1st Annual Bruce County Bash Added to Gran Fondo Weekend Festivities

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Tickets are non-refundable.
This is a 19+ event

The Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is proud to announce its first annual Bruce County Bash in partnership with 97.9 The Bruce and Three Sheets Brewing, taking place on Saturday, August 19 at the Coliseum in Southampton.

This exciting fundraising event will feature two amazing bands, 54-40 & Tommy Youngsteen, who will be performing LIVE in concert.

The Bruce County Bash is a new addition to the hospital foundation’s Gran Fondo Lake Huron fundraising cycling event and is sure to be a hit with music lovers and cycling enthusiasts alike. The concert is designed to add to the excitement of the weekend and create an opportunity for more people across the region who don’t cycle to take part in the Gran Fondo Lake Huron festivities.

54-40 is Canada’s rock band that has been making music for over three decades with a huge following of dedicated fans. Tommy Youngsteen is a well-known classic rock tribute band that recreates the legendary music of Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and Neil Young (featuring members and alum from Arkells, Trews, Sloan, and Sam Roberts Band).

This promises to be a night of high energy, fantastic music, and plenty of fun with bar service provided by Three Sheets Brewing and multiple food trucks on site for the evening including Low and Slow Craft BBQ, Food on the Move, Southampton Rotary and Beavertails.

Tickets for the Bruce County Bash will be on sale at 10:00AM on Friday March 10, 2023 and can be purchased online at www.smhfoundation.ca.

Tickets are non-refundable. This is a 19+ event.
Proceeds from the event will go toward local mental health initiatives.

Here’s a rundown of important information to make your night the best it can be!

The countdown is on to the Bruce County Bash – August 19th at the Coliseum in Southampton

Doors open at 6:30 to allow time for ticket holders to clear through security and purchase drink tickets.


  • Please come prepared with your ticket as well as government issued ID.
  • Bags will be checked by security at the door, so if you can please limit any baggage you may be bringing with you.
  • Once through security you will receive your event wristband, please wear this for the duration of the evening as this is how security will validate that you can re-enter the building.

Drink tickets will be available for purchase once you have passed through the ticket line. There will be a cash only line and lines for debit/credit.

Bring your appetite and come early, there will be several food trucks on the premises prior to the doors opening and may be there when the show is over.

There is a shuttle service (by donation, if you like) that will be leaving from Port Elgin and go to the Town Hall (201 High St.) in Southampton which is half a block from the Coliseum. There are three stops in Port Elgin.

  1. Giant Tiger Parking Lot (first stop beginning at 5:30pm)
  2. Public Parking Lot \ Corner of Green & Bricker
  3. The Plex – 600 Tomlinson Dr

The shuttle service will begin at 5:30pm and run until 7pm and will be available after the show, leaving from the Town Hall from approximately 10:30pm to 12am.

PLEASE NOTE: if you may be leaving your car overnight and taking the shuttle home, you can NOT leave your car overnight in the coliseum parking lot or on high St as both will be closed as of 5am for the Gran Fondo the next morning and you won’t have access to your car until later in the day.

Three Sheets Brewing will be operating 3 bar service areas on the arena floor for your convenience. We encourage you to have fun, and drink responsibly.

We know this is going to be an amazing night of music and entertainment and we can’t wait to see everyone!