109 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3E6

Saturday May 18th, 2024

Start Time 9:00 pm

We’re back with an all-new Sled Island Rock Lotto on Saturday, May 18!

Join us at the Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club, where we’ll bring together 25 musicians from various backgrounds and draw names from a hat to form one-off bands for one night only, with less than 10 hours to write and perform new material!

Once again, this year’s event is focused on creating meaningful connections between musicians just starting their music journey in the city and artists more familiar with the Calgary music scene, with the goal of fostering a more diverse music ecosystem and increasing equitable access to creative opportunities for all.

Names have been drawn, and bands have been formed!


Mike Malkin (Hardcore Makeout)

Bella Ríos (Katibala Music Project)

Roel “CC” Vandebeld-Crough (DRI HIEV, bugswallow)

Karanveer Panesar (Madhuban Performing Arts)

Tyler Burton (Quit It!)


Neil Robinson (Squelch)

Ado Nkemka (A.N.)

Harry Casey (Hip Hip Thursday)

Quinn Weiske (Astronomy Ground)

Jennifer Crighton (Hermitess)


Colin McDonald (Lushings, Sub / / Cell)

Rachael Aliza John-West

Tyler Dove (Sunset Sabotage)

Ethan Muzychka (Cheer, Sub / / Cell)

Julie Olive (SHY FRiEND)


Kue Varo

Emerson Fraser

Eirik Hutchinson (Sub / / Cell)

Jamie McNamara (Witch Victim, BRIDGELAND)

Jed Stein (Jed Arbour)


Tobi Sinclair (Hip Hip Thursday)

Alexxa Pitch

Carlos Arteaga (State n Division)

Nate Lesco

Ella Haggis (Hip Hip Thursday)

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. If you would like to attend but ticket prices are a barrier, please contact info@sledisland.com.

Advance tickets go off sale at 5pm on Saturday, May 18!

Thanks to Calgary Arts Development for making this event possible!

Huge shout out to Becca Lowe for the poster art!

This is an 18+ event.

Sled Island acknowledges Calgary as the traditional territory of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Ĩyãħé Nakoda First Nations, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Goodstoney First Nations. Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta (Districts 5 and 6).