Midsummer LIVE!...in the Fall

The 42nd Midsummer Event is scheduled for Saturday, October 23, 2021. - 8 p.m. MDT  

The traditional 42nd Annual Midsummer Ball has moved from a weekend of mid-summer serenity to a day of autumnal energy with the same Friday Night LIVE! vibe that guests are accustomed to on the Banff Centre campus on Treaty 7 territory in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

The event will focus on our dynamic, resilient artistic communities. Featuring powerful performances and artistic spotlights, Midsummer LIVE! will bring us together in celebration of Banff Centre's legacy in sustaining creativity — today and into the future.

Join us on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 8 p.m. MDT for a free broadcast from the newly renovated Jenny Belzberg Theatre and enjoy the spectacular midsummer moments you have come to expect, and the noteworthy auction you cherish. To register for the free digital concert, please register here and a link will be shared a few days before the event. 

It is with thanks to the support of the Midsummer committee and of generous sponsors and supporters, like you, that we are delighted to be welcoming you to Midsummer LIVE! this fall. Please email midsummerball@banffcentre.ca to receive additional information.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment and support of Banff Centre.

*Banff Centre's top priority remains to ensure the health and safety of our community and we will continue to abide by regional, provincial, and federal government public health orders.

Become a Midsummer Ball Supporter

Midsummer LIVE! Supporter Package

Banff Centre provides artists the space and resources they need to expand their artistic practice and cultivate their craft. World-renowned faculty work with some of our generation's brightest creative minds in dedicated practice and creation spaces. On our inspiring campus in Treaty 7 territory and removed from the demands of daily life, artists are free to explore, collaborate, push boundaries, and create brave new work. 

Banff Centre's Midsummer Ball plays a critical role in raising money to provide critical financial support to artists and leaders who come to Banff Centre. 

Please contact Jennifer Knorr to learn more about sponsorship and supporter opportunities. 

Jennifer Knorr, Manager, Stewardship, Research, and Events

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Midsummer Ball Committee

Banff Centre's Midsummer Ball Committee

From left to right: Mary Fong, Patricia Moore, Melanie Busby, Debra Law, and Glenda Hess.

We are grateful to our committee for their ongoing hard work and support.

Midsummer LIVE! Design

At Midsummer LIVE!…in the Fall, Banff Centre shares the innovation and creations of artists and leaders with donors and supporters. The digital art and design created for this event is inspired by the wondrous beauty of nature around Banff in the autumn and Banff Centre’s new Strategic Plan, Creative Pathways.

The concept of inspiring connection is treated as a tangible, glowing force, flowing outward from the opening pinecone like seeds carried along waves of air. This force reflects the connection between communities through the experience of art. Honouring and supporting the creative process is integral to renewal in the cycle of sustaining creativity — today and into the future.

- Shannon Fidler, Artist and Graphic Designer, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

2021 Sponsors and Supporters

Thank you to the following generous 42nd Midsummer LIVE! Sponsors and Supporters.

Presenting Sponsor

Cenovus Energy

Showcase Performances Sponsor

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Kim and Jeff van Steenbergen

Jan and Adam Waterous


Azimuth Capital Management Logo

Dr. John Lacey


Heather Edwards

Tim and Alana Kitchen

Susie and Vahan Kololian

Brent McLean and Sheila Wappel-McLean

Palmer Family Foundation


Irene Bakker

Gavin Berger and Craig Berggren

Jarislowsky Fraser Logo

Brenda and Jamie Mackie

Maclab Development Group Logo Maclab Properties Group Logo

MacLachlan Ridge Family

Logo for Mawer.

Larry and Sandy Martin

Jeff and Marilyn McCaig


Michael Code

David Cox and Lee Hutchinson

Valerie and Clarence Kapay

Mike and Jennifer McMillan

Robert and Patricia Peabody

Janice Price and Ian Findlay

Bruce and Lis Welch


Delia Cristea

David and Janice Gardner

Martha Haldenby

Daiva Jocius

Andy Kenins and Heather Kaine

Jennifer Knorr

Mactaggart Third Fund

Candice Noakes

Sheilagh A. Ross

Ryan Stasynec

*as of September 15, 2021

Banff Centre Contacts 

Jennifer Knorr, Manager, Stewardship, Research, and Events

Jess Pridham, Donor Relations & Events Specialist