Gillian Welch & Alejandro Escovedo Added!

Smoky Mountain spirit Gillian Welch and Texas punk roots rocker Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys are confirmed additions to Friday, July 27, the opening night of the first ever Interstellar Rodeo. Welch and Escovedo replace Sinéad O’Connor, who recently cancelled all upcoming tour dates due to illness. Together, Welch and Escovedo bring a distinctly southern shade to Friday’s show, and the heart of modern Americana music will beat strong on the Interstellar stage.

SINGLE TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AS OF MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012. Tickets will be available at, Ticket Master and Blackbyrd.


PLEASE NOTE: The sale of single tickets will be delayed until we find a replacement for Sinéad O’Connor (see news page). Until then, the early bird ticket price will be extended.

Interstellar Rodeo Launch Party

To cap off their sold-out Prairie tour, Whitehorse will treat Edmonton audiences to a performance at the Interstellar Rodeo launch party on Tuesday, May 1 at the Haven (15120 Stony Plain Road). Doors at 8 pm, performance at 9 pm. Tickets available through

Sinéad O’Connor Cancels Appearance

We were very saddened to learn that Sinéad O’Connor has cancelled all of her dates in 2012 due to her struggle with bipolar disorder (more info here: Our hearts go out to Sinéad, and we would like to send her love and courage in her on-going battle with mental illness.

We are working quickly to find a replacement for our Friday night headliner. We are confident that we will be able to find another artist who will generate a similar level of excitement and anticipation. We will postpone our single ticket on-sale date until we have a replacement secured. Meanwhile, our Early Bird pricing will stay in effect until that time.

Please stay tuned. You can follow us on Twitter @SixShooterR, or at, or by subscribing to the Six Shooter newsletter. Many thanks for your patience and understanding.

Announcing three new acts!

Interstellar Rodeo announces the addition of three new acts, rounding out the full festival schedule for this inaugural year. We have been so excited to tell you that Grammy-winning hot new old-time jug sensations the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Australian psychedelic country noir group Wagons, and Edmonton’s own hip-hop pioneer, the city’s recent Poet Laureate, Cadence Weapon are now confirmed.

Get to know your Wagons with this video clip, courtesy of the band’s wild wild-eyed frontman Henry Wagons, who kindly helped us out with this announcement:

The Interstellar Rodeo also announces the official daily schedule. Single tickets will be available as of WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012.

Check the Artists + Schedule link for the official schedule.

Interstellar Rodeo Launch Party

Hot on the heels of a sold-out Edmonton appearance, Six Shooter’s own Whitehorse returns to the city for the Interstellar Rodeo Launch Party. The event will be held at Haven Social Club. Doors @ 8pm. Show @ 9pm. Tickets available at $20.

See you there!


We were overwhelmed with the amazing response we received to the announcement of our new Edmonton festival, Interstellar Rodeo. Thank you all so much for your emails, posts, tweets, and phone calls. There is a lot of excitement about the line up, which includes Blue Rodeo, Sinéad O’Connor, Randy Newman, Hawksley Workman, Whitehorse, Richard Buckner, Jenn Grant, Jason Plumb + the Willing, Shakura S’Aida, the Sojourners, Michael Rault, and more. And yes, we will be selling posters!

Early bird passes are on sale now and moving quickly. You can buy them through the Six Shooter webstore, and each adult or youth/senior pass comes with a free album by a participating Six Shooter artist (Whitehorse, Beauties, Jenn Grant). Good dealski!

I realize we said we’d announce the rest of the line up and schedule on April 16, but we’re going to move that to April 18. We’re working on a special announcement video and we need the extra two days to figure out how to put a drop shadow behind the words “Insane Clown Posse”, I mean, uh, to figure out how to work the Betamax machine! Single tickets go on sale May 2.

We’d also like to thank all the people who have already put their names forward to volunteer at the festival. We need tons more, so submit toooo uuussss!


On a grassy slope under the prairie stars, icons of modern music history will take the stage for the first ever Interstellar Rodeo, a celebration of music, food and wine, making its debut in Edmonton’s Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park, July 27-29, 2012.

The Interstellar Rodeo is humbled to welcome Sinéad O’Connor this first year. A cultural revolutionary, creative firebrand, and electrifying performer, Sinead is the fearsome voice of a generation, intimidating both for her talent and for her conviction. Sinead recently released a new record to worldwide acclaim, and it is exciting to present this iconic artist as she returns to the spotlight.

We are thrilled to announce that Blue Rodeo, the sweethearts of summer nights and soundtrack to our best memories, will perform. As this year’s inductees to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Blue Rodeo symbolizes our pride in homegrown talent. Their creative longevity and incredible list of hits reinforces our belief in the romance and power of beautiful music.  

The stars have also aligned to bring Randy Newman to Edmonton. Newman is a songwriter’s songwriter, and his name is always included our favourite artists’ lists of influences. We are overwhelmed by his talent and by his achievements.

Six Shooter artists confirmed on this inaugural year include Whitehorse (featuring Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland), Jenn Grant, and The Beauties.  Weekend pass buyers will also receive a free album by the participating Six Shooter artist of their choice.  The Interstellar Rodeo is also pleased to welcome Hawksley Workman, Richard Buckner, Shakura S’Aida, The Sojourners, Michael Rault, Jason Plumb + The Willing and more.  Interstellar Rodeo presents an opportunity to celebrate artists we love and admire, and all of these acts will inspire and electrify Rodeo goers.

Stay tuned – there are more announcements to come.

EARLY BIRD weekend passes on sale Monday, March 26, through the Six Shooter Records website (

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