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June 28, 2008

Jazz, Roots, Blues Acts Headline Calgary’s Canada Day Celebrations

Written by
cindy mcleod

live jazz, blues, Canada

Four Stages, Fireworks Featured at Family Event

The City of Calgary celebrates Canada Day on Tuesday with a whole day of activities. During the day Prince’s Island comes alive with music, food and more, while evening events, including a fireworks display, take place at Olympic Plaza.

Headlining both stages are a range of local and regional artists, including roots & blues great David Wilcox, jazz vocalist Johanna Sillanpaa, singer-songwriter McKinley Matters and many more.

Events are all-ages and are free of charge.

CITY OF CALGARY 2008 CANADA DAY STAGES

Enmax Main Stage at the Island

11 a.m.– noon Citizenship Ceremony

noon – 12:15 Opening Ceremonies

12:15 – 1 p.m. Zoe Theodorou

1:15 – 2 p.m. Lindsay Ell

2:15 – 3 p.m. Jay Crocker and the Electric Apes

3:15 – 4 p.m. Dance Lineup: Black Powder Dancers, Passion for Tango, O’Mighty Crew, and House of DangerKat

4:15 – 5 p.m. Michael Rault Band

5:15 – 6 p.m. Billy Manzik Band

6:15 – 7 p.m. Jeremy Fisher

Citytv Stage at the Island

12:15 – 1 p.m. Johanna Sillanpaa

1:15 – 2 p.m. Eric Solomon

2:15 – 3 p.m. Loaded Dice

3:15 – 4 p.m. Ralph Boyd Johnson & the Inner City Outlaws

4:15 – 5 p.m. Heather Blush & the Uppercuts

5:15 – 6 p.m. McKinley Matters


Family Stage at the Island

noon – 12:45 p.m.

Wagonstage Children’s Theatre

1 – 1:45 p.m. Mad Science

2 – 2:45 p.m. Sandbox Theatre

3 – 3:45 p.m. Wagonstage Children’s Theatre

4 – 4:45 p.m. The Sizeable Men

Olympic Plaza Stage

7 – 8 p.m. Family Entertainment

8 – 8:15 p.m. Opening Ceremonies

8:15 – 9:15 p.m. Friends of Otis

9:30 – 10:45 p.m. David Wilcox

10:45 – 11 p.m. Fireworks (weather dependent)

11 p.m. – midnight Rachelle Van Zanten

for more info visit http://www.calgarycanadaday.ca/events.html

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