Calgary Stampede week in Canada!
So I just played a dozen shows over the last 10 ten days for Calgary Stampede week in Alberta, Canada! Mostly corporate functions, with a couple shows in support of Stars Air Ambulance & CUPS!
For those of you not familiar with Calgary Stampede, it is an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten-day event, which bills itself as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", attracts over one million visitors per year and features one of the world's largest rodeos, a parade, midway, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing and First Nations exhibitions (Wikipedia).
The highlight I have to say was opening for Dan Davidson on Canada Day - he was just nominated for Rising Star at the upcoming Canadian Country Music Awards!
I even took a little break from Calgary Stampede to play a jazz gig at the beautiful Banff Springs hotel..it was really nonstop and lots of fun violin playing!
Here's a few pics over the week: