The 2016 Stampede Roundup featured performances by rock icon KISS, The Cult and Moist.

The Stampede Roundup

The Cult



Born out of the ashes of the UK post-punk scene, The Cult evolved to become one of the most influential and controversial rock bands of the late 20th century, selling millions of albums, headlining arenas and stadiums around the world, infusing innovative possibilities into the worlds of music and art, and quickly ascending through the ranks of the indie music world to achieve global status. As early as its first American tour in 1984, The Cult became one of the handful of important bands in the U.S. post-modern and hard rock communities.

Formed in Brixton, London in 1983 as Death Cult, The Cult's music transformed from punk rock to post-punk, psychedelia, heavy dance music, and transcendental hard rock. As one journalist noted, "Using a few simple riffs and images, The Cult creates an entire environment, one more exciting and stimulating than our own." And that may just be what separates The Cult from other artists.

The constant core of The Cult is Astbury and guitarist/composer Billy Duffy. Attitude incarnate, the chemistry between these two vastly different artists - equal-parts genuine affection and palpable tension - remains the source of their long-standing partnership. Duffy grounds Astbury's esoteric side with a hard rock perspective, and there is no doubt that at all times, these two have each other's backs.

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As America's #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time, and that's in every category, KISS can easily be named one of rock's most influential bands. The Rock N Roll Hall of Famers have released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Honored by their peers, KISS received the illustrious ASCAP Founders Award in 2015. Over 40 years of record-breaking global tours have brought KISS to their fans. They kicked off their recent world tour with 5 headlining shows in Japan and a #1 single in 2014 "Samurai Son" with pop group, Momoiro Clover Z. Their 40th Anniversary World tour also rocked North America, South America and Australia. Additionally, once a year the "KISS Army" becomes the "KISS Navy" as fans from across the globe board the KISS Kruise (this year will be their 5th voyage). KISS teamed up with Warner Brothers in 2014 to create the well-received original movie ScoobyDoo and KISS: Rock And Roll Mystery. Other high-profile appearances have included the Super Bowl, the Winter Olympics, Rockin' The Corps concert, a FOX alliance with KISS appearing in multiple episodes of Family Guy, plus two special guest performances on American Idol finales. KISS has been featured in major advertising and marketing campaigns for John Varvatos, Google Play, Hello Kitty— even appearing in a Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour. This year represents the 3rd season of the LA KISS Arena Football League team bringing professional football back to Los Angeles. KISS founding band members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have also entered the culinary world by opening a string of successful restaurants aptly named Rock & Brews. KISS is dedicated to numerous Veterans Organizations including: The Wounded Warriors Project, The USO, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce "Hire A Hero" program, The Legacy Organization in Australia, Help For Heroes United Kingdom and The Dr. Pepper Snapple Groups Wounded Warriors Support Foundations.

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Moist is an iconic Canadian alternative rock band with numerous awards and accolades to their name and over 1.3 Million albums sold. The launch of their first album Silver in 1994 sold over 40,000 copies in Canada alone. The 4x Platinum album garnered international attention with hit singles 'Push", "Silver", and "Believe Me". In 1996, Moist released their second album, Creature which included songs such as 'Leave it Alone", 'Resurrection", and "Tangerine." The hits were featured on the MuchMusic rotation list and led to a 3x platinum certification in Canada. In 1999, their third album Mercedes 5 and Dime was released receiving yet another platinum certification. Shortly after releasing a compilation album in 2001, the band underwent an unplanned hiatus for over a decade. Frontman David Usher went on to record a very succesful solo career with several solo albums released between 2001 and 2012, and perhaps is best known for his certified platinum album, Morning Orbit, released in 200 featuring the hit single "Black Black Heart", Moist officially reestablished in June 2013, and the band released their most recent album, Glory Under Dangerous Skies, in 2014, which gained popularity on the Canadian rock/alternative charts with songs 'Mechanical' and 'Black Roses'.

Over the years, Moist has received two Juno Awards, multiple Q107 Canada's Rock Awards, and two MuchMusic Video Awards. The six person band consists of frontman and lead vocals of the group David Usher, guitarist Mark Makoway, keyboard and backing vocals Kevin Young, guitar and backing vocals Jonathan Gallivan, drums Francis Fillion, and Louis Lalancette on bass.

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The Cult


Last year we saw performances from Journey, Collective Soul and Big Wreck!

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Collective Soul


Big Wreck


Collective Soul

Big Wreck

The Stampede Roundup Artists last year included Bryan Adams, The Doobie Brothers, and The Dudes.

The Dudes

Bryan Adams

The Doobie Brothers

Bryan Adams

The Dudes

The Doobie Brothers

The Stampede Roundup Artists last year included Bryan Adams, The Doobie Brothers, and The Dudes.

Cheap Trick

Def Leppard


Def Leppard

Cheap Trick



Tickets on Sale

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General Admission
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Admission includes:

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BlakesBig House Ultra VIP Lounge $199 plus GST

In Addition To Everything That A General Admission Ticket Offers, Ultra Vip Lounge Ticket Holders Will Have Access To:

  • Special Vip Area With Views To The Stage
  • Private Bar
  • Picnic Tables, Hay Bales And Shaded Seating Options
  • Premium Restroom Facilities
  • Complimentary Snacks
  • A Chance To Win Meet & Greet Passes
  • Commemorative Poster
  • Event Vip Lanyard

Event Info


2:00 pm Will Call Opens
3:00 pm Gates Open
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Moist
5:45 pm - 7:15 pm The Cult
7:30 pm Charity Presentation
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm KISS
10:00 pm - 2:00 am Official After Party at Wildhorse Saloon
The Stampede Roundup Schedule

Event Rules


  • Gates open at 3:00 PM
  • Everyone is subject to search upon entry
  • No parking onsite - free buses will be available to and from the downtown core
  • Event is rain or shine, no refunds or exchanges
  • Must be 18 years or older to attend. Please bring Photo ID
  • Must have a valid ticket to enter
  • Food Service: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Bar Service Hours are 3.00PM to 9.30PM
  • Beer Ticket Sales close at 9:00PM
  • Water available for purchase until 10:00PM
  • Credit Card, Debit Card, or Cash accepted for drink ticket payment!

Do's and Don'ts

Can I bring the following to the event?

No Yes
Outside food/drinks ID - 18+ only (This is an adults only event)
Lawn Chairs Event Ticket
Professional Cameras / Video Cameras / Drones / Selfie Sticks Cell Phone / Camera (Non-professional)
Tarps Dancing Shoes
Backpacks Cowboy Hats
Umbrellas SMILES!!!
Laser Pointers
Water Guns
Vehicles (No Parking on Site)

Getting Here

The Stampede Roundup Location:

Fort Calgary,
7 Ave & 6 St SE,
Calgary, AB

Free Transportation

Free Yellow Bus transportation is included in your event ticket! Buses run from the downtown core every 15 minutes from 2.30pm until 10.30pm. Be sure to take advantage of this great service – as there is NO PARKING at Fort Calgary!

The Stampede Roundup Bus Map

Getting Home

There will be Yellow Bus Transportation available after the events to take you directly to the After Party’s at Wildhorse Saloon and National Beerhall on 10th. Buses will also be looping the route in the map above.

To catch a taxi after the event walk 1 block away from the event to 8th Ave SE (between 4th street & 5th street)

Event Map

The Stampede Roundup Event Map


7th Ave & 6th ST SE (No access from 9th Ave)

Food and Beverage

Rotary’s famous Beef-on-a-bun dinner with campfire beans, coleslaw and fruit salad is included in the ticket price! If you are a vegetarian or require a gluten- free meal, please notify a Rotarian at the Food Tent when you reach the front of the line. For other dietary concerns, please call us in advance at (403) 205-7448.

Alberta Beef Producers' tasting truck, the "Famous Taste Express," will also be onsite handing out complimentary samples of world-famous premium cut Alberta Beef.

Coors Banquet, Coors Light, Twisted Tea Original, Twisted Lemonade and Bacardi Breezer Orange Smoothie will be offered at the event. Dukes Cider will also be offered this year as our gluten-free beverage option. All beverages will be available at the General Admission Beer Tent, from 3:00pm until 9:30pm. Please note that drink ticket sales will close at 9:00pm. Bottled water will be available for purchase until 10:00pm.

The Stampede Roundup Food

After Party

After Party

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What should I bring?

    • ID – 18+ only (This is an Adults Only Event)
    • Event Ticket
    • Cell Phone / Camera (Non-Professional)
    • Dancing Shoes
    • Cowboy Hats
    • SMILES!!!
  • What should I not bring?

    • Outside Food / Drinks
    • Lawn Chairs
    • Professional Cameras / Drones / Selfie Stick
    • Tarps
    • Backpacks
    • Umbrellas
    • Weapons
    • Knives / Weapons
    • Water Guns
    • Pets
    • Vehicles (No Parking on Site)
  • When do tickets go on sale?

    Tickets go on sale at 10:00am on April 26, 2016. Tickets can be purchased at a price of $120 plus GST & fees. (Please note: Tickets can only be purchased with an invite-only password).

  • How can I get tickets to this event?

    1. By clicking on the "Buy Tickets - Click Here" link
    2. Tickets are distributed to invited guests by the event sponsors directly.
  • What is included in the price of each ticket?

    The ticket price includes gate entry, performances by 3 renowned recording artists, free bus transportation to and from downtown, and Rotary's famous Beef-on-a-Bun dinner with campfire beans, coleslaw, and fruit salad.

  • What if I'm a vegetarian or require gluten-free meal?

    If you are a vegetarian or require a gluten-free meal, please notify a Rotarian at the Food Tent when you reach the front of the line.

    For other dietary concerns, please call us in advance at (403) 205-7448.

  • When can I pick-up my tickets?

    Tickets can be printed at home at the time of purchase or picked up.

    Please note that if tickets are purchased after May 31 pick up times are subject to a two day turnaround period.

    The pick up location is 51 North Productions on or after June 1, 2016 between 9 AM and 4 PM, Monday to Friday, at Suite 310, 438 11th Ave SE, Calgary, AB.

    Tickets will ONLY be released to THE PERSON WHO PURCHASED THE TICKETS with valid photo identification.

    Please bring PHOTO ID with you. Final pickup date is Thursday, July 7, 2016. Any tickets not picked up by this date will be held at Will Call at the main gate of the event (corner of 6th Street & 7th Ave SE). Will Call will be open from 2PM – 9PM on the day of the event. Please bring your Photo ID and confirmation e-mail with you for ticket pickup at Will Call.

  • Can someone else pick up my tickets?

    If you are unable to pick-up your tickets or print them at home, an alternate individual can be authorized to pick them up on your behalf. However, their name and information must be provided at the time of purchase. The same pick-up process as mentioned above applies.

  • Will tickets be available for sale at the door?

    No. Tickets are only sold in advance.

  • Is there an age restriction?

    The Stampede Roundup is a private licensed event and gate admission will not be granted to anyone below the legal age of eighteen (18) years old. Guests may be asked to produce legal photo identification at the event and failing to do so may prevent you from entering.

  • What time does the event begin?

    Doors open at 3 PM on July 13, 2016.

  • Where does The Stampede Roundup take place?

    The event site is conveniently located downtown in the East Village at Fort Calgary. The main entrance is located at 6th Street & 7th Avenue SE.

  • Is there any parking on site?

    No, parking is not available onsite. We urge all our guests to enjoy responsibly and to not drink and drive. Free transportation to and from the downtown core will run every 15 minutes (2:30 PM - 10:30 PM) via yellow bus service from several pick up/ drop off locations.

  • What beverages will be available for sale at the event?

    The Stampede Roundup is excited to continue our partnership with Molson Coors Canada and Twisted Tea. Coors Banquet, Coors Light, Twisted Tea Original, Twisted Lemonade and Bacardi Breezer Orange Smoothie will be offered at the event. As well, we are happy to offer Dukes Cider as our gluten-free beverage option this year. These products, as well as bottled water, will be available for purchase at the General Admission Beer Tent.

    Bar service hours are 3PM - 9:30PM

    Beer ticket sales close at 9PM

  • Are Credit Cards accepted, or are ATM machines available onsite?

    Yes, Debit and Credit Cards including VISA, Mastercard & American Express will be accepted for payment of drink tickets.

    As well, ATM's will be available on site.

  • What charity does the event support?

    Each year, The Stampede Roundup is proud to raise a substantial amount of money for the Rotary Club of Calgary, a registered charity that invests 100% of the donations from this event back into the local community through a variety of charitable contributions.

    In 2015, $225,000 was raised.

  • What happens if it rains?

    The Stampede Roundup will proceed regardless of inclement weather conditions provided it is safe to do so, and refunds will not be provided due to adverse weather. There are public tents onsite, which provide shelter from weather extremities; however, we encourage all attendees to dress appropriately for poor weather.

  • Is there a lost and found?

    Yes, the INFO Tent will be collecting any lost items during the event. Please call 403-205-7448 after the event to see if your lost item was found.

  • Is there a First Aid tent?

    Yes, medical personnel will be available on site.

  • Is there disability access?

    At Stampede Roundup we are committed to being accessible for as many people as possible. The following explains the services provided for this year. If you are interested in making use of any of the following services, or have any accessibility-related questions, please feel free to contact us at 403-205-7448 or [email protected]

    Wheelchair Accessibility: We do our best to accommodate the needs of all event patrons, though please be aware that Stampede Roundup takes place on a greenfield site which has sections of uneven ground and some slopes. Persons with disabilities are welcome to enter the site via the Media Gate at the corner of 6th St and 9th Ave SE. Please contact our office to add your name to our list.

    Parking: Limited vehicle parking is available by request for disability badge holders. Please contact the office to get your pass in advance 403-205-7448.

    Accessible Viewing: There will be a viewing platform available with a wheelchair accessible toilet facility.

  • How can I or my company become a sponsor of The Stampede Roundup?

    Contact [email protected] or call 403-205-7448.

  • Will there be an After Party?

    The Official After Party for The Stampede Roundup will be held at Wildhorse Saloon, located at 500 6 Ave SW and National Beerhall located at 341 10 Ave SW. Specific yellow buses will be transporting event patrons to Wildhorse Saloon after the event!

About Us

Celebrating its 21st year in 2016, The Stampede Roundup offers world-class entertainment to Calgarians, bringing world renowned performers to the stage, in an outdoor music festival format! Widely regarded as ‘the hottest ticket in town' we are proud to deliver exceptional experiences during Stampede!

Over the years, The Stampede Roundup has grown to become much more than just a ‘party’. We are honoured to continue our long-standing philanthropic association with the Rotary Club of Calgary. In 2015, $225,000 was raised and in 2016 The Rotary Club of Calgary will continue to invest in the local community through a number of different projects - most notably the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway Project, which will help families enjoy outdoor living! The Rotary/Mattamy Greenway Project is an unprecedented multi-million dollar initiative that will provide 138 km of pathways and specialty parks circling the city, making it the longest urban pathway and park system in the world.

51 North Productions Ltd. is a boutique event production company, focused on the creation and execution of large scale special events featuring live entertainment, exceptional corporate sponsorship opportunities and charitable contributions. 51 North Productions produces the event in association with the Rotary Club of Calgary and is a proud partner, along with the event sponsors, in helping to generate over $2.5 million for charity since 2007. The Rotary Club of Calgary is a registered charity that invests 100% of their proceeds from this event back into the community (both locally and internationally) through a variety of charitable contributions.


Raised for Charity In 2015


Pounds of Alberta Beef Served In 2015


Number of Good Times Had In 2015


Blakes Molson Canadian Live Qualico Lauren Dream Grosvenor 51 North Productions Rotary Club of Calgary

Photos of past performances and great times had by all!