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The Works Art & Design Festival 2011

The Works International Visual Arts Society produces The Works Art & Design Festival which attracts artists and patrons from around the world, boosting the energy and imagination of Downtown Edmonton at the start of every summer. The Works is a free event that draws an audience representing all ages and interests, offering over 200 exciting exhibits and special events to the public.

 


 

View the live music portion of the festival here!

Artist / Band Name City
100 mile house 100 mile house Adult Contemporary / Folk / Rock

Read reviews of 100 mile house from Sound and Noise: 100 Mile House Party Past Last Call   Edmonton-based husband and wife duo Peter Stone and ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Al Brant Adult Contemporary / Folk

Wide Open is Brant's fourth solo album overall. It's named after a specific tune, but that title really reflected his attitude going into the project. "The ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
An Horse An Horse Rock

It is not because Kate is the size of jockey or because Damon was once kicked by a goat that An Horse bears its ... Read more

Brisbane, AU
Ativan Zoloft Alternative / Folk / Metal

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Edmonton, AB
Behind Sapphire Behind Sapphire Jazz / Pop / Rock

Six years ago, the then-four-piece Behind Sapphire squeezed into a dusty crawl space in Vancouver, British Columbia with nothing but wide-eyed ambition and embarked ... Read more

Vancouver, BC
Ben Sures Ben Sures Adult Contemporary / Canadian / Folk

Ben Sures is a folk festival favourite and International award winning songwriter. For fans of great stories, melodies and heartbeats. This folksy, smart songwriter ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society Alternative

Since its creation by DJs at radio CJSR in Edmonton in 1989, the Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society has been dedicated to the production and ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Braden Gates Braden Gates Folk

From Edmonton, Alberta, Braden Gates is quickly becoming one of the most intriguing singer/songwriters in the province. A born raconteur in both his songwriting ... Read more

Fort Saskatchewan, AB
Campus Thieves Campus Thieves Alternative / Rock

Campus Thieves formed in 2010 consisting of members Caleb Steinwandt (guitar), Ryan McGale (keys/voice), Spencer Huddleston (bass), Codie Fetter (guitar) and Mac Huddleston (drums); ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Circles Circles Adult Contemporary / Jazz

"Not only are these four powerhouse musicians, but they all happen to be strong and unique composers as well." This was the impression of ... Read more

Toronto, ON
Cockatoo Cockatoo Alternative / Canadian / Classical / Dance / Electronic / Holiday / New Age / Pop / Punk / Regional / Rock / World

Emerging from the underground with “a deceptively fierce heart, even as it smiles sweetly at the listener through the dust dancing in shafts of ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Dean Kheroufi Dean Kheroufi Alternative / Jazz / R&B

When you grow up in a house hold with such different styles of music such as traditional Ukrainian and Algerian rai you’re bound to ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Don Berner Sextet Don Berner Sextet Jazz

Don Berner - saxophone Doug Berner - trumpet Audrey Ochoa - trombone Rob Thompson - piano, keyboards Marc Beaudin - bass Sandro Dominelli – drums The sextet features the compositional ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Doug Hoyer Doug Hoyer Alternative / Pop

After living in the US for several years,Doug Hoyer has returned to Canada with a new album in tow. "Character Witness", released by Mangled ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Erica Viegas Erica Viegas Folk / Pop

Raised in Sherwood Park, Alberta in a musical family, Erica has always had a passion for music. Since begging her parents to let her ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Erin Ross Erin Ross Blues / Country

Erin Ross is an accomplished recording artist and performer. Having spent many years honing her skills and refining her craft, Erin delivers something that ... Read more

Calgary, AB
F&M F&M Folk / Pop

Fearless and meticulous. Fragile and melancholy. Forthright and mighty. F&M (Edmonton's Ryan and Rebecca Anderson) is a baroque-pop outfit with a penchant for dark lyrics ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Fools Tongue Fools Tongue Alternative / Folk / Rock

Fools Tongue has been searching for the ?ne balance between commercial appeal and musical integrity since 2006 when they began their journey together in ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Happy Happy Pop / Regional

Happy is a ever morphing project consisting of the songs of Sherry-Lee Wisor and the rapturous playing of gorgeous musicians that she somehow wrangled ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
James Clarke James Clarke Canadian / Jazz / R&B

A 22 year old pianist, James Clarke is making a name for himself as a brilliant young talent. Combining elements of contemporary jazz, while ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
James Murdoch James Murdoch Rock

James was born in Whitehorse, Yukon; a city nestled on the icy banks of the Yukon River. James now calls Edmonton, Alberta his home, ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Jesse Dee & Jacquie B Jesse Dee & Jacquie B Adult Pop / Folk / Rock

Western Canada’s Jesse Dee & Jacquie B are on a roll. A high-energy rock n’ roll journey across the airwaves and highways, with their ... Read more

Wells, BC
Jim Findlay Trio Jim Findlay Trio Jazz

Jim Findlay, guitarist and composer leads the Jim Findlay Trio. Cam Neufeld plays violin, mandolin and sometimes clog percussion. Michael Williams handles basses. The ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Jordan Kaminski Jordan Kaminski Pop

Jordan Kaminski is an engaging performer with a smooth, warm vocal style delivered straight from the heart. Jordan is an extremely talented songwriter, ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Kayla Patrick Kayla Patrick Alternative / Pop

Kayla Patrick is a singer/songwriter based in Edmonton, Canada. With over a decade of performing on stage in and around her hometown at venues ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Kemo Treats Kemo Treats Rap

Get ready for a sonic beat down using highly metaphorical and witty over-rehearsed lyrics belted out over a backing of mind-blowing and wholly original ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Ky Babyn Ky Babyn Country / Folk / Rock

Ky Babyn was born and raised in St. Paul, Alberta. His family recognized his musical talents at a very young age, but after "disliking" ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Leeroy Stagger Leeroy Stagger Folk / Rock

"I believe that love and understanding will right the wrongs in the world," says folk-rocker Leeroy Stagger, who certainly tries to convey the sentiment ... Read more

Lethbridge, AB
Mae Anderson Mae Anderson Pop / Rock

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Edmonton, AB
Marc Beaudin Marc Beaudin Jazz / Latin / R&B

Originally from Sept-Iles in Quebec, Marc Beaudin has been part of Alberta's vibrant music scene for a few years now. A full-time professional musician, he ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Marco Claveria Marco Claveria Jazz / Latin

Marco Claveria was born in Santiago Chile, to a musical family. Prompted by his parents, Marco started guitar lessons at the age of ten, ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Marshall Lawrence Marshall Lawrence Blues

Marshall Lawrence has the distinction of being a "Maple Blues Award Nominee" and a "Canadian Independent Music Award Nominee". As such, a driving force ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Michael Rault Michael Rault Blues / Rock

Michael Rault is a Toronto based singer, guitarist and songwriter fronting his own eponymously named band. A gifted multi- instrumentalist and arranger, his hooky ... Read more

Toronto, ON
MUGBAIT MUGBAIT Electronic

MUGBAIT features performers Colin Labadie and Dan Brophy, whose previous performances include a stint at Ramshackle Day Parade and an Art’s Birthday celebration at ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
OKA OKA Dance / DJ / Electronic / World

OKA have toured extensively, building a loyal fanbase and gaining an unforgettable reputation as crowd pullers, wherever they perform and were voted one of ... Read more

Coolum Beach, AU
Owls By Nature Owls By Nature Alternative / Folk

Described as “Whiskey-fueled Folk Rock anthems for people who like to party,” Edmonton’s Owls By Nature put on an amazing live show. Since their ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Paperplanes And Dragonboats Paperplanes And Dragonboats Alternative / Dance / Electronic / New Age / Pop / Rock

Paperplanes And Dragonboats is what happens when people who were never meant to meet somehow do. A devilishly stylish front man (Jonathan Kawchuk). Two ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Rebecca Lappa Rebecca Lappa Folk / Pop

A native of Edmonton, Rebecca Lappa is a five-time Canadian Folk Music Awards nominee, winning once in 2015 for her album Tattered Rose. She ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Robert Mulder Robert Mulder Adult Pop / Alternative / Folk

Robert Mulder is a singer/songwriter from St. Albert, Alberta. He began developing a love and talent for music at the age of five when ... Read more

St. Albert, AB
Royal Canoe Royal Canoe Alternative / Pop

A six-piece ensemble from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Royal Canoe give you everything, but on their own maniacally hybrid terms. It's one thing to reference a ... Read more

Winnipeg, MB
Saint Crispin's Improv Collective Alternative / Jazz

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Edmonton, AB
Scenic Route to Alaska Scenic Route to Alaska Alternative / Folk

Substance and accessibility are often considered opposing forces when it comes to pop music, making it all the more impressive when a band like ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Scott Smallwood Electronic

Professor Scott Smallwood displays his affinity for making sound pieces with various kinds of technologies. Read more

Edmonton, AB
Short of Able Short of Able Alternative / Rock

Short of Able is a product of the Edmonton indie music scene. Its members – Justin Wisser (vocals/guitar), Devin Phillips (guitar), James Rutherford (bass), ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Sister Gray Sister Gray Alternative / Rock

One slightly crazed, neurotic female musician surging with angst and inspiration is often enough for a band to have material for decades. Sister Gray ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Soulicitors Soulicitors Folk / Reggae / Rock

Edmonton Alberta’s “The Soulicitors” have come along way in the past three years. After recording their first full length release “What You Need” they have become ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
The AwesomeHots The AwesomeHots Country / Folk

The AwesomeHots are an Irreverant Parlour Folk duo from Whiskeytown, Alberta. They invent musical instruments like the Hamperwriter (half laundry hamper, half typewriter) and ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
The Doll Sisters The Doll Sisters Bluegrass / Celtic / Folk

When you hear The Doll Sisters, you'll recognize them. They put their own style into anything they play. The girls (Jenna & Shelby), would ... Read more

Rocky Mountain House, AB
The Joe The Joe Alternative / Dance / Pop / Rap

A member of the illustrious OLD UGLY Recording Co. contingent. Joe Gurba is a tesla coil. Owner of OLD UGLY Recording Co., Writer of Fiction ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
The Lytics The Lytics Rap

The Lytics are a five piece hip-hop outfit from Winnipeg, Canada and comprised of 3 emcees (Andrew "A-nice" Sannie, Mungala "Munga" Londe, Anthony "Ashy" ... Read more

Winnipeg, MB
The Plain Janes Bluegrass / Folk / Rock

The Plain Janes (formerly the Vissia Sisters) are quite the opposite of what the name suggests.  Far from plain, this group of young women ... Read more

Stony Plain, AB
Wayne Defehr Electronic

Wayne Defehr displays his sonic prowess on his laptop. Read more

Edmonton, AB
White Lightning White Lightning Rock

White Lightning is an Edmonton based three-piece modern rock band, likened to The Strokes, KC & the Sunshine Band, and Phoenix. Their sound is ... Read more

Edmonton, AB