Live Evening Entertainment in the Let R Buck Saloon. We always have great entertainers nightly (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) starting at 9pm.
Karen Lee Batten is the recipient of 5 BC Country Music Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year. She has also won 2015, 2014, 2006, 2005, 2004 in this category. In 2014 Karen was the winner of the The Provincial CCMA/BCCMA Spotlight competition and 2014 Entertainer of the Year at the East Texas International Country Music Awards.
Karen Lee was a Top 10 finalist on Canadian Idol in 2003, and went on to release her debut album Every Moment in 2006. She released 4 singles on this album and a CMT Music Video. Her latest album, Cause a Scene, was released in June 2014, and hit #1 in Canadian album sales and #40 on Billboard Soundscan in the first month. This album currently has 4 radio singles and 2 videos both directed by Canada’s multi award winner Stephano Barberis.
Karen Lee Batten just returned home from Muscle Shoals Alabama completing her 4th independent record at Fame Studios. “This album is unlike anything I have every done, and I am more than excited to reveal this new project.” She says. Karen Lee can’t wait for you to hear what she has coming up in 2017!!
Garrett Gregory is an ambitious untapped vocalist with a shockingly powerful voice and an engaging live show that have turned heads and demanded notice over the past few years with his breakthrough into country music. Born and raised in the rural town of Hanna, Alberta, he grew up living the small town life and continues to chase that small town dream by stunning people with his performance.
He has recently released an EP with the band Chillbilly which now has a single on the radio called “Hot with her hair down” along with a music video. It ranked as Top 5 indie downloads on DMDS and has been played across Canada on hundreds of stations and continues to gain repute. Along with this, Garrett has also been writing and recording a solo album with some well renowned Canadian artists that can be expected to release in 2017.
Lately Garrett has been getting booked up months and years in advance for rodeos, fundraisers, festivals and galas due to high demand for his ability to entertain and charm a crowd. Recent events have been Dawson Creek Rodeo with High Valley, Handhills 100th year anniversary rodeo, Calgary Stampede Ranchmans tent, Nashville North and tonnes of fundraisers, galas, and Christmas Parties. His goal is to continue providing people with a great time while doing what he loves.
Local performers entertain before and after the rodeo performance.
Admission $5.00 tax included.
We also have great entertainment to watch from the Grandstands before or after each rodeo performance.
Niki Flundra – Unbridled
Niki Flundra offers a stunning, unique, and multiple award-winning performance featured at the 2017 Williams Lake Stampede! Considered to be North America’s finest Professional Liberty Horse Performer and Trick Rider, this act is never the same twice! Ms Flundra’s delivery of talent and ability is sure to be a performance that you will not soon forget! Niki has felt her strong connection with horses develop at a very young age, beginning her trick riding as a teen and performing worldwide. She takes great pride in training her own horses and offering and sharing her gifts through clinics and workshops. You can find more information about Niki and her performance here: https://www.facebook.com/NikiFlundra/ .
Bronc Buster Trade Fair
The Bronc Buster Trade Show is usually open at 5:00 pm on Thursday and at 11:00 am Friday through Sunday – we have something for all ages.
There are always a variety of unique and wonderful foods available, so you can grab a refreshment and visit with your rodeo friends as you listen to country music and enjoy the atmosphere.
Plan to do some gift shopping or simply spoil yourself with some unique items that will be available at our trade show this year. As always there will be Stampede merchandise available with some exciting new items for 2017. For those souvenir collectors don’t forget to pick up your Stampede Poster, Calendar, or Post Card.
Admission to the Trade Show is free so it is an added bonus to your Stampede fun…hope to see you there!
Ryan Cook, Chainsaw Carver, will make the chips fly!
The wild blonde haired carver from the HGTV Canada series “Carver Kings” got his start in carving playing the apprentice from the television series “Saw Dogs“. He has quickly become one of the top carvers and most recognized names in the world of power carving.
Ryan carves full time out of Vancouver, British Columbia, and has competed all over the world. He turned pro in the summer of 2013 at the Campbell River, shoreline arts competition, where he took first place. He placed 1st place and People’s choice in Both Campbell River & Gold River Champioships in 2016 & 2nd place and peoples choice at the Canadian Championships in Ontario. Having only been carving for five years, he has come along way in this short time. He is the first Canadian to be sponsored by Echo Canada, Cannon Bars, Makita Power Tools & Saburrtooth . He is also sponsored by Pfanner Clothing, Fraserway RV, Gustafons Dodge & Canawrap .
The owner of Saw Valley Carvings Inc. www.sawvalley.com; He has formed the top Carving team in the world and is making a major impact into progressing the world of chainsaw. His website and online magazine is set to launch summer of 2017. Ryan spends all year around traveling and carving all over Canada and the world. Ryan is currently enrolled in art school; he eats, sleeps and breathes sculpture. “We’re all a group of talented misfits and this is where I belong”
Follow his life daily www.facebook.com/sawvalley