Main Stage Concerts

All 2015 concerts are FREE with gate admission and feature everything from classic rock to children’s performers and country to pop.

CLICK HERE to buy your tickets now!

BLACKJACK BILLY

Friday June 12th 8 PM

Blackjack Billy is a Country Rock band composed of Rob Blackledge (vocals, guitar), Noll Billings (vocals), Jeff Coplan (electric guitar), and Brad Cummings (drums). Based in Nashville, they describe their music as “Redneck Rock.”

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Blackjack Billy for webTheir debut single, The Booze Cruise, was independently released in March 2013 and Sirius XM Satellite Radio’s new country channel The Highway began playing it as a ‘Highway Find’.

Combined with BjB’s heavy touring schedule The Booze Cruise took off and has sold more than 250K digital downloads, even reaching Platinum status in Canada.

We can’t wait to have Blackjack Billy play at the Red River EX on our opening night.

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Garfield-Birthday

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GARFIELD® presents

“Happy Birthday To Me!”

Saturday June 13th 2 & 4 PM

It’s Garfield’s Birthday and he’s throwing himself a “Surprise Party”.

Audiences participate in a musical celebration with Odie and Jon at Garfield’s big birthday bash. Everyone is invited to join in the singing and dancing while Garfield serves himself a giant Lasagna Birthday Cake.

Of course, wise-cracking, nap-taking Garfield doesn’t plan on doing all the work (or any of the work for that matter), so he needs a couple of lucky audience members to help him on stage!

 

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FRANCESCO YATES

with special guest SCOTT HELMAN

Sunday June 14th 8 PM

Francesco Yates was recently referred to as “The Next Big Thing”, “Star of 2015” and “Singer You Need to Know” by Forbes, Spotify and The Canadian Press.

 

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It sometimes feels that in the cut and paste pop world we live in, the art of the song is lost in a swirl of synthesizers and auto-tuned production tricks. ‘

But, thankfully, there are a few young artists out there whose goal it is to come to the table with something to say and create a unique voice for themselves.

Rather than allowing radio formats and flavour-of-the-month styles dictate who Scott Helman is, it is his deft pen and soulful voice that defines his sound.

 

ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE BAND

JET STREAM

Monday June 15th 8 PM

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TEBEY

with special guests KEITH AND RENEE

Tuesday June 16th 8 PM

Tebey is a multi-genre songwriter and country music artist from Peterborough, ON who now calls Nashville home. He is currently signed to BMG Music Publishing in the US and he was recently booked by The Agency Group in Canada.

The past few years have been an incredible time for artist and songwriter, Tebey. He has made quite a name for
himself at country radio with multiple hit singles including his top ten CCMA nominated “Somewhere In the
Country” and the top ten smash “Till It’s Gone.” His recent single, a countrified version of “Wake Me Up” featuring
Emerson Drive was a top 5 hit and his latest single “Now I Do” went Top 20.

He has had the most played Canadian country single for the past two years – “Wake Me Up” (2014 Nielsen BDS)
from his current album TWO and “Somewhere In The Country” (2013 Mediabase) from his debut album “The
Wait” and his latest singles “Now I Do” and “Wake Me Up” have over half a million views on YouTube.

As a songwriter, the past few years have seen multiple cuts for the likes of Emerson Drive, Doc Walker, Big & Rich,
Jason Blaine, Tara Oram, One More Girl, and even pop stars One Direction and Shawn Desman. He also scored
his first UK #1 with the song “All About Tonight” performed by British pop star Pixie Lott. The song was even
nominated for Single of The Year at the prestigious Brit Awards.

CCMA Rising Star nominee Tebey is currently booking tour dates into the summer of 2015 and working on his 3rd
solo release coming spring 2015.

Keith and Renee

keith-reneeKeith and Renee are a Canadian duo renowned for their dynamic live show, unforgettable harmonies and tight musicality honed by years together on the road.

They’ve just released their new album Feel Good Thing with Warner Music Canada and have had much success from winning the 2012 WCMA Award for Best Country Album and touring with artists such as Jann Arden, Dallas Smith and Dean Brody.

Keith and Renee spent two summers in Kenya, Africa as ambassadors for the humanitarian organization Free the Children, following performances in over 300 schools across Canada, inspiring young people to make a positive difference in their own lives.

Their music has been placed on AT&T commercials in the USA, Degrassi The Next Generation and Degrassi Goes Hollywood.

 

 

THE GUESS WHO

Wednesday June 17th 8 PM

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guess-whoThe Guess Who is a group that’s connected with the masses throughout a exultant hit parade including “These Eyes,” “Clap For the Wolfman,” “Hand Me Down World,” “No Time,” “Star Baby” and “Share the Land.”Add in fellow classics and double sided singles like the rock anthem “American Woman” and “No Sugar Tonight,” plus “Laughing” and “Undun,”.

This Canadian band is amongst music’s most indelible treasures who are eternally etched within the very fabric of pop culture history.

“You’re going to see an excellent version of the songs and hear exactly how they should sound or be played,” verifies founding member and original drummer/songwriter Garry Peterson. “We’re coming at a new generation of fans who are seeing how the band can execute with enthusiasm.

And we’re also making sure the respect level remains at an all time high for how the music was initially recorded and remains at an all time high for the fans who have been with the band from the beginning.”

THE GLORIOUS SONS

Thursday June 18th 8 PM

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The Glorious Sons for webThe Glorious Sons are an everyman band, telling real stories from a blue-collar perspective.They hit their stride with their new album, “The Union”, a collection of honest and heartfelt songs touching on themes of life, love, passion, loss and redemption.

Vocalist/lyricist Brett Emmons is one of the strongest new voices in Canadian rock, backed by a lush, loud and powerful soundtrack supplied by guitarists Jay Emmons & Andrew Young, and the rhythm section comprised of Adam Paquette (Drums) & Chris Huot (Bass).

 

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DOC WALKER

with special guests PETRIC

Friday June 19th 8 PM

Doc Walker for webWith over 20 Top 10 singles, Doc Walker is one of the most recognized Canadian country acts of the past two decades.

The group has received multiple Canadian Country Music Awards, including Fans‟ Choice, Group or Duo of the Year, CMT Video of the Year, Single of the Year, and Country Music Program or Special of the Year.

In addition, Doc Walker has been nominated for several JUNO Awards for Country Album of the Year, including a win in 2009 for the album Beautiful Life.

 

Petric

Petric-edit-1Like many teenagers who have a dream of one day getting up on stage and playing their music, Tom and Jason Petric have always had a fire burning inside to entertain audiences and push themselves to newer and greater levels.

o it only makes sense that these brothers from Transcona, Manitoba have come together to form the band PETRIC and are electrifying clubs and venues all across Canada.

 

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SHAWN DESMAN

with special guest ANDEE

Saturday June 20th 8 PM

With a platinum debut album, a sophomore Juno Award winning album for Best R&B/Soul Recording, chart-topping singles & videos, movie roles and international accolades under his belt.

Desman is poised to launch his highly anticipated fourth album.

We can’t wait to have Shawn play the Red River EX.

 

Andee

andeeIn the spring of 2013 Andee had a chance encounter with Sébastien Lefebvre, guitarist of Canadian pop band Simple Plan.

“When I first got together with Andee and heard her sing, I knew she was going to move people with her music,” Lefebvre recalls. “We clicked immediately musically. She has a rare and amazing gift in which her personality translates into the way she sings.”

When the two artists embarked on a musical collaboration, the chemistry between them was there from the very start.”When I met Seb [Lefebvre] I had a feeling that it was going to be one of the most significant encounters in my career, “ Andee reflects. “I was right. He is patient and insightful and a wonderful musical human being.”

Through this partnership, Andee began developing a sound of her own; an organic pop rock with soul undertones.

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Magic Tree House for web

“The Magic Tree House” ™

“Read Read Read”

Sunday, June 21 at 2 & 4 p.m.

Mary Pope Osborne’s internationally beloved and bestselling Magic Tree House series comes to life in a long-awaited live character event, “READ! READ! READ!”.

Brother-Sister duo Jack and Annie bring their time traveling adventures to life in this 25 minute tribute to the magic of reading.

The event involves a captivating performance by Jack and Annie with lively audience participation, and original songs.

All 2015 concerts are FREE with gate admission and feature everything from classic rock to children’s performers and country to pop.  CLICK HERE to buy your tickets now!

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