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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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!