East Town, Get Down music festival to feature 60 local acts performing along International Avenue

Another day, another festival popping up in the new Music City of the north.

And this one’s a good’er, Calgary.

Add to your calendar, folks, the East Town, Get Down event which will feature a whopping 60 amazing area acts performing Saturday, May 26 over a six-block walk along International Avenue.

The collaboration between the International Avenue BRZ and local all-ages proponents Major Minor Music Project will see some of the city’s best performing from 7 p.m. to midnight in diverse venues along 17th Ave. S.E. ranging from popular bowling alley Paradise Lanes to bars and restaurants such as Salsa Restaurant, TG Juice Bar, Ensira Restaurant, Fassil Restaurant, Border Crossing and Jane Bond BBQ.

The inspiration behind East Town, Get Down, according to organizers, is “the thriving Calgary independent music scene, major festivals like SXSW, and the excitement of International Avenue.”

Wristbands for the fest are are $25 until May1 and are available from EventBrite.ca and easttowngetdown.ca.

Here’s a list of all of the acts confirmed for the inaugural event:

The Dudes

Rae Spoon



Counterfeit Jeans

Miesha and the Spanks

Yolanda Sergeant

Forbidden Dimension


Samantha Savage Smith

Dragon Fli Empire

Andrew’s Pale Horses

The River Jacks

Iron Tusk

AYE and the Extraordinary Gentleman

The Ativans

Julius Sumner Miller

Lyrique and the Honour Roll

Cartel Madras

Monolith AB


Jason Famous & Le Fame

The Galacticas

The Torchettes


Time Boy

Scratch Buffalo

The Path Less Travelled

Amy Nelson

The Foul English

The Corey Hotline

The Borderguards

Shark Weak


Sit Still

Crooked Spies

The Midnight Echo

Bebe Buckskin

Marcus Trummer

Pagans of Northumberland

Chief n Council

Kate Stevens


Bella White

Heart’s Content

Anti Pattern

Class of ’93

Holly Clark

Walk Alone




Bretten Rose

Ride the Sky

Off Grind

Danny Zapata

Act Natural

Emily Ripley



(Photo of Dragon Fli Empire courtesy Tarik Robinson.)