Jaydee Bixby (Black Press News Services photo).

‘Salute to country music’ planned at Daines Pick-Nic near Innisfail

Jaydee Bixby, Tim Huss are among the performers at Aug. 7-11 event

The 43rd annual Daines Country Music Pick-nic kicks off next month with more than 30 entertainers.

The Daines Ranch & Rodeo Grounds, about six kilometres north of Innisfail, will be the stage for a country music extravaganza Aug. 7 to 11.

Performers of all ages — from up-and-comers to veterans — are preparing a “Salute to Alberta men and women of country music.”

The five-day festival features Canadian Idol finalist Jaydee Bixby, as well as Spirit of the West host Hugh McLennan and cowboy singer Tim Huss.

Local singer/songwriters Ivan Daines, Denver Daines and Mike Szabo will be joined by Windi Scott, Edward Pimm, Dean Ray, Kim Thompson, Joe Mattalo, Mel Brown and Bud Edgar for multiple evenings of song.

Other performers are Buddy Gale, Mary Ann Message, Terri Mason, Harlan Smith, Tanya Nydokus, Dan Gibson, Allen Christie, Don Kletke, Katie Niles, Bob Donaldson, Lee Storm, Will Braun, Gerald Miller, Josi Kirkpatrick, Murray McRae, Randy Stephenson, Ron Leininger and Markus Summer.

There will be free camping at the ranch, as well as presale discounts offered until Aug. 7.

More information is available from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

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