Internationally acclaimed Crystal Plamondon is bringing her show to the Cochrane Lions Event Centre on Sept. 30.

The bilingual singer/songwriter/performer has been known throughout her 35-year career for connecting with her audience with her warmth, wit, and music

Originally from a northern Alberta town founded by her Franco-American great-grandfather Joseph Plamondon, she's a country performer who has made a strong connection with Cajun sound.

"She's one of the few women that does that genre of music and she brings in thousands and thousands of people to her show, so she's very prolific. It's an excellent show," explains Don Bowen, who is bringing her to town in conjunction with the Cochrane Lions Club. "Talk about dance music and party music, that's where it's at."

Plamondon's A-list band includes lead guitarist Gord Matthews who has toured with both k.d. lang and Ian Tyson.

Plamondon has performed extensively throughout North America and Europe. She has performed for the Queen and twice on Parliament Hill on Canada Day.

In 2000, she translated and sang the Famous Five Anthem for the inauguration of the “Women are Persons” monument on Parliament Hill. She represented Alberta and Canada twice at the Canadian Embassy in Paris and also represented Alberta and Louisiana in Belgium and France.

In addition to hosting numerous television and radio programs and live events, she has an acting career including performances in TV productions, movies, and live theatre. She appeared in the movie, "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.” You may recognize her from her numerous appearances on Heartland. Four of her songs have also been featured on the show.

Tickets are available for $30 plus service fees on Eventbrite here. Should any tickets remain, they'll be available at the door for $35.

All proceeds help support the community projects of the Cochrane Lions Club.