Manitoba Music at the Red River Ex

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You may have been traumatized by clowns and rollercoaster rides as a child, but it's time to put those old fears behind you and head back to the Red River Ex. The popular summer attraction, which brings in thousands of visitors every year, is about more than just extreme rides and cotton candy. The Ex also boasts an impressive line-up of live music, including marquee names like the Sam Roberts Band and Marianas Trench. This year's festivities will also offer a strong dose of local talent, including a reunion of Manitoba rock heroes, The Watchmen, on June 16.

Audiences will have a chance to catch some more great homegrown music on June 16 at the Red Barn Stage. From 4pm to midnight, Manitoba Music will host roots/blues guitarist Chris Carmichael, pop singer/songwriter Jodi King, rock outfits Sons of York and The Perms, and alt.popsters M60 and Flying Fox and the Hunter Gatherers.

4:00-4:45 - Chris Carmichael
5:30-6:15 - Jodi King
7:00-7:45 - Sons of York
8:30-9:15 - M60
10:00-10:45 - Flying Fox and the Hunter Gatherers
11:15-12:00 - The Perms

The Manito Ahbee Festival will present a special National Aboriginal Day music showcase on June 21 on the Central Park Stage from 7 to 11pm, featuring local singer/songwriters Don Amero, Kimberly Dawn, Jerry Sereda, and DJ St. Germain.

Other bands taking the stage during 10-day event include Four Mile Drive, Darren Lavalee, Caraballo, Almost Famous, Bad Dog, Clint Dutiaume, Suzanne and Mariani.

Want to know more about what's going on at The Ex's stages? Check out the concerts listings at

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