Stompin’ Tom visits Aug. 12

Canada’s patriotic troubadour, Stompin’ Tom Connors, is hitting the stage in Red Deer this summer, as part of a 13-city tour.

Canada’s patriotic troubadour, Stompin’ Tom Connors, is hitting the stage in Red Deer this summer, as part of a 13-city tour.

The singer/songwriter behind Bud the Spud, Sudbury Saturday Night, the Maritime Waltz and, of course, The Hockey Song will perform at the Centrium on Aug. 12.

Connors, who was born into poverty in New Brunswick, is now in the 46th year of an illustrious career.

He most recently earned a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Toronto Musician’s Union, in addition to The Order of Canada, the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, three honourary university doctorates — and his very own postage stamp.

The iconic country-style performer, known for stomping his heel on stage in time to the music, will be touring this summer from Thunder Bay, Ont., to Vancouver.

Tickets to his 8 p.m. concert are $60.75 or $65.75.

They go on sale today at Ticketmaster.