Manitoba Music and The Forks are turning up the volume on Canada Day this year with a stellar lineup of local talent on three stages, presented by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries. Performing for an audience of thousands who gather at The Forks to celebrate our nation’s birthday, Manitoba Live will feature performances from over a dozen acts spanning just about every genre, culminating in a remarkable onstage collaboration between fun-soaked rock outfit Attica Riots and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
The main event at the Festival Stage kicks off with up-and-coming pop/rock outfit Sc Mira at 6 p.m. followed by sets from roots troubadour Slow Leaves and country pop act Leanne Pearson. Attica Riots will plug in for a blistering set and the WSO brings out its crowd-pleasers before the two join forces in the lead-up to a spectacular fireworks display.
The bustling hub at Under the Canopy will feature yet more exciting and diverse local acts including some big band sounds from the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, root trio Sweet Alibi, bilingual folk/soul act Justin Lacroix Band, the bombastic horns of the Dirty Catfish Brass Band, electro rockers The Revival, and R&B/rock crew The Noble Thiefs.
Visitors can also enjoy the music while checking out the sites and wares in The Forks Market, which will host intimate performances from acclaimed children’s act Seanster and the Monsters, country crooner Quinton Blair, Americana duo Leaf Rapids, singer/songwriters Adam Hanney and Kevin Roy, and pop act French Press.
The Forks hosts the city's biggest birthday party on Canada Day. Aside from the three incredible musical stages, the free family-friend event also includes food trucks, kids art activities with the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Founding Nations Tribal Village, Parks Canada's free activities, special themed activities at the Children’s Museum, and a Public Market.
UNDER THE CANOPY
Hosted by Joanne Rodriguez
5:30 PM Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
6:30 PM Sweet Alibi
7:30 PM Justin Lacroix Band
8:30 PM Dirty Catfish Brass Band
9:30 PM The Revival
10:30 PM The Noble Thiefs