Music in the Parks

Young and old alike are invited to experience the magic and serenity of downtown's Princess Park, while enjoying the amazing talent of some of Western Manitoba's finest performing artists.

The FREE performances run every Tuesday from June 6th to August 22nd. All shows begin at 7 p.m. ! The public is encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for outdoor music-listening comfort.

 

ALL PERFORMANCES BEGIN AT 7:00 p.m.

Performers

CP Express

CP Express

TUES. JUNE 06

» Princess Park

CP Express is the popular music ensemble from Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School in Brandon. These students audition for the class in the fall, and work all year toward fine tuning their musical skills within a wide range of repertoire. CP Express shares its love of popular music by performing throughout the region at school and community events.

Mitchell Mozden

Mitchell Mozden

TUES. JUNE 13

» Princess Park

Mitchell Mozden is a well-rounded pop/rock musician that shares his talent anywhere from a live stage, to busking on the street. He enjoys entertaining, no matter what the venue. In the past year alone, he performed over 50 gigs to a fast growing fan base that enjoy listening to his soft acoustic melodies and his intense live loops.

Heart's Desire

Heart's Desire

TUES. JUNE 20

» Princess Park

Heart's Desire features Lorraine Comber, Debbie Beaudry, Jan Ashton, and Amy McAlpine, with the recent addition of Scott Coultes on bass, Dave Scott on drums and Rick Davison on keyboard. They sing a variety of genres including country, pop and folk ranging from retro to contemporary, complete with harmony, including some original songs. In the past they've played for the Memorial Cup, the Austin Thresherman's Reunion, the Royal Bank grand opening, and other places in the Westman and Shilo areas. They've played for Music in the Park several times and look forward to performing again this year.

Lucky Ned

Lucky Ned

TUES. JUNE 27

» Princess Park

A Music in the Parks regular, Lucky Ned features Brian Giesbrecht on guitar and harmonica, Brent White on guitar and mandolin, Kerry Skinner on bass and Bill tuner on accordion and percussion. They are self-described as: eclectic acoustic music…a little bit bluegrass, a little bit blues, add folk, a touch of pop, stir and serve.

Seamus O'Jibway

Seamus O'Jibway

TUES. July 04

» Princess Park

A 7 piece band that plays celtic, rock, country and old time fiddle music, Seamus O’Jibway is led by Larry Roulette, one of Brandon’s finest entertainers. Their show features plenty of energy, guitar shredding, dancing opportunities, smooth harmonies, double stops and plenty of humour. Come out and enjoy this experienced group of musicians do what they love.

Cirque de Silva

Cirque de Silva

TUES. July 11

» Princess Park

Assembled from communities within Manitoba, Cirque de Silva is young band led from the drum set by Ben Roloff. Joining him is Christian Ilagan on tenor saxophone, Jacob Herd and keyboard, and Jordan Panko on bass; fellow and former students from Brandon University’s Jazz Performance Program. They play a collection of tunes from artists introduced to them by mentor, professor, and friend Wayne de Silva. Come out and hear Cirque de Silva play a variety of jazz and funk in homage to a musician that has helped them grow as musicians and people.

Ketch 22

Ketch 22

TUES. July 18

» Princess Park

Ketch 22 has been practicing and playing together for just over a year and have played at various community gigs around Westman. The band consists of Robyn Brugger on keyboards and vocals, Dan Collens on bass guitar and vocals, Doug Matthews on lead guitar and vocals, and Conrad Stott on drums. Their music is an eclectic mix of old and new country, rock and roll, oldies and an assortment of other favorites.

Emily Rockarts

Emily Rockarts

TUES. July 25

» Princess Park

With her catchy and endearing story based pop songs, Emily Rockarts is starting to catch on in Toronto’s crowded music scene. "Mapmaker", Emily Rockarts' debut release, is a collection of songs that is as sweet and light hearted as it is thoughtful and full of longing. This is an album about discovery; Exploring the wide eyed optimism of moving to new cities, to the expansive depth of oceans, to the stratospheres of space. Emily's music is artfully expressed through her captivating quartet. The music is honest, quirky, ever-changing and guarantees that no two shows will be the same. After a successful east coast tour in promotion of "Mapmaker", Emily is writing a new batch of songs, with the focus on a national tour, and the release of a full length album in 2018.

Doc L

Doc L.

TUES. August 01

» Princess Park

Doc L. or Peter L. has been singing for shut-ins and seniors for over a decade, in the Brandon area. He is joined by Gene MacKay sharing vocals, and Joan MacKay playing keyboard. Their song selections vary from folk to country and gospel with a few waltzes mixed in so don’t forget your dancing shoes! Favourite song requests are welcome at the performance in the park.

Misty Street

Misty Street

TUES. August 08

» Princess Park

Misty Street is one of Brandon’s favourite bands, playing a wide variety of funk, pop, blues and dance songs for your listening and dancing pleasure.

Shameless Folk

Shameless Folk

TUES. August 15

» Princess Park

Come out for a lively hand clapping, sing along and entertaining evening of shameless celtic, folk and a wee bit o' old time country music by Shameless Folk. The group consists of Bruce Dunlop: vocals, guitar and banjo, Kerry Skinner: vocals, bass guitar and bodhran (Irish drum) and Bill Turner: vocals, accordions, whistles, wooden flute, duck, cajon and bodhran. Don't forget to ask about Bruce's new CD. The group was formerly known as The New Celtic String Band and has been together 5 years.

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The Red River Revue

TUES. August 22

» Princess Park

A relatively new band to the Manitoba scene, The Red River Revue consists of former Brandon University Music Students, led by vocalist and former Music in the Park coordinator Jacob Herd on guitar and vocals, Rory Graham on fiddle, Scott Brown on guitar, and Jordan Panko on bass. Their music is a collection of new and old favorites arranged for the bluegrass setting.

 

 

Princess Park, 249 9th Street