Calgary - The Calgary Stampede and Stampede Entertainment Inc. are excited to announce the first annual Let There Be Rock classic rock event at the Stampede’s newest music venue, The Big Four Roadhouse. Headlining the event on Saturday, March 23, 2019 will be Canadian rock music icons Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Loverboy and Chilliwack.

 “These bands composed the Canadian soundtrack.  Their songs are undeniable Canadian anthems,” says Adam Oppenheim, President, Stampede Entertainment Inc. “We are so excited to bring these rock music legends together to perform at The Big Four Roadhouse for the first annual Let There Be Rock.  Fans will have the opportunity to join together for what promises to be an incredible experience as these iconic bands light up this amazing new venue.”

Perhaps best known for his career-defining single Life is a Highway, Tom Cochrane is a recipient of eight Juno Awards and multiple songwriter awards. A GRAMMY Award nominee, he is also a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and has been honoured with The Order of Canada. Cochrane’s album Mad Mad World, released more than 25 years ago, is still one of the top selling albums in Canadian music history with hits such as Sinking Like a Sunset, No Regrets and of course the hit Life is a Highway. Joined by his iconic band Red Rider, and with a music career now spanning more than 40 years, the gold-standard in Canadian rock and roll never leaves fans unsatisfied. 


Since forming nearly 40 years ago following an introduction at a Calgary nightclub, legendary Canadian rock band Loverboy has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. With their trademark red leather pants, bandannas, big rock sound and high-energy shows, the band has released four multi-platinum albums and a trio of double-platinum releases. Their string of hits includes Working for the Weekend, Lovin’ Every Minute of It, Turn Me Loose and Heaven In Your Eyes. While Loverboy’s music is a standout, it is their reputation as an incredible live act that remains their calling card.  


Canada's legendary rock band Chilliwack is known for some of the most enduring rock music of the 1970s and 80s. Songs such as Fly at Night, My Girl (Gone Gone Gone), Whatcha Gonna Do and Lonesome Mary earned the Vancouver group 15 gold and platinum certifications and a host of awards, and led to high profile TV appearances and coliseum concert tours. Chilliwack's reputation for consistently powerful shows continue with lead singer and guitar player Bill Henderson and the band rocking like never before, winning new fans, while delighting long-time followers.



Tickets for Let There Be Rock go on sale to the public on Friday, February 1 at 10 a.m. (MDT), and are $79.00 (plus applicable fees). Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, via phone at 1.855.985.5000 and at


Calgary Stampede Insiders have an opportunity to pre-purchase tickets from Wednesday, January 30 at 10 a.m. (MDT) until Thursday, January 31 at 10 p.m. (MDT).



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