Music is such an integral part of the culture in Old Strathcona. While you're walking from shop to shop, you can hear music floating out of store fronts, patios, and passing by cars. Buskers keep the energy up while you wait for cross lights. Besides actual songs, the experience of walking along Whyte Avenue wouldn't be the same without loud motorcycles and bike bells.
Make a point to see live music in Old Strathcona:
- Yardbird Suite - Corner of 102 Street & 86 Avenue
The go-to place for jazz since 1957! Yes, a whopping 57 years. You know it's good.
- Pawn Shop - 10551 Whyte Avenue
Whether it's banging your head to some metal or dancing the night away to Electro, The Pawn Shop has something for everyone.
- Wunderbar - 8120-101 Street
This tiny hole-in-the-wall bar can really pack a punch when it comes to live shows.
- Blues on Whyte - 10329 Whyte Avenue
A blues institution in the Commercial Hotel for forty years.