After Regina and Edmonton reveals, nation star Brett Kissel to play Saskatoon drive-in live performance at SaskTel Centre

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Brett Kissel is set to return to the Bridge City on June 27 for an event branded ‘Party in the Parking Lot’ at SaskTel Centre. Kissel recently played six sold-out drive-in concerts in Edmonton to fundraise for local food banks, and has three sold-out shows set for Regina on Saturday in support of the city’s food bank.

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Saskatoon StarPhoenix Edmonton country singer Brett Kissel plays one of eight sold-out concerts in light rain in the parking lot of River Cree Casino. Edmonton country singer Brett Kissel plays one of eight sold-out concerts in light rain in the parking lot of River Cree Casino. Photo by Fish Griwkowsky /jpg

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One of Canada’s biggest country music stars, Brett Kissel isn’t letting a little thing like a pandemic stop him from entertaining fans in Saskatoon.

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Kissel is set to return to the Bridge City on June 27 for an event branded ‘Party in the Parking Lot’ at SaskTel Centre. Kissel recently played six sold-out drive-in concerts in Edmonton to fundraise for local food banks, and has three sold-out shows set for Regina on Saturday in support of the city’s food bank. SaskTel Centre will be collecting donations for Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre at the time of ticket purchase on Ticketmaster.ca, and non-perishable food items will be accepted on site.

“We’ve proven that the appetite for live music is strong, and my fans miss concerts just as much as I do! Which is why it feels so good to announce an epic performance in one of my favourite cities!” Kissel said in a statement.

SaskTel Centre has had success in recent weekends with pop-up drive-in theatre shows, noted executive director Scott Ford. He said that “has shown us that our community is excited about unique experiences to come together.”

Brett Kissel opens the show at the Country Thunder Humboldt Broncos Tribute in Saskatoon on April 27, 2018. Brett Kissel opens the show at the Country Thunder Humboldt Broncos Tribute in Saskatoon on April 27, 2018. Photo by Matt Smith /Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic that led to the cancellation in March of Junos Week in Saskatoon, Kissel was scheduled to be a big part of the Canadian music celebration. The Edmonton native and multi-time Juno winner was announced as a co-host of the Junos gala dinner, when most of the annual awards are presented.

A concession will be available to purchase food and beverages, though no alcohol will be served. There will be limited washroom availability inside SaskTel Centre.

Gates are set to open one hour before the concert. The show itself is expected to run one hour.

“Don’t get me wrong. I’m so cooped up, I would play for 24 hours if I could,” Kissel said recently.

Sales for vehicle passes start Thursday at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.ca ($60 general admission, $100 reserved premium parking).

— With files from Edmonton Journal

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