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Family Day at Studio Bell to Feature Dueling Piano Kings and Tons of Family Fun on February 21

FAMILY DAY AT STUDIO BELL TO FEATURE DUELING PIANO KINGS AND TONS OF FAMILY FUN ON FEBRUARY 21

BUY A PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN 6-MONTH NMC MEMBERSHIP ON FAMILY DAY ONLY

(Calgary, AB — February 14, 2022) The National Music Centre (NMC) will be opening Studio Bell with free admission on February 21 for a special Family Day event with Dueling Piano Kings. Gather your friends and family for a day of fun, musical exploration, and interactive activities.

Dueling Piano Kings is a highly interactive all-request piano show “where your requests rule.” The duo was crowned “Entertainers of the Year” for the entire country at the Canadian Event Industry Awards in March 2019 and they were the first winners ever of the 2017 Calgary Event Award for “Best Entertainer”! These two piano players have decades of piano-playing experience, and can play any song you want to hear, from classic rock, retro, to the latest Top 40 music. No performances are ever the same!

Visitors can also explore vibration, volume, and how we put energy into instruments through a hands-on Instrument Petting Zoo. Catch a Kimball Theatre Organ demo, and dive into The Eh! Game, a self-guided trivia exercise where you'll work as a team with your family to answer a variety of questions and riddles about Canada’s music story. The Eh! Game activity can be picked up in Canada Music Square from a staff member.

“Family Day is one of our favourite days of the year,” said Andrew Mosker, NMC President and CEO. “With multiple closures over the past two years due to the pandemic, this will be the first Family Day event we’ve hosted since 2020. We love seeing families and friends connecting through music, and we can't wait to welcome you back for this beloved event on February 21!”

While admission is free on Family Day, paid tours will be offered to families who want to amp up their experience. Go "behind-the-glass" of the National Music Centre's exhibitions, dive deeper into specific artifacts, and see the collection come to life with a musically trained tour guide. Behind-the-Glass Tours are $10 for adults, $7 for students/seniors, $5 for youth (4-12), and free for NMC Members and kids 3 and under. Book yours onsite at Studio Bell’s box office.

Family Day Schedule:

  • 11:00 am to 12:00 pm – Instrument Petting Zoo (East Village Skybridge, Level 5)
  • 12:00 pm to 12:15 pm – Kimball Theatre Organ Demo (Sound Affects, Level 3)
  • 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm – Dueling Piano Kings (Performance Hall, Level 2)
  • 1:45 pm to 2:30 pm – Dueling Piano Kings (Performance Hall, Level 2)
  • 3:00 pm to 3:15 pm – Kimball Theatre Organ Demo (Sound Affects, Level 3)

Studio Bell will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for Family Day on Monday, February 21. In addition to family-friendly activities, make sure to buy a 6-Month NMC Membership at a special pay-what-you-can rate. Suggested minimum payment is $15. This six-month membership gets you great value as NMC amps up its programming over the coming months. The promotion is only available in-person on February 21. Learn about membership perks at studiobell.ca/members. If you’d like to support NMC with a donation instead, visit studiobell.ca/donate.

Free admission on Family Day is first come, first served. Please read our updated Health & Safety Rules before your visit at studiobell.ca/visitor-information.

Special thanks to Scotiabank, FACTOR, and the Government of Canada for making this event possible.

About National Music Centre | Centre National de Musique
The National Music Centre (NMC) has a mission to amplify the love, sharing, and understanding of music and is preserving and celebrating Canada’s music story inside its home at Studio Bell in the heart of the East Village in Mohkinstsis (Calgary) on Treaty 7 territory. A registered charity with programs that include exhibitions, artist development, performance, and education, NMC is inspiring a new generation of music lovers. For more information about NMC’s onsite activities, please visit studiobell.ca. To check out the NMC experience online, including video-on-demand performances, made-in-Canada stories, and highly entertaining educational content, visit amplify.nmc.ca.

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Julijana Capone, Senior Publicist
National Music Centre
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