May 31, 2017
Celebrate Canada 150 and explore our nation’s music story on July 1, 2017. Photo credit: Neil Zeller.
Celebrate Canada Day at Studio Bell with live music that takes you on a cross-Canada journey, interactive exhibitions and some surprises. To commemorate Studio Bell’s first year of opening, and Canada 150, admission on July 1 will be free*, courtesy of Bell.
“Studio Bell celebrates its 1st birthday on July 1 against the backdrop of Canada 150,” said Andrew Mosker, President and CEO of the National Music Centre (NMC). “We are excited to celebrate these two milestones with two major accessible and fun events. As the home for music in Canada, we are ready to rock on Canada Day.”
Studio Bell will be open on Canada Day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visitors will enjoy free admission all day and a range of on-site activations and entertainment:
- “O Canada” sing-along
- Live music all day, including soul, hip hop, gypsy jazz and bluegrass pop-up sets
- Instrument interactives and NMC Educators throughout the building to help you rock out
- Massive, building-wide jam session
- Bell Virtual Reality Experience
- Kimball Theatre Organ performances at 10:40 am, 11:40 am, 1:40 pm and 2:40 pm
*Admission on Canada Day will be first come, first served. This promotion is only available for regular admission.
After you’ve finished exploring five floors of exhibitions at Studio Bell, head over to the King Eddy for a Canada Day party.
Lots of family fun to celebrate Studio Bell’s first anniversary and Canada 150. Photo credit: Neil Zeller.
King Eddy Canada Day Party
Enjoy suds and live music at the historic King Eddy on Canada Day from noon to 6:00 pm.
The performer line-up for the day includes:
12:00 pm Stephen Fletcher
1:00 pm Beaver Squadron
2:00 pm Amy Bishop
3:00 pm The Flat Whites
4:00 pm The Torchettes
5:00 pm Dragon Fli Empire
There is no cover charge on Canada Day and space is limited. Please note that the King Eddy is a cash bar only. This accessible event was made possible in part by Canadian Heritage funding and the City of Calgary.
To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation and the story of music in Canada, a complimentary karaoke pedicab service will be offered by Studio Bell’s Premier Founding Partner, Bell Canada, from pop-up stations to Studio Bell from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Calgarians will be able to sing for their fare by selecting their favourite Canadian songs to sing along to.
Please go here for details on the entire day’s events at Studio Bell and the King Eddy.
Canada Day in the East Village
Enjoy family-friendly music programming from the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation, the East Village Neighbourhood Association and the National Music Centre at the East Village Junction Canada Day Stage, the East Village’s newest pop-up outdoor music venue. Be sure to stop by on July 1 from noon to 6:00 pm.
There is a lot to do on Canada Day in the East Village, so please allow enough time for transportation. We encourage you to walk, bike or take public transit to Studio Bell on Canada Day.
For road closures and parking information, please visit evexperience.com/construction.
For a full listing of Canada Day events in Calgary, please visit: calgarycanadaday.ca.