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Metis Crossing , 17339 Victoria Trail, Smoky Lake

The McGowan Family Band presents: JAMTRON 3

JAMTRON is an overnight musical gathering held in July near Smoky Lake, Alberta. Multiple performers consisting of a variety of genres are showcased throughout the day and night, accumulating to a finale jam that involves many of the performing artists.

The family friendly event is organized and presented by The McGowan Family Band, who are based out of Edmonton, Alberta. The family of musicians are known for their jam/folk/rock sound, for them this is a unique opportunity to join with family, friends, and fellow musicians in their love of live music within a comfortable outdoor environment.


The McGowan Family Band WEIGHT Prairie Rock Mandaku Space Picnic Drumz etc. and more to be announced!

All Ages Welcome // General Admission // Gates Open at 3:00 pm // Bands at 4:00 pm // Kids under 12 Free

$25 advance tix $35 at gate (cash only) Ticket includes camping / Facilities: Bathrooms / Showers / Playground / River Swimming / Field space for activities / Only 10 mins from amenities in Smoky Lake / No cell service at site - please print your ticket to bring with you, or select our Print & Mail option during checkout


No pets off leash outside of camping area & no pets on the dance floor* No glass bottles outside of camping area Please clean up after yourself (and pet) No fighting! Respect each other and the land Have fun!!!

No Refunds Rain or Shine BYOB and Food

Failure to obey rules may result in removal from festival grounds or even lawful action. Please help make it a great time for all, thank you! *Pet owners, please be mindful as we want everyone to be as safe and comfortable as possible.

Questions or concerns please email

Prepare for the Fair

Newcastle Pub & Grill, 8170-50 St NW, Edmonton

Prepare for the Fair 2017 North Country Fair Pre-Party Newcastle Pub & Grill 8170-50 St Satruday May 27, 2017 Doors 8pm Show 9pm $10 at door or $5 if wearing NCF shirt 18+

Featuring: The McGowan Family Band Will Belcourt & The Hollywood Indians TZADEKA Ben Spencer

Come prepare for the North Country Fair! Join with friends and festival performers in a night of music and good times in anticipation for this years festival. Whether you already love NCF or have never been to the Fair, please come down and get a taste of what it is all about. HAPPY FAIR!!!

Links North Country Fair: The McGowan Family Band: Will Belcourt & The Hollywood Indians: TZADEKA: Ben Spencer:

The James Band & The McGowan Family Band

Naked Cyber Cafe, 10303 108 st NW, Edmonton

There is a new band in Edmonton called The James Band. The McGowan Family Band is playing along side these groovy cats for a fun evening at The Naked Cyber Cafe. Show is at 9pm, $5 at door.


The Sewing Machine Factory , 9562 82 Ave, Edmonton

The McGowan Family Band 18 Year Anniversary with guests: Abbey Rodeo and The Introverts

$10 at door Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm

On February 12, 1999, The McGowan Family Band played their first show to an appreciative crowd at Southwood Community Hall in Edmonton. Eighteen years later they are celebrating the bands Anniversary with some amazing local guest players as well as two phenomenal acts that will be joining the bill, Abbey Rodeo and The Introverts. The night will be filled with the music and friendship that has been built over the past eighteen years, this is a show you will not want to miss!

Bands as Bands at Cha Island

Cha Island, 10332 81 Ave NW, Edmonton

Bands as Bands The McGowan Family Band as The Grateful Dead

Sound Bodacious as Frank Zappa's Band

Fighter Fighter as The Tragically Hip

West Virago and the Led Balloon as Led Zeppelin


$10 at door

All ages and licensed


UP+DT Music & Arts Festival

The Needle Vinyl Tavern, 10526 Jasper Ave, Edmonton

Up + Downtown Music Festival presents

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Altameda, The McGowan Family Band, Jody Shenkarek and Mohsin Zaman

Sunday, October 9, 2016 The Needle Vinyl Tavern, 10526 Jasper Ave 8:00pm | 18+

18+ No Minors // General Admission // Doors Open at 8:00 pm // Show at 8:30 pm // Individual tickets to this event provide guarantee entry into THIS SHOW ONLY and do not entitle entry into any other event associated with Up and Downtown Music Festival 2016 // Line-up subject to change

$25 available through

For full line up visit

Smoky Lake Great White North Pumpkin Weigh-off & Fair

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Smoky Lake Arena, 4612 54 Ave, Smoky Lake

The McGowan Family Band will perform Friday Sept. 30, 7pm to 9pm, and again Saturday Oct. 1, 10am to 12pm (noon).

FREE SHOW ALL AGES Activities include: Pumpkin Weigh-off, Pumpkin Drop, Face Painting, Petting Zoo, Bouncy Castle and much more!


The McGowan Family Band with WEIGHT

DV8, 7317-101 Ave, Edmonton

The McGowan Family Band with guests WEIGHT $5 at door 18+ 8pm

We are celebrating Mark McGowan's 35th Birthday! Come join the festivities

Psychedelic Summer Party

Have Mercy Southern Table & Bar, 8232 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton

Psychedelic Summer Party Saturday August 20, 2016 Have Mercy Southern Table & Bar 8232 Gateway Blvd Featuring: The McGowan Family Band w/ Prairie Rock

$10 at door or $5 if wearing tie dye 9pm 18+

The McGowan Family Band presents their annual Psychedelic Summer Party once again (RIP Wunderbar) and this year at a sweet new establishment, Have Mercy Southern Table & Bar. Join the colourful fun on August 20th with Edmonton's most notable psychedelic family band along with the Edmonton debut of Prairie Rock, which consists of members of Knee Deep in Grass and The Fabulous Beefeeders. Ba..Ba..Ba..Be there! (Wear TIE DYE !!!)

 You can download and listen to previous shows by The McGowan Family Band at