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Arts & Cultural Expo

The Grande Prairie Stompede is proud to present the Stompede Market! This event brings together the talent of the Peace Country, with many local artists and artisans showcasing their talents, merchandise and artwork.

Come down to Clarkson Hall at Evergreen Park the 2024 GP Stompede to view the artwork by the 2024 Art Competition Finalists and walk through a huge selection of artisan vendor booths.

Thursday, May 30th: 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday, May 31st: 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, June 1st: 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sunday, June 2nd: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

2024 Country Music Winners

First Place

Vonda McDermott

Second Place

Brent Boivin

Third Place

Kiko

2024 Artwork Winners

First Place

Hannah Shkolny

Second Place

Traci Hansen

Third Place

Julius Miraflor

Call for Artists

5th Annual Artwork Competition

Artwork Theme: Buckin’ Chutes, Poundin’ Hooves, & Painted Ponies

  • Deadline to enter Artwork Contest: May 1, 2024
  • Artists must reside within the Peace Region and Alberta
  • Artist may submit up to 5 pieces of artwork, but only one may be selected to be showcased in the Expo
  • Artist must pay $25 for their first artwork submission and $15 per additional submission (for a maximum of 5 total)
  • Top 10 artists from each contest will be selected to be showcased at the Expo

Entry Closed

Guidelines

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT FORM: MAY 1st 2024

  • Original artwork includes all traditional mediums (excluding digital and photography) and must be framed, on canvas, or equivalent
  • Artwork must measure 18×24”, 20×24”, 24×30”, or 24×36”
  • Artist must be 16+ and reside within the Peace Region and/or Alberta
  • Fees: $25 for the first artwork; $15 per additional artwork (for a maximum of 5 total)
  • Attach high-resolution digital copy of artwork(s) and payment, and submit to GPStompede.com

Prizes

  • 1st Place: $3,000
  • 2nd Place: $1,250
  • 3rd Place: $750

Call for musicians

4th Annual Country Music Competition

Calling all country music artists!

The Grande Prairie Stompede’s Annual Arts & Cultural Expo is proud to present the 4th Annual Country Music Competition!

Are you a passionate artist from the Peace Region/Alberta?

Showcase your talent at the 2024 Grande Prairie Stompede!

The lucky first-place winner will walk away with the opportunity to work CCMA Winner Duane Steele to create a fully produced music track and 2 Tickets to the 2024 Big Valley Jamboree

Want to watch the finalists perform?

Join us to watch the 2024 Finalists perform in front of the Grandstand!

Guidelines

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT FORM: Wednesday May 15, 2024

  • Artist may submit up to 3 auditions. $25 payment required for the first audition, and an extra $15 per additional.
  • Please record your audition(s) and label the file with your name and song title. Audition(s) must be no longer than 45 seconds.
  • Attach digital submissions with payment and this form and submit to GPStompede.com
  • Artist must be 18+ years old and reside within the Peace Region and/or Alberta
  • Top 3 finalists will be notified by May 20, 2024
  • Top 3 finalists must be able to perform live Thursday evening at the 2024 GP Stompede
  • Winners announced after live peformances
  • For live performance, musician may perform with an instrument, bring guest(s) to play instrument(s), or perform with a digital backtrack

Prizes

  • 1st Place: 2 Tickets to Big Valley Jamboree + One professional audio recording with CCMA Award Winner Duane Steele
  • 2nd Place: Two Wild One Passes for Teepee Creek Stampede 2024 with Beer Gardens Meet & Greet + Signed Guitar from Duane Steele
  • 3rd Place: $750 to Long & McQuade

JUDGING CRITERIA

  • Voice
  • Stage presence
  • Song choice
  • Extra consideration for originality, audience engagement, and use of instrument(s)

Entry Closed

Duane Steele

Duane Steele has a career spanning almost 30 years in the music business. Duane is a CCMA Award winner and Juno Award-nominated Canadian Country recording artist. He’s had Record deals as an artist and a songwriter (Mercury Records, SongCore, Royalty), and he’s had publishing deals in Nashville with Warner Chappell.

Duane has released over 25 songs to country radio and has had several top 10 hits including a #1 with “Anita Got Married” and his current release, “Grumpy Old Men”, is getting lots of Airplay on one of Canada’s biggest country radio stations, the venerable and classic CFCW.

Over the years he’s either co-produced or produced several of his own albums including the “Ghost Town” album with Steve Fox, the “Gas and Time ” album, and co-produced “Bonfires and Guitars” EP with Louis Sedmark.

Duane has recently been focused on producing and working with new artists and has had success at XM Sirius radio with artist Steve Arsenault and the song “Coming Home”

Stompede Hotline:

780-532-4646

Stompede Email:

office@gpstompede.com

Stompede Mailing Address:

Box 1338
Grande Prairie, AB
T8V 4Z1

Vendor Inquiries:

FOOD vendors

Contact Michelle at Michelle@evergreenpark.ca

NON-FOOD vendors

Contact Dave at community@gpstompede.com