Emerging Manitoba musicians will have the guidance of veterans in the business during a summer songwriting camp.
The Manitoba Music Summer Songwriter Retreat runs July 5-8 and will combine co-writing opportunities with creative and business mentorship, connecting industry heavy-hitters with up-and-coming Manitoba talent to strengthen their songwriting chops through collaboration.
The retreat will take place in a tranquil cabin setting in the Whiteshell. Mentors making the trip include Los Angeles-based songwriter Andy Stochansky, Anthem Entertainment/SRO Management’s Tyler Tasson, Instinct Entertainment’s Dondrea Erauw, and the general manager of SOCAN Los Angeles, Chad Richardson.
A showcase happening at The Forks on Friday will give new and expectant mothers the opportunity to browse eco-friendly and natural products.
The Naturally Mom & Me Showcase is a full-day event featuring local manufacturers, such as Mama Pacha, Sew Dandee, Colibri Canada, Little Feather Designs, and other. In addition to Manitoba-made products, Generation Green will display several organic Canadian products, including First Food Organics and Earth Mama Angel Baby.
Winnipeg country foursome Oh My Darling is calling it quits, but not before playing one last time as part of a farewell show.
“After 8 years, we have collectively made the decision to move on from Oh My Darling. This band has been such a huge part of all of our lives and careers, and it is bittersweet to say goodbye,” a statement on the band’s website read.
WINNIPEG — Kitchen parties are usually a Festival du Voyageur thing, but the West End Cultural Centre will get its own taste next month.
The Prairie Kitchen Party on May 30 will feature three-time national fiddle champion Patti Kosturok and multi-instrumentalist Emma Cloney perform with Jeremy Rusu and special guest Dan Scramstead of The Deeds.
Tickets are available now for $15 in advance through the WECC, Ticketfly, Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store and Music Trader, or for $20 at the door.
WINNIPEG — Canadian rockers The Trews have been tapped to headline this summer’s MTS Super-Spike volleyball tournament.
The weekend-long event is July 17-18 at Maple Grove Rugby Park in south Winnipeg and will mark its 14th year.
Along with The Trews, MTS Super-Spike will feature a dozen live bands at the festival including Moses Mayes & the Family Funk Orchestra, The Treble, The New Meanies, The Revival, The F-Holes, Mise en Scene and others.
Besides fun in the sand with great live music, the event is also a fundraiser for the Winnipeg-based National Women’s Volleyball Team and has raised more than $800,000 to date.
WINNIPEG — Folklorama has elected a new board of directors for the annual multicultural summer festival.
“It is my honour and privilege to have the opportunity to lead Folklorama’s board of directors,” said new Folklorama president Zaleena Salaam. “The passion that our board and members have for Folklorama’s mission has enabled our Festival to grow from a one-time event in 1970 to the largest and longest running multicultural festival of its kind in the world.”
Camerata Nova’s final concert of the season will have audiences believing in magic.
“The Hermetic Ode: Choral Alchemy” is being promoted as one of the “most exciting and experimental concerts ever” when it plays Friday, May 8 in the Muriel Richardson Auditorium at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.