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All-Manitoban Winnipeg Folk Festival Workshop Showcases the Brightest Artists in the Province

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Manitoba is home to some of the best musicians in Canada and the Winnipeg Folk Festival strives bring their music to new audiences. The Festival is committed to helping local artists advance their careers and, as a result, presents many Manitoban artists on stages around the city year-round as well as at the festival every July. This year, once again, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, along with Manitoba Music and Manitoba Film & Music, has set the stage for an all-Manitoban celebration.

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CANADIAN SONGWRITER CHALLENGE: Manitoba Music Connects Heavy-Hitters with Local Artists for Summer Songwriter Retreat

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Manitoba Music is gearing up for the latest edition in its songwriter development series with the help of a Bell Media national songwriting initiative. Slated for July 5-8, the Manitoba Music Summer Songwriter Retreat will combine co-writing opportunities with creative and business mentorship, connecting industry heavy-hitters with emerging Manitoba talent to strengthen their songwriting chops through collaboration. 

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Can't Stop, Won't Stop: Winnipeg's The Revival Soldiers On with the Power of Rock

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Manitoba Music has teamed up with Fresh Radio for a new monthly spotlight on local music, dubbed Manitoba Fresh to introduce audiences to a stellar slate of buzzworthy local artists emerging on the Canadian music scene. Featuring on-air segments and online performances via Fresh Radio, and in-depth band profiles right here on manitobamusic.com, Manitoba Fresh kicks off with The Revival. Tune in to 99.1 Fresh Radio and stay tuned for so much more...

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MANITOBA FRESH: Manitoba Music and Fresh Radio Team Up for Monthly Music Spotlight

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Manitoba Music is teaming up with Winnipeg’s pop/alternative station, Fresh Radio, for a new monthly spotlight on local music, dubbed Manitoba Fresh.

Launching justin in time for Canada Day, the new project will introduce audiences to a stellar slate of buzzworthy local artists emerging on the Canadian music scene. To help music fans get to know some of the hottest bands coming out of this province, Manitoba Fresh will feature on-air segments and online performances via Fresh Radio, and in-depth band profiles on manitobamusic.com.

Electro rock favourite The Revival is the first Manitoba Fresh act, just in time for the band’s blistering set at Canada Day at The Forks’ Under the Canopy stage

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In The News: Manitoba Music News Stories from Around the Web

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Indian City sparks conversation through song. - Winnipeg Sun

Indian City's new song tackles a heavy subject. - CBC

KEN mode releases video for "Blessed". - With Guitars + FREE download

Basic Nature is a shoegaze dream. - Make A Little Noise

Blank theory with Basic Nature. - The Blog That Celebrates Itself

Dauphin's Countryfest puts rising stars on stage. - Winnipeg Free Press

West End Cultural Centre launches new youth program. - MyToba

Double the Trouble helps shine the spotlight on Metis culture. - APTN

Double the Trouble keeps calm and fiddle on. - ICI radio-canada

Manitobans round up 14 nominations for the Indigenous Music Awards. - MyToba

Don Amero, Federal Lights, and Patti Kusturok set the soundtrack for Aboriginal Day Live at The Forks. - Winnipeg Free Press

Local musicians help celebrate National Aboriginal Day across Canada. - RPM

Slow Leaves stands out at NXNE. - Examiner

Mise en Scene shines bright at NXNE. - Raz Mataz Mag

Attica Riots and Mise en Scene leave good memories from NXNE. - Spill Magazine

Sc Mira and Indicator Indicator capture attention at NXNE. - Raz Mataz Mag

Manitobans at NXNE caught in photos. - Aesthetic Magazine

Don Amero celebrates Canada Day on the coast. - Vancourier

Ridley Bent heads to the stampede. - World Festival Travel

Matt Epp comes home for album release. - Metro

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Plenty of Local Sounds at Dauphin's Countryfest

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Canada's longest running country music festival is gearing up for a busy weekend of music and fun. Dauphin's Countryfest, now in its 26th year, kicks off is annual festivities on June 25 and runs until June 28, hosting over 20 mainstage acts plus two additional stages with bands spanning the genres from country to rock to roots.

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