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Rock the Park
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Location(s) Harris Park, London, Ontario
Years active 2004 – present
Date(s) 2009: July 23–25
Genre 2004 to 2008: Classic rock
2009: Classic rock, rock, country
Website http://www.Rockthepark.ca

Rock the Park, formerly known as Hawk Rocks the Park, is an annual music concert held at Harris Park in London, Ontario, Canada. From 2004 to 2008 it was primarily a classic rock concert sponsored by radio station "103.9 The Hawk". In 2009, the three-day concert was sponsored by three radio stations: The Hawk, rock station FM96 and country music station BX93.

The purpose of the event is to raise money for "Bethanys Hope Foundation" for MLD Research and to date, $425,000.00[1] has been raised.

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Rock the Park I

The first Rock the Park was held July 22-24 in 2004. Its main function was to raise money for Bethanys Hope Foundation and it raised more than $110,000. It featured several musical groups:

Thursday, July 22

Friday, July 23

Saturday, July 24

Hawk Rocks the Park... Again

ZZ Top plays at Hawk Rocks The Park Again

The second edition of Rock the Park was held over four days during July 21-24, 2005. Due to the success of the first concert, this second one was expanded to four days, during which over 40,000 Rock fans attended. It featured:

Thursday, July 21

Friday, July 22

Saturday, July 23

Sunday, July 24

Rock the Park III

Held July 20-22, 2006, the groups that took part were:[2]

Thursday, July 20

Friday, July 21

Saturday, July 22

Rock the Park III managed to raise $180,021 for the Bethany's Hope Foundation.

Hawk Rocks the Park: Back 4 More

Rock the Park IV was run July 26-28, 2007.

Thursday, July 26

Friday, July 27

Saturday, July 28

One of the announced bands was supposed to be Boston. The announcement was postponed after the death of Brad Delp. Subsequently, all of Boston's plans for touring, including Hawk Rocks the Park, were cancelled.

Hawk Rocks the Park 5

Rock the Park 5 ran from July 23 to July 26, 2008.

Wednesday, July 23rd

Thursday, July 24

Friday July 25th

Saturday July 26th

Rock The Park 2009

Rock The Park 2009 was held July 23-25, 2009. This marked the first time Rock the Park was not fully put on by The Hawk. Instead it was put on by two other major London radio stations as well. July 23 was presented by FM96, July 24 by BX93, and July 25 by The Hawk.

Thursday, July 23rd

Friday, July 24

Saturday, July 25th

Rock The Park 2010

Rock The Park 2010 will be held from July 22-24, 2010.


Thursday, July 22nd

Friday, July 23rd

Saturday, July 24th

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