Bashaw early front-runner for country concert

Bashaw was leading the way last weekend in provincial voting for the Small Town Saturday Night contest.

Signs are prominent throughout Bashaw in support of the town’s bid to win the provincial Small Town Saturday Night concert this spring in collaboration with the summertime Big Valley Jamboree.

Bashaw was leading the way last weekend in provincial voting for the Small Town Saturday Night contest.

For the second consecutive year, the town is bidding to stage a country music concert this spring in partnership with the Big Valley Jamboree.

Among the province’s seven entries this year, Bashaw was the early front-runner last Friday, followed by New Sarepta, Foremost, Namao, Cold Lake, Bonnyville and Grimshaw.

The online voting continues until March 25 at 11:59 p.m.

The winner of the concert is slated to be announced March 28.

“Vote each day, share our video with your friends and family and ask them to vote for Bashaw, and add your friends and family to the Facebook group,” said Jackie Northey of the Bashaw committee.

The communities are vying for an April 27 concert headlined by Chad Brownlee, with a songwriters’ circle that’s expected to feature Clayton Bellamy, Alee, Bobby Wills and Tenille.

Videos are posted on YouTube, with the finalists noted on the contest website.

Bashaw, which finished fourth last year, is looking for support from Stettler, a top-10 finalist last year.

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