Dave Kelly Live Christmas Special
Join us for another Christmas edition of Dave Kelly Live, Calgary’s talk variety show. Featuring special guests, surprise appearances, and the best in Canadian talent, stories, and music. This show will feature the Calgary Stampede’s Young Canadians.
Dave Kelly is an award-winning host, writer, and interviewer who is in demand around the world for major events and keynote conversations. As a Television Host, Actor, interviewer, and teacher, Dave has been in front of an audience most of his life.
5 years ago, Dave Kelly Live, a live performance-based variety show, was born. The show features notable guests interviewed by Dave, musical guests and live art by co-host Mandy Stobo of Bad Portraits, an internationally acclaimed artist. Also cohosting with Dave is a long-time friend of the Kelly family, and the loveable founder behind Village Brewery, Jim Button.
To top it all off Russell Broom and his band The Flat Whites is the house band that plays music throughout the experience and with the musical guests as their band. Dave Kelly Live is truly unique in the heart, humour and humanity it brings to each talent-packed show.
The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Stage, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED Talks to National Geographic Live speakers, wedding dinners on the stage to rock stars on tour.
Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep.
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible Seats
Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.
Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the full replacement of all of its seats, in 2017.