Get your cowboy boots on for an unforgettable experience at the Country Thunder Music Festival in Calgary this summer. This three day festival brings together up and comers like Drew Gregory and Madeline Merlo and superstars Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, and Eric Church for the ultimate concert experience right in the middle of the city. Take a seat on the lawn and sing along to the biggest names in country music with tips and tricks to make the most of the festival, August 17-19, 2018.
How to Rock Country Thunder
How to Rock Country Thunder
Let someone else “Drive Me Away”
Parking is limited at Country Thunder but there are great transportation options that will get you to and from the festival to drive you away at the end of the night, like Jess Moskaluke. The McKnight – Westwinds Calgary Transit C Train station is just a few blocks from the festival grounds.
See Jess Moskaluke Sunday August 19 at 4:00 p.m.
Catch superstar headliners having a “Record Year”
Have a country music record year like Eric Church and catch superstar headliners on the main stage each night. Dierks Bentley kicks off the festival Friday night with fresh cuts from his new album The Mountain. All-American made Toby Keith brings classic country tunes to the Saturday night stage before Mr. Misunderstood Eric Church closes out the festival on Sunday.
See Eric Church Sunday August 19 at 9:00 p.m.
Bring a lawn chair so you won’t have to “Lay Down the Tailgate”
Pro tip – you can bring a soft lawn chair to Country Thunder for a comfortable view of the main stage. You won’t have to lay down the tailgate, like Chad Brownlee, when you can relax in a soft lawn chair and put your cowboy boots up for the best country music festival of the summer.
See Chad Brownlee Friday August 17 at 5:30 p.m.
Stay hydrated and avoid a “Drinkin’ Problem”
Beat the heat and stay hydrated at Country Thunder with a drinkin’ problem like Midland. Bring one unopened water bottle to the festival to stay hydrated under the hot summer sun and be ready when the headliners take the main stage.
See Midland Sunday August 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Are you so country you “Should’ve Been a Cowboy”?
Are you so country you should’ve been a cowboy like Toby Keith? Country Thunder is the perfect place to wear your best country gear and embrace the ultimate country music festival experience. Official Country Thunder swag goes great with a cowboy hat and some dusty denim. If you really want to blend in, pick up some gear from Smithbilt Hats, Alberta Boot Company, or Lammle’s Western Wear & Tack .
See Toby Keith Saturday August 18 at 9:00 p.m.
Catch Canadian artists “Canadian Girls” will love
There’s plenty of Canadian country music superstars on the lineup this year that will make any visitor feel right at home, like “Canadian Girls” songster Dean Brody. You can find the next generation of Canadian talent throughout the festival lineup, with performances by Chad Brownlee, Jess Moskaluke, Madeline Merlo, and the Hunter Brothers.
See Dean Brody Saturday August 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Soak up the sun like you’re “Somewhere on a Beach”
Soak up the beach weather vibes like Dierks Bentley, and bring a hat, beach towel, sunglasses, and sun block to beat the heat. Bring your beach towel or picnic blanket and get a great view from the hill that will feel like a day at the beach. You can even bring a fanny pack to the festival to store some personal items. Check the full Country Thunder Event Info for details on what you can and cannot bring to the festival grounds.
See Dierks Bentley Friday August 17 at 9:00 p.m.
No one can “Party Like You” with this VIP experience
No one can party like you when you get a Platinum Experience ticket that will let you see Country Thunder from every angle. Enjoy a private front-of-stage viewing area, access to a private food and beverage area, and exclusive restroom trailers to beat the lineups.