This page lists Canadian venues that offer independent bands an opportunity to perform. If you are in an independent band that had an amazing experience and you want to help promote the place or a venue owner that gives indie bands a stage, feel free to contact Andrew @ to add/update the venue info. If you notice any of the information is out of date, please let us know!

British Columbia
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Prince Edward Island



Rose & Crown 202 Banff Ave
St. James’s Gate 207 Wolf Street


Amsterdam Rhino 607 11 Avenue SW
Area, The 1119 10th Avenue SE
Auburn Saloon, The 163 9 Avenue SE
Blind Beggar, The 5211 MacLeod Trail SW
Blues Can, The 1429 9 Avenue SE
Broken City 613 11 Avenue SW
Caffe Crema 2525 Bridlecrest Way SW
Calgary Stampede (Coca Cola Stage) Stampede Grounds
Cantos Music Foundation 134 11 Avenue SE
Commonwealth Bar & Stage 731 10 Ave SW
Costello’s Sports Lounge 908, 17th Ave SW
Denim Suburban Lounge 420 950 Queensland Drive SE
Desperados Nightclub 24 – 7400 Macleod Trail South
Dickens Pub 1000 9 Ave SW
Distillery, The 615 7 Avenue SW
Dog & Duck Pub 5340 2 Street SW
Drum & Monkey 1201 1 Street SW
Engineered Air Theatre (Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts) 205 8 Avenue SE
Flames Central 219 8th Avenue SW
Gateway (SAIT), The 1301 – 16 Ave NW
Gerry Thomas Art Gallery 100, 602-11 Ave SW
Hi-Fi Club 219 10 Ave SW
House Coffee Sanctuary, The 126 10 Street NW
Hub, The (Wyckham House, MRU) 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Ironwood Stage & Grill 1229 9th Avenue SE
Kawa Espresso Bar 1333 8 Street SW
Local 522 522 6th Avenue SW
Lord Nelson 1020 8 Ave SW
MacEwan Hall 402 Collegiate Boulevard NW
Mikey’s Juke Joint 1901 10 Avenue SW
Muldoons Irish Ale House 515 – 4916 130 Avenue SE
New Black Centre For Arts & Music, The 919 9th Ave SE
Palomino, The 109 – 7th Ave SW
Republik, The 219 17 Avenue SW
Sam’s Food & Drink 1167 Kensington Crescent Northwest
Shamrock Hotel 2101 11 St SE
Ship & Anchor 534 17 Ave SW
Shooters Bar and Grill 4036 26th Street SE
St. James Corner 1219 1 St SW
Studio 37 Calgary 1690 37 Street SW
Studio 82 Calgary 510 Heritage Drive SW
Swigs 11213 30 Street SW
That Empty Space (U of C – MacEwan Student Centre) 402 Collegiate Boulevard NW, University of Calgary
Tipperary’s Pub 2002 16 Avenue NW
Trop, The 1501 34 Avenue SW
Tubby Dog 1022 17 Avenue SW
Vern’s Tavern 622 8 Avenue SW
Vicious Circle 1011 – 1st St. SW
Voodoo Lounge 720 16th Avenue NW
Wild Rose Brewery 4580 Quesnay Wood Drive SW
Wine-OHs 811 1st St. SW


Canmore Hotel 738 8th Street


Didsbury Inn 2014 19 Ave


Avenue Theatre 9030 118 Avenue NW
Blues on Whyte 10329 Whyte Ave
Brixx Bar 10030 102 Street
Crown Pub 10709 109 Street NW
Hooliganz Pub 10704 124 Street NW
Mead Hall, The 10940 166A Street
New City Legion 8130 Gateway Boulevard NW
On The Rocks 11740 Jasper Ave NW
Pawnshop, The 10551 82 Avenue NW
Starlite Room, The 10030 102 Street NW
Urban Lounge and Whisky Grill, The 8111 105 Street NW
Wunderbar 8120 101 Street NW


Slice, The 314 8 Street South


Twin Cities Hotel 105 Morrison Rd


Foxy’s Bar & Grill 100 Milligan Drive
Grand Central Station 49 Elizabeth St.

Red Deer

HideOut, The Suite 411-37400 Highway 2
O’Mally’s Irish Pub 4707 50th Street
Vat, The 5301 43 Street


British Columbia


Craig Street Brew Pub 25 Craig Street


Northern Bar & Stage, The 561 2nd Avenue
Royal Hotel & Bar, The 501 1st Avenue


Rockwater Bar & Grill 429 9 Avenue North


Commodore Grand Cafe & Lounge 369 Victoria Street


Habitat, The 248 Leon Avenue


Queens, The 34 Victoria Crescent


Voodoo’s 67 Nanaimo Avenue East


Howe Sound Brewing Co 37801 Cleveland Avenue


Backstage Lounge 1585 Johnston Street
Biltmore Cabaret 2755 Prince Edward Street
Electric Owl 928 Main Street
Malone’s Bar and Grill 608 West Pender Street
Media Club, The 695 Cambie Street
Railway Club, The 579 Dunsmuir Street


Cenote Restaurant and Lounge 768 Yates Street
Logans Pub 1821 Cook Street




Cavern, The 112 Osborne Street
Garage Cafe, Le 166 Provencher Blvd
Zoo, The 160 Osborne Street




Coach and Lantern Pub 384 Wilson St East


Port Rock Bar, The 18 Dunlop Street West


Baltimore House 43 King William Street
Casbah 306 King Street West
Cat ‘N’ Fiddle, The 174 John Street South
Corktown Pub 175 Young Street
Gallagher’s Bar & Lounge 69 Augusta Street
Slainte Irish Pub 33 Bowen Street
Stonewalls 339 York Blvd
This Ain’t Hollywood 345 James Street North


Empire Tavern 30 Henderson Avenue


Clark Hall Pub Queen’s University
Mansion, The 506 Princess Street


Circus Room 729 King Street East


APK Live 340 Wellington Street
Call The Office 216 York Street


Atria, The 59 King Street East


Barrymores Music Hall 323 Bank Street
Cafe Dekcuf 221 Rideau Street
Elmdale, The 1084 Wellington Street West
Irene’s Pub 885 Bank Street
Live Lounge 128 York Street
Mavericks Bar 221 Rideau Street
Pub 101 101 York Street
Rainbow Bistro 76 Murray Street
Raw Sugar Cafe 692 Somerset Street West
Zaphod Beeblebrox 27 York Street


Spill, The 414 George Street North

Sault Ste. Marie

Loplops Lounge-Gallery 651 Queen Street East
Rosie, The 306 Korah Road

St. Catharines

2A Arts 2A Water Street
Celtic Club, The 14 Secord Drive
City Lights 67 St. Paul Street
L3 6 James Street
Mansion House, The 5 William Street
Merchant Ale House 98 St. Paul Street
Strega Cafe 19 King Street


Townhouse, The
206 Elgin Street

Thunder Bay

Apollo, The 239 Red River Road
Black Pirate’s Pub 215 Red River Road #101
Crocks 24 Cumberland Street South


Bovine Sex Club 542 Queen Street West
Central, The 603 Markham Street
Cherry Cola’s 200 Bathurst Street
Czehoski 678 Queen Street West
Free Times Cafe 320 College Street
Hard Luck Bar 772 Dundas Street West
Horseshoe Tavern 370 Queen Street West
The Piston 937 Bloor Street West
Rivoli, The 334 Queen Street West


Phog Lounge 157 University Avenue West
Venue Rock Parlour 25 Chatham East




L’absynthe 1738 Rue Saint Denis
L’esco 4467 Rue Saint Denis


Nova Scotia


Michael’s Bar and Grill 6100 Young Street
Gus’ Pub 2605 Agricola St


New Brunswick


Prince Edward Island




Amigos Cantina 632 10th Street East
Buds On Broadway 817 Broadway Avenue



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