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Taking live music to the streets

Edmontonians can hit the streets to enjoy some live, orchestral music this summer.
Join the Edmonton Pops Orchestra along city streets for pop-up concerts--the same for ESO Outdoors. Photo: Edmonton Pops Orchestra

Starting August 5, ESO Outdoors takes to city streets; curated groups of Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) musicians performing classical, pops and Hollywood film score music for a performance-hungry public.

These concerts are Pay-What-You-Can but registration is required to attend. Though there's no physical tickets, interested patrons must RSVP to the Winspear's website for all concerts, or at to reserve your spots. For the concert in St. Alberta at the Arden Theatre Plaza (Aug 5), go through the Arden Theatre's website. 

Another city favourite, the Edmonton Pops Orchestra brings Orchestra on Wheels to city streets this summer too, with pop-up performances of classic tunes and original stories. The first performance is this Sunday, July 18 at 5 p.m. in Belgravia, at the park across the street from 7318 118 St NW.

Next up is a pop-up show in Inglewood, Sat. July 24 at 4 p.m. at 1618 123 St. NW and in St. Albert, Sun. Aug 8 at 3 p.m. at 11 Walnut Pl.

A final show goes Sun. Aug 22 at 4 p.m. in Crawford Plains, 3527 12a Ave. NW.