Alberta Song ContestBuzz is stirring around the province as ATB Financial, Alberta Music, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Arts Touring Alliance, unveil the third annual Untapped Alberta Concert Series – a growing music showcase that brings homegrown heroes to all corners of the province. As an added bonus, CKUA will record and create a radio series from the six live Untapped Alberta concerts, helping to further showcase the amazing talent Alberta has to offer.


ATB Financial is thrilled once again to partner with Alberta Music, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta to present the third Untapped Alberta concert series,” said Peggy Garritty, ATB’s Senior Vice President, Communications & Corporate Responsibility. “Alberta has amazing musicians and it’s a great feeling to be able to help share that talent with audiences all across the province.

Untapped kicks off in Lloydminster (Mar. 30) before moving to Edmonton (Mar. 31), Beaverlodge (Apr. 14), Okotoks (Apr. 20), Canmore (Apr. 21) and Camrose (Apr. 28).

Artists showcased during the series include Edmonton rockers Tupelo Honey and Audio/Rocketry, country sweetheart Katie Mission, Folkfest faves Scenic Route to Alaska, Western Canadian Music Awards nominee James Murdoch, and Calgary folk favorite Leeroy Stagger.

We are looking forward to another successful year from Untapped Alberta,” said Kennedy Jenson, Alberta Music’s Executive Director. “With over 140 submissions from emerging artists across the province, we are excited to work together with our partners to provide performance opportunities for the remarkable talent the Alberta music industry has to offer.

Tickets for $10 on sale through, select record stores, ATB Financial branches, and participating venues. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to local community groups and charities.

Untapped Alberta 2012’s dates, venues, lineups, ticket information and charities:

Date: Friday, March 30
Venue: The Root: Community Emporium
Artists: Scenic Route to Alaska, Joe Nolan, Emm & Jay
Charity: Lloydminster Concert Series Association
Tickets: $10, available at and ATB Financial Lloydminster

Date: Saturday, March 31
Venue: The Pawn Shop
Artists: Tupelo Honey, Mars & Venus, The Lions
Charity: TBD
Tickets: $10, available at and Blackbyrd Myoozik

Date: Saturday, April 14
Venue: Beaverlodge Community Centre
Artists: Katie Mission, The Command Sisters, Jamie Arsenault
Charity: Beaverlodge/West County Pool
Tickets: $10, available at ATB Financial Beaverlodge, and Town of Beaverlodge

Date: Friday, April 20
Venue: Rotary Performing Arts Centre
Artists: James Murdoch, Jimmy Whiffen, Amy Thiessan
Charity: TBD
Tickets: $10, available at and ATB Financial Okotoks

Date: Saturday, April 21
Venue: Communitea Cafe
Artists: Leeroy Stagger, Seth Anderson, Jeff Stuart
Charity: Canmore Folk Music Festival
Tickets: $10, available at and Communitea Café

Date: Saturday, April 28
Venue: Scalliwags
Artists: Audio/Rocketry, Punch Drunk Cabaret, Jesse Dee & Jacquie B
Charity: Rose City Roots Music Society
Tickets: $10, available at and ATB Financial Camrose

See more by reading Sandra Sperounes’ March 13, 2012 article in the Edmonton Journal.