The Collective

Vision Statement

The Listening Room is:

  • A unique and supportive artistic community where creativity and musical expression are nurtured through collaboration and authentic relationships.
  • An inclusive opportunity for local emerging artists and art appreciators.
  • A fun, respectful and safe environment.

The New Originals: Calgary’s Best New Songwriters

The New Originals: Calgary's Best New Songwriters

Every 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, The New Originals will showcase some of Calgary’s best emerging songwriters as they perform their original songs as well as share their influences and personal stories in the warm, intimate setting of Lolita’s Lounge. Each TNO event will feature 2 new, outstanding songwriters that you may not have heard before. The feature showcase will be followed by a unique Songwriter Open Stage, where even more, new original music will be shared in a great community setting. If you’re wondering where Calgary’s best new songwriters can be heard, join The New Originals community at Lolita’s!

  • Thursday Sept 21/17
  • Thursday Oct 5/17
  • Thursday Oct 19/17
  • Thursday Nov 2/17
  • Thursday Nov 16/17
  • Thursday Dec 7/17
  • Thursday Dec 21/17

Showcase 7:30 PM ($10 cover)  Songwriter Open Stage 9:00 PM ($5 contribution)

Dedicated To You: Classic Jazz Showcase & Vocal Jam

Dedicated To You: Classic Jazz Showcase & Vocal Jam

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, Dedicated to You will feature some of the Calgary’s best, emerging jazz vocalists and instrumentalists, performing with the outstanding Listening Room House Band, and hosted by the wonderful Deanne Matley. Following the featured artist showcase, our unique Vocal Jam will provide opportunities for other great, local jazz vocalists to share their talents, backed up by our great house band. If you’re looking for a unique opportunity to support local jazz artists and join a vibrant new community, check out Dedicated to You at Lolita’s!

  • Wednesday Sept 27/17
  • Wednesday Oct 11/17
  • Wednesday Oct 25/17
  • Wednesday Nov 8/17
  • Wednesday Nov 22/17
  • Wednesday Dec 13/17

Showcase 7:30 PM ($20 cover)  Vocal Jam 9:00 PM. ($5 contribution)