AE West Artist Extravaganza Showcase

Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) and the National Music Centre (NMC) present AE West Artist Extravaganza Showcase, a free live concert at the King Eddy on November 30.

The evening will feature all 10 participating artists, each performing two songs. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis, so guests are encouraged to arrive early.

The 10 artists include country singer-songwriter Megan Paige from Millet, AB; Calgary soul singer-songwriter Sashaé; charismatic BC pop artist Richard Tichelman; Calgary pop-folk artist Maclayne; classically-trained mezzo-soprano Riza Raquel; folksy indie-rocker and multi-instrumentalist Taylor Lang; Americana singer-songwriter Noeline Hofmann from Bow Island, AB; Saskatoon country-rock act Adam Johnson; and Ainsley Christine (of Calgary disco-pop party band, Deep Love Revival). As well, Anishinaabe rocker Veronica Blackhawk (aka Tinge) joins the program as a recipient of Manitoba Music’s Vince Fontaine Legacy Award.

About AE West

AE West (Artist Entrepreneur West) is a five-week creative entrepreneurship program designed to help emerging professional artists develop sustainable businesses and careers via customized mentorship, networking, and collaboration with music industry professionals. The program has been delivered virtually since 2020, but this year, AE West will take place in person at Studio Bell in Calgary from October 31 to November 30.

AE West is an extension of CMI’s highly regarded, Toronto-based Artist Entrepreneur program and represents a partnership between CMI, a national not-for profit organization, and NMC. The majority of costs for the program are offset thanks to the generous support of Viewpoint Foundation, TD Ready Commitment, the Kanovsky Family Foundation, Stingray Radio, the Government of Canada, and Manitoba Music.

Sound production equipment for the King Eddy provided by PK Sound.

Event Details:

Date: November 30, 2023

Time: 8:00 pm

Price: No cover


Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday 11 am to 9 pm
Thursday 11 am to 11 pm
Friday 11 am to close
Saturday 11 am to close
Sunday 11 am to 5 pm