Dolly Parton performed on opening weekend at Edmonton's Rogers Place in the new ICE District!
Featured photo courtesy of Mary Alice Lovelace
After nearly a decade of planning and building, Rogers Place in Edmonton's new ICE District hosted its first concert weekend, which included the one and only Dolly Parton. Located in the heart of Edmonton, AB, Rogers Place is hailed as "the most advanced sports and entertainment venue in North America." It can seat upwards of 20,000 concertgoers, and it did just that when Dolly Parton brought her Pure & Simple tour to town on Sept. 17.
The stop is part of Dolly's 2016 North American tour which marks her first extended Canadian tour in 25 years. While it's true she hasn't visited in awhile, Dolly's Canadian fans will always consider her family. Concertgoer, Tasha Parkins, had this to say about Dolly's appearance in Edmonton,
"My affection for Dolly is tied to my childhood. As kids, we used to watch a movie with her in it: “Smoky Mountain Christmas." I really loved her voice and her singing."
In talking about the Pure & Simple show, Tasha said,
"I liked the flow of the concert. It was seamless and down home. I enjoyed the simplicity...She is still a great singer...a legend!"
Only Dolly Parton could bring her pure and simple show to the most advanced entertainment venue in North America and still leave fans wanting more!
In addition to hosting the world's best entertainers, Rogers Place serves as the new home of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers.
Fans like Tasha who grew up watching Dolly in "Smoky Mountain Christmas" will be pleased to know Dolly will appear in her all new holiday feature this November. "Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love" airs on NBC Nov. 30 and will be available on DVD Dec. 20.