A Guide to Live Music at the 2024 Calgary Stampede

From July 5 to 14, catch performances by Brothers Osborne, The Beaches, CeeLo Green, Billy Talent, Miranda Lambert, the Jonas Brothers and more.

The Coca-Cola Stage in 2023. Photo by Sydney Butters, courtesy of Calgary Stampede.

The Calgary Stampede is back, and guests can once again expect an exciting mix of food, music, events and more at this huge festival. And if your cowboy boots double as dancing shoes, you’re in luck, because in typical Stampede fashion, the upcoming concert lineup is out of this world with some of the top artists across a range of genres. If navigating the music schedule feels overwhelming, we’ve got you covered with the ultimate guide to live music at the 2024 Calgary Stampede.

 

Country Classics

The Nashville North stage in 2023. Photo by Blake Chorley, courtesy of the Calgary Stampede.

The Nashville North tent is known for hosting incredible country artists year after year. The 2024 lineup is no different, with headliners such as Grammy Award-winning sibling duo Brothers Osborne on July 7, country break-out artist Megan Moroney on July 9 and superstar Brian Kelley (a.k.a one half of Florida Georgia Line) on July 12.

For some Canadian country talent, be sure to check out genre-bending singer-songwriter Josh Ross on July 10, the trailblazing James Barker Band on July 11 and Calgary’s own Lindsay Ell on July 14. All Nashville North shows are free with the cost of admission.

 

Eat, Play and Dance

If you’re looking for food, drinks and music under one rustic roof, The Big Four Roadhouse should be your venue of choice. Headlining the Bud Light Stage on July 7 is indie musician Shakey Graves, whose recent album Movie of the Week is an imaginative curation of songs whittled down from an epic-length recording session, and The Dead South, a bluegrass group with prairie roots whose music is equal parts fingerpicking and punk.

While the July 7 shows require additional tickets, the rest of The Big Four Roadhouse lineup is free with admission, and some pretty big names are taking the stage. You can see R&B hitmaker NE-YO on July 10, sing along to “Forget You” with CeeLo Green on July 13 and relive songs from the ‘90s and beyond with Melissa Ethridge on July 14.

 

Not into Country Music?

The Coca-Cola Stage in 2023. Photo by Ben Hames, courtesy of the Calgary Stampede.

Not a country fan? Don’t worry – the Coca-Cola Stage caters to those whose tastes tend to lean on the alternative side. Headliners include rapper and renowned lyricist Logic on July 6, Canadian punk icons Billy Talent on July 7 and The Beaches of “Blame Brett” fame on July 9. (Fun fact: The titular Brett is Brett Emmons of The Glorious Sons, the band opening for Nickelback at the Saddledome on July 14.)

If you discover new artists by scrolling through Tiktok, you might recognize names like Dean Lewis (performing on July 5), whose song “Be Alright” has over a billion streams on Spotify, or Benson Boone (performing on July 14) whose viral hit “Beautiful Things” surpassed internet fame to the top of the Billboard charts. All shows are free with admission.

 

The Concerts You’ve Been Waiting For

We’ve already mentioned that legendary Alberta band Nickelback will be rocking the Saddledome on July 14, but that’s not the only world-famous band headlining the Stampede Concert Series. Rock ‘n’ roll superstars Mötley Crüe bring more than 40 years of experience to what is sure to be an unforgettable show on July 11. Wildly accomplished and Grammy Award-winning country artist Miranda Lambert headlines July 12, while the Jonas Brothers, who’ve scored Grammy nominations and Billboard hits, take the stage on July 13. These shows require their own tickets, which can be purchased in advance online.

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