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The Claytones: Bringing a fresh, classic sound to roots music

The Claytones: Bringing a fresh, classic sound to roots music

Aug 29, 2014

Hailing from the tiny rural hamlet of Clayton, Ontario, The Claytones are ones to watch on the Canadian roots/country scene. 

Drake Comes Home With MTV VMA, Grimes and Deadmau5 Opt Out of Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug 25, 2014

How’d You Get That Awesome Gig, James Boyle?

Aug 21, 2014

Video: NMC Artist in Residence

Aug 20, 2014

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NMC Out Loud Gala
20 Sep

NMC Out Loud Gala

6:00pm - $250.00

Join us for an incredible event that will challenge you to experience music in new ways and give you a taste of what the new National Music Centre will bring to Canada’s rich musical landscape.

4 Sep

First Thursday @ NMC: Free Public Tours of the Collection

6:00pm - FREE
7 Sep

Public Tours of the NMC Collection

1:30pm - $10 Adults / $8 Students & Seniors
9 Sep

NMC Public Art Open House

6:30pm - Free
13 Sep

BYO Theremin for Kids

10:00am - $25 per participant; pre-registration required

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Creative Spaces & Venue Rentals

Creative Spaces & Venue Rentals


The Creative Spaces program has acquired the reputation amongst music, arts, and industry organizations as the place to hold successful and intimate events

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THE NEW DESIGN

The National Music Centre will not only be unique in Canada in terms of collections and programming, but will also provide Calgary – and Canada – with another architectural landmark. Designed to be an iconic piece of architecture, the National Music Centre will draw not only music lovers but also design buffs from around the world.

The King Eddy

With a history of bringing people together under the banner of music, this former "home of the blues" was a natural choice for the site of NMC.

The Process

An international call, 66 respondents, 5 finalists and a showdown at the Grand Theatre made for an exciting architectural competition for NMC.

The Team

With Allied Works Architects at the design table, CANA constructing, Haley Sharpe designing exhibits and great internal project staff, the NMC team is building the future.