Date: July 10, 2018
Time: Doors Open: 7:00 pm, Showtime: 7:30 pm
Price: $20, 25 at the door (prices do not include sales tax)
The historic King Eddy kicks into high-gear as a pop-up country bar with the return of the Bell Live Series from July 6-15. The venue will then re-open as a permanent live music venue, bar and restaurant with regular hours on July 20.
The schedule for July 10 is:
Edmonton singer-songwriter Ken Stead has a firm foothold in the Alberta roots community. In 2016, he managed to land a top three finish in the Project WILD – Country Artist Development program, despite making music that is decidedly lacking in country twang. He’s released three albums and played provincial mainstays Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Canmore Folk Music Festival, Big Valley Jamboree, and North Country Fair, as well as rowdier standing room venues like the Calgary Stampede Coke Stage. With a generous demeanor, a delicate wit, and an empathetic understanding of audiences of all shapes, his performances are as honest and captivating as the conviction in his songs.
For 10 days during the Calgary Stampede, the King Eddy will once again be transformed into a honky-tonk in the East Village, featuring a revolving roster of boot-stompin’ country acts performing evening headliner shows. House band Ghostboy featuring Mark Parsons will perform free daytime sets from noon to 3:00 pm daily.
The Bell Live Series at the King Eddy will run daily from July 6-15, 11:30 am to 2:00 am. Admission is free during the day and a cover will be in place after 7:00 pm until close for all headliner shows. We are a cashless Box Office (just debit and credit) but we still accept cash at the Bar.
The King Eddy rooftop patio will be open daily during Stampede Week from 12:00 pm to 11:30 pm and will be closed for private events on July 6, 12 and 13. Stop by before hitting the grounds or end your evening on the terrace with some of the best views of the Stampede’s closing fireworks. *Rooftop access is subject to availability and will be weather dependent.
Country music lovers can also visit Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, during Stampede to check out pieces from the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Collection, explore five floors of interactive exhibitions, and check out a temporary exhibition on The Young Canadians, the Stampede’s grandstand showband for youth, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018. Studio Bell will be open seven days a week until September 3, before returning to regular hours, Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. For full details on hours of operation, holiday closures, and to purchase advance tickets, please visit studiobell.ca/visit.