All-ages programming at Sled Island 2017 is sponsored by Lukes Drug Mart.
Sled Island is proud to offer an array of all-ages programming each year! With tons of bands playing shows open to minors, as well as comedy, film, visual art and special events accessible to attendees of any age, there's always something for our younger pals to do. Scroll down to see just some of the highlights for all-ages programmining.
HOW TO ATTEND
All-Ages Pass ($35 CAD) - BUY NOW
Exclusively for attendees under 18 years of age! Access more than 50 all-ages events for the price of a single show ticket.
- Access to all Sled Island 2017 events open to minors, including music, comedy, film and art (subject to capacity)
- Exclusive discounts at more than 60 Calgary restaurants, shops and services during Sled Island 2017
Note: All-Ages Passholders must be under 18 years of age at the time of the festival (June 21 - 25, 2017). Valid ID required at pickup.
A limited number of advance tickets are available for select all-ages shows each year. Advance tickets guarantee show access.
Check back in spring 2017 for Sled Island 2017 advance tickets.
Door tickets will be available for all all-ages shows not sold out at the time of the festival, subject to capacity. Show up early to get in!
Broken City (before 9:00pm, with a guardian): Check out bands inside and on the rooftop! Broken City welcomes minors until 9:00pm when accompanied by a guardian.
Central United Church: This year, the gorgeous Central United Church joins Sled Island for an extra night of huge bands in an intimate setting. We will be showcasing iconic indie rock outfit Low with indie pop act Weyes Blood (June 21), contemporary songwriting greats Waxahatchee and Mothers (June 22), plus Japanese post-rock veterans MONO (June 23). Buying a ticket for each night would cost you $100—good thing an All-Ages Pass is just $35!
Good Life Community Bike Shop: A new venue this year is the intimate Good Life Community Bike Shop in Mission. Their DIY mindset makes them the perfect place to see your next favourite band.
King Eddy: The historic King Edward Hotel was brought back to life upon the opening of the National Music Centre. For its first year as a Sled Island venue, the King Eddy hosts festival favourite Land of Talk, Ethiopian jazz great Hailu Mergia and Sahel musicians Les Filles de Illighadad.
The Palace Theatre (June 22 only): For one night only, the historic Palace Theatre will open its mezzanine to those under 18! Wavves is one of the most popular Sled Island 2017 acts among our younger attendees, so we knew we had to make sure they could attend. Show up early—this show is guaranteed to fill up!
Sled Island Block Party: The biggest dance party at Sled Island! This year’s free Block Party goes down in Inglewood with performances by the delightful Jimmy Edgar, ARDALAN, Seven Davis Jr, IGLOOGHOST, I M U R, Lou Phelps and more. We’ve moved to the event to Saturday this year to keep the party going even longer!
Studio Bell, Performance Hall: Part of the National Music Centre, this is Calgary’s newest state-of-the-art venue! What better place to see synth wizard Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Flying Lotus pick Dedekind Cut, artist talks and a host of comedy acts?
Tubby Dog: This is the place to see some of the best Sled Island punk shows as well as newer talent from the indie world. Tubby Dog is a staple in the Calgary all-ages scene and one of our favourite hangouts for hot dogs and arcade games.