Elliot Lake council has approved a budget to bring in two Canadian country stars for the city’s Uranium Heritage Days celebration.
Council approved an agreement with Ottawa-based Glove Box Entertainment for Jess Moskaluke and George Canyon for the street dance on the Canada Day weekend.
The joint fee is $55,000 and with contingencies comes in at around $62,500.
The outdoor event will be staged in the Centennial Arena parking lot.
Moskaluke, a Saskatchewan-born international country star is the first Canadian female country artist since Shania Twain to achieve CRIA Platinum single status with the hit Cheap Wine and Cigarettes.
She has also earned CRIA Gold certifications for Take Me Home, Kiss Me Quiet and a nod for her feature on Paul Brandt’s I’m An Open Road, and is the 2017 JUNO winner for ‘Country Album of the Year’ and the 2018 CCMA Award winner for ‘Album of the Year’.
Canyon is one of Canada’s country stars winning Juno’s, CMMA and ECMA awards while recording 12 albums during his career.
He is also an inductee in the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame and recently was certified platinum for his debut album One Good Friend.
Tickets prices have yet to be set but will likely fall around $40 to $50 each.
The city will release ticket and other information on the website once the contracts are finalized.