VIDEO - New live entertainment act TradNation debuts at Epcot's Canada Pavilion

Jan 15, 2016 in "TradNation"

TradNation overview
Posted: Friday January 15, 2016 4:52pm EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

Epcot's Canada Pavilion welcomed a new entertainment act earlier today - TradNation.

Celebrating Quebec's rich heritage of music, TradNation is a 5 piece band, performing traditional songs and step-dance in a 20 minute show.

You can see the band Wednesday through to Sunday's, with several shows per day on the Mill Stage.

We've got a video from one of the band's first shows at Epcot from earlier today.

TradNation continues with the current Epcot entertainment philosophy of limited engagement acts that has seen relatively short contract periods for new groups. TradNation replaces the Canadian Lumberjack show. 

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wannabeBelleAug 25, 2016

Hey everyone Alberta Bound will be back soon!!! If you find yourself in EPCOT between August 31st and October 2nd come by the Mill Stage in Canada for some great live music!! Marie

wannabeBelleJun 01, 2016

I know how that can go, I have a similar problem!!! I always come home and go " Oh man, I missed such and such, how did I forget that??" As far as being extended, the word on the street is that there is a Canadian Band being brought in for a limited time. Once that is done, there is talk of bringing back Alberta Bound and of course the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs may be brought back as well for the holiday season. I don't know the name of the new Canadian Band though. I am hoping for something good!! I would love to see AB extended though, as if that happens, they will most likely be adding more of a variety of music to their sets. Keep your fingers crossed!! Marie

note2001Jun 01, 2016

I kept missing them! Exception given to flight times and checkout, I can't follow a schedule on vacation. :) Here's hoping their contract is extended!

wannabeBelleJun 01, 2016

Hey all, This is the last week for the current run of Alberta bound so be sure to catch them if you can. Marie

wannabeBelleMay 04, 2016

:):):):):):):):):):):) Lets hope lots of others have the same opinion!!! Marie

note2001May 04, 2016

Oh, so much better, and I don't mean my neck. ;) :)

wannabeBelleMay 04, 2016

Sorry ABQ I had the same problem. Miss Meredith will be fixing the Youtube link when she gets to a computer, as she cant do it on her phone!!! Just wanted to give a little taste. I haven't listened to all of it but what I did hear sounded really good!! Marie

ABQMay 04, 2016

Ow, my neck. This link will expire, unlike Marie's above, but does play horizontally

wannabeBelleMay 04, 2016

Check out the first performance of Alberta Bound here: Enjoy!! Marie

wannabeBelleMay 04, 2016

And many thanks to Meredith, our person on the ground!!! She will be Periscoping the band's performances here: Don't forget to watch our Periscope at noon today! Follow @merrimac1981 or search "Alberta Bound Live from Epcot!" Marie

wannabeBelleMay 04, 2016

Now that is an odd thing. My understanding is that the act is supposed to run for 5 weeks. EPCOT's times guide has them playing through July, so right there it is a little confusing, hopefully in a good way. I hope they do incredibly well and are extended to an undetermined run but at this point, I don't think anyone is entirely sure. Marie

ABQMay 04, 2016

Marie, any clue on what happens after the 5 weeks are up? Have Alberta Bound been told, 5 and done as new entertainment takes over in June or will they revisit and possibly extend the length of stay of they are well received?

wannabeBelleMay 04, 2016

Hi All, Don't forget today is the premiere of Alberta Bound and the set times are 12:00 1:15 2:15 3:50 5:00 and 6:15 Get out there and support live music!!! I am hoping for a break in the rain for the band and spectators!!!. Marie

wannabeBelleApr 30, 2016

I have gotten a bit more information on Alberta Bound. Much of the band will be the same people who were in the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs and they will be doing Country & Bluegrass music and are all Canadian based songs. They will be performing Wednesday through Sunday for 5 weeks starting on Wednesday May 4th, 2016, and the set times are 12:00 1:15 2:15 3:50 5:00 and 6:15. Marie