Dominion Day weekend is set to be a hot one with plenty of out and indoor music to check out all Long-Weekend long.
Saturday June 30, 2012
Stew Clayton of Manitou, Manitoba is an award winnipeg yodeler and a true Manitoba original. The Yodeling Farmer takes to the Times Change(d) stage for an early performance on Saturday night. Profiled last year in a film by Mike Marynuk and Times Change(d) owner & operator John Scoles, this is your chance to see the living legend up close and personal. Don’t miss out.
This is an early show, so get down to 234 Main Street for 7pm. Admission is 10$. - Sheldon Birnie
Canada Day Weekend! Saturday June 30 – Sunday June 31, 2012
So it’s Canada’s birthday this Sunday, and what more Canadian way to celebrate then to see a local band perform not once, but twice? The Noble Thiefs have decided to do a summer of all free shows, beginning with the Jazz Fest free weekend, and now doing two free shows on Canada Day! Come check it out, stay for the fireworks, and make this Canada Day one you will not soon forget!
Come see the Noble Thiefs first performance at the Forks Canopy Stage at 5:30. Then walk over to Music Trader (in Osborne Village) for a free show at 9 pm. The show is FREE. So there is no reason to miss this!
I say this in the least condescending tone possible, but if you do not know about the the slew of Winnipeg parties happening over Canada Day Weekend, you need to ditch the rock canopy. The two biggest are The Forks and Osborne Village, both of which are hosting multiple stages with more bands than you can shake a stick at. On Sunday, Manitoba Music is hosting the Scotiabank Stage, Under the Canopy, and a new stage at the Rail Bridge. On Saturday and Sunday, The Village will have beer gardens, multiple stages, and numerous bands. If you’re like me, you’ll want to wander around a fair bit. Here is what I hope to catch (assuming I can be in two places at once sometimes).
Saturday: Pop Crimes in front of Music Trader @ 2 PM; The Manic Shakes followed by This Hisses in the Village beers gardens @ 4:45; Haunter in front of Music Trader @ 7:30 PM; Sons of York on Saturday in the Village beer gardens @ 9:45 PM; the Ripperz in front of Music Trader @ 10 PM.
Sunday: Royal Canoe in front of Music Trader @ 2 PM; Cheering for the Bad Guy (our very own Sheldon) in the Village beer gardens @ 6 PM; Vibrating Beds in front of Music Trader @ 6 PM; Thrashers in front of Music Trader @ 7:30 PM; The Lytics at the Scotiabank Stage @ 9 PM; Nathan at Under the Canopy @ 9:30 PM; 10 PM onward has the WSO followed by the WSO with the Lytics and then fireworks at the Scotiabank stage.
And if you’ve still got any energy left in you, The Bokononists, Jicah, and Hana Lu Lu are playing at Ozzy’s starting at 11 PM on Sunday.
All shows are free, with the exception of Sunday night at Ozzy’s, which is $10 admission. – darcy penner