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Block Heater 7.0

Thank you Calgary!

We are came out of hibernation with Block Heater 7.0 from February 17-20, presented by ATB.

Thank you for helping us reignite your passion for live music, we can't wait for you to see what we have planned for 2023!

New block, same heat!

We were beyond thrilled to welcome incredible artists from across Canada and the United States to our multi-venue event in partnership with Chinook Blast, Glow, and the Arts Commons.

Featuring Witch Prophet, Cadence Weapon, Kacy & Clayton, Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk, Bobby Bazini, and Reuben and the Dark joined by the Bullhorn Singers. It may have been a new block in 2022, but we brought the same heat to downtown Calgary.

Health & Safety

To create the safest possible environment for patrons, staff, volunteers and artists, Block Heater 2022 concerts at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, all audience members 12 years and older were required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of the event. 

The Jack Singer’s assigned seating was sold at half capacity with physical distancing. Arts Commons has installed energy-efficient MERV 15A air filters providing hospital grade air sterilization using Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI). Arts Commons is frequently cleaned and surfaces sanitized. 

50/50 prize raffle still on sale!

Get your tickets for our ULTIMATE CALGARY PRIZE PACKAGE and/or try your luck at our 50/50 draw!

Our audience favourite prize raffle is back with yet another opportunity to win the Ultimate Calgary prize package that includes the Golden Tarp Prize Package at Calgary Folk Music Festival July 21-24 2022 And the best part? It's all online! In just a few clicks you can play to win our draw from anywhere in Alberta. Funds raised by these raffles will help us keep creative professionals contributing to the sector through amazing digital content and live performances throughout the year. 

Get prize draw tickets now.

2022 Artist-in-residence: Geneva L. Haley

Block Heater’s artwork by this year’s artist-in-residence, central Alberta illustrator and designer Geneva L. Haley, has been unveiled. It beautifully showcases her characteristic prairie gothic aesthetic, shaped into whimsical urban storytelling. It perfectly matches Block Heater’s spirit as we create community and soul-stirring rituals of music and culture.

Stay tuned for Geneva's summer festival designs coming soon!