Dauphin Countryfest is an annual gathering of drunken uneducated idiots who can’t wait to get their next Toby Keith fix. It’s really a side of humanity that you don’t need to see to understand – it’s better left at a distance. Somehow, however, they do manage to book a few really cool acts each year.
This year’s Dauphin lineup includes: The Sheepdogs, Joshua Cockerill, The Warped 45s, The Heartbroken, and legendary Texan Joe Ely. Of course, the shenanigans are probably sold out (the drunken, uneducated, obnoxious contingent in that part of the world is large), so it doesn’t much matter, but we hear that a couple of the good ones may play the StuDome on July 3. (The Sunset Saloon is looking at booking Joe Ely for a Wednesday night show just to get back at ol’ Stu. Don’t hold your breath.)
Check out the details at the Countryfest site: http://countryfest.ca/index.php