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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!

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Instrument Petting Zoo
June 16
1:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Instrument Petting Zoo
1:00 pm

Have you ever played a theremin? How about a hurdy-gurdy? Join NMC’s musician educators to try your hand at instruments you may never have heard before.

Showtime! present Scott Cook
June 19
10:15 am
Showtime! present Scott Cook
10:15 am

Edmonton’s Scott Cook has been living on the road for the last twelve years, touring across Canada, the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and elsewhere, and independently releasing six albums along the way.

SOLD OUT Corey Hart Plaque Ceremony and Performance
June 19
Doors open: 4:00 pm, showtime: 5:00 pm
SOLD OUT Corey Hart Plaque Ceremony and Performance
Doors open: 4:00 pm, showtime: 5:00 pm

Come celebrate the latest inductee to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Corey Hart at Studio Bell.

SOLD OUT Corey Hart Hall of Fame Performance
June 19
Doors open: 5:00 pm, showtime: 6:00 pm
SOLD OUT Corey Hart Hall of Fame Performance
Doors open: 5:00 pm, showtime: 6:00 pm

Come celebrate the latest inductee to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Corey Hart at Studio Bell.

NMC, APTN and Canada’s Music Incubator present: Creators’ Circle
June 20
1:00 PM
NMC, APTN and Canada’s Music Incubator present: Creators’ Circle
1:00 PM

Three emerging Indigenous acts, Bebe Buckskin, Diyet & The Love Soldiers and Carolina East, will offer a behind-the-scenes look at their creative process during a public workshop.

NMC & Sled Island present Lubomyr Melnyk and guests
June 20
Doors: 7:30 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm
NMC & Sled Island present Lubomyr Melnyk and guests
Doors: 7:30 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm

Melnyk is the creator of “continuous music,” a form of playing — in his case, piano-playing — so rapid and without comparative form that no gaps are left; movements, chapters and interludes are impossible to perceive.

Indigenous Music Week: Free admission for Indigenous people
June 21
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Indigenous Music Week: Free admission for Indigenous people
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

In recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day, free admission on June 21 will be offered to visitors who identify as Indigenous or of Indigenous descent. Reception will accept identification or declaration upon entry.

NMC, IRIM, Sled Island and present: AiR Workshop and Performance, Isitsiipotaako
June 21
1:00 pm
NMC, IRIM, Sled Island and present: AiR Workshop and Performance, Isitsiipotaako
1:00 pm

The National Music Centre (NMC), Indigenous Resilience in Music (IRIM), and Sled Island are pleased to present Isitsiipotaako, an Artist in Residence workshop and performance, featuring Ziibiwan and Dan Auger.

NMC, IRIM & Sled Island present Black Belt Eagle Scout, Ansley Simpson, and guests
June 21
Doors: 6:00 pm, showtime 6:45 pm
NMC, IRIM & Sled Island present Black Belt Eagle Scout, Ansley Simpson, and guests
Doors: 6:00 pm, showtime 6:45 pm

The National Music Centre (NMC), Sled Island, and Indigenous Resilience in Music (IRIM) are pleased to present Black Belt Eagle Scout, Ansley Simpson, Ziibiwan, and DRI HIEV for a very special night of music.

Indigenous Music Week: Saturday Celebration
June 22
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Indigenous Music Week: Saturday Celebration
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Enjoy music, art, and dance that celebrate the cultural diversity of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples.

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.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Barrel Organ Automata
June 29
1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Barrel Organ Automata
1:00 pm & 4:00 pm

Prototype, test, and design your very own eye-catching automaton and make it dance along to a barrel organ from NMC's collection.

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!

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Idols & Icons Duct Tape Accessories
June 30
1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Idols & Icons Duct Tape Accessories
1:00 pm & 4:00 pm

Take your turn in the spotlight by creating your very own iconic accessory out of a humble material: duct tape.

Canada Day 2019 at Studio Bell: Free admission
July 1
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Canada Day 2019 at Studio Bell: Free admission
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (NMC), is the place to party for Canada’s 152nd birthday.

NMC and Cold Garden present: Garden Party on the King Eddy Rooftop
July 1
2:00 pm to 12:00 am
NMC and Cold Garden present: Garden Party on the King Eddy Rooftop
2:00 pm to 12:00 am

Hear DJs spinning and get a taste of Cold Garden’s lineup of traditional and more eccentric beers in a garden oasis, created especially for Canada Day.

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!

Chinook Country Historic Society and the National Music Centre present: Leader of the Band, a talk by Bob Pearson
August 2
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chinook Country Historic Society and the National Music Centre present: Leader of the Band, a talk by Bob Pearson
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre is pleased to partner with the Chinook Country Historic Society on another annual presentation for Historic Week Calgary 2019 on Friday, August 2.

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!

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.

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!

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.

NMC & Sled Island present: Sarah Neufeld
September 13
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm
NMC & Sled Island present: Sarah Neufeld
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm

Sarah Neufeld is a violinist and composer based in Montréal, Canada, best known as a member of Arcade Fire.

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.

NMC presents: Jimmy Rankin
October 11
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm
NMC presents: Jimmy Rankin
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm

Jimmy Rankin is one of the true originals in Canadian music. For his latest album, Moving East, he moved from Nashville to Nova Scotia, bringing the party to the kitchen.

NMC presents: Jimmy Rankin
October 12
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm
NMC presents: Jimmy Rankin
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm

Jimmy Rankin is one of the true originals in Canadian music. For his latest album, Moving East, he moved from Nashville to Nova Scotia, bringing the party to the kitchen.

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!