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The King Eddy Celebrates Canada’s 152nd Birthday with No Cover Canada Day

The King Eddy will present No Cover Canada Day, a family-friendly bash in celebration of Canada’s 152nd birthday with a roster of local youth performing heart-exploding sets.

King Eddy Kicks off Stampede 2019 with Hot Live Tunes from July 5-14

The King Eddy will host 10 days of sizzling hot live tunes from July 5-14 during Stampede Week. The week’s lineup will feature a slew of acts across a range of genres on a historic stage just 600 metres from Stampede Park.

King Eddy Monthly Update: March 2019

Avenue Calgary: The King Eddy’s Successful Blend of Live Music and Food

Calgarians of a certain age know the King Edward Hotel (affectionately, and now officially, known as the King Eddy) as the kind of place that visitors were oft warned to stay away from. A dive bar in every sense, up until it shut down in 2003, the Eddy was rundown, grimy and more than a little rough. It was also, without a doubt, the best place in Calgary to hear live blues music.

The King Eddy Announces Three-Night Stint With Blues Titans The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer, February 15-17

From February 15-17, the King Eddy will host Vancouver-based rock ‘n’ blues duo The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer for a three-date run, while also recording a live-off-the-floor album using a crown jewel in the National Music Centre recording collection, the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio (RSM). Harkening back to the original Eddy’s heydays when blues […]

King Eddy Celebrates Official Grand Opening With Eddy Fest From October 4-7

Eddy Fest kicks legendary venue into the future October 4-7. Photo credit: Sebastian Buzzalino. The King Eddy will host Eddy Fest, a four-day music showcase, from October 4-7. The event will celebrate the legacy of the venue and toast the Eddy’s next chapter as a vanguard of Calgary’s live music scene. Eddy Fest will embrace […]

Where Calgary: Historic King Eddy returns to Calgary Music Mile

When Ellen McIlwaine first started playing Calgary’s “home of the blues” in 1982, it was packed full of low-hanging cigarette smoke, melodic chords and a crowd dancing just a few feet from her guitar.

Avenue Calgary: King Eddy Reopens in East Village Calgary

Calgary’s iconic King Edward Hotel (aka the King Eddy) has more than a century of history to its name. It first opened back in 1905 and offered rooms for rent upstairs and a bar with live music on the main level. By the 1980s, the King Eddy had become a musical institution; artists ranging from Buddy Guy to John Hammond performed there and patrons from around the city (including then-mayor Ralph Klein) came to listen. It was especially known for its blues music.

 

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