Challenging musicians to learn unfamiliar songs and cooperate over 24 hours hasn't failed so far. Think you're up the challenge? Here's a playlist of some of the past years' cover songs or read more about how everything works here.Sign Up
We like bringing musicians together over a short period of time to accomplish something wonderful. You can see some of our "alumni" here.
On September 5, 2015 we raised $444 at Brixx Bar & Grill.
On November 26, 2016 we raised $1,253 at Brixx Bar & Grill.
On November 25, 2017 we raised $1,796 at The Mercury Room.
On November 24, 2018 we raised $2,810 at Bohemia.
On October 5, 2019 we raised $4,882 at The Station on Jasper.
That's a total of $11,185 so far.
Learn a setlist of random cover songs with people you just met and then perform them - all within one day.
Founded in 2015, BandSwap YEG is a 24+ hour musical charity event based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
We put the random bands together on a Friday night and the participants put songs in a hat, drawing at random from a large set of possible bangers, weird deep cuts, or downright guilty pleasures.
The bands then have until Saturday night, when the show must go on, to learn, practice, and rehearse the material. We definitely encourage creativity with songs you may want to spice up, and no one expects you to go on stage knowing all the lyrics and notes perfectly.
Think you've got what it takes? Sign-ups open around a month prior to the event in the fall. Click here to see our sign-up form, or sign up for our newsletter below for more updates.
Want to know if anyone you know has risen to the challenge? Check out our Alumni page!