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Boardwalk presents: A Smalltown DJs Family Dance Party with Skratch Bastid
February 17
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Boardwalk presents: A Smalltown DJs Family Dance Party with Skratch Bastid
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Calgary’s favourite DJ duo, Smalltown DJs will be in the house curating the ultimate family dance party at Studio Bell on Family Day, and fellow party-rocker Skratch Bastid is coming along for the ride.

NMC & CIFF present: Say Amen, Somebody
February 19
Doors open: 6:00 pm, showtime: 7:00 pm
NMC & CIFF present: Say Amen, Somebody
Doors open: 6:00 pm, showtime: 7:00 pm

Introducing the first film in our 2020 MoS Docs Series: SAY AMEN, SOMEBODY, screening February 19 at 7pm at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre.

Block Heater 2020
February 21
Doors at 6:00 pm
Block Heater 2020
Doors at 6:00 pm

Calgary Folk Music Festival’s Block Heater, presented by ATB, returns for its 5th year February 20 – 22, 2020 at Festival Hall, Studio Bell, King Eddy, the Central Library, the Ironwood and Gorilla Whale.

Block Heater 2020
February 22
Doors at 6:00 pm
Block Heater 2020
Doors at 6:00 pm

Calgary Folk Music Festival’s Block Heater, presented by ATB, returns for its 5th year February 20 – 22, 2020 at Festival Hall, Studio Bell, King Eddy, the Central Library, the Ironwood and Gorilla Whale.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Instrument Petting Zoo
February 22
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Instrument Petting Zoo
10:30 am - 4:30 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.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Insta-Song
February 23
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Insta-Song
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tempo, genre, emotion...there are all sorts of elements that come together when building a song. Mix and match these musical elements and listen as our musician educators bring your combinations to life!

Tom Phillips & The D.T.s Artist in Residence Performance
February 28
8:00 pm
Tom Phillips & The D.T.s Artist in Residence Performance
8:00 pm

Tom Phillips & The D.T.s wrap their National Music Centre residency with a free show at the King Eddy. Hear about the band's creative process and get a taste of new music.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Peter and the Wolf
February 29
1:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Peter and the Wolf
1:00 pm

In its heyday, the Kimball Theatre Organ added sound effects and musical scores to silent films. Join us to see its storytelling power in action as Peter Exner and Allan Monk bring Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf to life!

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: A Teaching Concert on the African Roots of the Blues with Scott Ainslie
March 1
1:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: A Teaching Concert on the African Roots of the Blues with Scott Ainslie
1:00 pm

Join us for an exploration of the African Roots of the Blues with Robert Johnson transcriber and authority, Scott Ainslie!

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Instrument Petting Zoo
March 7
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Instrument Petting Zoo
10:30 am - 4:30 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.

NMC AiR Workshop: Rich Aucoin 
March 7
1:00 pm
NMC AiR Workshop: Rich Aucoin 
1:00 pm

As the next National Music Centre Artist in Residence, Rich Aucoin will offer a performance and demonstration in NMC's recording studios.

$10 Date Night at Studio Bell
March 17
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$10 Date Night at Studio Bell
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The National Music Centre is pleased to offer evening hours and discounted rates for visitors to Studio Bell.

Alberta Spotlight: John Wort Hannam
March 19
8:00 pm
Alberta Spotlight: John Wort Hannam
8:00 pm

The National Music Centre is pleased to present folk-roots artist John Wort Hannam as part of the Alberta Spotlight series.

Sunday Funday at Studio Bell
April 5
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday Funday at Studio Bell
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday Funday is back by popular demand! Enjoy a special $12 admission on Sundays throughout April at Studio Bell.

Sunday Funday at Studio Bell
April 12
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday Funday at Studio Bell
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday Funday is back by popular demand! Enjoy a special $12 admission on Sundays throughout April at Studio Bell.

$10 Date Night at Studio Bell
April 14
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$10 Date Night at Studio Bell
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The National Music Centre is pleased to offer evening hours and discounted rates for visitors to Studio Bell.

NMC presents Sue Foley and Crystal Shawanda
April 16
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm
NMC presents Sue Foley and Crystal Shawanda
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm

Sue Foley is a multi-award-winning musician and one of the finest blues and roots artists working today. She is a veritable triple-threat as a guitarist, songwriter and vocalist.

Sunday Funday at Studio Bell
April 19
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday Funday at Studio Bell
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday Funday is back by popular demand! Enjoy a special $12 admission on Sundays throughout April at Studio Bell.

NMC AiR Workshop: Pomo 
April 25
1:00 pm
NMC AiR Workshop: Pomo 
1:00 pm

Beat producer Pomo will wrap his National Music Centre residency with an RSVP-only event for local music producers inside the recording studios at Studio Bell.

Sunday Funday at Studio Bell
April 26
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday Funday at Studio Bell
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday Funday is back by popular demand! Enjoy a special $12 admission on Sundays throughout April at Studio Bell.

NMC presents: Julie Nesrallah, Diva No Tiara
May 1
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm
NMC presents: Julie Nesrallah, Diva No Tiara
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm

The National Music Centre is pleased to present Julie Nesrallah and pianist Robert Kortgaard for an intimate and entertaining evening of musical stories, cabaret, ditties and diva songs.

NMC & Tooth Blackner present: Ron Sexsmith
May 6
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm
NMC & Tooth Blackner present: Ron Sexsmith
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm

One of Canada’s most accomplished singer-songwriters, Ron Sexsmith is heading out on tour this spring with a stop at Studio Bell.

$10 Date Night at Studio Bell
May 12
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$10 Date Night at Studio Bell
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The National Music Centre is pleased to offer evening hours and discounted rates for visitors to Studio Bell.

$10 Date Night at Studio Bell
June 9
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$10 Date Night at Studio Bell
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The National Music Centre is pleased to offer evening hours and discounted rates for visitors to Studio Bell.

$10 Date Night at Studio Bell
July 14
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$10 Date Night at Studio Bell
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The National Music Centre is pleased to offer evening hours and discounted rates for visitors to Studio Bell.

AMIS 2020 Conference
July 15
July 15 – July 18, All day
AMIS 2020 Conference
July 15 – July 18, All day

Join us for the 2020 American Musical Instrument Society meeting at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

NMC AiR Workshop: Sarah Davachi 
July 18
1:00 pm
NMC AiR Workshop: Sarah Davachi 
1:00 pm

As the next National Music Centre Artist in Residence, electroacoustic musician Sarah Davachi will share her creative process, and offer a behind-the-scenes presentation in NMC's recording studios. This is an RSVP-only event.

$10 Date Night at Studio Bell
August 11
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$10 Date Night at Studio Bell
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The National Music Centre is pleased to offer evening hours and discounted rates for visitors to Studio Bell.

$10 Date Night at Studio Bell
September 8
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$10 Date Night at Studio Bell
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The National Music Centre is pleased to offer evening hours and discounted rates for visitors to Studio Bell.

$10 Date Night at Studio Bell
October 13
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$10 Date Night at Studio Bell
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The National Music Centre is pleased to offer evening hours and discounted rates for visitors to Studio Bell.

$10 Date Night at Studio Bell
November 10
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$10 Date Night at Studio Bell
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The National Music Centre is pleased to offer evening hours and discounted rates for visitors to Studio Bell.