Musical revue returns with set list that journeys through the decades of Canadian music
(Calgary, AB — December 14, 2023) After an overwhelmingly positive response, Rock the Nation is back by popular demand! National Music Centre (NMC) will host matinee performances of the rousing musical revue presented by Annerin Productions, every Saturday and Sunday at Studio Bell from January 27 to April 28, 2024.
With electrifying performances of beloved hit Canadian songs, Rock the Nation charts over 60 years of Canadian music, and promises to captivate audiences once again. Featuring a cast of local talent, this musical rockumentary captures the soundtrack to a nation, and it’s sure to have music fans singing along.
Covering hits from the ‘60s to the present day, Rock the Nation features songs that inspired, moved, comforted, and challenged a country. This year’s set list will include returning fan favourites 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.
“There’s nothing better than seeing a theatre full of people singing, smiling, and connecting with others through their favourite songs – that’s the power of Canada’s songbook,” said Andrew Mosker, NMC President and CEO. “Whether it’s your first-time seeing Rock the Nation or your tenth, this is a must-see show that will leave you feeling nostalgic and inspired by Canada’s contributions to music globally.”
“Canada’s National Music Centre is the perfect place for this production – where else can you learn about Canadian music history and hear that history come to life on stage?” said Jeff Parry, CEO of Calgary based entertainment production company, Annerin Productions. “We’re delighted to return to Studio Bell with a set list that will have fans journeying through the decades and appreciating how Canada made its mark musically on a changing world.”
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 27-April 28. Learn more about new pricing packages, which include entry to the museum, seats for the show, and a 10% discount at the King Eddy so you can grab a bite before the show. Get your tickets now at studiobell.ca/whats-on.
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. 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
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