Ready for a night of live entertainment? Though Edmonton’s concerts and performances sell-out fast, those held at smaller venues in the city usually have tickets available at the door. Check out one of these entertainment destinations next time you need a night out! Most venues are only open during performances, so call ahead or visit the venue’s website to find out which shows are playing and when.
The ARTery | 9535 Jasper Ave. | 780-441-6966 | theartery.ca
View an ever-changing display of local artwork, then enjoy a performance from some incredible local and national music acts.
The Starlite Room | 10030-102 St. | 780-428-1099 | www.starliteroom.ca
This adults-only (18+) venue hosts a variety of concerts, DJs, and local events — something is going on practically every night of the week! A $5 lifetime membership is required for you to attend an event at the Starlite Room, which can be purchased online or at the door.
See the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra perform at the impressive Winspear Centre
Photo by Michael Woolley
The Winspear Centre | 4 Churchill Square | 780-428-1414 | www.winspearcentre.com
The phenomenal acoustics at this concert venue make it the perfect place to see a variety of renowned musical acts, and is also home to the talented Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.
With 2012 drawing to a close, it’s time to start planning how you want to ring in the New Year! Whether you’re wanting the emphasis of the night to be on good food, unique drinks, or entertainment, we’ve scoped out 20 venues hosting fun New Year’s Eve events! Reservations are required for all ticketed events; please call to inquire about further details or to book tickets.
1. Churchill Square (780-442-5311)
When: 7 pm
About:The biggest all-ages party in Edmonton takes place in front of city hall, featuring kids’ crafts and activities, magicians, balloon artists, face painters, horse and wagon rides, ice skating, food concessions, fireworks, and more. Live music entertainment will begin at 10 pm, including an energetic performance from Canadian country music group Hey Romeo! from 11:05 – 11:35 pm.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Churchill Square!
Photo courtesy of City of Edmonton
2. Fairmont Hotel MacDonald (10065-100 St., 780-429-6495)
When: 5:30 pm, 8:30 pm
Admission: $79 per person (First Seating), $139 per person (Second Seating)
About: Enjoy a gourmet New Year’s Eve dinner in the elegant setting of The Harvest Room. Two sittings are available; the first sitting will be a 3-course meal, the second sitting is a 6-course meal. Reservations are required.