Blue Jay Sessions: Holiday Edition

The Prairie Emporium

Do you hear what we hear?

Blue Jay Sessions: Holiday Edition will feature 24 Canadian musicians over the course of four days at the Prairie Emporium. Like usual, performers will share their original tunes and tell their stories behind the songs...but they will also be adding in a holiday tune or two into the mix because, well, ‘tis the season!

Attendees can expect some holiday-inspired food and drink including “turkey dinner” hot dogs, Christmas ham clubhouse sandwiches, Russell Brewing Co. seasonal stouts and ales, mulled wine and spiked hot chocolate. New this time around is a Sunday brunch session—chock full of eggs benedicts and mimosas—headed up by acclaimed rocker Matt Blais as well as alt-R&B act Denise Valle and country artist Ashley Ghostkeeper.

This round of sessions will also be helping to raise funds and awareness for local food security charity Community Kitchen Program of Calgary. In addition to partial ticket proceeds being donated, custom Blue Jay Sessions holiday cards as well as tree ornaments will be available for purchase with 100% of the funds being allocated to CKP Calgary.

Performers new to the Blue Jay Sessions: Luke Colborne, Emma Peterson, Chelsie Young, Emet, Heather May, Travis Dolter, Alessia Cohle.

Continuing to keep health and safety front-of-mind, we will be adhering to all live performance safety protocols put forward by Alberta Health Services.


Thursday, Nov. 18 1st session (doors at 6PM, music at 7PM) Desiree Dorion Jon MacAulay Luke Colborne of Lucky Sonne

2nd session (doors at 8:15PM, music at 9PM) Robert Adam Jordyn Pollard Emma Peterson