Saturday, May 23, 2020
Featuring intimate, convivial venues, unique food and drink, and a range of performers to suit all musical tastes, East Town Get Down is shaking up the festival landscape in Calgary, kicking off the summer season with an international flare.
Inspired by the thriving Calgary independent music scene and the excitement of International Avenue, East Town Get Down melds location and performance into one immersive event. We are expanding our line-up and adding the culinary component to what we like to call “Eat Town, Get Down” to our already awesome festival. Food plates for $5.00 at each location offering you a taste of some of the best food around. More on that later….
This year’s festival promises to be even bigger than 2019’s. Announcement of first line-up scheduled for March 4th. Stay tuned…..
We had a blast and we hope you did too last year. Thank all of our wonderful attendees, bands, volunteers, and venues. This festival would not have been possible without the support of Village Brewery, IAACC, and CJSW.
2019’s festival had Invaluable support also provided by Fuse33 Makerspace, Tooth Blackner Presents, Flemish Eye, Calgary Show Services, BeatRoute, the National Music Centre at Studio Bell, Calgary Transit, Ian Regier Design Inc., Calgary Folk Music Festival, Western Interact Club, Long & McQuade, and Sled Island. If you want to help out check out our volunteer page.
East Town Get Down acknowledges that our festival takes place on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot people of the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations and the Blackfeet Nation south of the US/Canadian imposed border). In 1877 Treaty 7 was signed, which includes in its area the Blackfoot Confederacy, the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (of the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). This City of Calgary is also home to Metis, Inuit and visiting Indigenous Nations, status and non-status.
We value the contributions that members of the Blackfoot Confederacy, and members of all Indigenous Nations continue to make, particularly in the area of music which is the focus of East Town Get Down, increasing the richness of our community for all.