Where to watch live music in Alberta: August 9 to August 15

Check out the live music events coming up Monday, August 9th to Sunday, August 15th

The end of summer may soon be on the horizon, but Albertans still have plenty of great opportunities to soak up the sun while enjoying live music from a talented assortment of local artists across the province.

From an intimate evening of live music, snacks and sips at Calgary’s Ill-Fated Kustoms to an afternoon concert at Edmonton’s Downtown Farmers’ Market, to an all-star lineup of Alberta-based musicians at the Southern Alberta Music Festival in Mossleigh, here are some great restaurants and venues with live music events coming up this week!


A Night with Ellen Doty at Ill-Fated Kustoms

On Friday, Aug. 13th, acclaimed jazz singer Ellen Doty will take the stage at Ill-Fated Kustoms to perform a mix of original music and standards. Opening for Doty is equally celebrated folk singer Wyatt C. Louis who will also join her onstage later in the evening for a captivating song or two.

A full bar will be available throughout the evening offering wine, beer, spirits and more. A mix of simple appetizers and snacks like charcuterie, olives and dips will be available to order as well. Limited seats are available for this show, so grab tickets while they last!

Inglewood Night Market

Inglewood Night Market is returning on Friday, August 13th from 5pm-11pm to bring local art, sample treats from food trucks and enjoy live performances by local talent. Be sure to check it out!

4th Street Night Market

With a great lineup of live music and vendors, be sure to check out the 4th Street Night Market on August 14th from 4-10pm!

Spirit of the Mile Songwriting contest finals at Ironwood Stage and Grill


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For the final round of the Music Mile songwriting contest, the three finalists, Kate Stevens, Justine Giles and Flowshine will perform at the Ironwood Stage and Grill. Head on down for some food and drinks and to catch the finalists performances!


Downtown Live Music Series - Laur Elle at The Backyard


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Join singer/songwriter, Laur Elle for a night of music on Wednesday August 11 at 7pm. The Backyard in Edmonton is a great place to grab a bite from a food truck, drink a craft beer, or discover local goods in a pop-up kiosk.

Martin Kerr at Root 107

Martin Kerr is an incredible artist bringing a fresh and vibrant sound to his music and songwriting. Join Martin at Root 107 on Thursday August 12th at 7pm for music, food and drinks. 

Audrey Ochoa at Edmonton’s Downtown Farmers Market​

2020 WCMA Jazz artist of the year winner, Audrey Ochoa will be taking the stage at Edmonton’s Downtown Farmer’s Market on Saturday, August 12th at 12pm. For a Saturday afternoon filled with music and local vendors, be sure to check this out! 

Tanyss Nixi at Cask and Barrel 

Alt-country roots and folk artist, Tanyss Nixi will be sharing live music at Cask and Barrel on Saturday, August 14th. Cask and Barrel have a wide variety of drinks on their menu that you definitely want to try out. 


Southern Alberta Music Festival

Catch Trevor Panczak, Jake Mathews, Drew Gregory, Renegade Station and more amazing Alberta talent at the Southern Alberta Music Festival on August 13th-14th in Aspen Crossing. In support of STARS® Air Ambulance, there is an amazing lineup of artists, food and drinks! 


Seth Anderson at Owl Acoustic Lounge

Join singer/songwriter Seth Anderson for some songs and stories at Owl Acoustic Lounge on Saturday, August 14th at 9pm. Owl Acoustic Lounge has a great selection of food and drinks, from beer on tap, to delicious cocktails. Be sure to check it out!