May 22, 2018 5:31 pm
Updated: July 10, 2018 12:12 am

Coca-Cola Stage will see bigger lineup than ever at 2018 Calgary Stampede

Tue, May 22: Calgary Stampede programming production manager Samara Lastiwka joins Global News Morning Calgary with details on some of the free performances we can expect to see on the Coca-Cola Stage this year.

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UPDATE: Daniel Caesar is no longer performing on Sunday, July 8 due to “transportation logistical issues,” according to the Stampede. Calgary singer Michael Bernard Fitzgerald will perform at 9 p.m. instead; Caesar will perform July 9.

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Visitors to the 2018 Calgary Stampede will be treated to more free shows this year, as the Coca-Cola Stage will feature the biggest lineup it’s ever seen, the Stampede said in a release on Tuesday.

The first artist announcement, made Tuesday, includes Alexisonfire, Billy Talent, Elle King, Phantogram and The Rural Alberta Advantage among other performers.

In the second announcement, headliners Our Lady Peace, Lights, The Funk Hunters and Too Many Zooz were revealed.

The third and final announcement included headliners Sheryl Crow, Walk off the Earth and Broken Social Scene.

“This final announcement tops off our biggest and most diverse lineup to date, with some of the best pop, funk, R&B, rock, indie, country and alternative acts hitting the stage,” programming production manager Samara Lastiwka said in a news release.

With more than 50 artists performing this year, the Stampede hopes to provide guests with the “ultimate concert experience.”

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Many Canadian performers were listed in Tuesday’s announcement, including Brad Sims, Lucas Chaisson, Jess Smith, Dextress and Altameda. A total of 40 Canadian artists are slated to perform on the stage during the week, according to the Stampede.

“The Stampede is the can’t-miss music destination for 2018, featuring some of today’s biggest artists,” programming production manager Samara Lastiwka said in a news release.

All concerts on the Coca-Cola Stage are free with the price of admission. Daily admission is $18 for general and $9 for both seniors and children aged seven to 12, according to the Calgary Stampede website.

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For more information on artists, showtimes and dates visit the Calgary Stampede website.

The 2018 Calgary Stampede runs from July 6 to 15 with the Coca-Cola Stage beginning on July 5.

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