Artists

Canadian roots rockers, Skydiggers, and JUNO award winner, Barney Bentall, will join Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame member, John Fogerty, and Grammy® Award winner, Melissa Etheridge,
for a fantastic evening of great music and entertainment!

Artists

Barney Bentall

Melissa Etheridge

John Fogerty

Skydiggers

Canadians first met Barney in 1988 as leader of the Legendary Hearts when MuchMusic embraced an indie video of the heartland anthem “Something to Live For.” Next came a self-titled Epic Records’ album which sold over 100,000 units, and earned the group a JUNO Award for Best New Group. As his life began moving at a dizzying speed, Barney was swept into a circle of peers that included Blue Rodeo, k.d. lang, The Tragically Hip, Colin James, 54.40, and The Odds. His career education took place in parlaying strong grassroots popularity into a national following; and by playing to crowds in seedy bars to concert halls and arenas all over Canada. At its peak, the band was playing 200 dates a year, graduating from touring in a van to a motorhome to tour buses.

By the mid-‘90s, Barney decided to focus more on music that satisfied his own creative impulses while members of the Legendary Hearts transitioned into other careers. In 2000, Barney took time off from music to reflect on the next phase of his career. He purchased a cattle ranch in the Cariboo region of British Columbia, and although he spent a sizeable amount of time running the ranch, Barney never quite removed himself from music. This includes returning to recording with his solo albums Gift Horse (2006), which received a JUNO nomination, followed by The Inside Passage (2008), and Flesh & Bone (2012). Comfortable in his own skin, Barney today doesn’t have dramatic, extravagant feelings about his work. “My solo work is very important to me,” he sums up. “I wouldn’t want to be playing only with the Legendary Hearts. It’s wonderful when we do get together for some gigs because I do have my solo career and the Cariboo Express project. Right now, I’m focused on what I am doing on my own, but the other projects keep me learning, traveling new pathways, and keeps music vital for me.”

As frequent collaborator Jim Cuddy notes, “Barney had a similar trajectory as a neo-roots troubadour to the one we experienced in Blue Rodeo. He has so successfully transitioned from fronting a rock band to being a true Canadian troubadour in the tradition of Lightfoot, McLauchlan, and Cohen. He is a very poignant songwriter. His voice has the ring of authenticity, and I am easily swept up in the narrative of his songs. His records are my ‘go to’ ones when I need some familiarity to soothe my worries. Quite a man, quite an artist.”

Want to have a listen? Check Barney Bentall out on spotify here!

Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show. For several years, her popularity grew around such memorable originals as "Bring Me Some Water," "No Souvenirs" and "Ain't It Heavy," for which she won a Grammy® in 1992. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am (1993). The collection featured the massive hits, "I'm the Only One" and "Come to My Window," a searing song of longing that brought Etheridge her second Grammy® Award for Best Female Rock Performance. In 1995, Etheridge issued her highest charting album, Your Little Secret, which was distinguished by the hit single, "I Want to Come Over." Her astounding success that year led to Etheridge receiving the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996.

Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has remained one of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades. In February 2007, Melissa Etheridge celebrated a career milestone with a victory in the “Best Song” category at the Academy® Awards for “I Need to Wake Up,” written for the Al Gore documentary on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth. As a performer and songwriter, Etheridge has shown herself to be an artist who has never allowed “inconvenient truths” to keep her down. Earlier in her recording career, Etheridge acknowledged her sexual orientation when it was considered less than prudent to do so. In October 2004, Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer, a health battle that, with her typical tenacity, she won. Despite losing her hair from chemotherapy, Etheridge appeared on the 2005 Grammy® telecast to sing “Piece of My Heart” in tribute to Janis Joplin. By doing so she gave hope to many women afflicted with the disease.

On October 7, 2016 Melissa Etheridge released Memphis Rock & Soul, her first album since 2014’s critically lauded This Is M.E. Recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis, the album has received stellar reviews from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Parade, Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and more. Guitar World raved “the album is a triumphant application of Etheridge’s signature rasp and substantial guitar chops to this classic genre,” while Edge Media Network declared Melissa “is a singer who can fire it up like Janis Joplin, touch the heart like Elvis Presley and steam up the windows like her musical hero, Otis Redding.”

Want to have a listen? Check Melissa Etheridge out on spotify here!

With a career spanning more than 50 years, John Fogerty is hailed as one of the most influential musicians in rock history, known for creating the soundtrack of a generation. As leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival, the group’s chief musical architect, and as a solo artist, Fogerty’s works rank as some of the most influential in American music history. As the writer, singer and producer of numerous classic hits including ‘Born on the Bayou’, ‘Green River’, ‘Proud Mary’, and ‘Bad Moon Rising’, Fogerty has been honored as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists, 100 Greatest Songwriters, and 100 Greatest Singers by Rolling Stone. Earning induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Baseball Hall of Fame, he is also a New York Times best-selling author for his memoir, Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music.

Fogerty is a true American treasure, one of popular music’s all-time greatest singers, guitar players, and songwriters. His remarkable career began in his hometown of El Cerrito, California, soon earning massive popular and critical success with the one and only Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR). As leader of CCR, Fogerty forged a distinctive, groundbreaking sound all his own, equal parts blues, country, pop, rockabilly, R&B, swamp boogie, and Southern fried rock ‘n’ roll, all united by his uniquely evocative lyrical perspective.

After CCR called it quits in 1972, Fogerty embarked on what would prove to be an equally impressive solo career. Among its many highlights are 1975’s John Fogerty – featuring the rollicking ‘Rockin’ All Over The World’ – and 1985’s #1 phenomenon, Centrefield. With its trio of timeless hit singles, including ‘The Old Man Down The Road,’ ‘Rock And Roll Girls,’ and the irresistible title track, the multi-platinum collection marked Fogerty’s glorious return to the forefront of modern rock ‘n’ roll.

Want to have a listen? Check John Fogerty out on spotify here!

Chemistry, passion, energy and evolution are a few words that come to mind when Andy Maize and Josh Finlayson talk about twenty-five years together in Skydiggers. “It all started in the beverage room of the Spadina Hotel in Toronto” says Josh. “Andy and I performed there as a duo as part of Andrew Cash’s Monday night series called Acoustic Meltdown. When Andrew released his debut album and could no longer host the night, we took it over. We put an ad in Now Magazine answered by Ron Macey, and together with Wayne Stokes and Andrew’s brother Peter Cash, who was quietly writing some amazing songs, Skydiggers were born.”

25 years later, thanks to years on the road and in the studio, Skydiggers are not only riding high on all of those years of momentum but continuing to evolve as well. According to Andy Maize and Josh Finlayson one of the keys is chemistry. “You can spend your life searching for chemistry” Andy muses. “For any relationship to remain vital and continue to grow you need chemistry. We were lucky to have found that early on with each other. “We were also fortunate to open for 54-40, The Tragically Hip, Cowboy Junkies and Blue Rodeo early on and before our first record even came out” remembers Andy. “I think we learned a thing or two about chemistry from those experiences. After all, those four bands are also still together.”

Josh agrees and also points out that in order to stay creative and pertinent you need to constantly challenge yourself. “Change and evolution are imperative. To bring a visible energy to the stage every night, you need to remain passionate by pushing yourself as songwriters and performers. You need to be constantly evolving yet trying to remain timeless at the same time.” One day, if someone with perfect penmanship and a great memory for details takes up a Canadian Rock Family Tree project and plots the development of the Canadian roots rock community, they may discover that many — if not all — branches and roots at some point interconnect with the Skydiggers.

Want to have a listen? Check Skydiggers out on spotify here!

Barney Bentall

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John Fogerty

Skydiggers

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Tickets


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General Admission
$99
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Coors VIP Banquet Saloon
$149
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In addition to everything that a General Admission ticket offers, VIP Saloon tickets include:

  • An exclusive VIP area with great views to the stage
  • Premium Restroom Facilities
  • Private cash bar with a larger drink selection
  • Complimentary snacks
  • Picnic Tables, soft seating, and shaded/covered areas
  • An event VIP lanyard
  • A chance to win Meet & Greet passes
  • Beef-on-a-Bun Dinner

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Ultra VIP Lounge
$249
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In addition to everything that a General Admission ticket offers, Ultra VIP Lounge tickets include:

  • Exclusive Ultra VIP area with unobstructed views to the stage
  • Private bar service with 8 Pre-paid Drink Tickets*
  • Private Restroom Facilities
  • Picnic tables, soft seating, and shaded/covered areas
  • A chance to win Meet & Greet passes
  • Complimentary snacks
  • An event lanyard
  • Beef-on-a-Bun Dinner

*Each drink is valued at $7.00

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Event Info

Schedule

3:00 PM Doors Open
3:45 pm to 4:45 pm Barney Bentall
5:15 pm to 6:15 pm Skydiggers
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Melissa Etheridge
8:45 pm to 9:00 pm Charity Presentation
9:30 pm to 11:00 pm John Fogerty
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Event Rules

General

  • Gates open at 3:00 PM
  • Everyone is subject to search upon entry
  • No parking onsite
  • Event is rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges
  • Must be 18 years or older to attend. Please bring Photo ID
  • Must have a valid ticket to enter
  • Food & Beverage service hours are 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Water available for purchase until 11:00 PM
  • Credit Card, Debit Card, or Cash accepted for drink purchase!

Do's and Dont's*

Can I bring the following to the event?

Do Not Bring Bring
Outside food/drinks Lawn Chairs ID - 18+ only (This is an adults only event)
Professional Cameras/Video Cameras/Audio Recording Devices/Drones/Remote Flying Devices/Seflie Sticks Tarps Event Ticket
Vaping Devices and E-cigarettes Backpacks Cell Phone / Camera (Non-professional)
Large Umbrellas Fireworks, Explosives and Weapons of any kind Dancing Shoes
Inflatable Chairs Laser Pointers Cowboy Hats
Water Guns Pets Sunglasses
Flags & Banners Coolers of any Kind Sunscreen (non-aerosol)
Glass Containers Illegal and Illicit Substances of any kind SMILES!!!
Vehicles (No Parking on Site)    

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Event Map

OxfordStamp Event Map

Food and Beverage

If you are a vegetarian or require a gluten-free meal, please notify a staff member in the Food Hall when you reach the front of the line. For other dietary concerns, please email us at [email protected]. This year’s meal is brought to you by Made Foods.

Coors Banquet, Coors Light, Big House Pinot Grigio and Big House Zinfandel will be offered at the event. All beverages will be available at the General Admission Beverage Tent from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM. Bottled water will be available for purchase until 11:00 PM.

After Party

After Party

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What should I bring?

    • ID – 18+ only (This is an Adults Only Event)
    • Event Ticket
    • Cell Phone / Camera (Non-Professional)
    • Dancing Shoes
    • Cowboy Hats
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen (non-aerosol)
    • SMILES!!!
  • What should I not bring?

    • Outside Food / Drinks
    • Lawn Chairs
    • Professional Cameras/Video Cameras/Audio Recording Devices/Drones/Remote Flying Devices/Seflie Sticks
    • Tarps
    • Vaping Devices and E-cigarettes
    • Backpacks
    • Umbrellas
    • Fireworks, Explosives and Weapons of any kind
    • Inflatable Chairs
    • Laser Pointers
    • Water Guns
    • Pets
    • Flags & Banners
    • Coolers of any Kind
    • Glass Containers
    • Illegal and illicit substances of any kind
    • Vehicles (No Parking on Site)
  • When do tickets go on sale?

    Tickets are on sale now! Get yours here https://oxfordstomp.frontgatetickets.com

  • How can I get tickets to this event?

  • What is included in the price of each ticket?

    The ticket price includes gate entry, performances by 3 renowned recording artists and access to the Official After Party. Please note a Beef-on-a Bun meal is NOT included in the General Admission ticket category, but is included in both the VIP ticket categories.

  • What if I'm a vegetarian or require gluten-free meal?

    If you are a vegetarian or require a gluten-free meal, please notify your server when you arrive at the food and beverage areas, and an option will be provided for you.

    For other dietary concerns, please email [email protected]

  • When can I pick-up my tickets?

    Tickets can be printed at the time of purchase or picked up in accordance with instructions provided at time of pickup.

    Tickets will only be released to the person who purchased the tickets with valid photo identification.

    Any tickets not picked up in advance will be held at Will Call (located on 11th Street at 8 Avenue SW). Will Call will be open from 2pm – 10pm on the day of the event. Please bring photo ID and the confirmation e-mail with you for ticket pick up at Will Call. For any questions regarding tickets please email us at [email protected].

  • Can someone else pick up my tickets?

    If you are unable to pick up your tickets or print them at home, an alternate individual can be authorized to pick them up on your behalf. However, their name and information must be provided in advance by emailing us at [email protected].

  • Will tickets be available for sale at the door?

    Oxford Stomp typically sells out quickly so we recommend purchasing tickets well in advance of the event date. Subject to availability, tickets can be purchased at the event Box Office near the main entrance on the day of the event.

  • Is there an age restriction?

    Oxford Stomp is a licensed event and gate admission will not be granted to anyone below the legal age of eighteen (18) years old. Guests may be asked to produce legal photo identification at the event and failing to do so may prevent you from entering.

  • What time does the event begin?

    Doors open at 3 PM on the event date.

  • Where does Oxford Stomp take place?

    The event site is conveniently located downtown at Shaw Millennium Park - 1220 9th Avenue SW.

  • Is there any parking on site?

    No, parking is not available on site. We urge all our guests to enjoy responsibility and to not drink and drive. Shaw Millennium Park is easily accessible by public transit (Downtown West/Kirby C-Train station).

  • What beverages will be available for sale at the event?

    Coors Banquet, Coors Light, Big House Pinot Grigio and Big House Zinfandel will be offered at the event. These products, as well as bottled water, will be available for purchase at the General Admission Beverage Tent. Bar service hours at 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

  • Are Credit Cards accepted, or are ATM machines available onsite?

    Yes, Debit and Credit Cards including VISA, MasterCard & American Express will be accepted for payment of beverages.

    As well, ATM's will be available on site.

  • What charity does the event support?

    Oxford Stomp is proud to support the Calgary Military Family Resource Centre with the event proceeds being donated to support a variety of programs and services designed to assist the Canadian Armed Forces military personnel and their families as they go through life living this unique and often challenging lifestyle.

  • What happens if it rains?

    Oxford Stomp will proceed regardless of inclement weather conditions provided it is safe to do so, and refunds will not be provided due to adverse weather. We encourage all attendees to dress appropriately for poor weather.

  • Is there a lost and found?

    Yes, the INFO tent will be collecting any lost items during the event. Please allow 48 hours after the event and email [email protected] to see if your lost item was found.

  • Is there a First Aid tent?

    Yes, the FIRST AID tent is located next to the INFO tent near the entrance.

  • Is there disability access?

    At Oxford Stomp we are committed to being accessible for as many people as possible. If you are interested in making use of any of the following services, or have any accessibility-related questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].

    Wheelchair Accessibility: We do our best to accommodate the needs of all event patrons, though please be aware that Oxford Stomp takes place on a greenfield site which has sections of uneven ground and some slopes. Persons with disabilities are welcome to enter the site via the Media Gate. Please contact our office our office to add your name to our list.

    Parking: Limited vehicle parking is available by request for disability badge holders. Please email us at [email protected] to inquire on the availability of accessible parking.

    Accessible Viewing: A viewing platform with wheelchair accessible ramp and toilet facility will be available for our valued guests with disabilities. Upon arriving to the site, please request assistance and direction from one of our customer service representatives to access this area.

  • How can my company become a sponsor of the Oxford Stomp?

    Please change as follows “Please email [email protected] if you are interested in joining the list of leading organizations that currently sponsor the event.

  • Will there be an After Party?

    The Official After Party for Oxford Stomp will take place at Wildhorse Saloon!

About Us

MFRC LIVE NATION 51 NORTH PRODUCTIONS
MFRC LIVE NATION 51 NORTH PRODUCTIONS

The Oxford Stomp is Calgary’s longest running corporate outdoor music festival, and back in 2018 for its 30th Anniversary! Widely regarded as a “must attend” event, we are proud to deliver exceptional experiences and many memorable moments in a professional run outdoor music festival format.

The Oxford Stomp is moving to Shaw Millennium Park in 2018! The Shaw Millennium Park site was selected for its infrastructure, central location, LRT access, green grass, and unobstructed views to the stage from virtually every site location.

The 2018 event will support the Calgary Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC). MFRC’s mandate is to assist our Canadian Armed Forces military personnel and their families cope with unique military lifestyle challenges. The event proceeds being donated will support programs and services including prevention, support and intervention service with a focus on mental health, family separation and reunification support, counselling and crisis intervention. The Calgary MFRC serves over 1,800 military and veteran families in Southern Alberta.

Oxford Stomp is co-produced by 51 North Productions Ltd and Live Nation Entertainment. 51 North Productions is a local boutique event production company focused on the creation and execution of large-scale events featuring live entertainment, exceptional corporate sponsorship opportunities, and charitable contributions. Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management.

Sponsors

Live Nation Oxford GDI Ainsworth MFRC BLG Ellisdon Mr Mikes Coors 51 North Productions

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