#KeepOnSleddin Fundraising Campaign


This holiday season, we are asking for your help to get us to our $25,000 fundraising goal, which will be directly invested in the production of our 2024 festival. The Government of Alberta will match 30% of funds raised (up to a max of $15,000) for eligible campaigns that raise a minimum of $5,000. A tax receipt will be issued in exchange of donations of $10 or more!

To donate, visit

If you have attended Sled Island in the past, you know that it is a one-of-a-kind music festival full of new experiences, friendships and connections. Sled Island is dear to attendees, local artists, small businesses and hundreds of community partners who come together each June to celebrate our independent music and arts scene, while also welcoming exciting talents from far and wide.

Beyond our annual festival, we work hard year-round to nurture the local music scene, advocate for our sector, give opportunities to local musicians and offer you more unique shows, all while operating with a small permanent staff of four people.

Putting on a festival like Sled Island in Calgary is expensive. The current high inflation rate, coupled with the increasing price of flights and a weak Canadian dollar are putting unprecedented stress on our budget. We are committed to our event remaining financially accessible but for that, we need your help. 

Thank you for your generous support!


The Sled Island Rock Lotto Returns


The always entertaining and unpredictable Sled Island Rock Lotto will make its triumphant return on Saturday, November 18!

Join us at the Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club, where we’ll bring together 25 musicians from various backgrounds and draw names from a hat to form one-off bands for one night only, with just 12 hours to write and perform new material!

This year, the event is focused on creating meaningful connections between musicians just starting their music journey in the city and artists more familiar with the Calgary music scene, with the goal of fostering a more diverse music ecosystem and increasing equitable access to creative opportunities for all.


CJSW & Sled Island present: The Adventure Awaits Halloween Party


Prepare yourself for another legendary CJSW x Sled Island Halloween Party! 👻🎃

That’s right! CJSW, Sled Island, and Last Best Brewing are excited to present Adventure Awaits... a Halloween Party at the #1 Royal Canadian Legion on Saturday, October 28! Join us to celebrate the 2023 CJSW One Radio, Endless Adventure Funding Drive, with three floors of fun ranging from the best local bands playing your favourite epic adventure tunes on the main floor, a video dance party with CJSW VJs upstairs, and a dance dungeon in the basement!

Don’t forget to dress up, because the costume contest will be giving away some awesome prizes from CJSW, Sled Island and Last Best!

Tickets for this event are now SOLD OUT

Remember to support Calgary's campus and community radio station by donating to the 2023 CJSW Funding Drive by visiting

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