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Family Day at Studio Bell with The Buckleys
Family Day at Studio Bell with The Buckleys

The National Music Centre is hosting a special Family Day event featuring Alberta's beloved songwriting siblings, The Buckleys. Admission is free on February 19, so gather your friends and family for a day of musical fun!

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Family Day at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, has become an annual favourite, inspiring families to strengthen their bonds through the power of music. With lots of family-friendly performances and hands-on interactive activities, it promises to be a fun-filled day of music and connection.

Music presented on Family Day celebrates the diversity of our city and helps create a sense of belonging for all. Visitors can catch live music performances and special activations, such as an instrument petting zoo, demonstrations of the show-stopping Kimball Theatre Organ, and a performance by the Canadian Chamber Choir.

All exhibition spaces and performance areas at Studio Bell are accessible to all abilities. Visitors of all ages will be able to explore updated exhibitions while interacting with Canada's music story in a range of visual, tactile, and auditory ways that bring music to life.

About The Buckleys:

Unapologetically genuine, wry, and soft-hearted — Mariel Buckley has planted her flag firmly as a songwriter who’s in it for the long haul. She aims to find herself squarely on the fringes and exactly where she belongs: singing and writing songs for the underdog.

T. Buckley stands quietly among a disappearing ilk of true craftsmen. Shadowed by his Western roots, his soul and voice are unmistakably genuine, and the result is a class of songsmith long revered and scarcely achieved.

Family Day Schedule:

10:30 amKimball Theatre Organ DemonstrationSound Affects, Level 3
10:45 am - 11:45 amCountry Instrument Petting ZooCanadian Country Music Hall of Fame, Level 4
11:30 amKimball Theatre Organ DemonstrationSound Affects, Level 3
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmHand DrummingEast Village Skybridge, Level 5
12:30 pm - 1:15 pmThe BuckleysPerformance Hall, Level 2
1:15 pm - 2:15 pmCountry Instrument Petting ZooCanadian Country Music Hall of Fame, Level 4
1:30 pmKimball Theatre Organ DemonstrationSound Affects, Level 3
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmHand DrummingEast Village Skybridge, Level 5
2:30 pm - 3:15 pmThe BuckleysPerformance Hall, Level 2
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmCanadian Chamber ChoirPerformance Hall, Level 2
3:30 pm - 4:30 pmCountry Instrument Petting ZooCanadian Country Music Hall of Fame, Level 4