theresa tayler/metro calgary
When Trailer Park Boys Randy and Mr. Lahey decided to take a walk through Carstairs, two weeks ago, there wasn’t a person in town that didn’t hear about it.
“People could hardly believe it when we brought the Trailer Park Boys here,” says town resident and musician Sheldon Valleau.
The iconic comic misfits will return to the hamlet north of Cowtown next month, joining country star Patricia Conroy and folkstress Danielle French as headliners of the second annual Mountain View Music Festival — and admission is free (although a donation is suggested at the entrance).
The festival was founded by Valleau and his brother Jason — two members of the Polyjesters, an Albertan alt-country and roots band that have played all over the world for a decade. On Aug. 11, the festival will take place for free at Carstairs Memorial Park.
“We’re doing this festival in the spirit of giving. I know that sounds cheesy, but it’s true,” says Sheldon.
The bands will start around 9 a.m. with a pancake breakfast and there will be non-stop entertainment, food and beverages until 10:30 p.m. For more information on the Mountain View Music Fest, visit www.mvmusicfest.ca.