We’re back with another summer of much-needed FREE summer concerts.
Wednesday evenings, 6:00 PM.
July 7 - August 25, 2021
Join us at the Didsbury Bandstand inside in the Historical Village
Admission is free. Please leave your pets at home.
Enjoy some of the best emerging acts the local music scene has to offer. The licensed BBQ Tent, candy store and Vulcan Ice Cream Parlour will be open. As always, rain or shine, the show will go on.
Wednesday, July 7
Peter and the Wolves
Calgary rockabilly star Howlin' Pete and his Wolves will rock you back in time and you'll want to shake it like it's 1955! From hard-hitting original rock and roll to classics you may have forgotten you loved, you're gonna shake it all night long.
Wednesday, July 14
The Rodeo Riders
Returning favorites, the Rodeo Riders are Calgary’s kings of western music and cowboy comedy. With smooth harmonies and great instrumental arrangements, this trio performs some of the best classic cowboy and western music made popular by legends such as Roy Rogers, Gene Autrey, the Sons of the Pioneers and more.
Wednesday, July 21
A love for all roots music has taken Jory Kinjo around the world in the last 20 years of his musical career, sharing stages with a range of artists from Ziggy Marley to ZZ Top. Raised in R&B, Blues & Soul music, his career has touched on Funk, Jazz, Reggae & Ska. His songs and multiple styles reflect a storied and unique past in the life of a Canadian musician with a career spanning over two decades.
Presented in partnership with the Calgary Bluesfest and CJSW 90.9 FM
Wednesday, July 28
Straddling the renegade worlds of alt-country, blues and soul, singer-songwriter Jess Knights’ hard-to-pin-down style is reflective of her own unassuming past. A classically-trained opera singer who cut her teeth in the boozy, rough-hewn dives of her native Calgary, she’s not one to follow convention.
Wednesday, August 4
From old favorites to original creations, this combo plays it all. Sit and listen or feel free to dance to well-known standards re-invented by up-and-coming local jazz trombonist Michael Callander backed by a group of the hippest cats in the business. You’ll also hear some of Michael’s outstanding originals.
Wednesday, August 11
Kate Stevens is a vivacious RnB singer/songwriter based in Calgary, Alberta. Her buoyant stage presence, powerful vocal talents and blended genre capture a wide audience. She creates distinctive melodies; meaningful lyrics with her mix of emotive folk & soulful pop. She draws influences from timeless voices such as Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, Carole King and Joni Mitchell.
Wednesday, August 18
One of Western Canada’s most versatile vocal groups, The Rojo’s repertoire spans many genres of music including Outlaw Country, Classic Rock, Blues and Reggae. Whether performing their own songs or their unique takes on other people’s material, they have a sound, unlike any other band!
Wednesday. August 25
Shona Rae & The Bona Fides
Based in Calgary, Shona Rae and The Bona Fides have been playing original roots-based Rock n Roll since 2009. The unique, raw and powerful vocals of Shona Rae are offset by Hound Dog Herb on blues and surf-influenced guitar. Mad Dog (Todd) Maduke on bass and guitar, Lightnin‘ Laurie Fuhr on bass and vocals, along with Jumpin’ Jay Bradley’s drums provide the rock-solid rhythm section!