Call for Bands!

Deadline for submissions: July 7, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

This is where Amplify gets loud! The Show is BACK for its eighth edition this fall, as Amplify presents The Show 9.0. There are limited spots avaliable from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., on Friday, September 27, 2024. The Show 9.0 is for slightly more experienced musicians who want to step up their game and have the chance to play on a larger stage with lights, a fancy sound check—the whole rock star deal!

Rules and Regulations

  • Both bands and solo artists are welcome, however, preference will be given to bands.
  • The Show 9.0 will be curated by the Amplify Advisory Committee.
  • Participants must be between Grade 7 to age 21.
  • Chosen musicians must be available to perform on Friday, September 27, 2024, including participating in a soundcheck that afternoon. (Don't worry if you haven't done a soundcheck before. We will guide you through the process.)
  • Artists will be expected to perform a 25 minute set.
  • Deadline for all submissions is July 7, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Selections will be made July 11, 2024, and announced shortly after.


The Show is not a workshop or an adjudicated performance. Instead, it's real life experience! Musicians will be walked through a professional sound check with knowledgeable techs, learn how to excel in a 'festival' style performance with a quick turn over and be able to practice their presentation and perfomance abilities in front of a crowd of their peers. The Show gives local artists the motivation to hone their skills and the rewards of working hard to put on a great show.  The result? More confident youth and more talented local musicans, who are ready to take the next step in their careers.

Amplify's goals are to:

  • Empower young artists
  • Support all youth in expressing their creativity
  • Celebrate youth culture
  • And showcase the richness and diversity of a new generation

To learn more about Amplify, please visit our goals and objectives page.

How To Apply!

To apply to perform at The Show 9.0, please fill out and submit the form below.

Call for Musicians - Application Form

Fields with an * are required.

Please note the following: 1) This personal information is being collected under the authority of Section 33 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.A., 2000 and will be used to process your inquiry. It will be treated in accordance with the privacy protection provisions of Part 2 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have any questions about the collection, contact the FOIP Coordinator. 2) The City does not respond to anonymous enquiries/submissions, malicious submissions, or submissions containing inappropriate or profane language; those received will be discarded by staff.

First and last name.

If you are applying as a band, what is your band's name?

If you are applying as a solo act, what is your stage name?

Chosen musicians must be available to perform on Friday, October 20, 2023, including participating in a soundcheck, which will take place Friday afternoon.
Are you available to participate/perform on Friday, October 20, 2023?

If you have questions, please contact Kathleen Bell, Community Cultural Coordinator at 780-905-1152 or

Last edited: May 23, 2024