The Sound of Gimli

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You may not be able to pronounce it, but Islendingadagurinn is a pretty good place to catch some great music. The annual Icelandic Festival of Manitoba -- known as  Islendingadagurinn -- is the second oldest continuously-operating festival in North America.

And maybe acts like rock quintet Sights & Sounds, ska/reggae mainstay JFK & The Conspirators, and folk singer/songwriter Nathan Rogers don't sound particularly Icelandic, but they're playing the 117-year-old festival in August nonetheless. They'll be joined by some other familiar Manitoba names like Jessee Havey (formerly of Juno-winning neo-Celtic act The Duhks), rock singer/songwriter Greg MacPherson, indie country band The Western States, bluegrass misfits D.Rangers, powerpoppers The Papsmears, and The Good Brothers (who are based near Toronto, by hey).

Check out our guide to concertsat Islendingadagurinn...

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 | 7pm @ The Dock
Adam T. Elvis
Bill Liang

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 | 8pm @ The Pier, Harbour Stage
Greg MacPherson
The Papsmears
JFK & The Conspirators

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 | 7:30pm @ Johnson Hall, Waterfront Center
Andrew Coleman Jazz Group
Ron Halldorson Quartet
Martha Brooks Quartet

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 | 6:30pm @ Alternative Folk Festival
The Western States
Nathan Rogers
Jessee Havey
The Good Brothers

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 | 7pm @ Gimli Waterfront Center
Celebrity concert with touring musicians from Iceland

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 | 8pm  @ Gimli Recreation Centre
DJ Mike B.
Sights & Sounds

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