Centerfield Line up
The Lakeland's Premiere music festival kicks off the summer. Set in the historic Jaycee Ballpark in the shadow of the world's first & only UFO Landing Pad in beautiful St. Paul, Alberta, Centerfield Music Festival presented by MCSNet kicks off Canada 150 with some of the country's brightest stars in country and rock & roll. Two days, ten bands?? Batter-Up!
Friday: Gates: 5:00pm
5:30pm - TBD
6:45pm - 100th Meridian
8:00pm - Captain Tractor
9:30pm - Loverboy
Saturday: Gates: 2:00pm
2:30pm - TBD
3:30p - TBD
5:00pm - Mike Plume Band
6:30pm - Danny Hooper
8:00pm - Dan Davidson
9:30pm - Emerson Drive
*Set times subject to change
For more than 30 years, LOVERBOY has been “Working for the Weekend” (and on weekends), delighting audiences around the world since forming in 1978, when vocalist Mike Reno was introduced to guitar hot shot Paul Dean – both veterans of several bands on the Canadian scene – at Calgary’s Refinery Night Club.
After being rejected by all the major U.S. record companies, LOVERBOY signed with Columbia Records Canada, entering the studio with producer Bruce Fairbairn and engineer Bob Rock to record their self-titled debut album, which went on to sell more than 700k records in Canada. Columbia U.S. released the album in Nov. 1980, which went on to sell more than 2 million albums in the States and four million worldwide.
Emerson Drive has been a part of the country music scene since they signed their first record deal with DreamWorks Records Nashville in 2001. The band's first two singles, "I Should Be Sleeping" and "Fall Into Me," peaked in the Top 5 on the Billboard charts and quickly became fan favorites but it was the career-changing song "Moments" that gave the band their first #1 single in the USA. Emerson Drive has been honored with awards and/or nominations from the Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, Canadian Country Music Association, CMT, Dove Awards, Grammy Awards, Inspirational Country Music Association, Juno Awards, Music Row Magazine and Campus Activities Magazine. The band has toured with Toby Keith, Shania Twain and Big & Rich among other artists.
Alberta’s newest up and coming country sensation Dan Davidson exploded onto the Canadian country scene in 2016 with the release of his second single “Found” (Co-written by Clayton Bellamy of The Road Hammers). Dan became arguably the indie story of 2016 as his single “Found” rocketed up the charts and he became the #1 charting indie artist in Canada. “Found” was the #1 selling Canadian country song in Canada for several weeks in July and August 2016. It had also #16 on the charts and was the 8th highest charting Canadian song in the country. The hit single also went top 50 on the Shazam charts across all formats and hit #15 on the iTunes sales charts. On just his second release ever in country music – he has a GOLD single.
Hailing from Maple Ridge, BC, Madeline Merlo is a CCMA Award and two-time BCCMA Award winning artist, with four Top 15 singles under her belt. Just weeks after a recent move to Nashville, Merlo landed on US Weekly’s List of best-dressed artists at the Country Music Awards. She is currently collaborating with some of the biggest names in country on new music, continuing to live up to Spotify’s prediction that she Captain Tractor is a Canadian folk rock band, based in Edmonton, Alberta. They play a punk-influenced variant of Celtic folk music, similar to such bands as Great Big Sea, The Pogues or Spirit of the West. Their songs are often rich in local, cultural, and geographical references.
The band's most famous songs have been renditions of the folk music classics "The Log Driver's Waltz" and "Drunken Sailor", as well as a cover of the Arrogant Worms' "The Last Saskatchewan Pirate". They have also developed a following for their brand of Canadian rock, with singles such as "Up the Hill", "Frozen Puck to the Head", "This Is Not a Sad Song", "Another Drinking Song", and "The Bastard of Strathcona County".
Danny Hooper has been called THE Master of Entertainment in Alberta. Over the past four decades he has parlayed an off-beat sense of humour and razor-sharp wit into an enviable career as an award-winning media personality, nightclub owner, bestselling author, fundraising auctioneer, professional Master of Ceremonies, songwriter, and indie recording artist. But it all began with music. Raised on a cattle ranch in Tomahawk, AB, Danny entered CFCW’s first-ever Country Star Search in 1975, winning a recording contract with Royalty Records that not only garnered a Juno nomination for Best New Male Vocalist, but officially launched Danny’s music career.
The Milke Plume Band
More than 25 years and 12 studio albums into his career, Canadian roots singer-songwriter Mike Plume feels he’s got something intrinsically right with his newest effort, Born By The Radio.
Plume made his initial mark on Canada’s vast musical landscape in the 90’s, routinely playing more than 200 shows a year for the better part of two decades. He’s toured every corner of North America, sharing the stage with the likes of Blue Rodeo, Corb Lund, Steve Earle, John Hiatt, and The Mavericks, and most recently with Lindi Ortega.
The 100th Meridian brings to life the very best of The Tragically Hip and their catalog of music. The uncanny representation of Gord Downie by frontman Rob McCarthy is enough to bring any hip fan to their feet. The band brings an incredible to detail with the recorded versions of the music. Truly one of the best tribute bands to Canada’s Band, The Tragically Hip! A must see for all music lovers-