The stage opening where the artists perform is 80’ X 60’. Overall, with the side wings and scrims, the dimensions are 240’ x 60’. The festival stage used for the festivals in Camrose, Alberta is considered one of the best in North America.
Total number of reserved seats : 5578 Total number of VIP and corporate seats : 1200
Yes, still pictures are allowed to be taken in the concert bowl. All camera must adhere to the BVJ photo policy as described in our information brochure.
There are eight people who work year round on the festival as well as other events produced by Panhandle Productions Ltd.
One must take into consideration that all the amenities of the City of Camrose have to be duplicated on site. That means that there has to be communications, ambulance, fire, water, sewer, transportation, police services, food, garbage pickup etc. To accomplish that the number of people employed during the event are in the neighbourhood of 4000.
Yes, in almost 20 years an excess of 5 million dollars has been paid to non-profit groups that help with the festival.
Chairs will be allowed to be placed in the mainstage concertbowl for the first time on the friday morning at approximatly 9:00 AM. Once the show has completed for the night, chairs must be removed for clean up. If time allows chairs will be allowed to be placed back in the concert bowl after the evening cleanup for a short period of time until the mainstage concert bowl gates close. The next opportunity to place chairs in the concert bowl will be at approximately 9:00 AM the following day. A person may only place a maximum of two chairs.
Besides some of the best main stage entertainment in Canada there is much more that goes on at our festivals. There are trade shows, a family stage, a variety of concessions, bull riding, street performers, songwriters workshops, Sunday gospel, an onsite pub, beer gardens stage and much more. (Double check the event program for a complete listing) Event programs are available at the information booth located in the concession area on the Main Street of the event site and processing lanes as you enter the campground areas.
During the rest of the year there are many contracts and agreements to go over for the next year. These range from the contracts for garbage pick up to artist selection. It is a big misconception that the only work that takes place is during the events. With a large festivals such as Big Valley Jamboree and other events throughout the year, the planning takes a full year to complete.
Our ticketing department also works year round processing ticket orders, and putting together ticket packages that include your stickers, wristbands, and other pertinent information.
Camrose Alberta , is located 50 minutes south-east of the City of Edmonton, and just east of the junction of Hwy 21 and Hwy 13.
There is a common misconception with the events and that is that the festival uses mostly volunteers. The festival contracts non-profit organizations for a fee to run a particular component of the festival. (i.e. garbage pick up, recycling, etc). In turn the non-profit organizations secure their own volunteers to aid in the project. For example the Camrose Regional Exhibition operates all gaming venues on site. They used the combined effort of nearly 700 of their volunteers to assist with 50/50, nevada tickets, and the casino.
The festival utilizes 423 acres. Approximately 30 acres is used for the event with the balance used for processing lanes, day parking, and camping.