In 2009, the Common began as a club where Edmonton’s musical sub-culture thrived, offering a welcoming house-party vibe. Music lovers and community builders alike embraced The Common and the refreshing outlook it brought to Edmonton’s food and night life scene. It has since grown to be a beloved supper club staple for the people of YEG. Open for lunch, dinner, late night eats and dancing – the Common is always full of Edmontonians looking for an exceptional time.

Regrettably, over the past year the number of Edmonton’s independent venues has shrunk, and a problem arose for music lovers – where can we go to experience live acts in an intimate setting with others who appreciate underground culture and first-class audio? Where are we going to experience one of those transformative nights when a show is the spark for new friendships, bonded over evoked emotions and satisfying sounds?

In the fall of 2015, we opened the doors of 99ten, the new underground space on the block, to fill the void left behind by closing venues. For us, music is a way life, and we felt a responsibility to give Edmonton a new place where music can be discovered and appreciated.

“It’s a fully floating sound room — none of the walls or pillars touches the foundation of the building,” says Rob Clarke, one of the owners of 99ten and The Common. “So the sound doesn’t bounce around or leak out. It’s like a recording studio.”

The upcoming events booked for the new venue event space make it home to a variety of music genres. Visit on Fridays and you’ll most likely find yourself dancing to live DJs playing house, bass or techno music. We reserve many Saturday nights for live bands and have one-off events like Drag Queen Bingo, Hip Hop Karaoke or Comedy during the week.

Looking for a space to host an event? Our 126-person venue is also available for private bookings. Equipped with chic seating areas and a stage, it’s perfect for all event types, such as industry premieres, corporate gatherings, product launches, holiday receptions, and more. The space bids a number of configurations, depending on event requirements. Email kyla@thecommon.ca for more information. 

 

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