$65 – $80

The Stanfields Present: Blacktop Ball 2019

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3707 Shore Road

Ponds, NS B0K 1G0

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We are so excited for 2019's edition, that we thought we would offer y'all a special Holiday Season Advance Ticket price! You know damn well that you are coming next year, so save yourself a few bucks. Maybe you want to give the the gift of Blacktop to one of your friends (we even made you a card)!

No news to share on this year's lineup yet - but you can count on The Stanfields being there :-)

Otherwise - show info below! (19 years +, BYOB)

Happy Holidays

- The Stans


Pack your Bags, Grab your Tent, the Blacktop Ball is back for its FIFTH year!

The Stanfields and friends are taking over the second weekend of August with sandy beaches, camping, tomfoolery and of course, MUSIC. Lots of music!

We highly recommend you stay tuned for announcements over the coming weeks and months! Make sure you follow us on Facebook to stay in the loop!

Friday August 9th & Saturday August 10th, 2019



Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Take your government-issued ID. It's 19+

How many shows are the Stans playing?

Two! One on Friday night, and the other on Saturday. As always, we are going to try and play every song we have ever written (and hopefully some new ones!)

Is there somewhere nearby to buy booze/chips/fly dope/get cash etc?

YEP. The LBR Gas Bar, 2 km up the road at 3138 Shore Rd. Verifiably the coldest beer store in Nova Scotia. Not even joking. Don’t buy glass bottles of beer and bring plastic cups for your mixed drinks. There is also an ATM in the LBR.

Will there be concessions on site (food service, water, merch etc)?

Yes, Bring some cash (No ATM on site). Food trucks, snacks, pop-up vendors. So much goodness.

I'm not much for camping, but I still want to come see a show or two. Are there hotels in the area?

Best to check for accommodations in the nearby towns of New Glasgow (29 mins drive from the site) or Antigonish (32 mins drive from the site). Unfortunately, we don't have any preferred rates set up at this time.

Anywhere I can see some pictures from last year?

In case you weren’t there, you can always check out Twitter / Instagram / Facebook

Can I bring my 47-foot Brontosaurus-mobile Deluxe RV?

YES. Bonus points if you invite us in for a drink or 7.

Can I bring an hibachi or BBQ?

Hell yeah. Save us a burg. In case you don't want worry about packing food and a BBQ, we have food trucks and our Blacktop Cafe to take care of you!

Can I have a campfire?

Sorry, no can do. That said, you should bring some warm clothes just in case. Nova Scotia’s weather is unpredictable.

What are my parking options?

There is lots of parking. Tons of it.

Will there be security?

We will have security roving the site between the hours of 6pm and 3am each performance night (Sat and Sun). Our security crew are totally professional, CPR trained and friendly as all get out.

Also, our friends in the RCMP will be checking for drunk drivers with a vengeance, so don’t be a prick and think you can drink and drive.

I’ll definitely want to go swimming. Will there be a lifeguard at the beach?

You should absolutely go swimming, but you are on your own there - there is NO lifegaurd!

What CAN’T I bring to the Blacktop Ball?

Any of your kids who are minors (19+ right?)

Beverages in glass bottles.

Your ATV (of any kind)


Firearms (not that anyone would be DUMB enough to do that!)

Lawn Darts

A bad attitude

What CAN I bring to the Blacktop Ball?

Your dog (but it MUST be on a leash at all times)

Your musical instrument of choice

Any outdoor game that doesn’t involve sharp points or explosions

Will you be selling merch?

Of course. In fact, we specially design a Blacktop Ball t-shirt for every year. This year's is going to be awesome.

Is there anywhere onsite that I CAN’T go?

Any of the buildings onsite (Cottages, mobile homes, barns etc)

The stage.

The sound guy's area (Leave him alone. He doesn't need your advice ;-)

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?


Can my band play the Blacktop Ball? We are really good….

Send a demo to info@groundswellmusic.ca. Can't guarantee a spot, but we will have a listen!

Can I buy tickets at the gate?

You can, but believe me, these tickets will move FAST. Better to spring for them now while you are here (and a click or two away)!

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