3 Mile Long Parade
BEER GARDENS & DOWNTOWN DANCE
STAGECOACH & LONGSCORE SALOON
PONOKA FARMER'S MARKET
June 25th - Eli Young Band
With momentum still high following their fourth career #1, MULTI-PLATINUM hitmakers ELI YOUNG BAND are releasing an introspective new single with “Break It In” via The Valory Music Co. Under producer Dann Huff, the tune explores lessons in life and love that are only learned over time well spent. As showcased through vivid Benjy Davis, Brandon Day, Daniel Ross, and Michael Whitworth-penned lyrics, EYB further delivers a booming chorus: “Like these dusty boots that walked me through / The work that got me here / And these faded jeans with Skoal can rings / I’ve worn out all these years / When the shine wears off, when you lose that gloss / There’s so much more underneath it all / You think that good is good as it can get / Then you break it in"
June 29th - Roots & Boots
Featuring Collin Raye, Sammy Kershaw & Aaron Tippin
AARON TIPPINTippin has crusaded for the working man and woman since he ripped country music wide open with his uncompromising single “You’ve Got To Stand For Something.” His voice continued to ring loud and clear with such hits as “I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way”, “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With The Radio”, That’s As Close As I’ll Get To Loving You,” “My Blue Angel” and “Kiss This”. Five of his albums are certified “Gold” and a sixth CD—Read Between The Lines—stands at the “Platinum” level. Tippin’s honest lyrics and direct, impassioned vocals have built a large and devoted audience.
In the course of breaking into the ranks of stardom in country music, Sammy Kershaw has made contributions to more than just the charts. His platinum albums were propelled into the records books by hits such as “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “I Can’t Reach Her Anymore,” “National Working Woman’s Holiday,” “Love Of My Life,” “Cadillac Style,” “Don’t Go Near The Water,” “Haunted Heart,”…and many other milestones.
Collin Raye is nothing if not passionate. His soulful delivery has set country standards in such searing ballads as “Love, Me,” “In This Life,” “Not That Different” and “If I were you”. Always an energizing showman, he has also blazed through such vivid rockers as “My Kind of Girl,” “That’s My Story,” “I Can Still Feel You” and “I Want You Bad.” With 24 top ten records, 16 #1 hits, and having been a 10 time male vocalist of the year nominee (5 CMA and 5 ACM), this truly electrifying performer of his era remains one of the great voices of our time.
June 30th - Aaron Goodvin
Fans and music industry people alike already call themselves believers but Warner Music Canada recording artist, Aaron Goodvin, just keeps on proving himself. Goodvin has an impressive list of career accomplishments that includes the #1 hit, “You Are,” the powerful, emotional ballad, “Bars & Churches,” and a solid string of top-ten singles, including the PLATINUM monster hit, “Lonely Drum.” Added to that is a collection of four CCMA award nominations, including a win for the title of 2018 CCMA Songwriter of the Year. With an incomparable live show and a full commitment to just keep on raising the bar, everyone should come out and see why Aaron Goodvin has become one of the most talked about names on the Canadian country music scene.
3 MILE LONG PARADE
Friday June 26th, 2020
Over 10,000 spectators take in the 3-Mile Long Parade in downtown Ponoka to kick off the Ponoka Stampede. Experience the magic and creativity of the community when organizations, clubs, teams and dignitaries parade the streets of Ponoka with over 150 floats. Our heritage, culture and tradition are displayed with the elaborate parade floats, popular mascots, classic cars, marching bands, clowns and more.
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