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OUTDOOR SERIES TO FEATURE DUELING PIANO KINGS, THE STEADIES, KATE STEVENS, THE COREY HOTLINE, AND MORE
(Calgary, AB — July 26, 2022) Every Sunday in August, National Music Centre (NMC) is bringing back its free outdoor Sundays in C-Square concert series.
Featuring a lineup of notable local names across a spectrum of genres, these family-friendly performances run each Sunday (weather permitting) from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, August 7-28, at the corner of 7 Avenue and 4 Street SE in East Village.
“It’s been wonderful to see our Sundays in C-Square events continue to grow in popularity,” said Adam Fox, NMC’s Director of Programs. “This free outdoor concert series coupled with a visit to Studio Bell and a scenic walk through East Village is the perfect Sunday activity for folks of all ages.”
This year’s Sundays in C-Square performers are:
Dueling Piano Kings is a highly interactive all-request piano show “where your requests rule.” These two piano players have decades of piano-playing experience, and can play any song you want to hear, from classic rock and retro tunes to the latest Top 40 music. No performances are ever the same!
Singer-songwriter Kayla Williams unabashedly loves soulful pop music. Her sound is characterized by powerful, buttery vocals layered over a backdrop reminiscent of decades past and her love for music from the ‘60s and ’70s.
The Steadies aren’t invited to the party – they are the party. This high-energy Canadian power trio mixes pop-rock with world-beat, funk, and reggae, creating a sound they’ve dubbed, ‘island-rock.’
Troy Kokol is an award-winning singer-songwriter and producer with over 250 cuts to his name in a variety of musical genres. He is a recipient of the SOCAN Award for Country Music and a two-time CCMA Songwriter of the Year nominee.
Singer-songwriter Kate Stevens melds emotive folk and soulful jazz-infused pop. Her buoyant stage persona mirrors her heart-on-sleeve lyrical sensibilities. Since first gracing Calgary stages at a young age, Stevens has won numerous accolades, awards, and nominations, including several YYC Music Awards.
Wyatt C. Louis is a nêhiyaw singer-songwriter based in Moh'kinstsís, on Treaty 7 Territory (Calgary, AB). Louis has made an impact on the eclectic city with songs built from soaring melodies, railroad-like finger picking and quiet, haunting vocals and lyrical phrasing. CBC’s Reclaimed named Louis as an Indigenous Artists to Watch in 2021.
The Corey Hotline is a garage-rock party trio with lead vocalist Mason Jenkins at the helm. As a trans-gendered person, much of Jenkins’ songs surround his struggles, history, and love for Calgary.
Drawing inspiration from artists including Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette, and Kacey Musgraves, Justine Giles has developed her own distinctive sound rooted in her personal journey.
After taking in a free concert, wander over to Studio Bell to take advantage of pay-what-you-can admission. Visitors can play, learn, and discover the evolving story of music in Canada across five floors of stunning architecture and 22 exhibition galleries. Or check out daily performances on the Kimball Theatre Organ—which stretches approximately 10 metres in length and features 25 different instruments—and exhibitions that celebrate Canadian icons and tap into the healing power of music.
The NMC Gift Shop & Café will also be open, offering grab-and-go snacks, drinks, and fresh pastries. Eat in or take your food out for a picnic on St. Patrick’s Island.
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. NMC is the home to four Canadian music halls of fame, including the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Quebec’s ADISQ Hall of Fame. Featuring musical instruments, artifacts, recording equipment, and memorabilia, the NMC Collection spans over 450 years of music history and innovation. 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.
Julijana Capone, Senior Publicist
National Music Centre
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