On Saturday, August 14, come and enjoy the sounds of summer with a free music festival by the shores of Chestermere Lake!
Schedule of Activities
Boat Launch Closure:
- Since John Peake Park will be filled with festival activities, the Chestermere Boat Launch will be closed to residents and visitors due to space restrictions. This means boats cannot be launched or retrieved for the day, and Chestermere residents will not be able to use their automated registration tags to gain entry.
No Parking at John Peake Park
- Please note that parking will not be available at John Peake Park after 6:00 am on August 14th.
An Environmentally Conscious Event:
- We’re dedicated to focusing on sustainability at the Chestermere Music Fest, therefore we’ve asked participating food trucks and vendors to not sell single-use plastic water bottles or hand out plastic straws at the festival.
- Instead, we ask attendees to bring their own reusable water bottles. We’ll have fresh (and free!) drinking water available.
- If you forget your water bottle, consider purchasing a Chestermere Gifts of Kindness reusable water bottle for sale at the event. Bottles are $4 each and proceeds go towards the Gifts of Kindness Fund – a project that provides short-term financial support to help meet the basic needs of Chestermere and South East Rocky View residents.
Put Waste in its Proper Place:
- Can’t finish that fantastic food truck lunch? Put it in the provided compost bin! Done with that soft drink bottle? Recycle it!
- We’re committed to minimizing our impact on the environment and leaving John Peake Park as clean as we started, so we ask all attendees to be considerate of where your waste ends up.
- The City will have compost, recycling, and garbage containers on site, along with friendly City staff to assist festival-goers with what goes where.
Don't forget to use #ChestermereMusicFest while at the festival!
Schedule of Kid's Pavillion
- Shakina the Balloon Artist – 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
- Little Smarty the Clown – 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm
- Vito the Magician – 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Schedule of Musical Performances
- 1:00 pm Get your 50’s and 60’s kick with the band Fender Bender, playing party hits from the era’s biggest stars.
- 3:15 pm Enjoy a performance from the Indigenous Arts Company, Wild Mint Arts.
- 4:00 pm Country singer Devin Cooper will hit the stage with his original and gritty take on country music.
- 5:15 pm The Blenders, led by local Chestermere musician Blair Supple, will delight music fans.
- 6:30 pm Catch Canadian Idol alum and country singer Will Randall.
- 7:45 pm Experience a little bit of rock-n-roll with Rocky Mountain Maniacs
- 9:00 pm Don’t miss the festival’s headliner, Canadian country recording artist, Lori Kole!
Learn more about the bands below!
About the Bands
FENDER BENDER - 1:00 P.M.
Fender Bender is a 50’s and 60’s rock n roll band and have been performing in and around Calgary since the early 80’s. Their emphasis is on making sure everyone has fun. They are very entertaining and interactive with the crowd. They play 9 instruments between them including synthesizer, guitar, bass, percussion, sax, flute, harmonica, and steel guitar!
They are a party band with BIG emphasis on PARTY! Plan on dancing the night away to great music from the era’s biggest stars like, Roy Orbison, The Temptations, The Beatles, The Righteous Brothers, Credence Clearwater Revival, Dion, Deep Purple, ABBA and more. Of course, getting the audience involved in the fun is a key part of any evening with Fender Bender.
WILD MINT ARTS – 3:15 P.M.
Indigenous Arts Company delivers workshops, performances, and classes with Indigenous performing artists locally and from around the world. Supporting the diversity of Indigenous performing arts, recognizing its inherent inter-disciplinary elements.
DEVIN COOPER - 4:00 P.M.
As the son of a motorcycle shop owner and custom car builder, Devin Cooper had ample opportunities to be creative, working alongside his old man as he grew up. At the age of seven, he began playing guitar and eventually traded in his tool kit for a music career.
Thoughtful songwriting, paired with gritty rock ‘n roll vocals, create Devin Cooper’s signature sound. If you like down-home country banjo and anthemic 1980s drum tones, you’ll find them together in Cooper's songs: he does country music his way and doesn't apologize for it.
THE BLENDERS - 5:15 P.M.
Blair Supple - Guitar/vocals Chestermere resident for the past 16 years! Manager of "The Blenders".
Jim Llewellyn - Drums/vocals. Jim is a very talented drummer with exceptional taste. He has played drums/vocals on many albums with his band called "Hammersmith"
Mark James - Bass/vocals. Mark is a talented bass player/singer with superb timing. Plays the harmonica as well!
John Thiel - Guitar/vocals. An accomplished guitar player on many of the latest albums on the hit charts. John owns & operates his own recording studio.
Harvey Fleming - Keys/vocals. Harvey has played the Calgary music scene for many years.
WILL RANDALL - 6:30 P.M.
Will Randall was born in Canada and raised in
Over the last 10 years Will has shared the stage with some of entertainments finest artists from Trooper, Shane Yellowbird, Sawyer Brown, Dwight Yoakum, and Josh Turner.
Will’s current EP, “You Can’t Count Me Out Yet” was done with Guillaume Proulx from Life Is Good Sound/ Big Rig Audio Visual. Guillaume has not only album credits as engineer/producer, he also played drums on Will’s first single, “Chain Reaction”.
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Formed in the spring of 2018, the Rocky Mountain Maniacs are a rock and roll band playing crowd favorites from the 60’s – 2000’s all across western Canada (with a few original gems in the mix).
The power 3 piece consists of Dustin Alcorn playing guitar and vocals, Kiel Edge on bass and vocals and Paul McCart pounding the drums.
HEADLINER – LORI KOLE – 9 P.M.
2019 Finishing off a momentous year of performing at festivals, clubs, and intimate house concerts alike, Canadian country artist Lori Kole is preparing for her forthcoming single release, titled “Matches and Moonshine”.
Possessing a smooth and warm country tone, commanding stage presence and powerful vocal delivery, Lori Kole radiates engaging and gravitating energy, capturing the attention of every seat in the house. Lori's girl-next-door friendly attitude enables her to build a relationship with the crowd from her first note as she belts out her sets of original tunes, complemented by her renditions and medleys of classic country, blues and rock hits.
Born and raised in the small prairie town of St. Martin, Manitoba on Kolomaya Farms Cattle Ranch, Lori’s ancestry roots are of European and Metis descent. She grew up a true country girl, with her first stage being a top of a gravel pile in her farmyard–the place where she began crafting her singing skills. Lori’s first live stage experience was with Manitoba's Ray St. Germaine in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Moving to Calgary, Alberta in 2000, Lori has continued to build her career as an independent country artist.