Spring Break Up Country Music Festival
New for 2023, the Spring Break Up Country Music Festival is an event that highlights upcoming and already popular Canadian country artists. There’s lots of live music to enjoy at the one-day event, as well as various other fun activities.
The festival’s entertainment lineup in 2023 was particularly impressive. It was headlined by Juno award-winners Dean Brody and Meghan Patrick. Also performing at the event were Tyler Joe Miller and Dane Bateman. A selection of local artists got the chance to perform as well. Festival organizers hosted a Spring Breakthrough Talent Competition in search of aspiring country singers. Contest winners hit the stage to kick off the evening’s festivities.
In addition to all of the live entertainment, the festival also featured a mechanical bull and other experiential games. There were market vendors to explore and lots of food available to purchase throughout the evening.
The Spring Break Up Country Music Festival took place in 2023 on Saturday, March 25th. Doors opened at 3:00 pm and the festival continued until 2:00 am. The event was held at the Traex Centre which is located at 1190 Cornell Street in Abbotsford.
Details about the event in 2024 are to be confirmed.
Tickets for the Spring Break Up Country Music Festival in 2023 were available online. General admission started at $60 per person. However, the price increased up to about $85 each as the event gets closer.
For those who wanted an enhanced experience, VIP tickets were also available for about $140 per person. VIP ticket holders were guaranteed quick entry into the festival as well as access to an exclusive viewing area with a private bar.
Partial proceeds from ticket sales went to Archway Community Services which is a great non-profit organization that offers programs to people who need help in the Fraser Valley.
2023 Entertainment Schedule
There were two stages of music to enjoy at different times at the festival. First, winners of the Spring Breakthrough Talent Competition performed on Stage B from 3:15 pm until 4:30 pm. Then, the headliners of the Spring Break Up Country Music Festival hit the Main Stage from 5:30 pm until 9:30 pm.
Performance schedules for both stages as of mid-March are listed below. (Note: Exact details were subject to change.)
- 3:15 pm – Justine Lynn
- 3:50 pm – Dawson Gray
- 4:30 pm – Danielle Ryan
- 5:30 pm – Dane Bateman
- 6:15 pm – Tyler Joe Miller
- 7:45 pm – Meghan Patrick
- 9:30 pm – Dean Brody
The Millennials were also scheduled to perform during “After Hours” from 11:00 pm until 1:00 am or 2:00 am.
Winter Break Up Country Music Festival
In addition to hosting the Spring Break Up Country Music Festival in March, 2023, the Tradex Centre also hosts the Winter Break Up Country Music Festival, which, in 2023, took place on Saturday, November 18th. This one-night festival played from 4:00 pm until 1:00 am. Hopefully the Winter Break Up Country Music Festival returns to Tradex in 2024. Exact details, however, are to be confirmed.
Canadian country music artists who performed at the winter festival were Dallas Smith, The Reklaws, Dane Bateman, Zach McPhee and The Millennials.
For tickets and more information about the Spring Break Up Country Music Festival (when and if it happens again), visit the Tradex Centre website.
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