The Saskatoon EX takes place this year from August 8th to 13th at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon. It’s Saskatchewan’s biggest summer festival with rides, food, and a different musical act at the SaskTel Grandstand each night FREE with admission! This presents an awesome opportunity for music fans in and around Saskatoon to check out some quality live music they may otherwise not have the money for. Performer announcements have been made throughout May and June, and include Johnny Reid, Alessia Cara, Blue Rodeo, and Big Sugar. The final announcement was made earlier this morning…
On Thursday, August 10th, The Strumbellas will be performing at the SaskTel Grandstand! Gates will open at 7:00p.m. and the show will begin at 8:30p.m. The Strumbellas are a rock band spanning multiple genres from Toronto. They have won multiple awards including Single of the Year at the 2016 Juno Awards, and most recently a Canadian Independent Music Award for Songwriter of the Year. They are known for their songs “We Don’t Know,” “Spirits,” and “Young & Wild.” Personally, I haven’t seen any of the performers that are at the Saskatoon Ex this year, so I am excited to attend and grab some fair food while I do! The countdown is on!
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. To attend all 5 nights of performances, it would only cost an adult $68…that’s the usual cost for just ONE concert! 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, and since decided to stay here for a while. I recently received a Bachelor of Design, after studying photography for a year or two as well. 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. My passion for music is one of the reasons I moved East to pursue a photography and design career, as I would love to do graphic design and photography within the Canadian music industry.