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Backstage Pass Tour
April 21
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: Musical Rube Goldberg Machine
April 21
Doors open: 10:00 am, showtime: 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Musical Rube Goldberg Machine
Doors open: 10:00 am, showtime: 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm

Join us on World Creativity & Innovation Day to build the wildest and wackiest instrument you can: a Musical Rube Goldberg Machine. Build, test, and let your creativity run free with this hands-on activity.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Blend Vocal Association
April 27
Doors open: 10:00 am, showtime: 1:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Blend Vocal Association
Doors open: 10:00 am, showtime: 1:00 pm

Enjoy the 3 and 4 part harmonies of Blend Vocal Association, a Calgary women’s vocal ensemble. Performing a wide variety of musical styles and genres, you’re sure to leave their performance feeling entertained, upbeat, and inspired.

Backstage Pass Tour
April 28
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 Jewish Community Centre Klezmer Band
April 28
Doors open: 10:00 am, showtime 2:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: The Jewish Community Centre Klezmer Band
Doors open: 10:00 am, showtime 2:00 pm

Explore the world of Jewish music with the Jewish Community Centre's Klezmer Band! This exciting performance of klezmer music, an Eastern European Jewish music tradition, is sure to get the whole family dancing along.

NMC and CPO present: John Corigliano's Mr. Tambourine Man
May 2
Doors open: 6:00 pm, pre-concert chat: 6:45 pm, showtime: 7:30 pm
NMC and CPO present: John Corigliano's Mr. Tambourine Man
Doors open: 6:00 pm, pre-concert chat: 6:45 pm, showtime: 7:30 pm

As part of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra's Under the Influence Festival, NMC is thrilled to present internationally acclaimed composer, John Corigliano.

NMC Artist in Residence Workshop: Wish Lash
May 4
1:00 pm
NMC Artist in Residence Workshop: Wish Lash
1:00 pm

Wish Lash is the solo moniker and experimental electronic fever dream of Calgary-based Kerry Megan, who builds ambient, dark-leaning techno from layered synths, heartbeat drums and otherworldly voices.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents:  Sound Storms
May 4
Doors open: 10:00 am, showtime 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Sound Storms
Doors open: 10:00 am, showtime 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm

A storm is rolling in to Studio Bell with this hands-on program! Work together to create the sounds of a storm with body percussion, percussion instruments, and everyday materials.

Backstage Pass Tour
May 5
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: JOYFULTALK
May 5
Doors open: 10:00 am, showtime 11:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: JOYFULTALK
Doors open: 10:00 am, showtime 11:00 pm

The brainchild of composer and instrument builder Jay Crocker, JOYFULTALK is without a doubt the most forward-thinking musical act to emerge from the rural outpost of Crousetown, Nova Scotia.

NMC and Calgary Film present Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind screening
May 8
Doors open: 6:00 pm, showtime: 7:00 pm
NMC and Calgary Film present Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind screening
Doors open: 6:00 pm, showtime: 7:00 pm

The first of the series will feature the premiere of Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind on May 8 — an exploration of the career, music and influence of legendary Canadian musical icon and 17 time Juno Award winner, Gordon Lightfoot.

NMC and Sled Island present: Ian William Craig
May 10
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm
NMC and Sled Island present: Ian William Craig
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm

Blending choral, ambient and noise influences together into this customized array of tape decks, Ian William Craig moves you over shifting tectonic plates of operatic improvisations, fields of tape hiss and haunting pastoral melodies.

Backstage Pass Tour
May 12
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: Calgary Music Academy
May 12
Doors open: 10:00 am, showtime 1:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Calgary Music Academy
Doors open: 10:00 am, showtime 1:00 pm

From piano to violin, voice to cello, the youth performers from the Calgary Music Academy can play it all! Join them for a special outreach performance and enjoy the talents of Calgary’s youth.

East Village presents: $10 Date Night at Studio Bell
May 14
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.

RBC Master in Residence: Terri Clark
May 15
4:00 pm
RBC Master in Residence: Terri Clark
4:00 pm

Join the National Music Centre on May 15 at Studio Bell for an evening of conversation and song, featuring internationally-renowned Canadian country music superstar Terri Clark, the latest RBC Master in Residence.

Alberta Spotlight: Karl Hirzer with Allyson Hop
May 16
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm
Alberta Spotlight: Karl Hirzer with Allyson Hop
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm

The National Music Centre is pleased to present Karl Hirzer with Allyson Hop as part of the Alberta Spotlight series.

NMC Artist in Residence Workshop: nêhiyawak
May 18
1:00 pm
NMC Artist in Residence Workshop: nêhiyawak
1:00 pm

nêhiyawak hails from amiskwaciy in Treaty 6 Territory. Their music is a resonant expression of indigeneity in the modern world.

NMC and Tooth Blackner present: Jenn Grant
May 18
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm
NMC and Tooth Blackner present: Jenn Grant
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm

A heralded singer and songwriter from Prince Edward Island, in Canada’s Maritimes, Jenn Grant has four albums and one EP under her belt; she is about to embark on a brand new journey with her best collection of songs to date.

Backstage Pass Tour
May 19
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 presents: Steven Page with Port Cities
May 24
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm
NMC presents: Steven Page with Port Cities
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm

NMC is pleased to present legendary Canadian rocker Steven Page in two back-to-back performances on his 2019 Discipline Tour.

NMC presents: Steven Page with Port Cities
May 25
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm
NMC presents: Steven Page with Port Cities
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm

NMC is pleased to present legendary Canadian rocker Steven Page in two back-to-back performances on his 2019 Discipline Tour.

Backstage Pass Tour
May 26
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
June 2
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!

Seniors' Days at Studio Bell
June 3
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Seniors' Days at Studio Bell
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

All seniors (65+) can enjoy FREE admission to Studio Bell on June 3 and 4 as part of Seniors’ Week in Calgary.

Seniors' Days at Studio Bell
June 4
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Seniors' Days at Studio Bell
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

All seniors (65+) can enjoy FREE admission to Studio Bell on June 3 and 4 as part of Seniors' Week in Calgary.

Backstage Pass Tour
June 9
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 and Calgary Film present  David Crosby: Remember My Name
June 10
Doors open: 6:00 pm, showtime: 7:00 pm
NMC and Calgary Film present David Crosby: Remember My Name
Doors open: 6:00 pm, showtime: 7:00 pm

David Crosby: Remember My Name is the second documentary to be screened as part of MoS Docs on June 10. In this documentary, viewers are invited to Meet David Crosby in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind.

East Village presents: $10 Date Night at Studio Bell
June 11
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.

Speak Up! exhibition preview
June 13
NMC Members Only
Speak Up! exhibition preview
NMC Members Only

Be the first to see the Speak Up! exhibition, showcasing Indigenous artists who have, or are, making a social impact on a local, regional, or national level.

Speak Up! exhibition launch
June 14
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Speak Up! exhibition launch
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come and see the Speak Up! exhibition, showcasing Indigenous artists who have, or are, making a social impact on a local, regional, or national level.

Backstage Pass Tour
June 16
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
June 23
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!

Homegrown Country: Celebrating Canadian Country Music exhibition preview
June 27
NMC Members Only
Homegrown Country: Celebrating Canadian Country Music exhibition preview
NMC Members Only

To commemorate the Canadian Country Music Awards' return to Calgary, the National Music Centre is launching a six-month special exhibition profiling some of Canada's biggest country artists, industry builders, and new faces.

Homegrown Country: Celebrating Canadian Country Music exhibition launch
June 28
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Homegrown Country: Celebrating Canadian Country Music exhibition launch
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

To commemorate the Canadian Country Music Awards' return to Calgary, the National Music Centre is pleased to launch this six-month special exhibition profiling some of Canada's biggest country artists, industry builders, and new faces.

Alberta Spotlight: WAKE with Begrime Exemious
June 28
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm
Alberta Spotlight: WAKE with Begrime Exemious
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm

The National Music Centre is pleased to present grindcore act WAKE with Begrime Exemious on the rooftop terrace above King Eddy.

Backstage Pass Tour
June 30
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
July 7
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!

East Village presents: $10 Date Night at Studio Bell
July 9
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.

Backstage Pass Tour
July 14
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
July 21
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 Artist in Residence Workshop: Jean-Michel Blais
July 27
1:00 pm
NMC Artist in Residence Workshop: Jean-Michel Blais
1:00 pm

Montreal-based Jean-Michel Blais blends his classical skill and precise pop sensibility with synthetic accompaniment.

Backstage Pass Tour
July 28
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 and East Village present: Saturdays in C-Square
August 3
To be announced
NMC and East Village present: Saturdays in C-Square
To be announced

In collaboration with our partners at East Village, NMC delivers free live concerts on four consecutive Saturdays in August at Celebration Square. Bring your family and enjoy great local music in one of Calgary's fastest-growing urban neighborhoods.

Backstage Pass Tour
August 4
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 and East Village present: Saturdays in C-Square
August 10
To be announced
NMC and East Village present: Saturdays in C-Square
To be announced

In collaboration with our partners at East Village, NMC delivers free live concerts on four consecutive Saturdays in August at Celebration Square. Bring your family and enjoy great local music in one of Calgary's fastest-growing urban neighborhoods.

Backstage Pass Tour
August 11
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!

East Village presents: $10 Date Night at Studio Bell
August 13
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 and East Village present: Saturdays in C-Square
August 17
To be announced
NMC and East Village present: Saturdays in C-Square
To be announced

In collaboration with our partners at East Village, NMC delivers free live concerts on four consecutive Saturdays in August at Celebration Square. Bring your family and enjoy great local music in one of Calgary's fastest-growing urban neighborhoods.

Backstage Pass Tour
August 18
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 and East Village present: Saturdays in C-Square
August 24
To be announced
NMC and East Village present: Saturdays in C-Square
To be announced

In collaboration with our partners at East Village, NMC delivers free live concerts on four consecutive Saturdays in August at Celebration Square. Bring your family and enjoy great local music in one of Calgary's fastest-growing urban neighborhoods.

Backstage Pass Tour
August 25
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
September 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!

Backstage Pass Tour
September 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!

East Village presents: $10 Date Night at Studio Bell
September 10
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.

Backstage Pass Tour
September 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
September 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
September 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!

Backstage Pass Tour
October 6
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!

East Village presents: $10 Date Night at Studio Bell
October 8
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.

Backstage Pass Tour
October 13
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
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!

Backstage Pass Tour
October 27
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
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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!