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lineup announced for Shine On Summer Festival
The University of Lethbridge’s Shine On Summer Festival is excited to
announce the lineup of award-winning musical acts who will take the
stage for the Saturday outdoor concert event.
partnership with the ENMAX Centre, the City of Lethbridge and presenting
sponsors Lethbridge Lodging Association and TD Meloche Monnex, the U of L is
thrilled to bring Dallas Smith, Corb Lund, Mother Mother, Virginia to Vegas, The Washboard Union, Trevor Panczak and Double Jack together for
a full evening of musical entertainment.
“The ENMAX Centre is excited to both be a partner and to celebrate
with the University on its 50th anniversary with one of the largest outdoor
festivals Lethbridge has seen,” says ENMAX Centre General Manager Kim Gallucci.
“The current lineup brings together not only talented musicians from across
Canada, but they bring a high energy, party atmosphere that makes the festival
celebration exciting and something to be a part of. We look forward to
additional artist announcements in the coming weeks.”
The Shine On Summer Festival, Sept. 2nd and 3rd at the U of L Community
Stadium, is built around the University’s Alumni Homecoming and is the
signature event of the U of L’s 50th anniversary. A two-day festival, it
encompasses alumni activities, a community concert and a free community fair highlighting
arts, culture, food and drink, song and dance and sporting events for all ages. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the last weekend of summer
and our 50th anniversary,” says University of Lethbridge President and
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Mike Mahon. “This is an event for all of southern Alberta
and to be able to bring in this all-star cast of musicians is something we’re
thrilled about. I’m excited just thinking about seeing our stadium full and
experiencing the energy of a true summer festival.”
Tickets are available at $75.00. Those with the special U of L code will be able to buy
tickets for $65.00. Tickets for children 12-and-under are $49.50.
Following is a look at the full lineup:
platinum selling country music star, Smith has many JUNO and Canadian Country
Music Association nominations and awards. From Vancouver, he is the only
Canadian male country artist to be at the top of the Country Airplay Chart for
weeks at a time for his single “Wastin’ Gas.” Smith won the 2015 JUNO award for
Country Album of the Year and was the CCMA Award winner for Album of the Year
with LIFTED. Smith was Keith Urban’s invited special guest and direct support
on the Canadian run of the “ripCORD World Tour 2016.”
A native of southern Alberta, Lund has been singing about everything
from loss and love to military songs for years. Lund’s album, Cabin Fever, hit
No. 1 in Canada in its first week and made the Polaris Music Prize longlist
that helped him gain a foothold in the United States. Miranda Lambert invited
Lund to open several stadium shows for her and Dierks Bentley. Lund and his
band, The Hurtin’ Albertans, have won a JUNO award and the Canadian Country
Music Association named Lund Roots Artist of the Year for seven consecutive
years from 2004 to 2010.
the world roiled by fear and division borne out of politics, economic
uncertainty, and terrorism, perhaps there is no better time for the arrival of
music underpinned by the belief that love wins. Into the maw of anxiety comes
Vancouver’s indie synth-rock band Mother Mother and their new album No Culture, which posits that society
uses negative byproducts of culture — such as narcissism, hedonism, and
addiction — as a means to nurture its fears of the unknown. “If we can strip
back the culture, or the masks, attitudes, and stories that feed our
differences, and just connect as people we might be more united at a time where
we really need to be,” says Mother Mother’s frontman, guitarist, and lyricist
Virginia to Vegas
Derik Baker, the 24 year old wunderkind hailing from small-town Ontario.
Raised on his parents record collection and cutting his teeth at a young age
writing songs for a variety of pop artists, Derik was discovered by Canadian
indie label Wax Records in 2013.Upon releasing his debut single “We Are Stars ft Alyssa Reid” in January of
2014, Derik’s music instantly connected with fans across Canada, topping radio
charts and becoming Gold certified in a mere 12 weeks. This whirlwind year has
seen him travel the continent, shooting his music videos in Las Vegas and New
York, sharing the arena stage with Alyssa Reid and Hedley, and performing on
the 2014 MMVA’s. Following this early success with his debut EP Volume 1, his
second single “Don’t Fight The Music” and his brand new track “Our
Story”, Virginia To Vegas has arrived and is ready to shoot for the stars.
A relatively new band on the country music scene, The Washboard Union
were five-time Country Music Award winners in 2016. Based in Vancouver, The Washboard
Union won both the Rising Star and Roots Artist of the Year awards at the
Canadian Country Music Awards. They have shared the stage with stars like Keith
Urban, Reba McEntire, Dwight Yoakam and more.
started in 2003, they have released two albums One Chance, and Deuces Wild and
a four song EP. Straight up rock and roll is their sound, great harmonies and
an aggressive fun stage presence. Currently recording their third album Full
Disclosure they intend on booking larger venues and concentrate on only playing
their original music and to produce and deliver a polished and excited stage
A DJ bass enthusiast with a versatile mix history, dishing out a
balance between nostalgia and new age fire.
For a look at all the events associated with the Shine On Summer
Festival, visit: https://blogs.ulethbridge.ca/50-years/event/shine-on-summer-festival/
Guests travelling to Lethbridge from out of town can visit www.visitlethbridge.com for a
list of accommodations
Tickets available online at enmaxcentre.ca, by
phone 403-329-7328 or in person at the ENMAX Ticket Centre.
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