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CALGARY (ALBERTA) February 7, 2019

The Calgary Stampede and Stampede Entertainment Inc. are thrilled to announce that Gammy Award-winning duo, Sugarland, will hit the stage as part of the Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series at the 2019 Calgary Stampede. The Saturday, July 13 performance at the Scotiabank Saddledome, will be Sugarland’s only performance in Western Canada.

“The addition of Sugarland to the Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series is fantastic,” says Adam Oppenheim, President, Stampede Entertainment Inc. “The energy Sugarland brings to the stage is synonymous with Stampede and the energy it brings to the city.”

Since the band’s inception in 2002, Sugarland has sold nearly 10 million albums domestically, achieving high-mark sales with PLATINUM-certified THE INCREDIBLE MACHINE, 2X PLATINUM LOVE ON THE IN SIDE and 3X PLATINUM TWICE THE SPEED OF LIFE and ENJOY THE RIDE.  Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush have refreshed their musical visions while staying true to an authentic sound and emotive songwriting that has made Sugarland ubiquitous with Country music duos. After a six year hiatus, the Georgia natives returned with new album BIGGER.

Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m. (MDT) starting at $59.99 (plus applicable fees). Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, via phone at 1.855.985.5000 and at Tickets include admission to the Calgary Stampede on the day of the concert.


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, February 12 at 10 a.m. (MDT) to Thursday, February 14 at 10 p.m. (MDT). Starting in April Members will also be able to enter to win a VIP experience at the Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series, including prime seating and exclusive access at the event. Calgary Stampede Insiders have an opportunity to pre-purchase tickets from Wednesday, February 13 at 10 a.m. (MDT) until Thursday, February 14 at 10 p.m. (MDT).


The Calgary Stampede is July 5-14, 2019. For more information, please visit

Previously announced artists for the 2019 Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series include Zac Brown Band, performing in the Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday, July 12.  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.

About Virgin Mobile Canada

At Virgin Mobile Canada you’re not a customer, you’re a Member, and Members get exclusive deals from the hottest brands, a shot at VIP access and one-of-a-kind experiences. We do the VIP extras, best customer service in Canada, hot phones and super-flexible plans, so that you can do you. Eligible residents in Ontario and Québec can hook up with Home Internet with plans that are all-in and all awesome without all the extra fees. Through Virgin Mobile RE*Generation, Virgin Mobile Members and Canadians can help at-risk youth develop the in-demand job skills and experience they need to get jobs that will change their lives for good.


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