3 Mile Long Parade
WILD ROSE COWGIRLS TRICK RIDING
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WILD WEST PBR
Wednesday, June 29th 2022 - Colter Wall
Western Canadian songwriter Colter Wall is a weathered baritone that spins narratives on the stage. He sings traditionals known to most, historic reverie, and poignant originals, raising both goosebumps and beers throughout the evening. It's a nostalgic atmosphere and a simple yet colorful experience.
On his third album, Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs, Wall's 10-track ode to the themes and labors of western life, picks up where his last album left off, with a reverence for his "working cowboy kin."
Recorded in the heart of Texas at Yellow Dog Studios, Wall's new album features his own band hot off a North American tour. Along the Blanco River bank, outside the small town of Wimberley, Colter and his boys recorded a collection of cowboy songs, old and new.
On the album is title track "Western Swing & Waltzes," first heard on his Austin City Limits performance. Also included among the tracks is the Stan Jones' classic "Cowpoke," a cover with increasing popularity among fans. Featured on most tracks are stronghold sidemen like Patrick Lyons, a multi-instrumentalist who textures grooves with his standard pedal steel guitar, dobro, mandolin, and a few surprises. Prominent harmonica player Jake Groves graces many songs with haunting, long trails and leads. While longtime bass player, heard on Wall's previous two albums, Jason Simpson, alongside drummer Aaron Goodrich, wrangles the band's rhythm. A handful of friends including Emily Gimble and Doug Moreland lend their talents in addition to Wall's live band sound.
Unlike his previous albums, Wall produced Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs on his own. His band. His choices. It was a decision that diversified and put some giddy-up in the album's sound.
About the album, Wall said "these songs are punchier than I am." With an increasing presence in the Western Lifestyle world, Wall is, however, no slouch on the ranch. As any new cattleman would, Wall adds to his herd, as he does his musical background.
Thursday, June 30th 2022 - 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.
Friday, July 1st 2022 - The Reklaws
Raised on their family farm in rural Ontario, Jenna and Stuart Walker, signed their first major record deal with Universal Music in 2017. Their second single “Long Live the Night” kicked off what would become a massive 2018. Beyond rapidly achieving platinum-certification, the single would become the most streamed domestic song of all Canadian country artists released in 2018 and 2019 and it was selected as the theme song for the national broadcast of the Canadian Football League’s (“CFL”) Thursday Night Football for both 2018 & 2019 seasons.
The momentum continued to build with the release of their debut EP, “Feels Like That”, with the title single earning The Reklaws their first #1 at Canadian country radio. Fans beyond the border began to take notice as the duo was featured on Spotify’s Wild Country and New Boots playlists. A breakout 2018 capped off with a live performance to over 2 million people on the national broadcast of the 106th CFL Grey Cup.
In 2019, they earned their first JUNO nomination for “Country Album of The Year”, as well as a live performance spot on the JUNO’s national broadcast. In 2020 they were nominated for the JUNO Group Of The Year (All Genre) making them the first country artist to be nominated in this category in over 20 years. Pair that with two CCMA wins (2018 + 2019), The Reklaws are poised to be Country’s next superstars.
Saturday, July 2nd 2022 - Garrett Gregory
Garrett Gregory is an ambitious vocalist with a shockingly powerful voice and a live show that has been turning heads with his breakthrough into country music. Even so, while his powerhouse voice packs a strong right hook; his real talent lies in his high energy, his theatrical and captivating shows, and his natural ability to completely move a crowd.
He recently released an EP with the band Chillbilly, with the single “Hot With Her Hair Down” ranking as a top 5 indie download on DMDS, playing on hundreds of stations. Along with this, Garrett has branched out on his own, writing and recording a solo album that is expected for release in 2019.
Born in the rural town of Hanna, Alberta, Garrett Gregory grew up living the small-town life, singing in bands and competitions throughout Canada since he was 8 years old. His charming and engaging style has driven his bookings for rodeos, fundraisers, festivals, and galas to sometimes happen even years in advance. He’s played Williams Lake Stampede, Wurst for Stampede, Lilac Festival, ACMA kickoff party, Flatts Fest, Dawson Creek Rodeo, Handhills Rodeo (100 yr anniversary), Ranchman’s, Nashville North, and a plethora of other festivals, fundraisers, galas, and parties.
In addition to writing his own music, his passion for music has seen Garrett also develop an extensive repertoire of cover songs of all genres. From Merle Haggard to Eric Church, and The Rolling Stones to Jimmy Eat World, Garrett Gregory brings a show to remember. His goal: continue providing people with a great time while doing what he loves.
3 MILE LONG PARADE
Thursday, June 30th, 2022
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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LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE
Must have a Rodeo or Chuckwagon Performance Ticket or BEER GARDEN ticket for entry
Monday June 27
9:30pm-1:30am- Kendra Kay
Tuesday, June 28
4:15- 6:30pm- Alecia Aichelle
9:30pm- 1:30am- Will Randall
Wednesday, June 29
4:15- 6:30pm- Donny Lee
10:30pm-1:45am- Donny Lee
Thursday, June 30
4:15-6:30pm- Donny Lee
10:30pm- 1:45am- Hailey Benedict
Friday, July 1
4:15- 6:30pm- Alecia Aichelle
10:30pm- 1:45am- Karac Hendriks
Saturday, July 2
4:15-6:30pm- Karac Hendriks
10:30- 1:45am- Karac Hendriks
June 29, 30th and July 1st 2022
Enjoy Four spectacular nights of fireworks at the 2022 Ponoka Stampede.