully licenced and have outdoor fireplaces available for warmth.

“We are proud to bring two more talented Canadian acts to the stage at this year’s Grey Cup Festival,” said Grey Cup Festival Co-Chair Craig Reynolds. “The Festival truly has an experience for every fan and the Capital Auto Outdoor Tailgate is just one more event we are proud to offer before the big game.”

Toque joins an already star-studded lineup of Canadian talent performing during Grey Cup Festival week including Colin James at the SiriusXM Kickoff Party, The Road Hammers at the Canadian Gala, presented by ISC and the Hunter Brothers at the Dye and Durham Indoor Tailgate.