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Manitoba Music's songwriter retreat yields new songs. - SOCAN

Red Moon Road helps kick off Brandon Folk Fest. - Brandon Sun + FREE download

Park Theatre celebrates a decade. - Winnipeg Free Press

The Proud Sons play in the park. - MyToba

Don Amero helps inspire. - CJOB

Take John Norman's Republic for a spin. - Exclaim!

The Mariachi Ghost rocks the north. - My Yellowknife Now

Six Shooter Records' Interstellar Rodeo set to be a stellar time. - MyToba

Fred Penner gets ready to host the Polaris Prize Gala. - Hello! Canada

KEN mode gets loud as hell. - Beatroute

The Bros. Landreth are easy on the ears. - Pure M Zine

Raine Hamilton is a must-see at Home County Music & Art Festival. - LF Press

A round of comparing apples to oranges with Jess Reimer. - Portage Daily Graphic

The Lytics gear up to open for Nas. - Winnipeg Sun

Romi Mayes heads to the fair. - Lethbridge Herald

Double The Trouble fiddles around. - Winnipeg Free Press

Royal Canoe was a highlight at Winnipeg Folk Festival. - The Dryden Observer

Trio Bembe brings the west to the east. - Cape Breton Post

Ten of The Weakerthans best songs are... - CBC

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Local Music Invades 126th Islendingadagurinn Festivities

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Gimli is looking like a good place to be for live music this August long weekend. Islendingadagurinn, or the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, has announced its free stages lineup for the 126th annual celebration of Icelandic culture and heritage, and there's plenty of homegrown talent stepping up to the mic. 

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Harvest Moon Festival Announces Lineup for 14th Annual Event

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Summer is packed with festivals celebrating live music outdoors across the province, but the festivities don't stop when the weather turns slightly chilly. The Harvest Moon Festival takes over Clearwater September 18-20 for three days of workshops on sustainable living, farmer's market, kid's fun, fair trade fair, food vendors, and a big helping of local music surrounded by the beauty of the Pembina Valley. 

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

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Until Red claims the Winnipeg Folk Festival’s Rising Star award. - ChrisD.ca

Polaris Prize gala to be hosted by Fred Penner. - Billboard

Tiffany Ponce gears up to release second album at The Park Theatre. - MyToba

JP Hoe brings "Beautifully Crazy" to the beautiful Exchange. - Winnipeg Free Press

The Revival stands out at Burning Cow. - Peninsula Pulse

Red Moon Road kicks off its new album at the WECC. - MyToba

The Crooked Brothers have some diverse influences. - Beatroute

KEN mode is back on the road. - Brooklyn Vegan

Royal Canoe added to Pop Montreal. - Tiny Mix Tapes

The Bros. LandrethPaquin, and Countryfest round up CCMA nods. - Edmonton Sun

Romi Mayes has the devil on both shoulders. - VUE Weekly

Carly Dow answers the call of the west. - Prince George Citizen

Micah Visser dishes out the dirt. - Ashley Bieniarz

Del Barber set to play Summer Lights. - Brandon Sun

Moses Mayes and Mise en Scene serve up tunes at Super Spike. - Metro News

The Weakerthans are Left and Leaving? - Winnipeg Free Press

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The Bros. Landreth Land Canadian Country Music Award Nomination

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The Canadian Country Music Association announced the nominees for one of Canada's hottest music tickets, the Canadian Country Music Awards, and there are some familiar names on the list. Manitoba nominees include The Bros. Landerth, Paquin Entertainment Group, Dauphin's Countryest, and Doc Walker's Stephen Broadhurst.

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Local Music on the Lunch Menu with TD Manitoba Live at The Cube

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This August, it’ll be easy to get some local into your lunch at Old Market Square. TD Canada Trust, Manitoba Music, and the Exchange District BIZ are joining forces for the second year to present a series of free lunch hour concerts highlighting Manitoba talent at The Cube stage.

Running noon to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, TD Manitoba Live at The Cube kicks off August 5 with a special hometown performance from expat bluegrass act Jaxon Haldane and his band for a launch event hosted by the folks from QX 104 and FAB 94.3. The series’ diverse lineup runs the genre spectrum, featuring performances from country soul outfit Sol James, Canadiana-infused art rock band Odanah, Latin jazz mainstay Combo Latino, country singer/songwriter Quinton Blair, and R&B/rock crew The Noble Thiefs.

 

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