Canada’s oldest country music festival gets underway on Thursday, June 29 and runs through the Canada Day long weekend till Sunday, July 2. This year’s featured artists are Keith Urban, Johnny Reid, Luke Bryan and Manitoba’s won Doc Walker.
Over 4000 campsites and 14,000 people per day attend the not for profit festival in Dauphin in western Manitoba. With three stages, music is going on all over the site attended to by 2000 volunteers.
Nearly every famous country act has played in Dauphin over the years and the party atmosphere makes it a sell out on a routine basis. This year’s top talent should once again make it a packed event and with Canada Day falling right in the middle of the weekend, it should be a great time for celebrate the country’s birthday.
This has been a editorial by John Dobbin.
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