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15 of Today’s Hottest Artists Highlight 2016 Coca-Cola Stage

Calgary – The lineup for the Calgary Stampede’s largest music venue is set. From Classified to Gord Bamford, the 2016 Coca-Cola Stage lineup has something for everyone and is ready to rock in just over a month’s time.

The official lineup announcement came at the Coca-Cola Covert Concert at Flames Central on Thursday night where hundreds of lucky guests won their way in and were treated to surprise performances by Coleman Hell and X Ambassadors. Both bands will later return to Calgary to perform on the Coca-Cola Stage during the 2016 Stampede.

“The Coca-Cola Stage will host an exciting performer lineup featuring chart topping artists across a variety of genres hailing from all over North America,” said Samara Lastiwka, programming production manager for the Calgary Stampede.

The Coca-Cola Stage celebrates the the Year of Music in Calgary by featuring four local artists. Christian Hudson, JJ Shiplett and The Dudes are performing on Sneak-a-Peek, followed by Jocelyn Alice on July 13.

The 2016 lineup includes this years’ JUNO Winner for Group of the Year, Walk Off The Earth; 15-time Canadian Country Music Award Winner, Gord Bamford; and American alternative rock sensations X Ambassadors, known for their smash hit single Renegades.

The complete 2016 Coca-Cola Stage lineup includes:

Thursday, July 7 (Sneak-A-Peek) – Christian Hudson (7 p.m.) JJ Shiplett (8 p.m.) The Dudes (9:15 p.m.)
Friday, July 8 – Walk Off The Earth – 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 9 – Coleman Hell – 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 10 – Classified – 9 p.m.
Monday, July 11 – X Ambassadors – 9 p.m.
Tuesday, July 12 – The Sheepdogs – 9 p.m.
Wednesday, July 13 – Jocelyn Alice (8 p.m.) Shawn Hook (9 p.m.)
Thursday, July 14 – Mother Mother – 9 p.m.
Friday, July 15 – Dear Rouge (8 p.m.) The Glorious Sons (9:30 p.m.)
Saturday, July 16 – Gord Bamford – 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 17 – Simple Plan – 9 p.m.

Concerts are free with admission to Stampede Park and the Coca-Cola Stage is found just inside the Victoria Park entry at the west side of the park.

As a long-time sponsor of the Calgary Stampede, Coca-Cola supports the Coca-Cola stage, as well as two admission deals for savings: Coca-Cola two for $27 and Coca-Cola free kid’s admission. Click here for more details.

For more information and a full schedule, visit www.calgarystampede.com. Please refer to the attached backgrounder for more information about the bands performing on this year’s Coca-Cola Stage. Photos are available upon request.

About the Calgary Stampede
The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme “We’re Greatest Together”; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.

See more at calgarystampede.com