Music & Stage Entertainment

There’s a feeling that surges through a crowd during a live performance—it’s a sensation you can’t experience on YouTube or TV. It’s the exhilaration of the moment—the thrill of being there and seeing something happen that will exist only in your memories after its all over.

K-Days’ Stage Entertainment is dedicated to giving fairgoers that amazing feeling—from whichever stage or show they choose.

The Koodonation Stage

This is where some of North America’s premier touring musical and variety acts get their chance to play in front of thousands of cheering fans. During the day you’ll be treated to special performances by top hypnotists, mentalists and tribute acts, and at night the stage will host a different opening act and headliner combo—each one guaranteed to get you excited.

Stay tuned to this page for all announcements regarding performances on the this Stage.

July 18, Friday

New Food Contest - 1:30 p.m.

This year K-Days is going crazy for new foods! There’s going to be something for everyone on the Midway—from the traditional to the extraordinary to a few items you’ll have to be dared to try! Take a look at this list of what exciting new items vendors are going to be offering and see if you can pick out the ones you have to try.


DJ Harman B - 7 p.m.

Harman B is one of Western Canada’s top DJs, specializing in multi-genre party-rocking anthems.


Alyssa Reid with Virginia to Vegas - 9:15 p.m.

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Edmonton-born, Toronto-based Alyssa Reid, turned 21 on March 15, but with her first album The Game yielding the million-selling global single “Alone Again” and the gold-certified title-track featuring Snoop Dogg, and her second, Time Bomb, featuring a more mature sound and the Canadian Top Ten hit “Satisfaction Guaranteed”, it’s clear she has a very long and successful career ahead of her.

Talking about Time Bomb she says, “This album is more personal to me and I was able to have more of a hand in what I wanted creatively because I knew what I was going for this time around. Whereas before I was just trying to write good songs, I had a direction on this one.”

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Derik Baker, the 24-year old wunderkind hailing from small-town Ontario, was discovered on YouTube by Canadian Indie label Wax Records in 2013. Upon the release of his debut single “We Are Stars” ft. Alyssa Reid in January of 2014, Derik’s music instantly connected with Canadian radio listeners, racing up the charts into the Top 5 in a mere eight weeks.

In support of the hit single, Virginia to Vegas has performed with pop singer Alyssa Reid on the Hedley Wild Live tour, appearing at 24 stadium dates across Canada in February and March. Virginia To Vegas is currently finishing his debut album, set for release this summer from Wax Records and Universal Records.

Presented by:   The Bounce 91.7


July 19, Saturday

Dog and Pony Show - 3:30 & 5:50 p.m.

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If you enjoy fine wine, poetry and the collected works of Yoko Ono…find another band. This Edmonton duo was born to ROCK, occasionally roll and play some power ballads.


Gas Station Cowboys - 4:40 p.m.

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Four guys from the city (Toronto) playing the best old country, the latest new country and many of the great artists that have come in between.


DJ Harman B - 7 p.m.

Harman B is one of Western Canada’s top DJs, specializing in multi-genre party-rocking anthems.


Our Lady Peace - 9:15 p.m.

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When Mark Van Doren, the American poet and teacher, wrote his famous work, “Our Lady Peace” in 1943, he couldn’t have imagined the concept of rock’n’roll, let alone a Canadian rock group, would adopt his title for their name. Consisting of Raine Maida, Duncan Coutts, Jeremy Taggart and Steve Mazur, Our Lady Peace is one of the most successful bands in Canada today. The band has sold over five million albums worldwide, won four JUNO Awards and 10 MuchMusic Video Awards – one of the most MMVA’s ever awarded to any artist or group. In 2009 the band released their seventh studio album, titled Burn Burn to critical accolades, impressive record sales and has been certified Gold in Canada.

The band’s new album Curve debuted in the Top 10 of Canada’s national album sales chart. Curve was recorded with co-producer Jason Lader (Lader’s impressive resume includes production work on Jay-Z’s 99 Problems, along with Mars Volta, Julian Casablancas, Rilo Kiley, Elvis Costello and Noah & the Whale). The album’s first single, “Heavyweight” charted at #1 on Canada’s Mainstream Rock radio airplay chart.

Presented by:   Edmonton's Best Rock 100.3FM The Bear

July 20, Sunday

Gas Station Cowboys - 3:30 & 5:50 p.m.

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Four guys from the city (Toronto) playing the best old country, the latest new country and many of the great artists that have come in between.


Dog and Pony Show - 4:40 p.m.

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If you enjoy fine wine, poetry and the collected works of Yoko Ono…find another band. This Edmonton duo was born to ROCK, occasionally roll and play some power ballads.


DJ Harman B - 7 p.m.

Harman B is one of Western Canada’s top DJs, specializing in multi-genre party-rocking anthems.


Bachman & Turner - 9:15 p.m.

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After reuniting for the first time in more than 20 years, Randy Bachman and Fred Turner – musicians at the heart of legendary band Bachman-Turner Overdrive – continue to thrill fans around the world with their power-driven tunes. The Masters of Rock are back on the road this summer as full-throttle rock machine: Bachman & Turner.

Bachman-Turner Overdrive sold in excess of 30 million records, earning a staggering 120 platinum, gold and silver discs, and notching up hits in more than 20 countries. The band reached #1 on Billboard’s singles chart (“You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”) and album chart (Not Fragile), as well as scoring another handful of hits including “Taking Care of Business,” “Hey You,” “My Wheels Won’t Turn” and “Looking Out for #1.” Reunited, Bachman & Turner are offering their legions of fans something new, and taking care of some “unfinished” business.

Presented by: 95.7 CRUZ FM


July 21, Monday

DJ Harman B - 7 p.m.

Harman B is one of Western Canada’s top DJs, specializing in multi-genre party-rocking anthems.


Loverboy - 9:15 p.m.

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For more than 30 years, Loverboy (Mike Reno, Paul Dean, Doug Johnson, Matt Frenette and Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve) have been “Working for the Weekend” delighting audiences around the world since originally forming in Calgary, Alberta.

Since their record debut in 1980, Loverboy has sold more than 10 million albums including four multi-platinum plaques and a trio of double platinum releases. LOVERBOY went on to win a still-record six Juno awards in 1982 and until a 3-year sabbatical in 1989, were one of the Top 5 grossing touring acts in the world. Their string of hits includes not only “Working for the Weekend,” but also such memorable arena rock staples as “Lovin’ Every Minute of It,” “This Could Be the Night,” “Hot Girls in Love,” “Heaven In Your Eyes,” “Turn Me Loose,” “When It’s Over” and “Queen of the Broken Hearts.”

Presented by: K97 Classic Rockand     963 Capital FM

July 22, Tuesday

DJ Harman B - 7 p.m.

Harman B is one of Western Canada’s top DJs, specializing in multi-genre party-rocking anthems.


Marianas Trench - 9:15 p.m.

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Since 2006, Marianas Trench has been exciting Canadian concertgoers from coast to coast. Josh Ramsay, Matt Webb, Mike Ayley and Ian Casselman’s inescapably catchy pop rock sound is meant to be an actual physical experience; a warm throwback to the album era when your music was more than a bunch of orphaned songs sitting on an endless iPod playlist. Marianas Trench Ever After explores the range of musical storytelling evolving into a multi media dark rock opera that is entirely original.

In a career that has seen them play halftime at the 100th Grey Cup, they have managed to keep their sense of humour, whether in videos for singles such as “Stutter” or at the MuchMusic Video Awards, where their unique entrances have become a popular annual tradition.

Presented by: Virgin Radio 104.9FM


July 23, Wednesday

DJ Harman B - 7 p.m.

Harman B is one of Western Canada’s top DJs, specializing in multi-genre party-rocking anthems.


Village People - 9:15 p.m.

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Since 1977, Village People (Ray Simpson, Alexander Briley, Felipe Rose, Eric Anzalone, Bill Whitefield, and Jim Newman) have been making people happy with their distinctive disco harmonies and instant classic hit songs such as “Macho Man”, “YMCA”, and “In the Navy”. Selling over 100 million recordings, in 2008 the Village People were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame further establishing themselves as the “Kings of Disco.”

Immediately recognizable for their colourful onstage personas, Village People have been a fabulous part of our popular culture for nearly 40 years—including their starring roles in the cult classic musical comedy Can’t Stop the Music (which features a pre-Kardashian’s Bruce Jenner!). With a new single called “Let’s Go Back to the Dance Floor” they have rededicated themselves to their mission to get everyone dancing and have a great time.

Presented by:  Now Radio   and up! 99.3 FM


July 24, Thursday

DJ Harman B - 7 p.m.

Harman B is one of Western Canada’s top DJs, specializing in multi-genre party-rocking anthems.


Gord Bamford - 9:15 p.m.

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He’s been called Canada’s answer to George Strait. But a distinctive sound and songwriting ability is what defines Gord Bamford as one of country music’s best neotraditional artists. For the last 20 years he has honed his craft, working to get where he is today: a 16-time Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) award winning artist who has opened shows and toured with artists such as Tim McGraw, George Strait, Martina McBride, Brooks & Dunn, Miranda Lambert and Reba McEntire.

His humble, likable approach is what continues to draw legions of new fans to Gord Bamford, but it’s the music that keeps them loyal.

Presented by:  790 CFCW Alberta's Country Legend


July 25, Friday

DJ Harman B - 6 p.m.

Harman B is one of Western Canada’s top DJs, specializing in multi-genre party-rocking anthems.


Summerland Tour - 8 p.m.

One of Rolling Stone’s “10 Hottest Summer Package Tours of 2012,” the 3rd annual 90’s alternative music tour, formed in 2012 by Art Alexakis, lead guitarist and vocalist of Everclear, features Everclear, Soul Asylum & Eve 6.

Presented by:  Great Music. All The Time. 95.7 CRUZ FM


Eve 6 - 8 p.m.

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Southern California’s Pop-punk trio, Eve 6, is most well-known for hit singles “Inside Out” and “Think Twice” from their 1998 debut self-titled album, and their prom-MTV anthem, “Here’s To The Night” off of 2000’s ‘Horoscope’. Eve 6 exploded onto the mainstream with RCA records before they were of legal drinking age, but called it quits in 2004 shortly after their success.

Eve 6 reunited in 2012, and released ‘Speak in Code’ through Fearless Records. The band’s lineup remains the same; Max Collins (vocals & bass), Jon Siebels (Guitar), and Tony Fagenson (drums). After their eight year hiatus, Eve 6 returned to the music scene more energized than ever before. Frontman, Max Collins, states that ‘Speak in Code’ is the strongest collection of songs they’ve had on one record.


Soul Asylum - 9 p.m.

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Born and bred in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Soul Asylum formed in 1981 and since their inception the band has delivered heartfelt and passionate rock n’ roll to crowds around the world. They started out on independent label Twin/Tone Records, before scoring major hits on Columbia Records with 1992’s Grave Dancers Union that included the Grammy winning single “Runaway Train”, followed up by 1995’s Let Your Dim Light Shine.

Soul Asylum consists of Dave Pirner (guitar/vocals), Michael Bland (drums), Winston Roye (bass) and Justin Sharbono (guitar). Their last full length album Delayed Reaction, produced by the band and John Fields is melodic, anthemic, well-versed in the art of classic song craft and was well received by both fans and critics. They are currently in the process of recording an album of all new material to be released in 2014.


Everclear - 10 p.m.

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With hits like the modern rock radio staples “Santa Monica,” “Everything to Everyone,” “I Will Buy You a New Life,” “Father of Mine,” and “Wonderful,” Everclear has sold more than 9 million albums globally. Fronted by Art Alexakis, Everclear remains a potent force on the world touring circuit.

Last year the band released Invisible Stars, their first studio album in 6 years, as well as cover songs and re-recordings of past hits albums, which they named Return to Santa Monica. Alexakis originally started the Summerland tour in 2012 to support their first studio releases in 6 years. Everclear plans to continue touring and recording, and of course, Art Alexakis will continue the Summerland tour in years to come.


July 26, Saturday

Capital Newz - 3:30 & 5:50 p.m.

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A versatile and seasoned live music act featuring dynamite vocals and in-the-pocket grooves, Capital Newz spans genres from classic rock to pop, today’s country and adult contemporary.


Sheezer - 4:40 p.m.

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Canada’s greatest all-women Weezer cover band hits the Koodonation stage ready to excite fairgoers with rocking renditions of classic hits from The Blue Album and Pinkerton.


DJ Harman B - 7 p.m.

Harman B is one of Western Canada’s top DJs, specializing in multi-genre party-rocking anthems.


The Road Hammers - 9:15 p.m.

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Founded by singer/songwriter Jason McCoy (who’s joined by Clayton Bellamy and Chris Byrne) in 2004, The Road Hammers’ high-octane live shows have earned them a reputation as one of the highest energy bands in Canadian Country.

Their self-titled debut album hit #1 on the Canadian Country Album Chart and sold over 80,000 copies as it garnered the band multiple CCMA Award nominations, a CCMA Award for Group or Duo of the Year, a JUNO for Country Recording of the Year, and CCMA Awards for Group or Duo of the Year and Best Video in 2006. Ultimately it yielded four Top 10 hits and led the band to tour relentlessly over the following years. Wheels, the group’s highly anticipated third album to be released on June 3, marks the trio’s return to the Country radio airwaves and includes the hit singles “Get On Down The Road” and “Mud.”

Presented by:  CISN Country


July 27, Sunday

Days of the Klondike Performance - 1 p.m.

Days of Klondike

‘Days of the Klondike’ is an original musical written by local playwright and composer C.W. Oxley that brings to life stories of the famous Klondike gold rush of the late 1800s. The cast of actors, singers, dancers and talented young performers will invigorate this bygone era through an original score of upbeat contemporary and ole tyme honky tonk music. The famed dance hall girl and the first woman Mountie – along with Alexander Pantages, Robert Service and many others from the time will delight audiences with this spirited musical. Edmonton’s original “Klondike Queen,” the late Rita Martin, is the inspiration behind the production, which was created to help bring the fun and history of Klondike Days back to the region.


Sheezer - 3:30 & 5:50 p.m.

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Canada’s greatest all-women Weezer cover band hits the Koodonation stage ready to excite fairgoers with rocking renditions of classic hits from The Blue Album and Pinkerton.


Capital Newz - 4:40 p.m.

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A versatile and seasoned live music act featuring dynamite vocals and in-the-pocket grooves, Capital Newz spans genres from classic rock to pop, today’s country and adult contemporary.

DJ Harman B - 7 p.m.

Harman B is one of Western Canada’s top DJs, specializing in multi-genre party-rocking anthems.


USS - 9:15 p.m.

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Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker (USS) vocalist/guitarist Ashley Boo-Schultz and hypeman/turntablist Human Kebab have always existed hanging in a sort of myth-like state, allowing the music they make to speak for itself—empowering listeners to take from their sound whatever they will.

Through their EPs Welding the C:/, Approved and LPs Questamation and Advanced Basics they have earned popular and critical acclaim, winning Canadian Artist Selected by You (CASBY) Awards for “Best New Artist” and “Best New Group” and a Canadian Music Week (CMW) Indie Award for “Favourite Duo/Group”. Having described their live performances as, “like you’re at Nirvana Unplugged in the middle of a rave,” they’re guaranteed to excite anyone looking for a truly unique concert experience. One of the brightest acts in the Canadian alternative music scene, the USS song “YingYang” is currently featured in the 2014 NHL Playoff Coverage.

Presented by: Edmonton's Modern Rock Sonic 102.9


K-Days North Stage

Home to K-Days Talent Search, this stage is devoted to highlighting the best in local live and community entertainment.

K-Days Talent Search – Junior Semi-Finals

Day: July 21
Hours: 5:30 – 7 p.m.

K-Days Talent Search – Youth Semi-Finals

Day: July 22
Hours: 5:30 – 7 p.m.

K-Days Talent Search – Adult Semi-Finals

Day: July 23
Hours: 5:30 – 7 p.m.

K-Days Talent Search – Finals and Awards

Day: July 24
Hours: 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Recycled Percussion

Recycled Percussion has been unstoppable since Justin Spencer formed it in 1995. The world’s premier purveyor of “Junk Rock”, they perform on recycled instruments, creating a dynamic mix of high-energy rock drumming, guitar smashing and DJ spinning. They have brought their music to 15 different countries and were featured on America’s Got Talent in 2009.
Presented by: Love to Recycle

July 18 – 27: 12:30 & 3:15 p.m.
Additional Shows: July 18 – 20 & 25 – 27 @ 6 p.m.

Terry Stokes

For over 40 years, Terry Stokes has been practicing hypnosis as a therapist, lecturer, teacher and stage performer. In this later capacity he reaches over 1 million people a year across North America. He has headlined the stages of The Stardust, The Tropicana and Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, as well as various other stages across the United States and Canada.

Day: July 18 – 22
Hours: 2 & 4:30 p.m.

Zerbin

Formed in Edmonton in 2009, this all-Canadian band has wowed fans and industry alike with their infectious live performances and studio releases. 2012 Edmonton Music Award winners for Music Video of the Year and Single of the Year, Zerbin’s recordings has been featured in the film Going The Distance and the TV shows America’s Next Top Model and Degrassi.

Day: July 18
Hours: 8 p.m.

I65

Following the release of Uncontrollable in 2010, Edmonton’s Patrick Kordyback, Daniel Johnson, and Robb Chalifoux decided to regroup, hit the road and find what they were looking for. It was during this journey that the band once known as Stereos became I65. Inspired by true blue collar songwriters speaking the truth, like Tom Petty, The Killers, Bruce Springsteen and The Clash into the mix, their debut single “Another Summer” chimes at the top end, thumps at the bottom, and hangs a mighty stadium sized hook between the two.

Day: July 19
Hours: 8 p.m.

Pear

After fronting one of the most successful fiddle acts in the world, Lynae and Denis Dufresne toured the country with some of the biggest names in Canadian music. In 2005 they took time off the road to settle in Calgary, where they decided to form Pear. Lynae is the songstress and Denis is the musical backbone (winning a 2012 CCMA award for Fiddle Player of the Year in the process). They’ve toured international, bringing their music to China, as well as throughout North America. 2012 & 2013’s ACMA Group of the Year they’re currently working on their follow up to their first album, Sweet N Gritty.

Day: July 20
Hours: 8 p.m.

Silhouettes and Accolades

Based in the heart of Edmonton, Silhouettes and Accolades (Lara Tang, Joel Desrochers, Megan Whittington, Joel Croft, and Matt Tonn) is a heavy rock group comprised of students and graduates from the Grant MacEwan University Program. Their influences include bands like Thrice, Flyleaf and Paramore, but they also enjoy deep roots in rock, metal and fusion.

Day: July 21
Hours: 8 p.m.

Tenille

Paving her own way in Canada’s country music business, Tenille’s youth belies the depth of her experience. At the age of 17 she was nominated for Female Artist of the Year at the CCMAs and released Real, her first album. Since then she’s toured across Canada as a headliner, as well as opening for Terri Clark, Randy Travis, Emerson Drive and Gord Bamford.

Day: July 22
Hours: 8 p.m.

Wayne Lee

As the “The GPS Guy”, Wayne Lee believes you can set your “Great Programmable Subconscious” to achieve success. Named “Entertainer of the Year” by the Canadian Events Industry, he uses humour and hypnosis to help people drop their defences and access their own “GPS”. He can break down barriers of even the most cynical and resistant individuals, entertaining everyone in attendance in the process.

Day: July 23 – 27
Hours: 2 & 4:30 p.m.

The Retrofitz

Shake your booty on down with Western Canada’s latest and greatest all-star dance band! The Retrofitz’s kickin’ rhythm section, groovin’ horns and soulful vocals make any event a party worth having. This funkalicious 11-piece crew is jam-packed with some of Edmonton’s finest musicians and will guide you though a rock-out tour of funk, disco and old school R&B.

Day: July 23
Hours: 8 p.m.

The Charlie Jacobson Band

Charlie Jacobson is an accomplished musician and emerging songwriter. His music spans many genres including blues, funk, roots, rock and R&B. Charlie is a passionate guitarist with an uncompromising sense of groove and musicality. A decade of study on drums and guitar gives him a rock solid rhythmic base on which to layer driving guitar riffs and beautiful vocal melodies.

Day: July 24
Hours: 8 p.m.

Dirty Radio

Dirty Radio is a Vancouver, BC based musical trio made up by Farshad AKA “Shaddy”, Anthony”Tonez” Dolhai and Zachary Forbes. Their first independent release came in the form of the 10-song LP Debut, which was released in 2010. The album caught the attention of Canadian radio and enjoyed success with the singles “My <3″ and “Wanna Ride”.
The following year, the trio released the popular online single ‘Ground Shake’ and began to focus on live shows while incorporating more personal experiences into song writing.

Day: July 25
Hours: 8 p.m.

The Glorious Sons

The Glorious Sons are an everyman band, with a passion for portraying the lost romance of life, women and rock & roll. Formed in Kingston, ON, they are touring across Canada in support of their first EP after having beat out hundreds of bands across Ontario to win the highly acclaimed provincial music competition, ROCKSEARCH.

Day: July 26
Hours: 8 p.m.

Jukebox Leigh

Jukebox Leigh is one of Edmonton’s most dazzling, interactive, high-energy performers! He sings the songs that everyone loves to dance to—from yesterday to today, rock, country, big band and beyond. He’s performed at festivals and events all around the city, including Ice on Whyte, Edmonton’s Chili Cook Off, River City Roundup, Kids Up Front and several casino lounges and clubs.

Day: July 27
Hours: 8 p.m.