Where to Watch Live Music

On any given night, there's a surprising array of live music gigs happening around Downtown

Starlite Room

Starlite Room quickly cemented itself as one of Canada’s legendary music venues when it hosted the likes of Nirvana and Green Day before they were household names. Credit goes to booking managers that focus on quality rather than on a single genre. In the past 12 months, Afroman, Hollerado, Royal Tusk and Reuben and the Dark have played the Starlite main stage, but the Starlite Room is also one of the best places to catch rising stars, intimate launch gigs and indie bands. 10030 102 Street

Rocky Mountain Icehouse

Just down the street, Rocky Mountain Icehouse hosts shows a couple nights a week. Lately it’s been the place to catch indie-rock talent, bluegrass bands and good ol’ rock and roll. 10516 Jasper Avenue

Cask & Barrel

Every Saturday afternoon at 4pm, catch fast-rising indie bands and cultured singer-songwriters for free at Cask & Barrel. Area residents regularly descend to this pleasant little neighbourhood bar for local pints and afternoon bites. 10041 104 Street

Station on Jasper

Station on Jasper is the newest addition to Downtown Edmonton’s live music scene. On any given evening, catch a band, solo artist and even comedy shows. 10524 Jasper Ave


Community {Arts} Laboratory is an affordable, accessible and inclusive space that provides resources and exposure to the arts within the Boyle Street neighbourhood. Weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons, catch pay-what-you can shows by local Edmonton artists. 9641 102A Avenue

The Winspear Centre

The Winspear Centre, one of the finest performance spaces in North America, is the home of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and hosts a wide array of concerts and events. 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square