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Zac Brown Band sure to be a crowd pleaser at the 2016 Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series

TORONTO (ONTARIO) October 15, 2015

Calgary (Alberta) - The Calgary Stampede and Stampede Concerts Inc. are thrilled to announce the first artist for the 2016 Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series. Three-time GRAMMY winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band will rock the Scotiabank Saddledome stage on Thursday, July 14.

“Zac Brown Band is one of the hottest acts right now,” says Adam Oppenheim, managing director, Stampede Concerts Inc. “Their music appeals to so many people, they’re perfect for the Calgary Stampede.”

Zac Brown Band’s latest album JEKYLL + HYDE, marked the band’s third consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart. Together with their three platinum-selling albums, Uncaged, You Get What You Give, and The Foundation, and their 2013 project The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1, the band has sold over seven million albums to date. On the radio, the band has earned a historic series of fourteen #1 hit radio singles and became only the second artist to top both the country and active rock formats.

Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, October 23 at 10 a.m. (MDT) and start at $59.99 (plus applicable fees). Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, via phone at 1.855.985.5000 and at

Virgin Mobile will be offering its Members exclusive priority access to tickets for the show. Members can go to for details on the pre-sale, which runs from Tuesday, October 20 at 10 a.m. (MDT) through Thursday, October 22 until 10 p.m. (MDT). Calgary Stampede Insiders also have an opportunity to pre-purchase tickets from Wednesday October 21 at 10 a.m. (MDT) until Thursday, October 22 at 10 p.m. (MDT).

“The Calgary Stampede and Stampede Concerts Inc. continue to bring top-notch artists to the Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series,” said Kevin Campbell, director of brand experience, Virgin Mobile Canada. “We know many of our Members will love getting their hands on the tickets first with this exclusive presale. In 2016, Members should be on the lookout for their shot at backstage tours, artist meet and greets, and VIP seats through their Member Benefits.”

The Calgary Stampede is July 8-17, 2016. For more information, please visit Stay tuned for more great Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series announcements.

About the Calgary Stampede


The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together, we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.


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Sheryl Davey Kerametlian, Virgin Mobile Canada


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