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Summer Events at The Banff Centre

Rita Taylor

Summer Events at the Banff Centre


Broaden your horizons by exploring the summer events at The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. A world renowned arts and cultural hub, The Banff Centre hosts many exhibitions, performances, outdoor concerts, and engaging workshops from June through to September. Whether you’re a local or a visitor from around the world, be sure to check The Banff Centre’s events calendar for a comprehensive schedule of events being offered. 


The Banff Centre puts on a series of musical and theatre performances throughout the summer. Outdoor concerts at Banff Centre's Shaw Amphitheatre are a highlight of summer with sweet music and incredible mountain views. The first show to take the stage is BrassFire featuring Jens Lindemann on July 2. Shortly thereafter, one of Canada's most beloved bands, Blue Rodeo, will undoubtedly please fans of all ages, July 7. Alberta's very own, Corb Lund, pairs up with special guest Leeroy Stagger on July 15 to share his trademark alt-country, roots blended ballads.

Grab your festival chair or blanket and set up shop on the beautiful grassy hill at the amphitheatre and enjoy singer, songwriter Sarah Harmer as she performs an afternoon show on July 23. You do not want to miss A Tribe Called Red on August 6. This Canadian electronic group combine instrumental hip hop, reggae, moombahton and dubstep music to make a unique sound. This, along with their elements of First Nations music, vocal chanting and drumming are what make them stand out of the crowd amongst rising DJ's impacting the global electronic scene. 

The Summer Music Series is an exceptional collection of performances from talented musicians participating in the Banff Centre's summer music programs. From program directors, to other faculty members and program participants, performances range from $10 for children to $25 for adults and are offered throughout June, July and August. 

If an evening of exploring innovative jazz musicians appeals more, Saturday Night Jazz performances are offered August 12, 19 and 26. 

Exhibitions & Open Studios

Go behind-the-scenes into the residencies and workshops that are part of Banff Centre's artistic training programs. During Open Studios, get up close and personal with artists, musicians, dancers and authors as they present works they have created.

Exclusively committed to the production, presentation, collection and analysis of contemporary art, the exhibitions at The Walter Phillips Gallery are great to explore before enjoying a concert, performance or meal on Banff Centre campus. 

For more information about all of the summer highlights at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, click here

Calendar of Events