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14th Annual Folk Boot Camp — Free Your Voice
July 23
2:00 pm -
July 25 at 5:00 pm
14th Annual Folk Boot Camp — Free Your Voice
2:00 pm – July 25 at 5:00 pm

Ndidi’s class will leave you with a better understanding of vocal tonality, breath work and integrating the voice and the body to deepen a connection and ability to interpret and perform vocal music.

14th Annual Folk Boot Camp — How to Skin, Colour, and Devour a Song
July 23
2:00 pm -
July 25 at 5:00 pm
14th Annual Folk Boot Camp — How to Skin, Colour, and Devour a Song
2:00 pm – July 25 at 5:00 pm

Songs will be pulled apart and studied so students can create songs that will be worked on as a class. The idea is to create fresh material with new tools and push people to explore different ways of songwriting.

14th Annual Folk Boot Camp — Separating The Riff And The Raff: Guitar Techniques For Living A Creative Life
July 23
10:00 am -
July 25 at 1:00 pm
14th Annual Folk Boot Camp — Separating The Riff And The Raff: Guitar Techniques For Living A Creative Life
10:00 am – July 25 at 1:00 pm

Kat’s class will deconstruct the notion that guitar players are gods. We’re all capable and empowered for this accessible instrument to become a conduit to lead a creative life.

14th Annual Folk Boot Camp — Songwriting is Fun. Let Your Freak Flag Fly.
July 23
10:00 am -
July 25 at 10:00 am
14th Annual Folk Boot Camp — Songwriting is Fun. Let Your Freak Flag Fly.
10:00 am – July 25 at 10:00 am

Songs will be pulled apart and studied so students can create songs that will be worked on as a class. The idea is to create fresh material with new tools and push people to explore different ways of songwriting.

14th Annual Folk Boot Camp — Rhythm of the People
July 25
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
14th Annual Folk Boot Camp — Rhythm of the People
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Calgary Folk Music Festival, IRIM and Moonstone Creations present a full-day program that pairs Indigenous youth with emerging and established Indigenous artists and musicians for a time of learning, sharing and creating.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Sound Storms
July 27
2:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Sound Storms
2:00 pm & 4:00 pm

Bring those summer storms inside with this hands-on, ears-on program. Using body percussion, percussion instruments, and everyday materials, work together to fill Studio Bell with the sounds of a storm.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Instrument Petting Zoo
July 28
1:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Instrument Petting Zoo
1:00 pm

Join NMC’s musician educators to try your hand at instruments you may never have heard before.

Stingray Classical AiR Workshop: Jean-Michel Blais
July 29
Doors open: 6:30 pm, showtime: 7:00 pm
Stingray Classical AiR Workshop: Jean-Michel Blais
Doors open: 6:30 pm, showtime: 7:00 pm

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

Secretary to the Beatles: NMC Presents Freda Kelly In Conversation
July 31
Doors open 5:00 pm, showtime 5:30 pm
Secretary to the Beatles: NMC Presents Freda Kelly In Conversation
Doors open 5:00 pm, showtime 5:30 pm

Join music producer Jeff Parry in a unique conversationas he quizzes Freda Kelly, the secretary to the biggest band in the world on her vicarious experience of the dawn of pop culture.

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.

Saturdays in C-Square: Klezmer in the Square with Schmenge and The Calgary Musicscapes Band
August 3
1:00 pm
Saturdays in C-Square: Klezmer in the Square with Schmenge and The Calgary Musicscapes Band
1:00 pm

Head down to East Village's beautiful plaza for the first weekend of Saturdays in C-Square: Klezmer in the Square, featuring virtuoso Schmenge, and Eastern European-flavoured tunes by The Calgary Musicscapes Band. 

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Speed Strips
August 3
1:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Speed Strips
1:00 pm

During the month of August, check out local artists in a series of pop-up performances throughout Studio Bell galleries. This weekend, Speed Strips will be bringing their Latin-infused synth sounds to the Soundscapes gallery.

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!

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: DIY Decoder Glasses
August 4
1:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: DIY Decoder Glasses
1:00 pm and 4:00 pm

Create a pair of iconic glasses to rival Corey Hart's! Put your own spin on a pair of decoder glasses, then head to our Corey Hart exhibit to reveal hidden messages.

Saturdays in C-Square: Chinese Traditional in the Square with Musesica Trio and Harmony Guzheng Ensemble
August 10
1:00 pm
Saturdays in C-Square: Chinese Traditional in the Square with Musesica Trio and Harmony Guzheng Ensemble
1:00 pm

Enjoy the second installment of Saturdays in C-Square: Chinese Traditional in the Square, featuring hosts Musesica Trio and Harmony Guzheng Ensemble, who illuminate the stories and scenery of ancient China through fluid and elegant sounds.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Sound and Vision with Indefinite Arts Centre
August 10
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Sound and Vision with Indefinite Arts Centre
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join Indefinite Arts Centre, Canada's oldest and largest disability arts organization, at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, for a visual exploration of music.

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!

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Sound and Vision with Indefinite Arts Centre
August 11
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Sound and Vision with Indefinite Arts Centre
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join Indefinite Arts Centre, Canada's oldest and largest disability arts organization, at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, for a visual exploration of music.

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.

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: 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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

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!

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!