Country star Dean Brody set to heat up Regina’s Winter Festival

Saturday night, Dean Brody brings live country music back to the Brandt Center for the first time in two years.

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Although he is one of the biggest names in Canadian country music, Dean Brody has learned to appreciate the little things.


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As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on the music industry, it’s no surprise that Brody has developed an even greater appreciation for performing in front of live crowds – a privilege that can no longer be upheld. for granted due to the ongoing pandemic.

Although live shows began making a comeback last summer and fall, many artists are now struggling to organize full-fledged Canadian tours amid the latest indoor gathering restrictions outside of Saskatchewan.

Luckily for Brody, there’s nothing stopping him from coming to Regina for Saturday night’s unique performance at the Brandt Centre, held in conjunction with the citywide FROST winter festival.

“I’m thrilled we’re going to be playing a show after all these months,” Brody told The Leader-Post via email. “With so much going on in the country right now, it means a lot to be able to do this.”

Like most performers, Brody has endured a rollercoaster ride over the past two years. Every time it seems safe to plan a major Canadian tour, another twist emerges and a new wave of COVID sweeps across the country, causing more shows to be postponed or canceled.

For example, country star Dierks Bentley had to scrap his previously scheduled cross-Canada tour, which included a visit to Regina on January 15.

Given all the ups and downs, it’s no wonder musicians like Brody crave clarity as they seek to get back on the road and get back to doing what they love – no more than disturbances.


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Their fans can no doubt relate.

“I’ve come to realize over the past few months that one of the most special things about music is how it unites us,” Brody said. “The love of music brings us together regardless of what’s going on in the world. I look forward to this moment of unity and gathering around music to have a good time.

Dean Brody is scheduled to perform at the Brandt Center on Saturday. Austin Chaffe / Starseed Enterta

Brody is one of the main attractions at the first FROST winter festival in Regina. The 10-day event kicked off on Friday when Canadian rock band Big Wreck were set to become the first musical act in two years to perform at the Brandt Centre.

Brody is expected to follow on Saturday, along with Manitoba’s Kendra Kay.

“I couldn’t be more excited to open for Dean Brody,” Kay said in a press release. “Playing shows in Saskatchewan always feels like a party in my hometown, and I can’t wait to warm up the crowd with my incredible band for one of the biggest artists in the country.”

Since debuting with a self-titled album in 2009, Brody has garnered 17 Canadian Country Music Award wins, as well as a pair of Junos. The BC native had perhaps the best year of his career in 2020 following the release of his seventh studio album, Boys, which included three Canadian No. 1 country hits: Can’t Help Myself (in collaboration with the Reklaws), Canadian Summer, and Boys (with Mickey Guyton).

Brody built on that momentum through 2021 by becoming the second most streamed country artist in Canada, behind only Shania Twain. The multi-platinum performer now has her fingers crossed for another big year in 2022.


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Saturday’s show in Regina is a good place to start.

“Hopefully this is the start of everything opening up and getting back to normal…” Brody added. “I can’t wait to see everyone on Saturday.”


With special guest Kendra Kay

Saturday (February 5), Brandt Center.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

All-inclusive FROST passes are $17 (adults) and $10 (children/seniors).

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