The Saskatoon Ex


Alessia Cara
Big Sugar
Blue Rodeo
Johnny Reid
The Strumbellas


  • August 8, 2017 - Doors at: 7:00pm / Showtime: 8:30pm
  • August 9, 2017 - Doors at: 7:00pm / Showtime: 8:30pm
  • August 10, 2017 - Doors at: 7:00pm / Showtime: 8:30pm
  • August 11, 2017 - Doors at: 7:00pm / Showtime: 8:30pm
  • August 12, 2017 - Doors at: 7:00pm / Showtime: 8:30pm
  • August 13, 2017 - Doors at: 7:00pm / Showtime: 8:30pm

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8th – SaskTel Grandstand – Johnny Reid!
Show is FREE with admission to the Saskatoon EX

Already a chart-topping, multi-platinum selling artist in Canada, Reid’s songwriting resonates with audiences across the globe. Widely known for his energetic stage performances and talent  for finding the grandeur in the highs and lows of everyday life; he’s an extraordinary talent, unique in his field, making him one of the most loved and celebrated artists of his time.

Presented by CJWW, The Bull

Concert Series Presented by CTV

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9th – SaskTel Grandstand – Alessia Cara!
Show is FREE with admission to the Saskatoon EX

Alessia’s mature pen game is matched by her larger-than-life voice; she’s dazzlingly chameleon-like, boasting the kind of versatility that will make her a force. In short, Alessia has cause to be confident. But she’s still the bashful, small-town girl even in the big city: “You don’t think you’re ever going to end up here from Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Instead, you think, ‘Who’s going to see me?’ I can’t wrap my head around everything that’s happened: the chemistry with Sebastian, the producers, the label. Def Jam got what I am trying to do: I want my music to be cool and reflective of my influences –Drake, Amy Winehouse, Ed Sheeran– but still new.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10th – SaskTel Grandstand – The Strumbellas!

2016 started with a bang for The Strumbellas when their first single, Spirits, rocketed onto the airwaves around the world. The song perched itself at #1 on the radio charts of several countries. It was certified Double Platinum in Canada and Italy and Gold in America, Germany and France. Spirits, which launched their album, Hope (released on Glassnote and Six Shooter (Canada) on April 22nd), was just the tip of the iceberg for the year this band from Lindsay, Ontario was about to have. They left home and went on tour, hitting up all of the biggies, including Lollapalooza, ACL, Rock en Seine, London’s Hyde Park and Festival d’Ete.

They wrapped up the year winning iHeart Radio Awards ‘Best New Alternative Rock Artist of the Year’ and beat out Drake, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes to nab the JUNO Award for ‘Single of the Year’. The Strumbellas got their start in 2009 with their eponymous EP release, which was peppered with accolades from Toronto weeklies and prompted a proclamation from the CBC that they are a “band to watch.” Since then, the group has been on the road earning their stripes through sold-out residencies at different clubs in Toronto, as well as several cross-country tours and summer festivals.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11th – SaskTel Grandstand – BLUE RODEO

One of Canada’s most iconic bands, Blue Rodeo will release their 14th studio album, 1000 Arms, on Friday, October 28. 1000 Arms was recorded over the winter of 2015/16 at Blue Rodeo’s Woodshed Studios. The album shares its name with the Jim Cuddy-penned song inspired by a podcast Jim was listening to.

In the thirty years since forming, Blue Rodeo have sold over 4 million albums, won countless Juno awards, been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, been named to the Order of Canada and have been honoured with the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award.

Blue Rodeo Website

Presented by 98 COOL FM, CJWW

Concert Series Presented by CTV

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12th – SaskTel Grandstand – BIG SUGAR

Gordie Johnson and his Rasta brethren churn out their unique blend of roots-rock-reggae with double neck guitars and dreadlocks flying through the air. BIG SUGAR continues to live up their reputation for thundering live performances spiced with epic dub excursions that keep crowds grooving. BIG SUGAR’S style has even inspired other notable artists, including THE BLACK CROWES, GOV’T MULE and countless young “up and comers”.


Concert Series Presented by CTV

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13th – SaskTel Grandstand – Crash ‘N Bash Demo Derby featuring Longshot

The Saskatoon Exhibition, Astro Towing, Country 600 CJWW, 92.9 The Bull, 98 COOL and CTV Saskatoon are proud to present the Crash ‘N Bash Demo Derby featuring performances by Longshot at the SaskTel Grandstand! This is a FREE show with a Saskatoon EX general admission.

Vehicle Extrication
Presented by Saskatoon Fire & Protective Services

Show at 7:15 pm

Crash ‘n Bash – Demo Derby featuring Longshot

Show at 8:00 pm

Beer Gardens @ Prairieland Park


Rock Candy will be rockin' the beer gardens at Prairieland Park for the Saskatoon Exhibition this year! Stop by between all the rides, treats, and fun to cool off with an ice cold beverage! They are playing 3 different sets throughout the day, including one right after Big Sugar!

Set Times:
5pm - 6pm
7pm - 8pm
10pm - 12pm (right after Big Sugar!)

General Admission (No cover once you're on the grounds)
19+ to attend, must have I.D.

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