Hear the melodies in Medicine Hat
Music fills the air in this arts-friendly Alberta city
Medicine Hat is a southeastern Alberta city that will knock your socks off, with musical events and venues galore. Get out your travel to-do list and check off some of these top music-oriented attractions.
You can come here any time of year to see skilled blues musicians take the stage. The facility is run by a non-profit organization, and its website is updated regularly with a list of the upcoming shows and ticket information, so visitors can plan ahead. Blues fans will recognize an array of different artists from across the province - and even some international performers - who are scheduled to entertain here.
Blues at the Bow is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week, from the May long weekend until Labour Day. The rest of the year it's open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Held August 18th and 19th, 2017, the Cars & Guitars festival is well worth attending. For a $50 ticket price (which grants admission on both days), you can head to the Canalta Centre, listen to four popular bands play and peruse some hot vintage cars.
On August 18th, Trooper and Honeymoon Suite will be performing. The next day, there will be a free outdoor festival that includes a classic car show and shine, kids activities, beer gardens and food/retail vendors. That evening, there will be performances by Loverboy and Kick Axe.
Lovers of musical theatre will be blown away by the talent at this world-class venue, which has been a staple in the Medicine Hat community since the 1960s. There is an extensive lineup of shows listed on the website, and local drama enthusiasts put their hearts and souls into every production.