Currently accepting booking Requests for Stephen Avenue Live. Requests must be received by May 20th. Performers chosen to participate in Stephen Avenue Live will be contacted by The Calgary Downtown Association by May 31st to book the performance dates.
The Calgary Downtown Association (CDA) is putting a call out to all Calgary based performers who are interested in participating in the Stephen Avenue Live performance series (musical and non musical) on Stephen Avenue from June to September 2019. In partnership with the City of Calgary, this event will be curated by the CDA and showcase the amazing talent found right here in our city. Six separate pitches will be set up over the four blocks giving peak exposure to performers. Stephen Avenue walk is a unique high traffic pedway where artists can perform for upwards of 30,000 of people daily during the week. The CDA and the City of Calgary are committed to supporting local performers while elevating Calgarians’ experience on Stephen Avenue.
Please note that this is true street performance and compensation is via audience tips.
The Stephen Avenue is Calgary's only pedestrian mall, featuring a year-round pedestrian experience with shopping, restaurants and entertainment venues. It is home to: 40,000 people per hour in peak times. You will find nine major shopping centres/department stores, some of Calgary's finest restaurants, pubs, cafés and bars, an eclectic mix of boutiques and galleries along Stephen Avenue Walk.
Supported arts: Live Music
Supported music types: Cover Music, Original Music
In-House sound available: No
Minors allowed: Yes
Serves food: Yes
Special event liquor license allowed: Inquire
Designated performance areas provided by the Calgary Downtown Association
Not provided, artists must provide their own sound equipment when playing amplified.