Whether you're looking for a day trip or you've already started airing
out your tent, there are still a number of chances to catch some great
live music in a festival setting...
TROUT FOREST MUSIC FESTIVAL | August 12-14 | Ear Falls, ON
Okay, so it's not actually in Manitoba but it's pretty darned close.
Located at Ear Falls in northwestern Ontario, the 16th annual Trout
Forest Music Festival is actually produced by Manitoban: Nathan's Devin Latimer. There are also plenty of Manitoba acts on the 25-act bill,
including Don Amero, The Crooked Brothers, Chic Gamine, Matt Epp, Lindsay
Jane, Jess Reimer, Sweet Alibi, and The F-Holes. You can also catch sets
by out-of-towners like Deep Dark Woods, Carolyn Mark, Little Miss
Higgins, and Tannis Slimmon. Click here for full schedule.
BRIANSTOCK: PEACE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL | August 12-14 | Winnipeg Beach
Winnipeg Beach will host the three-night BrianStock festival featuring over 30 acts including Frieso, Hurricane Jenny, Mise en Scene, Effect and Cause, The Afterparty, Heat Rat Magnets, and even a performance of "Dark Side of the Moon". Click here to see the event on Facebook.
RAINBOW TROUT MUSIC FESTIVAL AND FISHING DERBY | August 19-21 | Just outside Winnipeg
There's another trout in the festival waters: Rainbow Trout Music
Festival and Fishing Derby. The young indie music festival, organized by
a year of music-loving volunteers, is held just outside of
Winnipeg the third weekend of August and features many genres and lots of
local flavour. This year's lineup includes Absent Sound, Empty
Standards, JD Edwards, The Smoky Tiger, Vampires, Magnum K.I., Ultra
Mega, Jenny Berkel, Tom Keenan, Mise en Scene, Ian La Rue & the
Heartbeat City, Sweet Alibi, and Demetra. Click here to see the event on
SHINE ON FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND ART | August 19-21 | Sandilands, MB
Celebrating the end of the summer, Shine On has been around since 2005, currently taking place at the Sandilands Provincial Forest. The line-up boasts over 20 acts, including Mas Headspace, The Afterparty, Feed the Birds, Bog River, Ras-Tamils, and JD Edwards. Click here to see more on Facebook.
HARVEST SUN MUSIC FEST | August 20-21 | Kelwood, MB
This small music fest not only aims to offer audiences great music but
also a greater awareness of, and support to, farming and agriculture. We
do this by providing a forum for farming organizations to create
awareness of their cause through music and the arts. This year's festival features the likes of Chic Gamine, Nathan, The Liptonians, Trio Bembe, JD Edwards, Dust Poets, Lindsay Jane, and Rob Waddell. Click here for full schedule.