Country-Free Stampede: Top Events for 2024

July 4, 2024

Not a fan of country music but still want to enjoy the Calgary Stampede? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! From thrilling non-country music events to exciting activities across the city, there’s plenty to explore.

Here’s your ultimate guide to a country-free experience each day of Stampede.👇

July 4th

The Music Scene

Kick off your Stampede with a bang! Enjoy the rock vibes of Sam Roberts Band and swing music of The Polyjesters or the hip-hop beats of G-Eazy.

Or enjoy the emo-rap stylings of Iann Dior, the energetic DJ sets of Pauly D, Reza, Dr. Fresch and Neon Steve, and the classic rock anthems of Loverboy and the Polyjesters. It’s the perfect start to a country-free Stampede experience.

Daily Freestyle Motocross Show

Get your adrenaline pumping with the daily Motocross Show on the Stampede Grounds. Watch skilled riders perform gravity-defying jumps, flips, and stunts.

July 5th

The Music Scene

Enjoy vibrant Afrobeat rhythms at Afro Switch Music Festival, or dance to Chris Lake and Elderbrook, or XANDRA.

Enjoy the rock hits of 54•40, the local legend Tate McRae, and end with the high-energy of Blastoyz. A thrilling, country-free Stampede experience awaits!

July 6th

The Music Scene

Catch the Canadian band the Barenaked Ladies on July 6th for an unforgettable night of rock and fun. Or dive into the beats of Delta Heavy, Logic, Kuzi Cee, Tobi, Kyle, Vavo, and Cash Cash.

Don't miss the electrifying performances of Slander, Chase and Status, and Ahadadream—it's a night packed with diverse music!

July 7th

The Music Scene

Sunday features a stellar lineup with something for everyone (except country lovers)! Experience the raw punk rock energy of Billy Talent, the pulsating electronic beats of Swedish House Mafia, and the soulful R&B vibes of PARTYNEXTDOOR alongside Sexyy Red & Busta Rhymes.

Additionally, catch The Dead South and Shakey Graves with their distinct folk and Americana style, while The Lazy's bring their unique sounds to the stage.

Terry-Oke Showdown

Join the Terry-oke Showdown hosted by hilarious local icon Terry Cahill of Fubar, where you can showcase your singing skills and compete for incredible prizes.

July 8th

The Music Scene

Rock out with Buckcherry on July 8 at Calgary’s newest Stampede tent, Burwood Music Festival. Known for their high-energy performances and hard-hitting songs, Buckcherry is sure to deliver a fantastic show.

Also performing are I Mother Earth and Paul Russell, bringing their own brand of rock and roll. Don’t miss Matt Hansen's engaging set and The Revivalists' soulful tunes.

Get hyped with Flo Rida and Macklemore, who will bring their energetic hip-hop performances to the stage at Cowboys Music Festival. Plus, experience Diplo Presents: Thomas Wesley & Mike with their dynamic blend of electronic music.

Daily Western Oasis

Explore some of the best Canadian art out there in the Western Oasis Art Show. While there’s a nod to Western themes, you'll also find stunning artwork that goes beyond. This art show is open daily!

July 9th

The Music Scene

Experience a lineup that spans genres and styles! Enjoy Landon Barker's fresh take on pop, Valley's indie vibes, and Chromeo's infectious electro-funk beats.

Dive into the deep house sounds of John Summit and rock out with The Watchmen's iconic hits.

July 10th

The Music Scene

Experience the hip-hop beats of Ja Rule, and the infectious rock-indie energy of Dear Rouge and Peach Pit, or groove to the R&B melodies of Ne-Yo.

All Elite Wrestling

Experience the excitement of professional wrestling with All Elite Wrestling on July 10. Watch top wrestlers battle it out in the ring, showcasing their incredible athleticism and entertainment skills.

July 11th

The Music Scene

Rock out with The Sheepdogs, known for their catchy tunes and lively performances. You can also catch Adventure Club, Aquila, Motley Crue, Ayra Starr, BBNO$, Killer Mike, Tyga and Quavo, and Steve Aoki.

Calgary Surge

Cheer on the Calgary Surge basketball team on July 11. It’s a great way to enjoy some top-tier sports action and support local talent.

July 12th

The Music Scene

Don’t miss the newly announced Big Sean’s sharp lyricism.  Or go see METHOD MAN & REDMAN’s legendary hip-hop at the Back Alley. Friday also has Arty with electrifying beats, Soul Asylum with their iconic rock hits, and Kaytranada & Channel Tres offering unique electronic and soulful sounds.

Inglewood Night Market

Explore the vibrant Inglewood Night Market on July 12. This market features local vendors, delicious food, unique crafts, and live entertainment. It’s a fantastic way to experience Calgary’s local culture.

July 13th

The Music Scene

Get ready for energetic pop and edm with Bryce Vine, Ceelo Green and Loud Luxury. It's a day of diverse music that adds the perfect rhythm to your country-free Stampede experience!

Trailer Park Boys & Saint Asonia

Laugh out loud with the Trailer Park Boys and rock out with Saint Asonia on July 13. It’s a unique combination that promises a night of humor and great music.

July 14th

The Music Scene

Wrap up your country-free Stampede experience with Ty Dolla $ign & Schoolboy Q and Svdden Death on July 14. Ty Dolla $ign brings his hip-hop, while Svdden Death adds electrifying beats to provide the perfect ending to an unforgettable Stampede.

With so many non-country events to enjoy, you can fully experience the Calgary Stampede without hearing a single twang. Gather your friends and get ready for a diverse and exciting Stampede adventure!

Want to find more events to enjoy? Take a look at our Interactive Stampede Map to navigate your way to fun.

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