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Rock group 54-40 will headline Homestand '24 on September 7th

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This year's Homestand concert will take place on Saturday, September 7th at Ross Wells Park and will feature Canadian Music Hall of Fame rock group 54-40 as the evening's headliner alongside Doc Walker, Belle Plaine, Trick Ryder, The Steadies, and toque

This year's Homestand concert will take place on Saturday, September 7th at Ross Wells Park and will feature Canadian Music Hall of Fame rock group 54-40 as the evening's headliner.

Additionally, Doc Walker, Belle Plaine, Trick Ryder, The Steadies and Toque have been confirmed as the lineup for this year's Homestand '24 concert in support of youth mental health initiatives in the community.

The announcement was made on April 12 at The Mad Greek restaurant, where Jocelyn Froehlich and Laurie Kosior unveiled the official Homestand 2024 banner in front of media, sponsors and dignitaries, including Mayor Clive Tolley.

Special guests included Paige Gignac, representing title sponsor K+S Potash Canada, Prairie South School Division (PSSD) Director of Learning Amanda Olson, and Lois Saunders, Student Services Coordinator at Holy Trinity Catholic School Division (HTCSD) City Manager Maryse Carmichael, Leslie Campbell of Golden West Radio and representatives from River Street Promotions including James Murdock.

“Homestand '24 offers something for all music fans (including rock and roll, country, roots and soul”), announced Golden West Radio personality Rob Carnie.

“River Street Promotions is excited to attract world-class entertainment and bring rock hits spanning multiple decades to our stage – the Canadian Music Hall of Famers, the Canadian Songwriter Hall of Famers and our headliners, rock icons 54-40.

“This year the show will be opened by Moose Jaw’s legendary Trick Ryder,” he continued. “Completing the show and going back to where it all began (will be) Toque – featuring Cory Churko of Moose Jaw and his friends Todd Kerns, Brent Fitz and Shane Gaalaas.”

K+S Potash Canada has been announced as the title sponsor for Homestand '24.

“K+S has been a partner of Homestand since the festival’s inception and we are delighted to welcome this great company as title sponsor for the fourth year in a row,” said Carnie.

Paige Gignac is a Community Investment Specialist at K+S Potash Canada.

“K+S is truly proud to be part of Homestand 2024 for another year, supporting youth mental health initiatives and the Moose Jaw community,” she said.

“It's really important that K+S is a good neighbor and that we get involved in the community… Supporting health and wellbeing through our Youth+Us initiative is really important and Homestand combines a lot of great things – community, fun and Entertainment for everyone.”

Homestand's story began in 2020 during the pandemic, Carnie said.

“There was a certain amount of uncertainty in the world at that time. Looking back, it may be that we all suffered from a moral problem.

“Some of our citizens came up with an idea for an event that would be a reason for everyone to come together again and celebrate, enjoy great music in a unique setting, celebrate our great city while giving back to the community. ”

Since its inception, Homestand has featured names such as Matt Bates, Chilliwack, Night Horse, Barney Bentall and Jordyn Pollard.

Pollard will not be returning to Homestand '24, but she performed at the concert last year and was present for the recent announcement.

“I was asked to perform at Homestand last year and I was very grateful for the opportunity as mental health and youth are very important to me as I am also a psychology student in addition to being a musician,” she said.

“This is a great organization that has done so much for the community and I am very grateful to have been a part of such a monumental event.”

River Street Promotions is a volunteer, nonprofit organization that promotes local mental health initiatives through entertainment programming. All proceeds will be placed into a fund accessible to both PSSD and HTCSD to support projects that promote the mental health and well-being of young people.

To date, Homestand's proceeds have contributed more than $300,000 to this fund.

“This concert, which began as perhaps a one-off event, has now become a tradition … and an example of what citizens can do best when they work together for all of us,” Carnie said.

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 19 and can be purchased in person at the Moose Jaw Cultural Center box office or online at MooseJawCulture.ca.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact [email protected].