Soaking up live music in the great outdoors is a summer tradition in Manitoba. On this August long weekend, Gimli is the place to do just that.
Islendingadagurinn, or the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, is set to invade the lakeside town for the 127th annual celebration of Icelandic culture and heritage. With it comes three days of live local music, featuring performances from over a dozen homegrown acts hitting the free stages.
Running July 29 through August 1, the event -- the second oldest continuous ethnic festival in North America -- also offers food, crafts, games, competitions, sport, and even a Viking village.
This year's local lineup is a diverse bunch, including indie pop poet Micah Visser, award-winning rapper and children's entertainer Bubba B the MC, teenage pop phenom Faouzia, folk rocker Okay Mann, looping pedal maven Rayannah, indie pop/rock quintet Sc Mira, R&B rock crew The Noble Thiefs, acclaimed singer/songwriter Raine Hamilton, 2016 Western Canadian Music Award nominees Sweet Alibi, emerging indie R&B/pop sensation Begonia, jazz trumpeter Chuck Copenace, and more. Read the MB Fresh spotlight on Faouzia
Check out the schedule of live music on the free stages below (keep it handy for the weekend with a free download of our MB Live concert-finding app for Android and iOS) and check out the festival's website for a complete listing of festivities.
Friday July 29 - Sigur Rök, Harbour Stage
7PM Floor Cry
8PM Nick Faye
9PM Micah Visser
Saturday July 30 - Saturday Nite at the Pier - Harbour Stage
3PM Bubba B the MC - Children's Entertainment
2-6PM (big games)
7PM Tori and Dane
8PM Okay Mann
10PM Sc Mira
11PM The Noble Thiefs
Sunday July 31 - Gimli Alternative Folk Festival, Gimli Park Mainstage
6PM Kristopher Ulrich
7PM Raine Hamilton
8PM Sweet Alibi
9PM Joey Landreth Trio
11PM The Chuck Copenace Group