The Grey Cup is the sister to the NFL’s Super Bowl but it actually has been around longer than the Super Bowl. This year’s Grey Cup is going to be the 106th Grey Cup and the Super Bowl back in February was only the 52nd ever. That means there has been more than twice the Grey Cups compared to Super Bowls. The Super Bowl’s kickoff performer is always a top-notch music artist and this year’s Grey Cup is bringing one of Canada’s top artists to the field. The Reklaws will be kicking off the Grey Cup on Sunday, November 25th at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.
The sibling duo, comprised of Stuart and Jenna Walker were born and raised in Cambridge, Ontario. They are making their way up the country music scene in both Canada and America. They have opened for huge country artists such as Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Thomas Rhett, and High Valley. You have probably heard their music if you have watched the CFL on Thursday night you have to head their song which is the theme song for Thursday Night Football on TSN. The Grey Cup fans all over Canada and the world have had this song stuck in their heads all summer long so you can be sure to expect it to be played at least once during their set.
Jenna Walker said, “This has been a whirlwind year for us and we couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunities we’ve been given with the Canadian Football League and TSN. Not in our wildest dreams did we ever think we would be part of such an iconic moment like the Grey Cup, and we can’t wait to perform for all the fans.” Fans should be really excited for this as the Reklaws will be sure to put on a great show that will entertain all country and music fans.
“We always look forward to the Grey Cup and bringing the most exciting new Canadian artists to the game through the Kickoff Show. The Reklaws are one of our country’s next big acts and we can’t wait to see them on a national stage,” said Paul Cunningham, the Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at SiriusXM Canada. It is great that SiriusXM is extremely invested in their show and wants to bring the highest level of entertainment to the event.
Christina Litz, the Chief Marketing, Digital and Strategy Office for the CFL, had this to say about the Reklaws, “Having ‘The Reklaws’ open the festivities before the league’s biggest game with their high-tempo, fun and fresh spin on country music is exactly what we were looking for. The group has been embraced by the CFL fans coast-to-coast with their Thursday Night Football anthem and will get the fans rocking before SiriusXM Grey Cup Kickoff in Edmonton.” This year the CFL has really amped up the amount of events and festivities around the Grey Cup which gives fans new opportunities to interact with the CFL and the brands that are sponsoring the event.
This year’s Grey Cup should delight fans as the Reklaws will rock the stage and show off their amazing talent to a legion of CFL fans. The halftime show will be a perfect break in between the intensity of the game. The Reklaws will be playing their biggest hits and we are excited to see what songs they perform. Which Reklaw song are you hoping that they will perform? Let us know in the comments!
If you purchase tickets to the 2018 Grey Cup, the SiriusXM Kick-Off Show is included in the ticket price and is free to attend. Fewer than 3,000 tickets are available for the 106th Grey Cup, you can purchase tickets here.