Each evening, the Calgary Stampede comes alive with the TransAlta Grandstand Show and this year, the show has a new creative producer: Emmy award-winning Dave Pierce, who will take the entertainment in a whole new direction.

“Barnburner” will celebrate the heritage and stories of chuckwagon racing by inviting the audience to come home to the excitement and celebration of a distinctly western party.

After the final heat of the GMC Rangeland Derby, legendary chuckwagon driver Tom Glass will take the party from the barns to the stage of the grandstand.

The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede will be joined on stage by an international cast who will bring the stage to life through musical performances, extreme acrobatics and urban, stomp and freestyle dance.