JUST ANNOUNCED: HUMBOLDT BRONCOS TRIBUTE COUNTRY CONCERT
DALLAS SMITH, BRETT KISSEL, GORD BAMFORD, CHAD BROWNLEE, JESS MOSKALUKE AND THE HUNTER BROTHERS TO PERFORM AT HUMBOLDT BRONCOS TRIBUTE CONCERT PRESENTED BY THE COUNTRY THUNDER FOUNDATION
Date: April 27
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Location: Sasktel Centre, SK.
Tickets: available here or by phone at 306-938-7800 or 1-800-970-SEAT (7328)
The Country Thunder Foundation is proud and humbled to host a very special evening of music, hockey and healing featuring a number of Canadian country music superstars, NHL dignitaries and Humboldt heroes, including players, families, billets and first responders.
“The Humboldt tragedy hit really close to home for me, having grown up in a hockey community in small town Saskatchewan. As people, our hearts are all wanting to help. As artists, we know music can help heal, and we made a conscious decision to all get together to try and do just that.” – Jess Moskaluke
“Hockey is in the DNA of this province and music is the fabric of our lives,” says Country Thunder Music Festivals CEO,” Troy Vollhoffer. “The pain we felt for our extended family in Humboldt, our partners in the SJHL and throughout the province was somehow comforted by the outpouring received throughout Canada, North America and the world.
“Being from Saskatchewan, and with strong roots in the hockey community, we wanted to help and be there in any way possible. Saskatchewan is a very special place to be from, and the Country Thunder Foundation will support Humboldt through these difficult days.”
It will start with the Humboldt Broncos Tribute Concert on April 27 at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon. Some of Canada’s biggest country music stars, hockey legends and some special guests from the town of Humboldt and the SJHL will come together for a very special evening.
The great game of hockey and the passion of music have the power to bring people together during the best of times and these moments of despair.
“Hockey is weaved throughout the fabric of our province,” says 9-year NHL veteran and current Sportsnet NHL analyst, Colby Armstrong. “It has the wonderful ability to connect us and create communities where people become your friends, your family and your biggest supporters.
“This concert is about coming together to support a community through an unspeakable tragedy. It is our hope that we can shoulder some of their sorrow and help with the healing process.”
Emceed by Country Thunder veterans, Williams & Ree, the evening will feature the who’s who of Canadian country music.
Dallas Smith is the most played country artist in Canadian radio history. The multi-CCMA and JUNO-award winning artist has amassed a staggering 17 top-10 hits since 2011, including four straight No. 1s.
“I’m so proud to be a part of this event along with my friends and peers. This tragedy weighs heavy on our hearts and in our minds and we are committed to helping do whatever we can for everyone affected. They say music heals, so we’re going to play our hearts out!!” – Dallas Smith
Brett Kissel was the CCMA Male Artist Of The Year in 2016 and 2017, while Jess Moskaluke accomplished the same feat as Female Artist Of The Year in 2015 and 2016. She also took home a JUNO for Country Album Of The Year for Kiss Me Quiet in 2016.
Since he began his recording career in 2001, Gord Bamford has taken home 16 CCMA and JUNO Awards. His latest album, Neon Smoke, was released in January of this year.
In addition to being two of Canada’s hottest country acts, both Chad Brownlee and The Hunter Brothers chose paths in music following stellar hockey careers.
Brownlee was a sixth-round draft pick of the Vancouver Canucks in 2003, while four of the five Hunter brothers played in the SJHL, WHL and minor pro leagues. J.J. Hunter was under contract with the Edmonton Oilers for five seasons, with most of his playing time coming with Oilers farm clubs in the AHL and ECHL.
Proceeds from this special evening will directly benefit the 29 families affected by the events of April 6.
The Country Thunder Foundation is proud to continue its philanthropic efforts in each of its four Country Thunder Music Festival markets.
Tickets for The Humboldt Broncos Tribute Concert are available here. Follow updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram all @countrythunder.