Coors Banquet announces the top six finalist towns for One Horse Town Contest

Six small towns are primed to compete for a legendary concert featuring Country Music Superstars Darius Rucker, Jon Pardi, Jess Moskaluke and James Barker Band

TORONTO, June 12, 2017 /CNW/ - Coors Banquet is proud to announce the six finalists for this year's One Horse Town contest.  Selected from thousands of nominations by Canadians, each of the six finalists reflect the hardworking nature and pride of small towns across Canada. The six towns will compete in a round of fan voting to select the 2017 Coors Banquet One Horse Town.  The winning town will have the opportunity to host a country music concert featuring multi-platinum Grammy-winning superstar Darius Rucker, 2017 ACM New Male Vocalist Award winner Jon Pardi, three-time reigning CCMA Female Artist of The Year and 2017 JUNO Award winner Jess Moskaluke and hot newcomers James Barker Band.

The six towns named as this year's finalists are Penticton, British Columbia; High River, Alberta; Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; Orillia, Ontario; St. Georges de Beauce, Quebec and Paradise, Newfoundland & Labrador.

"Through all the amazing entries in the first round of this year's One Horse Town contest, it was clear to see the passion Canadians have for their hometowns," says Chris Waldock, Sr. Marketing Director, Coors TM.  "Each year we see more and more Canadians sharing some big love for their small town. Nominations jumped this year, with over 2500 heartfelt submissions from across the country enter the contest, submit photos, and really show pride in where they're from."

With the second round of voting now open, Canadians over the age of 19 are encouraged to head to Coorsbanquet.ca/oht to vote for their favourite of the top six towns. The town that receives the most votes by July 9, at 11:59 PM will be announced the winner of One Horse Town and will host a concert open to local residents of that town. 

The grand prize winner will be announced on July 12, 2017, and will continue the tradition started in Lacombe, AB  in 2015 and Truro, Nova Scotia in 2016.

More information on the contest including contest rules and voting instructions can be found at http://coorsbanquet.ca/oht or follow Coors Banquet on:

Facebook: Facebook.com/CoorsBanquetCanada
YouTube: Coors Banquet Canada
Instagram: CoorsBanquetCanada
Twitter: @CoorsBanquetCA

Fans can follow Darius Rucker, Jon Pardi, Jess Moskaluke and James Barker Band on social media at:

Facebook:
Facebook.com/DariusRucker
Facebook.com/JonPardi
Facebook.com/JessMoskalukeMusic
Facebook.com/JamesBarkerBand

Twitter:
@DariusRucker
@JonPardi
@jessmoskaluke
@jamesbarkerband

About Coors Banquet:
Coors Banquet was the first beer recipe created by Adolph Coors in 1873. Until 1991 it was only available in the Western United States, prompting a cult following with presidents, movie stars and consumers who had to bring the beer home from Colorado. The legend of the Banquet name goes back to the late 1800's when thirsty miners threw celebratory banquets with Coors as the honorary beer because of its superior craftsmanship. It is imported from Golden, Colorado.

About Molson Coors Canada:
Molson Coors Canada is the Canadian division of Molson Coors Brewing Company, a global brewer with operations in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Asia. The company proudly offers some of the most popular brands in Canada with an award-winning brand portfolio that includes Molson Canadian, Coors Light, Molson Export, Rickard's and Molson Canadian 67.

Molson Coors Canada employs 3,000 Canadians, operates seven breweries, including boutique breweries Creemore and Granville Island, and invests in communities from coast-to-coast through its various charitable initiatives and sports and entertainment sponsorships. Molson Coors Canada is committed to promoting its products and events in a responsible manner as part of an active, healthy lifestyle.

SOURCE Molson Coors Canada

For further information: Media only: For more information, or to request an interview, please contact: Erin Banting at Citizen Relations at erin.banting@citizenrelations.com or 416 934 8422.

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