Live Performance

Elk Run & Riot
New Album Preview

  June 1, 2019, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm  | Saturday

Join Canmore favourites Elk Run & Riot for their high-energy brand of alternative folk as they present a preview of their new album “Morning Light”.

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Join Gerry Stephenson for an evening of stories from his adventures in over 24 countries around the globe! Proceeds will support artsPlace programming.

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Musical Chairs
Presented by Mountain Improv Alliance with guest Lori Reid

  June 5, 2019, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm  | Wednesday

Join the Mountain Improv Alliance (MIA) and special guest musician Lori Reid for a night of laughter and song.

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Jacob Cordover
~ Classical Guitar

  June 8, 2019, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm  | Saturday

Internationally acclaimed concert and recording artist, Jacob Cordover returns to artsPlace to perform a diverse recital from Baroque to contemporary works, all celebrating the evocative, dynamic and passionate character of the classical guitar.

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Grizzly Paw Comedy Nights: Brittany Lyseng

  June 14, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Friday

There's laughter in the mountains! Brittany is a nationally touring stand-up comedian who can be heard on CBC Radio’s Laugh Out Loud, SiriusXM and can be seen on Kevin Hart’s LOL Network.

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Opera Night
In partnership with the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

  June 15, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Saturday

Come hear some of Canada's next great opera singers and instrumentalists present chamber music from the 20th and 21st century. This is your chance to hear them before they take over the world's opera and concert stages!

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Michael Occhipinti & Elizabeth Shepherd

  June 16, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Sunday

Singer/pianist/composer Elizabeth Shepherd and guitarist/composer Michael Occhipinti have been featured in each other's projects for almost a decade. Occhipinti’s “miraculous” guitar work paired with Shepherd’s cool and soulful delivery has earned this duo a dozen JUNO nominations.

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Celeigh Cardinal
In celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day

  June 18, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Tuesday

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day with Celeigh Cardinal at artsPlace! To describe Celeigh Cardinal as simply a Métis singer/songwriter from the Peace Country of Alberta, is like saying the Grand Canyon is a nice place to visit. Her voice carries a rare blend of warmth, power, range and nuance that puts her in the company of world class vocalists such as Bonnie Raitt and Adele. A Celeigh Cardinal performance is a profound, soulful triumph of songs that blend roots, folk, rock and pop.

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National Indigenous Peoples Day Events
A Celebration of Contemporary Indigenous Arts!

  June 18, 2019 — June 25, 2019  | Four events between June 18-25!

Join us for these community events in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 18-25!

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~ Celtic Fusion

  June 21, 2019, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm  | Friday

Breakwater fuses traditional music with the progressive trends of popular styles. Bandleader Jeff Farragher’s mash-up arrangement of classical, Celtic and popular styles injects with the virtuosic and improvisatory energy of James Desautels and Rob Maciak, blending the calm waters of tradition and the turbulent waves of change.

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~ Indie/Jazz

  June 27, 2019, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm  | Thursday

"Bellflower’s ingenuity seems limitless; it’s not quite jazz, not quite orchestral pop, and it’s not quite alternative. Their sound is dense, intricate and tastefully layered."

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Fin de Fiesta Flamenco
~ Spanish Music & Dance

  July 13, 2019, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm  | Saturday

“An absolutely breathtaking performance.” - The Whole Note “Intense, passionate, emotional.” – The London Free Press

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Grizzly Paw Comedy Nights: Ken Valgardson

  July 19, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Friday

There's laughter in the mountains! Ken was born in Edmonton in November 1956 to a normal family that had good values. So why did this normal kid dabble in stand-up over 30 years ago to become a full-time comedian? Ken didn't mean to let his mother down by going to the dark side, but he likes comedy and he is good at it.

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Summit Pass
great savings to access the Mountain Culture Summit events!

  August 8, 2019 — August 14, 2019  | 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 FILMS & TALKS for one low price AND get a 20% discount on Mountain Culture Summit workshops!

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Mountain of Laughs Night!
part of the Mountain Culture Summit

  August 10, 2019, 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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~ Celtic Roots

  August 15, 2019, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm  | Thursday

“The most compelling, most soulful Irish traditional folk band playing today.” - Stuart Bailie, NME, UK

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Grizzly Paw Comedy Nights: Pete Zedlacher

  August 16, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Friday

There's laughter in the mountains! Versatile comedian, actor and writer Pete Zedlacher is a 20+ year veteran of the comedy scene and one of the premiere headliners in the country.

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Scott Cook and the Second Chances
in partnership with the Canmore Folk Festival

  August 25, 2019, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm  | Sunday

A roots balladeer with a rare personal warmth, Canada's Scott Cook has managed to distil the stories collected over eleven years touring across Canada, the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia and elsewhere into straight-talking, keenly observant verse. Road-worn, painfully honest, and deeply human, his tunes weave threads of folk, roots, blues, soul and country over spacious fingerstyle guitar and clawhammer banjo arrangements.

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