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Friday, August 17, 2012

September 2, 2012, Party Under the Dome!




September 2, 2012, Party Under the Dome!

Celebrate 100 years with special guests Paul Brandt, Big Sugar and Brett Kissel


Countdown to one of the biggest parties of the summer has begun! On September 2, celebrate the 100th birthday of Alberta's Legislature Building with a double feature, a 1912 Family Fair in the daytime and a Centennial Concert and fireworks spectacular in the evening.


Family Fair 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

History buffs take note! The day will begin with a re-enactment of the building's 1912 opening ceremony, performed by costumed actors on the Legislature's front steps. The long-awaited time capsule reveal will follow, along with architectural tours of the beloved landmark. Birthday cake will be served of course, as no party is complete without it!


The 1912-inspired fair features a penny carnival, magic shows, stilt walkers, antique cars, roving musicians and ATCO Gas's "He's Got the Pipes" centennial variety show. Local artists, including the Running Thunder Dancers, Gateway Quartet, Kayla Patrick, the Keister Family Fiddlers, the NEK Trio, Marie-Josée Ouimet Jazz Quartet will keep everyone entertained from the ATCO Centennial Stage throughout the afternoon.


Centennial Concert 7:00 p.m.

Sure to take the party up a notch or two, live on the ATCO Centennial Stage three of Alberta's best home-grown talents join the party!


Brett Kissel

Brett Kissel, a St. Paul native, is a country singer/songwriter who recently toured with George Canyon. Brett remains the youngest ever nominee for a Canadian Country Music Award, having been nominated for a Rising Star award in 2006.


Big Sugar

Big Sugar brings their explosive show to the Alberta Legislature Grounds with their larger-than-life-sized rock and reggae sound! Frontman and fellow Albertan Gordie Johnson returns to Edmonton following their 40-city nationwide tour in support of the latest cd Revolution Per Minute.


Paul Brandt

Calgary-born, internationally acclaimed country star and local favourite Paul Brandt will be the final act!  Paul recently headlined the Calgary Stampede and is the most awarded male Canadian country music artist in history.


A spectacular fireworks display launched from the Legislature grounds will be the evening's grand finale! This family-friendly, unlicensed concert will take place on the south lawn of the Legislature grounds.  Guests are encouraged to bring their own seating and parking is limited so transit is recommended.


The official centennial celebrations were launched June 18 with the unearthing of the 100-year-old time capsule from the cornerstone of the Alberta Legislature. More information on Party Under the Dome can be found