THE STAMPEDERS ~ IN CONCERT
‘They're on their way, to the city lights’ ... and, THE predominant Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll band of the 1970s – The Stampeders – are bringing along all their classic hits: Wild Eyes, Carry Me, Oh My Lady, Devil You, Monday Morning Choo Choo, Minstrel Gypsy, Hit the Road Jack and, of course, the quintessential Canadian – and Hall of Fame – song, Sweet City Woman! A veritable soundtrack to a whole generation that will ‘carry you home’ ... maybe not to Birmingham ... but back to a time of tie-dyed t-shirts and elevator shoes, 15¢ coffee and homemade apple pie, dating and dreaming ... By the time The Stampeders get to the first chorus of the first song, everyone will be singing along.
No seventies group represented Canada's musical identity to the world like The Stampeders. A quick look at Canada's music scene from 1971 until 1976 confirms The Stampeders were truly the country's international musical ambassadors, touring more extensively in Canada and overseas than any other Canadian group during that time. In 1977 the trio: Rich Dodson (lead guitar), Kim Berly (drums) and Ronnie King (bass) parted company but reunited, fittingly at the Calgary Stampede, 15 years later in 1992. Since then they’ve been recognized by SOCAN for their Lifetime Achievement, been inducted into the SOCAN Songwriters Hall of Fame on five occasions and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame for their 1971 seminal hit Sweet City Woman.
The enduring musical legacy of The Stampeders... 'better catch a noon train, better get there for a rock 'n' rolling good time!’
Janzen Boys- Father and son trio, got their start busking as a rootsy, harmony-singing family. Their unique flare and style is somthing to be seen as the trio entertaines with their musical style.
Ila Barker- Singer-songwriter Ila continues to take Winnipeg by storm with her unique lyrics and large personality. With soul and a voice well beyond her years, Ila has been building her career organiclly.
Mika Dawn- Mika is a well-known southern sweetheart who has captivated audiences from a very young age. Since she began writing her own music at the age of 15, her sweet vocals and honest story-telling has left audiences entranced.
Community Foundation of Portage & District will celebrate 25 years in our community & award the $250,000 Impact grant to one deserving not for profit.
Stay tuned for more details.
Contact Community Foundation of Portage & District
More Info http://www.cfpdi.ca
Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival
Friday, August 23
Saturday, August 24
Sunday, August 25
Cottonwood Acres, 33165 PR 331, 2.5 km east of junction of Highways 240 & 331
Share in the warmth of an authentic grassroots festival, featuring some of the very best Manitoba musicians playing over an entire weekend.
Experience the true heart and spirit of the prairies, while walking the winding nature trails, enjoying the wild pollinator garden, and discovering the magical assortment of trees.
Dance the night away, bring an instrument and join a jam session, or perform at an open mic in the quaint red barn. Fun for all ages!
Check out the interactive workshops and "Creative Corner" art station, plus "Artisan Alley" featuring a variety of artwork and handmade gems.
Food vendors will cater to a variety of tastes (picnics are welcome).
Free tent camping Friday & Saturday with weekend pass. Tickets, performers, and details at whoopandhollar.com.
Photo Credit to Jani Witoski.
For details contact Josh Wright Artistic Director/Outreach Coordinator VP/Co-Founder Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival
Portage la Prairie, Manitoba
Open Mic & Jam Night
Friday, April 26
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
In partnership with Badlands Promotions, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #65, Sawmill Tea + Coffee Co., and Visions of Independence Inc., Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival presents the second season of its highly popular live entertainment series – featuring YOU!
Come celebrate local artistic talent during a fun evening of performances (7-9 pm) followed by a public jam session (9-11 pm). Bring your instruments and voices for the jam. If you want to perform, show up early (doors open at 6:30).
Anything goes: music, song, dance, theatre, comedy, poetry, hip hop, literature, visual art – you name it. Cover by donation. Food and beverage for purchase. Fun for all ages.
More information can be found at whoopandhollar.com/open-mic-jam-night.