A new smartphone app devoted to connecting Manitoba music fans with their favourite live shows has launched.
Manitoba Live helps concert-goers find shows in venues and clubs in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba. It includes concert and festival listings, and users can sort live music events by venue, date and artist, while using the search function to see which shows are happening near their given location.
“This mobile phone app sets a new standard that we believe will get the attention of music industry associations across the continent,” said Sara Stasiuk, executive director of Manitoba Music and co-chair of the Year of Music organizing committee. “This app says it loud and proud that in Manitoba, we speak music.”
With the Juno Awards coming up shortly, Manitoba Live also details events happening during Juno Week (March 24-30).
Manitoba Music launched the app Tuesday alongside local developer Visual Lizard and Premier Greg Selinger at the West End Cultural Centre. It’s a free download and works on iOS devices, including smartphones and tablets.