Music in the Plaza


Free Live Music in Calgary

Free Live Music in Calgary

Discover free live music in Calgary all summer long at Music in the Plaza! Each week, one of the best emerging live bands in Calgary will take the stage! Watch from the Selkirk patio as you enjoy dinner, or explore the shops of the Haskayne Mercantile Block before you setup your lawn chair and enjoy the show with popcorn in hand! Come experience one of the best free things to do in Calgary!

Dates: Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28

Time: 6 – 8 pm

Location: Heritage Plaza

Price: Free

Families enjoy Live Music Calgary at Music in the Plaza 2024
Families enjoy Live Music Calgary at Music in the Plaza 2024

Important Additional Information

  • Getting to Heritage Park: There are plenty of ways to get to the Park, whether that be on foot, via transit, or driving. Click here to find the way that works for you!
  • Parking: Paid parking is available in Heritage Park’s front lots. Members who’ve bought the parking add-on park for free! The Park Plus Zone number of the front lots is 8320. The daytime rate is $10 for the first 7 hours, and 10$ per hour thereafter to a maximum of $30. Click here for more information.
  • Event Access: Once you’ve arrived at Heritage Park, walk up to Heritage Plaza, the large plaza before the front gates of the Park. This is where the concerts will take place.

Upcoming Concerts

Heather May

July 3, 2024

Heather May’s compositions find their footing in unconventional guitar tunings and intricately crafted lyrics. A search for truth and authenticity ripples through her work. Whether this search finds itself basking in the intensity of love and beauty, fearful in the face of mortality, or yearning for belonging, her songs consistently offer a lyrical boldness that demands thought and earnest reflection from every listener. Her discography includes an EP called “While I’ve Been Away;” a full-length record called “For Mark” (which was awarded Folk Recording of the Year at the 2020 Calgary Music Awards), and her most recent album “Folk Revival.”

Music in the Plaza, Heritage Park's Live Music in Calgary event
Heritage Park's Live Music in Calgary event

Bryson Waind and the CB

July 10 , 2024

Bryson Waind and the CB is a four-piece deep country band out of Calgary. They combine the twang of pure traditional and outlaw country with the improvisational style of 1970s psychedelia.  Heavy riffs dissolve into heartbreak verses.  Fronted by singer and songwriter Bryson Waind, the songs are a collection of myth and memoir, tied up with yarn.  Bryson is backed by seasoned stalwarts, Steve Hazlett, Mark Williams and Chantal Vitalis, who take the songs to the very edge but give you the feeling that you’re always close to home.  Gather ‘round for stories from behind saloon doors and over-proof performances.

Woodhouse Big Band

July 17, 2024

Woodhouse Big Band is a group of some of Calgary’s finest Big Band musicians coming together to share their love of music.

Heritage Park's Live Music in Calgary event
Music in the Plaza, Heritage Park's Live Music in Calgary event

Bluesfest Presents: John Rutherford

July 24, 2024

Growing up in Toronto in the 60’s and 70’s Rutherford first laid hands on a guitar at age 10, and at 16 told his guitar teacher he wanted to play some of the popular rock songs of the day. Rutherford was told “if you want to play rock ’n’ roll you’ll have to learn the blues.” Maintaining a long running residency at Calgary’s current home of the blues, The Blues Can, Rutherford performs solo shows and routinely rocks the house with his blues trio while honing his signature guitar sound and storytelling songwriting style.

Ben Tizzard

July 31, 2024

Ben Tizzard is a Calgary-based musician who has dedicated his life to the love of music. His musical journey began at the age of 13 when he discovered his father’s acoustic guitar and joined a guitar jam club in junior high. Since then, Ben has never looked back and has been devoted to studying and performing the guitar. With his dedication, talent, and passion for music, Ben Tizzard is carving a promising career in the music industry, captivating audiences with his genre bending guitar playing and heartfelt compositions.

Music in the Plaza, Heritage Park's Live Music in Calgary event
Music in the Plaza, Heritage Park's Live Music in Calgary event

KlezMerovitz

Aug. 7, 2024

Klezmerovitz is Calgary-based, five-piece klezmer ensemble, featuring the award-winning of Allan Merovitz. Klezmer music is based in Eastern European, folk roots Jewish party music with elements of swing, folk and middle eastern melodies. From tender, heart-felt ballads to exciting dance music, KlezMerovitz will have you clapping along and dancing as if you were at a Jewish wedding or a Western Canadian family festive gathering.

Esteban Herrera

Aug. 14, 2024

Esteban Herrera is a pianist, composer, arranger, producer and music director originally from Mexico, living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His music is an original approach to contemporary world jazz with Latin heritage, exploring odd meters and complex rhythms, letting the improvisation to lead each live session and recording. He writes the music and lyrics, arranges, plays the piano, produces and directs his albums. He has released 13 albums as a leader so far

Music in the Plaza, Heritage Park's Live Music in Calgary event
Music in the Plaza, Heritage Park's Live Music in Calgary event

Fish Creek Concerts Presents: The Woodshed

Aug. 21, 2024

Acclaimed roots songwriters John Wort Hannam and T. Buckley make up The Woodshed, a modern folk duo based in Alberta. The name The Woodshed refers to the beginning of Buckley and Hannam’s collaboration—woodshedding songs together during a residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in 2017. After a captivating performance at the 2023 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Buckley and Hannam finally decided to ratify their collaboration and bring The Woodshed to life. Together they bring a beautiful vocal blend of brotherly harmonies combined with gutsy, sophisticated songwriting alongside intricate guitar playing.

Heather Blush and the Uppercuts

Aug. 28, 2024

This trio of rogue troubadours has a sound that is sassy, sultry and just plain fun. The band’s original songs, written by Heather Blush, run the gamut from witty sarcasm to gut-wrenching honesty.  This audience-engaging show is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Music in the Plaza, Heritage Park's Live Music in Calgary event