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Alberta Spotlight: Calvin Love with Marlaena Moore
October 18
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm
Alberta Spotlight: Calvin Love with Marlaena Moore
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm

The National Music Centre is pleased to present some of Edmonton's finest as part of the Alberta Spotlight series, lo-fi pop romantic Calvin Love with indie-pop darling Marlaena Moore.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Lanice Chep
October 19
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Lanice Chep
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Things are getting cozy this fall at Studio Bell with a coffee shop folk performance from local artist Lanice Chep!

Backstage Pass Tour
October 20
12:00 pm and 1:30 pm
Backstage Pass Tour
12:00 pm and 1:30 pm

Take an exclusive trip behind the scenes at Studio Bell and see music come to life!

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: The Permanent Residents
October 20
1:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: The Permanent Residents
1:00 pm

Join local band The Permanent Residents for an acoustic rock performance that's sure to get you grooving!

Stingray Classical AiR Workshop: Anders Muskens
October 25
1:00 pm
Stingray Classical AiR Workshop: Anders Muskens
1:00 pm

Edmonton’s Anders Muskens specializes in historical performance on keyboard instruments from the 18th and early 19th century—namely the forte-piano, harpsichord, clavichord, and organ.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: DIY Decoder Glasses
October 26
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: DIY Decoder Glasses
10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Create a pair of iconic glasses to rival Corey Hart's! Put your own spin on a pair of decoder glasses, then head to our Corey Hart exhibit to reveal hidden messages.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Spooky Soundscapes
October 27
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Spooky Soundscapes
10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Get in the Halloween spirit by creating spooky soundscapes for silent film. Explore how instruments and everyday objects can be used to create all the sound effects you need to set the scene, from creaking doors to ghostly howls.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Wash Tub Bass
November 2
10:30 am
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Wash Tub Bass
10:30 am

Explore the science of stringed instruments with a wash tub bass! Experiment with how changing a string's tension and length affects pitch and create a groovy bass line of your own.

NMC AiR Workshop: Shopé
November 2
1:00 pm
NMC AiR Workshop: Shopé
1:00 pm

Get an inside look at the creative process of Shopé, CBC Music's 2019 Searchlight competition winner.

Backstage Pass Tour
November 3
12:00 pm and 1:30 pm
Backstage Pass Tour
12:00 pm and 1:30 pm

Take an exclusive trip behind the scenes at Studio Bell and see music come to life!

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: The Ramblin' Ambassadors
November 3
2:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: The Ramblin' Ambassadors
2:00 pm

Join local artists, the Ramblin' Ambassadors, for the latest in a series of pop-up performances throughout the Studio Bell galleries.

Backstage Pass Tour
November 10
12:00 pm and 1:30 pm
Backstage Pass Tour
12:00 pm and 1:30 pm

Take an exclusive trip behind the scenes at Studio Bell and see music come to life!

Remembrance Day at Studio Bell
November 11
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Remembrance Day at Studio Bell
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Join us to honour our veterans at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, on Remembrance Day.

East Village presents: $10 Date Night at Studio Bell
November 12
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Village presents: $10 Date Night at Studio Bell
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Calgary, you love our $10 Date Night events, so we're bringing it back! The National Music Centre is pleased to offer evening hours and discounted rates for visitors to Studio Bell.

NMC ON: In Conversation with Nick Middleton (of The Funk Hunters)
November 15
3:15 pm
NMC ON: In Conversation with Nick Middleton (of The Funk Hunters)
3:15 pm

Vancouver EDM tastemaker Nick Middleton is a sought-after music producer, internationally-acclaimed touring DJ, artist manager, and label owner.

NMC ON: After Hours with Daedelus and guests
November 15
9:00 pm
NMC ON: After Hours with Daedelus and guests
9:00 pm

NMC’s popular late-night series returns with a headlining performance by Los Angeles beatmaker Daedelus, the producer with over two dozen releases on a variety of labels, and collaborations with musicians in many worlds.

NMC ON: Buchla Masterclass with Suzanne Ciani
November 16
11:00 am
NMC ON: Buchla Masterclass with Suzanne Ciani
11:00 am

Dubbed the “Diva of the Diode,” Suzanne Ciani is an electronic sound designer and composer known for her decades-long relationship with, and mastery of, the Buchla 200e synthesizer and its predecessor, the Buchla 200.

NMC ON: Daedelus on ‘Inventing the Instrument’
November 16
1:00 pm
NMC ON: Daedelus on ‘Inventing the Instrument’
1:00 pm

Best known for his output on pioneering UK label Ninja Tune, Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint, and others, DJ and producer Daedelus (aka Alfred Darlington) helps bridge the gap between creator and observer.

Backstage Pass Tour
November 17
12:00 pm and 1:30 pm
Backstage Pass Tour
12:00 pm and 1:30 pm

Take an exclusive trip behind the scenes at Studio Bell and see music come to life!

NMC ON: In Conversation with Markus Resch, Mellotron Re-inventor and Restorer
November 17
11:00 am
NMC ON: In Conversation with Markus Resch, Mellotron Re-inventor and Restorer
11:00 am

Markus Resch is the co-owner and contemporary creator of Mellotron, the iconic polyphonic tape replay keyboard used by the Beatles, David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, and many others.

Alberta Spotlight: Copperhead
November 22
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm
Alberta Spotlight: Copperhead
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm

Anchored by lead singer Liz Stevens' smoky, goosebump-inducing contralto, Copperhead immerses audiences in ambient, expansive soundscapes, blending lo-fi, post-industrial noise, R&B and minor-key murder ballads.

Backstage Pass Tour
November 24
12:00 pm and 1:30 pm
Backstage Pass Tour
12:00 pm and 1:30 pm

Take an exclusive trip behind the scenes at Studio Bell and see music come to life!

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Cool Choir Christmas Sing-Along
November 24
2:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Cool Choir Christmas Sing-Along
2:00 pm

Get in the holiday spirit with the Cool Choir! Treat your ears to a performance of all your seasonal favourites, and get in on the fun yourself with a sing-along that's sure to get the whole family bopping along.

Wood Automotive Group: John McDermott Family Christmas
November 28
Doors open: 6:00 pm, showtime: 7:00pm
Wood Automotive Group: John McDermott Family Christmas
Doors open: 6:00 pm, showtime: 7:00pm

The Wood Automotive Group is proud to present - A John McDermott Family Christmas with special guests, Calgary performance group, Remix powered by Revv 52.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Long Time No Time feat. the University of Calgary Jazz Orchestra)
November 30
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Long Time No Time feat. the University of Calgary Jazz Orchestra)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Get the whole family grooving with this collaborative concert from horn band Long Time No Time and the University of Calgary Jazz Orchestra!

Backstage Pass Tour
December 1
12:00 pm and 1:30 pm
Backstage Pass Tour
12:00 pm and 1:30 pm

Take an exclusive trip behind the scenes at Studio Bell and see music come to life!

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Soundboard Music Tour
December 1
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Soundboard Music Tour
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Explore the exciting world of classical music with the Soundboard Tour!

Backstage Pass Tour
December 8
12:00 pm and 1:30 pm
Backstage Pass Tour
12:00 pm and 1:30 pm

Take an exclusive trip behind the scenes at Studio Bell and see music come to life!

Alberta Spotlight: Mariel Buckley
December 12
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm
Alberta Spotlight: Mariel Buckley
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm

Few performers combine the lyrical heartfelt authenticity of classic country music with a steely-eyed intensity that compels an audience’s attention like Calgary’s Mariel Buckley.

Backstage Pass Tour
December 15
12:00 pm and 1:30 pm
Backstage Pass Tour
12:00 pm and 1:30 pm

Take an exclusive trip behind the scenes at Studio Bell and see music come to life!

Backstage Pass Tour
December 22
12:00 pm and 1:30 pm
Backstage Pass Tour
12:00 pm and 1:30 pm

Take an exclusive trip behind the scenes at Studio Bell and see music come to life!

Backstage Pass Tour
December 29
12:00 pm and 1:30 pm
Backstage Pass Tour
12:00 pm and 1:30 pm

Take an exclusive trip behind the scenes at Studio Bell and see music come to life!