Musicians needed for a flash-mob style concert


Get ready to perform alongside Ian Tyson

Arts Commons and The City of Calgary are proud to invite Calgarians for a free once-in-a-lifetime chance to perform alongside legendary Alberta musician Ian Tyson and 1,500 other musicians in a flash-mob style concert at Olympic Plaza on July 1st, 2017.

Whether you play guitar or ukulele, banjo or mandolin, acoustic or electric, pick or finger-style, Arts Commons is inviting you to a city-wide gathering of string instrument players to play Four Strong Windstogether on Olympic Plaza led by Alberta musician Ian Tyson and hosted by Tim Tamashiro.  Arts Commons is asking anyone and everyone who would like to participate to join the Facebook event and sign up through email.

“Picture yourself with your guitar or ukulele surrounded by hundreds of others as you strum and sing in unison with the legendary Ian Tyson. I can tell you that he is so stoked to be a part of this!” says host and local musician Tim Tamashiro. “You’ll be part of an incredible moment in Canadian history singing Alberta’s anthem. What will it sound like? What will it feel like? All I know is that I can’t wait to be there with you to find out.”

Four Strong Winds Sing n Strum with Ian Tyson is part of the City of Calgary’s Canada Day celebrations on Olympic Plaza.  You can view the Facebook live video here or for more information on all of the Canada Day celebrations in Calgary, please visit

What:               Four Strong Winds: Strum n Sing with Ian Tyson

When:              1:30pm introductions and rehearsal, 1:55pm performance

Where:             Olympic Plaza

Date:                July 1, 2017


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