Fifth Burt Block Party goes full country
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A fifth Burt Block Party aims to become a country hoedown.
Alberta country music star Brett Kissel and the James Barker Band from Ontario will headline the Aug. 18 outdoor concert to be held in front of the Burton Cummings Theatre.
Ticket prices start at $49.50 plus fees and go on sale May 26 at ticketmaster.ca.
Four other Burt Block Party outdoor concerts were already announced for Aug. 11, 12, 19 and 20, with acts such as the Strumbellas, Billy Talent, Glass Tiger and Cheap Trick headlining.
Smith Street, which runs in front of the theatre, is cordoned off for the shows, allowing room for a stage in the adjacent parks and parking lots and up to 4,000 spectators.
Kissel, 32, has won three Juno Awards, including country album of the year in 2019, and has had four No. 1 hits on Canada’s country charts since releasing his debut album in 2003 as a 12-year-old.
The James Barker Band, which won the Country Album of the Year Juno in 2018, hit the top of Canada’s country charts most recently in 2021 with New Old Trucks, a duet with American country star Dierks Bentley.
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