Calgary – The Calgary Stampede Showband will be performing their 2017 show, Mosaic, this upcoming weekend at the Showbands LIVE! competition. Music lovers are invited to come together at McMahon Stadium to see the Calgary Stampede Showbands’ Mosaic, along with marching bands from across Alberta as they go head to head in the ultimate battle of the bands.

Mosaic is a special collaboration between the Calgary Stampede Showband and the Calgary Stampede Indian Events Committee, and has been designed in collaboration with local historians and Indigenous leaders. The performance features Indigenous youth drummers, singers, and dancers who will wear their own regalia during performances, as a larger part of the Showband. The production incorporates the past, present, and future of Canada and its people, exploring themes of purity, conflict, reconciliation, diversity and inclusion.

WHAT: Calgary Stampede Showband performing Mosaic at Showbands LIVE! competition

WHEN: Preliminaries: Sunday, July 9 from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

              Finals: Tuesday, July 11 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

WHERE:  McMahon Stadium
                 1817 Crowchild Trail NW
                 Calgary, Alberta T2M 4S7

The Calgary Stampede Visiting Bands Committee is proud to take the Stampede spirit into the community with its annual music showcase, Showbands LIVE! At the event, over 800 youth will be working together in music and movement to present unique and memorable performances.  For more information on Showbands LIVE!, please visit CalgaryStampede.com/ShowbandsLive.

 

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 promotes western heritage and values.  All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.

 

For more information, please contact:

Christine Thompson
Media Relations Coordinator
Calgary Stampede
T 403.261.0338
C 403.831.1618
cthompson@calgarystampede.com