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Country Superstar Blake Shelton Performing at 2022 Virgin Plus Stampede Concert Series

November 12, 2021

Calgary – Country music is set to return to the ‘Dome for Stampede 2022 with one of music’s biggest stars. The Calgary Stampede is excited to announce Blake Shelton will be headlining the first concert in the 2022 Virgin Plus Stampede Concert Series. He will play the Calgary Stampede on Saturday, July 16, 2022.

 “Blake Shelton is a sensational entertainer and the perfect choice for the final weekend of Stampede,” says Adam Oppenheim, President, Stampede Entertainment Inc. “We know country music fans are going to be ecstatic at the opportunity to see him perform in what will be his only concert in Alberta.”

Shelton is a force in the music industry, with the flagship single Happy Anywhere from his most recent album Body Language becoming his 28th chart-topping single. His award wins are approaching the hundreds with multiple Academy of Country Music Awards, American Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards, Country Music Television Music Awards and People’s Choice Awards. He is also a coach on the Emmy Award-winning television program, The Voice, and a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Shelton is known for his significant humanitarian work, raising millions for children’s hospitals, disaster relief organizations, food banks and more.   

 Virgin Plus 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 Friday, November 12 at 12 p.m.  (MST) to Thursday, November 18 at 10 p.m. (MST). Calgary Stampede Insiders have an opportunity to pre-purchase tickets starting Monday, November 15 at 10 a.m. (MST). To sign up to become a Stampede Insider and get the inside track on all the experiences planned for Stampede 2022, click here.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 19 at 10 a.m. (MST), with prices starting at $59.99, plus applicable fees. Concert tickets include admission to the Calgary Stampede on the day of the event, and are available at, or online, by phone, or in-person at Ticketmaster.

Tickets are also now on sale for the 2022 Calgary Stampede, July 8-17. To book your seats for the Stampede Rodeo and Evening Show - featuring the Rangeland Derby Chuckwagon Races, Bell Grandstand Show and Fireworks Spectacular, visit

The Calgary Stampede remains committed to exceeding all current public health measures to continue to make Stampede Park a safe gathering place for our community. The Stampede is participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program and will continue to monitor the evolving situation and evaluate measures over the many months leading up to Stampede 2022. For the latest information, visit


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 Plus

Virgin Plus is mobile, plus internet, plus TV, plus so much more. At Virgin Plus, you’re more than a customer – you’re a Member. Members get everyday deals on the hottest brands in food, fashion, and travel, and chances to win VIP money-can’t-buy experiences. We’ve got value-packed plans with tons of data, hot phones, and award-winning wireless customer service in Canada, because the more you get out of life, the merrier. Eligible residents in Ontario and Québec can hook up with unlimited Internet to get unlimited usage with the speed you need. Plus, add the hottest live and on demand content with Virgin Plus TV to watch anytime, anywhere. Additionally, through Virgin’s Plus with Purpose CSR platform and more specifically, its RE*Generation program, Virgin Plus Members can support underserved young, diverse adults in building meaningful and sustainable tech careers. Wanna hook up? Head online or call 1-888-999-2321. Get personal with Virgin Plus on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


For more information, please contact:

Kristina Barnes 
Manager, Communications & Media Relations
Calgary Stampede
T 403.261.0382

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