MORE THAN MUSIC AT COUNTRY THUNDER . . .
As the excitement continues to build for Country Thunder Alberta this weekend, it’s clear that headliners such as Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, Brad Paisley, Old Dominion, Dallas Smith and Randy Houser won’t be the only attractions hidden in the stunning natural beauty of Prairie Winds Park in Calgary
“We understand that it’s the headline acts that get fans buying tickets,” says Country Thunder Music Festivals General Manager, Kim Blevins. “But it’s the overall experience and vibe that keeps them coming back year after year.
“In addition to the major renovations at the park, and improvements to our service model, there’s also a number of new food and beverage options, games, activations, and retailers on-site this year.”
Whether it’s body painting and beanbags at the Tito’s bar, recharging, snacks and phone-charging at the massive AMA tent, or a variety of games and swag from Country 105 (Plinko anyone?) Budweiser, Ranchman’s, Rockstar and 95.3 The Wild, there’s something for all of CT Nation at Country Thunder Alberta.
Don’t forget about line dance and western swing demonstrations and lessons from the Outlaw Country dance group, as well as tantalizing free food and beverage samples throughout the festival site – perhaps Dr Oetker pizza for the kids, and Fireball whiskey or Barefoot wine for the adults?
Show up hungry as you please for full meals, snacks and treats from vendors including, but not limited to The Dogg Father, Ms. Mac & Cheese, Vasili’s, Mardi Gras Grill, Spudmobeel, Sticky Ricky’s, Homestead – Best Burgers In The West, Family Squeeze Lemonade and Pizza 73.
Keep in mind that all food and beverage vendors at Country Thunder can accept credit cards as well as the food and drink tickets available on-site.
If music, sweet music, is still your primary reason for being at Prairie Winds Park this weekend, Alberta’s best and brightest artists appear all three days on the Country 105 Stage – see tomorrow’s main stage artists today!
Best bets for getting to and from Prairie Winds Park remain the Westwinds LRT and the Ranchman’s Country Thunder Express bus shuttles (free with Country Thunder wristband). Taxi livery line on Castleridge and the Uber stand in the Superstore parking lot, are also good reasons to leave your car at home.
Country Thunder Alberta tickets available at countrythunder.com, or order by phone at 1-866-388-0007
See you there!