The Eddies will be held Thursday June 27, 2013. Tickets wil go on sale May 8, 2013. Tickets are $75 each. Presale will begin before public. For further info on that, email here.
June 27, 2013
The Big Rock Eddies
EPCOR Centre for The Performing Arts, 205 8 Ave. S.E.
Beneficiaries: Proceeds to One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre and the Calgary Folk Music Festival
It began 20 years ago when Ed McNally, the founder of Big Rock, was given a quote to produce and air TV commercials. The price was so ludicrous that Ed decided he and his beer drinkers could do a better job than the advertising agency itself. Once the call for entries was made, it was discovered that people made some very funny commercials and they filled a theatre for a big party to show and honour the winning ads. Today, close to 2,000 people attend the Eddies while raising funds for local charities in a parody of the Oscars. Attendees show up in limos, walk the red carpet, dressed up in Hollywood Glam amid a sea of little black dresses, feather boas, velvet suits, and shades.
Once inside, enjoy Big Rock beer, watch the show, see the winners, walk around and sample delicious food from restaurants around Calgary, then dance the night away. This is consistently one of Calgary’s best events. With $30,000 in cash prizes for the best video and print ads, the competition for the coveted “Eddie” statuette is fierce - and pretty funny. This year includes a new category for t-shirt design.
June 4, 2012
Big Rock Eddies
Jack Singer Concert Hall, 205 8 Ave.S.E.
Join in for Calgary's Academy Awards for beer commercials and best print ads. After a Red Carpet arrival, enjoy food from Calgary's best restaurants, Big Rock beer and mingle with Calgary's party crowd. Calgary's most fun fundraising event.
The 19th Annual Big Rock Eddies are a spoof of the Oscars where beer lovers get to show off their creative sides and three great organizations raise some much-needed money. Print and video submissions range from the extra low budget to the super slick, and celebrate Big Rock's entire family of craft beers. The benefiting organizations at this year’s Eddies are the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter, One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre and EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts.
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