12 concerts in Calgary to check out in March

Dec 19 2017, 11:10 am

One of the things we love the most about our city is the vast amount of live music that comes through regularly. And this month is no exception. From old school to new school and everything in between, here’s our list of 12 shows to catch in Calgary this month.


Black Sabbath

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Alright let’s try this again – after postponing their February Calgary concert because of Ozzy’s bout with tinnitus, Black Sabbath are coming back to the Scotiabank Saddledome for the very last time on March 4. Floor seats are going for about $150 on Craigslist but for the bargain price of $2,500, fans can enjoy the show from the front row and participate in a Q&A with Ozzy where no questions are off limits. The band just released The End, an eight-track EP that’s only available for purchase at their live shows.

When: March 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Available online from $49.50 to $150. All ages.

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

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British folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner released his sixth studio album Positive Songs for Negative People in August of 2015. Turner & The Sleeping Souls are on tour with Northcote and Mo Kenney, and stop in Calgary for an all-ages show this month.

When: Saturday, March 5 at 7 p.m.
Where: MacEwan Ballroom, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary
Tickets: Available online at $29.50. All ages.

Andrew Bayer

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Legendary electronic label Anjunabeats brings its 2016 tour to Calgary, with headliner Andrew Bayer. The progressive-house producer is joined by Ilan Bluestone, and Jason Ross for a night to dance your troubles away.

When: Friday, March 11 at 9 p.m.
Where: Marquee Beer Market & Stage, 4630 Macleod Trail S, Calgary
Tickets: Sold out.


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Rock goddesses Ann and Nancy Wilson bring their fiery Queens of Sheba tour to Calgary March 14. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers have sold more than 35 million albums worldwide and 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of “These Dreams”, Heart’s very first number one single. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts serve as tour openers.

When: Monday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Available online from $85 to $135. All ages.


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Calgary is set to party like it’s 1989 when thrash metal gods Slayer play MacEwan Hall on March 14. Slayer has never been a hit with critics (Rolling Stone called their music “genuinely offensive satanic drivel”) but the band has an incredibly loyal fanbase that have stuck with them for more than thirty years. Their most recent album Repentless features the hit singles “Implode” and “When the Stillness Comes.”

When: Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m.
Where: MacEwan Hall, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary
Tickets: Available online from $59.50 to $375. All ages.


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Juno Award winners Wintersleep didn’t even have an active record deal when they began recording The Great Detachment, their sixth studio album that comes out March 4. But once the album was completed, the band was scooped up by major label Dine Alone Records (home to Tokyo Police Club) and announced a Canadian tour that includes a stop at Calgary’s Gateway Restaurant & Bar.

When: Wednesday, March 23 at 8 p.m.
Where: Gateway (SAIT), 1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary
Tickets: Available online for $18.50. 18+.


The Offspring

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Yes- THE Offspring is back. After giving us the soundtrack to our high school years in the 90s, Dexter Holland and the boys are back in town. These punk legends are clearly in high demand, as the show has been sold-out for a while now. For the lucky ones, enjoy this rare show!

When: Friday, March 25 at 7 p.m.
Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino, 3777 Grey Eagle Drive, Calgary
Tickets: Sold out.

Sean Paul

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Cowboy’s Nightclub will undoubtedly GET BUSY on March 27 when reggae star Sean Paul performs. Paul has recorded hit songs with everyone from Beyonce to Rihanna and his latest album Full Frequency features collaborations with Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea. Paul has sold tens of millions of albums worldwide and won a Grammy in 2004 for Best Reggae Album.

When: Sunday, March 27 at 7 p.m.
Where: Cowboy’s Nightclub – 421 12th Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Available online for $39.99. 18+.

Metric & Death Cab For Cutie

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Calgary is in for a double dose of hipster fun when Death Cab For Cutie and Canada’s own Metric play the BMO Centre on March 30. Death Cab’s 2015 album Kintsugi received a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Album while Metric just scored a Juno nod for Group of the Year. Calgary is just one of eleven stops on their co-headlining The Lights On The Horizon tour.

When: Wednesday, March 30 at 6 p.m.
Where: BMO Centre, 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Tickets: Available online for $56. All ages.

The Zolas

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West Coast darlings The Zolas released their single “Get Dark” back in January in anticipation or their third studio album Swooner. With the album due for release on March 8, The Zolas will probably give us a good mix of old and new at their show later this month.

When: Wednesday, March 30 at 8 p.m.
Where: Marquee Beer Market & Stage, 4630 Macleod Trail S, Calgary
Tickets: Available online at $17. 18+


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These mountain-electronic-music-addicts are well known in the local scenes of the West Coast, and they are in town as part of Fido’s Road to WSSF (Whistler Ski and Snowboard Festival). The Whistler, B.C, based SkiiTour are a producing and performing duo that’s bound to deliver a high energy show that you will not forget. Get your dance shoes on, Calgary!

When: Thursday, March 31 at 10 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Bar, 731 10 Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Available online at $15. 18+

Alessia Cara

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Ontario pop sensation Alessia Cara got her start singing cover songs on YouTube and caught the attention of Def Jam Recordings last year. “Here” the first single from Cara’s debut album Know-It-All, cracked Billboard’s top ten and earned the singer a Juno Award nomination for Single of the Year. Catch Cara’s show at McEwan Ballroom before she undoubtedly graduates to arenas a year from now.

When: March 31 at 8 p.m.
Where: MacEwan Ballroom – 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary
Tickets: Available online from $24.50 to $89. All ages.

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