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.

UPDATE! Names have been drawn, bands have been formed, and we’re off to the races!


Emerson Fraser

Dempsey Bolton

Samantha Savage Smith

Tobi Sinclair

Isabella Ríos (Bella Ríos / Katibala Music Project)

BAND TWO         


Amy Nelson

Jo Rose Papasin (jo.)

Carlin Black Rabbit (No More Moments / Iron Tusk)

Tissa Rahim


Estefania Saldarriaga

Max Appelt (Paloma Negra / Mera Reyes / La Santa)

Daniel Baker (BRIDGELAND / Witch Victim)   

Jamie McNamara (BRIDGELAND / Witch Victim)

Kate Stevens



Hassan Rizwan (Madhuban Performing Arts)

Gus Rendell (Cheer / Brain Bent)

Yohan Mascarenhas (Madhuban Performing Arts)

Partha Gouda (Madhuban Performing Arts)



Michaela Gilchrist (Victrix)

Tan Varma (Madhuban Performing Arts)

sean beaver

Aditya Chaudhuri (Madhuban Performing Arts)


Tickets are on sale now! For more information and for tickets, visit

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. If you would like to attend but ticket prices are a barrier, please contact⁠

Thanks to Calgary Arts Development for making this event possible! 

A huge shout out to Becca Lowe for the awesome poster art!