Live Music Manitoba: Festivals, Album Releases Hit Stages This Weekend

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This weekend's forecast calls from lots of live music throughout Manitoba...

On Friday, May 31, The F-HolesThe JD Edwards Band, and The Maginificent 7s's TJ Blair take over The Folk Exchange for the Winnipeg edition of the launch party for Pinball Sessions, a new music site. >> Details

A cappella group Those Guys launches its new video fo "Human Nature" at the West End Cultural Centre in back to back shows on May 31 and June 1. >> Details

Head to Cypress River on Saturday, June 1 for the second annual Prairie Wind Music Festival, which features performances by over 20 local acts including Del BarberCarly DowJenny BerkelNadia GaudetRed Moon RoadThe Bros. LandrethThe JD Edwards Band, and Vanessa Kuzina. In case of rain, they'll move the festivities into the Cypress River Arena. >> Details

Also on June 1, Winnipeg will host not one but two albums release parties. Genre-defying ensemble Flying Fox and the Hunter Gatherers will be at Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club for the release of its latest EP, Fruit and Ash. >> Details and free download

Meanwhile over at the Pyramid, singer/songwriter Matt Epp will release his new album, Learning to Lose Control. >> Details

Quinton Blair, Romi Mayes, and The Perpetrators are part of the lineup at the second annual Bluesfest at Hotel La Boquerie. >> Details

The Back 40 Folk Festival returns to Morden for its annual celebration of music on Sunday, June 2. This year's lineup features Emma CloneyJenny BerkelRed Moon RoadThe Bros. Landreth, and many more. The event takes place at the Morden Park Bowl and also includes food vendors, artisans, and children's entertainment. >> Details

Find more on these and other great concerts in our Live Music Calendar (it works on your mobile device, too).

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