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Kalsey Kulyk, Mariel Buckley, Hot Little Rocket among first acts booked for King Eddy’s Stampede celebrations

Once again the King Eddy will be jumping during Stampede.

Not just for the rooftop patio, which is one of the best places to watch the fireworks from, but for what goes on inside.

The renovated East Village venue has unveiled some of the acts that will offer Calgarians and visitors a delightful musical oasis just blocks from the grounds and it’s a lot of top-end local talent.

On the country side of things, Mr. Matt Masters will kick off the whole thing with a parade day breakfast at 9 a.m. on July 5, with other acts over the next nine days including the fabulous Mariel Buckley, honky-tonker Drew Gregory and rising country-pop artist Kalsey Kulyk from Saskatchewan.

On the less western side of the ledger notable names include some familiar ones to local music lovers: newly reunited indie rock act Hot Little Rocket; surf rock faves The 427’s; soulful hip-hop artist Sinzere; fuzz rawkers A Day As Wolves; and loveable goofballs The Polyjesters, who will perform daily throughout the 10 days for happy hour, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“If you didn’t get your hands on tickets to Hot Little Rocket’s sold-out reunion show in May, Stampede at the King Eddy is your next big chance,” Jynnifer Gibson, the King Eddy’s general manager, said in a release. 

“This lineup feeds a range of musical appetites from country to rock to hip hop, and we’ll be going day and night for all 10 days of Stampede. If you’re looking for a break from the midway or want to keep the Stampede party going after the fireworks, we’re just a short walk away from Stampede Park.” 

The Eddy will be up and running for the entirety of the Stampede from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., with 9 p.m. headliner sets and an 11 p.m. late-night set. There is a cover charge from 8 p.m. onwards, with different prices for select shows. Advance tickets are available now from kingeddy.ca.

Stay tuned as they’ve promised another 30 acts will be announced soon.

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