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Alberta Spotlight: Caleb Hart & Roca Roots with Infamous Ray
January 24
10:00 pm
Alberta Spotlight: Caleb Hart & Roca Roots with Infamous Ray
10:00 pm

The National Music Centre is pleased to present "island-soul" act Caleb Hart & Roca Roots with DJ Infamous Ray as part of the Alberta Spotlight series.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: El Sistema Calgary Multicultural Orchestra
January 25
1:30 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: El Sistema Calgary Multicultural Orchestra
1:30 pm

Join the El Sistema Multicultural Orchestra to hear a local youth orchestra in action!

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Collaborative Songwriting
January 26
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Collaborative Songwriting
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to write a song? Join us as we write a museum-wide song, with visitors adding lyrics, stories, and ideas throughout the day. Then, hear your contributions brought to life by our musician educators as they put it to music.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: 1-2-3 Ukulele
February 2
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: 1-2-3 Ukulele
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Join us on National Ukulele Day to learn how to play the ukulele- it's as easy as 1, 2, 3! With the help of our musician educators, learn three basic chords and discover how combining them in different ways lets you play all sorts of familiar tunes.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Khari Wendell McClelland's Freedom Singer (LIVESTREAM)
February 8
1:00 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Khari Wendell McClelland's Freedom Singer (LIVESTREAM)
1:00 pm

Scotiabank Backbeat welcomes Vancouver artist, Khari Wendell McClelland to present songs from his acclaimed album, Freedom Singer, in celebration of Black History Month.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Sound Scavenger Hunt
February 9
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Sound Scavenger Hunt
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Explore the galleries of Studio Bell to find new and interesting sounds! Join us on a Sound Scavenger Hunt to discover the rattles, whirrs, whooshes, and hums that are all around us.

Alberta Spotlight: Ryan Langlois
February 13
8:00 pm
Alberta Spotlight: Ryan Langlois
8:00 pm

The National Music Centre is pleased to present country artist Ryan Langlois as part of the Alberta Spotlight series.

$10 Date Night at Studio Bell: Valentine’s Day Bash
February 14
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$10 Date Night at Studio Bell: Valentine’s Day Bash
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The National Music Centre (NMC) will kick off another year of its popular $10 Date Night series at Studio Bell with a special Valentine’s Day Bash on Friday, February 14, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Rockin' Rhythms
February 15
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Rockin' Rhythms
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Whether you're tapping your toes to a beat or showing off your best moves on the dance floor, you're experiencing the patterns that make up music: rhythm!

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Fun With Foley
February 16
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Scotiabank Backbeat presents: Fun With Foley
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Explore the magic of Foley, creating sound effects for silent film with everyday objects. Work together to create crashes, booms, whirrs, and screeches to bring these silent clips to life!

Boardwalk presents: A Smalltown DJs Family Dance Party
February 17
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Boardwalk presents: A Smalltown DJs Family Dance Party
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 & Calgary Film present: Say Amen, Somebody
February 19
Doors open: 6:00 pm, showtime: 7:00 pm
NMC & Calgary Film 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: 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!

$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.

$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.

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.

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.