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posted by: Stanford Inn & Suites Grande Prairie on: October 18, 2013
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Grande Prairie bars, clubs and other venues offer a huge variety of musical styles to suit almost every taste. Live music is such a happening thing here, there's even a website called My Live Music Scene that you can check for the up-to-the-minute happenings around town.
Got a taste for that country sound?
Curtis Grambo learned to sing country music from the "Legends of County" as his childhood home in Saskatchewan was filled with the music of Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, George Jones and Charlie Pride. Grambo will be the featured performer Oct. 25 and 26 at Spurs Cookhouse and Dance Hall. Spurs offers a truly Western ambiance with live country acts every weekend to keep you boot scootin' all night long. Upcoming country acts include a triple play on Nov. 8 featuring Derec Ruttan, Chad Brownlee and Jason Blaine. Nov. 9, it's Buck 5 on stage with the Bootleg Saints playing Nov. 15 and 16.
Looking for variety?
The Great Northern Casino is another great venue for live music and they offer a variety of musical styles as well as comedians and other shows. Oct. 25 and 26, the Great Northern presents country singer Lisa Hewitt, and from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3, it's one of the country's top country/rock cover bands Ettinger. You can rock out to Platinum Blonde performing Nov. 14.
Reggae to punk and then some
Better Than Fred's is a bar and dance club where almost every night is a different scene. As well as great food, comedians, hypnotists and other entertainers, this bar offers a little something for every music taste. If you like the alternative music scene, on Oct. 25 and 26 Oldbury will entertain. The Celtic rock original sounds of The Mudmen are coming up Nov. 1 and 2; it's blues night with Bluessmyth Nov. 8 and 9 and prepare to rock out Nov. 13 with The Balconies and opening act hard-rock punchers The Motorleague. The Steadies bring their blend of reggae, blues and dance tunes to the stage Nov. 15 and 16.
College offers live tunes
The Grande Prairie Regional College has a top-notch performing arts centre and brings in musical acts from all over the country to entertain. For a hilarious blend of Newfoundland humour and East Coast folk music, you definitely want to catch Buddy Whasisname and the Other Fellers Nov. 8 and 9. Then on Nov. 17, direct from La Vegas, Oh What A Night is performing, a tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
Theatre goes beyond plays
Grand Prairie Live Theatre is well known for its plays and movies, but it's also a spot many locals know as a super place to catch live music. On Oct. 21, Juno Award-winning folk singer David Francey with his four-piece band will perform. Nov. 9, the indie band The Ennis Sisters will be the featured act. These Juno and SOCAN award winners have three gold records and several world tours to their credit, so this is a great chance to catch them in this theatre's intimate atmosphere.
Conveniently located near almost every music scene in the city, as well as a host of other activities, the pet-friendly Grande Prairie Stanford Hotel offers spacious executive suites and kitchen units, free airport shuttle service, a full hot breakfast, a fitness facility, sauna and many other amenities to make your stay comfortable.
Louise Nielson August 05, 2014
There's a lot more than 5 great spots! check out my website for ALL of the great live music events, DJ's, standup & more! http://mylivemusicscene.com/    
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