The 3rd Annual Peter Burgener Memorial Charity Concert Barney Bentall & The Cariboo Express


Tickets starting at 
just $30!
Use code "Classroom"
 when purchasing.


Friday, November 3, 2017
Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal University

There’s over a decade’s worth of memories to celebrate for Barney Bentall & The Cariboo Express, the annual variety show that has become a favourite event in western Canada. It has built a tradition of warming the hearts of audiences of all ages and celebrating music and community by contributing to worthwhile causes and charities. Over a dozen Canadian musicians will grace The Cariboo Express stage, backed by The Gold Rush Allstars. Each song is performed by a different lead or collaboration − introduced with a unique and humorous monologue scripted by Bentall and co-host Matt Masters.

This year, Barney will be joined by Leeroy Stagger, Ridley Bent, Kendel Carson, Wendy Bird, Kirby Barber and Dustin Bentall, all conjuring up the spirits of the world’s greatest fiddle players and banjo pickers in a true old-style hootenanny. Since 2005, the show has offered fundraising opportunities to the communities it visits, and this year The Cariboo Express will celebrate passing the $1 MILLION mark of funds raised for western Canadian charities.  

Become a Sponsor

The concert is an annual tribute to the late Peter Burgener, one of Calgary’s most influential architects, community activist, philanthropist and avid country music fan. This premiere event experience will welcome up to 787 guests and sponsorship will come with many benefits, including exclusive access to attending Olympic and Paralympic athletes, some of whom will compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea; meeting the band; opportunity to entertain your friends and/or clients; and premium seating. 

VIP Ticket and Song Sponsor proceeds go to Classroom Champions to build strong communities by providing students with the skills for success. Classroom Sponsors proceeds will support a classroom in an underserved community in Canada. A portion of Song and Classroom sponsorships may be eligible for an income tax receipt.  We will be in touch with details.


Want know how you can become a sponsor?  

Download our Sponsorship Opportunities to learn more.

To purchase your VIP tickets, please visit Use VIP code "Classroom" when purchasing your ticket.


Select a Sponsorship Package from the drop-down menu below, or make a one-time donation! Did you know that the first $50,000 in revenue from this event will be matched 2:1?  Get involved now and triple your impact!

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Come out to see Barney Bentall & The Cariboo Express for a night of great music, storytelling and humour, and make an important difference to kids in our community!