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01 Feb 2024

Wild Oats and Notes Headliners 2024!


Hey Folks! 

We’re excited to announce the headliners joining us for the 2024 Wild Oats and Notes Festival! 

Russell DeCarle, John Wort Hannam, Jack de Keyser, Mocking Shadows, Shaela Miller, Weber Brothers, Ridley Bent, David James and Big River, Bill Durst, Paris Pick and the Pricks, Lucas Chaisson, Amy Bishop, and Leo Martinez! 

AND… it’s no joke – tickets will be going on SALE April 1st. 

That’s all for now! We’ll be rolling out some more info as the fest draws near! 

 Mark your calendars – June 28th – 30th!

11 Dec 2023

We’re Coming Back!!!!

Hey Folks! 

We are Coming Back! 

Mark your calendars for Wild Oats and Notes 2024 – June 28th – 30th! 

Stay tuned for more info on tickets and line-up as we inch towards another amazing Alberta Summer in 2024!


07 Dec 2023

The Battle River School Division Recognizes the Wild Oats and Notes Music Society’s contribution to Student Success.

Hey Folks! We’re excited to announce that the Wild Oats and Notes Music Festival has received the “Friends of Battle River Award,” from the Battle River School Division. 

The “Friends of Battle River Award” was established to acknowledge individuals or organisations that have made exceptional contributions to the success of students in BRSD Schools. 

Wild Oats and Notes Music Festival founder, Brian Schultz, along with Board Member Carmen Wuensch, were honoured for their contributions and support of music programs at Tofield School. 

Music in Tofield Lives on.  

13 Feb 2023

Dead Ends Live is Back!

Hey Everyone!

Passing along some info from our friend’s at Dead Ends Live! A great weekend of live music!



 The Dead Ends Live Weekend Church Pass is a must for fans of acoustic music and instrumental magic that draws on any number of influences and genres. Six sets of music from Friday night through Saturday night, including two matinee / workshop performances. From a headline solo performance from John Kadlecik who founded Dark Star Orchestra and worked extensively with Bob Weir & Phil Lesh, and the bluegrass sounds of Chris & Sally Jones to an all-star Fiddle Forum, plus a full set of the Garcia Songbook from David Gans & Joe Craven and a Roots of the Grateful Dead workshop, the mastery of the participating artists and the brilliant acoustics of MacDougall make for a winning combination.



 The inaugural Dead Ends Live weekend allowed fans of both electric and acoustic music to saunter back and forth between MacDougall Church and the Chateau Lacombe Ballroom with ease as they two venues are situated side by side on 101 street and Bellamy Drive.

Enjoy the stunning acoustics in MacDougall for one show and then dance your butt off to the sounds of The McGowans, Mbira Renaissance, and all-star blues, Dead and roots jams with our house band as led by Dave Babcock, with our headliners David Gans, John Kadlecik, MonkeyJunk’s Tony D and other fine players.



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08 Jun 2022

It’s Almost Time!

Howdy Friends! 

It’s time to start getting excited as the 2022 Wild Oats and Notes Festival draws near! 


Our Complete line up includes:

Big River, Amy Bishop, Raygun Cowboys, Bill Durst, Maddie Storvold, Mariel Buckley, Hearts, Cousin Harley, Dave Babcock & The Nightkeepers, Eva Kabande, Peter and the Wolves, Scenic Route to Alaska, BB & The Backsliders, John Hewitt, Abby Kropielnicki, Leigh Friesen, Kaeley Jade, Danielle Dayton, David Jay “The Spaniard,” Benjamin Williams, Shady Mavis, Picture the Ocean, Leo Martinez, Jim and Penny Malmberg! 

Looks pretty good, if you like music! 


Buy your tickets in advance and save! 

Advanced Tickets are still selling through the website until June 29th! So get em in advance and SAVE!

Tickets will be available onsite from the at the gate starting on the 30th – but you’ll pay gate prices…



We need Volunteers!

We’re still slim on a few volunteer positions. If you’re looking for a great way to enjoy the festival and help it run smoothly we sure could use your assistance! Send an email over to if you’re interested in lending a hand. 


Free Shuttle: 

There will be a free shuttle operating between the Farm and the Tofield Hotel on Friday, July 1st, and Saturday, July 2nd. 

The Shuttle will leave the Tofield Hotel at:

12 Noon / 3:00pm / 6:00pm and 10:00pm. 


The Shuttle will leave from the Farm at:

2:45pm / 5:45pm / 9:45pm  / 10:45pm and 1:00am. 


That’s it for now! We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the Farm!


Brian and the Wild Oats and Notes Team. 


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