Homegrown talent is on the menu at Old Market Square this summer. The Exchange District BIZ is teaming up with Manitoba Music to present a series of free lunch hour concerts highlighting local artists at The Cube stage throughout August.
Running noon to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Manitoba Music Live at The Cube kicks off August 1 with rock’n’roll faves Sons of York for a launch event hosted by Breakfast Television’s Jenna Khan. The series’ diverse lineup runs the gamut from the indie pop to country to soulful roots, featuring performances from JUNO Award nominee Don Amero, Western Canadian Music Award-nominated roots trio Sweet Alibi, pop/rock outfit The Treble, ukulele-wielding singer/songwriter Brooke Palsson, and pop newcomer Sc Mira.
The Winnipeg Folk Festival will join in the lunchtime festivities to present three concerts featuring Mariachi Ghost’s traditional Mexican twist on prog rock, Francophone pop chanteuse marijosée, and a songwriters circle in partnership with Aboriginal Music Week featuring JUNO-winning singer/songwriter Leela Gilday from Yellowknife alongside three local acts: country singer Frannie Klein, fiddler Darren Lavallee, and Burnt-Project 1's Dave Boulanger. The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra will also take the stage for two dates, bringing the classics to the lunchtime crowd.
The series is another vibrant part of the Year of Music celebration in Manitoba.
MANITOBA MUSIC LIVE AT THE CUBE SCHEDULE
Friday, August 1 – Sons of York
Wednesday, August 6 – Don Amero
Friday, August 8 – Mariachi Ghost presented by Winnipeg Folk Festival
Monday, August 11 – Brooke Palsson
Wednesday, August 13 – Sweet Alibi
Monday, August 18 – The Treble
Wednesday, August 20 – Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Friday, August 22 – Songwriters Circle featuring Leela Gilday, Darren Lavallee, Frannie Klein, and Dave Boulanger presented by Winnipeg Folk Festival and Aboriginal Music Week
Monday, August 25 – Sc Mira
Wednesday, August 27 – Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Friday, August 29 – marijosée presented by Winnipeg Folk Festival
All events are subject to change without notice.