Sled Island 2014 - Calgary Concert Photographer

Every year in June, I take a little break from weddings and spend a week at my favourite music festival in the city, Sled Island. Last year, the festival had to be cancelled half way through because of flooding, so everyone involved this year was really itching to for it to happen.I have been on the Photo Crew with the festival for 5 years now, and every year I say that it makes me a better photographer. Oh, and every year, if I am shooting one of the Olympic Plaza shows, I promise you it will absolutely pour rain! One of my other favourite parts of the festival is that you can feel like your at a completely different festival every, single night. On Tuesday and Wednesday night I was at Commonwealth Stage & Bar for a variety of Rock bands. On Thursday I enjoyed three experimental laptop artists Central United Church (my favourite venue by the way). On Friday I shot some great Folk Rock in the pouring rain at Olympic Plaza. And finally on Saturday I was at Dickens for some Stoner Metal. Here are some of my favourite shots for the whole week.

Ayoo Angie playing Commonwealth Stage and Bar at Sled Island 2014

Ayoo Angie playing Commonwealth Stage and Bar at Sled Island 2014

Ayoo Angie playing Commonwealth Stage and Bar at Sled Island 2014

Ayoo Angie playing Commonwealth Stage and Bar at Sled Island 2014

Blitzen Trapper playing Olympic Plaza at Sled Island 2014

Blitzen Trapper playing Olympic Plaza at Sled Island 2014

Blitzen Trapper playing Olympic Plaza at Sled Island 2014

Blitzen Trapper playing Olympic Plaza at Sled Island 2014

Bry Webb playing Olympic Plaza at Sled Island 2014

Bry Webb playing Olympic Plaza at Sled Island 2014

Bry Webb playing Olympic Plaza at Sled Island 2014

Bry Webb playing Olympic Plaza at Sled Island 2014

Oneohtrix Point Never playing Central United Church at Sled Island 2014

Oneohtrix Point Never playing Central United Church at Sled Island 2014

Crowd at Olympic Plaza Sled Island 2014

Crowd at Olympic Plaza Sled Island 2014

Crowd at Olympic Plaza Sled Island 2014

Crowd at Olympic Plaza Sled Island 2014

Crowd at Olympic Plaza Sled Island 2014

Crowd at Olympic Plaza Sled Island 2014

Crowd at Olympic Plaza Sled Island 2014

Crowd at Olympic Plaza Sled Island 2014

Rainbow after storm at Olympic Plaza Sled Island 2014

Rainbow after storm at Olympic Plaza Sled Island 2014

Dramatic Sunset over Olympic Plaza crowd at Sled Island 2014

Dramatic Sunset over Olympic Plaza crowd at Sled Island 2014

Disappears bassist playing Commonwealth Stage and Bar at Sled Island 2014

Disappears bassist playing Commonwealth Stage and Bar at Sled Island 2014

Disappears bassist playing Commonwealth Stage and Bar at Sled Island 2014

Disappears bassist playing Commonwealth Stage and Bar at Sled Island 2014

Disappears playing Commonwealth Stage and Bar at Sled Island 2014

Disappears playing Commonwealth Stage and Bar at Sled Island 2014

Earthless playing Dickens Pub at Sled Island 2014

Earthless playing Dickens Pub at Sled Island 2014

Earthless drummer playing Dickens Pub at Sled Island 2014

Earthless drummer playing Dickens Pub at Sled Island 2014

Earthless playing Dickens Pub at Sled Island 2014

Earthless playing Dickens Pub at Sled Island 2014

Freak Heat Wave playing Commonwealth Stage and Bar at Sled Island 2014

Freak Heat Wave playing Commonwealth Stage and Bar at Sled Island 2014

Girl Arm playing Commonwealth Stage and Bar at Sled Island 2014

Girl Arm playing Commonwealth Stage and Bar at Sled Island 2014

Girl Arm playing Commonwealth Stage and Bar

Girl Arm playing Commonwealth Stage and Bar

Joel Plaskett playing Olympic Plaza at Sled Island 2014

Joel Plaskett playing Olympic Plaza at Sled Island 2014

Legion Art exhibit for Sled Island 2014

Legion Art exhibit for Sled Island 2014

Legion Art exhibit for Sled Island 2014

Legion Art exhibit for Sled Island 2014

Sarah Davachi artist portrait at Central United Church for Sled Island 2014

Sarah Davachi artist portrait at Central United Church for Sled Island 2014

Sarah Davachi playing Central United Church at Sled Island 2014

Sarah Davachi playing Central United Church at Sled Island 2014

Sarah Davachi playing Central United Church at Sled Island 2014

Sarah Davachi playing Central United Church at Sled Island 2014

Shooting Guns playing Dickens Pub at Sled Island 2014

Shooting Guns playing Dickens Pub at Sled Island 2014

Shooting Guns playing Dickens Pub at Sled Island 2014

Shooting Guns playing Dickens Pub at Sled Island 2014

Starr Party playing Central United Church at Sled Island 2014

Starr Party playing Central United Church at Sled Island 2014

Temple

Temple

Temple playing Dickens Pub at Sled Island 2014

Temple playing Dickens Pub at Sled Island 2014

Tigerwing playing Commonwealth Stage and Bar Sled Island 2014

Tigerwing playing Commonwealth Stage and Bar Sled Island 2014

Tigerwing playing Commonwealth Stage and Bar Sled Island 2014

Tigerwing playing Commonwealth Stage and Bar Sled Island 2014

Tigerwing playing Commonwealth Stage and Bar Sled Island 2014

Tigerwing playing Commonwealth Stage and Bar Sled Island 2014

Tomahonqii drummer playing at Commonwealth Stage and Bar Sled Island 2014

Tomahonqii drummer playing at Commonwealth Stage and Bar Sled Island 2014

Witchstone singer at Commonwealth Stage and Bar Sled Island 2014

Witchstone singer at Commonwealth Stage and Bar Sled Island 2014