IMPORTANT Patron COVID Information:
The Empire Theatre is subject to all provincial and public health guidelines in place at the time of each concert.
Currently, in accordance with Ontario guidelines, all patrons must show proof of COVID-19 double vaccination to be permitted entry into the facility.
Face masks are required for all those in attendance and must be worn whenever moving about the venue and may only be removed if you are eating or drinking and then put back on.
No seventies group represented Canada’s musical identity to the world like The Stampeders. A quick look at Canada’s music scene from 1971 until 1976 confirms The Stampeders were truly the country’s international musical ambassadors, touring more extensively in Canada and overseas than any other Canadian group during that time. In 1977 the trio: Rich Dodson (lead guitar), Kim Berly (drums) and Ronnie King (bass) parted company but reunited, fittingly at the Calgary Stampede, 15 years later in 1992. Since then they’ve been recognized by SOCAN for their Lifetime Achievement, been inducted into the SOCAN Songwriters Hall of Fame on five occasions and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame for their 1971 seminal hit Sweet City Woman.