The Pageant Metropolis has misplaced one in every of its mainstays, as Interstellar Rodeo founder Six Shooter Information introduced Tuesday that the beloved music pageant has ceased operations after eight years.
An announcement launched on the Interstellar Rodeo web site famous “From 2012-2019, Interstellar Rodeo introduced a dizzying vary of sound and tales, all united beneath the sails by a typical thread of inventive excellence. From Beck to Rhiannon Giddens, Wilco to Whitehorse, Tanya Tagaq to St. Vincent to Sharon Van Etten to Sheila E., Interstellar Rodeo’s dedication to showcasing musical greatness in all its many varieties created an expertise that instantly struck a chord with followers, notably for the pageant’s factor of discovery.”
The information comes on the heels of Astral Harvest ceasing operations, whereas the Up + Downtown Music Pageant and Sonic Growth have not too long ago decreased their dimension and scope, reflecting the difficulties pageant organizers expertise of their efforts to maintain the music going.
“There are various contributing components, however primarily the primary driver of this resolution was that we now have three enterprise — a file label, administration firm and pageant,” mentioned Shauna de Cartier, founding father of Six Shooter Information and one of many driving forces behind Interstellar Rodeo. “The pageant, as a lot as we like it, takes focus away from the opposite facets of the enterprise which are thriving. It was a enterprise resolution based mostly on the place to use your sources and your time. If the opposite enterprise weren’t doing so properly it might have been a unique resolution.”
She famous that whereas managing Edmonton folk-rock band Captain Tractor, a present on the Heritage Amphitheatre in 1999 impressed her to create an occasion on the web site as “a group of all my family members in Edmonton.”
“Interstellar Rodeo meant all the things to me personally,” mentioned de Cartier. “It’s partly how I outline myself, and that happened as a result of I had a lot involvement from my household. After I began the pageant, at Christmas the 12 months earlier than I informed them ‘I want your assist.’ My sister did backstage, my brother labored the bar, I had lots of shut members of the family concerned. Total, I’m pleased with all of the workforce leaders and volunteers, the sense of neighborhood that we constructed and that we had been in a position to instil our core values within the pageant.”
The total assertion may be discovered under.
Thanks for 11 nice festivals
Created by music followers and for music followers, Interstellar Rodeo was a one-of-a-kind pageant constructed from scratch in Winnipeg and Edmonton. Pageant founders, Six Shooter Information homeowners and artist managers Shauna de Cartier and Helen Britton, dreamed large and drilled down into the tiniest particulars to design an expertise worthy of each artists and audiences. The mission: to supply a premium, relaxed, respectful and enjoyable expertise from begin to end. Additionally, the wine wanted to be good.
From 2012-2019, Interstellar Rodeo introduced a dizzying vary of sound and tales, all united beneath the sails by a typical thread of inventive excellence. From Beck to Rhiannon Giddens, Wilco to Whitehorse, Tanya Tagaq to St. Vincent to Sharon Van Etten to Sheila E., Interstellar Rodeo’s dedication to showcasing musical greatness in all its many varieties created an expertise that instantly struck a chord with followers, notably for the pageant’s factor of discovery. Interstellar Rodeo introduced dozens of artists to each locales for the primary time, a promoting level for adventurous and appreciative music lovers. Interstellar was proud to current artists resembling Alabama Shakes, St. Paul & the Damaged Bones, Margo Value, Courtney Barnett, Father John Misty, Adia Victoria, and Fragrance Genius for his or her Edmonton or Winnipeg debuts.
From the primary version in 2012, Interstellar Rodeo’s lineup was constructed on parity and consultant of many voices and communities. Interstellar turned a mannequin of art-forward, inclusive programming. With the introduction of facet levels to showcase neighborhood dance teams and spoken phrase artists to a powerful contingent of artists from northern territories together with Yukon and Nunavut, Interstellar Rodeo welcomed and celebrated artists from everywhere in the nation and everywhere in the world. This method to music curation in Interstellar Rodeo’s tradition and mandate embodied the core values of Six Shooter’s spirit and ethos. An emphasis on high quality of expertise drove Interstellar’s philosophy from prime to backside. On the bottom, Interstellar Rodeo’s Right here To Assist workforce and Code of Care put its mission to create a welcoming and constructive surroundings into motion. As its roots grew deeper, Interstellar Rodeo shone the highlight on neighborhood creators and activists by way of programming and outreach.
Alongside the way in which, the pageant workforce realized many classes, made many buddies, and in the end created a neighborhood of individuals dedicated to constructing the pageant collectively. Interstellar Rodeo proudly and fiercely embraced the challenges, roadblocks and surprises that got here alongside the way in which, a mirrored image of the grit, dedication and enthusiasm of its producers. From Corb Lund Day, by metropolis decree, to opening Interstellar Rodeo 2019 with Jesse Jamz and the Flams, a hometown artist who was rained out the 12 months earlier than, Interstellar Rodeo did all the things it may to verify everybody – from headliners to model new performers, from those that by no means missed a 12 months to those that got here to see only one artist – felt valued.
No Interstellar Rodeo was like the opposite, however all Interstellar Rodeos had been this stuff.
Thanks to our volunteers, our sponsors, supporters and companions, our households, the artists, their brokers and managers, and most of all, the followers in Edmonton and Winnipeg for making this a really memorable expertise each time.