Calgary – The 2017 Calgary Stampede Talent Search live auditions have returned and will be held in the Boyce Theatre at Stampede Park, Friday, May 5 – Sunday, May 7, 2017. Young performers 6 – 21 years of age will sing, dance, and perform for a chance to shine in the spotlight at the 2017 Stampede Talent Search.

Performers are required to register online before the live auditions. After auditions, the top entertainers will be chosen to advance to the Stampede Week competition based on execution, stage presence, creativity and overall performance during the auditions. Performers who are unable to attend the live audition dates can audition by video and submit online by Friday, May 5, 2017.

Performers 6 – 12 years of age will compete for a spot in the Stampede Week competition and development opportunities. Performers 13 – 21 years of age will compete for a spot in the Stampede Week competition, the chance to win the Grand Prize of $10,000 cash, a one-of-a-kind belt buckle, and a customized performer development package.

Performers also have a chance to be selected for the $2,000 “Don Welden Award”, given to the performer who demonstrates talent, a positive attitude, professionalism, support of other performers, and support of the Stampede Talent Search. 

          WHAT:         2017 Stampede Talent Search live auditions

          WHEN:         Friday, May 5, 2017, 5 – 9 p.m.
                              Video audition judging. Live auditions, if Saturday and Sunday slots are full.

                              Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
                              Live auditions

                              Sunday, May 7, 2017, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
                              Live auditions

         WHERE:       Boyce Theatre, Stampede Park, Calgary

Celebrating its 37 year, the Stampede Talent Search is calling all young performers 6-21 years of age Canada-wide hoping to be discovered. Performances during the Calgary Stampede run nightly from July 7 – 16, 2017. Performers will be judged by industry professionals to determine a Grand Prize winner.  

For more information about the Stampede Talent Search or to register for auditions, please visit


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 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.


For more information, please contact:

Virginia Quon
Stampede Talent Search Committee

Christine Thompson
Media Relations Coordinator
Calgary Stampede
T 403.261.0338