Calgary’s Concert Scene – What to Expect in July 2024

Calgary’s Concert Scene Festival - July 2024

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July 2024 in Calgary brings an amazing lineup of live music. Fans of rock, country, folk, and jazz will find plenty to enjoy. The city is alive with festivals and concerts, offering something for everyone. Get ready for an unforgettable summer of music and excitement. Let’s explore what’s happening.

Calgary Stampede (July 5-14, 2024)

The Calgary Stampede is an experience I look forward to every summer. While known for its rodeos, there is so much more to indulge in, including a vibrant music scene that brings people together.

I’ve been attending the past few years and each time offers new discoveries. Last July, I caught some truly memorable performances that had me dancing in the aisles. I can’t wait to see what magical moments this July will bring.

Calgary Stampede (July 5-14, 2024) - visit the festival

Coca-Cola Stage

The Coca-Cola Stage is a gathering place for music lovers. With genres spanning rock, hip-hop, pop, and EDM, there’s truly something for everyone.

Best of all, the concerts are free once inside the park – what a treat! Last year, I enjoyed emerging artists along with household names. It’s the perfect spot for finding your new favorite song or band.

This year’s lineup includes

  • G-Eazy on July 4
  • Ocean Alley on July 5
  • Dean Lewis on July 5
  • Logic on July 6
  • Billy Talent on July 7
  • Jessie Murph on July 8
  • The Beaches on July 9
  • Metric on July 10

Big Four Roadhouse

If you’re looking for a more relaxed vibe, make a beeline for the Big Four Roadhouse. Post up at the bar with a drink in hand, tasting tantalizing BBQ as various tunes fill the air. Acts across different styles ensure the good times keep rolling all day. The crowd is easygoing – perfect for some casual fun along with the sounds.

Most popular names include:

  • Five Alarm Funk on July 4
  • Melanie C on July 5
  • Cash Cash on July 6
  • Shakey Graves on July 7

Stampede Concert Series

At the Scotiabank Saddledome, the party reaches new heights with A-listers taking center stage. Separate tickets are worth every penny to experience the energy of a huge crowd singing along to beloved hits.

The most attractive lineup

  • Motley Crue on July 11
  • Miranda Lambert on July 12
  • Jonas Brothers on July 13
  • Nickelback on July 14

Cowboys Music Festival (July 4-14, 2024)

Cowboys Music Festival (July 4-14, 2024)

Held at the famous Cowboys Tent at the Stampede Grounds, this venue has its own magic. People are consistently in high spirits, drawing in locals and others from out of town.

Once inside, the music comes through crystal clear on their systems while the lighting sets the mood. There’s loads of space to fully experience everything or cut loose on the dancefloor. It’s no wonder this special place is a favorite for so many people.


The lineup for 2024 features a mix of well-known artists and emerging talents.

Here are some of the acts scheduled to perform:

  • July 4: Five Alarm Funk, Danny Nix & The Heat
  • July 5: Melanie C, Danny Nix & The Heat
  • July 6: Cash Cash, VAVO
  • July 7: Shakey Graves, Katie Pruitt
  • July 8: Default, Jess Moskaluke
  • July 9: Billy Talent, Ocean Alley
  • July 10: The Beaches, Dean Lewis
  • July 11: Metric, Logic
  • July 12: Sam Barber, Jake Vaadeland & The Sturgeon River Boys
  • July 13: The Dead South, Tyler Hubbard
  • July 14: G-Eazy, Jessie Murph

Calgary Folk Music Festival (July 25-28, 2024)

The Calgary Folk Music Festival is something many music lovers, including myself, look forward to each summer. Taking place at picturesque Prince’s Island Park from July 25th to 28th, it offers a truly special mix of music, culture, and community. I’ve been many times over the years and am always impressed by the easygoing spirit and incredible talent.


The 2024 lineup promises a diverse array of folk, indie, and world music artists.

Here are some of the acts you can expect to see:

  • The Dead South
  • Shakey Graves
  • Sam Barber
  • Katie Pruitt
  • Donovan Woods
  • William Prince
  • Sarah Harmer
  • Leif Vollebekk

Other Concerts and Events

Neil Young

Neil Young is slated to play two nights in Calgary on July 20-21, and I can hardly contain my excitement! This absolute legend has influenced so many in the worlds of rock and folk – you’d be hard-pressed to find an artist today not touched by his genius.

At this stage in his career, Neil Young’s shows have taken on a sense of pilgrimage for die-hard fans like myself. While some artists’ talent declines over time, Neil only seems to get better with age, infusing each performance with even more heart and grit.

Just imagining his weathered vocals delivering beloved deep cuts under the lights of the arena gives me goosebumps. These are sure to go down in history as two very special concerts, and I’ll be counting down the days until I can experience this iconic artist’s gifts in my own hometown.


Ludacris is coming to town at the end of July 31 through August 1st and you better believe the place is gonna be lit! This hip-hop icon has entertained crowds for decades with his dynamic stage presence and arsenal of chart-topping hits.

Whether you want to reminisce about classics or hear his newest bangers live, a Luda show is guaranteed to have you dancing from start to finish.

His performances are like perfectly choreographed parties where he connects with the audience like no other. With his distinct flow and electric energy, he commands the stage and fills the arena with joy. It’s sure to be a special few nights of rap that never fails to wow audiences. Mark your calendars – this is one summer show you don’t want to miss!

Bailey Zimmerman

Bailey Zimmerman calgary fest

Bailey Zimmerman is coming to Calgary on July 10th-11th and it’s sure to be a star-making performance! This rising country star has been gaining fans rapidly with his uniquely refreshing style.

Although still early in his career, Bailey carries himself on stage like a seasoned pro. His charisma draws you in as much as his evocative songwriting.

While some artists are content to rest on past success, Bailey’s young energy is invigorating – you can see his passion and drive pushing him to new creative heights with each show. Even if you’re not already familiar, his concerts will leave no doubt why this talent is shining brighter by the day.

Mark my words, in a few short years we’ll all be saying we saw Bailey Zimmerman way back when. Don’t miss this chance to watch an exciting new voice at the forefront of the genre’s future.

Final Thoughts

July 2024 in Calgary promises a fantastic lineup of music events. The city will be buzzing with energy, offering a variety of genres and performances. It’s a perfect time to enjoy concerts, discover new artists, and experience the vibrant atmosphere.

Calgary has concerts and festivals all year long and there are some hot live music spots to be explored. This summer will be filled with great music and unforgettable moments. Get ready for an exciting and memorable July in Calgary.