Live Nation Canada Chairman Riley O’Connor with the lads at Budweiser Stage
Live Nation Canada Chairman Riley O’Connor with the lads at Budweiser Stage

Blue Rodeo's Big Bud Riley O'Connor Honours Lads At Amphitheatre

Under a perfect sky and a cool evening breeze last Saturday (Aug. 24), Blue Rodeo made history of a sort performing at the Budweiser Stage amphitheatre in Ontario Place, the all-Canadian band’s 20th show at the venue since it opened in 1995.

In the true tradition of keeping it homespun and real, Jim Cuddy’s son was co-billed in the Devin Cuddy Band, alongside longstanding band mate’s Sam Roberts Band.

The expansive show included a setlist of 17 Blue Rodeo treasures, opening with 5 Days in May and closing on Hasn’t Hit Me Yet. After a rousing yell from the audience, the lads returned to encore with Try, I Got Stoned and Missed It, and Lost Together.

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