Music festival returns to St. Paul after success of Brett Kissel Hometown Homecoming – with a new name and new vision.
The historic Jaycee Ballpark will come alive with some of Canada’s biggest and brightest stars once again this summer as the two-day Centerfield Music Festival, presented by MCSNet rolls into town June 16th and 17th to help kick off the Town of St. Paul’s Canada 150 celebrations.
The overwhelming success of the first ever concert of its kind in the municipality – last year’s Brett Kissel Hometown Homecoming – led to immediate plans to return with another show in 2017, with plans to continue annually for years to come. The enthusiasm, success, and support of the inaugural event is something event Co-Producer Keynon Ternovoy sees as the beginning of something special:
‘The response from the fans, support from the community, and our sponsors last year was really something special, and it has been this year as well. The excitement and feeling at Jaycee Ballpark last year was incredible, and the venue is perfect. Really, it was a no-brainer for us to explore coming back – and work to turn the newly named Centerfield Music Festival into a focal point for the Lakeland, Town of St. Paul, and on the Alberta music festival scene. Our goal is to come back bigger and better and bring world-class entertainment to our guests this June and hopefully for many more to come.’
Reigning CCMA Fan’s Choice Award & Male Artist of the Year winner Brett Kissel returns home for an encore headlining performance Saturday night, along with 17-time CCMA award winner and acclaimed songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson. Friday’s stage will feature one of Canada’s top-five selling bands of all time, classic rock icons Trooper and, one of Canadian country music’s most popular entertainers, Aaron Pritchett. More exciting artist announcements will be released in the weeks leading up to the event.
As for Kissel, he was all-in from the beginning, ‘One-hundred percent! We began talking about this show literally three minutes after the Homecoming last year – in fact, if you were listening closely at Hometown, we did say we should do this again, right? This has been such a tremendous year for me with the CCMA’s and the prestigious Alan Slaight honor at Canada’s Walk of Fame that I really wanted to come back home and celebrate with my friends, family, and fans one more time. It’s going to be a party, and being a part of this line-up this year…it’s going to be even more special.’
The event will serve as the kick-off to the Town of St. Paul’s Canada 150 celebrations, and Mayor Glenn Andersen couldn’t think of a better way: ‘This is fantastic news for the Town, and for our community as a whole. Last year’s event was so well-received and it proved that we can host world-class events here. We did the same thing in starting to talk about ‘next year’ immediately…we’re proud to be a festival partner and can’t wait for June…it’s going to be awesome!’
Limited time ‘Two Day Home-Run Weekend Passes’ for the first Centerfield Music Festival, presented by MCSNet go on sale at 10:00am, Thursday, March 2nd and can be purchased online at a special price of $79.99 (plus applicable service charges) via the official event website: centerfieldmusicfestival.com or at one of two retail partners in St. Paul: Northern Source Rentals and the Town of St. Paul office.
Additional event information is available at centerfieldmusicfestival.com, and will be updated regularly as more exciting news becomes available.