500 Prairie Artists to Invade Ottawa

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The prairies are taking over the nation's capital this spring. Five hundred artists from all disciplines will be in Ottawa for Prairie Scene, a celebration and showcase of  arts and culture from Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Running April 28 - May 8, this is the NAC's fifth Scene event in a series that launched in 2003 with Atlantic Scene.

Boasting 80 events over 13 days, Prairie Scene features some of Manitoba's best and brightest musical talent from just about every genre, including: Chic Gamine, The Wailin' Jennys, Romi Mayes, Desiree Dorion, Daniel ROA, Del Barber, The Duhks, Grand Analog, JP Hoe, Greg MacPherson, Matt Epp, Michelle Grégoire Quintet, Royal Canoe, The Liptonians, Oh My Darling, The Waking Eyes, Wab Kinew, The Perpetrators' Jay Nowicki, and many more. Click here for the complete music schedule.

Prairie Scene will also play host to innovators in theatre, dance, comedy, film, literature, visual and media arts, and the culinary arts.

In addition to concerts and events open to the general public, Prairie Scene  also offer a chance for 70 national and international presenters to discover the best of Prairie culture, creating new performance opportunities for Prairie artists across the country and around the world.

Th last Scene event, which highlighted British Columbia in 2009, attracted more than 50,000 people to free and ticketed events. Read more in the Winnipeg Free Press.

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