This year, to celebrate Jasper in January's third decade of winter revelry, the festival is about to get a whole lot louder. A new series of free live shows featuring acclaimed musicians and comedians are coming to the mountains, and with performances every weekend of the festival there's no shortage of nighttime entertainment.
The entrance to all shows is free, and based on a first come, first served basis. As such, we recommend arriving on time. No ticket or wristband needed excluding for the Sloan show*.
*SLOAN SHOW To kick-off the 30th anniversary celebration, we are hosting Sloan at the Fairmont JPL on Friday, January 11, 2019. For this special show, Tourism Jasper will be releasing “free tickets” on Ticketbud on Friday December 21, 2018 at 10am MST. Visit the website for more information. Maximum of 2 tickets per transaction. All tickets are general admission. Please note that visitors will not gain access to the Sloan show without a Ticketbud ticket.
Meet the Musicians
Jan. 11 from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
This beloved Toronto-based rock/power pop quartet from Halifax, Nova Scotia has released 12 full-length albums, two EPs, a live album, a greatest hits album and more than 30 singles. The band has received nine Juno Award nominations, winning one. *Note: this is the only show of the J in J After Dark lineup that requires a ticket, which can be reserved for free here. - SOLD OUT!
Jan. 19 at the Jasper Royal Canadian Legion. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m.
Frequently compared to contemporaries like Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, The Clash and more, this Canadian alternative rock band's power pop style is hard not to love.
Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. during the ATCO Street Party
Fusing two fresh-off-the-mountain electronic music addicts, Tim and Dave pump out turbo-funk-boosted hit records. Hailing from the world famous ski town of Whistler, this dynamic duo loves shredding fresh power almost as much as they love smashing out hit records in the studio. Their high energy live shows often feature snow machines, loud retro ski gear and funky musical genres spanning bassline house to black-diamond twerk.
Jan. 18 at the Atha-B Nightclub. Doors open 8 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m.
This five-piece Canadian rock band draws on Canada’s rich, cultural mosaic to create a super fun blend of hard rock, pop, new wave, folk, and blues combined with bagpipes! Onstage, they consistently thrill fans with their one-of-a-kind live show that bursts with energy and positive vibes. Rocking bagpipes, crunching guitars, a hip-shaking rhythm section, and boundless energy makes for an unforgettable show.
Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 26 at 9 p.m. at the Whistle Stop Pub.
Rooted in the heart of smalltown life and based in Golden B.C, with John Jenkins on vocals, electric guitar, and harmonica, Jackson Baker on bass and vocals, and Matt Downie on drums.
Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. and Jan. 19 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Evil Dave's Grill
Girls Club has been elevating the DJ landscape in Western Canada with a strong dose of femme for almost 10 years. Disco, house, pop with a dash of hip-hop and a lot of bass. Their speciality: discovering obscure singles and remixes, previously ignored albums and foreign imports. Playing them overlapped, non-stop so you dance until you drop.
Jan. 20 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marmot Basin Corona Tent
Thomas Culture is a DJ, promoter and event producer living and working in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Jan. 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. at the Whistle Stop Pub
The charm of early Honky-Tonk dancehall shuffles meets the in-your-face approach of the Bakersfield sound. Sean Burns plays his brand of traditional country music with attitude. Continuing to tour relentlessly across Canada and into the United States, the Winnipeg based country music enthusiast delivers from the heart performances of songs written with highway miles and heartbreak.
Jan. 11 at the Atha-B Nightclub. Doors open 8 p.m., show starts 9 p.m.
Between releasing three singles and three music videos, this high-energy rock band from Edmonton have performed over 80 shows in the last 12 months in Canada and the United States. They were also nominated for Adult Alternative Recording of the Year for “Bright Lights” at the Edmonton Music Awards during this time. Their dedication to a fast and exciting rock show continues to capture the attention of audiences everywhere.
Jan. 25 at the Atha-B Nightclub. Doors open 8 p.m., show starts 9 p.m.
As one of Alberta's most beloved rock cover bands, this band appeals to a vast and eclectic demographic.
Jan. 26 at 12 p.m. at the Marmot Basin Corona Tent
Riki Rocket has been a professional in the music industry since 2002; as a promoter, presenter, producer and international DJ. Specializing in vocal and electro house, bassline, mashups and indie dance. Originally from the UK and now residing in Canada, she was nominated for best female DJ at the prestigious Golden Handbag Awards and is the resident Dj for Flygirl Productions in Vancouver. Riki plays to the crowd and delivers to packed out clubs and continues to be at the top of her game.
Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Marmot Basin Corona Tent
This groove rock band entertains audiences through loud vibrations and excessive flailing. Rooted in British Columbia. After only 16 months since inception, The Carbons has spread like wildfire throughout Canada. Inspired by blues, funk, reggae, and a whole lotta dirty rock and roll. Elevated by meaningful lyrics and memorable melodies, The Carbons share their message of living with purpose and pursuing your passions with with meticulous contemplation and deliberate behaviour.