Calgary’s Winter Music Festival

Warm up with Block Heater, winter’s answer to the Calgary Folk Music Festival. Live music takes over the historic neighbourhood of Inglewood for three days of concert hopping along the Music Mile that will light a fire under your winter blues. Bundle up with five ways to take your concert experience to the next level.

1. Walk from Venue to Venue

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One venue is never enough to hold the energy and atmosphere of the Block Heater music festival. Festival Hall, Ironwood Stage & Grill, and Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, play host to over 50 local, national, and international artists, all within easy walking distance so you don’t have to brave the cold for too long before the next concert.

2. Enter Foodie Heaven

The Nash Inglewood

Inglewood is foodie heaven, perfect for a sit down meal before the show or post-concert grub, all within walking distance of the festival venues. Start your Block Heater experience with a bowl of Deane’s Winter Soup at Deane House, soak up the atmosphere at The Nash – a restaurant in the iconic National Hotel, or talk over the set list and grab some pizza at Without Papers after the show.

3. Experience Once in a Lifetime Music Moments

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Block Heater plays host to songwriter-in-the-round collaborative sessions that bring together musicians for one time only performances. Creative sparks will fly when Leeroy Stagger, Ryland Moranz, Kalle Mattson, and Heavy Bell take the stage together, making this one festival you can’t afford to miss.

Check out the complete festival lineup for Block Heater here.

4. Kick-off the Festival with Dave Kelly Live

Celebrate Valentine’s Day and kick off the Block Heater festival with Dave Kelly Live at Theatre Junction Grand. Dave Kelly Live is a variety show hosted by radio host and personality Dave Kelly, with special musical guests heating things up with love songs from the Calgary Folk Music Festival. This live variety show will warm your heart with great performances and conversation, just in time for Block Heater to start the next day.

5. Don’t Worry About Work With This Weekend Music Festival

Festival Hall, InglewoodExperience three days of the biggest winter music extravaganza in Calgary and you will still be home in time to catch a Sunday afternoon nap. Single venue tickets include multiple artists, films, and performances to warm up your winter blues from Thursday to Saturday. With the final festival performance on Saturday night, Block Heater was made for the weekend road trip or for locals to enjoy without needing to take time off work.

Block Heater comes to Calgary February 15 – 17 for three days of music in the historic neighbourhood of Inglewood. Get your tickets for the hottest winter music festival in Calgary.


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