One of Calgary’s biggest outdoor concerts is moving to a new venue.
On Tuesday, it was announced the Stampede Roundup will no longer be held at Fort Calgary.
The new site will be unveiled in the coming months.
Organizers say they need a venue that can host major events, rain or shine.
“With the cancellation of two large-scale events at this location in the past two years, the site no longer provides the infrastructure or site conditions necessary to pull off large scale events in poor weather conditions,” Executive producer Caitlin Boyle said in a news release.
“The safety, security and event experience for our event attendees is our top priority and we are very excited to start a new chapter at a new location.”
Boyle said in a Tuesday news release, that ongoing development in the East Village has also brought “increased sensitivities to running events of this scale in the area.”
Since 2007, the Stampede Roundup has raised over $2 million for local charities including the Rotary Flames House, Boys and Girls Club of Calgary and the Calgary Public Library.
This year’s concert is scheduled for July 12.