There was honking instead of cheering when Lacombe’s country music singer Gord Bamford performed in front of an audience at Red Deer’s Westerner Park on Canada Day. Bamford started the five-show Drive In for Mental Health concert series in Red Deer, where attendees were able to sit in their cars and watch the artist perform. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff

Gord Bamford performs at Lacombe Regional Airport

Tickets for the Drive-in and Fly-in Concert went on sale Sept. 16

Lacombe’s own Gord Bamford will perform at the Lacombe Regional Airport for the Drive-in and Fly-in Concert on Sept. 26.

The concert is being hosted by the City of Lacombe and Vesta Energy and is a COVID-friendly event.

There are 175 tickets available and they are being sold by the car or planeload starting at $75 per vehicle. Proceeds from the tickets will go towards the Gord Bamford Foundation.

On their website, the foundation states they “provide funds for initiatives that include or involve music, education, health care, sports and multi-use facilities that benefit youth across Canada.”

In a press release, the City of Lacombe said the foundation has funded approximately $400,000 worth of community initiatives within the region.

The city is providing the venue for the concert and $5,000 in sponsorship funding.

In the release, the city said the concert will offer economic benefits for local businesses and has the added attraction of taking place during the annual Culture and Harvest Festival.

In a recent twitter statement, Bamford said the concert in Lacombe might be one of his last drive-ins. He also encouraged those with vehicles besides cars and planes to come out as well.

“If you have a truck, bring your lawn chairs, sit in the back of your trucks and enjoy some great country music,” he said.

Aircraft will be able to fly in for the concert, but organizers are asking that no fly-bys take place during Bamford’s set.

gord bamford

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

"We are looking seriously at the spread and determining what our next steps should be," says Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, as the daily number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb.
427 new COVID cases is highest in Alberta ever

Central zone has 126 active cases of COVID-19

(Stock image)
Virtual mental health network now available to Albertans

Platform offers safe, anonymous, peer-to-peer supports with a global community

Karin Phibbs
Karin Phibbs has landed Stettler’s Female Citizen of the Year award

Phibbs has shown a dedicated commitment to sharing her skills and time within a number of causes over the years

Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw updates media on the Covid-19 situation in Edmonton on Friday March 20, 2020. nbsp;Alberta is reporting it's highest daily number of COVID-19 cases, with 364 new infections. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta confirmed 323 COVID-19 cases Tuesday

Central zone active cases at 145

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney arrives for an announcement at a news conference in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.	Kenney is isolating at home after one of his ministers tested positive for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Alberta premier tests negative for COVID-19 but will isolate for a week

Kenney said he will isolate until Oct. 29 and, in the meantime, work from home

JJ Collett Natural Area Foundation held its AGM on Oct. 19 at the Ponoka Legion. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
De-listing Alberta parks creates ‘risk’ for coal mining: CPAWS

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society speaks at JJ Collett AGM

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Temporary COVID-19 testing sites coming to Wetaskiwin and Ponoka

The Wetaskiwin location will open Oct. 23, 2020 and the Ponoka location will open Oct. 29.

ACC President and CEO Ken Kobly spoke to Ponoka Chamber of Commerce members over Zoom on Oct. 20. (Image: screenshot)
Alberta chambers are ‘411’ to members, government: ACC president

Changes to government supports, second wave and snap election

Smartphone showing various applications to social media services and Google. (Pixabay photo)
National media calling for level playing field with Google, Facebook

In Canada, Google and Facebook control 80 per cent of all online advertising revenues

RCMP. (Black Press File Photo)
Calgary man dies in two-vehicle collision near Sylvan Lake

A semi truck collided with a SUV just east of Hwy. 781 on Hwy 11.

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
British Columbia man dies during ski trip near glacier west of Calgary

Kananaskis Public Safety and Alpine Helicopters responded around 2:30 p.m.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, following a week-long break for the House of Commons. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
One crisis after another for Trudeau since last federal election one year ago

It has been a year of unprecedented calamity and crisis

Most Read