An afternoon of local acoustic music will warm up Winnipeg’s river skating trail on February 15.
The third edition of Manitoba Music On Ice will treat visitors at The Forks to homegrown talent on the Louis Riel Day weekend, as musicians perform at the innovative warming huts.
Programming will be set by Aboriginal Music Week, BreakOut West, Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, MEME Festival, The Park Theatre, TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival, and West End Cultural Centre.
This year’s lineup includes traditional Indigenous women singers Oogimah Ikwewok, acclaimed roots singer/songwriter Jess Reimer, indie act Somebody Language, Francophone folk/soul/rocker Justin Lacroix, jazz trumpeter Simon Christie, and roots/blues performer The Reverend Rambler, with more to be announced.
The Festival du Voyageur will also present Rendez-vous On Ice, featuring local bands, DJs, and a fashion show.
Manitoba Music On Ice will run from 1-4 p.m. An artist schedule and further details on warming hut locations will be released at a later date.