Entertainment

 

275+ Tattoo Artists, 18 Musical & Cultural Performances, Beer Gardens, Classic Cars & Motorcycles, Outdoor Market, Food Trucks & More!

Visit our outdoor stage and beer garden for these amazing home grown music acts all weekend:

 

FRIDAY

The Pale Ryders

A three-piece band that brings you a wide mix of old and new rock tunes. Everything from Neil Young to The Sheepdogs.

Summer Bear Dance Troupe

 

The Summer Bear Dance Troupe focuses on educating and sharing aspects of the Aboriginal community with audiences. The Troupe performs dances such as the Grass Dance, the Traditional, the Fancy Feather and Shawl Dance, the Hoop Dance and the Jingle Dress, while acknowledging the different regions where the dances originated from. The regalia (clothing) of the dancers is usually handmade by the group and is customized for each dancer and carrying meaning for each individual.

 

Barbara Nepinak formed the Summer Bear Dance Troupe wanting to share the cultures of the Aboriginal community and has Ojibway, Cree, Assiniboine and Sioux tribes represented within the group. The name of the group originated from the original Ojibway name of Nepinak – “Neebin-ni-maqua” meaning Summer Bear. 

 

 

The Summer Bear Dance Troupe has traveled internationally to perform in places such as Australia, Brazil, the United States, Sweden, Taiwan, Malaysia and most recently Chile.  The Troupe has performed at many events including Folklorama, the 1999 Pan American Games and yearly at The Forks annual Summer Solstice Celebration.

Bullrider

A five-piece Alt-Pop band based out of Winnipeg Manitoba. With a wonderful mix of high energy guitars, tight bass lines, captivating rhythm sections that make you wanna get up and dance, and strong emphasis on songwriting makes this band a stand out creature on its own.

The  Perpetrators

The Perpetrators’ front-man and founding member Jay Nowicki is rated one of Canada’s tastiest guitar players. Together with the “meat-and-mashed-potatoes” rhythm section of John Scoles and Ken McMahon; they deliver a tight, raw and intense blues experience that is sure to make you get up and shake it.

Red Moon Road

Red Moon Road make a much bigger sound than one would expect from a trio. It’s an impressive, well-choreographed show incorporating impeccable three-part harmonies, a roots drum kit split between two band members, and an acoustic guitar franken-rigged to also be the bass. Simultaneously, a moustached man plays mandolin, lap steel, banjo and organ (often at the same time), and subtle technological wizardry whirls while the unmistakable soulful voice of Sheena, one of Canada’s most talented singers soars above it all. Red Moon Road’s unique show is equal parts polished songwriting, undeniable musicianship, compelling storytelling and engaging showmanship.

 

 

SATURDAY

Two Crows for Comfort

Filled with rich harmonies, genuine, heartwarming (and breaking) lyrics, this folk-roots duo spins stories into songs and songs into stories.

The Pale Ryders

A three-piece band that brings you a wide mix of old and new rock tunes. Everything from Neil Young to The Sheepdogs.

 

Prairie Diva

 

M. Funk Dance Productions is a local dance company that offers performances in a variety of themes and styles of dance. Past performances include festivals, conventions, weddings, high school reunions, self-produced showcases, galas and more! The director of M. Funk Dance Productions, Meagan Funk, has worked as a professional dancer for over 10 years and her experience ranges from working on a cruise ship to in a magic show, where she would get cut in half and turned into tigers! Funk also owns Prairie Diva, a company that specializes in adult burlesque fusion dance classes for all ages and levels, inspiring and building confidence through the art of seduction and dance.

 

Disraeli Dreamers

Disraeli Dreamers comes from the thriving Winnipeg music and arts scene, home to some of the most innovative and talented artists to ever walk the earth.  Their sound is diverse and hard to easily categorize, moving effortlessly from funky jams to punk-inspired high-energy rockers.  They have been compared to bands like Royal Blood and Queens of the Stone Age.  Their goal is simple: make music that moves your body and rocks your soul!  

North Graffiti

Pulling together sounds of The Clash, Against Me & The Gaslight Anthem, North Graffiti adds a modern flare to a vintage aesthetic.

Slow//Steady

Slow//Steady is a groove based//pop oriented effort with cascading harmonies that can only be the result of a combined thirty years on the microphone. Textured guitars atop smoothed out beats bend genres so fluidly that music fans across the spectrum can feel at home.

The Bloody Historians

The Bloody Historians are a rock’n’roll band with influences ranging from punk to country and soul. Their music and live show embraces the style and attitude of the rock’n’roll greats, while maintaining a pop sensibility and simplicity in their songwriting, accompanied by their unique brand of reverb-drenched guitar lines and emotionally driven vocals.

The Noble Thiefs

If an unstoppable force hits an immovable object, what happens? Well, that’s easy; there is no such thing as an immovable object. The Noble Thiefs believe one thing one thing only: it’s time for a rock n’ soul revolution. If crowd reaction is anything to go by, they just might be on to something.

Northern Royals

Northern Royals are a four-piece rock band, formed in the summer of 2011 in Winnipeg, MB under the name ‘The Autopilots’. They soon after recorded their first demo in the spring of 2012 and made the top 20 bands in Power 97’s River City Rocks Class of 2012. With influences like Royal Blood, Arctic Monkeys, Kings Of Leon and much more, they provide a catchy alt-rock sound.

Romi Mayes

Hailing from the prairies of Canada, Mayes is one of the hardest working independent musicians touring the globe today.

 

Devil On Both Shoulders’, her 6th full-length release, is another testament to why Romi Mayes’ past albums have garnered three Western Canadian Music Awards for Songwriter of the Year, two Western Canadian Music Awards for Album of The Year, a Juno nomination for Album of the Year, and various Canadian Music Award nominations.

Mayes is known for her powerful lyrical ability that gives life to the words she sings. Her insightful sweet and edgy vocals paint pictures of heart on her sleeve sincerity and a road well-travelled. The talented players that surround her are another confirmation of how her honest abilities draw the best of the best toward her authentic brand of roots music.

 

She has relentlessly toured Canada, US, Europe, UK, and has shared the stage with the likes of Levon Helm, Derek Trucks, Ricky Skaggs, Jim Cuddy, Gordie Johnson, Guy Clark, Sue Foley, Fred Eaglesmith, Corb Lund, Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, and many more.

 

Mayes continues to bring her brilliant songs, impressive guitar skills, and passionate performances to stages across the globe. With no intention of burning out or fading away, Romi Mayes has proven she is here to stay.

 

 

SUNDAY

Two Crows for Comfort

Filled with rich harmonies, genuine, heartwarming (and breaking) lyrics, this folk-roots duo spins stories into songs and songs into stories.

The Pale Ryders

A three-piece band that brings you a wide mix of old and new rock tunes. Everything from Neil Young to The Sheepdogs.

Katie & the Wolves

Katie & The Wolves is a Manitoba based blues and Rock & Roll band. Vintage and classy with a bit of grit, heavily blues-driven with a hint of vintage garage rock. Katie & The Wolves are the real deal when it comes to Rock & Roll with no dues left to pay. Performing for over a decade, Katie is no stranger to the stage. Over the years, she has been writing songs for a number of notable projects, and spent many an evening on stage with road-dogs and Rock & Roll icons. Now she’s taking her wealth of experience and is stepping into the spotlight under her own banner; reconnected with her roots.