The Spirit of Manitoba Winter Concert Series presented by Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival kicks out its third virtual concert tonight.
“The Spirit of Manitoba Winter Concert Series & Open Mic Night brings the joyful experience of a live show into the living rooms of Manitobans—while stay-at-home measures are in place this winter season,” organizers say.
This Saturday’s featured act is Two Crows for Comfort, a popular Manitoban folk-roots duo who are known for spinning songs into stories and stories into songs.
“They’re a duo that had no intentions of playing anything more than an open mic here and there, and went by a different name anytime they hit the stage. Fast forward three years and Two Crows, Erin Corbin and Cory Sulyma, bring with them an impressive track record that includes playing countless festivals, touring across Canada, and being named Roots Artist of the Year at the 2019 Manitoba Country Music Awards.
Both the virtual concert and open mic are FREE to watch and will be live-streamed to Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page THIS Saturday night at 7 pm CT (no software download/RSVP necessary, only a good internet connection)!
“On six Saturday evenings throughout the months of January, February, and March, folks of all walks of life can enjoy a 60-minute concert by a local Manitoban musical artist followed by a two-hour, interactive open mic. Open mic performers must register ahead here, up to seven days before each show.
The Feb. 13, Open Mic is full, but dates at the other virtual concerts are offering performing opportunities. Each event of the series (January 16 and 30, February 13 and 27, March 13 and 27) takes place from 7-10 p.m. CST, with the virtual concert running from 7-8 p.m. and the virtual open mic from 8-10 p.m.
The virtual concert series and open mic night are made possible thanks to the support of the Safe at Home Manitoba Program.
Broose Tulloch from UMFM’s Beer for Breakfast show will again host.