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Bell Centennial Plaza announces 2012 Line Up

Calgary – In honour of this year’s Centennial theme, We’re Greatest Together, the Calgary Stampede is pleased to introduce a brand new entertainment venue – Bell Centennial Plaza. Located in the centre of Stampede Park, the Plaza is an ideal location to gather, celebrate and create memories throughout the Centennial Stampede, July 6-15.

 

 

“The Calgary Stampede is one of Canada’s biggest and best music festivals,” says Jim Laurendeau, director, Programming, Calgary Stampede. “This year we’ll be bring some of the most talented performers from other festivals in Calgary and around the world and presenting them on the all-new Bell Centennial Plaza.”

 

“As a long-time partner of the Calgary Stampede, Bell is passionate about bringing people together with memorable experiences,” says Kara Kingston, associate director, Sponsorship, Bell. “At the Bell Centennial Plaza, park visitors will connect with the Stampede, as they enjoy world-class entertainment and become a part of the excitement that will mark the Centennial.”

 

Below is the lineup of performers at Bell Centennial Plaza:

Date

Time

Artist/Festival

Time

Artist/Festival

Friday, July 6

1:00 p.m.

  Festival Caravan

  Jazz Summit

2:30 p.m.

  Donald Ray Johnson

  Calgary Blues Festival

Saturday, July 7

1:00 p.m.

  Eve Hell and the Razors

  Calgary Folk Festival

2:30 p.m.

  Hollow Brethren

  Sled Island

Sunday, July 8

1:00 p.m.

  Soulicitors

  Reggae Fest

2:30 p.m.

  Brian Quaye (DADJO)

  Africadey

Monday July 9

1:00 p.m.

  Dennis Lissa Booker

  Afrikadey

2:30 p.m.

  Brian Quaye (DADJO)

  Afrikadey

Tuesday, July 10

1:00 p.m.

  High Kicks

  Sled Island

2:30 p.m.

  Kris Demeanor

  Calgary Folk Festival

Wednesday, July 11

1:00 p.m.

  Deanne Matley

  Jazz Summit

2:30 p.m.

  Texas Flood

  Calgary Blues Festival

Thursday, July 12

1:00 p.m.

  Reuben Bullock

  Calgary Folk Festival

2:30 p.m.

  Sons of Bears

  Sled Island

Friday, July 13         

1:00 p.m.

  Roots Syndicate

  Reggae Fest

2:30 p.m.

  Kofi Otuo

  Afrikadev

Saturday, July 14

1:00 p.m.

  Jose Neto

  Expo Latino

2:30 p.m.

  The Pana Band

  Expo Latino

Sunday, July 15 

1:00 p.m.

  Mocking Shadows

  Calgary Blues Festival

2:30 p.m.

  Sinistrio

  Jazz Summit

 

In addition to these amazing performers, the Bell Centennial Plaza will feature entertainment from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. including daily performances by: Austalia’s finest illusionists Adam and Selena, Recycled Percussion which mixes bucket drumming with power tools or anything else that the band can get their sticks on, and back by popular demand, Trampoline Wall where three acrobats take trampoline to new heights. Bell Centennial Plaza also features a daily First Nations performance at 11:45 a.m.

 

To top it off, the new entertainment venue offers a nightly celebration beginning at 11p.m. Visitors will be able to watch and listen to the spectacular fireworks display in the comfort of the Bell Centennial Plaza.

 

For a detailed list of Bell Centennial Plaza performances, visit cs.calgarystampede.com/events/bell-centennial-plaza.html

 

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Catherine Nantel-Philibert

Media Relations Coordinator

T 403.261.0431

C 587.436.6367

E CNantel-Philibert@calgarystampede.com