Meet the Music Mile Crew (essentially the steering committee)
Jim Button, a music fan and one of Calgary's most community-minded leaders, from Evans Hunt (who donated this site and the Music Mile word mark) and one of the founders of Village Brewery
Bob Chartier, a community volunteer & musician (dubbed the Mayor of Music Mile)
Kerry Clarke, acclaimed artistic director of Calgary Folk Festival, which makes its home at Festival Hall on Music Mile
Greg Curtis, owner of Tooth Blackner Presents (one of the most in-the-know people in Calgary's music industry)
Colleen Krueger, a talent manager and promoter who also manages Music Calgary
John Rutherford, blues musician extraordinaire who performs often on Music Mile
Chad Saunders, beloved CJSW host, now Acting Director of Operations and Special Projects at the National Music Centre
Sarah Stephenson, a core member of the Music Mile team who has been super active in the launch and our social media - and another musician!
Meg Van Rosendaal, an Inglewood booster and arts producer
Calgary's Music mile
Historic, trendy and soulful, with great restaurants and one-of-a-kind retail, Music Mile is Calgary’s original main street. It’s a great place for a walk, popular for its fine dining, galleries and proximity to attractions like Fort Calgary, the Calgary Zoo, St. Patrick’s Island and RiverWalk.
Above all, MUSIC MILE is buzzing with musical energy generated by the talented musicians who perform here year round, in all genres, at an extraordinary variety of venues.
Where is MUSIC MILE exactly?
It's 9th Avenue SE from the Blues Can in Inglewood to Studio Bell (the home of the much-anticipated National Music Centre, opens July 1st, 2016 - Canada Day) in East Village, with great live music houses like Ironwood Stage & Grill, 500 Cucina, the Alexandra Centre (home of the U of C Ballroom Dance Club and rehearsal hall for the Calgary Civic Symphony) and Fort Calgary (home to outdoor festivals and the newest live music stage on MUSIC MILE, Burnswest Theatre) in between.
Blocks near 9th in Inglewood and East Village are bursting with more music venues than you could imagine - Folk Fest's Festival Hall, The Nash, Cafe Gravity, the Lantern Church, Charbar, Bite Groceteria, Calgary Opera's Opera in the Village and more. There's even rockabilly in the Kane's Harley Davidson garage from time to time we hear!
The Inglewood Night Market, Calgary Fringe, SunFest, JazzYYC and East Village bring professional live music onto the street throughout the warm months.
The concept of MUSIC MILE was nurtured into being through the work of a small cadre of volunteers now dubbed the MUSIC MILE CREW: Meg Van Rosendaal, Bob Chartier, Sarah Stephenson, Greg Curtis, Kerry Clarke, Chad Saunders, Jim Button, John Rutherford and Colleen Krueger - many of these names synonymous with live music in Calgary. Read more about how MUSIC MILE got started in STORIES.
And now it's run by the MUSIC MILE stakeholders through the Music Mile Society of Calgary, a Non-Profit dedicated to promoting and enhancing MUSIC MILE as a popular pedestrian destination for Calgarians and tourists alike. This is just the start - watch it grow!
Welcome one and all to MUSIC MILE.