What is Showbands Live?

  • Showbands Live – Marching Showbands Competition
  • Hundreds of youth working together in rhythm and showmanship to present unique memorable performances.

Where is the event held?

What’s new in 2018?

  • This year, seven bands will perform in competition or exhibition.

Dates and schedule

  • Preliminaries – Sunday, July 8, 2018 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Finals – Tuesday, July 10, 2018 – 6 p.m.


Guest information


Do I need a ticket to spectate?

  • Admission is only $5.
  • Ages 17 and under and 65 and over are admitted FREE.
  • Calgary Stampede volunteers are admitted FREE.
  • Grandstand and Rodeo ticket stub holders are admitted FREE.
  • Premium Seating upgrades are available at the event for $10

What time do I need to arrive?

  • Doors open to the public one-half hour before start time.
  • Enter via NW corner of McMahon Stadium.

Is accessible seating available?

  • Yes

Where is the closest accessible parking?

  • West side of McMahon Stadium.

Can I bring my stroller?

  • Strollers are not recommended.

Can I bring non-alcoholic beverages?

  • YES. Non-breakable water bottles for personal use are allowed. McMahon Stadium concessions will be open with a selection of non-alcoholic beverages, available for purchase.

Can I purchase alcoholic beverages at this event?

  • NO. McMahon Stadium concessions will be open with a selection of non-alcoholic beverages, available for purchase.

Can I bring my service animal?

  • YES. As per McMahon Stadium policy.

Can I Bring my Camera?

  • YES. Take lots of photos and share them via social media #ShowbandsLive

Contact:

  • Visiting Bands Committee

        visitingbandscommittee@gmail.com

        calgarystampede.com/marchingbands

        (403) 261-0101