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It’s about live music and sharing it


Candace Webber interviews The Lil Smokies during their live performance for Stampede City Sessions.

It was in October of 2011 when Candace and Lorne Webber taped the pilot episode of Stampede City Sessions – a live music broadcast series they created and developed based on their love of live music and growing up watching the iconic Austin City Limits episodes on PBS.

Together with the help of an amazing team of broadcast professionals, volunteers, sponsors, friends and media partners, they have produced over 50 one-hour episodes taped at the beautiful Webber Academy Performing Arts Centre in Calgary. The 500-seat venue provides live music fans with intimate performances featuring local, national and international recording artists.

For the artists, the series provides a platform to play a full-length concert, while recording a one-hour music special that will air on KSPS Public Television (Spokane, Calgary, Edmonton PBS), East Tennessee PBS, WKNO Memphis PBS and WNED Buffalo/Toronto PBS. The four PBS stations provide a potential viewing audience of over four million households in the United States and Canada.

Episodes are also available to watch on demand by visiting the Stampede City Sessions website at

The website also provides information on upcoming live performances and broadcast tapings.