You've been waiting in the wings… Now it’s SHOWTIME!
Calgary – we are overwhelmed! Demand for Showtime has exceeded expectations and registrations have reached our limited capacity for Olympic Plaza. If you have registered and are unable to attend, we ask that you please reach out to the Arts Commons box office at 403-294-9494 or email@example.com to cancel your reservation and make room for other Calgarian music lovers!
This summer, Arts Commons is inviting all of Calgary to celebrate the return of live performance. Showtime: A Live Music Celebration will bring the city together like only live music can – with a little folk, a little country, and a lot of rock and roll – all safely distanced right here in our own “front yard,” Olympic Plaza.
Be our guest - entrance is FREE for all ages, with registration.
Roll out the blanket with friends and family, grab a bev and a snack for sale at our onsite concessions, and sit back and enjoy a late summer party at Showtime: A Live Music Celebration, part of Arts Commons Presents BD&P World Stage series.
Showtime: A Live Music Celebration
Thursday, August 26
Olympic Plaza (222 8 Avenue SW)
Gates - 6 p.m.
Show - 7 p.m.
We’re so happy that the performing arts are on their way back to normal, daily life – and we want it to stay that way! That’s why we’re taking extra precautions to stay healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Attendance is capped at 25% capacity to allow 2m distancing.
Masks are encouraged while walking around the plaza.
Dedicated staff will routinely wipe down high traffic areas.
Feeling sick? Know someone who is? Cancel your RSVP any time!
Showtime is a free outdoor music spectacular in the Arts Commons Presents BD&P World Stage series.
Headlining the night is the crowd favourite concert series from Arts Commons Presents, Classic Albums Live – performing iconic albums from rock and roll history note for note and cut for cut with some of Canada’s best musicians – no wigs, no impersonations, just music.
Showtime will feature Classic Albums Live Creedence Clearwater Revival: Chronicle, Vol. 1, the definition of 1960’s American swamp rock with hits like “Fortunate Son,” “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” and “Bad Moon Rising.” Synonymous with the anti-war protests of the 1960s, this hit CCR album instantly transports listeners to a time when music was the unrelenting voice of hope and love in a tumultuous time.
Opening the show is Amelie Patterson, a Bow Valley-based folk-pop songwriter rising in the ranks of Canadian music, following names like Arcade Fire, Kathleen Edwards and Feist. The inaugural poet laureate of Banff, Patterson is known to Calgarians through her appearances at the Calgary Folk Festival and Stampede City Sessions and winning “Alternative Recording Of The Year” at the 2020 YYC Music Awards for “The Patient Kind.” Her latest single, “Let Your Trouble Go,” was released in October 2020, about yearning to relieve a friend’s stresses.
Entrance to the park opens at 6 p.m. Show begins at 7 p.m.
WHERE IS THE SHOW?
Olympic Plaza - 228 8 Ave SE
Entrance to Showtime will be located at the southwest corner of Olympic Plaza, off the corner of 8 Ave and 1 St SE. Several exits will be located around the border of the square. The Arts Commons underground parkade will be open for parking.
There will be no re-entry.
For the first time, Olympic Plaza will be fully licensed for Showtime: A Live Music Celebration, and audiences can enjoy onsite food and beverage vendors.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Besides your beautiful selves, we suggest you bring the following:
HOW DO I GET A TICKET?
Attendance is free, but preregistration is required! Upon registering, you will receive a digital ticket that you can present to attendants at the entrance to the event starting at 6 p.m. on August 26.
Calgary - we are overwhelmed! Event preregistrations have reached our limited venue capacity for Showtime.
Feeling ill or have had close contact with someone who is? Signed up but can no longer attend? Simply contact the box office at 403-294-9494 or firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel your reservation at no penalty.
If you can't be there in person, catch key moments from the show streamed live to the Arts Commons Facebook page throughout the night!
THIS SOUNDS AWESOME! HOW CAN I SUPPORT ARTS COMMONS AND ARTS COMMONS PRESENTS?
Why, that’s so nice of you to ask!
Arts Commons is a not-for-profit organization and a registered charity that is transforming community through the power of art. Ticket sales, venue rentals, and other income only cover 65% of the annual $12M operating budget of Arts Commons, leaving a $4.1M fundraising gap.