Best Place for Live Music: Ironwood Stage & Grill

Captured by  Neil Zeller

Captured by Neil Zeller

Found in Calgary’s most historic neighbourhood, the Ironwood Stage & Grill is the ultimate live music venue situated in Inglewood with a history of trend-setting music-makers having come through its doors. Country, indie, bluegrass, folk - artists from around the country come to share their best songs and performances for Calgarians to enjoy. The venue has regular shows throughout the week, some all ages events and delicious food to boot for all 150 potential guests. Among the inviting smells, sights and sounds found here every night of the week, you’ll hear musicians of all varieties playing on the Ironwood stage.

Relax with friends in this non-crowded venue and enjoy a few drinks while taking in the best artists, guitar players, singers and musicians travelling through. On popular nights, finding a table can be difficult, so call ahead and book your spot in advance. If you’re a musician, sign up for the Ironwood’s routine open mic nights or participate in their songwriters’ sessions to connect with local musicians. If you’re not musically talented but you love a good performance, take in a variety show or enjoy some local acts at this trendy joint, winning Best Concert Venue Under 500 People in past years. Visit the Ironwood Stage & Grill’s website for their upcoming schedule.

FIRST RUNNER UP: THE PALOMINO

SECOND RUNNER UP: THE BLUES CAN