The Bell Live Series
Return to the King Eddy with live music all Stampede long | Photo: Courtesy of National Music Centre

The Bell Live Series

Music set to once again fill the King Eddy

Amy Jo Espetveidt

  • Location King Edward Hotel, National Music Centre  438 9th Ave. SE
  • Price Free - $20
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Iconic and ready to rock once again, the King Eddy is back just in time for Stampede!

The Bell Live Series at the King Eddy brings 10 days of foot-stompin’ tunes as the historic venue is transformed into a pop-up country bar.

Thanks to the National Music Centre, the King Eddy has been completely restored as a heritage site—including the reassembly of the exterior façade and the reappearance of a beautiful ghost sign—and opens its doors once again.

“After over 10 years of silence at the King Eddy, we’re excited to finally bring this beloved Calgary live music venue back to life,” says Andrew Mosker, President and CEO for the National Music Centre, in a statement. “The Eddy was a place known for its authentic programming, impromptu jam sessions, and its universal audience—where people from all walks of life came to enjoy live music. Special guests and some surprises are guaranteed, so come early and often to the Bell Live Series.”

The 10-day Stampede lineup includes Petunia and the Vipers, Steve Pineo, Tom Phillips and the Men of Constant Sorrow, Carolyn Mark, Western Swing Project, Ramblin’ Ambassadors, Leeroy Stagger, Tim Hus, and Jake Mathews.

Country music lovers should also plan a visit to Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, to check out pieces from the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Collection and explore five floors of interactive exhibitions.

The Bell Live Series at the King Eddy takes place daily July 8 to 17, 2016, 11:00am to 2:00am with live music and cold beer. Entrance is free before 6:00pm with a $20 cover for the evening. All existing guests will be required to pay cover to stay for the evening programming.