About Us

Putting down Roots

We started as a small group of  friends who wanted to bring live music to Downtown Camrose, and support the arts and culture community in rural Alberta. Since then, Rose City Roots has showcased more than 130 artists from across Alberta, Canada, and from around the world, playing a range of “roots” music, including folk, alternative folk, roots rock, roots blues and roots country. Performers have played in a variety of venues, most recently in the Bailey Theatre. The Bailey opened as a Vaudeville theatre in 1910, and was reopend in 2011(with thanks to many local volunteers and funders). It has seating for 396 people and state-of-the-art sound and lighting, while maintaining its original charm with a curved balcony and stamped metal ceilings and walls.  

Our board consists of Geraint Osborne (music), Pam Moskie (bringer of fun), Nathalie Bernard (president/treasurer), Leslie Lindballe (MC), Nathalie Olson (communications), Jessica Dostie (grants), Shara Harke (hospitality), Aaron Morris (ticket ripper), and Sue Wolfe (sponsorship/lead dancer).

A special shout out to Mr. Andrew Struthers Rose City Roots Music Society's founding president. Andrew's passion for live music and his keen sense of community is how our society was born. The RCRMS board and the music lovers of Camrose want to say THANK YOU to all our hardworking past Board Members Tom, John, Danielle, Mike, Ian, Brent, Cindy, Bill, Jeremy, Karen, Lynda, Shay, Lisa, and Lukas. We cannot forget our ROOTS.

Looking Back

And bring live music we did! Ranging from 9 to 15 shows a year, we have had artists from around the world play for our patrons. 


The Misery Mountain Boys / Reuben and the Dark / Joe Nolan / Matt Anderson / Five Alarm Funk / The Wheat Pool / Rae Spoon and Kim Barlow