The population of Flin Flon is about to get a little bigger. The Manitoba Arts Network is getting ready to take over the town for the latest edition of its Manitoba Showcase, which runs October 22-24. Manitoba Music is joining in the fun again this year with workshops, an industry showcase, and the return of the late night open mics.
Some of the musicians making the trip include children's act Seanster and the Monsters, singer/songwriter Raine Hamilton, country crooner Quinton Blair, roots troubadour Kevin Roy, and tribute act The Inclines: Sweet Dreams of Patsy Cline. Check out the schedule
Manitoba Music will present two opportunities for event participants, including the Arts Innovation Lab and an a series of one-on-one meetings with experts, funders, agents, and artists. Advance registration is required. Find out more
For music fans and folks looking to share some of their own music, Flin Flon singer/songwriter Noelle Drimmie will kick off the open mic nights at the UnWinder Lounge (Victoria Inn) on October 22 with Roy hosting the following night and Blair closing things out on October 24.
Every fall, the Manitoba Arts Network brings some of the best Canadian talent in music, dance, theatre, and visual and literary art together in a different Manitoba community to showcase their work for delegates from arts organizations across the province. Both artists and delegates have the opportunity to check out performances, participate in professional development workshops, see visual art exhibitions, attend literary readings, and network with their peers over the course of three days structured toward celebrating and sharing the arts.
Meanwhile, the showcases of talented artists from across the country gives delegates the chance to preview and meet acts they might want to bring to their community during the following season. The preeminent event of its kind in Manitoba, Showcase provides opportunity for rural and northern arts presenters to exchange ideas and renew professional relationships.