Blue Rodeo headlines Calgary Stampede’s newest venue, The Big Four Roadhouse

Calgary (Alberta) - The Calgary Stampede and Stampede Entertainment Inc. are thrilled to announce that on Sunday July 8, 2018, Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees Blue Rodeo will headline the Calgary Stampede’s newest venue, The Big Four Roadhouse.  Ensuring an unbelievable day of music, joining Blue Rodeo are very special guests Colter Wall, Whitehorse, Lindi Ortega and Mike Plume.


“This is an incredible music event,” says Adam Oppenheim, President, Stampede Entertainment Inc. “Blue Rodeo is an iconic band and foremost in the Canadian music fabric.  Colter Wall, Whitehorse, Lindi Ortega and Mike Plume are the gold standard in live music and songwriting.  It is a unique opportunity to see this unparalleled collection of talent in the Big Four Roadhouse.”


With a career spanning three decades, Blue Rodeo has been honoured with induction in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, the Order of Canada, #1 chart hits, 11 Juno Awards and more than four million records sold.  Their timeless songs include Hasn’t Hit Me Yet, 5 Days in May, Try, Bad Timing, Lost Together and Til I Am Myself Again.  Boasting a catalogue of 14 studio albums, the band’s latest recording 1000 Arms enjoyed top-10 status on the Billboard charts, and sees Blue Rodeo continue the steadfast tradition of definition on their own terms.


Ensuring a unique music experience for concert attendees, Colter Wall, Whitehorse, Lindi Ortega and Mike Plume join Blue Rodeo to share the stage.  With both critical acclaim and public recognition, this line-up of artists includes Juno and Canadian Country Music Association award wins, Polaris Music Prize shortlist nominations, chart-topping recordings, Grand Ole Opry performances and features in publications including Rolling Stone and The New Yorker.


Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m. (MDT) for $79 (plus applicable fees). Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, via phone at 1.855.985.5000 and at http://www.ticketmaster.ca/. This is an 18+ event.  Tickets include admission to the Calgary Stampede on the day of the concert.


Calgary Stampede Insiders have an opportunity to pre-purchase tickets from Wednesday, May 9 at 10 a.m. (MDT) until Thursday, May 10 at 10 p.m. (MDT).


The Calgary Stampede is July 6-15, 2018. For more information, please visit calgarystampede.com.


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.



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For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Booth

Manager, Public Relations

T. 403.261.0327

C. 403.463.6834

E. jbooth@calgarystampede.com