2021 ROOTS, BLUES & BARBECUE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Featuring Matt Andersen/ The Hello Darlins / Dawn Tyler Watson / Blue Moon Marquee/Ollee Owens
Limited tickets available:
CONCERT TICKETS: $69
Boxed Barbecue Dinner: $22 – Homestyle Ribs, Sage infused chicken skewers, Chef Ranay’s Baked Beans, Side Salad, Sourdough Bread
Appearing Saturday, September 11
A powerhouse performer with a giant, soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, MATT ANDERSEN has built a formidable following the old-fashioned way: touring worldwide and letting his stunned audiences and new devotees spread the good word of his righteous tunes all over. And the world has indeed woken up and discovered him, helping him amass over 18 million views on YouTube.
In addition to headlining major festivals, clubs and theatres throughout North America, Europe and Australia, he has shared the stage and toured with Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Greg Allman, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Randy Bachman, Little Feat, Jonny Lang, Serena Ryder, and more. Andersen nabbed the 2013 and 2016 European Blues Award for Best Solo/Acoustic Act, three Maple Blues Awards in 2012, and was the first ever Canadian to take home top honours in the solo/duo category at the 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Since the release of Weightless in early 2014, Andersen has received a JUNO nomination for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year, a CIMA Road Gold award, and eight Maple Blues Awards.
Appearing Friday September 10 & Saturday September 11
“They call their sound North Americana…you just might settle for SPELLBINDING.“
– Rootstime Magazine
Made up of some of Canada’s most in-demand sessional musicans, THE HELLO DARLINS are a powerhouse cast of artists who decided to create something new on their own. THE HELLO DARLINS a group with an impeccable pedigree are poised to shake up the Americana and Roots music scene.
DAWN TYLER WATSON
“This utterly assured performer has you believing she’s a front-ranking country singer, a soul diva, a jazz warbler, a new adult contemporary specialist, a swing siren– as well as a basic blues belter.”
– Toronto Star
Multiple award-winning, Montreal based Singer/Songwriter Dawn Tyler Watson has earned her place among the International Blues elite. Her fiery stage presence and soul-stirring performances have garnered her national and world-wide recognition.
With two recent Maple Blues Awards; Songwriter of the Year, and Best Album/Producer, she was also nominated by the Blues Foundation in Memphis for a 2020 Blues Music Award for Vocalist of the Year alongside greats like Curtis Salgado & Mavis Staples. Her latest record “Mad Love” won the 2020 JUNO award for Blues Album of the Year.
Appearing Saturday, September 11
BLUE MOON MARQUEE is a swinging blues band born of the wild rose country. They currently make their home in an island shack on the coast of the Salish Sea. BLUE MOON MARQEE is primarily a live duo with the energy and sound of a full band. Colette, the rhythm section, not only commands the upright bass but also brings the swing with her feet on the kick drum, snare and high hat, all while singing harmonies. Cardinal is of the screaming and hollering blues tradition with distinctive thick and smoky vocals that barrel out like a raging bull. His guitar crackles with the swinging energy of jazz tinged blues.
Roots, Blues & Barbecue 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.
If you would like a little more space between you and your fellow guests, feel free to order your tickets in section C and G in the lower bowl or any seat in the upper bowl for more spacing between your seats.
Looking for a place to stay?
Call the Quality Inn Drumheller at (403) 856-4444.
Quote the code RBB2021 for 15% off your hotel room.
SATURDAY – SEPTEMBER 11
5 PM to 11 PM
5:00pm Blue Moon Marquee
6:00pm Musical Host: Ollee Owens
6:20pm Dawn Tyler Watson
7:20pm Musical Host: Ollee Owens
7:40pm The Hello Darlins
8:50pm Musical Host: Ollee Owens
9:10pm Matt Andersen
The Main Event – an evening filled with hours of live music and good food in the incredible Badlands Amphitheatre.
Eat and drink under a great big Alberta sky. You can pre-order your food with us when you go to buy your concert ticket.
Pub tent and concession on site.
Concert tickets: $69
(concert only plus fees)
Boxed Barbecue Dinner: $22
(preorder – homestyle pork ribs, chicken skewers, Chef Ranay’s baked beans, side salad, and sour dough bread)