5 Hidden Music Venues in Calgary

Live DJ and dancing at HiFi club
Live DJ and dancing at HiFi club
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5 Hidden Music Venues in Calgary

Calling all music fans looking for the best hidden music venues in Calgary.

Check out five hidden music venues that prove why Calgary's music scene runs deep. From indie rock and blues to punk rock, country and EDM, this city is a live music hotspot. 

The HiFi Club

You would never guess The HiFi Club was home to the longest running house night on the planet as you walk down 10th Avenue in Calgary. Step inside and you will quickly see why it has become a mecca for EDM with a wall of fame that includes big names like Diplo, Chromeo, A-Trak, Kid Cudi, and Steve Aoki.

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Dancing and DJ at the HiFi Club

The HiFi Club

The Blues Can

Inglewood has become a destination for local music fans during the past few years and The Blues Can is one of the reasons why. The Blues Can features a nightly lineup of talented local blues, roots and rock acts, as well as bigger-name Canadian musicians. Calgary guitarist Mike Watson hosts the Sunday Night Blues Jam, which attracts some of the city’s best blues players.

Tubby Dog

Want to check out some of the newest, hippest bands in Calgary’s diverse music scene? Look no further than Tubby Dog. The 17th Avenue eatery hosts several indie rock and punk rock shows each month. Take in the sounds of the show while you enjoy a delicious Tubby Dog hot dog.

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Live Music at the Blues Can

The Blues Can

Live Music at Tubby Dog

Tubby Dog

The Oak Tree Tavern

A warm and inviting second-floor pub that boasts one of the sunniest patios in Kensington, the Oak Tree Tavern books rockabilly, country and indie rock acts each Thursday night. As well, a casual Celtic Folk Jam happens every Sunday at 4 p.m.

Mikey's Juke Joint

It’s amazing how four or five-piece bands manage to fit on Mikey's Juke Joint's  small stage. But the venue manages to attract excellent blues, roots and rock acts night after night. Among its most popular weekly events is the Tuesday night solo acoustic blues of award-winning singer and guitarist Tim Williams. And the Saturday Afternoon Jam, hosted by owner and musician Mike Clark, attracts a mixed and boisterous crowd.

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By
Lisa Wilton