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  • iHeartRadio Beach Ball at PNE

    iHeartRadio Beach Ball at PNE

    As it expands its radio empire, iHeartRadio Canada is bringing its Beach Ball festival to the PNE. Nelson's Shawn Hook is one of the many acts appearing at the event.
  • Willie Nelson and Colter Wall: Legitimate outlaw country at Big Valley Jamboree

    Willie Nelson and Colter Wall: Legitimate outlaw country at Big Valley Jamboree

    Camrose — It was a mud-clogged Friday that had the frozen-panic feel of waiting for medical test results. Breaking through all this soul-crushing rain, would Willie Nelson even get to play? Were all those weather apps showing giant lumpy weather monsters eking down from the north onto Big Valley Jamboree going to be wrong? Well, […]
  • Let's face it: Willie Nelson is the coolest musician to play 25 years

    Let's face it: Willie Nelson is the coolest musician to play 25 years

    Having been to more than half the Big Valley Jamborees in its 25-year lifespan, here’s something easy to declare: Willie Nelson — playing Friday — is the coolest act they’ve ever booked. That’s nothing against BVJ, mind you — with a penchant for dope, helping out farmers, troubles with the man and, of course, a catalogue of […]
  • Folk Fest pays tribute to Penny Lang, Willie Nelson

    Folk Fest pays tribute to Penny Lang, Willie Nelson

    The Folk Fest sur le canal has loads of free outdoor shows but there are also ticketed tribute concerts.
  • Concert Announcement: Steve Earle & The Dukes coming to the Commodore

    Concert Announcement: Steve Earle & The Dukes coming to the Commodore

    Steve Earle & The Dukes are bringing “outlaw country” to the Commodore Ballroom. Earle, who is promoting his latest album So You Wannabe an Outlaw, an homage to the 1970s outlaw country movement popularized by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, will make his Vancouver tour stop on Oct. 1. “I moved to Nashville in November of 1974, and […]
  • Kaptainis: Andris Nelsons pays a visit

    Kaptainis: Andris Nelsons pays a visit

    Conductor, who performs with Boston Symphony Orchestra in Maison symphonique on Saturday, discusses musical context. "You have to tell the story of the composer and the dramaturge of that time"
  • What did Snoop Dogg get his best pal Willie Nelson for Christmas?

    What did Snoop Dogg get his best pal Willie Nelson for Christmas?

    Considering the nature of the gift, their friendship is really not all that unlikely, seeing as how Snoop and Nelson have long been pot pals
  • Celtic Tenors set to spread Christmas cheer with the RSO

    Celtic Tenors set to spread Christmas cheer with the RSO

    Surely they have the voices for the classics, Christmas and otherwise yet expect anything but stodgy when the Celtic Tenors — Matthew Gilsenan, James Nelson and Daryl Simpson — perform with the Regina Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night. “Music should be fun. It should be exciting, it should be uplifting,” Gilsenan said in a recent telephone […]
  • 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 […]
  • Selected concerts: Larry the Cable Guy coming Nov. 5

    Selected concerts: Larry the Cable Guy coming Nov. 5

    Sept. 8 Willie Nelson & Family, Aaron Lewis: 8 p.m. Colosseum, Caesars Windsor, 377 Riverside Dr. E. Tickets start at $50. Call 519-258-7878 or visit caesarswindsor.com. Sept. 9 AC/DC: 7:30 p.m. Palace of Auburn Hills, 4 Championship Dr., Auburn Hills. Tickets $139.95 US, $95.95 US & $75 US. * Aerosmith, Slash, Myles Kennedy & the […]

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