With the Labour Day games now in the books, focus shifts towards the CFL playoff races, as teams try to position themselves for a run at a 2009 Grey Cup Championship.
Festivities for Canadian football's biggest celebration are now just under three months away and on Tuesday, details of the musical line up were released.
Scotiabank Gala Concert - Saddledome - Saturday, November 28
The Scotiabank Gala Concert will feature a cross section of award winning Canadian artists from coast to coast leading a celebration of Canadian football. Sophie Milman, The Canadian Tenors, Divine Brown, and George Canyon will take the stage before Great Big Sea headline the final bill of the concert.
Molson Canadian Quick Six Saloon - Telus Convention Centre - November 27 to 29
The headquarters for Calgary's Party. The Molson Canadian Quick Six Saloon features some of Canada's most recognizable and up-and-coming musical talents. Friday, November 27th, Econoline Crush and 54-40 will take the stage. Saturday, November 28th, Aaron Pritchett, Alberta's Gord Bamford and One More Girl will perform.
Gibson's Finest CFL Player Awards - Telus Convention Centre - November 26
The Gibson's Finest CFL Player Awards will occur on Thursday, November 26th whereby awards will be presented to players and management who through on field performance excellence and off field community achievements best represent the Canadian Football League.
"As a music fan I couldn't be happier with the line up chosen for this year's festival entertainment," said Greg Albrecht, President of the 2009 Grey Cup Festival. "With the calibre and cross section of musical talent just announced, we will have something for everyone in November, and it will truly be Canada's Game and Calgary's party!"
2009 Grey Cup Festival Schedule of Events
November 26th Grey Cup Festival Kick Off
November 26th Gibsons Finest CFL Player Awards Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
November 27th 28th ENMAX Street Festival Stephen Avenue Mall (8th Ave)
November 27th 28th Olympic Plaza Family Fan Fest Olympic Plaza
November 27th 28th SCOTIABANK CFL Experience Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
November 27th 28th ENMAX Illuminate Calgary Stephen Avenue Mall (8th Ave)
November 27th 29th MOLSON CANADIAN Quick Six Saloon Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
November 28th CANADA SAFEWAY Grey Cup Festival Parade Downtown Calgary- 9th Ave
November 28th SCOTIABANK Grey Cup Gala & Concert Saddledome
November 29th McMahon Stadium Pre-Game Party McMahon Stadium
November 29th 97th Grey Cup Championship McMahon Stadium