Stampede 2017 is coming my friends. And you all know what that means, 10 days of boot wearing, midway riding, pancake eating and so much more, cowboy fun. In all my years of living in Calgary, I don’t think I have seen one Stampede that is like the other.
This year I will get to experience something I haven’t done in a long time, one of the many concerts that happens during the Stampede. Apart from the acts that perform on the actual grounds themselves, there are lots of other concerts that are happening. The one I’m particularly excited about is Roundup MusicFest.
This event is happening at Shaw Millennium Park on July 11, 2017. Of course we are there to let loose but the main reason for this event is to raise funds for the Calgary Military Resource Centre (MFRC). The main goal of this organization is to provide support to military personnel and their families and the unique challenges they face. The proceeds from this event will go to support programs and services including prevention, support and intervention service with a focus on mental health, family separation and reunification support counseling and crisis intervention. This organization serves over 1,800 military and veteran families in Southern Alberta.
So while you are there to support this worthy cause, you will get a few things. Like what kind of party would it be without the food? This year, one of my favourite local, meal providers is catering, Made Foods. While pancakes are a breakfast staple during Stampede, Beef on a Bun is king for dinner. And that’s what will be on the menu at Roundup MusicFest. I already know the beef will be delicious, just take a look at one of the take home dishes I enjoyed earlier this year.
Ok, ok, I know, who’s performing you may ask? The festivities kick off with Walk Off the Earth, who I know for their hit Rule the World. Next up is Capital Cities and their hit Safe and Sound. And the headliner? Well, my inner teenager will be screaming when Duran Duran hits the stage.
I have several spots throughout my post that you can click to take you to where you can buy tickets on the Roundup MusicFest website. General Admission starts at $120 plus GST and really that is such good value. For that amount, you get to see performaces from all three bands, entrance to the Official After Party at the Wildhorse Saloon (yes, I forgot to mention that too!) and of course the Made Foods, Beef-on-a-Bun dinner.
Another option is to enter my contest. My friends at Press and Post are allowing me to give away two tickets to you guys. All you need to do is click on the Rafflecopter link below and it will tell you what you need to do to enter. When the contest is done I will contact the winner by email. You will then be required to answer a skill testing (not that hard) question. I will then forward your email to Press and Post and they will make sure you get your tickets.
Good luck everyone, I know I am “Hungry Like the Wolf” for this one. What, too much? It’s just “The Reflex”!
This post is sponsored and in exchange for writing it I have been given tickets to Roundup MusicFest. However, all opinions are my own.