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Saturdays in C-Square: Gospel in the Square with HAVEN Vanguard Trio and the Calgary South Sudanese Gospel Choir
August 17
1:00 pm
Saturdays in C-Square: Gospel in the Square with HAVEN Vanguard Trio and the Calgary South Sudanese Gospel Choir
1:00 pm

Head down to East Village's beautiful plaza for the third installment of Saturdays in C-Square: Gospel in the Square, featuring HAVEN Vanguard Trio led by jazz pianist Timothonius, and the Calgary South Sudanese Gospel Choir.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Father Moon
August 17
1:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Father Moon
1:00 pm

During the month of August, check out local artists in a series of pop-up performances through Studio Bell galleries. Check out Father Moon, four musicians combining operatic vocals, atmospheric guitar, melodic bass and versatile percussion.

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!

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Kenny and Crystal Eyes Sing the CanCon Classics
August 18
3:30 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Kenny and Crystal Eyes Sing the CanCon Classics
3:30 pm

During the month of August, check out local artists in a series of pop-up performances throughout the Studio Bell galleries. This week, join Kenny and Crystal Eyes for a journey through beloved CanCon tunes for two.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Idols & Icons Duct Tape Accessories
August 24
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.

Saturdays in C-Square: Latin in the Square with Carolina Slim and La Mosca
August 24
1:00 pm
Saturdays in C-Square: Latin in the Square with Carolina Slim and La Mosca
1:00 pm

Head down to East Village's beautiful plaza for the final installment of Saturdays in C-Square: Latin in the Square, featuring the rhythms of Carolina Slim and La Mosca.

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!

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Dark Time
August 25
3:30 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Dark Time
3:30 pm

During the month of August, check out local artists in a series of pop-up performances throughout the Studio Bell galleries. This week, join Dark Time for for tunes that will be sure to get you bopping along.

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!

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: The Permanent Residents
September 1
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!

CCMA Songwriters' Series Session 1
September 5
Doors open: 2:30 pm. Showtime: 3:00pm.
CCMA Songwriters' Series Session 1
Doors open: 2:30 pm. Showtime: 3:00pm.

The CCMA Songwriters’ Series celebrates the crafting of original songs and the stories behind the words, indulging listeners with both new and familiar faces in the process.

CCMA Songwriters' Series Session 2
September 6
Doors open: 3:30 pm. Showtime: 4:00pm.
CCMA Songwriters' Series Session 2
Doors open: 3:30 pm. Showtime: 4:00pm.

The CCMA Songwriters’ Series celebrates the crafting of original songs and the stories behind the words, indulging listeners with both new and familiar faces in the process.

NMC presents: Sylvia Tyson in Conversation
September 6
Doors open: 7:30 pm, Showtime: 8:00 pm
NMC presents: Sylvia Tyson in Conversation
Doors open: 7:30 pm, Showtime: 8:00 pm

Join the most recent inductee into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Sylvia Tyson, and music industry journalist Larry LeBlanc, as they discuss her trailblazing career.

CCMA Songwriters' Series Session 3
September 7
Doors open: 1:00 pm. Showtime: 1:30pm.
CCMA Songwriters' Series Session 3
Doors open: 1:00 pm. Showtime: 1:30pm.

The CCMA Songwriters’ Series celebrates the crafting of original songs and the stories behind the words, indulging listeners with both new and familiar faces in the process.

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!

CCMA Songwriters' Series Session 4
September 8
Doors open: 1:30 pm. Showtime: 2:00pm.
CCMA Songwriters' Series Session 4
Doors open: 1:30 pm. Showtime: 2:00pm.

The CCMA Songwriters’ Series celebrates the crafting of original songs and the stories behind the words, indulging listeners with both new and familiar faces in the process.

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!

FREE concert: NMC Artist in Residence Ian Blurton
September 18
7:00 pm
FREE concert: NMC Artist in Residence Ian Blurton
7:00 pm

Ian Blurton wraps up his National Music Centre residency with a free show in the King Eddy. The show will be recorded using the Rolling Stones Mobile.

Alberta Spotlight: Beach Season
September 20
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm
Alberta Spotlight: Beach Season
Doors open: 7:00 pm, showtime: 8:00 pm

The duo behind Beach Season, Sam Avant and Simon Blitzer, explore the intersection between R&B and electronic pop music, inserting retro synths, drum machine samples, and sugary pop. 

Scotiabank Backbeat and JB Music Therapy presents: TUNE IN - Why Music Improves Mood and Memory (Livestreamed event)
September 21
1:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat and JB Music Therapy presents: TUNE IN - Why Music Improves Mood and Memory (Livestreamed event)
1:00 pm

In recognition of National Alzheimer's Day, Studio Bell's Scotiabank Backbeat and JB Music Therapy Present TUNE IN: Why Music Improves Mood and Memory with keynote Speaker Jennifer Buchanan.

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!

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Tandem Yam
September 22
1:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Tandem Yam
1:00 pm

Check out local artists in a series of pop-up performances throughout the Studio Bell galleries. This weekend, check out Tandem Yam as they tell some smooth Dad jokes, explain what "Yacht Rock" is, and sing some sweet harmonies.

NMC & Banff Centre present: Gryphon Trio
September 28
Doors open: 6:30 pm, Showtime: 7:30 pm
NMC & Banff Centre present: Gryphon Trio
Doors open: 6:30 pm, Showtime: 7:30 pm

With a repertoire that ranges from traditional to contemporary and from European classicism to modern-day multimedia, the Gryphons are committed to redefining chamber music for the 21st century.

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!

NMC AiR Workshop: Hermitess
October 6
1:00 pm
NMC AiR Workshop: Hermitess
1:00 pm

Calgary’s Hermitess is the solo project of songwriter and harpist Jennifer Crighton (also of The Consonant C and Devonian Gardens). She is also the next NMC Artist in Residence (AiR). Get a taste of her creative process during a public workshop. 

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!

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

With coolness that defies contrivance, Calvin Love is the lo-fi pop romantic who weaves an array of genres through a retro-future lens.

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!

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.

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!

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!

NMC AiR Workshop: Too Attached
November 9
1:00 pm
NMC AiR Workshop: Too Attached
1:00 pm

Shamik Bilgi and Vivek Shraya are the two siblings behind Too Attached, and the latest NMC Artists in Residence (AiR). Catch the duo share their creative process during a public workshop at Studio Bell.

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!

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!

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!

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!