Jess Moskaluke, Theo Fleury & Dori And The Weathermen
Exhibition Park Lethbridge

samedi 26 de 17h00 à 23h00

Fuseau horaire : Edmonton (GMT-06:00)

Exhibition Park Lethbridge
3401 Parkside Drive South
T1J 4R3 Lethbridge
Whoop-Up Days AUG 22-26 | Gas King Stage Pioneer Park
Whoop-Up Days full event details:
Jess Moskaluke, Theo Fleury & The Death Valley Rebels and Dory & The Weathermen | Saturday, August 26 – 5:00pm
*Jess Moskaluke, Theo Fleury & The Death Valley Rebels and Dory & The Weathermen concerts included with Whoop-Up Days gate admission.*
Jess Moskaluke – Saturday Aug. 26 at 9 pm on the Gas King Stage in Pioneer Park
An internationally celebrated artist, Jess Moskaluke (MDM Recordings Inc. / Universal Music Canada) continues to dazzle the country music world with her infectious love of country music that fuels her chart topping hits. Acclaimed as the first female Canadian country solo artist since [her childhood idol] Shania Twain to achieve platinum single status (with her hit track “Cheap Wine and Cigarettes”), in 2016 she has achieved not one, but two consecutive Top 10 hits with her respective singles, “Kiss Me Quiet” and “Take Me Home”. A multiple 2015 JUNO nominee, Moskaluke was also consecutively crowned the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) Award™ Female Artist of the Year, the first resident of Saskatchewan in the history of the awards to achieve this title. A proud small town girl, when she first posted her music online, no one could have anticipated the bright future that lay ahead. Many years later with her growing fan base, she now has over 19 million views on YouTube to date. As of December 31, 2016, Moskaluke had the #1 Most Played Song (“Take Me Home”) at Canadian Country Radio in 2016 and was the top spun Canadian female artist for the second year in a row.
Theo Fleury & The Death Valley Rebels – Saturday Aug. 26 at 7 pm on the Gas King Stage in Pioneer Park
“My life is a country song.”
When Theo Fleury says that, it’s hard to argue. From his small-town upbringing to the heights of hockey glory, from the depths of sexual abuse and alcoholism to his current health and happiness, the Canadian icon’s 47 years come packed with enough triumph and tragedy to inspire not just a single song but an entire album.
That’s exactly what they’ve become. I Am Who I Am, out October 23 on eOne Music Canada, finds the NHL superstar, Olympic gold medal winner, best-selling author, motivational speaker and entrepreneur tackling a new game: Country singer-songwriter. And it’s a more natural fit than you might expect. I grew up around music. I’m a Metis person and music is really part of our DNA. Some of my fondest memories as a kid were listening to my grandfather play the fiddle. My dad sang and played guitar, my uncle sang and played the guitar. Music was always a huge part of any gathering we had as a family. And it was all country stuff, you know — Charley Pride, Buck Owens, Hank Snow, all those old guys. So that became my favourite genre of music. And making music was always in the back of my mind.”
But it wasn’t until 2009 — the same year he published his unflinching memoir Playing With Fire — that Fleury moved music to the forefront. “We wanted this to be a real grassroots album — ‘Let’s get back to fiddles and steel guitars and accordions and honky-tonk pianos, but put our own stamp on it,’ ” he says. “We’re a bunch of guys who love that old-school country sound.”
“The songs are all about my life, my experience, my struggle. But they’re also about coming through that struggle. At the end of every song, there’s hope. That’s what the lyrics and music reflect: Hope and healing. If people listen to this and there’s a line or a word or a phrase that helps them get out of the situation they’re in or how they’re feeling, that’s really why we’re doing this. The message is that no matter how far we may fall, we can make it back.”
Dory & The Weathermen – Saturday Aug. 26 at 5 pm on the Gas King Stage in Pioneer Park
Dory and The Weathermen have been together for nearly seven years. They have entertained at a variety of events in Lethbridge and across southern Alberta and play a mix of music including pop, rock and crossover country. For their work in helping to fundraise for local charities, they received the Communications Award from the Canadian Mental Health Association.
*Jess Moskaluke, Theo Fleury & The Death Valley Rebels and Dory & The Weathermen concerts included with Whoop-Up Days gate admission.*