Where to watch live music during the Calgary Stampede

A list of places to watch independent musicians perform during Calgary Stampede 2022

Catch Robert Adam playing at the King Eddy during Stampede. Photo by Michelle Spice Photography

While the major Stampede hubs like Nashville North, the Coca Cola Stage, and Cowboys will feature plenty of live music events of their own, we thought we’d throw to some of the other great venues around town where you can get a little break from the grounds while still soaking up some Stampede fun. 

From Whisky Rose and Wild 95.3’s “Our First Rodeo” concert series to an amazing lineup of local talent performing at the King Eddy, to a stellar series of live performances and pop-ups at The Prairie Emporium, here are some great ways to celebrate Stampede without heading to the grounds.

The Prairie Emporium Presents: The Outlier (July 7-17)

Looking for a week of Stampede fun with good food and great music? Head to The Prairie Emporium for an amazing lineup of food, drinks and live music from July 7 to 17.

With shows like the “Throwback Party” with Alex Hughes performing and the “Alt-Country” night featuring the Boots and the Hoots and The Rifle County Players, along with some great pop-up shops throughout the week, The Prairie Emporium is one of the best places to celebrate the Stampede this summer. 

Grab individual event tickets or the official “Outlier Pass” for access to all of the events. Tickets available via showpass.

Stockyard Saloon at Calgary Heritage Roasting Co (July 9-16)

Calgary Heritage Roasting Co. will host the Stockyard Saloon music series with a variety of acts throughout the week, including The Rondel Roberts Band, Flaysher and many more. Grab your tickets via Showpass.

Stampede Party at Bow River Brewing with Live Music Ft. The Rural Routes (July 8)

Head to Bow River Brewing for a super fun Stampede BBQ along with live music from country duo The Rural Routes on July 8. Get your tickets via EventBrite.

Whiskey Rose x Wild 95.3 “Our First Rodeo” Concert Series (July 10-14)


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Now this is going to be a party. Whiskey Rose and Wild 95.3 are teaming up for the “Our First Rodeo” concert series from July 10 to 14. Catch some of Canada’s best country acts including Madeline Merlo, Aaron Pritchett, JoJo Mason and more! Get your tickets here via Showpass.

Fresh Breath Live Music at The Attic Bar & Stage (July 14)

The Attic Bar and Stage will host alt-folk group Fresh Breath on July 14. Get your tickets via Eventbrite. Check it out!

Stampede at The King Eddy (July 8-17)


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During Stampede week, the King Eddy definitely makes for a great place to keep the good times rolling. With amazing food and live music all week including artists like The Dungarees, Robert Adam, Lauren Mayell, Tanya Ryan and lots more, make sure to include King Eddy in your Stampede week plans. Visit the King Eddy website for information.

Daring Greatly at The Ironwood (July 15-16)

With a blend of Canadian rock, folk and Americana, five-piece band Daring Greatly will perform at The Ironwood Stage and Grill on July 15 and 16. Tickets available via Stagehand.

Badlands Music Festival (July 7-17)

Badlands Music Festival hosts ten days of music from a variety of genres, including The Chainsmokers, Robyn Ottolini, Andrew Hyatt and Alberta’s own The Roadhammers. Tickets available via Ticketweb. Check it out.

Ranchmans Stampede Week (July 7-17)

Check out some amazing local acts at Ranchmans over Stampede week including The Prairie States, Brandon Lorenzo, Garrett Gregory as well as Shannon Smith and many more. Visit the Ranchmans website for more information.