Join us for some glorious outdoor concerts at Rosebud’s Festival Stage just west of the Opera House!
We are thrilled to announce this year’s line-up of incredible musicians who will deliver a memorable experience for all ages.
Saturdays @ 4pm throughout July & August
All tickets are only $28+GST!
July 9: Armond Duck Chief
July 16: Dana Wylie
July 23: Mariel Buckley
July 30: John Wort Hannam
August 6: Joe Vickers
August 13: Lewis & Royal
August 20: 100 Mile House
August 27: Maria Dunn
Bring your own blanket or lawn chair, your sunscreen and hat, and enjoy incredible music in the heart of the Rosebud Valley.
In addition to this, join us for the 10th Anniversary of the Rosebud Chamber Music Festival, July 6 - 10.
For more info click HERE!
July 9, 2022 @ 4pm
Originally hailing from Siksika Nation, south of Rosebud, Armond has has performed hundreds of shows in Canada and the U.S. including live segments on the nationally aired Indigenous Music Awards, Canada Day with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Indigenous Day with Jim Cuddy, as well as performing and competing at the INFR in Las Vegas.
Thinking ‘Bout You is the lead Single from Armond Duck Chief’s third full album. Hot on the heels of his 2016 album The One, which earned him a JUNO Nomination as well as the Award for Best Country Album at the Indigenous Awards, his newest outing is a further celebration of Family, Rodeo, and Life.
Armond is a community leader, family man, and Rodeo Cowboy, and his music embodies all of these elements.
For more info on Armond click HERE.
July 16, 2022 @ 4pm
Dana Wylie has carved a uniquely wandering path through music; she cut her teeth in jug bands, bluegrass bands and cover bands in Taiwan, toured steadfastly with her own band in the UK, released three critically-praised albums, then landed back in Canada to pursue a Masters in musicology. Colin Linden calls her “a bright light from the great west,” and her latest album, The Earth That You’re Made Of, earned her a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for Contemporary Singer of the Year; journalist, broadcaster, and festival director Peter North called it “one of the finest contemporary roots recordings to have ever been produced in Alberta, period.”
“Dana is a rare package -- a songwriter's songwriter, a singer's singer, and a multi-instrumentalist's multi-instrumentalist. She's truly an amazing talent.” — Grant Stovel, CKUA Radio
For more info on Dana click HERE.
July 23, 2022 @ 4pm
Unapologetically genuine, wry, and soft-hearted - Mariel Buckley has planted her flag firmly as a songwriter who’s in it for the long haul. She aims to find herself squarely on the fringes and exactly where she belongs: singing and writing songs for the underdog. Her candor and magnetic live shows have been charming listeners across North America since her debut LP, Driving In The Dark .
Now with thousands of miles under her belt, Buckley looks to turn country/folk music on its head, with her follow-up album, Everywhere I Used To Be . Buckley’s mysterious ambiguity around genre, traditional storytelling, and identity is what gives her new songs such an honest shine. Buckley continues to be a trailblazer in her own right, with a firm grip on the steering wheel and a destination in mind - we’re just happy to be along for the ride.
For more info on Mariel click HERE.
July 30, 2022 @ 4pm
In 2001 John Wort Hannam quit his teaching job and spent 10 months depleting his savings while sat at his kitchen table, wearing a lucky hat, writing his first ten songs. Those songs would become his first recording Pocket Full Of Holes, released in 2003.
Seventeen years later, the Alberta musician is releasing his seventh full-length recording Acres Of Elbow Room and has a few feathers in that lucky hat for his first six offerings, including a JUNO nomination, a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Album of the Year, a Kerrville Texas New Folk win to name a few.
Recent years have seen a great deal of change in John’s life - becoming a Dad, turning 50, a move to the “big city” of Lethbridge, a long, deep bout of depression, and episodes of losing his singing voice. But John has emerged a better songwriter, a better singer, and a better player. On Acres Of Elbow Room, John has further refined his lyrical style and has landed squarely on his niche in the folk-roots world. He’s spent years learning the craft of song writing and is taking those tools to write some of his most personal songs. He has, quite literally, found his voice.
For more info on John click HERE.
August 6, 2022 @ 4pm
Joe Vickers lives in seasonal rotation. In the summer he is an Alberta grain farmer not too far from Drumheller, and when the snow falls he hits the road as a storytelling folk singer. The travelling troubadour has logged countless miles touring across Canada and the USA as the front man for folk punk group, Audio/Rocketry. As a solo artist he has backpacked across Europe with a guitar in tow, playing everywhere from all-night bars to punk squats, travelling by whatever means necessary - from camper van to train or hitchhiking. Over the years, Vickers has shared the stage with traveling artists of a similar mind, such as Trampled by Turtles, Chuck Ragan, The Strumbellas, The Rural Alberta Advantage and Elliot BROOD.
For more info on Joe click HERE.
August 13, 2022 @ 4pm
No strangers to Rosebud audiences, Lewis & Royal met in 1993. They found that their styles and voices blended well, and they soon began composing and arranging music together. Their first project was composing music for the run-away musical hit CHICKENS, a combo of blues, bluegrass, and old time rock. Since then they have been traveling the country performing at community halls, rodeos, fundraisers, and all manner of events. Highlights include performing at the Jack Singer concert hall and the Olympic Saddledome, and we are thrilled to have them back!
For more info on Lewis & Royal click HERE.
August 20, 2022 @ 4pm
There’s a poignant double meaning behind the new album Love and Leave You by the Edmonton, Alberta based folk duo 100 Mile House. As on their award-winning previous work, Peter Stone and Denise MacKay seem naturally attuned to life’s impermanence; the reality that we must cherish what we have, while knowing we must eventually let it go.
As they approach two decades since their first chance meeting, both Stone and MacKay’s lives and the music they make have become inseparable. It’s palpable the moment you hear them sing together, and cuts even deeper as the stories they tell unfold. 100 Mile House make timeless music in the truest sense; by opening themselves up in ways many of us wish we could. And on Love and Leave You, with Stone’s deft production bringing the song writing and lyrics to the fore, we share that connection, and for that reason alone it is their best work to date.
For more info on 100 Mile House click HERE.
August 27, 2022 @ 4pm
A true preserver of the spirit of folk music, thrice Juno-nominated Maria Dunn is often compared to Woody Guthrie for her keen social awareness and her melodic, unvarnished songs about the lives of working people.
Thirteen years as a volunteer DJ in community radio (1987-2000) encouraged Maria to listen widely to the master songwriters, singers and instrumentalists of folk and roots music. Discovering their recordings and becoming an avid fan and supporter of live music in her community, she absorbed the important messages of compassion and human struggle that have always been central to the writings of folk artists from Buffy Ste. Marie to Hazel Dickens, from Bill Broonzy to Dick Gaughan.
By the time she began writing her own music in the mid-90s, Maria was learning to draw deeply on the folk tradition of storytelling through song to honour “ordinary” people, past and present.
Maria Dunn's Joyful Banner Blazing elevates our humanism…its meditative scope full of sacrifice, familiar echoes& joy will remind you we’ll always get to the other side…
– Fish Griwkowsky, Edmonton Journal (January 2021)
For more info on Maria click HERE.