Country Summer Festival, presented by Captain Morgan, is coming to Winnipeg on September 10 and 11. This two-day country music festival, at Assiniboia Downs, will feature country artists from across Canada and local Manitoba artists as well. It’s happening from 5 to 11 p.m. on both days. Dean Brody and Petric headline on Friday, while James Barker Band, Jess Moskaluke, and Tyler Joe Miller headline on Saturday. Local artists like Emma Peterson will also perform on September 10.
Dean Brody has an impressive 27 Top 10 singles (including five #1s), 17 CCMA awards, two JUNOs, and many Gold- and Platinum-certified singles, one that is a double Platinum. He has owned the Canadian “Live” stage like no other Canadian country artist over the past five years with three national arena tours, an acoustic national tour, and headlining many of Canada’s biggest festival and venue stages.
Petric is a Manitoba Country Music Association (MCMA) award-winning trio from Winnipeg with multiple hit songs who have also garnered an unprecedented 12 nominations for the upcoming MCMA Awards being held this November. These Transcona brothers and long-time friends have two EPs and a studio album called Flashbacks, which was released in January 2021.
Emma Peterson, who calls Brandon, Manitoba, home is the 2019 MCMA Emerging Artist of the Year. In 2021, she has been nominated for Female Artist of the Year and Song of the Year (Songwriters) for her latest hit single, “Hurt Like Hell.”
Jess Moskaluke is the 2017 JUNO award winner, a CCMA award winner for Album of the Year, a three-time consecutive CCMA Female Artist of the Year award winner with many SCMA and other awards under her belt. Moskaluke has a #1 hit on the Billboard Canada Country chart with “Country Girls.”
Tyler Joe Miller was the first independent artist to debut with back-to-back # 1 hits (“Pillow Talkin’” and “I Would Be Over Me Too”) on the Billboard Canada chart. In 2020, he took home three BCCMA awards.
The James Barker Band is a four-piece country music band from Woodville, Ontario. Since they first formed in 2015, they have made three EPs, all of which were released under Universal Canada. They have charted multiple #1 singles, some with Gold and Platinum status, and have also won eight awards that include three CMAO awards, one JUNO award, three CCMA awards, and one Canadian Radio Music Award.
Country Summer is for all ages and tickets range from $49.50 to $119.50. There are single-day and weekend G+VIP passes for sale, and children under six receive free entrance. VIP ticket holders receive priority entry, plus access to additional bars and washrooms outside. The weather is expected to be nice for both days, but it will happen regardless of the weather. Every concert-goer must be fully vaccinated to attend and the expected attendance is 5,000 people per day and 10,000 people over both days. Masks are not required for attendees unless they are to go inside Assiniboia Downs.
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Hi all. I’m Nanci Dagg. I am from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and have lived my entire life here. There is nothing I like better than supporting local artists followed by supporting Canadian artists. Although I was a classic rock gal, my go to genre is country. Something about this music that just makes me feel great. I can be found at most country music concerts and shows (from someone’s house to really large venues) taking lots of pictures. Music and photography are two of my passions. Add to this mix, writing about artists, well let’s say, life doesn’t get better than this.