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We’ve been busy preparing a special surprise for this spring; an epic road trip across the province to visit you, our listeners across Alberta.
To commemorate 20 years since CKUA fans rallied to bring the station back from the dead, David Ward is once again heading out to all 16 communities that house our transmitters and this time, he’s bringing Hayley Muir along for the ride.

From April 2 -7th, join us for a week full of live shows, special concerts and stories called in from the road. It’s just our way of thanking you for the vital support that you’ve given us over the decades, and connect with the communities where we broadcast. Thanks to funding from the Alberta Foundation of the Arts, we also aim to showcase some of the amazing musical talent and beloved venues across our province.
And we’ll wrap the whole thing up with a massive party back at CKUA HQ in Edmonton — with a live edition of The Celtic Show and a Leeroy Stagger concert to debut his new album, Love Versus.

Plus, a few more surprises along the way.

The Map

And if you can’t make it in person, tune in to CKUA for frequent updates from the tour, and connect with us on social media with the hashtag #CKUAtour.


The Route

Sunday, April 2 Eventbrite - J.R. Shore free show presented by CKUA

Free Concert:  Fort McMurray, 12 – 1pm: — featuring J.R. Shore at the Art Foundry at River Station (8130 Fraser Ave)
Meet-up: Athabasca, around 6pm — Athabasca Train Station

Monday, April 3 Eventbrite - Matt Patershuk free show presented by CKUA

Meet-up: Peace River, around 9am – Java Domain (10107 100 St)
Meet-up: Fairview, around noon  – Fine Arts Centre (10801 103 Ave)
Free Concert: Grande Prairie, 5-6pm – featuring Matt Patershuk at Cards Board Game Café ( Unit 102, 10001 100 Ave)

Tuesday, April 4 Eventbrite - Mitchmatic free show presented by CKUA

Meet-up: Whitecourt, around 9am – Orchard Café (5024 51 Ave)
Free Concert:  Edson, 12 – 1pm –  featuring Mitchmatic at Galloway Station Museum ( 223 55 St) Get Tickets
Meet-up: Hinton , around 3pm – The Old Grind (175 Pembina Ave)

Wednesday, April 5 Eventbrite - Shaela Miller Band free show presented by CKUA

Meet-up: Canmore, around 9am – Communitea Café (1001 6 Ave)

Meet-up: Calgary, around noon – CKUA Trasnmitter Site, (Old Banff Coach Road/85 St. SW)
Free Concert: Lethbridge, 7pm – 8pm  – featuring Shaela Miller Band at The Slice (314 8 St S) Get Tickets


Thursday, April 6 Eventbrite - Boots & the Hoots free show presented by CKUA

Meet-up: Medicine Hat, around 9am – Inspire Café (675 2 St SE)
Meet-up: Drumheller, around 1pm – Last Chance Saloon (555 Jewell St, Rosedale)
Free Concert: Red Deer, 7-8pm –  featuring Boots & The Hoots at Bo’s Bar and Grill (2310 50 Ave) Get Tickets

Friday, April 7 Eventbrite - Leeroy Stagger free concert presented by CKUA

Meet-up: Lloydminster, around 3pm – The Root Emporium (4901 50 Ave)
Wrap-up Party: Edmonton, 6-9pm  – live broadcast of The Celtic Show with musical guests followed by free concert and album release party featuring Leeroy Stagger at CKUA’s Performance Space (9408 Jasper Avenue) Get Tickets

Thanks to the fantastic artists and others helping make this tour happen. And thank you to the Alberta Foundation for the Arts for making the whole thing possible.