Progressive Edge’s 4 Must-Visit Music Festivals in Canada this Summer

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As the temperatures rise and the days stretch longer, Canadians eagerly anticipate the arrival of summer, a time for outdoor adventures, relaxation, and of course, music festivals! From the iconic Calgary Stampede to the electrifying Crew Fest 2024, there’s something for every music lover to enjoy. Let’s delve into four of the must-visit music festivals across Canada this summer.

Calgary Stampede

Much more than a ten-day long celebration with midway rides and bucking broncos, the Calgary Stampede is a cultural phenomenon that captivates visitors from around the globe. This year, from July 5th to 14th, the Stampede grounds will come alive with an impressive lineup featuring renowned acts such as Motley Crew, Miranda Lambert, the Jonas Brothers, and Nickelback. But the music doesn’t stop there – various tents across the Stampede grounds, including Bandlands Music Festival, Cowboys, and Wildhorse Saloon, will host additional performances, ensuring there’s never a dull moment. With its vibrant atmosphere and diverse entertainment options, the Calgary Stampede promises an unforgettable experience for attendees of all ages.

Check out more information about Calgary Stampede here!

Big Valley Jamboree

For country music aficionados, the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alberta, is a can’t-miss event. Taking place from August 1st to 4th, 2024, this festival boasts a stellar lineup featuring artists like Cody Johnson, Lainey Williams, and Keith Urban. Beyond the music, attendees can partake in rodeo events, peruse the tradeshow offerings, and even camp on-site, immersing themselves fully in the festival experience. With its blend of top-tier musical talent and down-home country charm, the Big Valley Jamboree promises a weekend of pure entertainment and camaraderie.

Get your tickets for BVJ!

Crew Fest 2024

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Lions Park in Brantford, Ontario, Crew Fest 2024 is gearing up for its biggest show yet. Taking place on July 19th and 20th, this fully licensed event is a celebration of rock music at its finest. With headliners such as The Goo Goo Dolls, Sloan, The Trews, and Junkhouse, attendees can expect an electrifying atmosphere and non-stop entertainment. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or simply looking to enjoy a weekend of live music, Crew Fest 2024 promises an unforgettable experience for music lovers of all tastes.

Interested? Get tickets today!


Country Thunder Saskatchewan

Nestled in the heart of Craven, Saskatchewan, Country Thunder Saskatchewan is the ultimate destination for country music enthusiasts. From July 11th to 14th, festival-goers can groove to the tunes of Luke Combs, Nickelback, Dallas Smith, and more, against the backdrop of sweeping prairie landscapes. With a rodeo, tradeshow, and camping facilities on-site, the festival offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the spirit of country living while enjoying world-class musical performances.

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Summer in Canada is synonymous with music festivals, and with an array of events happening across the country, there’s no shortage of opportunities to enjoy live music, outdoor activities, and unforgettable memories. Whether you’re drawn to the energy of the Calgary Stampede, the laid-back vibes of the Big Valley Jamboree, the rockin’ atmosphere of Crew Fest 2024, or the country charm of Country Thunder Saskatchewan, there’s a festival for everyone to experience and enjoy. So grab your friends, pack your bags, and get ready to make some memories as you embark on a summer filled with music, laughter, and adventure! 


And don’t forget to share your festival experiences with us on social media – we can’t wait to see how you’re spending your summer!

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