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Canada Jam was a rock music festival concert held at Mosport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario Canada, about 100 kilometres east of Toronto, on August 26, 1978. The festival was produced by Sandy Feldman and Leonard Stogel, who produced California Jam and California Jam II, and was sponsored by Carling O'Keefe. It attracted over 110,000 fans, making it the largest paying rock event in Canadian history at that time. 


Acts in order of appearance:

  • Fun Zone
  • Ozark Mountain Daredevils
  • The Doobie Brothers
  • Atlanta Rhythm Section
  • Village People
  • Dave Mason
  • Wha-Koo
  • Prism
  • Kansas
  • Commodores
  • Triumph
  • Johnny Winter

The program ran for 18 hours (3 hours behind schedule) and ended with Triumph's encore at 3:35 AM.

Four television specials were made from the event and broadcast across the CTV television network in Canada. Several performances from the show were eventually released on CD and video, both in bootleg and authorized form including performances by Kansas and Triumph. The event was hosted by CFTR-AM (AM680) in Toronto.

Approximately 350 people were treated in the medical tent for fatigue, cuts and drug and alcohol-related ailments but no major incidents or problems occurred. Tickets for the event sold for $20.00 in advance and $30.00 on the day of the event and the event grossed an estimated 2.5 million dollars.