They will be partying until the wee hours of the morning this weekend at Fort Macleod Fish and Game Park.
Town council on July 23 voted to waive the noise by-law for the second annual Canadian Country Weekend.
Council agreed to allow the music to continue until 2 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 and Sunday, Aug. 5.
The recommendation to waive the noise by-law came out of council’s July 17 finance committee meeting.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Corb Lund and Doc Walker will headline the 2012 Canadian Country Weekend.
After a successful first year in 2011, organizers decided to return to Fort Macleod Fish and Game Park on the Heritage Day long weekend Aug. 3-5.
“We made a big splash in our first year, and this year is not going to be disappointing,” Oldman Entertainment Inc. general manager Broc Higginson said.
The 2012 Canadian Country Weekend gets under way at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 with an appearance by Terry Grant, former star of the popular TV series Mantracker.
Alyssa McQuaid takes the stage at 6 p.m. Aug. 3, followed at 7 p.m. by Aaron Pritchett.
There is an Oh Canada Presentation at 8:30 p.m., and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band takes the stage at 9 p.m.
The Brant Anderson Band gets things going at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, followed at 4:45 p.m. by Melissa Papp and the Naturals and at 5:30 p.m. by Livy Jeanne.
Ridley Bent takes the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday, followed at 8:30 p.m. by the Oh Canada Presentation.
Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans finish the Saturday program at 9 p.m.
The line-up on Sunday, Aug. 5 includes the band Hurtin’ at 3:30 p.m., followed at 5 p.m. by Trevor Panczak and Rough Stock.
Charlie Major takes the stage at 7 p.m., followed at 8:30 p.m. by the Oh Canada Presentation.
Doc Walker takes the stage at 9 p.m. to wrap up the 2012 Canadian Country Weekend.
Performing on the beer garden stage throughout the weekend are Maryia Soetaert, Robert Gosse, Leanna Santangelo,
Melissa Papp and the Naturals, Brant Anderson and Hurtin’.
There are displays by Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, The Fort — Museum of the North West Mounted Police and Remington Carriage Centre