Wetaskiwin entertainment looking good in August

Wetaskiwin entertainment looking good in August

Band nominated for video award, Loonstock and much more in the news

Wetaskiwin’s entertainment scene is always full of energy, but it seems the summer of 2019 is even more so. A local band has been nominated for a video award and plenty is going on over the next five to six weeks.

Well-known local swing punk band Punch Drunk Cabaret have been nominated for an award for their video single, “Don’t Die Until You’re Dead,” directed by Ewen Clark and produced by Ring Tail Films, which was filmed right here in Wetaskiwin at the Historic Manluk Theatre.

Calgary’s YYC Music Awards nominees were just announced over the weekend, and PDC has notched another mark in their notoriety book: their most recent and ambitious video to date has been nominated for Video of the Year.

The band filmed many parts of the video at the Manluk Theatre, including a scene that includes the oldest commode in Wetaskiwin.

You can read more about the YYC Awards here: http://exclaim.ca/music/article/calgarys_yyc_music_awards_reveal_2019_nominees

You can read more about PDC’s video here: https://www.pipestoneflyer.ca/news/wetaskiwin-swing-rock-masters-poised-for-video-launch/

You can watch “Don’t Die Until You’re Dead” on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_ipDTagyzI

Loonstock coming up soon

A huge and popular local music fest will be returning to The Loons Golf and RV Park: Loonstock. The line-up of tribute bands is going to leave music-lovers’ heads spinning.

Running Saturday, Aug. 17, the festival includes a number of bands, including AbbaMania Canada (that also includes Cher and Lady Gaga tributes), Night Fever (Bee Gees tribute), The Zac Brown tribute Band (includes tributes to Roy Orbison and Billy Joel) and Police Squad (The Police tribute band).

The Loons Golf and RV Park is located east of Wetaskiwin on Hwy. #13. The gates open at 1 p.m.

There will be a beer gardens and full concession open all day, camping is available.

For more information about ticket prices click here: http://www.loonstock.com/

Truck and tractor pull

The Wetaskiwin Ag Society Truck and Tractor Pull will be held Friday Aug. 23 and Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Ag Society grounds east of Wetaskiwin on Hwy. #13.

Plenty of raw horsepower will be on display as different vehicles pull loads down the track in pursuit of the best time. Gates open at 4 p.m., pulling starts at 6 p.m.

Friday night there will be a beer garden plus a live band after the tractor pull.

Saturday night there will be a beer garden and live band after the tractor pull, plus fireworks after dark.

Find out more about ticket prices, camping and contact information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/wetaskiwin-alberta/wetaskiwin-ag-society-truck-and-tractor-pull/171122633839317/

Ugetuk Days in Winfield

The Winfield Ag Society has another huge event coming up soon, the 50th annual Ugetuk Days on Aug. 8, 9, 10 and 11.

The weekend begins with gymkhana on Thursday, rodeo slack on Friday, history display, rodeo, baseball tournament and much, much more on Saturday followed by a pancake breakfast on Sunday.

For a complete list of all the events at Ugetuk Days, visit https://www.winfieldagsociety.com/ugetuk-days.

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

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