Another big Saskatchewan summer event is the Queen City Ex in Regina. It takes place this year from August 2nd to 6th in and around the Brandt Centre – Evraz Place, and just like the Saskatoon Ex features rides, delicious fair food, and entertainment. This entertainment includes a free show nightly at the Great Western Stage. The supporting acts begin at 7p.m. and the headliner takes the stage at 8p.m.
The 2017 lineup was just announced via video, and includes a wide variety of genres! There is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy this year! The first act on August 2nd is Canadian country singer Gord Bamford. August 3rd will feature Toronto alternative rock band July Talk, who are known to have amazing live shows full of energy! August 4th highlights two 90s alternative rock bands—I Mother Earth and The Watchmen —which is sure to cause some nostalgia. Ruth B, a pop singer from Edmonton, will hit the stage on August 5th. Last but not least, multiple award winning country artist Brett Kissel will close the Great Western Stage entertainment on August 6th.
Gate admission for adults for the day is $15, or $12 if purchased in advance. Seniors and children 7–12 are $8, and children 6 and under are free. There are also Daytrippers available, which include unlimited rides for the day. The multiple options and pricing information for those can be found here. Admission tickets are available online, as well as Regina Co-op locations and the Brandt Centre box office.
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.