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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 Canadian musical acts who will take the
stage for the Saturday outdoor concert event and fireworks extravaganza.
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 and The Washboard Union 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. 1 to 3 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 three-day festival, it
encompasses alumni activities, a community concert, a fireworks show featuring
the Canadian National Fireworks Team, 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 for the Sept. 2 concert event are now available to U of L
alumni, students, faculty and staff in the form of a limited presale and are
priced at $50.00. Tickets will then go on sale to the community on Monday,
March 27 at 10 a.m. The special price of $50.00 continues until the first 1,000
tickets sold, or Apr. 7. After that, tickets are available at $75.00 until July
2 and then $95.00. 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 current lineup, with more acts to be
announced in the coming weeks:
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.
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.
A DJ bass enthusiast with a versatile mix history, dishing out a
balance between nostalgia and new age fire.
National Fireworks Team - Sponsored By The Crossings Lethbridge
A 20-minute fireworks extravaganza set to music.
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.