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find it is a year-round series of pop-up events that builds on the quirky, creative character of Calgary neighbourhoods Inglewood and Ramsay.
Past lineups at the 2015 Inglewood Night Market
Teen Music at the September 2015 Inglewood Night Market
Thanks for checking out the Inglewood Night Market, featuring
over 60 vendors selling hand-crafted items and local foods!
TIME: 6:00 PM till 11:00 PM
LOCATION: 10th St at 9th Ave SE, in Inglewood (south of 9th Avenue between Cafe Gravity & Crown Surplus)
4 fabulous food trucks in the Cult parking lot:
Here's our September lineup - four local upcoming teen sensations PLUS local favourites the New Street Band!
6:00-6:45 Giffy and the Tips
6:50-7:30 Kate Stevens
7:45-9:15 The New Street Band
9:30-10:10 Terez Goulet
10:20-11:00 Vincent Lee Christianson
The neighbours are a big part of the Night Market:
- Live music (and a lovely wine menu) at Cafe Gravity
- Bite serves great street food outside -- and a full menu inside
- The Livery in the red barn at the National Hotel stays open late
- Fun surprises in the Crown Surplus yard and store
- Many shops along 9th Avenue stay open late- and great neighbours like The Atlantic Art Block, the National Hotel and Trail Appliances go out of their way to make everyone welcome.
The Night Market is stoked to be adding to the vibe on Music Mile - the greatest stretch of live music venues and events in Calgary - 9th Avenue SE through East Village and Inglewood!
And did you know...?
The Inglewood Night Market has its own Twitter account now!
Follow us at @InglewoodMarket. Send us your pics of the market using hashtag #InglewoodYYC or #nightmarketyyc.
You can also follow find it, the group of volunteers behind the market, at @finditcalgary, to see what other cool local pop-up events we have in store!
Each of our 2015 markets has featured a different musical theme (scroll down this page to check out our past lineups). This time we're proud to present...
Teen Musicians Night
WORLD MUSIC NIGHT at the August 2015 Night Market
Rhythm Method performs at the August 2015 Inglewood Night Market.
CALYSTO STEEL BAND
This high-energy steel drum band has a large repertoire of Calypso, Reggae, Latin, Soca, Country, Folk, Pop, R&B, Rock, Jazz, Bossa Nova and more. It’s the perfect sound for a hot summer night!
Rhythm Method is a Calgary-based, all-female world-beat group specializing in West African drumming, dance, and song.
You can find them livening up summer festivals, back yard parties, corporate gatherings, and fundraisers.
In addition to performing, they enjoy teaching and providing live accompaniment for West African dance classes.
They study with internationally renowned West African artists, to deepen their musical knowledge and understanding of Guinean culture.
We hope you enjoy their performance!
PRASHANT JOHN WHIRLED PROJECT
Music inspired by worlds
Prashant John - Ethnic flutes, guitars, voice
Brendan McElroy - Bass
Luis Tovar - Percussion
This project is based on cross-cultural and inter-genre collaborations and aspires to create music that is universal and not the result of any particular lifestyle or ideology - music that reflects the Human condition and is felt as common to all. This concept is already being pursued worldwide in all its splendour. This Whirled Project brings yet another dimension to cross-cultural world music - a joyful collaboration finding common ground among Indian folk, Funk, Jazz and Venezuelan rhythms and melodies.
ROMPIN' & FOOT-STOMPIN' at the July 2015 Night Market
John Rutherford and the Big Blues Trio
John Rutherford is a singer/songwriter and guitarist based in Calgary, Alberta whose work, laced with the tonality, phrasing and spirit of the blues, fuses a broad and eclectic range of influences creating a sound distinctly his own. Amidst a long and storied career Rutherford released his debut solo recording in 2010 called Echo Broadcast. Pulling together the various strands of his musical experience and artistic vision, Rutherford's recent work skillfully dovetails a roots/blues/folk/rock vibe with an imaginative and modern songwriter’s take on the stories, legends, vintage instruments and the soul and feel of the blues.
Four singer/songwriters join forces in an acoustic quartet of sublime vocals and refreshing original songs that will elevate your soul! The four are Kathy Cook, Natasha Platt, Emily Triggs and Corry Ulan; bringing you a blend of grassroots, folk and pop music.
“…alive and infectious with beautiful melodies and astonishing harmonies and songs that stay inside your heart and head long after they’re over….” (Calgary Sun)
“These ladies are not only accomplished singers and songwriters but are fabulous musicians to boot … a fine group of multi-talented females! They have beautiful singing voices….” (Calgary Country News)
The Foul English
“We love punk rock music, and that's what we play. Fast, aggressive, but fun. We're old dudes and we write about our adventures in the past, and our lives now. Some stories are only half remembered, and some have grown more bombastic with time.
The Foul English are 4 dads who play the classic style of punk rock they grew up with. Our brand of "Dadcore" is a mix of 1970s english punk and 1980s hardcore.”
Three Band Jam at the June 2015 Night Market!
June Night Market Food Trucks
2014 Inglewood Night Market Season
Free pedicab rides at the market! Hail a friendly pedicab driver and take a ride up and down the market street and to nearby Inglewood shops and restaurants. Pedicabs will be circling around the market (10th Street SE, just off Inglewood's main street, 9th Avenue) - there's no fixed spot to wait for a ride. Just keep your eyes open and flag one down!
Things were a bit wet at our June market. But our July market was hot, dry, and filled with boot-stompin' fun! The August market featured sizzling latin dancing, pedicab rides, shops open late, Gravity's patio, music till midnight, hand-crafted artisan wares for sale, food trucks... and that special blend of urban fun we discovered last year when we started this surprisingly successful pop-up market series. What kind of magic is at work in Inglewood after the sun goes down? Come out and see for yourself!
find it presents: the 2014 Inglewood Night Market
What’s new for 2014?
After just one year, the Inglewood Night Market (presented by non-profit, 100% volunteer find it) has become a street party - the happiest community gathering place in Inglewood. With 2 blocks of arts & crafts vendors, local farm produce, crazily creative trunk sales, artists at work, tantalizing street food and live music, it’s much more than a market – it’s a happening.
And it’s that community vibe we’re building on. This year we’ll have bands and professional dancers who will literally get you dancing in the street.
Dancing in the Street
June: Indie bands including Locomotive Ghost from 6-11:30pm, with dancers inciting the crowd to rock your booty in the street, 8-10pm;
July: Live foot-stompin’ country music 6-11:30pm, with old-fashioned Stampede Square-dancing in the street for all ages, 8-10pm;
August: Latin music from 6-11:30pm, and steamy Latin dance in the street 8-10pm++, with pro dancers teaching salsa and other hot Latin moves;
September: El Pulpo Mecanico, high-tech DJs and as it gets dark, the dancing grand finale: Just Dance on a giant screen!
Join the Fun!
If you'd like to volunteer with us, we'd love to have you! Our small team of friends and neighbours had a blast putting on last year's markets. We'd welcome your help, whether you'd like to be part of our planning team or just coming out to lend a hand on market night. And who knows, you might get a free find it t-shirt!
More Vendors, More Fun
The number of vendors will increase to 60 from 40 (we’ll keep the focus on hand-made arts and crafts, interactive family-oriented activities and local farm produce). And augmenting Café Gravity’s patio, BITE Groceteria is adding a new patio. Both patios will be expanded on market nights. This is where neighbours hang out together all evening, chatting with friends walking by.
We at Halberge Chains just want to let you know we participated in the Night Market tonight and it was FANTASTIC!! We had so much fun & we are DELIGHTED & THANKFUL for the experience.
Amazing. Absolutely amazing.
All the best,
Garry, Lisa, Katie, & Beth
-2013 Night Market Vendors
Find out what Calgarians said about 2013's
Inglewood Night Markets:
Review in Beatroute Magazine
Pics by local photographer James Tworow
Review with pics on local blog The Road Trip Hound
CBC news story about us (scroll forward to about 1:55)
9th Avenue: Calgary’s Original Main Street
Happy crowds stroll 9th Avenue on market night, enjoying delightful shops, great restaurants, live music at the Ironwood Stage and Blues Can, contemporary art at the Esker Foundation, and people-watching on the street. Many shops are open late on market nights!
Thanks for an amazing season!
Wow, did we ever go out with a bang! Talk about ending on a high note! This year, find it put on a series of Night Markets in Inglewood. We were off to a rainy start back in June, but by September, the Night Market had become a lot more than a market. The whole neighbourhood was chockablock with people and chatter and really great vibes. Stores and restaurants were packed. The market itself was so comfy and cool, a great place to browse and meet friends and just generally hang out. The weather was perfect. And the bands were fabulous - it was great to have the music permeating the site all night long, and M&M's steps were a natural place to sit and listen. Our guess for attendance was 1750-2000 people over the 5.5 hours - maybe more.
Thanks to Gravity Cafe and Bite Groceteria for truly being the heart of the market! And to our neighbours and sponsors, particularly Critical Mass, Little Rock, Lane Quinn, and John Kerr.
But mostly, thanks to all of you for coming out and helping us make this happen. It was a summer of great teamwork and fun.
If you like us and what we're doing, we could sure use a few more regulars on our team year round, planning new pop-up adventures! If that's too much for you, we hope we can call on you next year to help with find it events. Contact us if you'd like to be on our email list, or if you have any ideas you'd like to send our way.
Meg Van Rosendaal
find it Co-Chair
We welcome all ideas and feedback about how to make the markets even better. What kind of vendors would you like to see? What kind of food and entertainment? Ideas? Suggestions? You can reach Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Meg at 403-464-2371.
Learn more about our 2013 Inglewood Night Markets here.
Learn more about our 2013 Inglewood Night Markets here.
2014 Inglewood Night Market Sponsors
Inglewood Night Market Partners
Some pics from past events
Click on the images to find out more!
Join the fun!
If you'd like to join us in making fun and highly professional food events, art happenings and unique neighbourhood experiences pop up all over Inglewood and Ramsay, let us know. You don't have to live in Inglewood and Ramsay to participate. If you have any great pop-up ideas, please send them to us for consideration.