2018 LINE UP IS ANNOUNCED!

TWEED STAMPEDE AND JAMBOREE READY FOR AUG 2nd - 6th 2018

The Festival of the year award winner will be announcing its best line-up to date for the 9th annual Tweed Stampede. The premier camp...

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AMBER MARSHALL AT TWEED STAMPEDE


Hold your horses! The Tweed Stampede & Jamboree is excited to announce that Amber Marshall, who stars as Amy Fleming on Heartland on CBC, will be attending this year’s show! On Sunday August 5th Amber will be making her appearance as she co-announces the RAM Rodeo performance at 2pm. Immediately following the show she will be handing out autograph cards to fans from inside the arena. 

THE HAPPY PROJECT





The Happy Project, is in memory of our beloved horse and long time member of the Stampede family. "Happy" was in her thirties when she passed away this spring. For 8 years she was the centre of attention in the petting zoo. She was great with kids and loved the attention that she would get at the Stampede. Over the years thousands of families have seen/pat her mane and had their picture taken with her. The joy that she brought to everyone has inspired us to come up with this initiative, called The Happy Project! 
This Project is designed to give families the opportunity to attend the Tweed Stampede, that normally wouldn't be able to attend such an event. Thanks to our generous sponsors such as Bank of Montreal Tweed Branch we are able to send 10 deserving families to a day at the Tweed Stampede. We are still looking for more sponsors to send more families to the Stampede. If interested in becoming a sponsor please give us a call to join The Happy Project
To nominate a family please send us a direct message through Facebook or an email to info@initiativegroup.ca. You can nominate a family by telling us a brief story about the family and why they deserve a great day at the Stampede together. There is no specific reason why a family needs to be nominated. It doesn't need to be for financial or circumstantial reasons. It could be for good deeds done or a hard working family that doesn't get enough time to spend together!
Children are our future, and the skills learned and relationships fostered  throughout the day at the Stampede are often life-changing stepping stones on the road to adulthood. Children come from all walks of life, eager to watch and learn the ways of the western cowboy. They are ready to take on new challenges of the kids zone and discover unique gifts from the vendors village!

The Tweed Stampede believes the benefits of the Stampede experience are priceless, but we also realize that parents' pockets aren't bottomless and family time maybe hard to come by with a busy schedule. TS & J also believes that every child and every family,  should have an unique family experience at least once a summer. We hope to see you at the Stampede making family memories that will last a life time!
Giddy Up!

In Memory of "Happy" May 24th 2018

THE WASHBOARD UNION KICKS OFF STAMPEDE FRIDAY NIGHT!


5 X Country Music Award winners The Washboard Union have defied classification and have become one of the most exciting and talked about new bands on the Country music scene. "They are destined to be the new kings of country music" (CBC Canada). This year the band took home both Rising Star and Roots Artist of the Year awards at the Canadian Country Music Awards and won 3 BC Country Music Awards for Group, Songwriter and Roots Artist of the Year. They had 3 Top 20 singles (2 Top 10) in the past year with "Maybe It’s the Moonshine" & "Shot of Glory” . The band were also the #2 and #9 most played Canadian Country artist of 2016. 

 The Washboard Union have shared the stage this year alone with: Zac Brown Band, Keith Urban, The Band Perry, Reba McEntire and were invited to tour Canada with the legendary Dwight Yoakam. The Washboard Union are already booked for 2017 at nearly every Canadian Country Music Festival and will support Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, Old Dominion, and more.

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THE ABRAMS PLAY SATURDAY NIGHT


It’s hard for John and James Abrams to recall a time in their young lives where they weren’t creating and playing music together. As fourth-generation musicians, The Abrams have already taken the “family business” to a whole new level, with their recent signing to Warner Music Canada and release of their major label debut self-titled album. Still only in their mid-twenties, they have been touring their distinct Country sound worldwide for over sixteen years, have been featured on CMT, NBC, FOX, Cosmopolitan NPR, BBC and CBC, and are among the youngest performers to ever play the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Their major label debut single last year, “Fine,” charted in the top 40 on Country radio.

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JOHNSON CROOK ON SATURDAY NIGHT


From the moment Toronto roots rock band Johnson Crook played together, they knew they not only had harmony in their voices, but a deep personal connection that made the idea of forming a group a foregone conclusion. What the quartet— Noel Johnson (rhythm guitars/vocals), brothers Nathan (lead guitar/mandolin/vocals) and Trevor Crook (drums/vocals) and Jared Craig (bass/vocals)—share is a love of pure, honest music stemming from their small-town backgrounds. 

Drawing inspiration from groups like the Eagles and the Avett Brothers, each member of Johnson Crook contributes equally, injecting their unique personalities into the overall sound built on four voices. That special chemistry is heard on their self-titled debut EP released through Coalition Records, to be followed by a full-length album later in 2017. Both encapsulate a whirlwind initial two years of live gigs and recording sessions that began almost immediately after that first encounter. Teaming with acclaimed producer Bill Bell, they began shaping a collection of songs laid down at his home studio and at Metalworks near Toronto. The first taste, the single “Minnedosa,” came out in the summer of 2016, coinciding with the band’s multiple festival appearances. Named after the Crook brothers’ Manitoba hometown, it deftly displays the group’s intention to stand apart from crowded field of contemporary country artists. 

 Other tracks on the EP came about just as naturally. “Canada Heartbreak” was the result of Johnson and Craig taking part in VIA Rail’s Artists On Board series, written as a reflection of their journey. 

Another highlight, the plaintive ballad “Mr. Nobody,” was given a boost in the studio through the participation of Bell’s close friend Tom Cochrane, whose voice fit in seamlessly. 

 Expect to see Johnson Crook in your town at some point in the wake of the EP and forthcoming album. Every stop brings with it a story that could become a new song, and as a group founded on the principles of equality, Johnson Crook’s creative potential is limitless.

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VANESSA MARIE CARTER ON SUNDAY


Born in B.C. and raised in Oakville, ON, Vanessa has been singing since she was eight years old. She got her start in musical theatre, however it was singing on stage in front of large crowds that she really loved. Vanessa’s musical influences and her lifelong love of country music come in part from family; her uncles and cousins are established musicians. 

Vanessa graduated from Wilfred Laurier University in 2011 and promptly signed a recording contract as a country artist with an independent record label in 2012. Highlights of her progressively rewarding live performances in the last three years include opening for Kira Isabella in 2014, Brett Kissel in August 2015 and The Band Perry at Lucknow’s Music in the Fields in August 2015, where she won the Sepoy Saloon Showdown Contest. Vanessa then got into the studio and finished her first EP in the summer of 2015, which is available for sale now on iTunes, Spotify etc. 

In August of 2016, and from a field of over 270 applicants, Vanessa won the coveted Emerging Artist Competition at the prestigious Canadian Boots and Hearts Festival, initially by winning the fan voting portion with over 47,200 fan votes and then winning the live singing competition at the festival, besting 6 other artists. After they announced her as the 2016 Emerging Artist winner, she opened for Chase Rice in front of over 40,000 people. Since the festival in August 2016, Vanessa received a prize package worth in excess of $50,000, culminating in the signing of a recording contract with Universal Music. They will support her as she ramps up her visibility in country music, culminating with a record launch to radio in early 2017. 

Vanessa spends a lot of time in Nashville, TN, where she has developed a large network of industry professionals and writers. There is no question that Vanessa’s star in on the rise. She excels at writing compelling songs and is literally at home in front of the largest crowds in country music. Stay tuned, as her accomplishments continue at a rapid pace.

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