There's a country music festival happening just outside of Calgary this weekend

Aug 11 2021, 6:15 pm

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Dust off your cowboy boots and brush up on your two-steppin’ skills, because there’s a country music festival happening south of Calgary this weekend.

The Southern Alberta Music Festival takes place at Aspen Crossing on Friday, August 13, and Saturday, August 14, and features over 13 local artists over the course of two days.

Aspen Crossing is a campground, event venue, and heritage railway attraction located an hour’s drive from Calgary, offering train excursions, escape rooms, dining, greenhouses, gardens, and more, and this weekend they’re hosting what’s bound to be an epic live music event.

Running from 7 to 11 pm on Friday and 9:30 am to 11 pm on Saturday, you’ll find a variety of food trucks at this festival, plus beer gardens with an afterparty featuring Blue Suede. There’s even a free pancake breakfast on Saturday morning.

The Calgary-area music festival aims to help raise awareness and funds for an amazing local cause, with the event benefitting STARS Air Ambulance. Tickets are priced at $80 for two-day general admission, or $40 for Friday and $60 for Saturday.


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Headlining the event are Trevor Panczak, Jake Mathews, and Drew Gregory. The festival’s other performers include:

  • Renegade Station
  • Cole Malone
  • Fraid Knot
  • High Steppin Daddy
  • NiteLife Band
  • Kevin K Band
  • Glen Brown
  • Straight, Clean & Simple
  • History Wrangler & the Dusty Saddle Gang
  • Bill Thornhill

So shine up your biggest belt buckle and get ready to enjoy some local country tunes for a great cause this weekend.

2021 Southern Alberta Music Festival

When:Ā August 13 and 14
Time:Ā 7 to 11 pm on August 13 and 9:30 am to 11 pm on August 14
Where: Aspen Crossing (AB-Highway 24, Mossleigh, Alberta)
Tickets:Ā $80 for two-day general admission, or $40 for Friday and $60 for Saturday

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