BandSwap YEG

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What is BandSwap YEG?

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Charity

100% of all money raised goes to Boyle Street Community Services to help the fantastic work they do with people in central Edmonton. Look at a year to year breakdown here.

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Music

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.

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Community

We like bringing musicians together over a short period of time to accomplish something wonderful. You can see some of our "alumni" here.

OUR 2019 SPONSORS:

+ A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO THE ARKELLS, SAID THE WHALE, AND MOTHER MOTHER

On September 5, 2015 we raised $444 at Brixx Bar & Grill.

$444

On November 26, 2016 we raised $1,253 at Brixx Bar & Grill.

$1,253

On November 25, 2017 we raised $1,796 at The Mercury Room.

$1,796

On November 24, 2018 we raised $2,810 at Bohemia.

$2,810

On October 5, 2019 we raised $4,882 at The Station on Jasper.

$4,882

That's a total of $11,185 so far.

$11,185

Read more about the charity we support here.

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.

Co-founded by Jon Capus (@JonCapus) and Sam Karras (@samandswiss), the current volunteer organizational team also includes MJ Cumine, Erin Dobbin, Max Foerster, and Jackie Muzichuk.

How it Works

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.

Heck, we've been Rick-Rolled before!

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!

KEEP IN THE KNOW.

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