It's been a minute since anyone in Calgary has sat on the rooftop of the King Eddy, but all of that will change when the bar and live music institution unveils its freshly updated rooftop patio in three weeks.
Officially opening on July 1, the King Eddy rooftop patio reopening is timed perfectly with the impending long weekend as well as the Calgary Stampede. Given its proximity to the Stampede grounds, the National Music Centre happily proclaims its sister establishment as "the place" to watch the nightly fireworks displays.
“The King Eddy’s rooftop construction is a capstone project to mark the five-year anniversary of Studio Bell’s opening in 2016,” said Andrew Mosker, President and CEO, National Music Centre in today's announcement. “This project is part of several new investments made by NMC over the past year to reimagine operations, create vibrancy, and improve accessibility for the public to enjoy many types of events, especially ones that involve music.”
The rooftop will offer daily live music during happy hour for the duration of the Calgary Stampede. As well, starting in mid July, it will host a variety of concerts featuring a wide range of Canadian musicians for the remainder of the summer. Details on upcoming concerts will be made available online.
The King Eddy rooftop bar opens on July 1 and will then operate weekly on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. Reservations can be made for the rooftop space in the coming days, but walk-ins will be accepted as well on a first-come, first-serve basis.