This summer, you could sit at your desk with your sandwich and check your Twitter or you could head outside for lunch and catch some local talent. The Downtown BIZ’s free Out to Lunch outdoor concert series, which kicks off June 3 with singer/songwriter Ingrid Gatin, offers a summer's worth of live music. The series, now celebrating its 17th year, runs every Wednesday at noon until September 2 at a variety of downtown locations.
In addition to rock, pop, jazz, funk, indie, roots, and country, this year's series will expand to include a couple of special performances, including Strike! The Musical and a special presentation of the can-can by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet to kick off their 70th Anniversary.
Shows are held mainly at Air Canada Park, as well as some special concerts at the Workers Compensation Board, Memorial Park, Edmonton Street (shutdown between Portage & Graham) and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s plaza.
CONCERT LISTINGS (rain site in brackets):
June 3 @ Air Canada Park - Ingrid Gatin (Portage Place)
June 10 @ Air Canada Park - Paper Moon (MTS Centre, Mn Fl)
June 17 @ Memorial Park - Marco Castillo Trio (Portage Place)
June 24 @ Workers Compensation on Broadway - Dominique Reynolds & the Saboteurs (Portage Place)
July 8 @ Air Canada Park - Strike! the Musical Strike! the Musical (Portage Place)
July 15 @ Air Canada Park - Flying Fox and the Hunter Gatherers (Portage Place)
July 22 @ Air Canada Park - Rik Leaf & Tribe of One (MTS Centre, Mn Fl)
July 29 @ Air Canada Park - Kathy Kennedy & Blues Earth (Portage Place)
August 5 @ Air Canada Park - Les Voyous (Portage Place)
August 12 @ Air Canada Park - Katie Murphy (Portage Place)
August 19 @ Edmonton - Street Manitoba Homecoming 2010 welcomes: Nathan (Portage Place)
August 26 @ Air Canada Park - Jaylene Johnson (Portage Place)
September 2 @ RWB on Graham Ave - RWB 70th Anniversary Can-Can Kick Off! RWB 70th Anniversary (Portage Place)