It’s a new month in the City of Champions! Here’s a sneak peek of everything fun going on in your city. 

Did You Know: April marks 40 years of Edmonton’s LRT service. The train first hit the tracks on April 23, 1978.

One of Edmonton’s first LRT operators. (via Edmonton Journal)


April 5th:

It’s SONiC’s 13th birthday! Thank YOU for getting us here!

RIP Kurt Cobain (1967-1994). Hard to believe that this month marks the 24th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death.

RIP Layne Stanley (1967-2002. Gone too soon.

SONiC Live on Location with Shell. Join Taylor Smith and his puns!

April 7th:

SONiC Live on Location with Colonial Estates. Join Bryce on location and maybe even find your dream home. Exciting!

April 14th: 

11th Annual Record Store Day. Arcade Fire, David Bowie, Soundgarden and more have exclusive releases.

33rd Annual Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Howard Stern will induct Bon Jovi and Brandon Flowers will induct the Cars.

Win Butler of Arcade Fire’s 38th birthday!

(Photo by Josh Brasted/FilmMagic)

April 15th: 

Patrick Carney of the Black Key’s 38th birthday!

RIP Joey Ramone (1951-2001).

April 17th: 

Maynard James Keenan of Tool and A Perfect Circle’s 54th birthday!

April 20th: 

Happy 4:20!

April 21st: 

RIP Prince (1958-2016).

Robert Smith of the Cure’s 59th birthday!

April 22nd: 

Saw “Wow” Like Owen Wilson @ Churchill Square. It’s also Earth Day, so maybe pick up some garbage to and from Churchill? Planet Earth thanks you.

April 25th: The Beaches @ The Starlite Room 

April 29th: 

The Edmonton Music Collectors Spring Show @ Central Lions Recreation Hall

First Responders Half Marathon



April 1st: 

The White Stripe’s Elephant turns 15

The Black Key’s Thickfreakness turns 15

April 6th:

30 Seconds to Mars – AMERICA

Sloan – 12

Elton John – Restoration (tribute album featuring Queens of the Stone Age, Brandon Flowers, Coldplay, Florence & the Machine, Mumford and Sons and more.)

Tool’s Undertow turns 25

April 13th: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Gumboot Soup (they’re on tour with Queens of the Stone Age)

April 20th:

A Perfect Circle – Eat the Elephant

Bishop Briggs – Church of Scars

Pennywise – Never Gonna Die

April 22nd: Tokyo Police Club’s Elephant Shell turns 10

April 29th: Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Fever To Tell turns 15



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