Looking for a shamrockin’ time? Get ready for Live Music Thursday: St Patty’s Day Edition!

Irish it was the end of the semester… us too! If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate St’ Patty’s day before battening down the hatches to study for finals– head to West Gate Social this Thursday, March 17th! Check out Live Music Thursday: St. Patty’s Day Edition from 4:30-7:00 p.m., featuring Calgary punk veteran Spencer Jo of the band River Jacks! While the River Jacks didn’t make it through the pandemic, we are still very excited to welcome Spencer back on the WGS stage.

West Gate Social is a place for all students to play, sip, or study! Enjoy live music provided by Spencer Jo and find iconic green beer on tap for you to enjoy! You won’t want to miss this one!

Spencer Jo

Photo by Kevin Maretz

Spencer Jo is a musician mostly based in Calgary, Alberta. Playing in punk bands since he was 17 and releasing his first solo album in 2007, Spencer has travelled across Canada in the spirit of his music. Formerly playing with the River Jacks, Spencer is still rocking and pursuing music on his own.

A troubadour with a restless heart in the truest sense of the word, Spencer Jo sings rickety folk ballads that sear with the experience of someone much older. Whether he’s up on stage alone or with his backing band, he weaves powerful stories of growing up, what it means to take responsibility in life and figuring out one’s place in the world.

Sled Island, 2013

Check out Spencer’s Bandcamp here where you can support and listen to his music. Every Friday Bandcamp hosts ‘Bandcamp Fridays’ where 100% of the proceeds go to the artist.

We hope to see you on March 17 at West Gate Social from 4:30-7:00 p.m. to celebrate the legend that is St/ Patricks Day, enjoy live music, and be back together again!

Blog post feature image by Sydney Burgess