Celebrating their 25th Anniversary, the Calgary Stampede Band of Outriders is an energetic, forty-piece ensemble, comprised of Calgary Stampede Showband alumni and other musicians from the Calgary area. Formed in 1991, the Outriders are known for their diverse musical repertoire – often contrasting traditional swing tunes and classical standards with rock and western favourites.
The Outriders have performed in a wide range of settings from performances for Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to International sporting events, from football stadiums to rodeo arenas. As Stampede ambassadors, A Band of Outriders extend their musical version of western hospitality to local crowds and thousands of Calgary visitors every day during the annual Stampede. A Band of Outriders makes over 50 appearances during the 10 days of Stampede including presenting the daily opening act for this year’s Stampede Rodeo.