MUSIC IN THE COMMUNITY

Music is my passion; this community page features all things musical in Strathcona County (Sherwood Park and Fort Saskatchewan) YEG and St. Albert.  As a Sponsor of the Folk Genre Series at Festival Place, an avid volunteer of Edmonton Folk Music Festival, and daily listener of CKUA radio, my hope is to share events that you will enjoy!  If I have missed any, please contact me and I will surely add it!

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FESTIVAL PLACE

Festival Place is a vibrant multi-use centre for the arts, community and business.

Since opening in May 1994, Festival Place has welcomed amateur and professional artists to its theatre stage, and has hosted many community activities and events. Each year, we offer over 100 professional performances by leading local, regional, national and international artists.

Festival Place is also home to a number of community and regional arts organizations, including our own Festival Players, as well as offers a wide variety of performing arts programs each year for all ages to enjoy.

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SHELL THEATRE

Located in the Sherritt Cultural Pavilion of the Dow Centennial Centre, the Shell Theatre has it all. We host amazing professional series shows, drama productions, music concerts, dance festivals and recitals. Our fully equipped venue seats over 500 people. Come and discover why Shell Theatre is one of Fort Saskatchewan's hidden gems.

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ARDEN THEATRE

Since officially opening its doors on December 2, 1983, The Arden Theatre has played host to some of the world's most renowned artists like Celine Dion, Cowboy Junkies, Robert Cray, Jann Arden, and Arlo Guthrie — to name a few — as well as local musicians, dance schools, theatre troupes and school productions from our community.

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EDMONTON FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL

Beginning in 1980 with one staff and 300 volunteers, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival has grown and matured to become one of the leading folk festivals in the world. Now boasting a volunteer force of over 2700, the festival is a charitable not-for-profit society dedicated to bringing in the best of folk music from Edmonton, Canada, and around the world.

The War on Drugs, Allison Russell, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Lord Huron, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and The National to perform at the 2022 Edmonton Folk Music Festival.

Full lineup announced May 25, 2022 tickets on sale June 4, 2022.

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THE EDMONTON BLUES FESTIVAL

We're extremely pleased to announce that The Edmonton Blues Festival is once again happening in 2022!!

We are also very pleased to say that many of the acts originally booked for the cancelled festival of 2020 will be with us in 2022! Arsen Shomakhov, Sue Foley, Guy Forsyth and Jeska, Steve Kozak, C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, A Special “Texas Salutes the Blues” revue put together by The Texas Horns and Featuring Diunna Greenleaf and a host of other fantastic Texas Based performers; Fiona Boyes, from Australia, will team up with Phill Wiggins (of Cephas and Wiggins fame), Kat Danser and the Tall Tales and Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88’s.

New for 2022, The Legendary Downchild Blues Band, who are still on the road celebrating their 50 years on the scene, and, Crystal Shawanda.

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CKUA

CKUA is a donor-supported arts organization that inspires and connects through the power of music, arts, culture and storyWith a focus on musical discovery, we showcase the best creative work from Alberta and beyond and deliver it on-air, online and in-person.

In the spirit of our journey to promote reconciliation, we honour the truth of the shared history and acknowledge that we operate on Treaty 6 and Treaty 7 territories.

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WINSPEAR CENTRE

The Francis Winspear Centre for Music is the home of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and hosts a wide array of concerts and events.

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NORTHERN ALBERTA JUBILEE AUDITORIUM

Built in 1957, the Alberta Jubilee Auditoria were gifted to Alberta as two premiere performing arts venues. Over 60 years later, the Jubilee is continuing to make memories. The facilities are operated in partnership with the provincial Ministries of Alberta Infrastructure and Alberta Culture and Status of Women. In Edmonton, the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium is situated adjacent to the University of Alberta. A twin facility, the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, is located in Calgary adjacent to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

In 2004, an extensive renovation was undertaken to revitalize these community icons. Improvements focused on patron comfort and performance enhancements including acoustics, seating, climate control, and more. The venue has a new look, yet has maintained its historic charm. The facilities were reopened in September 2005 to commemorate Alberta’s 100th anniversary.

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NORTHERN LIGHTS FOLK CLUB

A completely volunteer run, Non-Profit Society, dedicated to the promotion of live acoustic roots music in the Edmonton area.

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NEW MOON FOLK CLUB

The New Moon Folk Club is located on Treaty Six Territory, the traditional gathering place for many Indigenous peoples.

We honour and respect the history, language, ceremonies, and culture of the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit that call this territory home and are reminded that we are all treaty people.

The New Moon Folk Club is a not-for-profit society, led entirely by volunteers.

The New Moon Folk Club builds on the 30-year legacy of the Full Moon Folk Club, which decided to close in 2015. The club's revival has been a true community effort. We thank Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Mr. Doug Taylor, and Alley Kat Brewing Company for their financial support!

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YARDBIRD SUITE

Founded in 1957 by the Edmonton Jazz Society and supported by volunteers, the Yardbird Suite is an iconic jazz and blues venue in Canada.

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THE STARLITE ROOM

The Starlite Room is a live entertainment venue founded in 2004, open to all genres and walks of life and follows the rich musical history led by previous incarnations in the same building such as the Bronx, the Rev, and Lush. The building was designed by Herbert Magoon and George Heath MacDonald, two of Edmonton’s most prolific architects and was constructed in 1925 by the Salvation Army.

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STATION ON JASPER

It's about the Food, the Music and the People.  A place where tastebuds sing, customer service is dancing and always in-tune, and guests tend to smile.

We crave to put music in the heart … The heart of our shows, the heart of our service, the heart of our guests, and the heart of our city.

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THE AVIARY

The Aviary is a multidisciplinary 160 capacity venue in the heart of Edmonton. Popular uses are: Music events, art shows, private parties, theatre & pop up food events.