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It’s the Beginning of THE END.    It started nearly five decades ago with a crack of thunder, a distant bell ringing and then that monstrous riff that shook the earth.  The heaviest rock sound ever heard.

In that moment Heavy Metal was born, created by a young band from Birmingham, England barely out of their teens.

Now it ENDS, the final tour by the greatest Metal Band of all time, BLACK SABBATH.  Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler close the final chapter in the final volume of the incredible BLACK SABBATH story.

BLACK SABBATH’s farewell tour, THE END, is coming to Calgary on February 1st, 2016.  This concert promises to surpass all previous tours with their most mesmerizing production ever.   We’ll see you at the Saddledome!!

When this tour concludes, it will truly be THE END…THE END of one of most legendary bands in Rock ’n Roll history…
BLACK SABBATH.    Tickets on sale September 11th!


Schanks Sports Grill is proud to be your NFL headquarters – for Monday Night Football, Thursday Night Football and ALL the games on Sunday.

It’s more than just a sports bar.  Schanks has 2 great locations – Crowfoot Terrace in the North West and Macleod Trial South, so you won’t miss any of the action.

Keep up to date with all of the Schanks Sports Grill social media; Schanks North Twitter & Facebook and Schanks South Twitter & Facebook.    Click here and check our their events calendar for all the games on tap.

NFL Kickoff starts Thursday September 10th with the Steelers taking on the Patriots!

Canadian Blood Services – Life Saving September


Sportsnet 960 The FAN and Canadian Blood Services wants to remind everyone about Life Saving September and with the long weekend coming there has never been a better time to donate.

Over the long weekend, cancer patients will still need treatment, heart patients will still need surgery, and accidents will happen. Every 60 seconds someone may need blood.

Get the GiveBlood App, or visit to book your next appointment.

The Big Show – Adrenalin Source for Sports


The Big Show will be live from our home away from home- Adrenalin Source for Sports!

We’ll be at 9309 Macleod Trail SW –  the boys will be talking sports from 1pm-6pm on Friday, September 4th.

Sportsnet 960 The FAN and Adrenalin Sports – We know your stuff!

The Big Show – Tuxedo Source for Sports


Rob Kerr and Pat Steinberg are live at Tuxedo Source for Sports 12pm to 6pm on Friday, September 11th.

It’s the “Hockey Starts Here” sale.  Tuxedo Source for Sports have been supplying high quality hockey skates and equipment to Calgarians for over 55 years!

Stop by say “Hi” to the guys and check out the savings.  Great Staff, Great Selection.,

Hockey Central and The Big Show live at Tuxedo Source for Sports, 2520 Center Street North.



Get ready to practice your “zigge zagge hoi hoi hoi” … and prepare to hoist a few!

Calgary Oktoberfest is coming September 25th and 26th at the Big 4 Building, Stampede Park.

It’s a celebration of local community and, of course, beer!   A showcase of Oktoberfest brews from Germany and all of Calgary’s amazing craft brewers.  It’s a sampling event you don’t want to miss.  Live music, including an authentic Oompah band, and great food too.

Click here for more information and to get your tickets online.   Cheers!

Calgary Corporate Challenge


Sporsnet 960 The FAN is happy to sponsor the Calgary Corporate Challenge again this year as they kick off the games on September 11th!

Calgary Corporate Challenge is a professionally run, volunteer driven, Olympic-style event developed by Calgary’s business community for Calgary’s business community.

It was patterned after the enormously successful games in Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, and Edmonton.

Now entering its Twentieth year in 2015, with over 20,000 participants from 180+ companies, the Calgary Corporate Challenge is one of the largest annual, amateur, athletic event in Canada!

Head to for more information and to join in the fun!

Weird Al Yankovic


Sportsnet 960 The FAN welcomes Weird Al Yankovic Fresh off the biggest year of his storied career!

Weird Al and his “Mandatory World Tour” is coming Saturday, September 12th to the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium!

Tickets are now on sale at, by phone at 1-855-985-5000, or in person at all Ticketmaster outlets.

Boomer & Pinder live at the Flames Celebrity Charity Golf Tournament

The morning show will be live from the Flames Celebrity Golf Tournament at Country Hills Golf club from 5:30am – 10:00am – Tuesday, September 15th.

The Calgary Flames Celebrity Charity Golf Classic is THE Golf Tournament of the fall – unrivaled in its food, beverages, prizes, golfing and of course your favourite Calgary Flames players and coaches.

All proceeds go towards the Flames Foundation for Life.

Click the picture above for full details.

100 Men Who Give a Damn


Calling all men who give a damn.  If you knew that your small, personal donation could be multiplied by 100 to make a large positive impact in your community, would you help?

Join Sportsnet 960 The Fan pledge your support to an amazing initiative that does just that.

The next meeting is Tuesday, September 15th at 6:30pm.  Registration at 6:00pm.

100 Men Who Give a Damn brings together 100 or more guys like you who care about local community causes and want to help.

All it takes is one hour of your time and $100 four times a year to make a donation of over $10,000 to a local charity YOU vote on.

Click here for all the details!

Boomer and Rhett’s Sausage Making Party!


Sportnset 960 is happily teaming up with our great partners at Bon Ton Meat Market to host Boomer and Rhett’s Sausage party!

Don’t let your mind wander on this one… The boys from the big show will broadcast live September 17th while Rhett and Boomer take over the Bon Ton Meats to make our own sausage.

Fan Club members can enter to win to discover talents they did not even know they had, join us at Bon Ton Meats and have a lot of laughs.

Bon Ton Meat Market, up in Crowfoot, Calgary’s premier supplier of sausage and meats, using only the freshest ingredients.

September 17, it’s the Boomer and Warrener’s Sausage Party from Bon Ton Meat Market only from Sportsnet 960 The Fan!

Rock the House Run!


Run. Walk. And Rock ‘n Roll!!

Join Sportsnet 960 the Fan on Sunday, September 20th for the Rock the House Run in support of Ronald McDonald House.

It’s Calgary’s favourite run with entertainment along the route – plus a very special guest running in big red shoes!

Register now!… funds raised help Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta provide a home away from home for out-of-town families with sick children receiving medical attention in a Calgary hospital.

Visit or click here!

Proudly supported by SN 960 the Fan!

An Evening with Seth Meyers


You’ve seen him on Saturday Night Live and on his own late night talk show! This year The Owen Hart Foundation is very pleased to announce “An Evening with Seth Meyers” on Friday, October 2nd at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

Sportsnet 960 The Fan is proud to sponsor the Owen Hart Foundation and the work they do within our community. Their humanitarian service and commitment helps those with limited resources, but with unlimited potential.

Tickets for “An Evening with Seth Meyers” are on sale now and available at Ticketmaster 1-855-985-5000 or online at

Thanksgiving Alzheimer Walk & Run


Join Sportsnet 960 The FAN for the 25th Annual Investors Group Alzheimer Walk & Run, Thanksgiving Sunday, October 11th.

(No worries, you’ll be home in time for turkey)  Register for the 5 km walk, 5 km run or 10 km run.

Keep up to date on the Walk & Run by following them on Twitter @alzcalgary or liking them on Facebook at Alzheimer Calgary.

Use the hashtag #YYCALZ to show off your excitement and your hard prep work (running or dinner prep that is)!

All funds raised from this event will go directly to providing education, care and support for impacted families in Calgary and surrounding areas. The difference you’ll make is concrete, practical and immediate.

Last year, close to 1,600 participants raised a record amount of more than $300,000+ to benefit local families.



Sportsnet 960 the FAN welcomes Slipknot!   October 16th see Slipknot at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

With supporting bands: Suicidal Tendencies and Beartooth.

Turn it up!  Intense, loud and visceral this heavy metal concert will be one for the ages!

Tickets are now on sale. See for more info and checkout

Craig Ferguson


Edgy?  Yes.  Off-colour?  For sure.  Funny?  Most definitely!

Sportsnet 960 The Fan welcomes, stand-up comedian and hilarious Scotsman, Craig Ferguson to Calgary!

Don’t’ miss the comedic stylings of Craig Ferguson and “The New Deal Tour” coming to the Event Centre at the Grey Eagle Resort & CasinoNovember 5th.

Tickets are now  on sale ,starting at $49.50, available at or by phone 1-866-943-8839 or at the Grey Eagle Casino gift shop or click here for tickets!

Russell Peters at the Grey Eagle


He’s an international superstar! Sportsnet 960 the Fan welcomes comic sensation – Canada’s own - Russell Peters!

Catch his “Almost Famous” world tour coming to the Event Centre at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino for 2 hilarious shows – November 11th and 12th.

Tickets are now on sale – CLICK HERE to get your tickets.

Darcy Oake – Illusionist


Wanna see real magic!? Live and in-person?  Sportsnet 960 The Fan welcomes illusionist extraordinaire, Darcy Oake!

Darcy Oake and his “Edge of Reality” tour is coming to Calgary, Thursday, November 26th at Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall.

Tickets on sale now at, Charge by Phone 403-294-9494 and also available at Arts Common Box Office.

Mötley Crüe

Apparently, Mötley Crüe doesn’t know the meaning of the words “FINAL TOUR”.

Mötley Crüe is coming back to the Dome for one last show on Sunday, December 13th!

Tickets are now on sale at

The Brian Setzer Orchestra- Christmas Rocks Extravaganza!


Sporstnet 960 The FAN welcomes The Brian Setzer Orchestra to the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino on December 29th!

The Brian Setzer Orchestra, fronted by three-time Grammy® Award-winner Brian Setzer, returns with their “Christmas Rocks Extravaganza!” tour.  With a career spanning more than 30 years, Setzer has smash hits as founder/leader of The Stray Cats, his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra and as a solo artist. His concert will include Setzer’s legendary guitar magic on hits such as “Rock This Town,” “(She’s) Sexy +17,” “Stray Cat Strut,” “Jump, Jive and Wail” and lots more, as well as his re-imagined and acclaimed Holiday classics.

Tickets are now on sale. Tickets starting at $49.50, are available or by phone 1-866-943-8839 or at the Grey Eagle Casino gift shop.

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