Fatigue-Fest Lights Up Beloved Live Music Venues

…Virtually, at least. Tune in to catch exciting live acts streaming from local bars.

Stagehand Live and Chinook Blast are giving Calgarians a chance to peek inside our favourite live music haunts until concerts are Health and Safety-approved again. YYC classics like Broken City, The Blues Can and Ironwood Stage & Grill are hosting a slew of seriously talented local artists to charge up the COVID and winter-worn batteries of Calgary music lovers, with a lineup that promises to satisfy a collective thirst for the energy of live music. That is, until the day dance floors are once again coated with the all-too familiar film of spilled beer.

Feb. 11–28 / Virtual concerts stagehand.app/venues/183 facebook.com/stagehandlive

Tuning in is free, but tip jars still exist—consider leaving an online donation through Stagehand Live to show your favourite acts some love. Speaking of which, here are some of our picks:

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Wyatt C. Louis

Location: Broken City
Fri, Feb. 19 @ 2:00pm via Stagehand Live’s Facebook page


With a warm voice that feels like basking in the sunny corner of the kitchen, the Nêhiyaw singer-songwriter’s rustic and delightfully simple country tunes will have even the most fatigued of listeners feeling nostalgic and sweet.

Michela Sheedy playing at concert

Michela Sheedy

Location: Asylum for Art
Tue. Feb. 23 @ 4:45pm via Stagehand Live’s Facebook page


Chances are hockey fans already know Sheedy—the soulful and power-packed country force is the official Calgary Flames anthem singer. With an unbridled, honest style that’s earned the applause of the Alberta Country Music Awards, Calgary Stampede Talent Search and from audiences in Canada and the U.S., the Okotoks-born talent is sure to cast musical frissons with her live set.

Marcus Trummer posing outside

Marcus Trummer Band

Location: The Blues Can
Wed. Feb. 24 @ 1:00pm via Stagehand Live’s Facebook page


Though his raspy vocals might sound like they’ve earned a time-worn edge, guitarist and vocalist Trummer is just 19 years old—having recently released a debut EP with his band (which counts his 16-year old brother on drums), the promising teen performs a roots and bluesy set with a classic Rock and Roll bent.

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