King Eddy Five-Year Anniversary: NMC Presents Canada Day

Cheers to five years! The King Eddy is hosting a five-day musical celebration featuring an eclectic mix of live music from June 28 to July 2 in honour of the Eddy’s five-year anniversary.

On July 1, National Music Centre is celebrating Canada Day and the King Eddy’s anniversary with family-friendly live music on the King Eddy rooftop and mainstage from 1:00 pm ’til close.

Catch six-piece honky tonk country and roots dynamos Tom Phillips and The D.T.s, country artist Robert Adam, alt-roots band Cold Little Crow, and bilingual indie/folk-rock duo Post Script on the Eddy’s main floor, and old-time banjoist and songwriter Amy Nelson, indie-folk singer-songwriter Bennett Mitchell, country artist Mariya Stokes, and country duo The Rural Routes on the rooftop.

Make sure to head across the street for Canada Day at Studio Bell while you’re here. Explore Canada’s musical mosaic through new exhibitions, watch live performances from Canadian artists, and enjoy hands-on activities for the whole family throughout the museum.

Live Music Schedule

1:00 pm – Amy Nelson (Rooftop)
2:00 pm – Post Script (Mainstage)
3:00 pm – Bennett Mitchell (Rooftop)
4:00 pm – Cold Little Crow (Mainstage)
5:00 pm – Mariya Stokes (Rooftop)
6:00 pm – Robert Adam (Mainstage)
7:30 pm – The Rural Routes (Rooftop)
8:30 pm – Tom Philips (Mainstage)

About the King Eddy

We’re celebrating five years since reopening, but the King Eddy goes back 118 years! Established in 1905, the King Edward Hotel was Calgary’s second oldest hotel and the longest operating bar and hotel when it closed in 2004. After over a decade of silence, the revitalized King Eddy re-opened as a live music venue, restaurant, and bar in 2018 as part of the National Music Centre development. Today, the Eddy continues as a cornerstone of music, community, and culture, building on its storied musical legacy.





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

Event Details:

Date: July 01, 2023

Time: 1:00 pm

Price: No cover


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