The National Music Centre (NMC) is offering free admission to Studio Bell with the support of ATB Financial. (Photo – Studio Bell)
“Come together at Canada’s home for music this holiday season. The National Music Centre (NMC) is offering extended holiday hours at Studio Bell from December 18-31, and free admission courtesy of ATB until the end of 2021,” NMC said in a news release on Friday.
Andrew Mosker, President and CEO of NMC, said “The holidays are about coming together with family and friends, which is why we want to give Calgarians more opportunities to visit Studio Bell and make memories through music.”
Mosker further added “Our offerings have ramped up considerably over the past year, so it’s a great time to visit and enjoy the building’s many exhibitions, instrument interactives, and live afternoon events – for free!”
Across five floors of exhibitions, 22 exhibition stages, and stunning architecture that emanates music and light, visitors can dive into the evolving story of music in Canada, the news release by NMC added.
New and updated exhibitions include Reflections, which captures Calgary’s alternative rock scene through photos from 1992-2001; Speak Up!, showcasing 15 Indigenous trailblazers who are bringing awareness to Indigenous issues and culture through music; and the new Canadian Music Hall of Fame exhibition, highlighting memorabilia from 2021 inductee Jann Arden.
Music lovers can also catch regular afternoon performances with country duo Belle Cabin (December 18), roots singer-songwriter Matt Blais (December 19), country-rocker Devin Cooper (December 27-30), a special New Year’s Afternoon with R&B artist Victory (December 31), and demos on fan favourite, the Kimball Theatre Organ.