Manitoba Talent Shines on Canada Day at The Forks presented by Great-West Life

The Forks has teamed up with new Presenting Sponsor Great-West Life to heat things up this Canada Day with a stellar, all-local lineup of live music on two stages and tons of family activities all day long. 

The main event at the Festival Stage kicks off with a twang from country singer/songwriter Quinton Blair at 7 p.m., followed by bilingual soul/funk outfit Jérémie and the Delicious Hounds. To close out this year’s festivities, the always dynamic Mise en Scene will join the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra to set the stage for a spectacular fireworks display. The bustling hub at The Forks Market Outdoor Stage will feature diverse Manitoba acts including Latin jazz act Papa Mambo, the chamber folk of Raine Hamilton, singer/songwriter Ila Barker, Manila-born and Winnipeg-based power pop punk trio The 1221, silken-voiced JUNO-nominee Don Amero, hip hop artist Malcolm-Jay, pop/soul band Lanikai, indie folk/rocker Micah Erenberg, explosive grunge rockers Silence Kit, and indie pop act Sc Mira. The site will also host pop-up shows from eclectic folk/jazz trio Casati and indie singer/songwriter Dave Quanbury.

MB LIVE ON CANADA DAY AT THE FORKS SCHEDULE

Main Stage

7PM Quinton Blair
8PM Jérémie and the Delicious Hounds
9PM Mise en Scene
10PM Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra with Mise en Scene
11PM Fireworks

The Forks Market Outdoor Stage 

1:30PM Papa Mambo
2:30PM Raine Hamilton
3:30PM Ila Barker
4:30PM The 1221
5:30PM Don Amero
6:30PM Malcolm-Jay
7:30PM Lanikai
8:30PM Micah Erenberg
9:30PM Silence Kit
10:30PM Sc Mira

Pop-up shows

3:00-5:45 CasatiDave Quanbury

Beyond the stellar musical line-up, folks can expect plenty of festivity at The Forks throughout the day, including: a pow wow and Founding Nations Tribal Village in Oodena Celebration Circle, Great-West Life hosted activities, Dancing Under the Canopy, art programming with ArtCity, food trucks, crafts with the WAG, lacrosse demonstrations, and a Lucky Girl Pop Up vendor market.

With so many people flocking to The Forks for the festivities, people should plan their Canada Day transportation in advance. Bike Valet will be on-site offering free, secure bike and helmet storage all day, plan to take the bus or park off-site and walk over.

ABOUT THE BANDS

Beyond the stellar musical line-up, folks can expect plenty of festivity at The Forks throughout the day, including: a pow wow and Founding Nations Tribal Village in Oodena Celebration Circle, Great-West Life hosted activities, Dancing Under the Canopy, art programming with ArtCity, food trucks, crafts with the WAG, lacrosse demonstrations, and a Lucky Girl Pop Up vendor market.

Revelers can gear up for the festivities by clicking over to the Manitoba Live streaming playlist at manitobamusic.com/canadaday, complete with music, video, band bios and more. Visitors can stream it from their desktops or take it for a walk on their mobile devices around The Forks.

With so many people flocking to The Forks for the festivities, people should plan their Canada Day transportation in advance. Bike Valet will be on-site offering free, secure bike and helmet storage all day, plan to take the bus or park off-site and walk over.