The Calgary Stampede may be the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, but it’s also one of Canada’s largest music festivals. Over 100 acts take to stages across the city during the 10-day cowboy extravaganza. One concert I never miss during Stampede is Oxford Stomp, and you shouldn’t either. Read on to find out how you can win tickets to this year’s Stomp.
Oxford Stomp always takes place the second Friday of Stampede, which this year is Friday, July 13. Ominous, no? This year is a significant one, and not just because it’s on Friday the 13th. 2018 is the 30th anniversary of the Stomp, making it Calgary’s longest running corporate Stampede party.
Who’s playing at Oxford Stomp?
John Fogerty is headlining and will be joined by Melissa Etheridge. Opening acts are Canadian rockers the Skydiggers and JUNO award winner Barney Bentall (minus the Legendary Hearts, I’m guessing, as they weren’t mentioned in the press release).
Oxford Stomp Event Details
Location: Shaw Millennium Park, 1220 9 Ave., SW
Date: Last Friday of Stampede
Tickets: Purchase online at www.oxfordstomp.com
I love the Stomp’s location and not just because I can walk there from my house. It’s easy to access from the LRT, plus it delivers unobstructed views of the stage from pretty much everywhere in the park. Proceeds from ticket sales go to support the Calgary Military Family Resource Centre. It’s very much a community event and if you’re headed to the Calgary Stampede, Oxford Stomp is a not to miss event.