Whoop and Hollar plans winter virtual concerts


The Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival hinted last month the possibility of a replacement for its cancelled Open Mic nights at the legion and it has delivered.

A Safe at Home Manitoba Grant means the music promoter will be able to stage virtual concerts this winter to replace the Open Mic & Jam Nights.

“During the months of January, February, and March, a free concert series and open mic night will be held online to melt the winter blues, support Manitoba musicians, and bring together Manitobans for a fun evening while staying at home,” Whoop & Hollar organizers reveal this week.

The new virtual concert series is expected to consist of Six, two-hour shows which will be broadcast live on the festival’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The dates for the “Spirit of Manitoba Winter Concert Series & Open Mic Night” will be Jan. 16 and 30, Feb. 13 and 27, and March 13 and 27. All dates are on Saturday nights from 7 – 9 p.m.

Whoop and Hollar is firming up the lineup and details of the free concert series will be announced soon.

In the meanwhile…

Festival organizers have made this summer’s festival available for viewing in your living room.

“If your spirit is needing a boost right now, you can relive the 2020 festival (or, discover it for the first time if you didn’t make it this year) by turning up the volume and watching live-streamed footage of all eight acts over two nights.”

Go to https://www.facebook.com/pg/whoopandhollar/videos/?ref=page_internal to access over seven hours of free of charge (six videos) concert footage.

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