Grandview is getting ready to host a major concert next month.

The community won Countryfest’s ‘Our Birthday Your Party’ contest.

Rob Waloschuck, General Manager, says the community is excited and it’s going to be a great event.

“From here on they have to take over and prepare the facility, prepare ticket sales, all the kinds of things that go along with an event like this, making everyone comfortable, getting things ready for the bands to arrive.”

Waloschuck went to Grandview to make the official announcement last night.

Grandview is helping Countryfest celebrate their 30th anniversary.

“We decided when we began celebrating our 30th, what do we do to give back to the communities in Manitoba who supported Countryfest over the years. We decided to come up with this idea of a concert. We couldn’t do one in every town, but all the towns can rally around trying to get it to come to their town.”

Tickets to see Charlie Major and George Canyon, on May 18th, go on sale this Saturday. They will be available at various locations in Grandview as well as online.

The final vote tallies are below:

Grandview- 5952

Oakville - 5741

Arborg - 1491

The Pas - 1433

Oak Bank - 1339

Hamiota -1104

Boissevain -821