On September 12, 2010, Manitoba Music returns to The Forks’ Scotiabank Stage for its second annual outdoor celebration of home grown talent, The Big Show. Hosted by Hot 103’s Ace Burpee, The Big Show packs in sets by six of Manitoba’s most electrifying and innovative acts. The Big Show will feature the first major hometown performance by Nettwerk/Sony’s chart-topping pop duo Ash Koley, fresh from several Canadian dates with Lilith Fair. Joining them will be acclaimed singer/songwriter J.P. Hoe, hip hop outfit Magnum K.I., punk popsters The All Night, indie pop/rock quintet Enjoy Your Pumas, and country songstress Desiree Dorion. Mama Cutsworth will be on stage for turntable sets between bands.
The free four-hour concert caps off the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’ Ciclovia festival, which will see thousands of people streaming onto a car-free Broadway for a day of bike demos, markets, music, fitness classes, and more.
The Big Show continues the success of Manitoba Music’s Stage 8/29 event last summer, which attracted five thousand music fans with performances by five DJs and five bands in five hours. The goal of this year’s concert stays the same, says Manitoba Music executive director Sara Stasiuk.
“Last year’s concert showed us that there is a real hunger for local music. An event like The Big Show helps to cultivate a new generation of local-culture fans,” explains Stasiuk. ”Manitoba is home to countless world-class performers and we’re thrilled to be able to bring some of them together on one stage for a show that celebrates our wealth of talent and promotes healthy communities.”
The Big Show is the culmination of Manitoba Music’s series of impromptu “guerilla concerts” that have been taking place this summer at The Forks’ popular skate park, The Plaza. The series features exclusively local talent, including DJ Disspare, Magnum K.I., Sons of York, and AM Glory.
The Big Show has been made possible through the support of The Forks, Astral Radio, and Uptown Magazine.
Manitoba Music presents...
THE BIG SHOW
Sunday, September 12 | 3-7pm
Scotiabank Stage at The Forks
Hosted by Ace Burpee
Desiree Dorion @ 3pm
Enjoy Your Pumas @ 3:40pm
The All Night @ 4:20pm
Magnum K.I. @ 5pm
J.P. Hoe @ 5:50pm
Ash Koley @ 6:40pm
with DJ sets by Mama Cutsworth