Saturday, September 24, 2016

#YYC Calgary Guitar Show

The Calgary Guitar Show on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm at Studio Bell, The Home of the National Music Centre, is an annual show and sale of incredible vintage, custom and handmade guitars, pedals, and basses.

This is the show’s fourth year, and – having survived the flood and the closure of its regular venue – Calgary Guitar Show couldn't be happier to be at Studio Bell this year, the home of the National Music Centre. To celebrate our new venue and your faithful support, we are offering free admission to the show, this year only. For a fee, you can also tour the National Music Centres special collection; visit for more information.

Whether you play music, are a music fan, or a lover of fine art objects, don’t miss your chance to see rare electrics, beautifully-crafted acoustics, superior hand-hewn basses, warm dreamy tube amps, and imaginatively-wired pedals, and to hear the stories behind the instruments that make the sounds you love to hear.

Like an interactive museum, you can admire, touch, try, and buy. Boasting mind-blowing vendors, Calgary Guitar Show is the ultimate experience for enlightened gearheads of all ages and genres.

Cost: Free for the Calgary Guitar Show; an additional fee to tour the National Music Centre’s Special Collection. Please visit for more information about tours.

Parking: There is free street parking in the surrounding neighbourhood on Sundays.

More info at the website and on Facebook
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Alberta Homegrown Music Festival

September 22 - 24 2017
Hawrelak Park Heritage Amphitheatre
Edmonton, AB

  • Celebrating Alberta's local talent. 
  • 15 Local Bands will perform along with 6 acoustic acts.
  • The 3 day pass will be $99.00( transferable) early bird sale.
  • Daily passes will also be available
Each day will have its own genre:
  • Friday: 6:00- 10:00pm Blues/Jazz
  • Saturday: 12:00- 10:00pm Bluegrass/Folk/Country
  • Sunday:12:00- 9:00 pm Rock, Celtic...other
The capacity for assigned seating is 1100 and general admission seating up to 2400. This will be a not for profit event. We will only have food and beverage/bar vendors at this event. The venue doesn't have the capacity to support anything else. 

As this event is FOR OUR LOCAL TALENT, we will need the talent to be engaged in the work associated with organizing and promoting this event.

A video of a live performance, you website, ITunes, information about your band and importantly a detailed list of what you will be doing to help organize/support/volunteer/sponsor this event.
Thanks so much. A panel will review all submission received prior to Nov.30, 2016.

Below is a list of Manager/Coordinator positions available.
Please private message Pamela Schiwinsky with any positions you would be interested in and what experience you bring.

For the first year, we will not know if we will break even or make a significant profit, so every one that commits to this event, is doing it knowing there is a risk no financial gain may be realized. 
  • We will require significant sponsorship to support this event.
  • Full transparency of funds and expenses will be available.
  • A budget of expected revenue and expenses will be provided on a regular basis.
If you want to get into this event at the ground level and build an annual event, please let me know.
We need hundreds of hands!
Thank you  
Pam 780 257 6057
Leadership positions (detailed lists of work will be provided):

Promotion: ticket sales and wrist bands
Manager Sales Centre: cd and swag sales

There will be more to add to this list and much more detail.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

YYC Music Awards

Recognizing the achievements of Calgary’s music community, the YYC Music Awards is proud to announce their inaugural year in supporting and celebrating the wide range of musical talent based in the city.

With 2016 proclaimed as Calgary’s Year of Music, we felt it perfect timing to announce the YYC MUSIC AWARDS to take place this September. We think it’s deserving to shine the spotlight on Canada’s third largest city and its vibrant music scene.

The YYC Music Awards are founded by music industry veterans Darren Gilbert (Producer, Off The T-Can Studios), Shannon Ambrose (The PORTAL Magazine), Larry Mayell (Artist Manager), and Leanne Harrison and Sarah Fielder (SIN Agency) to celebrate the artists that embrace Calgary as home; entertaining and supporting its arts and culture.

Find out more about the YYC Music Awards at their website, Facebook and on Twitter @YYC_MusicAwards

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Wide Cut Weekend - Calgary, AB (October 13-15, 2016)

Wide Cut Weekend 
Calgary, AB
October 13-15, 2016

Wide Cut Weekend Roots Music Festival, Calgary's first roots music festival, with various performance venues throughout the city. The venues will be: Ironwood, Blues Can, Royal Canadian Legion No. 1, Oak Tree Tavern, Mikey’s Juke Joint and the freshly opened King Eddy in Studio Bell.

Performances by: The Co-Dependents, T. Buckley Trio, Justine Vandergrift, Mike Stack, Craig Korth, Kimberley MacGregor, Lucas Chaisson, Tom Phillips, Up On Cripple Creek, Del Barber, Matt Patershuk and Carter Felker.

The highlights will be a reunion of local roots supergroup (from back in the mid-’90s) Beautiful Joe, which features Jane Hawley, Steve Pineo, Tim Leacock, Danny Patton and Ross Watson

Information and tickets are available at

There's also a Facebook page, for Wide Cut Weekend and you can follow the festival of Twitter @WideCutWeekend

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Creating the New Alberta - Vision & Leadership

Creating the New Alberta - Vision & Leadership

Attracting Big Ideas - The Time is NOW!

What technologies can help revitalize Alberta's economy?

What is happening - Convention Features

A Convention of insightful keynotes and panelists from 18 Alberta industries and professions sharing their Big Ideas. Share yours. What Can be done. What is being done. The time is Now for Innovation.

Presenting ABCtech's 2nd Annual Innovation Award

A Plenary of the Big Ideas - Setting direction and taking action

A Networking Reception for meeting leaders and visionaries outside your enterprise

Date, time and location
Saturday, November 26th
9:00am to 6:00 pm
Cenovus Learning Centre Red Deer College MAP HERE

Essentials about the BIG Ideas Convention 

Planning is well underway. Industry keynotes are secured and committed. Others are assembling panels of BIG IDEAS for this electrifying Convention. You'll be at the sharing and birthing of BIG IDEAS for aiding Alberta's economic recovery and long-term diversification. Bring yours - audience engagement is a prime expectation.

9:00 am Opening Keynote

Kim Campbell re "Vision & Leadership" followed by 4 VERY BIG IDEAS

10:00 am Big Idea Industry Panels
Six simultaneous paired Big Idea Industry Panels: Chair, 3 presenters and audience engagement
  • Agriculture & Food Processing with Forestry & Wood Products
  • Transportation & Logistics with Construction & Real Estate
  • Health & BioTech with Volunteers & NGOs
  • Tourism & Hospitality with Communications & Markeitng
  • InfoTech & Analytics with Manufacturing & Export
  • Environment & CleanTech with Alternative Energies
Noon  Luncheon Keynote and Recognition

Lunch with Donna Kennedy-Glans re "Energy Transitions"

Presentation of ABCtech's 2nd Annual Innovation Award followed by 4 VERY BIG IDEAS

1:30 pm Big Idea Professions PanelsSix simultaneous Professions Panels: Chair, 3 presenters and audience engagement
  • Engineering & Design
  • Education & Creativity
  • Legal & Security
  • Management & Strategy
  • Human Resources & Development
  • Finance & Investment
 3:30 pm Plenary Session

Big Idea panel hilights and recommendations concluding with an overview for setting direction and taking action

4:45 pm Networking 
Sumptuous networking reception.  Meeting Alberta's leaders and visionaries

6:00 pm ClosingInspirational presentation "Growing Together" - Good night!

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Register for "Creating the new Alberta!" November 26th 2016

Member discounts 20% apply

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

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