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:
Miesha and the Spanks
Samantha Savage Smith
Dragon Fli Empire
Andrew’s Pale Horses
The River Jacks
AYE and the Extraordinary Gentleman
Julius Sumner Miller
Lyrique and the Honour Roll
Jason Famous & Le Fame
The Path Less Travelled
The Foul English
The Corey Hotline
The Midnight Echo
Pagans of Northumberland
Chief n Council
Class of ’93
Ride the Sky
(Photo of Dragon Fli Empire courtesy Tarik Robinson.)