Drive Events

Every  year, CJSW lines up fun-filled events and activities so that you can support your favorite radio station alongside a large and unruly group of people just like you. This year we are hosting all sorts of good times PRE-Drive, as well as a couple of things during the Drive itself. Of course, we will have big kick-off and wind-up events that are not to me missed!

Take a look at what we’ve got planned:

Double Feature Kick Off Party, Wednesday October 16th

  • At the Globe Cinema (617 – 8th Ave. SW)
  • Rock & Roll High School featuring The Ramones, and Rock & Rule featuring music by Debbie Harry, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Cheap Trick & Earth, Wind & Fire
  • 7pm
  • $5
  • Refreshments!
  • DJ Adam Kamis (The Failed Pilot) spinning Rock & Roll awesomeness before & between films


Pre-drive events are being ‘hosted by programmers with the most-est’ around the city pre-drive to offer a bit of love and get you excited for funding drive fun! This is your chance to see their individual radio amazingness at a venue near you!

Monday, Oct 7th  YOGA @ Endeavour Arts (#200, 1209 – 1st St. SW)

  • 7pm – 8:30pm
  • Hosted by Royal Katie of Her Royal Opinion
  • Yang/Yin yoga
  • $5 minimum donation

Wednesday, Oct 9th  DJ MELTING POT @ Habitat Living Sound (1217 – 1st St. SW)

  • 9pm
  • Features DJs Double D, The Lotus Queen, 8-Bit Ninja, DJ Tokyo, and DJ Shenny
  • Presented by The Sublink
  • $10

Thursday, Oct 10th - LIVE JIVE @ Dickens Pub (1000 – 9th Ave. SW)

  • 9pm
  • Hosted by Teekay, DJ Swann and DJ Cosm
  • Featuring Natural Ensemble, Myriad, Humble Giants, Obey the Crooks, AYE, Verbal I, The Liberators, Jazzlib Collective, Tru Ly
  • Silent Auction with proceeds to CJSW!
  • $10

Thursday, Oct 10th PRETTY IN PUNK @ Bamboo (1201 – 1st St. SW)

  • Doors at 9 pm
  • Celebrating women in Calgary garage rock!
  • Featuring Hag Face, The Throwaways & Miesha Louie
  • Free!

Friday Oct 11th TOMBSTONE AFTER DARK LIVE @ The Oak Tree Tavern (124 – 10th St. NW)

  • Featuring DJs Daren, Keri & Leah spinning country & rockabilly favourites all night!
  • Classic Westerns on the big screen, drink specials
  • Free

Saturday October 12th@ The Palomino (109 – 7th Ave. SW)

  • Featuring The Mandates, Feel Alright album release & Spencer Jo & The Riverjacks
  • Hosted by Spencer of Pillage the Village
  • $5 – all proceeds to CJSW

Sunday, October 20th GUILTY PLEASURES NIGHT @ The Ironwood (1229 – 9th Ave SE)

  • Featuring “Guilty Pleasure” covers by The Lovebullies, Matt Masters, Steve Pineo, Kirby Sewell, Anne Loree, Mark Sadlier-Brown, The Ruminants, Jamie Gould of the Jamies, Jenny Allen & more….
  • 8:00 pm
  • All proceeds to CJSW!

Thursday, October 24th – CJSW Presents: 3rd Annual Night of the Long-Hairs @ Dickens Pub (1000 – 9th Ave. SW)

  • Featuring Sledgehammer Deathface, Occulus and Frightenstein
  • Hosted by Marcello from “60 Minutes in Hell”
  • Doors at 9 pm
  • $10