Steak Stock Brings Country to Ajax Downs

Ajax Downs is Getting Ready to go Country!

Steak Stock 2105 FB AdThe Downs is already home to weekly Quarter Horse racing, they’re upping their game July 18 and 19 with the inaugural Steak Stock. It promises to be a Saturday and Sunday packed with BBQ, Beer, and live country music – something for everybody and fun for the whole family.

I’ll get to music in a minute – but first, let’s talk about food and entertainment.

There’s a long list of Food vendors coming to Ajax Downs for the weekend to serve up some really tasty goodies – but most importantly BEEF & BEER!

And since I’m sometimes in the business of giving suggestions, here are 4 joints that I think you should make a point of visiting at Steak Stock…

Steak Stock Beer & Food Recommendations

Brock Street Brewery: This Whitby brewery just celebrated their Grand Opening! These Durham brewers have a mission of creating great tasting beer with all-natural ingredients – and Steak Stock is going to give them a chance to make some new fans. I’ll be ready to taste it.
Horn Dawgs: They pride themselves in providing their customers with the best Authentic Southern BBQ this side of the border. They’ll be fresh off Whitby Ribfest, and ready to serve up some samplings from their menu that also includes Brisket, Pulled Pork, Wings and more. Can’t wait.
Underdog BrewhouseCaplansky’s: This Toronto staple will be rolling in and I’m hoping they bring some smoked meat and corned beef for sandwiches – plus a healthy assortment of their awesome mustards. Seriously, they have Classic Ballpark, Super Extra Hot, Hot and Horseradishy, and Mild and Delicious. I really love mustard.
Underdog’s Brewhouse: Beer with no excuses! Brothers Jeff and Eric Dornan are bringing their All Or Nothing Hopfenweisse to Ajax from Oshawa – and hoping that people like it enough to look for it at The Beer Store and LCBO. I’m ready for a taste. Who doesn’t like to cheer for the underdog?

Now, you’re going to need something to do while you eat, and if you still haven’t made your way to the stage to hear some music you can check out the Live BBQ Cook-off, or you can finish your eats and take a spin on the mechanical bull. I don’t know if the BBQ contestants will be giving out samples of their meet – but I’m hoping yes. Oh, and while you’re watching other people cook, don’t miss out on the chance to enter to win a brand new BBQ of your own – and then invite me over for steaks and burgers and hot dogs!

Mechanical Bull Riding Tips

I’ve had a little experience riding mechanical bulls… and it’s awesome – but I want you to keep these tips in mind.
1) Don’t wrap the rope around your hand. As the bull whips you around that rope gets tighter and tighter and squeezes a lot and can put a hurt on your hand.
2) Let yourself fall. I know that you want to stay on the bull as long as you can, but when it’s time to go, let go. Don’t risk an injury.
3) Keep your balance forward. This is a personal experience tip. Scoot up as close as you can to the head, bring your legs forward and get ready.
4) Have fun!

Now, the Steak Stock Music!

Starting with Livy Jeanne at on Saturday and wrapping up with Leah Daniels on Sunday, Steak Stock has a pretty great country music lineup. Here’s the set schedule…

Saturday July 18

Livy Jeanne Steak StockLivy Jeanne: 12:15pm
We just got to catch up with Livy in our Cavendish Beach preview, and can’t wait to see her Dixie Chicks and Katy Perry inspired live show.
Kaitlin Kozell: 1:15pm
Kaitlin is coming to Boots & Hearts this summer, which makes Steak Stock a great little preview for that. Looking forward to hearing her voice, seeing her interaction with the crowd, and maybe even eating some BBQ after?!
Lindsay Broughton: 2:30pm
Much love to Lindsay, looking forward to this one – she’s sweet, has a great voice, and we know that the 2013 CMAO Rising Star Award Winner is going to give everyone a great show.
Cold Creek County: 5:00pm
These 5 dudes have opened up for Dallas Smith, Emerson Drive, Kira Isabella, and more – and they’re doing an awesome job. Their single Our Town is whole lot of fun, and seeing it live should be a real good time. 
Autumn Hill: 6:30pm
Great choice for a Saturday headliner. Tareya and Mike have been putting in huge work, and Steak Stock comes just weeks after the release of their new album, Anchor. It’s also going to be a great chance to celebrate the current Top 5 success of Blame. Give it a listen so you can sing along! 

*There’s also a TBA slot on Saturday at 4pm… that could be fun!

Sunday July 19

Live Quarter Horse racing starts at 12:50 pm! 

Steak Stock 2015Casey Spencer: 12:40pm & 1:00pm
Casey kicks off the music on Sunday and will be getting the crowd ready for a full day of racing, BBQ, beer, and country!
Jack Connolly: 1:25pm & 1:50pm
Originally from Vancouver Island and now working out of Toronto, this folk-country singer/songwriter will be bringing his tunes to Ajax Downs to fill the break between horse races and keep the party going!
Sara Mione: 2:15pm & 2:35pm
19 year old Sara Mione has had her sound compared to Sheryl Crow, and that’s fine by me. She’s and up and comer and Steak Stock attendees should be ready to hear her single Bring It On Back live and in living colour.
Sawmill Road: 3:30pm & 3:55pm & 4:20pm
These Northumberland boys are known to put on a good live show. WIth 2 albums under their belts, and tight harmonies that fill the air with sound, this show should pair perfectly with BBQ and beer.
Leah Daniels: 4:50pm
Leah closes out the weekend, and with good reason. Fresh off her Rising Star award from the Country Music Association of Ontario the Uxbridge girl is well on her way to the top. With a top 20 track in Go Back, her new single Dream Without You out now, and a new album in the works, I can’t wait to see her belt out her songs!

Click here to get your tickets. $25 to see this lineup is a bargain any day of the week. Trust. 

Can’t wait to see y’all there!

Leah Daniels at the 2015 CMAO Awards.

Leah Daniels at the 2015 CMAO Awards.

Lindsay Broughton at the 2015 CMAO Awards.

Lindsay Broughton at the 2015 CMAO Awards.

Autumn Hill at the 2015 CMAO Awards.

Autumn Hill at the 2015 CMAO Awards.

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One comment on Steak Stock Brings Country to Ajax Downs

  1. Jayson92 says:

    These Durham brewers have a mission of creating great tasting beer with all-natural ingredients and Steak Stock is going to give them a chance to make some new fans. I ll be ready to taste it.

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Steak Stock Brings Country to Ajax Downs

Ajax Downs is Getting Ready to go Country!

Steak Stock 2105 FB AdThe Downs is already home to weekly Quarter Horse racing, they’re upping their game July 18 and 19 with the inaugural Steak Stock. It promises to be a Saturday and Sunday packed with BBQ, Beer, and live country music – something for everybody and fun for the whole family.

I’ll get to music in a minute – but first, let’s talk about food and entertainment.

There’s a long list of Food vendors coming to Ajax Downs for the weekend to serve up some really tasty goodies – but most importantly BEEF & BEER!

And since I’m sometimes in the business of giving suggestions, here are 4 joints that I think you should make a point of visiting at Steak Stock…

Steak Stock Beer & Food Recommendations

Brock Street Brewery: This Whitby brewery just celebrated their Grand Opening! These Durham brewers have a mission of creating great tasting beer with all-natural ingredients – and Steak Stock is going to give them a chance to make some new fans. I’ll be ready to taste it.
Horn Dawgs: They pride themselves in providing their customers with the best Authentic Southern BBQ this side of the border. They’ll be fresh off Whitby Ribfest, and ready to serve up some samplings from their menu that also includes Brisket, Pulled Pork, Wings and more. Can’t wait.
Underdog BrewhouseCaplansky’s: This Toronto staple will be rolling in and I’m hoping they bring some smoked meat and corned beef for sandwiches – plus a healthy assortment of their awesome mustards. Seriously, they have Classic Ballpark, Super Extra Hot, Hot and Horseradishy, and Mild and Delicious. I really love mustard.
Underdog’s Brewhouse: Beer with no excuses! Brothers Jeff and Eric Dornan are bringing their All Or Nothing Hopfenweisse to Ajax from Oshawa – and hoping that people like it enough to look for it at The Beer Store and LCBO. I’m ready for a taste. Who doesn’t like to cheer for the underdog?

Now, you’re going to need something to do while you eat, and if you still haven’t made your way to the stage to hear some music you can check out the Live BBQ Cook-off, or you can finish your eats and take a spin on the mechanical bull. I don’t know if the BBQ contestants will be giving out samples of their meet – but I’m hoping yes. Oh, and while you’re watching other people cook, don’t miss out on the chance to enter to win a brand new BBQ of your own – and then invite me over for steaks and burgers and hot dogs!

Mechanical Bull Riding Tips

I’ve had a little experience riding mechanical bulls… and it’s awesome – but I want you to keep these tips in mind.
1) Don’t wrap the rope around your hand. As the bull whips you around that rope gets tighter and tighter and squeezes a lot and can put a hurt on your hand.
2) Let yourself fall. I know that you want to stay on the bull as long as you can, but when it’s time to go, let go. Don’t risk an injury.
3) Keep your balance forward. This is a personal experience tip. Scoot up as close as you can to the head, bring your legs forward and get ready.
4) Have fun!

Now, the Steak Stock Music!

Starting with Livy Jeanne at on Saturday and wrapping up with Leah Daniels on Sunday, Steak Stock has a pretty great country music lineup. Here’s the set schedule…

Saturday July 18

Livy Jeanne Steak StockLivy Jeanne: 12:15pm
We just got to catch up with Livy in our Cavendish Beach preview, and can’t wait to see her Dixie Chicks and Katy Perry inspired live show.
Kaitlin Kozell: 1:15pm
Kaitlin is coming to Boots & Hearts this summer, which makes Steak Stock a great little preview for that. Looking forward to hearing her voice, seeing her interaction with the crowd, and maybe even eating some BBQ after?!
Lindsay Broughton: 2:30pm
Much love to Lindsay, looking forward to this one – she’s sweet, has a great voice, and we know that the 2013 CMAO Rising Star Award Winner is going to give everyone a great show.
Cold Creek County: 5:00pm
These 5 dudes have opened up for Dallas Smith, Emerson Drive, Kira Isabella, and more – and they’re doing an awesome job. Their single Our Town is whole lot of fun, and seeing it live should be a real good time. 
Autumn Hill: 6:30pm
Great choice for a Saturday headliner. Tareya and Mike have been putting in huge work, and Steak Stock comes just weeks after the release of their new album, Anchor. It’s also going to be a great chance to celebrate the current Top 5 success of Blame. Give it a listen so you can sing along! 

*There’s also a TBA slot on Saturday at 4pm… that could be fun!

Sunday July 19

Live Quarter Horse racing starts at 12:50 pm! 

Steak Stock 2015Casey Spencer: 12:40pm & 1:00pm
Casey kicks off the music on Sunday and will be getting the crowd ready for a full day of racing, BBQ, beer, and country!
Jack Connolly: 1:25pm & 1:50pm
Originally from Vancouver Island and now working out of Toronto, this folk-country singer/songwriter will be bringing his tunes to Ajax Downs to fill the break between horse races and keep the party going!
Sara Mione: 2:15pm & 2:35pm
19 year old Sara Mione has had her sound compared to Sheryl Crow, and that’s fine by me. She’s and up and comer and Steak Stock attendees should be ready to hear her single Bring It On Back live and in living colour.
Sawmill Road: 3:30pm & 3:55pm & 4:20pm
These Northumberland boys are known to put on a good live show. WIth 2 albums under their belts, and tight harmonies that fill the air with sound, this show should pair perfectly with BBQ and beer.
Leah Daniels: 4:50pm
Leah closes out the weekend, and with good reason. Fresh off her Rising Star award from the Country Music Association of Ontario the Uxbridge girl is well on her way to the top. With a top 20 track in Go Back, her new single Dream Without You out now, and a new album in the works, I can’t wait to see her belt out her songs!

Click here to get your tickets. $25 to see this lineup is a bargain any day of the week. Trust. 

Can’t wait to see y’all there!

Leah Daniels at the 2015 CMAO Awards.

Leah Daniels at the 2015 CMAO Awards.

Lindsay Broughton at the 2015 CMAO Awards.

Lindsay Broughton at the 2015 CMAO Awards.

Autumn Hill at the 2015 CMAO Awards.

Autumn Hill at the 2015 CMAO Awards.

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