Three Cities, Five Bands, One Night: Manitoba Music Hits Montreal, Winnipeg, and Hamburg on Sep 21

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On September 21, Manitoba Music is going to be in three places at once. 

In Winnipeg, we kick off the new season of Open Mic at The Folk Exchange with host Kayla Luky. Presented with the Winnipeg Folk Festival, open mic nights take over the Exchange District venue the third Friday of the month. Upcoming hosts include Amber Epp (October 19) and The Perpetrators' Jay Nowicki (December 21), with more to be announced. Bring your guitars and your tubas and discover some up-and-coming talent. Read more...

In Montreal, we're teaming up with SaskMusic for The Prairie BBQ at Pop Montreal; a key event attracting top music industry names from across the country. The showcase features performances by indie rock outfit Les Jupes, instrumental electronic act Mahogany Frog, plus Saskatchewan's Rah Rah and Caves at Parc de la Petite-Italie. Read more...

In Hamburg, the second annual Manitoba Showcase at Reeperbahn Festival and Campus will feature indie upstarts Cannon Bros. and Juno-nominated singer/songwriter Del Barber at Canada House. The trade mission to Germany also includes a networking event at the Canadian Embassy in Berlin on September 19, in partnership with the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA). Read more...

That's five Manitoba artists in three cities on one night. And that's not all we're up to this fall...

The new season of MusicWorks is already underway, with many great upcoming workshops featuring fantastic industry panelists.

We're joining in this year's Nuit Blanche festivities with a night of Manitoba Music Videos at IMAX on September 29, with over 40 local videos, interviews with directors, and live music from Cannon Bros., Enjoy Your Pumas, Cat Jahnke, and From Giants.

Manitoba Music Night at New Music Wednesdays hits Ozzy's on October 3 with Sean Brown, The Sun Machine, and Steve Wiebe.

Look for us at Manitoba Showcase Contact 2012 in Virden on October 12, where we'll present two workshops.

Once again, we'll be at OCFF in Mississauga for multi-night showcases, October 11-14, featuring homegrown folk/roots acts, including Cara LuftJD EdwardsJP HoeFlying Fox and The Hunter GatherersMatt EppDemetraKayla LukyJenny BerkelRed Moon Road, and Sweet Alibi.

Coming this November, we'll present three showcases in three cities: New York, Montreal, and Toronto. Stay tuned for details.

Follow us on Twitter and use #mbmusic to find out where we are, what we're doing, and who's with us. 

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