Stampede cancels Carly Rae Jepsen, KISS, Tim McGraw, Dixie Chicks concerts

The 101st Calgary Stampede will go without four major concerts, starting July 10, due to flood damage, recovery at the Saddledome.

Mission's Carly Rae Jepsen will not play at the 101st Calgary Stampede

Folks heading to the 101st Calgary Stampede will find that, although the show may go on, its more lucrative concerts can not operate come “Hell or High Water”.

Due to the flooding turned the Stampede grounds into a prairie Atlantis two weeks ago, the Stampede has announced it is cancelling four high-profile shows for the two-week party – Carly Rae Jepsen (July 10), Tim McGraw (July 11), the Dixie Chicks (July 12), and KISS (July 13).

The shows would have been held at Calgary’s Saddledome – home of the Flames – which crews are working on.

“I know the Flames are working really hard to deliver the Saddledome for us for the concert series,” said Stampede spokesperson Kurt Kadatz.

At its worst point two Fridays ago, flood waters had risen up to the eighth row in the Saddledome.

Jepsen – a British Columbian from Mission who rise to fame with her track “Call Me Maybe” – played the Stampede in 2012, when the world’s largest outdoor show celebrated its Centennial:

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Mission Farmers Market holds annual indoor event

Seedy Saturday attracted a large crowd to Heritage Park School as spring approaches

Race and sport examined at new We Are Hockey exhibit in Abbotsford

UFV SASI hosting exhibit looking at hockey history and race

‘Long Island Medium’ Theresa Caputo comes to Abbotsford

Star of hit TV show appears at Abbotsford Centre on April 7

Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards presented to seven recipients

Four from Abbotsford among winners during ceremony on Thursday night

Gas prices spike in Lower Mainland

Two of B.C.’s major fuel suppliers are undergoing maintenance

VIDEO: RCMP ask kids to help name soon-to-be police dogs

13 German shepherd puppies will be born this year

No injuries, pollution in Vancouver Harbour ship collision: Transport Canada

Transportation Safety Board says it has deployed a team of investigators look into the incident

Budget 2019: Five things to watch for in the Liberals’ final fiscal blueprint

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will release the Trudeau government’s final budget on Tuesday

New concussion guidelines launched for Canada’s Olympians, Paralympians

The guidelines will be in effect at this summer’s Pan American, Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru

Accused Surrey transit cop shooter’s bail hearing set for April

Daon Gordon Glasgow, 35, is accused of shooting Transit Police Constable Josh Harms, 27

Alphonso Davies doubtful for Canada game against French Guiana in Vancouver

Canada will be without injured captain Scott Arfield and veteran Will Johnson

Watchdog called after man who yelled racial slurs at B.C. vigil hurt during arrest

BC RCMP say man was ‘acting suspiciously’ at prayer vigil for victims of New Zealand mosque shootings

NDP’s Jagmeet Singh steps into the House of Commons, making history

Burnaby South MP becomes first visible minority to lead a federal party in the House of Commons

Most Read