Happy April Fools Day! - Introducing New Orleans North

Calgary – If you’re looking to trade some redneck for beatnik, and swap your Kenny Chesney for a little Kenny G., you’ll want to head down to New Orleans North - the new jazz club at this year’s Calgary Stampede.

“The Stampede is intent on bringing urban and rural worlds together and for many years has presented a country format in Nashville North,” says Karen Connellan, director, Programming. “This year, we’re thrilled to bring a new urban sound to Stampede Park in an enhanced venue.”

Behold the jazz club. New Orleans North will feature new candlelight booths, an extensive wine list and opulent chandeliers. A new Cajun tasting menu will show off the talents of Stampede culinary team.  And what was once Nashville North - a raucous tent known as Calgary’s best country music party  - will be transformed into New Orleans North - an understated, elegant venue up there with New York City’s best jazz haunts.

Behold the jazz. Programming at New Orleans North will start (naturally) with feel-good, smooth-jazz afternoons, allowing for a relaxation and escape from your high-intensity Stampede adventures.  Why let this relaxing vibe be relegated to dentists’ waiting rooms and laundromats? In the evenings things will get a little more intense, with big band and Dixieland ramping up to a crescendo of hot and classic jazz. The full roster of local and international performers will be announced in early May.

“It’s been a tough year and some Vitamin J might just be what the doctor ordered,” adds Connellan. “We’re confident that New Orleans North is will strike a chord with all our guests, from boomers to millennials and from seniors to Gen Xers.”

One final message for our die-hard Nashville North loving fans. The sights, sounds and set up of New Orleans North will be as chic as they are comfortable. So come as you are; as long as it’s in appropriately sophisticated attire.  Syncopated two-step dance lessons will be available.

About the Calgary Stampede
The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together, we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.


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For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Booth
Manager, Public Relations
Calgary Stampede
P. 403.261.0327