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From the ethereal strings and brassy horns of the orchestra, to the booming beats of the latest DJs and everything in between. Downtown Calgary has music covered.


See our venue directory, read about music on our blog and see musical events on our calendar.

Come downtown to experience a wide variety of buskers and outdoor music festivals. A few of the festivals to look forward to are the Sled Island Music Festival (June), Calgary International Folk Festival (July), Calgary International Blues Festival (August).

Downtown Calgary also has an eclectic variety of location for live music from Jazz at WINE-OHS, live bands in the basement of the Palomino to DJ events at Flames Central. You can also catch the occasional rock show at the Royal Canadian Legion, or if classical is more your style be sure to visit the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

Stephen Avenue Walk #IAMDOWNTOWN Summer Stage

The #IAMDOWNTOWN stage is back on Stephen Avenue. Join us for some great local talent, as well as some future superstars! Weekday events start at 12 noon and wrap up by 1pm, Saturdays start at 1:30pm unless otherwise noted. All performances will be at on the 100 East block of Stephen Avenue (8th ave) between Milestones Restaurant and the Telus Convention Centre, unless otherwise noted.

  • September 6th - Ron Burke & A Little Voodoo w/ Russ Broom
  • September 13th - The Boom Booms
  • September 20th - Cheryl Fisher
  • September 27th - The Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra w/ Samuel Lee Downie

If you or your band would like to perform on the Stephen Avenue stage, click here for more info.