Friday June 19

Roving Reception Get down with us to local favs The Soulicitors (free concert on Churchill Square), then join us for an after party at Fionn MacCool's in City Centre Mall

Special Events Reception: The Most Dangerous Job in the World - 5:00 - 7:00 at the Epcor Tower 10423 101 St; 7:00 - 9:00 at dc3 Art Projects 10567 111 St

What's on on Churchill Square?

Artists at Work creating their exhibits live on site! Francoise Thibault paints the north gateway, Lynette de Montreuil and Mandy Espezel build installation works, Ryan Wispinski carves a space for compassion, and Graphic Designers of Canada set up a design studio on the Square.

Take a free walking tour at 2:00, 4:00, or 6:00

It's not too late to volunteer! Email volunteer@theworks.ab.ca or visit the Volunteer Tent on the Northwest corner of Churchill Square.

For all exhibit info, visit Festival Exhibits.

Street Stage

12:00 - 2:00 - Don Berner (Edmonton - Works With Jazz) One of Canada’s fastest rising saxophone stars; his live performance will include a mix of toe-tapping jazz standards and harmonically complex contemporary tunes, including some from his last CD "Love Letters to a Rat Free Capital”. 

2:30 - 3:15 - T. Buckley (Calgary) Distinctly Western Canadian roots music with soulful laments and gritty truths

3:45 - 4:30 - Alex Vissia Band (Edmonton) Folksy prairie roots influence this young singer-songwriter and rising star, working on her third album.

5:00 - 5:45 - Mariel Buckley (Calgary) Dark roots songwriting and a love of the Canadian landscape combine for a soulful, true prairies performance

6:15 - 7:00 - Ball and Chain (Edmonton) Formed after figuring out they didn't need a bass player to have any fun. Inspired by trashy, primal mating sounds.

7:30 - 9:30 - The Soulicitors (Edmonton) Reggae, roots, and soul blend together with good vibes and a party atmosphere in a show where you can’t help but get up and dance!

Saturday June 20

Roving Reception 

Social media challenge! Come find us next to The Works Patio, take a photo, and tag #theworksfest or @theworksfest on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to be entered to win a sweet door prize!

Block Out at SNAP Gallery (10123 – 121 Street): Come down for Steamroller Printing and Block-printed Merch made right before your eyes and party to rad live music. Meet SNAP artists

Special Events 

1:00 - 4:00: PAVA Reception

1:00 - 5:00: Nina Haggerty opening reception with artist on site

1:00 - 5:00: CPI Exhibit opening for Creatives in Residence

What's on on Churchill Square?

Tony Olivares Dance Company performs at 2:00 on Churchill Square. A colourful performance art dance creation piece will take over the public Square!

Bicycle tour at 2:00: check out the venues around downtown with an amazing tour guide ready to answer, ask, and explain the exhibits!

Artists at Work creating their exhibits live on site! Francoise Thibault paints the north gateway, Lynette de Montreuil and Mandy Espezel build installation works, Ryan Wispinski carves a space for compassion, and Graphic Designers of Canada set up a design studio on the Square.

Take a free walking tour at 2:00, 4:00, or 6:00

It's not too late to volunteer! Email volunteer@theworks.ab.ca or visit the Volunteer Tent on the Northwest corner of Churchill Square.

For all exhibit info, visit Festival Exhibits.

Street Stage

12:00 - 12:45 - Mariel Buckley (Calgary) Dark roots songwriting and a love of the Canadian landscape combine for a soulful, true prairies performance

1:15 - 2:00 - T. Buckley (Calgary) Distinctly Western Canadian roots music with soulful laments and gritty truths

2:30 - 3:15 - The Edmonton Chamber Music Society presents George Gao, master of the erhu, a Chinese instrument with a violin-like tone, with only two strings and no frets.

3:45 - 4:30 - Alex Vissia Band (Edmonton) Folksy prairie roots influence this young singer-songwriter and rising star, working on her third album.

5:00 - 5:45 - Mira Black: A former member of Canadian folk act Acoustically Inclined, Black’s sound is a mixture of ambient electronica, soulful vocals, and heart-driven lyrics

6:15 - 7:00 - Zachary Lucky (Saskatoon) Songwriter, folk and Country artist with three EPs and three full length albums

7:30 - 8:15 - The Fuzz Kings (Edmonton) Fusing traditional country and rockabilly music with energetic punk rock sounds, The Fuzz Kings are currently gearing up to release their second full-length album

8:45 - 9:30 - Sam Spades (Edmonton) High energy rockabilly taking a new twist on songs steeped in rockabilly tradition, just released its first EP "Wolf".

Sunday June 21

Roving Reception 

5:00 - 6:00 Brandon Atkinson - See What I Saw. Come meet the artist on Churchill Square and celebrate the work of this Aboriginal self-taught artist, who was first featured in the Art in the heART of the City exhibit in City Hall in December.

What's on on Churchill Square?

National Aboriginal Day celebrations on the stage from 11:30 - 6:00, beginning with a Grand Entry.

Today only: Aboriginal Traditional Craft Market on the southwest corner of Churchill Square!

Take a free walking tour at 2:00, 4:00, or 6:00

It's not too late to volunteer! Email volunteer@theworks.ab.ca or visit the Volunteer Tent on the Northwest corner of Churchill Square.

For all exhibit info, visit Festival Exhibits.

Street Stage

11:30 - 6:00 National Aboriginal Day programming

6:00 - 9:30 Cypher Wild, a b-boy showdown and graffiti slam hosted by DJ Creeasian, an Aboriginal turntablist from Goodfish Lake First Nations committed to bringing the community together through the arts for a positive, family-friendly and creative experience. 

Monday June 22

Roving Reception

6:00 - 9:00 pm The Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society (BEAMS) presents a free evening of experimental sound art, mixing electronic music and video with live instrumental improvisation in the Stanley A Milner Library. Featuring: Shawn Pinchbeck, Don Ross, Motonogo, Skrunkskrunt, agape raygun experiment, Allison Balcetis, John Osborne.

What's on on Churchill Square?

Take a free walking tour at 2:00, 4:00, or 6:00

It's not too late to volunteer! Email volunteer@theworks.ab.ca or visit the Volunteer Tent on the Northwest corner of Churchill Square.

For all exhibit info, visit Festival Exhibits.

Street Stage

12:00 - 2:00 John Sweenie 4tet (Edmonton) Saxophonist John Sweenie has been playing music since the age of 12. He has performed alongside New York legend Bob Mintzer and has played at venues including The Beatniq, The University of Calgary Theater, The Nickel Theater at Mount Royal, and many more. 

2:30 - 3:15 Andy White (Ireland): Belfast-born songwriter Andy White has twelve albums and three books to his name. He’s known in Canada not only for his solo work, but as one half of Fearing & White, along with Stephen Fearing.

3:45 - 4:30 John Guliak is a Canadian singer-songwriter who has been performing original and traditional roots music for over 20 years.

5:00 - 5:45 Eternal Husbands (Montreal) Rick and Matt may be remembered from The City Streets or Half Cut. The Eternal Husbands have their own brand of fogpop: their new record French Exit is available now through Clamour Records.

6:15 - 7:00 Wes Borg is a Canadian comedian, playwright and musician from Edmonton, best known (in all three capacities) as a member of the comedy troupe Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie. Borg now resides in Victoria, British Columbia.

7:30 - 9:30 Roots Roundup (Vancouver), fresh off an appearance at North Country Fair, plays a highly danceable hybrid of globe-spanning music that combines the influences of old school rock'n roll, reggae, ska, afro-beat, folk, funk and punk rock. 2015 sees Roots Roundup celebrating their 30th anniversary.

Tuesday June 23

Roving Reception 4:00 - 6:00 Scotia Place - Kirsty Templeton-Davidge, Anamnesis: Recollection & Perception - Kirsty Templeton Davidge Come meet the artist and enjoy captured images of common human narratives. Templeton Davidge has ‘made space’ for ordinary moments from the everyday, and through the action of painting has fused these otherwise forgotten moments into concrete memories.

What's on on Churchill Square?

It's the last day some of our artists will be working live on site. Come see Lynette de Montreuil create a fully biodegradable cradle of nature, Mandy Espezel construct a craft-like representation of childhood and memory, Ryan Wispinski continue carving a space for compassion, GDC graphic designers walk you through the role of designers in society, and Francoise Thibault continue to paint the north gateway images of the festival. 

Take a free walking tour at 2:00, 4:00, or 6:00

It's not too late to volunteer! Email volunteer@theworks.ab.ca or visit the Volunteer Tent on the Northwest corner of Churchill Square.

For all exhibit info, visit Festival Exhibits.

Street Stage

12:00 - 2:00 Heavyweights Brass Band (Toronto) Inspired by the New Orleans tradition, Heavyweights Brass Band skillfully references Toronto's incredibly diverse, multicultural music scene with funky, modern originals and covers.

2:30 - 3:15 Jenny Allen (Calgary) Jenny is a folk singer-songwriter with lush arrangements, a gentle, fluid voice, and a sturdy sense of self.

3:45 - 4:30 Bombproof the Horses (Edmonton) Indie rock, catchy riffs and sweet harmonies, found playing almost every venue in Edmonton

5:00 - 5:45 Kurt West Express (Edmonton) Indie outlaw country rockers. Move and groove to their amazing music and lyrics.

6:15 - 7:00 Bram and Billie (Edmonton) Bramwell Park, multitalented, multi-intrumentalist jazz musician, and Billie Zizi, full-bodied and lyrically direct jazz-rock singer, join forces

7:30 - 9:30 Big Rude Jake (Toronto)Noted for his skill as a blues shouter and raconteur, Big Rude Jake Hiebert is especially drawn to the roots of American music. You’ll hear blues, jazz, rockabilly, jump, gospel, folk and fingerpicking ragtime guitar. Add a sharp wit and a touch of cabaret and you’ve got Big Rude Jake.

Wednesday June 24

Roving Reception 4:30 - 6:30 YMCA - Megan Warkenten, Strange Days. Warkenten expresses a collective anxiety within contemporary culture by using forms of figures in an ambiguous way, providing just enough information to stimulate imagination without telling the whole story. Come share in the experience of interpreting her work and piecing together the clues through discussion with other art lovers.

What's on on Churchill Square?

Tony Olivares Dance Company performs at 5:45 on Churchill Square. A colourful performance art dance creation piece will take over the public Square!

SNAP Print Workshop from 4 - 6: come learn the ins and outs of screen printing with representatives from SNAP Gallery!

Artists Ryan Wispinski, GDC graphic designers, and Francoise Thibault working live on site. 

Take a free walking tour at 2:00, 4:00, or 6:00

For all exhibit info, visit Festival Exhibits.

Street Stage

12:00 - 2:00 Tilo Paiz (Edmonton) Born in El Salvador, by age 14 he was a full time professional drummer.  He went on to become one of Central America's busiest musicians, spending years touring and recording and leading several different bands, playing everything from traditional latin to latin jazz, latin rock and everything in between. He landed in Edmonton in 1990.

2:30 - 3:15 Don Ross and Amber Borotsik (Edmonton) Don Ross is a widely- commissioned composer in both electronic and acoustic mediums, collaborating often with animator John Osborne, whose work accompanies the show today.  Amber Borotsik is a multiple Sterling award-winning dancer and actor, working constantly in Edmonton theatres. The two join forces for musical, theatrical, movement infused presentation.

3:45 - 4:30 Bramwell Park (Edmonton) is a  multitalented, multi-intrumentalist jazz singer and musician

5:00 - 5:45 Paul Bromley Family Band (Edmonton) Paul Bromley’s Intricate finger style guitar, mandolin and slide guitar support the lovely three way harmonies in the folksy Paul Bromley Family Band, featuring his wife Jana and daughter Sara on vocals, and Sara on fiddle.

6:15 - 7:00 Justine Vandergrift (Edmonton) Alberta based singer-songwriter: witty and insightful lyrics coupled with her passionate one-of-a-kind voice make Justine stand out long after any performance. 

7:30 - 9:30 Pascal Lecours et les Mauvais Caracters (Edmonton) A tribute to the band LES COLOCS, this show will be rocking with a 7 piece francophone band full of reggae, swing and blues

Thursday June 25

Roving Reception 6:00 - 8:00 City Hall: Justin Shaw and Paddy Lamb. Meet the artists and join in discussions about works that demonstrate and explore the impact of society on nature: Paddy Lamb's work is focused on abandonment, neglect and disuse as part of the physical landscape; Justin Shaw photographed refineries and the land around them throughout North America.

What's on on Churchill Square?

Bicycle tour at 4:00: check out the venues around downtown with an amazing tour guide ready to answer, ask, and explain the exhibits!

Artists Ryan Wispinski, GDC graphic designers, and Francoise Thibault working live on site. 

Take a free walking tour at 2:00, 4:00, or 6:00

For all exhibit info, visit Festival Exhibits.

Special Events 

5:00 - 9:00: Latitude 53 Patio Party / Incubator Reception

8:00 The Drawing Room reception for Notions of Space and Time

Street Stage

12:00 - 2:00 Cheryl Fisher is recognized as an international jazz performer who brings authenticity and vitality to every song she sings. Her live performances continue to receive glowing reviews for their originality, emotional depth and outstanding technical excellence. Cheryl will be performing alongside multi-instrumentalist, composer, and arranger Eric Allison.

2:30 - 3:15 Tom Richardson (Australia) Tom uses the latest in loop pedal technology to create a wall of sound, overdubbing four part vocal harmonies, complicated percussion grooves and lead and rhythm guitar parts, all live on stage. In the past 2 years , Tom has performed in 15 different countries across the globe. 

3:45 - 4:30 Ken Stead (Edmonton)  This talented folk musician is inspired by family, friends, and the people he meets on the way. He engages a crowd of listeners like no other.  Telling stories of internet dating, social anxiety, square dancing, and of course, cheesy love, his songs reflect life’s experiences, his spiritual journey, and lessons he has learned on the road. 

5:00 - 5:45 Mohsin Zaman (Edmonton) From the bustling streets of Dubai to the wintry turf of Edmonton, Mohsin Zaman sings with a voice haunted by heartbreak, curiosity and ever-bearing hope, writing and performing with a wealth of skill and spirit far beyond his years.

6:15 - 9:30 Cypher Wild, a b-boy showdown and graffiti slam hosted by DJ Creeasian, an Aboriginal turntablist from Goodfish Lake First Nations committed to bringing the community together through the arts for a positive, family-friendly and creative experience. 

Friday June 26

Roving Reception 6:00 - 7:00 Stanley A. Milner Library: for the love of design (Milner Gallery) demonstrates the varied work of designers in society, including posters, pop up books, and more. Telepathic Eye and the Aesthetic Voice (Edmonton Room) shows the various ways in which artists use a unique aesthetic voice similarly to language, to communicate with the world.

What's on on Churchill Square?

Artists Ryan Wispinski, GDC graphic designers, and Francoise Thibault working live on site. 

Take a free walking tour at 2:00, 4:00, or 6:00

For all exhibit info, visit Festival Exhibits.

Special Events 

12:00 - 1:00: (8440 112 St) Free traditional Chinese painting workshop with Dr. Steven Aung

6:30 The Works Summer Solstice Gala

7:00 - 8:30: CAVA (9103 95 Ave) reception

Street Stage

12:00 - 2:00 High Definition Quintet is one of the most interesting and award-winning Polish jazz ensembles of the younger generation. Its originality and musical freshness are well-received in Poland and abroad – High Definition has won an array of the highest laurels at prestigious jazz festivals and competitions, including First Prize at Jazz Hoeilaart 2011.

2:30 - 3:15 Ainsley Friesen (Winnipeg) A prairie singer/songwriter influenced by folk and jazz, Lessons learned from life’s victories and defeats have infused her musical style with a confidence and beauty that grow richer with time. Her unique style harmonized with brutally honest and sometimes comedic lyrics create a sound that is as compelling as the artist herself.

3:45 - 4:30 Raine Hamilton (Winnipeg)  Prairie songstress Raine Hamilton takes the stage with humour and grace. Imagine a cross between a shorter, more musical Tina Fey, and a shorter, funnier Joni Mitchell. Be transported to a deeply honest place. Her true, clear voice carries you there, bravely cutting through to the heart. She sings right into your soul.

5:00 - 5:45 Tom Richardson (Australia) Tom uses the latest in loop pedal technology to create a wall of sound, overdubbing four part vocal harmonies, complicated percussion grooves and lead and rhythm guitar parts, all live on stage. In the past 2 years , Tom has performed in 15 different countries across the globe. 

6:15 - 7:00 Lucas Chaisson (Cochrane) Often described as an old soul, Lucas uses the musical stylings of a past generation to  capture the experiences of a prairie youth. With refined finger picking and gently percussive strumming, Chaisson proves a striking command over the guitar for someone so young. His unique blend of country, rock, folk and pop is not to be missed.

7:30 - 9:30 George Ireland and the Willy Nillies are a unique collection of talented musicians. Born of the high North, and destined to flee, on this strange Journey, George Ireland collected the different sounds he has come across. The wondrous sounds will do the rest of the talking. 

Saturday June 27

Roving Reception 5:30 - 6:30 on Churchill Square - Design Day! - MADE Furniture Competition & GDC Design Studio. Enjoy celebrating the design aspect of The Works Art & Design Festival!

What's on on Churchill Square?

MADE Street Furniture Competition Watch teams of 2 or 3 create usable furniture from provided materials, from 10am - 6 pm, in an improvised industrial design competition!

The Peddler performance by Alysse Bowd on Churchill Square, 2:00 - 5:00 pm.

Bicycle tour at 2:00: check out the venues around downtown with a tour guide ready to answer, ask, and explain the exhibits!

Take a free walking tour at 2:00, 4:00, or 6:00

For all exhibit info, visit Festival Exhibits.

Special Events 

1:00 - 4:00: Nina Haggerty artist on site (9225 118 Avenue)

7:00 - 11:00: Creative Practices Institute Reception & Fundraiser (10149 122 St NW)

Street Stage

12:00 – 12:45 Mystic to Modern Dancing and Music: Kids and Youth of the communities will present the dance production TARANG - WAVES OF A FUTURE. 

1:15 – 2:00 Collective Conscience (Edmonton): A hip hop team of youth and young adults working together to send a positive message to Aboriginal youth and all youth in urban communities.

2:30 – 3:15 Sangea Drumming and Dance group, with members from both the Latin and African community, and rhythm in every movement.

3:45 – 4:30 Jia Jia Li (Calgary), world class flutist

5:00 - 5:45 Bill Bourne, multiple Canadian Juno award nominee and winner. Bill's music is diverse and is rich with many traditional music elements from around the world. He plays guitar and sings with a deep and soulful sound; his songs convey stories that are poetic and life affirming.

6:15 - 7:00 Ganges Delta, Bill Bourne's cross-cultural project featuring African talent.

7:30 - 8:15 Extraordinary Gentlemen, a quartet that fuses blues, jazz, and contemporary hard rock to give their music a classic rock revival edge.

8:45 - 9:30 Kimberley MacGregor (Edmonton) is a soulful singer/songwriter from the Canadian Plains. Her powerful voice and energetic show will bring down the house.

Sunday June 28

Roving Reception 3:00 - 5:00 World Trade Centre, 9990 Jasper Ave, for Hanji Korean Paper Art (presented as part of an Alberta Craft Council creative exchange with Wonju, South Korea)

What's on on Churchill Square?

Hanji Korean Paper Art Demonstration  Eight South Korean paper-makers will be on hand to demonstrate the history and technique of Hanji paper art. Workshop starts at 1 pm and runs until 5 pm on Churchill Square.

Take a free walking tour at 2:00, 4:00, or 6:00

For all exhibit info, visit Festival Exhibits.

Street Stage

12:00 – 4:30 Northern Bluegrass Circle Music Society, a non-profit music society existing to promote, present, and preserve bluegrass music by hosting weekly jam nights, a concert series, a fall workshop, a winter jam camp, and other events throughout the year.

5:00 - 5:45 Eva Foote (Edmonton) Mixing sweet acoustic riffs with insight and quirkiness, Eva’s haunting melodies and cool jams truly capture her spirit, and her incredible musical talent is evident in her mastery not only of guitar and vocals, but also of the violin, piano, and mandolin, and her dynamic performance style

6:15 - 7:00 Tanyss Nixi with Fat Dave Johnston (Edmonton) Roots alt-country musician, the best, most depressing singer-songwriter out there.

7:30 - 9:30 Kevin Cook Band. From greasy blues to country soul this western Canadian roots artist delivers the real thing. An accomplished guitarist with a signature dusty voice, the real gold is in his lyrics. Cook's tales of dark beauty tempered with an offbeat sense of humour will captivate you.

Monday June 29

Roving Reception 4:00 - 9:00 on Churchill Square. Mural artists from the John Humphrey Centre for Peace demonstrate their art and collaborate with the public. Also, take part in an engaging activity with Francoise Thibault's arches that will help you find your perspective on The Works Festival!

What's on on Churchill Square?

Take a free walking tour at 2:00, 4:00, or 6:00

For all exhibit info, visit Festival Exhibits.

Street Stage

12:00 - 2:00 Mbira Renaissance (Edmonton) A group of talented musicians that came together to give original flair to the rich, ancient, classical musical genre that is mbira. Maintaining the genres’ musical traditions, the group sings primarily in the Shona language of Zimbabwe. The music is delicate yet upbeat, reggae rifts are interwoven with bass lines and jazzy melodies, and the polyrhythm of the traditional Zimbabwean mbira sets the delicate foundation for the pieces.

2:30 - 3:15 Alex Boisselle is a Roots/Blues/Folk/Cajun/ North Americana singer/songwriter with 20 years of live performance.

3:45 - 4:30

5:00 - 5:45 Paul Bromley Family Band (Edmonton) Paul Bromley’s Intricate finger style guitar, mandolin and slide guitar support the lovely three way harmonies in the folksy Paul Bromley Family Band, featuring his wife Jana and daughter Sara on vocals, and Sara on fiddle.

6:15 - 7:00 Cory Danyluk (Grande Prairie) The songs of Cory Danyluk have a rare intuitive beauty that is at once brimming with poetic images and evocative of the truest raw human emotions. His unique fiery singing style and powerful blues harp have over the years become a signature trademark best described as acoustic driven roots-rock.

7:30 - 8:15  Chloe Albert (Edmonton) Multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Chloe Albert’s 2014 album Dream Catcher garnered her three Edmonton Music Awarts, a JUNO Nomination, and a Western Canadian Music Award nomination.

8:45 - 9:30 VERA (Edmonton) Groove, melody, soulfully big harmonies, earthy acoustic & blistering electric guitars, ethereal piano & organ. Friends making songs worth listening to. 

Tuesday June 30

Roving Reception 7:00 - 9:00 Unit B, McKenney Building, 10187 104 St NW. Celebrate the life and legacy of artist and instructor Greg Swain. Check out the exhibit and have a drink or two at Unit B's new home.

What's on on Churchill Square?

Take a free walking tour at 2:00, 4:00, or 6:00

For all exhibit info, visit Festival Exhibits.

Street Stage

12:00 – 12:45 Braden Gates (Edmonton) Gates’ second album, Ferris Wheel, is a combination of intricate guitar work, driving fiddle playing and honest story telling. Winner of three 2015 Edmonton Music Awards and one of Edmonton's fastest rising musical stars.

1:15 - 2:00 Old Strangers (Edmonton) The Old Strangers (Ariana Brophy and Trevor McNeely) are a combination of the classiest Canadian tuxedo, lived in plaid shirts, and late night jam sessions. Two gentle souls, garnished in heartache and beautiful dreams, gently tousled, and waiting patiently, Trevor and Ariana are on a journey through song.

2:30 - 3:15 Lucas Chaisson (Cochrane) Often described as an old soul, Lucas uses the musical stylings of a past generation to  capture the experiences of a prairie youth. With refined finger picking and gently percussive strumming, Chaisson proves a striking command over the guitar for someone so young. His unique blend of country, rock, folk and pop is not to be missed.

3:45 - 4:30

5:00 - 5:45

6:15 - 7:00 Two Bears North (Edmonton) Boasting an impressive live show filled with energy, passion, and danceable, upbeat songs.  The trio plays tight, punchy, pop-rock replete with melodic hooks, intricate rhythms and some inexplicable/intangible quality that makes it all so utterly charming.

7:30 - 8:15  Ball and Chain (Edmonton) Formed after figuring out they didn't need a bass player to have any fun. Inspired by trashy, primal mating sounds.

8:45 - 9:30  Chris Culgin Band (Peterborough) Chris Culgin is a Canadian songwriter making words and sounds in country, roots, rock and roll music.

Wednesday July 1 - Canada Day!

Roving Reception 5:00 - 6:00 Churchill Square - celebrate community and Edmonton's history by helping artist Susanna Barlow nurture growing potato plants.

What's on on Churchill Square?

Tony Olivares Dance Company performs at 2:00 on Churchill Square. A colourful performance art dance creation piece will take over the public Square!

Take a free walking tour at 2:00, 4:00, or 6:00

For all exhibit info, visit Festival Exhibits.

Special Events

12:00 - 4:00 Canada Day Family Programs in City Hall! Make animal masks and celebrate our country with themed crafts. Free for the whole family to enjoy!

Street Stage

12:00 – 2:00 Gateway Big Band (Edmonton) The band has been part of the Edmonton jazz scene for over 25 years and is comprised of amateur musicians from all walks of life who come together because they love to make and perform music. The band is a “traditional” 18 piece big band consisting of 5 saxophones, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, guitar, bass, keyboard and percussion and is led by Mr. Jean Francois Picard. 

2:30 - 3:15 Nature Of (Edmonton) Four piece band with a unique, organic sound and honest music quickly picking up fans of all ages across the greater Edmonton are

3:45 - 4:30 Cornbread (Edmonton) Lead singer Jesse Lipscombe and trombonist Audrey Ochoa have been gigging around Edmonton together for seven years. The band Cornbread sees them penning tunes that naturally favour latin, reggaeton, R&B and hip-hop, while embracing familiar, invigorating huge horn sounds.

5:00 - 5:45 Chris Culgin Band (Peterborough) Chris Culgin is a Canadian songwriter making words and sounds in country, roots, rock and roll music.

6:15 - 7:00 Kimberley MacGregor (Edmonton) is a soulful singer/songwriter from the Canadian Plains. Her powerful voice and energetic show will bring down the house.

7:30 - 8:15  Bombproof the Horses (Edmonton) Indie rock, catchy riffs and sweet harmonies, found playing almost every venue in Edmonton

8:45 - 9:30  Kurt West Express (Edmonton) Indie outlaw country rockers. Move and groove to their amazing music and lyrics.