Calgary’s Roots Music Festival
Three days of roots music at the King Eddy!
Songwriters in the round October 14, 2017
Saturday evening October 14, 2017
6:30 Shaela Miller Band
8:00 Eliza Gilkyson
9:30 The Wardens
11:00 The Wandering V’s
About the King Eddy
The King Edward Hotel originally opened in 1905 on what was then referred to as Whiskey Row (9 Avenue). This workingman’s hotel and bar saw the rise of Calgary and was even the first desegregated bar in the city. In the 1980s, the Eddy — as locals lovingly call it —became known as a live music venue, specifically for blues music. Dubbed “Calgary’s home of the blues”, the Eddy welcomed some of the greats, such as John Hammond, Buddy Guy, Pintetop Perkins and Otis Rush. After being condemned, the National Music Centre acquired the building to restore it and anchor its new facility around it. The King Eddy was restored much like an artifact and will have new life as a live music venue that NMC and other community partners will be able to program.