Manitoba Live Music Event

Bring Your Own Mic Online Concert Series

Saturday, Aug 22, 2020, 7pm - 9pm
Scott Nolan
Glenn Buhr
West End Cultural Centre
586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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The West End Cultural Centre is pleased to announce a new concert series called ‘Bring Your Own Mic’. This ticketed, livestream concert series will present the best of Manitoba musicians from the WECC stage for our audiences to watch online (and now in person!) 

For our August 22nd show, we welcome two seekers to the stage – Scott Nolan and Glenn Buhr. They each, differently, with a singular focus, deep-dive into their obsessions with music.

Joining them on stage (and at a distance) are friends, 
Paul Balcain, saxophones,
Gilles Fournier, bass
Joanna Miller, drums/percussion/vocals

Saturday, August 22nd - 7:00pm CT
Livestreamed on Vimeo
Limited in-person seating available

Online Tickets - $2.00
Table for 4 - $80.00
Ticket for 2 [Mezzanine] - $40.00
Ticket for 1 [Mezzanine] - $20.00

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We at the West End Cultural Centre understand the restrictions and complications that came with Covid-19. We were heartbroken to have to reschedule and cancel dozens of events on our spring & summer and even into our fall Calendar. However, we remain steadfast in our mandate to support local artists and bring great music to audiences in our community.

We have watched the rise of live-streaming and how it has allowed artists to stay connected with their fans. At the same time, we also realize that live-streaming is complicated for artists to use as a source of revenue. As we watch other industries slowly return to work, and we are acutely aware that the live music industry will be one of the last to go back to what we called normal. So we must adapt and change. 

So we’re asking music listeners, from Manitoba abroad, to join us for ‘Bring Your Own Mic’, a series of ticketed, live-streamed concerts by select Manitoba artists brought to our audiences through an accessible $2 paywall and streamed on Vimeo. The funds will go to artists in the same way they do when you attend an “in person” show. Each concert will be produced by the the West End’s skilled technicians; all Manitoba labour, and we are essentially turning the WECC into a television studio. “We are working to give audiences as close of an in-person show experience as we can” says WECC Artistic Coordinator Jorge Requena Ramos. “We knew that there was a way to do live-streaming right for both artists and audiences. We just had to figure out how.” 

At the WECC the safety of our patrons, performers, staff, and volunteers is one of our main priorities. For each livestream, we are ensuring performers arrive to a clean and already set up stage (and yes, as the concert series title suggests, we are asking them to bring their own microphones). The live stream will be produced by our in-house team With a minimal crew, we are still able to present high-quality shows while still practicing appropriate social distancing. 


Scott Nolan and Glenn Buhr

Here are two seekers. They each, differently, with singular focus, deep-dive into their obsessions with music.

One of the countless, interesting aspects of this unusual and maybe inevitable friendship is their individual, lifelong relationship with suburbs, the back lanes and single-car garages, that back-door entry into art-making. And their skepticism, their highly disciplined resistance to discipline. And a talent for deep listening – to music, yes, and to the sonar reading, an acoustic location of oneself in deep waters.

"They speak quite different musical languages, Glenn and Scott. The connection seems to be in the heart of what they bring to play. I really love their hearts."  Novelist/playwright, Margaret Sweatman

Scott Nolan - Vocals / Guitar / Piano
Glenn Buhr - Vocals / Piano / Guitar / Arrangements
Paul Balcain - Saxophone
Gillis Fournier - Bass
Joanna Miller - Drums / Percussion / Vocals


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