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CALGARY (ALBERTA) February 28, 2019

The Calgary Stampede and Stampede Entertainment Inc. are excited to announce that Tim McGraw, the most played country artist in history, will perform as part of the Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series at the 2019 Calgary Stampede. McGraw’s only Alberta performance will close the 2019 Calgary Stampede on Sunday, July 14, at the Scotiabank Saddledome.


“It doesn’t get much better than Tim McGraw on the final day of the Calgary Stampede,” says Adam Oppenheim, President, Stampede Entertainment Inc. “He is a country music icon, whose genre spanning music has solidified his place as one of the best-selling artists of all time.  There is no more appropriate artist to close the 2019 Calgary Stampede.”


McGraw recently released two news songs, ‘NEON CHURCH’ and ‘Thought About You’, his first new solo music in two years. He has sold more than 50 million records and dominated the charts with 43 worldwide #1 singles. McGraw has won 3 Grammy Awards, 16 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, 11 American Music Awards, 3 People's Choice Awards and numerous other honors.


His iconic career achievements include BDS Radio’s Most Played Artist of the Decade for all music genres, the Most Played Song of the Decade for all music genres, and two singles spending over 10 weeks at #1.


Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, March 8 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, March 5 at 10 a.m. (MDT) to Thursday, March 7 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, March 6 at 10 a.m. (MDT) until Thursday, March 7 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, and Sugarland performing in the Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13.  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


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