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National Music Centre to Celebrate Canada Day Presented by Bell on July 1



(Calgary, AB – June 9, 2022) On July 1, celebrate Canada Day presented by Bell and the 6th anniversary of Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (NMC). Visitors can explore Canada’s musical mosaic through new exhibitions, hands-on, family-friendly activities, and pop-up performances across multiple floors. Admission on July 1 will be offered at a pay-what-you-can rate. Beat the line and book your tickets here.

To thank the community for six years of support, NMC will be offering 50% off all NMC Memberships for one-day only on July 1. Memberships will be available for purchase online at and in-person.

“Since opening in 2016, Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, has been a hub for amplifying the voices of many communities from across Canada,” said Andrew Mosker, President and CEO of NMC. “Six years on, our vision remains the same: to provide a national home for music in Canada and celebrate music’s transformative power to heal and unite. Now that people are feeling more comfortable coming out to live events, we’re looking forward to welcoming Canadians, Calgarians, and international visitors for what’s sure to be an unforgettable bash!”

Studio Bell will be open on Canada Day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with activities that include:

  • Dueling Piano Kings’ all-request piano show
  • Hands-on Instrument Petting Zoo
  • Roaming buskers throughout Studio Bell
  • Kimball Theatre Organ performances
  • Pop-up demonstrations of unique NMC Collection items

In addition to hands-on activities and performances, visitors can explore several exciting new exhibitions, including Buffy Sainte-Marie: Pathfinder, a new retrospective exhibition by an innovator of digital art; Music & Wellness, which taps into the power of music on mental and physical health; and Canadian Music Hall of Fame: Deborah Cox, honouring the R&B/pop icon and 2022 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee. Check closer to July 1 for the entire day’s schedule at Studio Bell.

Canada Day at the King Eddy
Visitors are encouraged to head over to the legendary King Eddy after their day of discovery. The King Eddy’s main floor and rooftop will be rocking across both floors with brews, bites, and live tunes, from 11:00 am ‘til close. Catch old-time banjoist and songwriter Amy Nelson, Cree/Métis blues-rocker Bebe Buckskin, and Franco-Albertan singer-songwriter Pierre Sabourin on the Eddy's main floor, and alternative R&B artist ZENON on the rooftop with more acts to be announced. No cover on the main floor or rooftop. Stay tuned for the full lineup at

Canada Day in East Village
Enjoy family-friendly activities throughout East Village. Shop at the East Village Neighbourhood Association Street Fair, located along 8 Avenue SE, between 4 Street and 6 Street. Explore the Central Library. Visit East Village Headquarters along RiverWalk to learn about the community. Discover St. Patrick’s Island, filled with live music and festivities. And much more!

There is a lot to do on Canada Day in East Village, so please allow enough time for transportation. We encourage you to walk, bike or take public transit to Studio Bell on Canada Day

For a full listing of Canada Day events in Calgary, please visit:

Special thanks to media sponsors Calgary Herald and Calgary Sun for supporting this event.

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 To check out the NMC experience online, including video-on-demand performances, made-in-Canada stories, and highly entertaining educational content, visit


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Julijana Capone, Senior Publicist
National Music Centre
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