Live music on any given night in Edmonton

Not only is our city packed with talented musicians, there are also several joints to catch them putting on a show. These are Edmonton’s most reliable places you can just walk right into any night of the week and likely find good live music.

Commercial Hotel-Blues On Whyte Pub

1
10329 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1Z9

Blues on Whyte is kind of the ideal spot to go for random live music, and it’s different every night. There are a few attractive constants – the beer is always cheap, the dance floor has room and there are plenty of tables for you and your new best friends. It’s also right on Whyte Avenue, which – let’s be honest – you were already on anyhow.

Blue Chair Cafe

2
9624 76 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 0K3

The pride of the rapidly evolving Ritchie neighbourhood, the Blue Chair has a reputation for its delightful mix of good music and good food, so it’s often packed. But don’t let a full house discourage you from attending – the music is always solid and everyone is always in the mood for a good time.

Shakers Roadhouse

3
15004 Yellowhead Trail NW, Edmonton, AB T5V 1A1

Big Al’s has live tunes on pretty well any day ending in y, so regardless when you go, you’ll walk into an earful of Blues. If there’s not a headlining musician, there will be an enthusiastic group of local musicians jamming. The music also pairs well with the food and drink specials.

Edmonton Jazz Society (1973)

4
10203 86 Ave Nw, Edmonton, AB T6E 2M2

The Yardbird has been the go-to spot for Edmonton’s jazz aficionados for well over a half-century. It brings in acts both local and international, and has one of the most relaxed atmospheres in any venue you’re likely to come across, local or otherwise.

Cafe Blackbird

5
9640 142 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 4B2

If it’s a Thursday, Friday or Saturday, swing by this west-end treasure for local independent musicians from any genre. While you’re at it, you can treat yourself to a glass (or two, or three) of wine and delicious baked goods sourced from across the city.

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