Break, Then Shake

Mark your calendar for February 22 at 6:30 pm. for the NMC’s Groundbreaker Shaker. You don't want to miss this one!

Next Friday evening, February 22, the Golden Age Club in East Village (610 8th Ave SE) is the place to be. That’s where our friends from the National Music Centre will celebrate the much-anticipated groundbreaking of their new East Village home.

A media-only event will take place in the morning to mark the beginning of construction on the NMC, a 160,000 sq. ft. space that’s destined to be an architectural landmark, a key EV gathering place, and one of the country’s most innovative musical institutions. Best of all, the NMC will encompass the legendary King Eddy hotel, where the world’s most gifted bluesmen found warmth from the cold and an appreciative Calgary audience.

But once the shovels are put away, it's your turn, so come shake off the dirt, and shake your stuff. At the Groundbreaker Shaker, you’ll join the fabulous King Eddy Blues All-Stars as they shake, rattle, and roll the night away with the help of great local bands like Matt Masters and the Gentlemen of the Rodeo, the High Kicks, and the Bobby Kork Orchestra.

There's a cash bar and admission to the all-ages ‘Shaker is absolutely free, and with YYC's favourite food trucks on location, there's no need to cook supper.

Doors open at the Golden Age Club at 6:30pm, so RSVP to, and get ready to shake the groundbreaker.