Red Deer Entertainment Awards honouring best in local talent this weekend

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
January 9, 2019 - 2:38pm

The Red Deer Entertainment Awards will be handed out this weekend.

The third annual event honouring the best in live local entertainment goes Saturday starting at 7 p.m. at Bo’s Bar and Stage.

Show Co-organizer and local musician Jesse Roads joined Jason Foui on 106.7 THE DRIVE to preview this weekend’s event and showcase some of the nominees:

Online voting for this year’s awards wrapped up January 5 at

The nominees for this year’s Red Deer Entertainment Awards are:

Artist/Group of the Year
Kayla Williams
Devin Cooper
Wiklund vs Wiklund
Nathan Danser
Ryan Langlois

Singer/Songwriter of the Year
Melody Stang
Ryan Langlois
Devin Cooper
Thomas Hutlet
Nathan Danser
Ryan Carnduff
Randi Boulton

New Group/Artist of the Year
Young Howler
Byrdz Of Prey
The Rumours
Emily Vay

Comedian of the Year
Zachary Landry
Greg Plett
Bradley Laden

Cover Band of the Year
Slappy Pappy
Field Town Felons

Other awards being presented Saturday include:

Guest Of Honour – Heath West

Promoter Of The Year – Quan Diep

Venue Recognition Award – Bo’s Bar & Stage

Open Stage Award – The VAT PACK

Red Deer Arts Council Award – Red Deer Arts Council

Achievement Award – Nolan Nicoll / The Velvet Olive

Red Deer Scene Award – Carl Stretton

C.A.F.F. Award – C.A.F.F. (Central Alberta Film Festival)

Social Contribution Award – LV’s Vinyl Cafe / Lisa Spencer-Cook

Tickets for Saturday’s awards show are $20 each and can be purchased at Bo’s or through


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