Argos putting on free concert and bringing in old stars for BMO Field opener

The Argos are setting sail at their new home field in style.

Toronto’s opener at BMO Field will feature a free concert in ‘The Shipyard’ – a fan fest venue – with Toronto-born rapper Kardinal Offishall taking the stage at 4:30 p.m. and Canadian band The Strumbellas, Juno winners in 2014, performing at 5:30 p.m in advance of the Argos kicking off against the rival Ticats at 7:30 p.m.

Argos tailgate

If you’re enjoying the music, BBQ food and $4 beers at the Argos’ tailgate on Thursday you might bump into a franchise icon. Quarterbacks Joe Theismann and Damon Allen, along with electrifying playmakers Michael “Pinball” Clemons and Raghib “Rocket” Ismail will be at all the pre-game festivities and take part in a ceremonial coin toss.

That’s quite a lineup the double blue has for a fresh era of Argos football.

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