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jeff dunham

Superstar comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham will perform at this year’s Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series

Calgary (Alberta) - The Calgary Stampede and Stampede Concerts Inc. are thrilled to bring hilarious comedian and skilled ventriloquist, Jeff Dunham, to the 2016 Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series. Described by Time Magazine as, “the most popular comedian in the United States” Dunham and his entourage of characters will hit the Scotiabank Saddledome stage on Sunday, July 17.

“This is the first time we have brought a comedian to the Saddledome stage during Stampede,” says Adam Oppenheim, managing director, Stampede Concerts Inc. “Jeff Dunham is an extremely talented comedian and a touring force of nature.  There is no doubt the Saddledome will be filled with laughter.”

Dunham’s television specials and series have been the highest rated programming in Comedy Central history, his DVD sales have reached seven million units, his videos have received almost a billion views on You Tube, and his live concerts have become mega-events played in front of sold-out arenas worldwide

Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, February 5 at 10 a.m. (MDT) and start at $49.99 (plus applicable fees). Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, via phone at 1.855.985.5000 and at

Virgin Mobile will be offering its Members exclusive priority access to tickets for the show. Members can go to for details on the pre-sale, which runs from Tuesday, February 2 at 10 a.m. (MDT) through Thursday, February 4 until 10 p.m. (MDT). Calgary Stampede Insiders also have an opportunity to pre-purchase tickets from Wednesday, February 3 at 10 a.m. (MDT) until Thursday, February 4 at 10 p.m. (MDT).

The Calgary Stampede is July 8-17, 2016. For more information, please visit Stay tuned for more great Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series announcements.

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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At Virgin Mobile, you’re not a customer, you’re a Member and “Members Get” exclusive deals from awesome brands, a shot at VIP access and one-of-a-kind experiences to events in Canada and around the world. That's on top of super-hot smartphones on ridiculously-fast LTE speeds and plans with loads of extras built right in! Virgin Mobile Members and Canadians also can do some good in their local communities by helping at-risk and homeless youth gain skills to get jobs with Virgin Mobile RE*Generation.

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For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Booth

Manager, Public Relations

Calgary Stampede

P. 403.261.0327

M. 403.463.6834