The snow is falling, the lights are shining, and it’s starting to feel a lot like the holidays.
We've put together a playlist brimming with holiday cheer featuring over two hours of holiday and winter-themed music by local artists at manitobamusic.com/holiday. The playlist features a diverse collection of new and original tunes, old favourites, and traditional carols in genres ranging from indie rock to country to traditional Ukrainian to jazz.
Contributing artists include: ATLAAS, Barbara Joy, Bubba B the MC, Camerata Nova, Chic Gamine, Coldfront, Courier News, Don Amero, Erin, Yuri & Michelle, Flo, Fred Penner, Glenn Buhr, Jaylene Johnson, JD and the Sunshine Band, JP Hoe, Keith and Renee, Lana Winterhalt, Lindsey White, Lizzy Hoyt, Madame Diva, Monika Wall, Nathan Music Co., Noah Derksen, Paris To Kyiv, Paulo Borges, Quinton Blair, Rhonda Head, Ruth Moody, Steve Bell, Sweet Alibi, Trio Bembe, Vanessa Kuzina, and WHY.
Those looking for local inspiration for holiday gift ideas can follow the links on the playlist page to buy many of the featured songs and albums.
There's also a handy guide to upcoming holiday live music events in Manitoba, with more events being added all the time. For a comprehensive listing of upcoming seasonal shows, people can look to the "Holiday Concerts" section of the free MB Live concert-finding app and online listings.
We're also featuring free holiday Song of the Week downloads from local artists including Erin Propp (until Dec 7), Steve Bell (Dec 7-14), JP Hoe (Dec 14-21), and Sweet Alibi (Dec 21-28) at manitobamusic.com/download.
So put another log on the yuletide fire, cuddle up with some warm cocoa, and let manitobamusic.com/holiday be your soundtrack for the season.