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 February 28, 2021, 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

September 26 Good Information Trio at El Beso patio 7 pm

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

October 1 Goldtooth at Say Uncle patio  6:30 pm

October 1 [RESCHEDULED TO OCTOBER 6] The Payback at The Cask & Barrel patio 7:00 pm

October 1 DJs Reece Serna, David Luca and Brendan Callander at The Common  patio 6:30 pm

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

October 2 Night Howl at The Starlite Room patio 8pm

October 2 Electric Audrey 2 at The Starlite Room patio 9pm

October 4 Saint & The 100 Full Band at  Campio Brewing Co. patio 12:00 pm

October 4 Derina Harvey at Rocky Mountain Icehouse back patio 3pm

October 6 The Payback at The Cask & Barrel patio 7:00 pm

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

October 8 Riell at  The Common patio 6:30 pm

October 8 Billie Zizi at  Say Uncle  patio  6:30 pm

October 9 Spencer Morphy (The Velveteins) & Jillian Lake at  Mercer Tavern patio 7:00 pm

October 9 Leo Martinez at Starlite Room patio 8:00 pm

October 9 Maddie Storvold at Starlite Room patio 8:00 pm

October 10 Talltale Campio Brewing Co. patio 12:00 pm

October 10 Tzadeka at Campio Brewing Co. patio 2:00 pm [Rescheduled to October 10]

October 15 King of Foxes The Common 6:30 pm

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

October 16 The McGowan Family Band at Starlite Room patio 8:00 pm

October 22 Andrew Scott at Sherlock  Holmes  (Downtown) 5:30 pm

October 22 I’ll Call You Tomorrow The Common 6:30 pm

October 23 The Dice Cubes at River City Revival House (Starlite Room) 8:00 pm

October 28 Dean Lonsdale at Rocky Mountain Icehouse (Polar Patio Club Kickoff) 7:00 pm

October 29 Arlo Maverick The Common 8:00 pm

October 30 K-RIZ at Starlite Room 8:00 pm

November 5 The Dead String Orchestra at Campio Brewing Co. patio 6:00 pm

November 5 Nick Degree at The Cask & Barrel patio (Polar Patio Club Kickoff) 7:00 pm

November 19 Nick Degree at  Central Social Hall  8:00 pm

November 26 DJ Blue Jay at  Rocky Mountain Icehouse patio (Polar Patio Club) 7:00 pm

November 26 DJ Barry One at  Central Social Hall  8:00 pm
December 3 Nick Degree at  Central Social Hall  8:00 pm
December 10 DJ Barry One at  Central Social Hall  8:00 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 performer’s 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.