Two concerts took place this past weekend at the Canadian Badlands Amphitheatre. John Michael Montgomery performed on Friday night and Randy Bachman on Saturday night. John Michael Broken CurfewJohn Michael Montgomery. Photo courtesy Broken Curfew Photography.
Vance Neudorf, Executive Director of the Passion Play, said that some people attended both concerts, despite the music being different.
"Two very different crowds. I mean, there wasn't a ton of crossover, I'd say maybe 20 per cent or so, but the party at John Michael Montgomery, people were having a hoot, they were having such a great time."
"Attendance numbers weren't fantastic this time around, but we were over 1,000 both nights. I mean, some people go 'wow, 1,000 both nights, you guys did really well.' Well, when the amphitheatre holds two [thousand] or more, you know, you're looking at it going oh no, not as good as we would have liked."
Neudorf admits that the concert weekend did not turn a profit this year. However, community support for the Passion Play remains strong.
"You know people are coming alongside us now and saying hey, how can we help? And that's very important because obviously you've still got to pay the mortgage and pay the power and the lights and keep everything going. People buying tickets for next year, that's important to us, that's a good support. Coming along, donating and being part of the magic here."
Neudorf noted staff and volunteers are already starting to plan for next year's events.

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