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Calgary Folk Music Festival: Exclusive Interview [Ryland Moranz]

We sang, we swayed, and we savoured the unparalleled pureness and rawness of live folk music. Calgary Folk Music Festival 2018 came and passed in a whirlwind of energy, musical talent, and electrifying performances. Even better, we at Stmpdr (IG: @stmpdr) had the opportunity to interview a number of acts, such as Ryland Moranz (stay…

Exclusive Interview [Grapes of Wrath]

Who’s counting down the days to the 2018 Roundup Music Fest happening THIS Wednesday, July 11 at Shaw Millennium Park? We sure are. With Train headlining the event and Goo Goo Dolls, The Wallflowers, and Grapes of Wrath also performing, the music lineup couldn’t get better. Stmpdr had the opportunity this past week to chat…

Stmpdr Daily – July 8

3rd day in to the Calgary Stampede and already feeling overwhelmed? Like there’s just TOO many events happening at the same time? Don’t worry, we (IG: stmpdr) have once again compiled our Stmpdr Daily Top 6 Picks so you don’t have to. Read on and prepare to end weekend 1 of Stampede 2018 with a…

2018 Bell Live Series at the King Eddy

Are YOU ready? This July 6th-15th, the famous King Eddy returns for 10 days of live music during the stampede week! This historic venue will then officially re-open as a live music venue on July 20th- how exciting! A bit of History: The King Edward Hotel originally opened in 1905. In the 1980s, the Eddy…

Stmpdr Daily – July 7

Looking for something to do today at the Calgary Stampede (or perhaps instead of Stampede)? Look no further. We’ve rounded up our top picks for today. Call it our Stmpdr six. Have an awesome day! And don’t forget to follow us for all the daily happenings @stmpdr. Mexifest Mexifest is a family-oriented, multicultural arts and entertainment…

The Story Behind this Limited Edition Hat

‘Cowboy hat’ [Kou-boi hat], noun – The essential accessory to complete any Stampede outfit. From symbolizing Western hospitality to defining the North American cowboy, Smithbilt Hat’s Inc. has been providing Calgarians with the highest quality hats while cementing its legacy as the creator of the iconic Calgary White Hat. So what makes this white hat different? The…

Beer & Pie at the Toolshed Brewing Company

#YYCBeerWeek has now sadly come to an end. For 7 days, Calgarians enjoyed festivities, culture, and events- all celebrating beer. As beer fanatics ourselves, we couldn’t have been more stoked to partner with @beerguysyyc, who facilitated the week’s activities. An event that we found especially exciting was the Beer & Pie Pairing Event, hosted by…

AREPA BOSS: A First for Calgarians

  Exciting news, Calgary! We are stoked to spread the word about Arepa Boss, our city’s first ever Venezuelan Food Truck serving the traditional dish of Arepa (pronounced: “Ah-Ray-Pa”)! Your first question is probably: “What is Arepa?” Well, quoted directly from the Arepa Boss site (linked above), it is none other than “A delicious Gluten…

Calgary’s YYCBeerWeek Returns

Here are 3 Seriously Legendary Events You ABSOLUTELY Can’t Miss. Calgary’s largest city-wide beer festival, YYCBeerWeek, returns for year two, this June 4-10, and it’s already taking the city by storm. If you haven’t heard of it, you soon will. YYCBeerWeek started modestly in 2017 as a week-long craft beer festival which brings together Calgary brewers, chefs,…

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