There's plenty of music to see and hear when the 2017 Canada Games roll into Winnipeg this month. Kicking off July 28, the Canada Games Festival takes over The Forks for free concerts, family-friendly events, and more running until August 12.
All the provinces and territories are getting their own spotlight at this year's event, which will see musicians and artists from across the country converge in celebration on two stages at The Forks' festival site. Each event will feature local music, but Manitoba will take centre stage on August 7 with performances from William Prince with Sierra Noble, Royal Canoe, Fred Penner, Faouzia, Madame Diva, Dirty Catfish Brass Band, Yoza, Spitfire Kings of the RCAF Band, The New Meanies, Tim "Co-op" Hoover, Ray St. Germain, and a special performance from Crash Test Dummies with the WSO.
Other Manitoba acts hitting the stage throughout the festival include Attica Riots, Nikki Komaksiutiksak, Justin Lacroix, JP Hoe, Mama Cutsworth, Lanikai, Winnipeg Steel Orchestra, The Mariachi Ghost, Spence Tradition, Rayannah, Double the Trouble, Renee Lamoureux, Bola Oriyomi and Ariya Afrika, Alpha Toshineza, and David Pestrak. JUNO-winners The Bros. Landreth will help kick things off at the opening ceremonies at the Bell MTS Place on July 28 while Sierra Noble and Fred Penner will be on stage for the closing ceremonies at Investors Group Field on August 13.
Other familiar Canadian faces making their way to Winnipeg include Buffy Sainte-Marie, Serena Ryder, Tanya Tagaq, Kardinal Offishal, Jenn Grant, Matt Andersen, Alex Cuba, Natalie MacMaster, Brett Kissel, Alan Doyle, and many (many) more.
Visit canadagames.ca/2017/content/canada-games-festival for details on all the Canada Games fun. You can stay on top of all the stellar live music during the Canada Games festivities in the free MB Live app and online listings. Check out the schedule...
July 29 | Ontario
Jazz on Wheels
July 30 | Québec
Nicolas Pellerin et les Grands Hurleurs
Coeur de Pirate
August 2 | Northern Territories
The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers
The Jerry Cans
August 3 | Prince Edward Island
The East Pointers
August 4 | New Brunswick
Les Hay Babies
Folklorama - Winnipeg Steel Orchestra
August 5 | British Columbia
The Mariachi Ghost
August 6 | Saskatchewan
Little Miss Higgins
Double the Trouble
August 7 | Manitoba
Spitfire Kings of the RCAF Band
The New Meanies
Crash Test Dummies
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Tim "Co-op" Hoover
Ray St. Germain
Dirty Catfish Brass Band
August 10 | Nova Scotia
Folklorama - Bola Oriyomi and Ariya Afrika
August 11 | Newfoundland & Labrador
August 12 | Alberta
The Royal Foundry
Michael Bernard Fitzgerald
- Festivals Canada Games 2017 Canada Games Festival Canada Games Festival The Forks Attica Riots Nikki Komaksiutiksak Justin Lacroix JP Hoe Mama Cutsworth Lanikai Winnipeg Steel Orchestra The Mariachi Ghost Spence Tradition Rayannah Double the Trouble Renee Lamoureux Bola Oriyomi and Ariya Afrika Alpha Toshineza David Pestrak William Prince with Sierra Noble Royal Canoe Fred Penner Faouzia Madame Diva Dirty Catfish Brass Band Yoza Spitfire Kings of the RCAF Band The New Meanies Tim "Co-op" Hoover Ray St. Germain Crash Test Dummies Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra MB Live