For us, music is a way life, and we are pleased to offer Edmonton a new place where music can be discovered and appreciated. in 2015, 99ten hosted the very first show at our festival; a sold out HUMANS show. Keep your eyes peeled for more performances in this exciting venue!
105 street, Jasper ave
Beaver Hills Park on Jasper ave is a beautiful and underutilized park right in the heart of downtown. It will once again host the popular “Produce in the Park”; an afternoon of live music from some of Edmonton’s top electronic producers.
Brixx has been a venue for UP+DT since its inception in 2013. Since that time they have hosted many great UP+DT shows such as Black Mastiff, Langage Arts, Claptone and many more! You can count on Brixx once again to deliver an exciting lineup for 2016!
Cask and Barrel are locally owned and believe in Edmonton’s Downtown community. Cask strives to contribute to the growth by creating a unique venue where people can meet, mingle, and unwind. Past performances include Jr. Gone Wild’s Mike McDonald and D.O.A.’s own Joey “Shithead” Keithley.
CKUA Radio network is a community-supported, Alberta broadcasting service and Canadian cultural icon. Their beautiful performance space seats 150 patrons and will feature live on-air broadcasts.
UP+DT is proud to partner once again with the DECL with the addition of their space which will be used for the weekend! The space is a cozy space for performances and have hosted The Sumner Brothers, Swear by the Moon, and Soley. You can’t miss the room’s great “I ♥ DT” neon sign which adds a great ambiance to the space!
10318 – 100 ave
For a second year, we are proud to announce the historic Freemasons Hall as a venue for UP+DT 2016. The four-storey gothic designed building, built in 1930, will be a key venue with this years festivities. Last year the space saw acts such as Dupletika, Port Juvee and the Wet Secrets.
The historic McDougall Church brings together a community that is spiritually alive, diverse, and inclusive, and music that is rich in heritage, and contemporary in style.
A pocket park along Edmonton’s whimsical 104 Street will once again host a FREE all-ages concert on the Saturday during the festival.
The Ski Lodge at Rocky Mountain Icehouse is the perfect venue. This gorgeous section of our bar is hidden from the public behind rolling sectional log walls and fireplaces, providing the same stunning décor and cuisine as the restaurant but separated from the rest of the bar.
The Needle Vinyl Tavern is Edmonton’s newest live music venue with restaurant and bar. If you love live local music and want to enjoy it in a comfortable, casual atmosphere with some of the best food in Edmonton, this is the place to be. And the greatest part is that our music venue is right in the core of downtown Edmonton.
The Starlite Room is a private live entertainment venue founded in 2004 which operates exclusively for our members and their guests (please see the memberships page for more information). The Starlite Room is open to all genres and walks of life and follows the rich musical history begun by previous incarnations in the same building such as the Bronx, the Rev and Lush. The building which houses the Starlite Room was designed by Herbert Magoon and George Heath MacDonald, two of Edmonton’s most prolific architects and was constructed in 1925 by the Salvation Army.