Studio Bell: Home of the National Music Centre
The National Music Centre links Calgary’s musical past with its entertainment future, amplifying the love, sharing and understanding of music as it goes.
Designed by Allied Works Architects of Portland, Oregon, Studio Bell is imagined as a living instrument, a destination and a new kind of cultural institution. The 160,000 square foot, $168 million project opened on Canada Day 2016 around the historic King Edward Hotel – Calgary's legendary home of the blues – and straddles 4th Avenue SE via an overhead passageway that leads to another vast building.
Inside Studio Bell, Calgarians can find live music venues and bars, formal performance spaces, artists in residence, a radio station, one of North America’s most eclectic musical instrument collections, musical lessons and scholarship.
Everybody loves the National Music Centre – even Anne Murray! Listen to Anne talk about the importance of the NMC to Canadian musical culture.
THE HISTORIC KING EDWARD HOTEL IS ONE OF A NUMBER OF HERITAGE BUILDINGS
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The 2016 JUNO Awards were hosted in Calgary where Burton Cummings made history after he was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in Studio Bell, the hall's first ever physical location.
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