Weekenders 06/14 – 06/17

TD Winnipeg International Jazz Fest 2011 (Photo republished with permission from TD Jazz Fest)

Festival season’s here and the time is right for dancing in the street this weekend!

Thursday June 14, Friday June 15, and Saturday June 16

In April, music fans were devastated to find War on Music was nothing more than a gravel pit surrounded by a fence that stated, “DO NOT ENTER.” But less than two months later, War on Music is back with a new location and it’s time to celebrate and to fundraise! War on Music is throwing three shows this week that are sure to please. Thursday will kick off the fundraiser with Pip Skid with Crooks & Hunnicut, Republic of ChampionsDead RanchThe Strap, and Deafwish Inc. Friday continues with Electro QuarterstaffLonely VulcansAngry DragonsStill Lights, and Sabbatory. And finally, to end it off on Saturday is Zero Cause, Forged in Fire, Arctic Circle, Up N Atom, and Division.

The shows on Thursday June 14th and Friday June 15th take place at The Zoo (160 Osborne Street), and the Saturday June 16th show takes place at Kings Hotel (114 Higgins Avenue). These shows have no cover, however, they ask that show goers kindly donate what they can to support War on Music. – Shanell Dupras


AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH! SUMMER! It’s here! It’s here! It’s REALLY and TRULY here!! Put your nose to the wind and smell the sweet aroma of mini donuts basking in their sugary glaze! Walk the streets of downtown Winnipeg and enjoy the finest hotdogs our city has to offer! Stare in amazement at countless itty-bitty shorts and bad sunburns walking around for your oogling pleasure! And after you’ve done all of that, head down to the Cube in  Old Market Square to enjoy the long list of acts who’ll be performing for the opening weekend of the 2012 Winnipeg International Jazz Festival:

– TONIGHT will be the Dirty Catfish Brass Band, the Tight Fits, Flo, and Maiko Watson. (7 PM-MIDNIGHT)

– FRIDAY boasts Trio Bembe, Marco Castillo & Brazillian Beats, De la Rosa, Son Latino Band, and Papa Mambo. (6 PM-1AM)

– SATURDAY enlists the magic of Flying Fox and the Hunter Gatherers, Enjoy Your Pumas, Mise en Scene, Liptonians, Alfa, the Lytics, andRoyal Canoe. (4 PM-1 AM)

– SUNDAY is lookin’ good with Dustin Harder and the Dusty Roads Band, Guerillas of Soul, Soulstation, the Heavyweights Brass Band, the Noble Theifts, and Moses Mayes feat. Maiko Watson.  (3 PM-MIDNIGHT)

Price is $0 – IT’S FREE! Woo! So grab your guys, grab you gals, and enjoy a weekend of good tunes and great company. – Victoria King

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