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  • Stickman Drum Experience carving a niche into the industry

    Stickman Drum Experience carving a niche into the industry

    Some of the best drummers in the world are gathering set students on the right beat. Stickman Drum Experience runs from June 28 to July 2 at Living Skies Retreat, located 20 minutes northwest of Regina in the Qu’Appelle Valley. From intensive workshops with professionals to a drum-making course, the camp is a one-of-kind experience […]
  • Twin Fiddles: Music camp leads to unexpected music career

    Twin Fiddles: Music camp leads to unexpected music career

    JJ Guy didn’t plan on becoming a professional musician, but a visit to the Emma Lake Fiddle Camp in the early 2000s changed everything. “I didn’t plan on doing it full-time. I was going to farm and then I got hired to teach at the camp and that changed my whole perspective,” Guy said. The fiddler […]
  • Garth Brooks and Oilers fan favourite Ryan Smyth hold sports camp with kids

    Garth Brooks and Oilers fan favourite Ryan Smyth hold sports camp with kids

    A group of local kids were coached in hockey and life by music legend Garth Brooks and local hockey hero Ryan Smyth on Saturday as part of a special Teammates ProCamp.
  • Willie Nelson and Little Big Town will help Big Valley Jamboree celebrate its 25th anniversary

    Willie Nelson and Little Big Town will help Big Valley Jamboree celebrate its 25th anniversary

    Country icon and Volkswagen pitchman Willie Nelson will join Big Valley Jamboree’s 25th anniversary festivities next summer.  The 83-year-old musician and country group Little Big Town are the latest acts to be added to the four-day Camrose camp-out, which kicks off Aug. 3, 2017. Previously announced performers include Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Kacey Musgraves and Chris […]
  • Keith Urban among headliners for Big Valley Jamboree's 25th anniversary

    Keith Urban among headliners for Big Valley Jamboree's 25th anniversary

    It’s bound to be one of the biggest parties of 2017.  Country stars Keith Urban and Jason Aldean will headline the 25th anniversary of Big Valley Jamboree, Aug. 3 to 6, in Camrose. Tickets and camping passes will go on sale Nov. 1 via bigvalleyjamboree.com.  Urban recently had the honour of being the first headliner to […]
  • Pedal-powered tour brings the bass to remote communities

    Pedal-powered tour brings the bass to remote communities

    Felipe Gomez is taking on Saskatchewan’s vast northern wilderness with little more than a bicycle, a bass guitar and some camping gear. The Saskatoon musician is on a three-month journey that will take him to Uranium City and back during what promises to be a harsh winter. The trek is Gomez’s fourth tour, with previous […]
  • Rock camp is music to the ears of young girls

    Rock camp is music to the ears of young girls

    Myriam and Perla had only seen each other around at school and neither of them knew Rozz, but that didn’t matter when the three teenagers came together to write a rock song. The girls were taking part in Girls Rock Camp a non-profit organization that gives girls aged 8-18 a chance to tap into musical creativity […]
  • Carrie Underwood sets date with Edmonton

    Carrie Underwood sets date with Edmonton

    Rogers Place has announced another concert … and guess what?  It’s another country artist.  Carrie Underwood will perform Oct. 13. Tickets range from $69 to $111 plus service charges. On sale: Aug. 5 at Ticketmaster.  The former American Idol champ is also playing this weekend’s Big Valley Jamboree. She’ll wrap up the Camrose camp-out on […]
  • Summer camp bands ready to rock at finale concert

    Summer camp bands ready to rock at finale concert

    It’s Day 4 of Girls Rock Camp Saskatoon and in addition to making band T-shirts, learning self defence and music lessons, it’s also wacky hair day. It might seem like a bit of silliness, but every element feeds into the camp’s mandate of empowering self-identified female youth. The members of Algae, one the newly formed bands, […]
  • Alright Gents pack the sound of Calgary into their party rock approach

    Alright Gents pack the sound of Calgary into their party rock approach

    Sometimes the “local” in “local band” is viewed as a pejorative. Sometimes it’s owned with pride. You can put Calgary indie rock quartet Alright Gents firmly in the latter camp, as the city in which they live and make their music is as much a part of who they are as how they sound. “It […]

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