how to get wide cut

Three Days, 5 Venues, More than 30 acts and 59 performances -what a start! How many will you see?


Part of how Wide Cut Weekend was born were ideas about getting people to check out bands or venues they maybe haven't experienced before. You're encouraged to hop around between venues and see acts in different places. To make this easier, we've partnered with The Bass Bus to help you get from venue-to-venue and show-to-show. The Bass Bus will run in a loop between Ironwood, Downtown Venues, and Mikey's so you can hop on and hop off where you like. This is a free service that will be included as part of your festival experience. You'll receive a festival passport to collect stamps at all five venues. If you make it to all five throughout the weekend, you will be entered in a draw for a prize package. Passports will be available at all the venues.


Tickets are now available for purchase at venues and are no longer being sold online. We will not be mailing physical tickets for those who have purchased online. Your name will be on a list at Wine-Ohs and each of the venues during the festival so you can pickup at your first stop. We will also be selling wristbands at The Palliser Hotel on Friday and Saturday. 

If you prefer to only attend one venue, cover charge is $20 until 10 p.m. Admittance will be based on capacity. 

wristband pickup

Wristbands are available for pickup and purchase at any of the venues during the festival. 

bass bus

The Bass Bus will be making a loop between the venues roughly every 30 minutes. It will run from 5pm-midnight both Friday & Saturday of the festival. This is a free service provided by the festival and Bass Bus. 


We've partnered with the historic Fairmount Palliser in downtown Calgary for the festival. Rooms can be booked at the special rate of $149 with $6 parking and free wifi. We have a limited number of rooms set aside. For booking instructions email us at info (at) 

schedule & artist bios

See schedule details and artist bios right here on our website.