A JOURNEY THROUGH OVER 50 YEARS OF CANADIAN MUSIC, PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE GUESS WHO, JONI MITCHELL, AVRIL LAVIGNE, THE WEEKND, AND MANY MORE
(Calgary, AB — January 10, 2023) The National Music Centre (NMC) is pleased to announce Rock the Nation, a musical revue presented by Annerin Productions, from January 28-March 5 at Studio Bell.
Rock the Nation is a rousing, theatrical production celebrating and honouring Canada’s remarkable musical legacy. Covering hits from the ‘60s to the present day, it features songs that inspired, moved, comforted, and challenged a country. It’s the soundtrack to generations and a musical reflection of a country’s evolution; a nation intent on building its own unique identity in a rapidly changing world. Experience it all live on stage, and journey through the decades by revisiting songs and music made famous by Paul Anka, the Guess Who, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Maestro Fresh Wes, k.d. lang, Avril Lavigne, Shania Twain, Drake, The Weeknd, and so many more.
“Rock the Nation will help kick off an exciting new year of National Music Centre programs at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre,” said Andrew Mosker, NMC President and CEO. “This series will amplify Canada’s rich musical story, delight audiences of all ages, and leave guests inspired by the diversity and depth of the ever-evolving Canadian songbook.”
“Through this production, audiences will have the chance to witness and learn how Canada, our artists, and our music have influenced the changing world,” said Jeff Parry of Annerin Productions. “We are really excited to be presenting this show to new audiences at Canada’s National Music Centre. It will complement the exhibits and collections that are currently showcased in their magnificent building, Studio Bell. We hope that audiences learn about Canada’s music from the show and are further inspired to see the real artifacts from some of these Canadian icons on display.”
National Music Centre will host two matinee performances of Rock the Nation every Saturday and Sunday at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm, from January 28-March 5. All performances are included with paid admission to Studio Bell.
Special thanks to Calgary Arts Development for supporting Rock the Nation.
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. it 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.
About Annerin Productions
Founded by Jeff Parry, Annerin Productions is a world-class leader in creating revival shows that redefine the entertainment. Since its inception in 1978, it has been involved with over 25,000 shows around the world, from Canada to the U.S. and Tokyo to Moscow. Foreigner’s Juke Box Hero, The Beatles’ Let it Be, and Queen’s We Will Rock You are among its other touring theatricals. For more information, please visit annerin.com.
Julijana Capone, Senior Publicist
National Music Centre
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