INTERSTELLAR RODEO PRE-SALE RETURNS (WHILE QUANTITIES LAST).

We are pleased to announce that we are offering you an exclusive chance to participate in the retail madness of Black Friday from the comfort of your own home, with a super duper early-bird opportunity to cop weekend passes for Interstellar Rodeo (while quantities last)!!! Put on your hockey pads, and go forth toward the internet!

A limited number of Adult Non-Transferable Weekend Passes to Interstellar Rodeo Edmonton will be on sale at 10am M.T. this Friday, November 25, 2016. Order tomorrow morning and choose between three different holiday gifts to accompany each ticket. We’d tell you what they are, but then we’d ruin the surprise. No peeking!

We are quite certain that Interstellar Rodeo tickets would make one hell of a Christmas gift, so just marinate on that for a few days before go time.

Tickets are on sale here.

Tickets are limited to two per order.

The Edmonton Journal Gallery


 
Interstellar Rodeo’s crowd is riveted by The Strumbellas. Click the link to see more great photos taken by The Edmonton Journal. → http://edmontonjournal.com/gallery/interstellar-rodeo-photo-gallery

THAT’S A WRAP: RELIVE INTERSTELLAR RODEO EDMONTON WITH THIS YEAR’S RAVE REVIEWS.

Interstellar Rodeo Edmonton’s fifth edition is now in the books, a perfect weekend of great weather, incredible music, an appreciative and exceptionally chill audience, and wine…so much wine.

Since the beginning, Edmonton’s media outlets have been very generous with enthusiasm and ink, and this year was no exception. Here’s a selection of local coverage, which spans from advance artist profiles (all of them great reads) to daily on-site reviews and post-festival recaps. Special thanks to the Edmonton Journal for being an awesome partner from the start.

 
Quote of the year:

“Shifting gears like a very clever mixtape.” – Edmonton Journal

 
On the vibe…

“Edmonton’s most relaxed music festival. – Edmonton Journal

“Everything you could want from a music festival.” – GigCity

 
Recaps & reviews…

http://www.gigcity.ca/2016/07/25/women-rule-at-interstellar-rodeo/

http://www.digitaljournal.com/a-and-e/music/interstellar-rodeo-five-years-of-fine-music-and-fine-wine/article/470861

Friday (Day 1) – http://edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/festivals/review-day-one-of-interstellar-rodeo-is-a-laid-back-sing-along-affair

Saturday (Day 2) – http://edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/music/review-a-fantastic-negrito-start-to-saturdays-interstellar-rodeo

“Whitehorse divine at Interstellar Rodeo” – http://www.gigcity.ca/2016/07/24/review-whitehorse-divine-at-interstellar-rodeo/

Sunday (Day 3) – http://edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/festivals/perfect-audience-perfect-weather-for-interstellar-rodeo

 
Artist profiles & previews…

Marty Stuart – http://edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/festivals/marty-stuart-brings-two-new-albums-to-interstellar-rodeo

The Strumbellas – http://edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/festivals/we-got-strumbellas-in-our-heads-and-they-wont-go

Margo Price – http://edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/music/success-starts-to-add-up-for-country-artist-margo-price

Margo Price – http://www.vueweekly.com/in-classic-country-tradition-margo-price-turns-tragedy-and-heartache-into-a-good-music/

Jessica Jalbert – http://www.vueweekly.com/jessica-jalbert-will-bring-a-stripped-down-set-to-the-fest/

Reuben and the Dark – http://edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/festivals/reuben-and-the-dark-stop-at-interstellar-rodeo-on-western-tour

http://www.metronews.ca/news/edmonton/2016/07/19/get-to-know-interstellar-rodeo.html

http://www.vueweekly.com/interstellar-rodeo-rides-into-town-for-fifth-year/

 

Interstellar Rodeo Edmonton Audience/Artist Love

INTERSTELLAR RODEO EDMONTON ANNOUNCES 2016 MARKET & PICNIC.

Interstellar Rodeo brings back the Market + Picnic, a space designed to showcase another realm of artistry and creativity. Introduced last year, the Market & Picnic area is located behind the stage and beside the North Saskatchewan River, and offers patrons a destination in-between musical performances to discover fine Albertan artisanship and handiwork. This year’s Market & Picnic vendors include jewellers, painters and makers who focus on prairie talent, themes and materials.

Interstellar’s Market & Picnic also provides shaded picnic table seating area for groups to use as a place to enjoy food truck offerings, or simply to take a break from the stage area.

2016 MARKET & PICNIC VENDORS:

Hipbees – Simple, Natural Beeswax Products.

Heartstrings Jewelry – Fine jewelry from refined guitar strings.

Hoxen Leather – Curated leather pieces inspired by the prairies.

Lavanderia Market – handcrafted hats.

Lorraine Shulba – Fine art + illustrations.

March First Footwear – Edmonton’s new footwear and accessories destination.

Poppy Jewelry – Fun, Fresh + Functional Jewelry.

Smithstine Copper – Handmade Copper Jewelry.

INTERSTELLAR RODEO’S FREE 2016 FESTIVAL APP IS NOW AVAILABLE. GET THE APP TO DISCOVER THIS YEAR’S WINE PAIRINGS + FOOD TRUCK DETAILS.

Interstellar Rodeo’s official guide to the 2016 festival is now available for free for all Apple and Android devices. The iRodeo App offers all the details about this year’s wine pairings, curated by Gurvinder Bhatia (Quench Magazine wine editor, Global TV, Edmonton Journal, UnWined), the many new and returning food vendors, as well as site information, FAQs, festival policies and more.

Bhatia has once again delivered thoughtful and specialized wine selections tailored to the artists’ sound and style. The full list of 2016 wine pairings is available in the App or at www.interstellarrodeo.com/food-drink. Here’s one example of what to expect:

CAT POWER

Capezzana, ‘Monna Nera’ IGT Toscana, Tuscany, Italy

Handcrafted, thoughtful, emotional and completely unforgettable is the only way to describe Chan Marshall’s (aka Cat Power) soulful, quietly intelligent, introspective and intense, yet soft-spoken voice. Marshall is comfortable being in complete control to ensure her songs are a reflection of her true self. Capezzana Monna Nera is named after the woman who resurrected the Tuscan estate in the 1400s enabling it to continue producing wines reflective of its region for over 1200 years. The wine is compelling, approachable and elegant with morello cherry, plum, earth and savoury spice. It’s astounding how both Marshall and the winery can produce such emotion-evoking qualities, yet make it seem so easy.

And if festival guests start feeling hungry? Bo-Thai, Drift Food Truck, Fantasia, Fillistix, Kitchen by Brad, Mercury Room, Orbit Food Truck, The Organic Box, Sailin’ On Food Truck, Smokehouse BBQ, Spice Rickshaw and Transcend Coffee will all be on site. This year, there will also be a food truck located outside the gates offering breakfast options to the lineups on Saturday and Sunday morning.

As a paperless program, the free app is part of Interstellar Rodeo’s efforts to reduce the festival’s environmental footprint. On this front, Interstellar Rodeo announces a new eco initiative – festival crew, artists, and backstage hospitality will be provided with refillable bottles this year in an effort to dramatically reduce the use of plastic water bottles. This is a significant first step in decreasing our overall environmental impact.

Audiences are also encouraged to bring their own refillable bottles, as there will be plenty of free water stations throughout the site.

INTERSTELLAR RODEO SINGLE DAY TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW.

Interstellar Rodeo Edmonton unveils this year’s daily lineup. See below for the full 2016 performer schedule. Single Day Tickets are now available from the Six Shooter webstore.

FRIDAY, JULY 22
Gates open at 4:30pm.

5:00 Copperhead
6:00 Marty Stuart
7:25 Andra Day
8:50 The Strumbellas

SATURDAY, JULY 23
Gates open at noon.

1:00 Fantastic Negrito
1:50 Sykamore
2:35 Mariachi Ghost
3:50 Cat Power
5:15 Sam Outlaw
6:20 Nuela Charles
7:00 Whitehorse
8:05 Faith Healer (solo)
8:45 Lord Huron

SUNDAY, JULY 24
Gates open at noon.

1:00 Adia Victoria
2:15 Reuben and the Dark
3:30 Kathleen Edwards
4:35 Donovan Woods
5:15 José González
6:20 Henry Wagons
7:00 Margo Price
8:05 Joe Nolan
8:45 Sam Roberts Band

SONGWRITERS, SHAPESHIFTERS & UP AND COMERS: INTERSTELLAR RODEO ANNOUNCES THIS YEAR’S INTERLUDE PERFORMERS WITH STRONG ALBERTA REPRESENTATION.

Interstellar Rodeo announces the 2016 Interludes, over 50% Albertan in origin (and 100% excellent from top to bottom).

The Interlude performers work in, and in between, genres ranging from glammy-country to trippy-spirit-folk to neo-soul and swaggering-rock n’ roll.

This year’s Interludes also draws a direct line to Edmonton’s sister city, Nashville, TN. The gold-dipped outlaw country of Australia’s Henry Wagons makes a return to the stage (his band, Wagons, has been a crowd favourite in years past). Donovan Woods and Calgary’s country newcomer Sykamore also have professional ties to Music City, a testament to the outstanding quality of each artist’s songwriting.

These Interludes also showcase homegrown talent that has received international stamps of approval, with Faith Healer’s Pitchfork-approved psychedelic-folk and Nuela Charles’ mix of pop, jazz, soul and hip-hop, which has impressed the discerning ears at KCRW, LA’s powerhouse radio station.

Joe Nolan, a frequent traveler up and down Alberta Highway #2, returns to the Amphitheatre stage with his raw and emotional songwriting, and finally Calgary’s Copperhead, bringers of “rusty-edged rock,” will make the trip up for their Interstellar debut.

INTERSTELLAR RODEO 2016 INTERLUDE ARTISTS:

DONOVAN WOODS
FAITH HEALER
JOE NOLAN
HENRY WAGONS
SYKAMORE
NUELA CHARLES
COPPERHEAD

SINGLE TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE THURSDAY, MAY 19 @ 10am MT. Visit www.interstellarrodeo.com for details + purchase.

PERFORMER BIOS:

COPPERHEAD (AB)
Calgary’s Coppherhead is a four-piece band gathering buzz for their blues heart and rock ‘n’ roll soul. Copperhead blazed on to the scene in 2014, winning the Calgary Folk Festival songwriting contest with their blend of dark, throaty Motown, swaggering rock & roll and folk with a rusty edge. The group consists of Liz Stevens (vocals, keys), Kirill Telichev (guitar), Amos Bradley (bass), and Kane Bender (drums). Copperhead released their debut self-titled EP in September 2015.

DONOVAN WOODS (ON)
Donovan Woods is a Juno Award-nominated singer-songwriter from Sarnia, ON with strong Nashville ties (Tim McGraw recorded one of his songs) and big critical acclaim for his most recent album, On The Nights You Stay Home. Like with so many songwriters of note, what matters isn’t what you call it, or where it comes from, but the stories you tell, and the voice you use. Whether about big ideas or seemingly minor incidents, broken promises or the promise of romance, Woods’ stories affect listeners deeply.

FAITH HEALER (solo) (AB)
Edmonton’s Faith Healer (Jessica Jalbert) has absorbed a steady diet of psychedelic rock from the 60s and 70s and created a sound soaked in sunsunny trippiness, thunderous fuzz and classic pop harmonies with Cosmic Troubles, her debut LP. Cosmic Troubles has received generous acclaim from major corners including Pitchfork, Stereogum, and Spin. Jalbert will begin recording a follow-up to Cosmic Troubles this fall, looking towards a new album in early 2017.

HENRY WAGONS (AUS)
Australia’s Henry Wagons is a true renaissance man, drawing on a broad-ranging swag of influences, from the bluster of sweaty jumpsuit era Elvis to the somber, drunken malaise of Lee Hazelwood, and from the tenderness of Roy Orbison to the menace of Nick Cave. After many years fronting the floor-fracturing outlaw band Wagons, Henry released his first ever full-length solo album entitled After What I Did Last Night… in 2016.

JOE NOLAN (AB)
While it’s not every day that a songwriter makes it from the shadows of open mic nights to the high wattage, real deal scene, Joe Nolan’s old soul lyrics and striking vocals suggest that the odds of breaking through are in his favour. His most recent album, the WCMA-nominated Tornado (released by Six Shooter Records), showcases Joe’s lyrical style – intense, evocative and gripping.

NUELA CHARLES (AB)
Edmonton’s Nuela Charles released her debut album Aware in late 2012, and it went on to be the very first recipient of the inaugural Edmonton Music Prize in 2013. Saxy and sexy, songs from this debut have found fans at powerhouse radio station KCRW in LA, and have found homes on TV networks across the USA. Be it hip-hop, pop, jazz, R&B or soul, Nuela Charles captures the spirit and confidence of them all.

SYKAMORE (AB)
Calgary’s Sykamore is a brand new face on the country scene, a statement confirmed by her recent nomination for the Canadian Country Music Awards ‘Discovery’ Award and the fact that she now spends half her time in Nashville, TN. Known for her strong songwriting, Sykamore has been grabbing attention with her recent material, which recently netted first prize in the All-Alberta Songwriting Contest.

INTERSTELLAR RODEO EDMONTON’S 2016 LINEUP: THE FUTURE OF MUSIC IS NOW. COUNTRY NOIR, EPIC INDIE, CALIFORNIA SOUL, REBEL ROCKERS AND MORE COMING TO FIFTH ANNIVERSARY #iRodeoYEG JULY 22-24, 2016.

Interstellar Rodeo Edmonton announces its 2016 lineup today, unveiling a bill that brings distinguished, daring and dauntless talents to the stage for the festival’s fifth anniversary. Interstellar Rodeo has made its mark presenting an innovative mix of performers across genres, with a core emphasis on those making waves in the roots and Americana world.

Interstellar Rodeo takes great pride in the ‘Discovery’ aspect of its music programming. “Every year people tell me they find their new favourite artists on our stage,” says festival producer Shauna de Cartier. “Edmontonians have a voracious appetite for new music, and it’s a delight to feed that passion by introducing the city to artists they didn’t know existed until they play Interstellar Rodeo.”

Interstellar Rodeo’s programming ear is also tuned in to the airwaves, and this year’s lineup – the most youthful to date – brings the dial to life with artists who have made an impact at radio. Sam Roberts Band, Lord Huron and Kathleen Edwards all fit this profile: talented artists who have broken through with hit songs that connect with listeners in profound and lasting ways.

This year’s #iRodeo features five performers who will make their Edmonton debuts: red-hot, tough-as-nails honky-tonker Margo Price, Grammy winning soul sensation Andra Day, Adia Victoria, described by Rolling Stone as “PJ Harvey covering Loretta Lynn at a haunted debutante ball,” Swedish Grammy winner Jose Gonzalez, and Fantastic Negrito, a California blues rocker with an incredible comeback story.

Festival producers Six Shooter Records continues to grow as a label, and the 2016 Interstellar lineup boasts Six Shooter artists reaching new heights of radio play, commercial success and awards. Six Shooter is proud to bring The Strumbellas and Whitehorse, both Juno Award winners, to the stage this year. Six Shooter’s Sam Outlaw, a California artist at the vanguard of the exciting changes in country music, also joins the 2016 #iRodeoYEG bill.

The concept behind the event elevates the summer music festival experience with artist wine pairings, gourmet food offerings, and the return of the Interstellar Marketplace (launched last year), which showcases local fine arts and artisans.

Interstellar Rodeo Edmonton weekend passes go on sale Saturday, April 30 @ 8am MST. Tickets and festival details at www.interstellarrodeo.com

INTERSTELLAR RODEO EDMONTON’S 2016 LINEUP:

ADIA VICTORIA
ANDRA DAY
CAT POWER
FANTASTIC NEGRITO
JOSE GONZALES
KATHLEEN EDWARDS
LORD HURON
MARGO PRICE
MARIACHI GHOST
MARTY STUART
REUBEN AND THE DARK
SAM OUTLAW
SAM ROBERTS BAND
THE STRUMBELLAS
WHITEHORSE

ADIA VICTORIA (Nashville, TN) – Gothic country music that travels the lands of rock, afro punk and blues. Her debut album Beyond The Bloodhounds expected in May, 2016.

ANDRA DAY (San Diego, CA) – Grammy-winning artist who was discovered by Stevie Wonder. Day’s debut album, Cheers To The Fall, shows off retro-soul with incredible vocal ability a la Amy Winehouse and Billie Holiday.

CAT POWER (Miami, FL) – From punk to folk to Memphis soul to electronic, Cat Power’s music is muse, harbour and touchstone for a generation. Most recent album Sun (2014) was her most commercially successful album to date.

FANTASTIC NEGRITO (Bay Area, CA) – Blues, soul, roots and rock come together with a great story of musical comeback, from catastrophic injury to NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest winner. Most recent album is called The Last Days of Oakland.

JOSE GONZALEZ (Gothenburg, Sweden) – A master of minimalism, Gonzalez has helped to define the idea of ‘indie folk.” He brings virtuoso finger-picking and a sparse, hushed sound. Gonzalez’s newest album is called Vestiges & Claws (2015).

KATHLEEN EDWARDS (Ottawa, ON) – A musical raconteur, lyrical poet, and gifted performer, the music of Kathleen Edwards is beautifully honed artistry. Edwards performed last year as part of the Interstellar All Stars supergroup (with Luke Doucet and Joel Plaskett).

LORD HURON (Los Angeles, CA) – Memories of campfire smolders along Lake Huron’s Michigan shoreline serve as inspiration, along with pulp, sci-fi and horror literature. Lord Huron’s most recent album is called Strange Trails (2015).

MARGO PRICE (Nashville, TN) – Price has taken the country world by storm, with recent high-profile coverage including a performance on SNL. Her new album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter made her the first solo female artist to debut in the Billboard Top 10.

THE MARIACHI GHOST (Winnipeg, MB) – The Mariachi Ghost fuses traditional Mexican song, progressive rock and a flair for the dramatic. The seven-piece band is joined on stage by a contemporary dancer.

MARTY STUART (Nashville, TN) – A five-time Grammy winning country multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, photographer and historian. With his band The Fabulous Superlatives, his most recent album is the double-disc Saturday Night & Sunday Morning (2013).

REUBEN AND THE DARK (Calgary, AB) – Led by Reuben Bullock, the five-piece group makes chilling, emotive folk and soul driven by dark, introspective lyrics that explore the duality of misery and joy. 

SAM OUTLAW (Los Angeles, CA) – A country singer steeped in the music and mythos of west coast country, absorbing the classic vibes of everything from 60s Bakersfield honky-tonk to ‘70s Laurel Canyon troubadour pop.

SAM ROBERTS BAND (Montreal, QC) – Roberts has won Junos and topped charts, played the late night circuit and appeared on the biggest festival lineups in North America. The group released Lo-Fantasy in 2015.

THE STRUMBELLAS (Lindsay, ON) – With a vivid, alternative rock sound front and centre on the new album Hope, The Strumbellas are one of the biggest international breakout acts of 2016.

WHITEHORSE (Toronto, ON) – Recent Juno-winning roots noir duo with an innovative approach and an intense chemistry. Whitehorse’s desert surf sensibility is distinguished by guitar wizardry and magnetic harmonies.

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