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Live Music Venues to Feel the Beat

A dark room punctuated by bright lights. The hustle and bustle of people making their way through the crowd.  Your favourite drink in hand while you bop to a new, perhaps soon to be favourite, band.  If that sounds like the sort of night you’ve been craving, we’ve got some places for you.

These are the live music venues that we recommend you take in when you next make your way to Edmonton!

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The Starlight Room

Original owner and founder, Oliver Friedman, had a vision of creating a place for alternative subculture.  More than 30 years later, The Starlite Room is still going strong welcoming people from all walks of life to join together in a love of music and community.  

Located downtown in the historical Old Citadel Building constructed in 1925, the club has hosted performances from thousands of artists including Questlove, Marianas Trench, Feist to name a familiar few.  Performances are 18+ for the most part, so it will be night to leave the kids at home.

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Station on Jasper

At Station, live entertainment and a delectable menu meet exceptional customer service all geared towards putting music into peoples’ hearts.  There’s music everyday, including during brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

It’s not always just music, the occasional comedy show is also a feature, along with burlesque and even dance lessons?  Yes!  Every Tuesday, come out for SBK (salsa, bachata and kizomba) and learn the basics of these fun dance styles.  Plus, it’s Taco Tuesday every week – the perfect combo to fuel your dancing.

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Union Hall

For a more raucous night out, Union Hall is your go-to.  There is no specific genre featured, so keep watching their website and social for upcoming acts.  Even though it is an intimate venue, Union Hall hosts artists on tour from all over the world.  

Located in south Edmonton with lots of parking, choose a designated driver or arrange for transportation so that you can take advantage of bottle service with top-shelf spirits or a good ‘ol bucket of beer.  Shows generally take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, although sometimes during the week, as well.  

While the majority are 18+, some shows are designated for all ages, a perfect opportunity to share the thrill of live music at a small venue with your tweens or teens.

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Blues on Whyte

Classic. Iconic. An institution.  Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that Blues on Whyte is THE place to go for live music, especially if you are a fan of the blues.  But even if you’re not, the venue hosts a variety of acts like dueling piano playing act, The Dueling Divas, and tribute bands honoring the likes of QUEEN and ACDC.

The amazing location near Gateway Boulevard and 82nd (Whyte Avenue) is dead centre in Old Strathcona.  The area is well-known for being the most charming and eclectic in the entire city.  Shop and dine during the day… drink, dance and socialize during the evening.  There’s no better spot in the entire city to plan for a night out.

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The “1,2, 3 Pick Your Rewards”, Terms and Conditions and Blackout Dates 

Rewards Program campaign dates

Reward package available to book from January 5, 2022 for stays to December 31, 2024 for rewards except for possible blackout dates. At present there are no blackout dates scheduled.

Rewards are subject to while supplies last.  Substitutions of equivalent kind, value may be made as necessary.  Rewards are non-transferable, no cash value, no cash back.

  • Rewards are non-transferable, non-exchangeable, have no cash value, no cash back.
  • Rewards cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.
  • Reward deal is net non-commissionable.

Blackout dates

At present there are no blackout dates scheduled. 

In the event blackout dates are scheduled, any guest who makes a booking for a hotel stay during the blackout period prior to the blackout period being named will receive the rewards they are booked for. 

Rewards Program offerings

Book one night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of three $50 rewards excluding blackout dates:

  • $50 Gas Card or
  • $50 Prepaid Mastercard, or
  • $50 Ultimate Dining Card

Book two night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of five reward packages excluding blackout dates:

  • $150 prepaid MasterCard, or
  • $75 Gas card and $75 MasterCard, or
  • $75 Gas card and $75 Ultimate Dining Card, or

Book three night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of four reward packages excluding blackout dates:

  • Three Night Reward 1: $225 Prepaid Mastercard
  • Three Night Reward 3: $75 Ultimate Dining Card + $75 Prepaid Mastercard + $75 Gas Card

One choice of reward per stay. 

Guest must be 18 years of age or older at time of redemption. 

Prepaid Mastercard’s can be used for online purchases only. In Canada, prepaid Mastercard’s cannot be used at any retail outlet (including your hotel) with point-of-sale systems.

Rewards distribution

Rewards will be emailed directly to guests within 48 hours of Edmonton’s Best Hotels confirming their check-in.  Rewards are not provided by the hotel’s front desk.   All rewards are sent electronically. 


Guest must reserve a minimum of 24 hours prior to arrival.

Rewards are NOT available for reservations made less than 24 hours in advance of arrival.

Reservations made directly with hotels and not through Edmonton’s Best Hotels are not eligible for rewards. No exceptions. Rewards are only provided to guests who book through Edmonton’s Best Hotels online booking platform.  Booking reservation confirmations will have Edmonton’s Best Hotels branding on them. Rewards not provided for hotel reservations during specified blackout dates.

Reservations cannot be extended by hotels for additional rewards.

Guests may add a night to an existing one-night deal reservation and receive additional rewards if the request is made a minimum of 24 hours in advance of arrival.

Booking terms and conditions

Rewards provided for more than one night, must be for consecutive nights under one registration under one name at one property. In addition, no more than up to three consecutive nights will be honoured. If a guest checks in for three days and then checks out and re-checks in for the next day, this is considered a consecutive night booking even if the second booking is made at different hotel.  

There must be a minimum of three days between bookings.

Multiple reservations for the same person for the same night(s) is considered a double booking and only one of those bookings will be eligible for rewards. For example, if a guest books two nights on x and y date and then makes another two-night booking for the same dates at the same hotel or another hotel, EBH considers this a double booking and will honour rewards for only one of those bookings. 

Is there a limit on the number of bookings I make on different dates?  Edmonton Best Hotels welcomes repeat business.  Some of our guests visit Edmonton every month.  Please note as stated earlier there must be a minimum of three days between bookings. Please also note stated blackout dates.

Cancelling and date changes to reservations

If a guest wants to cancel or change the dates of their booking.

What if I want to cancel my booking?  Edmonton Best Hotels must cancel your booking (not the hotel).  If you want to cancel, contact info@edmh.ca and let us know.  We will cancel your booking and send you a cancellation number for your records.  Please do not cancel directly with the hotel.

What if I want to change the dates of my booking?  You must contact Edmonton Best Hotels at info@edmh.ca and let us know you want to make a date change.  Your original booking must be cancelled first.  You will receive a cancellation number for your records.  Then, you must rebook for your new dates.  The hotel nor Edmonton’s Best Hotels cannot make date changes to the original booking.  Please note this does not guarantee you will receive the same hotel rate when you rebook for different dates.

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