Find your way to 3 days of live music at the 3rd Annual Badlands Boogie Festival where you can not only camp out under the stars but help save the East Coulee Truss Bridge. The bridge is the last remaining wooden Howe Truss train, vehicle and pedestrian bridge in Western Canada. National Trust for Canada has named this bridge as number 3 on their list of the top 10 heritage sites in danger of being lost. This Drumheller bridge has a proud and rich history and provides a strong connection to Alberta’s past.

 East Coulee Truss Bridge.

Previous Badlands Boogie Acts.

Picture Coulee is a world treasurer and is one of the most beautiful badland landscapes located in the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Drumheller. The site where the Badlands Boogie takes place offers incredible ravines, amazing hoodoos, historical hiking trails, and spectacular photography landscapes. This historic 7,000 acre, 100 plus year old fifth generation ranch, owned by John Barry and his family have generously donated their beautiful property for this worthy event. This year will be by donation and the Graham’s hope to see many people on the land having fun! I’m Here With will be running the photos from the event in our next issue!

John Berry Graham, Actor, Ranch Owner and Locations Manager.

Last year the late Allan Stickel Emceed the Badlands Boogie event. This year’s Badlands Boogie is being Dedicated to him and his family.

Some of the Daily Headline Acts include the Lori Kole Band,Craig Moreau Band, Joey Pringle, and Blues Legend Sonny Rhodes. Performances start – Friday 6pm to Midnight, Sat./Sun 2 pm to Midnight .

The stars of the 3rd Badland Boogie Festival, are our homegrown talent each with their own special style and brand of original music. These performers are much more than musicians, they are minstrels singing stories from the road inspired by true events and experiences.

Friday Sept 1, 6 pm – Lori Kole Band – Country Music Recording Starhttps://www.facebook.com/lorikole/#

Saturday Sept 2nd, 2 pm- Craig Moreau Band – Americana Country Alternative


Joey Pringle Metis Singer Song Writer plays Saturday Sept 2nd.

Sonny Rhodes plays Sunday Sept 3rd!

Closing the Festival is Legend Sonny Rhodes, who is an American blues singer and lap steel guitar player. He has recorded over two hundred songs. He loves Alberta and plays m,any shows up here in the summer time.

Friday Night
Alternative Rockers “Mindseed”
Pop Rock Singer Songwriter “Cathie Brown”
Country Singer “Maddie Lee”
Rock Folk Punk Band “Aces”
Alt Folk Rock Band “North Sound”
Alternative “River Valley Johnson & Keystone Jackson”
Folk Rocker “Jake Buckley”

Free Admission and Camping All Weekend
“Donate What You Can” at the Festival to support the Save the East Coulee Truss Bridge Fund.

Picture Fans

100% of Music Festival Ticket sales are held in trust by our law firm Hemming And Associates of Strathmore.  100% of Festival Pass sales are being donated to the fund to save and restore the East Coulee Truss Bridge.


Camping is on the festival site and located on top of the rolling prairie at the edge of Picture Coulee, the music Festival site, with unmatched views of the ravines, hoodoos and coulees. You can take advantage of beautiful scenery and photography landscapes and enjoy a view like no other place on earth. Many times a day the wild horses gallop by the site, a breathtaking experience.

At midnight each evening join us on the festival site for our legendary Gypsy Campfire and sing along with various festival artists playing and singing around the fire.

Camping Entry opens at Noon Thursday, August 31st

Camping Closes at 6 pm Monday, September 4th

Wrist bands for the appropriate ticket will be issued on entry

Camping sites are not designated and are on a first come basis

Campfires are allowed throughout the camping area in fire pits only (bring your own fire pit and wood)

The Festival is PET FRIENDLY, however, your pet must be well behaved, crowd friendly and kept under control at all times. Festival Organizers reserve the right to evict any attendees with pets that are not well behaved at the discretion of the organizers.

Camping quiet time is 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. each night, no excessive noise or running generators in the camping area during quiet time. Festival Organizers reserve the right to evict individuals or groups who violate quiet time rules.


Rustic Camping is in a vast open area that accommodates Tenting, Trailers and RV’s

Porta-potties, wash stations and garbage disposal bins are provided on site

Fresh water available on site at no charge

Campfires are allowed throughout the camping area, but only in above ground fire pits (bring your own firewood and fire pit), and propane fire pits

Picnic Tables available for shared camping use

Food Trucks on site

Please Register; for free

Photography by Graham Twomey. 




From Drumheller drive East on Highway #10 The HooDoo Trail to just past East Coulee and then turn right, West to cross the East Coulee bridge to the Atlas Coal Mine

Follow the Festival Signs from The Atlas Coal Mine to the Festival Site (approximately 10 minutes).