Live Performance

Classical Music
Streaming Live or Encore Performances

  March 1, 2020 — April 30, 2020

Classical music lover? Exploring the musical treasures of these sites will keep you entertained for days.

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On April 1 locals Ellen Braun and Joe Shea from Trundled performed the song "Okay" live on Mountain FM and invited our community for a sing-along.

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Calgary Opera Emerging Artists in Concert
Live Opera

  April 30, 2020, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Thursday

Calgary Opera’s engaging Emerging Artist Program Ensemble returns to artsPlace by popular demand featuring talented young singers from across Canada as they take to the spotlight of the professional opera scene.

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Maura Shaftoe
Live Jazz

  May 2, 2020, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Saturday

“When I step on a stage, there is nowhere else to be or nothing else to think about” – Maura Shaftoe

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The Wicked Witch of the Wetlands
Free Family Theatre Performance!

  May 9, 2020, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm  | Saturday

In this Oz-inspired marshland adventure tale from award-winning playwright Jana O’Connor, Dorothy is a plucky, quirky grade five student who is happiest when learning on the go, and most at home in the great outdoors.

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meagan&amy share an intense passion for interesting programming and fearless music-making. Selected the winners for a Pan-Canadian tour, pianist Meagan Milatz and violinist Amy Hillis will share a unique program that reflects their Saskatchewan origins, their Montreal studies and their international musical experiences.

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Courageously self-deprecating, Allyson’s comedic gift is making every room, whatever the size, feel like an intimate group therapy session. That intimacy, that uncommon bond between audience and performer is at the heart of Allyson’s magic as a comedian.

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The Mountain Improv Alliance Cage Match
Live Improv

  May 22, 2020, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Friday

Join the Mountain Improv Alliance, Canmore’s local improv theatre troupe, as they split into teams and go head-to-head in an improvised Cage Match. Teams will each have 25 minutes to create a live show from scratch for your enjoyment and votes.

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Zebra, with opening act Cave Arcade
Live Funk

  May 23, 2020, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Saturday

Canmore’s hot funk-rock band uses a smooth dose of tenor saxophone as they bounce around from funky rhythms to improvised grooves and some good ol’ rock n’ soul.

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Paul has been performing comedy professionally since 2004. He’s done everything from comedy clubs, to bar gigs, to corporates, to festivals – you name it, he’s done it.

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Bow Valley Battle of the Bands Showcase
In partnership with Garry Gonis

  June 20, 2020, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Saturday

artsPlace, in conjunction with Bow Valley musician and promoter Garry Gonis, is proud to showcase the winner and three finalists from the eighth annual Bow Valley Battle of the Bands.

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Michael Occhipinti & Elizabeth Shepherd
Live Jazz

  June 23, 2020, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Tuesday

Michael Occhipinti’s guitar work has been called “miraculous” and paired with Elizabeth Shepherd’s unique and soulful delivery, it has earned a dozen JUNO Award nominations.

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"One of the weirdest comics in the country. The infectious goofiness of Chris Gordon is a thing to behold... a one-of-a-kind experience." - Guy MacPherson, The Georgia Straight

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AMPfest 2020
Heavy Metal, Punk, Alternative

  July 25, 2020, 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm  | Saturday

After blowing the roof off artsPlace in 2019, AMPfest returns with loud music from across the Bow Valley and the Prairies. Bring your earplugs and get ready to rock out!

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Irish Traditional

  August 13, 2020, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Thursday

“Hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet” – New York Times

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RAW Comedy Night: Tony Binns with Sam Benty
There's laughter in the mountains!

  August 14, 2020, 7:45 pm – 10:30 pm  | Friday

It's the ultimate revenge of the nerd! Tony's self-deprecating style and myriad of voices and impersonations leaves audiences in stitches. It's a "nerd's eye view" of the world that only a grade "A" geek can provide.

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Summit Pass
great savings to access Mountain Culture Summit events!

  August 20, 2020 — August 23, 2020  | Only a limited number of festival passes will be sold! Be sure to get yours early and reserve your seats for all events.

Attend ALL Mountain Culture Summit events for one low price!

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Mountain of Laughs!
part of the Mountain Culture Summit

  August 22, 2020, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm  | Saturday

Flavourful adventure stories, fantastic local films and free-style comedy improv equals a mountain of laughs!

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Sue Foley
Live Blues

  August 25, 2020, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Tuesday

“Foley has a killer voice, an impossibly alluring blend of sex and innocence, to go with those blazing guitar chops.” – Philadelphia Enquirer

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