The Saskatoon EX announces first Grandstand performer

The Saskatoon EX is Saskatchewan’s largest summer event featuring rides, food and entertainment. Taking place this year from August 8th to 13th at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon, there is a different musical act for the first 5 nights at the SaskTel Grandstand, FREE with admission! These acts generally span multiple genres—from more child/teen friendly bands to older artists and groups. It’s a highly anticipated event, and even since moving away from Saskatoon over 4 years ago, I personally still try to plan my summers around this week! It’s an awesome opportunity to discover some new music for cheap, that one may not have the chance to check out otherwise. Grandstand performer announcements are being made once a week throughout the months of May and June—the first was this morning at 8:15a.m

Johnny Reid will be gracing the stage on Tuesday, August 8th at 8:30p.m! This multiple Juno and CCMA award winner is a country music artist known for songs such as, “What Love is all About,” “Darlin,” and “A Woman Like You.” This will be a great night to kick off The EX! Be sure to stay tuned for the rest of the Grandstand performer announcements. If they’re anything like this first one, it’s bound to be an awesome week.

Daily general admission at the gate is $16, ages 11–15 get in for $12, and children 10 and under get in for free when accompanied by an adult! There is also a 2-day general admission pass that can be purchased for only $26 at any Saskatoon Co-Op or Mac’s locations in advance. More information on admission options including midway ride passes/tickets and parking can be found here.

I’m Shayla, and I was born in Saskatoon but moved to Halifax in 2013 for University. I’m currently studying for my degree in Interdisciplinary Design (focusing mostly on graphic design), after switching from studying digital and film photography for about 2 years. I love everything about music and how it has the ability to bring so many people together from across the country and even the world. Most of my friends that I regularly talk to and hang out with I’ve met through us sharing the same love for bands and artists! My passion for music is one of the reasons I moved East to pursue a design degree, as I would love to do graphic design within the Canadian music industry one day.

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