What started as an idea 18 years ago, Studio Bell will officially open to the public on July 1st 2016.
Located in Calgary, AB, the centre will celebrate its years of hard work by offering free admission for the day to thousands of guests, so they can explore our country’s musical history!
This morning during a private event, I was invited to take part in a ceremonial blessing led by Casey Eagle Speaker and listened to the National Music Centre’s ‘first sounds’ from Eya Hey Nakoda, a world class drum group.
The celebration of music didn’t stop there.
Next Alan Doyle, Newfoundland singer-songwriter and frontman of Great Big Sea had us singing and clapping along:
Followed by the brilliantly talented, award-winning singer-songwriter and member of Blue Rodeo, Jim Cuddy:
As Casey Eagle Speaker said, “Music heals the soul.” And during this morning’s events, it also showed that it builds bonds and brings people together.
With 160,000-square-feet of new construction, Studio Bell will include 22,000 ft² of exhibition space, a 300 seat performance hall as well as a recording and broadcast facility.
No other place in Canada will continue to share the stories of our nation’s music quite like the National Music Centre at Studio Bell
Welcome home Music!