Brett Kissel sings “Tough times don’t last, tough people do.” Those words have never been more relevant as the world faces the challenges of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. Partnering with Safeway Canada, Kissel is proud to announce Brett Kissel – Live at the Drive-In, a first of its kind social distancing drive-in country music concert taking place on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the main parking lot of the River Cree Resort and Casino just outside of Edmonton, Alberta. Safeway Canada’s support ensures that one hundred percent of the event’s ticket sales will go to Food Banks Alberta. The unique concert will also be streamed live across Canada, with more details to be announced.
Organizers have worked alongside Alberta Health Services and Health Canada to ensure that all health guidelines and safety measures for proper social distancing are in place and adhered to for the safety of all concert guests, performers, and staff. Full event information and health guidelines are available online.
“Music, and specifically country music, serves as a soundtrack to our lives. Obviously, the last few months have been an incredibly difficult chapter in all of our stories here in Canada and throughout the world,” said Kissel. “Through performing this one-of-a-kind drive-in show, I want to use live music to bring some light and happiness to people. I want to say thank you to all of those who have been on the front lines during this pandemic and to do what we can to make a difference supporting those in need. I want to support everyone through something that I miss – that we all miss, very much – live country music.”
Tickets for this very special performance go on sale on Monday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m. via Ticketmaster. Admission for the 60-minute performance is $50.00 per vehicle, plus applicable fees, and taxes.
Music has touched my soul since day one. Whether it is performing or sitting down with some of the biggest names in music, I can always be found sharing my profoundly tender affection of music with anyone who will listen. Being a music journalist has allowed me to expand my knowledge of music and interact with some of my biggest childhood heroes. From days of radio broadcasting to sitting back, kicking off my cowboy boots and sharing my adventures with likeminded music fans online has been nothing short of amazing. Canada is full of true musical talent and I look forward to continuing to share my adventures in music with you.