Kate Stevens, according to Westerner Park, is a dynamic Calgary-based R&B singer/songwriter who draws inspiration from the easy-listening soul/R&B of the 1970s while infusing it with hints of jazz. They say Stevens has a mature attitude towards their ever-evolving musical style and technique.
Sweet Barry wine is a collective of musicians formed in Calgary, led by Sweet Barry Wine himself, Barry Mason on vocals and guitar.
Drew Gregory is a three-time Country Music Alberta Horizon Male and the inaugural YYC Male Artist of the Year, Song of the Year (Better in a Bar), and Album of the Year (I Was There). He recently took home $50,000 from Project Wild to further his career. With new songs in the works and an album expected soon, Westerner Park officials say there’s a ingrained honesty and authenticity in the songs he writes and sings.
The static displacement is a Canadian indie rock ‘n’ roll trio. With a sound that has been described as tight and undeniably groovy. According to Westerner Park, the band aims to engage audiences with a soulful musical experience. Their singles “Wide Awake” and “1965” reached #7 and #14 respectively on the Canada Active Rock chart. They have toured and performed with the likes of Billy Talent, Collective Soul, Kansas, Big Sugar, Walk Off The Earth and Trooper.
FCB is described by officials as a high-energy, four-piece alternative rock band from Edmonton influenced by the mystique, glamor and excess of the 1960s-1980s entertainment biz. Formed in Bonnyville, Alberta, the band is fronted by 2019 JUNO Award nominee songwriter Drew Shalka. All of FKB’s music, including “Bright Lights” (2017), which was nominated for Adult Alternative Recording of the Year at the Edmonton Music Awards, was produced by Clayton Bellamy, a winner of the JUNO award, the multiple Canadian Country Music Association and the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers Canada’s Songwriter of the Year. FKB has performed over 200 shows across North America as of 2017. They won the 2019 Jim Beam National Talent Search Edmonton Edition, culminating in a showcase performance at Canadian Music Week in Toronto.
stereos, formed in Edmonton in 2006, first rose to fame after appearing on Canadian reality TV show Disband. With the release of Cheap Thrills, Stereos’ first album since 2010’s Uncontrollable, the newly reformed Canadian pop act explores a new sound; One that Westerner Park officials say will invoke a strong sense of nostalgia among fans, but will also showcase her outstanding talents as a single player and the chemistry that fueled her initial popularity. They say the band’s original members are dramatically expanding their signature sound, with lyrics rooted in the experiences of Stereos’ first round, as well as what has happened in their lives since.
The Westerner Days Fair & Exposition is central Alberta’s largest summer festival featuring five days of live entertainment, food, midway rides and nightly pony chuckwagon races. Each year, Westerner Days impacts the local economy of Red Deer and the surrounding area, with the total impact estimated by officials at over $7 million.
Visit Alberta tickets for one-day admission or Ride All Day (RAD) passes that include admission to the fair. Free parking is also available.