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Block Heater

Block Heater

Since 2016, Block Heater has broadened Calgarians’ musical horizons during the winter. Held in the city's historic Inglewood and East Village neighbourhoods at Festival Hall, Studio Bell (home of the National Music Centre), King Eddy, and the Central Library, Block Heater is an immersive, veritable festival-in-a-box.

Winter’s answer to the Calgary Folk Fest

Over three days, more than thirty Albertan, Canadian and international roots, blues, world and indie artists — stellar instrumentalists and songwriters who represent fresh and singular approaches to art and culture — are programmed in concerts and collaborative sessions. Every year this festival gets bigger and better, it’s Calgary's cure for cabin fever!

Artist highlights

From the homegrown to the far-flung, Block Heater has featured artists from the truest folk to the newest hip hop. Some artists the Festival has programmed include: Justin Townes Earle, Begonia, nêhiyawak, Chad VanGaalen, Jenn Grant, Hayes Carll, Kid Koala, Matt Mays, DJ Logic, and Snotty Nose Rez Kids.