Lacombe a finalist to host ‘One Horse Town’ country music event

Lacombe has been named one of two Canadian cities that are eligible to host the legendary One Horse Town country music event

Lacombe has been named one of two Canadian cities that are eligible to host the legendary One Horse Town country music event, presented by Coors Banquet.

The concert would bring country music stars Tim Hicks and The Road Hammers to the City in September. Votes are needed to secure Lacombe as the final selection and are submitted online at

Thousands of cities were submitted for review and only two have been chosen as finalists – Lacombe and Shelburne, Ontario.

“We should be honoured that we are one of two finalists across Canada. It’s very exciting and I think the fact that people are taking interest in the City as a venue is a good reflection of what Lacombe has to offer,” said Guy Lapointe, community and economic development manager with the City of Lacombe.

Voting started Aug. 3rd and will run until Aug. 17th, with a finalist announced on Aug. 24th.

“I think it was ultimately the people that they talked to that gave the selection committee the feeling that Lacombe is nice, approachable, friendly and warm.  As well, there was a tour through the historic downtown and I think we really sold them on the venue side of things. I believe it was the hospitality and the look and feel of our community that sold them on Lacombe.”

Votes are registered by email address meaning that a person can vote once a day with each individual email address they have.

Shelburne is located in the Greater Toronto area, meaning there is the potential for a lot of votes to be cast, so LaPointe said he hopes people can recruit other communities to help Lacombe out.

“Shelburne is a bit smaller than us, but they are north of Toronto and that area so it’s important that we get people to vote. If they can get Toronto and all those close places voting it’s a pretty big population of votes. We’d like to reach out to Calgary and Edmonton to try and get some help supporting us.”

Central Alberta is known for its appreciation of country music and Lacombe is the home of country music star Gord Bamford. Lapointe said he hopes these factors, as well as the hospitality and visual beauty of the City, grants Lacombe the chance to host the event.

“Vote, vote, vote! You can vote multiple times if you have multiple email addresses, but it is one vote per day, per email address. Get the word out, share the information with your friends. It’s not everyday we get an opportunity to host something like this.”

Votes must be cast before Aug. 17th.





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