Discover why Calgary has become a hub for music in Canada with a vibrant stretch of live music venues in the heart of the city. The Music Mile starts in the historic neighbourhood of Inglewood and stretches through Victoria Park and the revitalized East Village for a unique collection of bars, restaurants, and performance spaces that will keep your calendar full of live music.

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

Explore Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, located at 4 Street and 9 Avenue SE along Calgary’s Music Mile. Five floors tell the story of music in Canada, while the historic King Eddy Hotel and the famed Rolling Stones Mobile Studio make this a must-see destination for all music fans.

Ironwood Stage & Grill

Count on this popular venue for live music seven days a week. Showcasing international artists in an intimate setting, fans of jazz, blues, folk, and alternative country will be ready to pull up a seat at Ironwood Stage & Grill.

Fort Calgary’s Burnswest Theatre

Fort Calgary is home to the Burnswest Theatre, the original 1875 Mountie fort that gave rise to Calgary. The early Mounties used to have a band that entertained people at the Fort, and today that community spirit is kept alive as the birthplace of music and entertainment in Calgary as we know it.

Lolita’s Lounge

Lolita’s Lounge is a unique music destination and a hidden gem in the heart of Inglewood. Songwriters, comedians, and performers of all genres make this intimate venue perfect for a night of jazz or laughs with their popular drag show Carly’s Angels.

Festival Hall

Home to the Folk Festival Society of Calgary, Festival Hall is an intimate performance space that brings the passion and energy of the Calgary Folk Music Festival to town all year. Film, food, theatre, and poetry workshops bring this space to life.

The Lantern Church

Surround yourself with the charm of historic woodwork, stained glass and great acoustics for an ideal live music and theatre experience. The Lantern Church brings unique concert experiences to Calgary and plays host to the Block Heater winter music festival.

Gravity Espresso and Wine Bar

Hosting live music on Friday and Saturday nights, Gravity Espresso and Wine Bar transforms itself into an intimate venue that is the perfect place to sit back, relax, and discover local performers. Grab a glass of wine or a pint of beer and check out singer songwriters on Thursday nights.


Quality ingredients and an Argentine wood-fired grill menu have made charbar a popular eatery in the vibrant community of East Village. Add live music events into the historic Simmons Building and you have a winning combination along the Music Mile.

Off Cut Bar at The Nash

One century later, the historic National Hotel remains a lively gathering place for local music lovers. Now home to The Nash Restaurant and Off Cut Bar, this is the place to catch a rocking rotation of established artists and up-and-coming talent. On Thursday nights, Off Cut Bar draws a regular crowd that enjoys live music, along with regionally-inspired bar snacks and original brown liquor cocktails. 

Blues Can

The Blues Can is a full-time live music venue that hosts a minimum of 12 live shows a week. Live lunch hour shows, happy hour, four open jams a week, and nightly live shows make this the perfect place for a night out on the town.

500 Cucina

Enjoy authentic Italian fare with a fresh spin on classic dishes. Live music takes the stage at 500 Cucina every Saturday night, showcasing folk, acoustic rock, pop, jazz, R&B, house, and blues with a side of the great pizza in Calgary.

Vagabond Calgary

Located steps away from the Scotiabank Saddledome and Studio Bell, Vagabond Calgary is a live music venue that will get your night started on the right foot. Stacked burgers, loaded pastas, healthy salads, and gluten-free pizza make Vagabond the perfect place before the big game or after the concert.

Hear’s My Soul

Hear's My Soul Cafe has an eclectic and artistic vibe that makes it a great place to listen to local artists and enjoy a hidden gem on the Music Mile. Enjoy their selection of beer and wine, locally roasted coffee and delicious paninis with an evening of live music.


Home to Canada’s largest selection of vinyl and CDs, Recordland has been a staple in Inglewood for 30 years. Search the stacks for classic vinyl and new releases you won’t find anywhere else.

Inglewood Night Market

Night markets and bazaars are popular around the world. They invite leisurely strolling, shopping, and munching on delicious street food. The Inglewood Night Market goes one step further bringing live music, entertainment, artists and artisans, great food, and fun surprises to the streets of Inglewood.

The Inglewood Night Market returns June 8, July 13, August 10, and September 7, 2018.

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