WINNIPEG — The musical acts and entertainment schedule for the 103rd Grey Cup Festival is out.
The Sheepdogs, Dallas Smith and Loverboy will perform, as well as CBC star Gerry Dee and Randy Bachman at the Saturday night gala dinner.
“We have worked very hard to create an environment that all Manitobans can take part in, and believe we have a great mix of ticketed and free programming for both fans and families alike,” said Jason Smith, president of the 103rd Grey Cup Festival.
Organizers are expecting more than 10,000 visitors to the province for Grey Cup week, happening November 25-29.
Sixteen events — many of them free — will fill up the week for football-crazed fans.
November 25: Arrival of the Cup, University of Winnipeg campus
November 26: Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Fan Fest, Club Regent Event Centre
November 26-28: Nissan Titan Street Festival, University of Winnipeg campus
November 26-28: MacDon Fan Experience & Family Zone, Health & RecPlex at the University of Winnipeg
November 28: Cheer Extravaganza, Duckworth Centre at the University of Winnipeg
November 28: Grey Cup Festival Santa Claus Parade, Portage Avenue/University of Winnipeg campus
November 29: Countdown to Kick Off, The Plaza at Investors Group Field
November 26: Blue Bomber Breakfast, The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre
November 26: Shaw CFL Player Awards & CFLPA Official Players’ Party, Club Regent Event Centre
November 27: Winnipeg Free Press CFL Alumni Legends Luncheon, RBC Convention Centre
November 27: Touchdown Manitoba presented by TransX, RBC Convention Centre
November 27: 103rd Grey Cup Festival Party presented by RBC, The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre
November 28: 103rd Grey Cup Festival Gala Dinner featuring Gerry Dee and Randy Bachman, RBC Convention Centre
November 29: Monsanto VIP Indoor Tailgate Party, University of Manitoba Campus
November 29: 103rd Grey Cup Festival Post-Game Party, University of Manitoba Campus
Thursday, November 26: Dallas Smith with special guest Aaron Pritchett, RBC Convention Centre
Friday, November 27: The Sheepdogs with special guests, RBC Convention Centre
Saturday, November 28: Loverboy with special guests 54-40 and Queen City Kids, MTS Centre