Chinook Blast Opening Night – Olympic Plaza

Free Admission
Asset 1CB Opening Night Artists


Friday January 27, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Olympic Plaza
228 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
T2P 2M5


Proudly presented by our partners, BIG Winter Classic, Block Heater, and Ethnik Festivals, three artists will light up Olympic Plaza for Chinook Blast’s opening night!

Presented by BIG Winter Classic – Sunglaciers
Like their name might suggest, Sunglaciers’ music blurs the boundaries between dazzling indie-rock melodicism and icy post-punk experimentation. The band initially came together in 2017 as a collaboration between Mathieu Blanchard and Evan Resnik, both of whom handle an array of instruments.

Presented by Block Heater – K-Riz
K-Riz is part of a new generation of melodic MCs who can rap circles around their opponents and sing to their verses with equal aplomb. His brand of hip-hop is marked by sensitive, self-aware lyricism, ’90s-inspired R&B, and futuristic beats.

Listing the titans of R&B-inspired pop and jazz-oriented rap as his influences, from Stevie Wonder to Nas and Michael Jackson to J Dilla, the Toronto-born, Edmonton-based artist absorbs and spits out the specters of other eras while remaining spiritually in the present.

Presented by Ethnik Festivals – The Rondell Roberts Band
The Rondel Roberts Band is a soul band from Calgary, Alberta, that borrows from a variety of classic and modern genres such as 70’s soul, feel good funk, classic rock and golden era boom bap. TRRB adorns groove/backbeat oriented performances with contemporary original content and reinterpreted covered material that is bound to make listeners move.

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