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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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 FRIDAY 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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SEE THE CANADIAN COWGIRLS AT THE STAMPEDE


The Canadian Cowgirls are an elite rodeo-style drill team that was established in 2002. The Cowgirls are acclaimed for their musical ride performances, which dazzle audiences across North America with their precision riding, stunning costumes, and dangerous and daring maneuvers. For more information about our Canadian cowgirls please visit our website: canadiancowgirls.com

AARON GOODVIN CLOSES STAMPEDE SUNDAY NIGHT!



Aaron Goodvin will close out the 2018 in epic style with the Sunday Night Budweiser 
Bush Party under the stars! Dance the night away  to the sound of "Lonely Drum" with Canada's Top up and coming Artist!
Raised in a music loving family in Alberta, Country singer/songwriter Aaron Goodvin started singing and writing at a young age, building a local reputation as a dynamic performer with a rock solid portfolio of songs. Later he started to make trips down to Nashville to test the waters and after signing with publishing powerhouse Warner Chappell Music, Aaron scored his first major league contribution with the track “Out Like That” on Luke Bryan’s multi-platinum Crash My Party. Warner 

Music Canada welcomed Aaron Goodvin to its roster in October 2015 and in 2016 Johnny Reid invited Aaron to join his cross-Canada tour. Aaron released his debut album with Warner in summer 2017 with 2 Top 10 singles, and went GOLD with the single “Lonely Drum”, pumping up an already busy season playing festivals and shows from Prince Edward Island to British Columbia. Aaron was also nominated for the Rising Star Award at the 2017 Canadian Country Music Awards. Aaron’s versatility and passion for writing and performing is second to none and he is on top of his game. Whether it’s a small intimate gathering or a crowd of thousands, Aaron will light up a stage, connect with his audience, and deliver a show-stopping performance. “I want to get out there and connect with people through my music. I’m a passionate guy who tries to write about real life things that mean something to a lot of people.”Radio~Two Top 10 singles at Canadian Country Radio  “Lonely Drum” and “Woman in Love”~“Lonely Drum” went GOLD in Summer 2017 and has been streamed over 2.3 million times on Canadian streaming services~Aaron has over 2 million streams on Spotify and nearly 100,000 monthly listeners~Debut single “Knock on Wood” was a Top 40 hit at Canadian 

Country radio~“Woman In Love” was Top 50 Country Breakout chart in the USHighlights-Nominated for Rising Star Award at the 2017 Canadian Country Music Awards-Opened for Johnny Reid’s cross-Canada “What Love Is All About” 2016 tour-Performed at festivals across Canada including Big Valley Jamboree, Dauphin’s Countryfest, Rockin’ River Music Festival, Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Country at the Creek, and Bluewater Borderfest-Performed at Nashville North at the Calgary Stampede, Swift Current Ag & Exhibition, Bonnyville Pro Rodeo, Garth Brooks After Party at Cowboys in Calgary, Canada Day in Edmonton, and more.