From the 2018 Cowboys Cook-Off BBQ Invitational to Buckcherry, here’s what’s up today in YYC.

1. 2018 Cowboys Cook-Off BBQ Invitational
Cowboys Music Festival Tent, 421 12 Ave SE

Cowboys presents the BIGGEST barbecue bonanza in Canada on July 12th. Come celebrate as 50 teams from across the province test their skills and compete in the inaugural “thrill of the grill,” all-day cook-off. Come taste some delicious eats as you kick off another day at the ‘pede.

2. The Dead South
Knoxville’s Calgary, 840 9 Ave SW

Knoxville’s Stampede Tent hosts The Dead South live Thursday, July 12th.

3. Cowboy Up Challenge
Nutrien Western Event Centre, Calgary Stampede, 1410 Olympic Way SE

Take a break from all the carnival games, midway rides and deep fried eats to watch this extreme cowboy race where a horse and rider will maneuver through a series of obstacles.

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4. Draft & DJ Featuring: DJ Pauly D
Cowboys Music Festival, 421 12 Ave SE

DJ Pauly D from Jersey Shore celebrates the Calgary Stampede at Cowboys with $0.75 draft.

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5. Buckcherry
Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dance Hall, 9615 Macleod Tr

Grammy-nominated hard rock band, Buckcherry comes to Ranchman’s on July 12th.