YYC Music Program

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The YYC Music Program aims to support local Calgarian musicians while elevating the guest experience. Our talented group of local artists have been playing regularly throughout the terminal since November and have serenaded our guests for over 550 hours. Our artists are recruited and scheduled using an online platform called StageHand, where we book over 150 slots per month. This high-traffic environment has given these artists a unique opportunity to further their careers by playing for thousands of passengers, while making memorable moments for our guests. Passenger feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to expanding the music program to reach more guests.

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Photo of Aaron Pollock

Aaron Pollock

Over the past few years, Pollock’s established himself as a successful solo artist and songwriter, with over 700 songs in his catalogue, and an increasingly higher profile both in Canada and south of the border; winning the “Songwriter of the Year” award at the 2021 Country Music Alberta awards (for co-writing “Every Little Town” by The Prairie States), landing his first iTunes #1 for his co-write of “All Over It” by Ben Chase in January 2019, gaining recognition from the Nashville Songwriters Association as ‘One to Watch’ in 2017, and working extensively with a variety of established and emerging artists including CCMA nominated duo, Leaving Thomas, among others. Pollock has also flourished as a recording artist and performer in his own right, sharing stages with the likes of Brett Kissel, Jocelyn Alice, and Shawn Hook, and being chosen as a participant for the prestigious, Alberta-based artist development competition ‘Project WILD’.

Genre: Blues, soul & rock

Fun Fact: As a child I was a member of the "Bat Conservation Society of Canada". I was really into bats.

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Ben Gordon Tagseth 

Session work: Craig Moreau; Every now and Then (produced by Tim Williams), The Daredevil Kid (recorded at the Congress House Studio in Austin, Texas - produced by Mark Hallman), A Different Kind of Train (recorded at the Rebeltone Ranch and Congress House Studios - produced by Leeroy Stagger and Mark Hallman). Ben's discography; Walking a Fine Line (2010 - produced by Kirill Telichev), Burn it Down EP (2016 - produced by Kirill Telichev), Heya Hey EP (upcoming - produced by Kirill Telichev). Visit bgandtheinferno.com to learn more.

Genre: Pop/Roots/Americana



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Carly Reirson 

Carly is a singer/songwriter based out of Calgary, AB. Last year, she took home the YYC Music Award for "Blues Recording of the Year," for her blues single, "Crooner Sing To Me"

Genre: Folk/Blues

Fun Fact: Besides music, Carly's hobbies include thrifting, baking and movies.

 Available for online and driveway concerts. Contact


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Ollee Owens

Raised in a small prairie town, Ollee grew up in a musical family where the sounds of southern rock, country, gospel and blues could often be heard on playing on her Dad’s stereo. These collective influences have been a driving force in shaping her as a singer/songwriter. The sound produced from her has been described as being unexpectedly pronounced, chilling, and soulful.  Visit olleeowens.com to learn more.

Genre: Roots/Folk/Blues

Fun Fact: In elementary school, I spent my recess and lunch time sparring with the boys on the playground. One of them went on to become a professional UFC fighter. I like to think I am the prime reason for his success. 

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Darcy Stamp

Calgary-born Darcy Stamp has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists, including Josh Groban George Canyon, Tyler Connelly, among many others. An established sideman in the recording studios of Nashville and Calgary, he's played on well over one hundred albums, performing multiple genres and styles. Darcy has performed live at prestigious venues such as the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian, as well as appearing for an extended engagement at Disney Epcot. Stamp is currently recording and producing his first album as a classical crossover violinist featuring pop/rock instrumentals of original compositions and re-imagined iconic songs. Visit darcystamp.com to learn more.

Genre: Classical-crossover violinist

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Devin Cooper 

Originally from Innisfail, AB, Devin Cooper's unique sound creatively blends influences from country, blues and rock and roll. His live shows are guaranteed to deliver, with raw storytelling lyrics and killer guitar licks that provide a dynamic performance. Visit devincoopermusic.com to learn more.

Genre: Country Rock

Fun Fact: I attended SAIT and became a 3rd Class Power Engineer before pursuing music full time.



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James Campbell

Jiggity James is a country-folk artist with roots in Guelph, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta. His sound is a hearty blend of country western, rag-time and bluegrass, drawing on old influences from favourites such as Neil Young, Elvis, Pokey Lafarge, and Old Crow Medicine Show. Visit jiggityjames.com to learn more.

Genre: Country/folk


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Josh Williams

Josh Williams is a 25 year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Edmonton, Alberta. He is completely self-taught and plays a number of instruments entirely by ear. His love for music has taken him all over the world and he continues to perform and tour. After leaving a football scholarship at Simon Fraser University, he auditioned and was accepted into the Prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He endeavours to create and share positive, meaningful music that will inspire and provoke thought around the world. Visit joshuaanthonywilliams.com to learn more.

Fun Fact: Josh is currently becoming a Fire Fighter with the Calgary Fire Department.


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Justine Vandergrift   

From Lacombe, Alberta, Justine is a songwriter who loves to improvise vocally and on guitar with new/old songs. I love performing my own material and playing around with old country/folk tunes with the odd soul/pop song in the mix. Her three studio releases reveal a clear, rich and emotive voice and finely-tuned song-craft. Justine deepens her artistry in her new country roots album “Stay.” Visit justinevandergrift.com to learn more.

Genre: Roots/Country

Fun Fact: Justine is just under six feet and enjoys athletics almost as much as songs. When she's finished with her music career she looks forward to a career in a senior's volleyball league as well as entering dart throwing competitions.

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Ken Stead

Ken Stead already has a firm foothold in the Canadian roots community, having graced the grassy stages and sessions of Edmonton Folk Fest, Canmore Folk Fest, and North Country Fair, as well as rowdier venues like Main Stage Big Valley Jamboree, the Calgary Stampede Coke Stage and Wild Mountain Festival. Whether playing solo, or with his 5 piece band, Ken Stead makes every room feel like home. A generous demeanor, a delicate wit, and an empathetic understanding of audiences of all shapes, his performances are as true and honest as the songs themselves. Visit kenstead.net to learn more.

Genre: Singer/songwriter, Rock



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Marcus Trummer

Encompassing the guitar playing of blues greats such as B.B. King, the singing of legends like Otis Redding and the musicality of bands like the Allman Brothers Band, Marcus Trummer’s award-winning songwriting features a sound led by riff-driven guitar work and honest storytelling, anchored in soulful, southern inspired vocals.Visit marcustrummerband.bandcamp.com to learn more.

Genre: Blues, soul & rock

Fun Fact: Marcus has always been interested in airplanes and may get distracted while performing at YYC watching them take off... 

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Photo of Megan Dawson

Megan Dawson 

Megan Dawson is a singer/songwriter from Calgary, AB. Her newest release, “Golden Hour” (2020) was co-produced by Dawson alongside pop/EDM producer Something Wild (Calgary), to bring a mid-2000’s pop style to her modern pop/country sound. The song has reached over 47,000 streams on Spotify since its release. In late 2019, Dawson was a participant in Canada's Music Incubator’s Artist Entrepreneur West professional development program at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre. Dawson is currently wrapping up being a participant in the RBC Launchpad Entrepreneur program and is in the studio working on the release of new music within 2021. Visit megandawsonmusic.com to learn more.

Genre: Pop/Country

Fun Fact: I am an extreme tea lover!

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Sidney May Weich

Sidney May Weich is a singer/songwriter from Calgary Alberta who has a specialty for writing songs with character and catchy hooks. Her hybrid sound of folk and pop along with her honesty in writing makes her songs irresistible. Sidney has played all over western Canada and is currently working on her debut EP. Visit sidneymay.bandcamp.com to learn more.

Genre: Folk/Pop  

Fun Fact: Along with writing songs, I am also a huge reader and writer of poetry! I would love to publish a book of poems one day. Richard Siken is my favorite poet. 



Photo of Sonia Deleo

Sonia Deleo

With soul in her bones and a fierce but gentle love in her heart, Sonia gives a passionate and honest performance. Her songs are both lyrically potent and melodically interesting; a slick mix of folk, soul and pop. When you mix all of that with her dynamic vocal range, what you get is a sound you'll want to hear again and again.  Visit soniadeleo.com to learn more.

Genre: Folk/soul/pop

Fun Fact: Sonia is also an actor and voiceover artist. You never know when she might pop up on your screen! 

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