It was another wildly successful year for Homestand 23 and River Street Promotions on Sept. 9.
About 1,950 attended this year’s event along with over 100 volunteers on site to make it happen. This is compared to about 1,200 that attended the event last year.
This year’s event was close to a sellout and organizers believe, with the hype around the city, that Homestand is starting to become a tradition in Moose Jaw and River Street Promotions is confident they will sell out next year.
“It was just very rewarding to hear the buzz that was throughout the community. People are taking note of what River Street Promotions has been doing with the Homestand event and it’s quite remarkable to see,” said James Murdock from River Street Promotions.
Proceeds from Homestand go to the Prairie South School Division and the Holy Trinity Catholic School Division for mental health initiatives for their students. Murdock said they are still a few weeks away from knowing the final total of the donation.
This year’s Homestand included entertainment from Jordyn Pollard, the Mike Plume Band, Lindi Ortega and headliner Corb Lund.
“All the acts and entertainers were phenomenal, but then Corb was on with his band, it was something to see, the wave of people that were in the infield. They were really into it,” Murdock said.
Murdock added that they received a lot of positive feedback about the food trucks that were on site and all six vendors have committed to taking part again in 2024.
River Street Promotions are still wrapping up this year before they start planning for Homestand 24 next year.
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