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Interstellar Rodeo Tickets

INTERSTELLAR RODEO tickets are available only at Blackbyrd Myoozik (10442 82 Avenue) and the Heritage Amphitheatre Box Office in Hawrelak Park.

BOX OFFICE HOURS:
FRIDAY 4-10PM
SATURDAY 11AM-10PM
SUNDAY 11AM-10PM

More info HERE

The Interstellar Rodeo

You do know that we are putting on a huge and awesome music festival, in the beautiful city of Edmonton, right?! We are getting pretty damn excited for The Interstellar Rodeo, which is a mere three weeks away, and we’ve got a lot of news to share with you:

CHECK OUT THE DELICIOUS WINES WE HAVE IN STORE FOR YOU!

Yup, that is a real headline. We have always enjoyed pairing music with delicious boooooze here in Six Shooter land, and for our very own music festival, we figured that we might as well get klassy wit’ it!

And so, we are so very pleased to have Gurvinder Bathia, Edmonton’s resident wine expert purveyor, on our Interstellar team. He has sourced the most amazing wines for you to, pairing each concert set at the festival with the perfect wine to complement the music. Check out this example:

Alejandro Escovedo
De Angelis Rosso Piceno, Marche Italy

If you haven’t heard of Alejandro Escovedo then you need to grab yourself a glass of Rosso Piceno and a listen and discover why this underground punk and roots rock sensation has built such a mainstream following. Similarly, one taste and there’s no denying the appeal of this smoky, meaty, juicy wine from Italy’s rural Marche region. Both Escovedo and De Angelis owner Quinto Fausti are comfortable avoiding the spotlight, but their respective talents and reputations keep threatening to drag them out from the underground.

See the rest of the wine specials at http://www.interstellarrodeo.com.

It’s a good thing Gurvinder is on the job, because I tried writing my own pairing for myself, and it didn’t go nearly as well:

Newsletter Writing Monkey
Whatever Is Cheap, Probably Australia

If you haven’t heard of the monkey who writes this newsletter, then you need to grab yourself a glass of something cheap and hope it gets you drunk before you discover why bad puns have not built a mainstream following. Similarly, one taste and there’s no denying the appeal of a low price when it comes to thin, uninteresting wine from the “probably Australia” region. Both the newsletter writing monkey, and the pimply teen working at that cheap liquor store are (by default) comfortable drinking this swill, watching their talents and reputations go to waste as they get dragged to the underground.

ANNOUNCING FIVE GREAT FOOD TRUCKS

We’re totally stoked to have five amazing gourmet food trucks on board at the Interstellar Rodeo to keep you fully satiated. Edmonton’s food truck scene has really gone nutso lately, and we picked out some of our faves to keep you fed and caffeinated during your life-changing Interstellar Rodeo experience! They are: Drift Food Truck, Eva Sweet, The Act, Transcend Coffee, and one other one, yet to be announced. Anyone who has spent time around me knows that I complain pretty much daily about having eaten too much and having drank too much coffee (first world problems, I know), and I can tell you already that Interstellar Rodeo will be no different.

ENTER OUR HAPPY HOUR CONTEST

Take a picture of you and a sign that says “Meet me at the Interstellar Rodeo” and post it on Facebook (tag us at http://Facebook.com/InterstellarRodeo ), tweet it (copy @SixShooter), or Instagram it (tag #sixshooterrecords)…and we’ll invite you to the Interstellar Rodeo Happy Hour on Fri, July 27 (5-7pm).

Happy Hour Contest!

Take a picture of you and a sign that says “Meet me at the Interstellar Rodeo” and post it on Facebook (InterstellarRodeo), tweet it (copy @SixShooter), or Instagram it…and we’ll invite you to the Interstellar Rodeo Happy Hour on Fri, July 27 (5-7pm).

Gillian Welch & Alejandro Escovedo Join Interstellar Rodeo

Disappointed as we were that Sinead O’Connor had to cancel all of her tour dates this year — our festival included — we are very excited to announce that Gillian Welch will be making a rare trip out to the Canadian Prairies to headline the Friday night of Interstellar Rodeo! Oh, and since we consider our festival lineup to be as fierce as the mythical Hydra, we are following its example of “cut off one head and two grow back” by adding not only modern legend Gillian Welch, but also modern legend Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys to our Friday night festivities!! That’s right, we took lemons and made them into Limonata soda, then added a shot of Amaretto and turned ‘em into the official drink of summer! Woo! The festival takes place July 27-29 at the Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park in sunny Edmonton, AB.

With partner David Rawlings, Welch has released five critically acclaimed albums, as well as contributing to the landmark soundtrack Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? Her most recent album, The Harrow & The Harvest, was her first in eight years, and signaled the return of an artist who has helped shape a newfound appreciation for old time traditions in mainstream music. Plus she has a song on that album called ‘Six White Horses’, which is about watching Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland when you are really drunk*.

*this song is not actually about watching Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland when you are really drunk.

Now that we have our Friday night headliner in place, we are ready to put single tickets on sale. You’ll be able to purchase these from Ticketmaster or through the Six Shooter Records website (http://www.sixshooterrecords.com/) as of Monday, May 28. We’ll extend the Early Bird pricing until then, after which the price for a weekend pass will increase to $169 for non-transferable and $179 for transferable. Please note, we are offering a free album to all folks who purchase an adult or youth/senior weekend pass through the Six Shooter Records website. For those of you who like the idea of going into a place and buying your physical tickets right on the spot, you can march right into Blackbyrd Myoozik (10442-82 Ave., Edmonton) and

See http://www.interstellarrodeo.com for full details on the artists and schedule, and stay tuned for exciting announcements regarding food and wine! Follow us on Twitter @SixShooterR and like us on Facebook at Six Shooter Records and/or Interstellar Rodeo.

Gillian Welch & Alejandro Escovedo added!

Smoky Mountain spirit Gillian Welch and Texas punk roots rocker Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys are confirmed additions to Friday, July 27, the opening night of the first ever Interstellar Rodeo. Welch and Escovedo replace Sinéad O’Connor, who recently cancelled all upcoming tour dates due to illness. Together, Welch and Escovedo bring a distinctly southern shade to Friday’s show, and the heart of modern Americana music will beat strong on the Interstellar stage.

SINGLE TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AS OF MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012. Tickets will be available at www.sixshooterrecords.com, Ticket Master and Blackbyrd.

http://interstellarrodeo.com

Interstellar Rodeo Tickets

PLEASE NOTE: The sale of single tickets will be delayed until we find a replacement for Sinéad O’Connor (see news page). Until then, the early bird ticket price will be extended.

Interstellar Rodeo Launch Party

To cap off their sold-out Prairie tour, Whitehorse will treat Edmonton audiences to a performance at the Interstellar Rodeo launch party on Tuesday, May 1 at the Haven (15120 Stony Plain Road). Doors at 8 pm, performance at 9 pm. Tickets available through www.sixshooterrecords.com.

SINEAD O’CONNOR CANCELS EDMONTON APPEARANCE

We were very saddened to learn that Sinéad O’Connor has cancelled all of her dates in 2012 due to her struggle with bipolar disorder (more info here: http://shar.es/rByfE). Our hearts go out to Sinéad, and we would like to send her love and courage in her on-going battle with mental illness.

We are working quickly to find a replacement for our Friday night headliner. We are confident that we will be able to find another artist who will generate a similar level of excitement and anticipation. We will postpone our single ticket on-sale date until we have a replacement secured. Meanwhile, our Early Bird pricing will stay in effect until that time.

Please stay tuned. You can follow us on Twitter @SixShooterR, or at www.facebook.com/interstellarrodeo, or by subscribing to the Six Shooter newsletter. Many thanks for your patience and understanding.

INTERSTELLAR RODEO EARLYBIRD PASSES ON SALE NOW

We were overwhelmed with the amazing response we received to the announcement of our new Edmonton festival, Interstellar Rodeo. Thank you all so much for your emails, posts, tweets, and phone calls. There is a lot of excitement about the line up, which includes Blue Rodeo, Sinéad O’Connor, Randy Newman, Hawksley Workman, Whitehorse, Richard Buckner, Jenn Grant, Jason Plumb + the Willing, Shakura S’Aida, the Sojourners, Michael Rault, and more. And yes, we will be selling posters!

Early bird passes are on sale now and moving quickly. You can buy them through the Six Shooter webstore, and each adult or youth/senior pass comes with a free album by a participating Six Shooter artist (Whitehorse, Beauties, Jenn Grant). Good dealski!

I realize we said we’d announce the rest of the line up and schedule on April 16, but we’re going to move that to April 18. We’re working on a special announcement video and we need the extra two days to figure out how to put a drop shadow behind the words “Insane Clown Posse”, I mean, uh, to figure out how to work the Betamax machine! Single tickets go on sale May 2.

We’d also like to thank all the people who have already put their names forward to volunteer at the festival. We need tons more, so submit toooo uuussss!

For more information about Interstellar Rodeo, visit: www.interstellarrodeo.com.

SADDLE UP FOR THE INTERSTELLAR RODEO

We love festivals so much, we decided to throw one of our own! On a grassy slope under the prairie stars, icons of modern music history will take the stage for the first ever Interstellar Rodeo, a celebration of music, food and wine, making its debut in Edmonton’s Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park, July 27-29, 2012.

We are thrilled to announce that Blue Rodeo, the sweethearts of summer nights and soundtrack to our best memories, will perform. As this year’s inductees to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Blue Rodeo symbolizes our pride in homegrown talent. Their creative longevity and incredible list of hits reinforces our belief in the romance and power of beautiful music. We are also humbled to welcome Sinéad O’Connor this first year. A cultural revolutionary, creative firebrand, and electrifying performer, Sinéad is the fearsome voice of a generation, intimidating both for her talent and for her conviction. Sinéad recently released a new record to worldwide acclaim, and it is exciting to present this iconic artist as she returns to the spotlight. The stars have also aligned to bring Randy Newman to Edmonton. Newman is a songwriter’s songwriter, and his name is always included in our favourite artists’ lists of influences.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a party if we didn’t have some of our own posse on board to entertain and electrify. Six Shooter artists confirmed on this inaugural year include Whitehorse (featuring Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland), Jenn Grant, and The Beauties. Weekend pass buyers will receive a free album by the participating Six Shooter artist of their choice. We are also pleased to welcome our old pals Hawksley Workman, Richard Buckner, and Jason Plumb + the Willing, as well as new friends Shakura S’Aida, The Sojourners, and Michael Rault. Interstellar Rodeo presents an opportunity to celebrate artists we love and admire.

Stay tuned – there are more announcements to come.

EARLY BIRD weekend passes on sale now through the Six Shooter Records website. The schedule will be announced April 16, and single tickets go on sale on May 2.

Check out the website here: http://www.interstellarrodeo.com.
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