Garth Brooks to Perform at Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede is celebrating its Centennial anniversary this year with a concert from Garth Brooks. The country mega star will step out of the Vegas lights on July 12 at 7:30 pm for an appearance at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Ticketing information for the Stampede concert will be announced Tuesday, April 10 at noon.

“Garth Brooks has a long history with Calgary,” says Paul Rosenberg, vice-president Programming, Calgary Stampede.  “We are thrilled to have him here during our Centennial year. Garth is a country music legend; to have him perform at the Centennial Calgary Stampede is incredible.”

Brooks retired from touring in 1998 and now performs a special one-man show at the Wynn Las Vegas. Outside performances are rare, except for occasional special charity events.

The 2012 Centennial Calgary Stampede will be held July 6–15. Brad Paisley is scheduled to perform with The Band Perry Sat., July 14, and Johnny Reid will perform on Fri,. July 13. Additional Stampede Concert announcements are expected to be made in the coming weeks.

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