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.

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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 at  AlFresco on Fourth  Michael Phair Park. 2 pm 

August 15  Billie Zizi at Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market. 12 pm 

August 15  Tzadeka at The Nook Cafe. 1 pm 

August 15 Jeff Hendrick at Bodega Tapas & Wine Bar patio (Downtown) 6pm

August 16  Yoga in the Park with Shala Ashtanga Yoga Abbey Glen Park (10107 Jasper Avenue) 2 pm 

August 21 Shawnee at  The Art Gallery of Alberta rooftop terrace4 pm 

August 21 Rubim de Toledo & Chris Andrew at Bodega Tapas & Wine Bar patio (Downtown) 6 pm

August 21 Von Bieker at Mercer Tavern patio. 7 pm

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

August 22 DJ La Mala & DJ Campos at Latitude 53 patio. 3 pm

August 22 Rubim de Toledo & Chris Andrew at Bodega Tapas & Wine Bar patio (Downtown) 6 pm

August 22  Brigadiers at Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market  12 pm 

August 23  TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival presents Mboya Nicholson Trio The Common patio 2 pm 

August 24  Mercury Opera at  The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald patio.  6 pm

August 25 Cypher Wild YEG at Beaver Hills House Park/ amiskwacîw wâskâyhkan ihâtwin. 6:30 pm 

August 26  TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival presents Good Information (Biboye Onanuga) Trio The Common patio 7 pm 

August 27 Audrey Ochoa at El Beso patio, 7 pm
August 28 Scott Cook and the Indoorables at Art Gallery of Alberta 4 pm

August 29 Lindsay Pratt at Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market 12 pm

August 30 TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival presents the Jazz Nipp Trio at The Common 2 pm

August 31 The Payback at Rocky Mountain Icehouse patio 7 pm

September 2 Goldtooth at The Parlour Italian Kitchen & Bar  patio 7 pm

September 2 TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival presents Ethan Tonack Trio at The Common 7 pm

September 4 Peter Belec at Bodega Tapas & Wine Bar patio (Downtown) 6 pm

September 5 Peter Belec at Bodega Tapas & Wine Bar patio (Downtown) 6 pm

September 5 Robb Angus & James Murdoch (of the Dungarees) at Mercer Tavern patio 7 pm

September 11 Mercy Funk at The Parlour Italian Kitchen & Bar  patio 5 pm

September 11 Le Fuzz at Starlite Room patio  7 pm

September 12 Kaeley Jade at Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market 12 pm

September 12  Ben Sures (and Dans til you drop!) at AlFresco on Fourth  Michael Phair Park  2 pm 

September 16 La Connexional presents Biso Na Biso (Dance Cypher) at Beaver Hills House Park/ amiskwacîw wâskâyhkan ihâtwin. 6 pm

September 17 Cypher Wild YEG at Beaver Hills House Park/ amiskwacîw wâskâyhkan ihâtwin. 6:30 pm 

September 17 Shawnee at  Say Uncle  patio  6:30 pm

September 18 Jay Gilday at Starlite Room patio  7 pm

September 19 Cuban Movements at  AlFresco on Fourth  NEW LOCATION Michael Phair Park. 12:40 pm

September 19 Martin Kerr at AlFresco on Fourth  Michael Phair Park. 1:30 pm

September 19 La Connexional presents Manny V Y Su Esquina Latina Trio at Al Fresco on Fourth  Michael Phair Park  2:30 pm

September 19 ViVa Dance at  AlFresco on Fourth  Michael Phair Park. 3:30 pm

September 24 Derina Harvey at Sherlock Holmes Pub patio 5:30 pm

September 25 Melafrique at Starlite Room patio  7 pm

September 26 The Jeff Hendrick Duo at El Beso patio 5 pm

September 26 Good Information Trio at El Beso patio 7 pm

October 1 Goldtooth at Say Uncle patio  6:30 pm

October 1 Jimmy Whiffen at Sherlock Holmes patio (Downtown) 5:30 pm

October 2 Mandakaru at Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse (Downtown) 6 pm

October 8 Duff Robison Sherlock  Holmes  patio (Downtown) 5:30 pm

October 15 King of Foxes The Common 6:30 pm

October 15 Jake Buckley Sherlock Holmes patio (Downtown) 5:30 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.