City Proclaims “Country Thunder Week” in Regina

Its the largest country music festival in the country, and it happens every year in a valley just outside of the city.

“Country Thunder” will be swinging its gates open this week for several days of country music and camping all under a huge prairie sky.

It has such an impact on the city, the Mayor and Council have proclaimed this week to be “Country Thunder Week” in Regina.

Regina Mayor Sandra Masters proclaiming “Country Thunder Week” in Regina. July 2024. Photo by A Dawson

“Regina’s love for Country Thunder is a testament to our community’s spirit and passion for music. For decades, this has been a festival that folks eagerly anticipate every year. The founders and main organizers, whose roots are from Regina, have created an event that not only draws some of the biggest names in country music but also brings together friends, families, and visitors from near and far,” said Mayor Sandra Masters, City of Regina. “This year’s lineup is nothing short of spectacular, promising unforgettable performances and shared moments that will make summer 2024 truly special.” 

The festival is a significant economic driver for Regina, spending approximately $3 million annually within the city and contributing to its economic health through increased hotel stays, restaurant visits, airport traffic, and shopping.

The festival has hosted major artists like Taylor Swift, George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Morgan Wallen, Nickelback, Luke Combs and more. This proclamation underscores Regina’s critical role in hosting Canada’s longest-running country music festival since 1983.

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