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Randy Bachman: Every Guitar Tells a Story

Location: Level 5

Dates: May 5 to October 1, 2023

The National Music Centre is pleased to announce Randy Bachman: Every Guitar Tells a Story, a new temporary exhibition at Studio Bell highlighting the sprawling guitar collection of one of Canada’s most celebrated players.

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Canadian Music Hall of Fame 2023 Inductee: Nickelback

Location: Level 5, Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Dates: March 2023 - February 2024

In partnership with the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, this temporary exhibition celebrates the 2023 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, Nickelback. Canadian fans are encouraged to complement Nickelback's Get Rollin' summer tour with a visit to Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, in Calgary to explore this insightful exhibition. 

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Showcase: Guitars

Location: Level 4

Dates: Opened February 11, 2023

A temporary exhibition dedicated to one of the most popular and versatile instruments — the almighty guitar.

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Speak Up!

Location: Level 3, Speak Up

Dates: Updated exhibition opens June 21, 2023

With the support of TD, the award-winning Speak Up! exhibition showcases Indigenous artists who have, or are, making a social impact on a local, regional, or national level—motivating a new generation to take action and offering a better understanding of where they come from.

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Music & Wellness

Location: Level 3

Dates: Opened May 27, 2022

National Music Centre is launching a new permanent Music & Wellness exhibition that taps into the power of music on mental and physical health.

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Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

Location: Level 5, Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

Dates: Updated September 2022

In partnership with the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, this permanent gallery space celebrates the latest inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame which include David Foster, Alanis Morissette, Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance, Murray McLauchlan, Daniel Lavoie, and Sylvain Lelièvre.

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ADISQ Hall of Fame

Location: Level 5, ADISQ Hall of Fame

Dates: Opened January 24, 2020

In partnership with the l’Association québécoise de l’industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la video (ADISQ), this permanent exhibition space honours the latest Félix Award winners and music makers from Québec.

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Community Storytellers

Location: Level 1, Drop-in-Zone

Dates: Opened July 1, 2021

The Community Storytellers exhibit presents community members’ musical artifacts and memories in their own words; they are the storytellers.

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