The Ultimate Summer Bucket List

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Summer Sounds FM is all about fun, friends, and unforgettable experiences. This list of adventures and activities is guaranteed to make this summer a memorable one. Can you cross them all off?

CAPTURE THE MOMENT

  • Whether it’s a smartphone-selfie or a Polaroid picture, photographs are the best way to make a memory last forever.

MAKE AN EPIC PLAYLIST

  • What would summer be without an awesome soundtrack? Curate your favourites, or give one of our playlists a listen here.

TRY A NEW FOOD

  • Take your taste buds on an adventure and try something new! The Square at Summer Sounds FM will have plenty of unique food truck eats to choose from.

DANCE LIKE NOBODY’S WATCHING

  • Summer Sounds FM will provide the dance floor, bring your best moves!

start A WATER FIGHT

  • Fill up your water balloons for a backyard battle! There’s no better way to keep cool in the mid-summer heat.

GO STARGAZING

  • Dark northern skies provide the perfect backdrop for observing the most spectacular stars. You might catch some pretty big stars on the Summer Sounds FM stage too.

HAVE A STAY-CATION

  • Become a tourist in your hometown. Visit local landmarks, cool new eateries, and keep an eye out for community events.

HOST A BARBECUE

  • After an open-air feast, you won’t have to travel far to take in all of the entertainment at Summer Sounds FM.

attend AN OUTDOOR CONCERT

  • Make the most of long, hot summer days. Round up your friends and grab some tickets before they’re gone!

WHAT’S ON YOUR SUMMER BUCKET LIST?

Summer Sounds FM 2019: Grounds Guide

Fort McMurray’s Summer Concert Series is underway! While we all love music, the party wouldn’t be complete without fun, food and games. Use this guide to navigate the concert venue and map out your show day experience.

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PARKING

  • The Island will be jam packed with concert goers! Please consider using public transit, taking a taxi or carpooling. Secure your spot, parking passes are available here.

THE GATE

  • Doors at Shell Place’s West Entrance will open at 6:30 p.m. and each attendee will be subject to a bag check. Suite Holders will enter through Shell Place’s East Entrance. Take a look at our list of prohibited items to ensure a smooth admission into the event.

INFORMATION

  • Upon entrance, you’ll be greeted by our team, prepared to provide directions and answer questions. You might even snag some SSFM swag!

CONCESSION

  • If you need to grab a bite on the go, head over to the concession stands, located on the main concourse and in the field.*

DRINKS

  • Bars will be located on the field, on the main concourse, and in The Square at Summer Sounds FM, serving up 20oz draft beer, coolers, liquor, and water.

THE SQUARE AT SUMMER SOUNDS FM

  • New this year! We’ve created the ultimate hangout for Summer Sounds fans. Complete with food, drinks and games, there’ll be no shortage of fun here. Here’s what you’ll find in the Square:

ARTIST MERCHANDISE

  • Grab your gear and show your support!

FOOD TRUCKS

  • Showcasing local favorites, our food truck line-up will feed your cravings, sweet or savory. Including the Island’s very own MI Express, Sunkissed Frosty Treats, Summer Sweets, Hoy Pinoy, Jomaa’s, Second Cup and Prime.

ACTIVATIONS

  • Here’s your photo-op! The Square will be home to a number of instagrammable attractions. Our friends at 100.5 Cruz FM will be around playing games! Come join the fun! Be sure to enter United Way’s 50/50 draw on your way out.

ADDITIONAL CONVENIENCES

  • The Square will offer access to a beverage bar, ATM’s, washrooms, and picnic table seating.


*PLEASE NOTE:

Every attendee will have access to The Square at Summer Sounds FM, however, field ticket holders will not be allowed into the main concourse, just as seat ticket holders will not have field access.

 

 

A Carrie Underwood Guide to Fort McMurray

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Summer Sounds FM is pleased to kick off the concert series with seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner, Carrie Underwood, live at Shell Place. Make the most of show day with this guide to some of Fort McMurray’s best local offerings.

Carrie Underwood

with Special Guests Maddie & Tae and Runaway June

Thursday, May 30th, 7:00 p.m.

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10:00 a.m. – ‘Before He Eats’ at Mitchell’s Cafe

Fuel your day with breakfast at Mitchell’s Café, a crowd favourite. From their unique daily specials to fresh-from-the-oven baked goods, there’s something for everyone. Don’t forget to grab a loaf of their famous Sunshine Bread on your way out!

 

12:00 p.m. – There’s ‘Something in the Water’ at the Snye

Take your coffee to go and enjoy it along the river at Snye Point Park. If you’re feeling up to it, gather some friends and start up a game of beach volleyball.

 

2:00 p.m. – Be ‘Blown Away’ by Local Brews at Wood Buffalo Brewing Co.

Get a taste of Fort McMurray with a crisp and refreshing pint from Wood Buffalo Brewing Co. You can’t go wrong with their Lift Kit Lager, but if you can’t decide, ask for a flight and sample!

 

4:30 p.m. – Take a ‘Smoke Break’ at Prime Social Kitchen

Feed your appetite at Prime Social Kitchen with aromatic Roasted Prime Rib or opt for some lighter fare with a Blackened Salmon Salad. Either way, you won’t want to miss out on this one-of-a-kind dining experience.

 

7:00 p.m. – Show Time!

Throw on your cowboy boots and head over to SMS Equipment Stadium at Shell Place! With food trucks, activations, and two amazing opening acts, there’s plenty of fun for the whole family.

 

11:00 p.m. – ‘Play On’ at East Village Pub + Eatery

Get the after-party started at this go-to neighbourhood pub. East Village’s lively atmosphere, hit-filled playlist, and daily drink specials will keep you dancing all night long. If you need a place to rest after exploring Fort McMurray, check out our accommodation page.

 

We hope to ‘See You Again’ as Summer Sounds FM returns with Nickelback on July 6th, and Bryan Adams on July 13th.