The Bell Live Series at the King Eddy: The Road Hammers presented by NMC, CCMA, and Country 105

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.

This secret show is presented by the Canadian Country Music Association and Country 105 as part of The Bell Live Series.

The schedule for July 14 is:

  • Ghostboy featuring Mark Parsons 12:00 pm – 3:00pm (FREE)
  • Justine Vandergrift from 4:00 – 6:00 pm (FREE)
  • Tom Phillips at 7:30 pm
  • National Music Centre, Canadian Country Music Association, and Country 105 present The Road Hammers at 9:00 pm

Only a handful of advance tickets remain with limited tickets available at the door, subject to capacity.

Hot off an explosive performance at the Calgary Stampede’s Nashville North stage, the highest selling Canadian country band in history need no introduction. Jason McCoy, Clayton Bellamy and Chris Byrne are The Road Hammers, a Canadian trio known for their synergistic blend of classic rock and country. Their sound celebrates the band’s love of “wheels on the open road” and earned the band a 2017 JUNO Award for Group of the Year and multiple CCMA awards. With a new album, The Squeeze, and a cross-Canada tour this year, it’s clear that The Road Hammers are revving up for a big year on the road.

The Bell Live Series

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 a private event on July 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

Special thanks to supporting sponsor Mawer and media partners Bell Media and Calgary Herald.

Event Details:

Date: July 14, 2018

Time: Doors Open: 7:00 pm, Showtime: 7:30 pm

Price: $50 at the door (prices do not include sales tax)


Hours of Operation

Monday  closed
Tuesday  4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wednesday  11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday  11:00 am – 2:00 am
Friday  11:00 am – 2:00 am
Saturday  10:30 am – 2:00 am
Sunday  10:30 am – 5:00 pm

*These hours are subject to changes depending on programming.