Calgary – As the sun sets on Stampede Park, July 7-16, 2023, the party will just be getting started, and the heat dialled all the way up! The Bell Grandstand Show returns in 2023 with a brand-new, reimagined spectacle of entertainment, featuring nightly performances by Juno-award winning entertainer, Johnny Reid, high-energy song and dance from The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede and special guest appearances by Tony-nominated Broadway Star Forrest McClendon, Swing Latino, Tetiana, Calgary Opera, and more.

Get lost in the wonder of the Bell Grandstand Show as song, dance, technology and special effects collide in a show that will have audiences on their feet from start to finish. Musical Host Forrest McClendon will set the scene for the hottest block party, taking you through a rhythm-filled journey of heat, sound and heartfelt emotion; Johnny Reid will weave his unfeigned lyricism and soul into performances within the show; and The Young Canadians are set to entertain with lively musical numbers, keeping the feel-good vibes rolling throughout the night. Sprinkle in performances ranging from spicy to inspiring to daring, from special guests Swing Latino, Calgary Opera and Tetiana and you have yourself the 2023 Bell Grandstand Show.

“At the 2023 Bell Grandstand Show, you can expect to be up on your feet singing and dancing the night away at what we are calling the hottest block party ever, and everyone is invited,” says Angela Benson, Director and Choreographer, Bell Grandstand Show. “From costumes made of water, to an unbelievable drone show featuring more drones than ever before and all of our spectacular guest performances, if you think you’ve seen the Bell Grandstand Show, think again!”

Over an illustrious career spanning three decades, celebrated Entertainer, Producer and Playwright, Johnny Reid, has captured the hearts of fans and audiences around the world. The critically acclaimed Scottish-born singer-songwriter is widely known for his lyrical honesty and musical ability, as demonstrated by an extensive catalogue of hit songs, album sales totaling over two million units worldwide, multiple sold-out national arena tours, and countless awards including a GRAMMY nominated album and a SOCAN National Achievement Award. Now, audiences will be able to catch Johnny Reid as he performs nightly, for all 10 days of the Calgary Stampede at the Bell Grandstand Show.

“I’m so excited to be a part of this incredible show and can’t wait to celebrate with Calgary!” says Johnny Reid.

From performing with JLo on the Superbowl stage, to now performing on the Bell Grandstand Show stage, Swing Latino will bring the heat with their upbeat Salsa dance stylings. Daring diva Tetiana will have audiences on the edge of their seats with her suspenseful slackwire act. Calgary Opera will bring the emotion with a heartfelt and vibrant performance. And finally, the show will hit a crescendo with the fan-favourite fireworks finale.

“As a Champion-level sponsor of the Calgary Stampede and a partner for almost 20 years, we are excited to once again present the Bell Grandstand Show and be a key part of the Stampede experience,” said David Kennedy, VP, Brand & Sponsorship at Bell. “At Bell, we are proud supporters of local and global performers, providing them with our leading network and communication services and highlighting their talents whenever we can, including at events like this.”

You won’t see a show like this anywhere else – only at the Calgary Stampede, July 7-16, 2023!

For more information and to purchase Evening Show tickets, please visit calgarystampede.com/grandstandshow. Evening Show tickets include the double-header event of the Cowboys Rangeland Derby Chuckwagon Races and the Bell Grandstand Show.


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:
Christine Thompson
Corporate Communications Manager
Calgary Stampede
T 403.261.9186
E cthompson@calgarystampede.com

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