Music in the Plaza
Free Live Music in Calgary
Discover free live music in Calgary all summer long from the city’s best emerging artists! Watch from the Selkirk’s 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!
Dates: Wednesdays July 5 – Aug. 30, 2023
Time: 6 pm
Location: Heritage Plaza
Price: Free admission
July 5, 2023
Cat Tyler is an Alberta-based singer and musician who has been creating, studying and performing music since childhood. A lover of music from a wide range of genres, Cat has an extensive repertoire of music and performs piano covers from artists such as Sara Bareilles, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga and Elton John.
July 12, 2023
Calgary’s Kayla Williams has found her musical niche in yacht-pop, a feel-good genre that pays homage to ‘70s soft rock icons like TOTO, Hall & Oates, and The Doobie Brothers. With soulful vocals and contemporary production, she adds vibrant energy and a bold feminine flair while injecting her music with sparkle and spice.
July 19, 2023
Emily Triggs shares stories through her songs with an endearing simplicity and emotional depth. With a pure and true vocal, complementing a solid base of undeniably roots music composition, Emily engages the listener. Her music grips the heart and elevates the soul. Her songs are double edged, unapologetic and a unique sound in the genre of folk/roots.
The Steve Pineo Band
July 26, 2023
Calgary Bluesfest, in conjunction with CJSW, presents The Steve Pineo Band. The band is an exciting and versatile four-piece band from Calgary, Alberta. Fronting the band, playing guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, writing tunes and arrangements is Steve Pineo. Steve is a 30 year musical veteran, a nationally recognized song writer who’s written songs recorded by Paul Brandt (Canadian Man) and Prairie Oyster (Too Bad For Me), and a tireless musical creator.
Aug. 2, 2023
The self-described “full-stack folk” of Cold Water has continued to hone their idea of playing folk music really loudly, beginning as something of an alt-country band, with a hardcore pedigree filtered through a healthy dose of Canadiana.
Aug. 9, 2023
The Lovebullies vintage-pop-rock vibe, combined with a high-octane visually dynamic stage show, makes them favourites of the Calgary music scene. They have entertained crowds at Juno Fest, Tour of Alberta, South Country Fair, East Coulee Music Festival, Women’s March, AMPIA Awards, Calgary’s White Hat Awards, CFMF at Pride drive-in, Calgary Folk Festival’s Block Heater and many other great events.
Aug. 16, 2023
Kate Melvina is a singer, pianist, composer, vocalist, writer, producer and keyboardist. Their debut single EP, which Toronto’s iLiveRadio praised as “Criminally slept on” and a “Future classic” was featured on many online platforms and radio stations all over the world, and included a song that charted on the iTunes RnB chart in France. Many of her influences can be heard throughout, including acts like Stevie Wonder, Prince, D’Angelo and newer artists like Mononeon and Moonchild.
Aug. 23, 2023
L’omelette has been blending and bending genres of music in their eclectic songwriting since the band’s inception. Their unforgettably vibrant, heady, progressive art-rock sound is channeled through frontwoman Megs Benedict’s precise ferocity. Performing thoughtful, original songs as well as favourites from the 80s and 90s, L’omelette gives listeners something to dance to and something to think about all at once.
Crystal Eyes with Special Guest Ryan Bourne & the Plant City Band
Aug. 30, 2023
Crystal Eyes are an Indie dream rock band with touchstones of psych, shoegaze, 60’s pop and 90’s grunge. Drawing on a vast array of musical influences, landscapes and collaborations, Crystal Eyes have thrived in a diverse and supportive cross-Canadian music scene, honing their live show through multiple tours and as consistent hometown favourites.
For the better part of the last decade, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Bourne has been one of Western Canada’s most in-demand players and collaborators, logging major hours onstage and in the studio with some of the most compelling acts in the Canadian independent music scene. Bourne is back with Plant City, his latest collection of lush, psych-laden songcraft.