The 105th Grey Cup Festival organizing committee today announced that the Flutie Brothers Band, featuring Canadian Football Hall of Fame inductees Doug and Darren Flutie, will perform at the Grey Cup VIP Tailgate Party, presented by Casino Lac-Leamy, on the afternoon of November 26.
“I’m looking forward to it,” said Doug Flutie, a three-time Grey Cup champion and three-time Grey Cup MVP. “Playing classic rock with my brother Darren and our friends is a blast and playing at Canada’s biggest party is going to be incredible,” said the 2008 Canadian Football Hall of Fame inductee. “I’ve heard a lot about RNation …. the crazy fans in Ottawa … and we’re going to put on the plaid and give them a great show.”
The Flutie Brothers Band has been playing events and clubs all over North America since the 1990’s. They cover several bands including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick and the Georgia Satellites with Doug on drums, Darren on guitar and a spirited bunch of their buddies rounding out the roster.
“The Flutie Brothers Band is going to rock the house,” said Jim Durrell, Chair of the 105th Grey Cup Festival, presented by Shaw. “And what a great fit for our Festival. Both Doug and Darren are Grey Cup champions. Both are football hall of famers and both are fan favorites across the CFL.”
The VIP Tailgate Party, indoors at the heated Aberdeen Pavilion, is the place to be on Grey Cup Sunday. Doors open at 2:00 PM and the party rocks ‘till 6:00 PM, a half hour before game-time. Attendees MUST have a ticket to the Grey Cup game to attend the VIP Tailgate Party, which will feature three bands over the course of the afternoon: The Hornettes, The Flutie Brothers and Busty and the Bass. Tickets for the VIP Tailgate are available through the Grey Cup Festival website.
The excitement begins in 14 days with the arrival of the Grey Cup on November 21st to kick-off the Grey Cup Festival presented by Shaw. The week-long festival will feature more than 30 free and ticketed events – headlined by the Grey Cup Festival Concert Series presented by TD, the 2017 Shaw CFL Awards and Rev-Up Party, Gridiron Gals event, Family Fun Zone and the ever-popular RNation Party – offering something for everyone.