Edmonton is the capital of the province of Alberta and the fifth largest municipality in Canada. Edmonton’s lively music scene offers a large number of festivals and concerts, and the city has a number of great locations for any music fan to catch a show.
The nightclub music scene is alive and well in Edmonton at venues like Union Hall and Starlite Room. These events are typically standing room only, and you must be 18 years old or over to enter.
The Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium is a large performing arts center that was built in 1955 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of Alberta. Its southern counterpart, which was built at the same time, is located in Calgary. Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium serves as the home to the Edmonton Opera and Alberta Ballet, and the venue also hosts performances by a variety of artists. The auditorium’s main theatre has room for more than 2500 people.
Edmonton’s largest indoor arena is Rogers Place, best known as the home of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. Rogers Place opened in 2016 and replaced Northlands Coliseum as the city’s major indoor entertainment venue. Having a new, state-of-the-art arena in town has helped bring some of the biggest tours to Edmonton. Keith Urban played the first concert at Rogers Place in September of 2016. Carrie Underwood, Kanye West, Bob Dylan, Bruno Mars, and Lady Gaga are just a few of the big names that have played at Rogers Place. The arena’s maximum capacity for concerts is nearly 21,000.
Edmonton Concert Venues
Union Hall is a club-style venue with drinks, music, and dancing located near the Rosedale Industrial area, at the intersection of 63 Ave NW and 99 St NW. Starlite Room offers a similar experience. Some events there are for members only, while others are open to the public. It is located in Downtown Edmonton.
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium is on the campus of the University of Alberta. From Downtown, you’ll need take a bridge over the North Saskatchewan River to get there.
Rogers Place, which hosts most of the major tours that come through town, is in Downtown Edmonton near the Grand Villa Casino and the Royal Alberta museum.
How much do Edmonton concert tickets cost?
The average resale price for a ticket to a concert in Edmonton is $121. This price is an average, and fans are likely to find tickets both below and above this price. Ticket prices may change depending on the artist as well as a number of other factors.
Edmonton Music Festivals
Edmonton is known as Canada’s Festival City and hosts a variety of festivals year round.
The annual Edmonton Folk Music Festival takes place over four days and begins on the second weekend in August. The venue for the festival is Gallagher Park, which functions as a ski club during the winter. For the Folk Fest, the park becomes a natural amphitheater, and concertgoers are treated to an excellent view of the Edmonton skyline in the backdrop of the stage.
Interstellar Rodeo Music Festival is held at Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park. The festival begins in the last weekend of July, takes place over three days, and has been put on every year since 2012. Heritage Amphitheatre is also the venue for other Edmonton music festivals, including the “Keeping the Blues Alive” award-winning Edmonton Blues Festival. The Edmonton Symphony hosts its Symphony Under the Sky Festival at Heritage Amphitheatre as well.
Rogers Place Transit
Rogers Place’s downtown location makes it easily accessible through public transportation. You can take the Capital Line on the light rail (LRT) to Enterprise Square station and walk a couple of blocks to the arena. Extra trains operate during major events. You can also take a bus to Rogers Place: more than 40 bus routes operate within walking distance to the arena on weekdays, and more than 10 routes operate on nights and weekends.