King Eddy Announces Bell Live Concert Series Presented by the National Music Centre

(Calgary, AB — August 30, 2021) The King Eddy is pleased to announce a new multi-genre concert series presented by the National Music Centre (NMC) and sponsored by Bell that will kick off on September 10.

“We’ll be safely picking up where we left off in 2020 with performances by the Alberta artists that were slated to play but didn’t get a chance to perform, and more new acts have been added to the lineup,” said Adam Fox, NMC’s Director of Programs. “Much like 2020, the National Music Centre will be bringing many of its live music programs over to the King Eddy and building out our live efforts over 2021.”

NMC Presents: Bell Live at the King Eddy will feature acts from across Western Canada and run most Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 pm on days without private event rentals, starting on September 10. There is no cover for all shows. Seating will be first come, first served in the main floor dining room.

NMC PresentsBell Live at the King Eddy schedule:

  • September 10—Roots outfit Ayla Brook & The Sound Men
  • September 11—Lo-fi soul act Sargeant X Comrade
  • September 17—Roots singer-songwriter and guitarist T. Buckley
  • September 24—Soul-roots songstress Jess Knights
  • September 25—Pop singer-songwriter Shawnee Kish
  • October 16—R&B-soul act Justine Tyrell
  • October 22—Soul-folk songstress Celeigh Cardinal
  • October 23—Dark country-rock band The Wheat Pool
  • November 5—Alt-country rockers Parkland Music Project

Whether they’re packing dance floors in honky tonks or in rock clubs soaked in wine and whiskey, Edmonton‘s Ayla Brook & The Sound Men deliver a tapestry of hurtin’ and feelin’ tunes about life on and off Canada’s barstools. The band will perform songs from its new album,Desolation Sounds, during a “re-release party” from the Eddy stage.

Take a sonic journey with Calgary‘s Sargeant X Comrade. Rich, smoky vocals anchor ‘40s swing, hip hop beats, flamenco guitar, reggae, trip hop and so much more.

T. Buckley’s songs blew across the prairies like a Nor’easter, hanging on to their creator as he stormed into the Calgary scene. His family’s Atlantic roots anchors his country sound.

With a renegade spirit and luminous voice, Calgary‘s Jess Knights can traverse sultry ballads and raise-the-roof-off-the-church soul with ease.

Two-spirit Mohawk pop singer-songwriter Shawnee Kish uses music as medicine. The Edmonton-based CBC Searchlight winner focuses on inspiration and empowerment.

Calgary-born songstress Justine Tyrell packs smooth vocals, catchy hooks, and melodic stylings into a refreshing blend of contemporary R&B with an early 2000s throwback influence.

With a confident voice and boundless energy, Edmonton-based JUNO winner Celeigh Cardinal connects deeply with her audience through humour, passion and love.

The Wheat Pool is an Edmonton alternative country-rock four-piece; a songwriter’s band that stirs the irreverent spirit of Neil Young in its sturdy indie-rock stride.

Vancouver’s Parkland Music Project views alt-country roots through a kaleidoscope of textural improvisation, psych-rock energy, and thrillingly open-ended, uncommonly dynamic song structures.

Look for more artists to be added in the coming weeks at


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