Calgary Stampede Music Picks for July 8

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Ashley McBryde will perform at Nashville North on July 8. Photo by Jason Davis /Getty Images

Who: Ashley McBryde, Nashville North, 10 p.m.

One of country music’s biggest stars, Ashley McBryde will be landing in Calgary as part of her Devil You Know tour. That album came out in 2023 and earned positive reviews. Billboard said the songs “that govern the new album glean lessons from McBryde’s four decades of life.” It’s a journey that has taken her from early gigs at biker bars to Grammy and CMA wins.

Thomas Wesley
American DJ Thomas Wesley will perform as part of the Badlands Music Festival on July 8. Photo by GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT /AFP via Getty Images

Who: Thomas Wesley, Badlands Music Festival, Diplo presents Thomas Wesley. Doors open at 6 p.m.

An electronic festival that runs downtown during Stampede, the Badlands Music Festival offers a significant departure from the twang. Over 10 days, an all-star lineup of DJs and EDM stars. That includes Thomas Wesley, the country moniker for American DJ Diplo.

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