About Calgary's MUSIC MILE
Meet the Music Mile Crew
(essentially the steering committee)
2020-21 Board of Directors
Meg Van Rosendaal, President, Founder
Bob Chartier, Director, Youth Committee, Founder
Adam Fox, Director, Fundraising Committee
Jory Kinjo, Artist Liaison
Rebecca O'Brien, Director, Marketing Committee
Sara Poldaas, Director, Strategic Planning Committee
James Reckseidler, Secretary
Rob Skeet, Director, Programming Committee
Pardeep Sooch, Director, Marketing Committee
Emma Stevens, Director, Marketing Committee
Kate Stevens, Director, Youth Committee
Mel Wilson, Treasurer
Teena Wilson, Director, Fundraising Committee
Membership is open to all Music Mile stakeholders, from residents and developers to musicians and club owners, and anyone else interested in nurturing a live music district for the benefit of Calgarians and tourists alike.
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 actually 1.1 mile along 9th Avenue SE from The Blues Can in Inglewood to Studio Bell (home of the National Music Centre) and the King Eddy in East Village, with great live music houses in between: Ironwood Stage, Lolita's Lounge, 500 Cucina, The Deane House, Fort Calgary (summer festivals, and Little Concerts in the Burnswest Theatre) and in blocks nearby.
Blocks near 9th in Inglewood, East Village and East Vic Park are bursting with more music venues than you could imagine - Folk Fest's Festival Hall, The Nash, Cafe Gravity, the Lantern Church, Charbar, Hears My Soul Cafe, Without Papers Pizza, the Hose and Hound, The Gathering, The Deane House, the Stampede's Youth Campus and more on the way.
The Inglewood Night Market, Calgary Fringe, SunFest, JazzYYC and East Village bring professional live music onto the streets 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 "elders": 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.
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!
Music Mile acknowledges Calgary as the traditional territory of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Ĩyãħé Nakoda First Nations, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nations. Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.