Are you ready to Let R Buck?
The Stampede Stage has the best live entertainment at the Let R Buck Saloon every evening during Stampede weekend. Beginning around 9:00 PM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday you can dance the night away after our rodeo. Admission at the gate is $5.00 (19+ only with proof of identification required to be shown at door), drink tickets are $5.00, and the good times, well those are free.
Sandtronic Concert Stage Entertainers
KAREN LEE BATTEN
Karen Lee Batten just returned home from Muscle Shoals Alabama completing her 4th independent record. This new album titled “Under The Covers” is poised to be her most critically acclaimed thus far. “Under The Covers” is an album recorded entirely in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, inside the same landmark studio “Fame Studios” that produced hit records and shaped the history of popular music. On “Under The Covers” Batten worked with some of ‘the Shoals’ original studio musicians and only recorded songs that originated in Muscle Shoals – a city known for its musical history. And, it’s that history which serves as the underlining pulse that makes Batten’s project so unique and innovative. How many people have actually stood in the historic ‘Fame Studio’ – in the same spot as Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Bob Dylan, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more – singing and recording songs from these same musicians while founder, Rick Hall, listened and watched approvingly from behind the console.
When Hall heard that an unknown female artist from Vancouver Canada was in town, making waves and recording an album in tribute to the songs he played an instrumental part in making famous around the world, he had to check it out for himself. The rest is history. “This album is unlike anything I have every done, and I am more than excited to reveal this new project.” She says. Karen Lee can’t wait for you to hear what she has coming up in 2018!!
Karen Lee Batten is the recipient of 6 BC Country Music Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year including 2017-2018. In 2014 Karen was the winner of the The Provincial CCMA/BCCMA Spotlight competition and 2014 Entertainer of the Year at the East Texas International Country Music Awards.
Karen Lee was a Top 10 finalist on Canadian Idol in 2003, and went on to release her debut album Every Moment in 2006. She released 4 singles on this album and a CMT Music Video. Her last album, Cause a Scene, was released in June 2014, and hit #1 in Canadian album sales and #40 on Billboard Soundscan in the first month.This album currently has 4 radio singles and 2 videos both directed by Canada’s multi award winner Stephano Barberis.
Karen Lee will be performing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night of Stampede.
KAREN LEE BATTEN - Part I, Official Documentary: "Under the Covers-In Muscle Shoals - Live"
Ben Klick is a country music guitar slinger and songwriter with three charted singles to date. He's won two British Columbia Country Music Awards, (Website of the Year and Country Club Act of the Year), plus five International Country Music Awards, (Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Most Promising Album of the Year, and 2 Songwriter of the Year Awards).
This fun loving, interactive storyteller is establishing himself in both Canada and Nashville, opening for acts such as Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood, and Toby Keith. Klick’s guitar driven modern country sound, infused with traditional roots, takes audiences on an engaging journey.
Here's what the industry has to say:
"He is one of the nicest human beings on the planet. I was absolutely blown away with him from the first time that I ever met him. You have to see his guitar playing abilities in real life to truly grasp what an unreal guitar player he is." Casey Clarke and Roo Phelps / The Casey Clarke Show with Roo Phelps / New Country 100.7 / Casey Clarke Productions
"Not only has Ben always rocked it on stage with a performance that has been full of energy and a crowd favourite on our Saloon Stage, but both Ben and his band are great to work with. We are always happy to have Ben join us at Sunfest knowing that he will bring a show that will be talked about the rest of the weekend." Marcie Walker / Sunfest Concerts / Laketown Events / Artist Liaison
"They’re well rounded, high energy; a total crowd pleaser. Everybody loves them." Linda Corscadden / President / BC Country Music Association
Following radio success of the current EP, "Today", a new record project is slated for a June 2018 release. Ben Klick is a name you will be hearing more often in country music circles. His incredible talents as a songwriter, singer, guitar picker, and entertainer is garnering many fans.
Ben will be performing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights at Stampede.
BEN KLICK - "Middle of Nowhere"
One in the Chamber
Our Stampede House band, One in the Chamber will be opening the Let R Buck celebrations on Friday and Saturday night during Stampede. An emerging local favorite in the Cariboo and an excellent mix of fan favorites and original material - we are so excited to have them open our show!
The Free Ride Home service will be offered during Stampede again this year, providing transportation to your residence from the Let R Buck Saloon. This service is generously offered by Adventure Charter Bus Lines and will run from 10:00 PM - 2:00 PM.
Please always drink responsibly and always make a plan to arrive home safely.
Town Taxi: 250-398-5888