Downtown Live

Presented by the Downtown Business Association, Downtown Live is a summer series of live performances at various venues across Downtown. From August 4 to September 30, catch one of 40+ micro-events, whether it’s an indie singer on a restaurant patio, an opera performance overlooking the river valley or an Indigenous singer in a Downtown park. It’s an unforgettable summer of music, theatre, dance and the performing arts in unique Downtown locations.



Schedule of artists and participating businesses

August 1  Matthew Cardinal,  The Citadel Theatre Road Shows,  Maddie Storvold,  100 Mile House at  Michael Phair Park.  11:15 am - 3:30 pm

August 2  Aladean Kheroufi (DJ) at  Rocky Mountain Ice House   patio.  4:30 pm 

August 5  Derina Harvey at  Cask & Barrel  patio.  7 pm 

August 7  Josh Sahunta at  The Art Gallery of Alberta  south patio4 pm 

August 8  Cristian de La Luna at Downtown Edmonton Farmers Market  103 Avenue.  12 pm 

August 9 Lady Vishus at Central Social Hall (Downtown)  patio.  8 pm

August 12  St. Arnaud at  The Parlour Italian Kitchen & Bar   patio.  7 pm

August 15  Arlo Maverick  AlFresco on Fourth  Michael Phair Park. 2 pm 

August 20  Mercury Opera at  The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald  patio.  6 pm 

August 22  Lucette  AlFresco on Fourth  Michael Phair Park. 2 pm 

We’ll announce new shows weekly so check back regularly or sign up for our newsletter to receive regular updates.

* All businesses hosting an event are expected to comply with all applicable laws, permits and Alberta Health Services COVID-19 requirements.

I’m a Downtown business owner. How do I request an artist to play at my business?
It’s easy! All you have do is thoroughly read and fill out the Downtown Application Form and we’ll match you with a Downtown Live artist. The DBA will issue up to $750 to cover the performers fee and audio expenses, if needed. The DBA will also help promote and provide promotional support to your hosted event. 

If you’re a performance artist who’s interesting in participating in an event as part of Downtown Live, please fill out our Artist Application Form here.