Earlier this month, we told you about Canmore’s thriving visual arts community. Now, we’d like to give you the down low on our city’s music scene, which is just as lively. If you’re in town and jonesing for some great live music, you can’t go wrong with wandering into one of these local venues:
By day, Communitea Café is the perfect place to sip a fair trade coffee, munch on an organic scone and read a novel. By night, this hip, artistically inclined cafe transforms into Canmore’s premier live music venue, hosting intimate shows from internationally-renowned acts. You won’t find any hard rock bands here, mostly acts on the more mellow side—you know, the kind of music you can still talk over (although you probably wouldn’t want to).
Sept. 6 & 7 – Kim Churchill
Sept. 14 – David Myles
Sept. 24 – Lee Harvey Osmond
Oct. 2 – Current Swell
Nov. 20 - Hollerado
The Drake is the kind of good old fashioned night spot where you can swig a pitcher with your pals, play some pool and rock out. In addition to regular DJ nights, the Drake hosts live rock bands on a weekly basis, many of which hail from right here in the Bow Valley.
Aug. 30 & 31 – Mourning Wood
Sept. 3 & 4 – Matt Beatty and the Hot Tamales
Established in 1890, the Canmore Hotel is Alberta’s second oldest hotel currently in operation. It’s also the city’s oldest watering hole, a relic from a time when hotels and pubs were, by law, one and the same. The Canmore Hotel Pub has always been the haunt of local musicians and it shows no signs of slowing down, hosting local live music nearly every weekend.
Aug. 30 & 31 – J.K. and the Static
Sept. 6 & 7 – “Rock Bottom” 80s Party feat. Chico Bravo and Roofie Steele
If you have any questions about local nightlife and events, feel free to contact the Econolodge Canmore. And stay tuned to our blog for the latest info on fun and festivities happening in and around Canmore.