Aug 15

Summer in the City

by Shannon Calhoun · 0 comments

Well, it’s finally starting to feel like summer…just as we’re getting ready to transition into fall.  If you’re looking to make the most of the sunny days we have left and get your daily dose of vitamin D, there’s a fantastic line up of music on the Stephen Avenue Walk Stage (located on 8th Avenue SW between Centre Street and 1st Street SW), as well as a number of other great outdoor events from now until the end of August.

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Stephen Avenue Walk Stage Noon-Hour Entertainment

August 16Ridley Bent – Exceptionally literate beat poet cowboy

August 20Alex Goodman – A young guitarist, pianist and composer on the Canadian and International Jazz Scenes.

August 21 – Marlboro Men – Classic rock cover band

August 23Kaitlyn Repper – A local upcoming song writer, musician, and recording artist.

August 27Joanna Borromeo – Soul/RnB/Jazz trio

August 28 – Gary Martin and the Heavenly Blues – Blues/Funk

August 30 – The Sindicats – Classic rock cover band

Weekend Entertainment

Saturday, August 17 – Spaghetti Western Festival

The 6th Annual Spaghetti Western FestivalWestern Canada’s alternative and traditional country music festival – will take place at Olympic Plaza on August 17th starting at noon. This FREE festival celebrates new directions in country and western music.

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Other fun things going on this weekend include Taste of Calgary at Eau Claire from now until August 18, and ReggaeFest from now until August 17th.

Saturday, August 24  – Stephen Avenue Block Party

Pop by the 100 West Block of Stephen Avenue for a day of free music.  The stage will be rockin from 10:45am-6:00pm with bands of many different genres.

• 10:45 – 11:45 am – Jung People – Post Rock/instrumental

• 12:15 – 1:15 pm – Rend – Electrifying Rock/Pop

• 1:45 – 2:45 pm – The Pygmies – 50’s/60’s garage rock and 70’s garage punk

• 3:15 – 4:15 pm – Double Fuzz – Blues Rock

• 4:30 – 6:00 pm – Kirby Sewell – Pop/Blues/Rock

Another option for this weekend is Expo Latino from August 23-25th at Prince’s Island Park.

So come on down and get cozy on a patio or bench and enjoy the rest of your summer!  For more ideas on things to do, check out our events calendar here.

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