One of Canada’s best live bands returns to the Badlands Amp.
For close to thirty years now, Blue Rodeo has taken the road less travelled – and succeeded far beyond anyone’s expectations.


Opening Act: Steven Taetz

Tickets: $59 – $109

$8 ticket fee
Parking $7 advance /$10 at gate



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Blue Rodeo is a renowned Canadian rock and alt-country band that has left an indelible mark on the music scene since its formation in 1984. Founded in Toronto, the band’s core members include Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor, both talented singer-songwriters and instrumentalists. With a career spanning several decades, Blue Rodeo has consistently delivered a unique blend of folk, rock, and country-infused sound that has captivated audiences worldwide.

Their music is characterized by heartfelt lyrics, rich harmonies, and a genuine connection to the Canadian landscape, often exploring themes of love, longing, and the human experience. Over the years, Blue Rodeo has released numerous critically acclaimed albums, including “Outskirts,” “Diamond Mine,” and “Five Days in July.” Their 1992 album, “Lost Together,” is considered a classic in Canadian music history.

Blue Rodeo’s enduring appeal can be attributed to their captivating live performances and their ability to create timeless songs that resonate with listeners of all generations. Their dedication to their craft and commitment to producing authentic music have earned them a dedicated fan base and numerous awards, cementing their status as one of Canada’s most iconic musical acts. 


“Some voices are definitely best suited for specific genres, but a voice like Steven Taetz’s can handle it all. Rollicking roots rock, gentle pop ballads, blue-eyed soul, and cool jazz — he approaches it all without flinching, delivering songs with a strong and crystal clear voice that demands the listener’s full attention.” – Elizabeth Chorney Booth/Calgary Folk Fesival 

Taetz developed a passion for music early on and has since become a versatile artist with a magnetic stage presence. With a rich, velvety voice and poignant lyrics, he delivers soulful performances that resonate with audiences worldwide.

Taetz has released acclaimed albums like “Drink You In” and “The Way You Say It,” showcasing his talent and versatility. He’s a sought-after live performer, captivating crowds at prestigious venues and festivals. 

"an amazing place for a concert"

The Summer Concert Series & Great Big Weekend is held at one of Canada’s most spectacular venues – the Badlands Amphitheatre located in Drumheller, Alberta (1.5 hours from Calgary). Surrounded by the ancient hills of the Canadian Badlands, this incredible place has clear sight lines and superior acoustics.  The Badlands Amphitheatre is a non-profit arts and culture society operating from the values of community, creation, and celebration.

Previous concerts: Tom Cochrane, Blue Rodeo, Randy Bachman, Corb Lund, Jann Arden,  Barenaked Ladies,  Johnny Reid, The Dead South, Reuben and the Dark with Bullhorn Singers,  Allison Russell,  and The Bros. Landreth.

The Badlands Amphitheatre also hosts Roots, Blues & Barbecue – a 5 band, 5 hour celebration of music and food held every September.