Win a pair of reserved seating weekend passes for Country Thunder Alberta featuring Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, Jake Owen and Jason Aldean

Out of ideas for holiday gift-giving?

Someone in your life impossible to buy for?

Well, everyone likes music. They also like hanging outside on a sunny summer weekend, perhaps drinking a couple of adult beverages and enjoying a communal, good-vibes experience.

Sounds like Country Thunder.

The annual music fest that takes place in Calgary at the gorgeous northeast outdoor Prairie Winds Park has fast become an August fave for music-lovers in the city.

The lineup next year is one that will ensure the Aug. 16-18, 2019 event is another can’t-miss weekend, with headliners including Miranda Lambert and her chart-topping supergroup Pistol Annies, as well as Jake Owen, Jason Aldean, Terri Clark, and Roots and Boots featuring Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye.

Festival passes in a number of different options are available now, as well as single-day tickets — so you could pick up something as a stocking-stuffer.

Or. Well, how about we make things a little better, a little easier and a whole lot cheaper?

Our friends at Country Thunder have given us a pair of reserved seating weekend passes for the 2019 fest, with two secured spots in the area right in front of the stage. If you were going to buy them online at, or by phone from 1-866-388-0007, both passes would cost you $850. We can give them to you for free.

To enter to win, please head to our Facebook page, maybe give us a like, and then tag a friend who you think would be the perfect recipient of both tickets or the person that you want to take with you. (We promise not to tell any of them if you win.) We’ll pick a winner at random and let them know via direct message by noon on Dec. 21 — they’ll be emailed directly to you that day so you can print them up and put them under the tree.

Spread the word and good luck.

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Cheers and best of the season to you and yours.