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2023 Calgary Stampede Set For A Cross Section of Musical Talent


Lord Huron (Photo From Lord Huron Facebook)

Indie-folk band Lord Huron is set to perform at the Calgary Stampede on Sunday, July 9th, at the Big Four Roadhouse.


The band, led by founder and lead singer Ben Schneider, draws inspiration from Schneider's childhood spent near Lake Huron, resulting in a sound that takes audiences on an adventurous journey through mountains and beyond.


What started as a solo project for Schneider quickly grew into a quintet, with the release of their first full-length album, Lonesome Dreams, in October 2012. The album's lyrics paint vivid pictures of landscapes and experiences, immersing listeners in a world of storytelling. In 2015, Lord Huron released their western-inspired album Strange Trails, which featured the platinum-certified hit "The Night We Met," used in the popular Netflix original series "13 Reasons Why."


Lord Huron has continued to build on their success, releasing 2019's Vide Noir and 2021's Long Lost, both of which have been critically acclaimed. The band has become known for their enchanting melodies and captivating lyrics, which are sure to draw crowds to their Calgary Stampede performance.


Joining Lord Huron at the Calgary Stampede are a diverse range of talented musicians, including St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Donovan Woods, Wild Rivers, and Begonia.


St. Paul & the Broken Bones is an eight-piece ensemble that made their debut with the release of Half the City in 2014. Their unique blend of soul and rock quickly garnered attention, and the band has been making waves ever since. With dynamic vocals and an infectious energy, St. Paul & the Broken Bones are sure to bring the house down at the Calgary Stampede.


Donovan Woods is an acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter whose album Both Ways won the 2019 JUNO Award for contemporary roots album. His music has garnered over 210 million global streams, and his unique storytelling style has earned him a devoted following.


Wild Rivers first caught audiences' attention with their 2016 self-titled debut, followed by two EPs in 2018 and 2020. The Toronto-based trio draws from a variety of genres, including pop, rock, indie, and folk, creating a sound that is uniquely their own.


Begonia, the moniker of Canadian artist Alexa Dirks, is a singer-songwriter known for her honest and relatable lyrics. After the dissolution of her JUNO Award-winning former group, Chic Gamine, Dirks struck out on her own, creating music that speaks directly to the heart.

Together, these talented musicians promise to deliver an unforgettable performance at the Calgary Stampede.


Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 3rd at 10:00 AM.

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