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Hear Live Music in Edmonton!


Photo by Pedro Escobar.

Enjoy local and major musical talents at venues across the city! From classical to jazz and from indie to traditional, these hip venues are hosts to every kind of musician on any night of the week. For previews of what artists will be playing, visit the venues’ websites below.

O’Byrne’s Irish Pub
Every Tuesday, catch live Celtic music for their traditional Irish night. Live bands also play on Thursdays and the bar hosts an open mic on Sunday nights.
10616 Whyte (82) Ave. | 780-414-6766

Big Al’s House of Blues
This is one of the coolest venues to hear the best in blues music with a state-of-the-art sound system. You never know what stars you’ll encounter, as this blues bar frequently showcases Juno Award–winning artists.
15004 Yellowhead Tr. | 780-482-0202

Yardbird Suite
Since 1957, this venue has been the home of Edmonton’s hip jazz scene. This classy joint features the best in jazz from local stars to international acts.
11 Tommy Banks Way | 780-432-0428

Café Blackbird
A unique, classy café that offers an array of specialty coffees, teas, sandwiches and wraps, fresh soups and salads, and a variety of homemade snack foods. Café Blackbird also serves up an impressive selection of wine, and with live music most evenings it’s a great place to go for an evening retreat.
9640-142 St. | 780-451-8890

This bar is steps away from being mainstream and caters to an eclectic crowd, serving up craft beer and independent live music every night.
8120-101 St. | 587-988-9559

El Cortez
Part tequila bar, part Latin eatery, part live music venue, the owners of this trendy restaurant say they’re aiming for a relaxed LA vibe where friends can take time to enjoy food, each other’s company, and live music. There are over 80 varieties of top-shelf tequila to choose from and a modern Latin menu made up of Asian/Latin and Korean/Mexican fusion dishes.
8230 Gateway Blvd. | 780-760-0200


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