Sled Island Rock Lotto 2024

The official poster for the Sled Island Rock Lotto. Colourful illustrated characters populate the poster. The characters are different shapes and sizes, and all have eyes, mouths, legs and feet. All other poster information can be found in the caption.

We're back with an all-new Sled Island Rock Lotto on Saturday, May 18!

Join us at the Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club, where we’ll bring together 25 musicians from various backgrounds and draw names from a hat to form one-off bands for one night only, with less than 10 hours to write and perform new material!

Once again, this year's event is focused on creating meaningful connections between musicians just starting their music journey in the city and artists more familiar with the Calgary music scene, with the goal of fostering a more diverse music ecosystem and increasing equitable access to creative opportunities for all.

The lineup of participating musicians will be announced in the coming weeks!

Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 26 at noon MDT. For more information and for tickets, visit

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. If you would like to attend but ticket prices are a barrier, please contact

Thanks to Calgary Arts Development for making this event possible!

Huge shout out to Becca Lowe for the poster art!