Lots of Live Music and Local Talent at 2017 Canada Games Festival, July 28-August 12

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There's plenty of music to see and hear when the 2017 Canada Games roll into Winnipeg this month. Kicking off July 28, the Canada Games Festival takes over The Forks for free concerts, family-friendly events, and more running until August 12. 

All the provinces and territories are getting their own spotlight at this year's event, which will see musicians and artists from across the country converge in celebration on two stages at The Forks' festival site. Each event will feature local music, but Manitoba will take centre stage on August 7 with performances from William Prince with Sierra Noble, Royal Canoe, Fred Penner, Faouzia, Madame Diva, Dirty Catfish Brass Band, Yoza, Spitfire Kings of the RCAF Band, The New Meanies, Tim "Co-op" Hoover, Ray St. Germain, and a special performance from Crash Test Dummies with the WSO. 

Other Manitoba acts hitting the stage throughout the festival include Attica Riots, Nikki Komaksiutiksak, Justin Lacroix, JP Hoe, Mama Cutsworth, Lanikai, Winnipeg Steel Orchestra, The Mariachi GhostSpence Tradition, RayannahDouble the TroubleRenee Lamoureux, Bola Oriyomi and Ariya Afrika, Alpha Toshineza, and David Pestrak. JUNO-winners The Bros. Landreth will help kick things off at the opening ceremonies at the Bell MTS Place on July 28 while Sierra Noble and Fred Penner will be on stage for the closing ceremonies at Investors Group Field on August 13.

Other familiar Canadian faces making their way to Winnipeg include Buffy Sainte-Marie, Serena Ryder, Tanya Tagaq, Kardinal Offishal, Jenn Grant, Matt Andersen, Alex Cuba, Natalie MacMaster, Brett Kissel, Alan Doyle, and many (many) more. 

Visit canadagames.ca/2017/content/canada-games-festival for details on all the Canada Games fun. You can stay on top of all the stellar live music during the Canada Games festivities in the free MB Live app and online listings. Check out the schedule...

July 29 | Ontario
Attica Riots
Kardinal Offishal
Serena Ryder
Jazz on Wheels
Nikki Komaksiutiksak

July 30 | Québec 
Justin Lacroix
Nicolas Pellerin et les Grands Hurleurs
Bobby Bazini
Coeur de Pirate

August 2 | Northern Territories 
The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers
DJ Dash
The Jerry Cans
Tanya Tagaq

August 3 | Prince Edward Island 
JP Hoe
Paper Lions
Rose Cousins
The East Pointers
Jenn Grant
Mama Cutsworth

August 4 | New Brunswick 
Raphaël Butler
Mike Plume
Les Hay Babies
Matt Andersen
​Folklorama - Winnipeg Steel Orchestra

August 5 | British Columbia 
The Mariachi Ghost
Kinnie Starr
Madeline Merlo
Alex Cuba
Spence Tradition

August 6 | Saskatchewan 
Little Miss Higgins
The Pistolwhips
Buffy Sainte-Marie
The Sheepdogs
Double the Trouble

August 7 | Manitoba 
Fred Penner
Spitfire Kings of the RCAF Band
William Prince
Sierra Noble
The New Meanies
Royal Canoe
Crash Test Dummies
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Tim "Co-op" Hoover
Madame Diva
Ray St. Germain
Dirty Catfish Brass Band

August 10 | Nova Scotia 
Renee Lamoureux
Port Cities
Natalie MacMaster
The Trews
Folklorama - Bola Oriyomi and Ariya Afrika

August 11 | Newfoundland & Labrador 
Alpha Toshineza
Cory Tetford
Fortunate Ones 
Alan Doyle

August 12 | Alberta 
David Pestrak
The Royal Foundry
Fast Romantics
Michael Bernard Fitzgerald
Brett Kissel

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