Saddle up for the return of Bell Live at the King Eddy

June 07, 2017

Wrangle up your posse for the resurrection of the Bell Live Series at the King Eddy, featuring 10 days of foot-stompin’ roots and country tunes from a roster of all-Canadian talent.

From July 7 to 16, the King Eddy will be transformed into a pop-up country saloon with a revolving roster of western-style acts to provide daytime and evening shows, during Bell Live.

NMC is partnering with the Alberta Small Brewers Association to provide a wide selection of local craft brews from Big Rock, Wild Rose, Grizzly Paw, Half Hitch, Village Brewery, Tool Shed Brewing, Common Crown Brewing Co., and Canmore Brewing Company. NMC’s offering of local craft options is made possible through support from ATB Financial.

“Last year, we brought the King Eddy back to life during Bell Live,” said Andrew Mosker, President and CEO for the National Music Centre (NMC). “We’re excited to get rowdy at the Eddy for another Stampede Week, and are proud to be a destination for Alberta craft beer close to the grounds this year!”

Leeroy Stagger will be back after his debut appearance at Bell Live at the King Eddy in 2016. Photo credit: Sebastian Buzzalino. 

Bell Live at the King Eddy will run daily from July 7-16, 11:30 am to 2:00 am. A $20 cover will be in place after 7:00 pm until close for all headliner shows.

Bell Live at the King Eddy headliners are:

July 7                 Leeroy Stagger
July 8                 Lindi Ortega
July 9                 Roots Revue
July 10               Nice Horse
July 11                Mariel Buckley
July 12               Blake Reid
July 13 & 14       Fred Eaglesmith
July 15                JJ Shiplett
July 16               HighKicks

Visitors can also enjoy the sunshine on the King Eddy Rooftop patio, opened exclusively during Stampede Week. Stop by before hitting the grounds or end your evening on the terrace with some of the best views of the Stampede’s closing fireworks. The King Eddy Rooftop will be open daily from 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm. *Rooftop access will be weather dependent. Check for daily updates.

Tickets for Bell Live at the King Eddy
Tickets are $20 and will be available until two hours before the event starts. Please note that print-at-home tickets will only guarantee entry until 8:00 pm so join us early for beers and burgers provided by Bridges on First. Advance tickets go on sale on June 7 at 10:00 am here.

Country music lovers can also visit Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, during Stampede to check out pieces from the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Collection and explore five floors of interactive exhibitions. For information on hours of operation and admission, go here.

Summer hours at Studio Bell
To thank our supporters and give music fans more opportunities to visit us this summer, Studio Bell will be open seven days a week for the month of July. Studio Bell will then return to regular year-round hours from Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, on August 2. For full details on hours of operation, holiday closures, and to purchase advance tickets, please go here.

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