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Tuesday, 18 June 2013 15:32

Frontier Days 2013 offers great entertainment lineup

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This year, Swift Current Ag & Ex celebrates the 75th anniversary of Frontier Days. This exciting annual event will be extra special this year, with upgraded entertainment over the course of three nights, instead of their usual two.


“We are very excited for this anniversary, and we decided to go over the top with our entertainment this year,” explained Tracey Stevenson with Swift Current Ag & Ex. “Our mandate is to provide great entertainment to the community, and it's our way of giving back to the entire southwest – thanking them for all of the support that they give us each year.”


The grandstand entertainment this year offers a great variety of music to please fans of any genre. Swift Current Ag & Ex will be presenting Florida Georgia Line on June 27, and The Trews on June 30. Robertson Implements will be presenting High Valley and Paul Brandt on June 29. Proceeds from the June 29 concert will all be going to charity.


“We are supporting three great youth facilities with that money – Joe's Place in Moose Jaw, Shaunavon's Rock Solid Refuge, and The Center right here in Swift Current,” Stevenson said. “A portion of the money is also going toward some much needed barn upgrades right here in Kinetic Park.”


Stevenson is also excited to be bringing in a rock band for the first time in years. She wanted to be sure that this year, for the 75th anniversary, Frontier Days would offer a wide variety of musical options.


“People do say that we only bring in country music, so we wanted to bring in some rock this year to get everyone out and about for the weekend,” she noted. “We are doing it for the entire southwest, so that family and friends can meet up once a year, and have so many fun things to do. It's so important to us that people help support the community and our initiative.”


Another way to support the community at Frontier Days is with the SCMA stage in Hanson Park. Throughout the afternoon on both Saturday and Sunday, members of the SCMA's southwest chapter will be entertaining audiences with some fantastic local talent.


“It's a great way to get them some exposure, and hopefully someday they can be our headliners,” Stevenson said. “There is lots of great, local talent out there and this is a really important opportunity for them to share their music with people from all over the southwest.”


With the school year wrapping up at the end of June, Frontier Days offers a great way for families to enjoy a fun weekend together right at the beginning of their summer holidays. Stevenson added that this 75th anniversary celebration is a great stepping stone into Swift Current's centennial next year.


“This really is a great way to kick off the summer and bring people together,” she said. “We get urban people and rural people out for Frontier Days, and it's so nice to have an event like this that can bring everyone to one place to celebrate.”

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