>photo courtesy of Calgary Herald

There was a big accident in at the Big Valley River Jamboree tonight and here are some exclusive pictures of the accident.

Apparently during the Billy Currington set, a huge wind storm came up and collapsed the stage. There was one person killed and more than 15 injured. I’m hearing that Kevin Costner is of the injured….but that’s probably not true! Another rumor is that one of Currington’s band members is missing in the debris, but I think a lot of these rumors are going to be cleared up in the next couple of hours.
Cell phone reception is a disaster and I’m having a hard time getting through to anyone. If you have any more info send it my way.
Thanks to Tricia from The New 97.7 for the info and Kirby from CISN 103.9 for the photos.
UPDATE: According to Jessie Farell’s Twitter, the bass player is okay. Injured arm, but he is going to be fine!
UPDATE #2: Kevin Costner is okay. His movie career is however still in the shitter.
UPDATE #3: According to a BVJ press release:
  • All of Sunday’s events have been cancelled, including Doc Walker and Tim McGraw
  • Over 75 people were injured in the stage collapse, 2 critical.
  • One person had died.
UPDATE #4: The wind peaked at over 92 km/h at 6pm. That is only two levels below a hurricane!
UPDATE #5: Here is some video of some concert goers who were filming during the windstorm. I don’t know about you, but it’s super hard to watch. The whole scene seems terrifying, especially when the door starts to close on people.

UPDATE #6: Sorta good news: Someone at the jamboree has won $36,844 on a 50/50 winning ticket: 19265. If you hold that ticket, call 780-672-3640

Here is the video clip of the press conference. It sounds like everyone did everything right.

Mike Morrison


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