Pride night for Concerts in the Park

Pride night for Concerts in the ParkThe final Concerts in the Park of 2019 tonight presents Will Garrioch (Cheron) and Kelly Langner (Elton John Jr.). “It will be an evening of Pride, favourite covers and some great Portage la Prairie culture,” says event organizer Annette Heal. “Today is the day,” says Garrioch. “Feeling nervous, anxious and excited. I'm looking forward to…

Concerts in the Park brings two more favourites this week

Concerts in the Park brings two more favourites this weekSuzanne Bird Suzanne Bird has been called a songwriting and singing talent to be reckoned with [Winnipeg Free Press,1983]. Her musical resumé backs that up. She played at the First Canadian Women's Festival. She is a Metis performer described as transcending the ordinary to reach out to people through her music and lyrics. Suzanne has…

Pop and rock from local talent in the park this Thursday

Pop and rock from local talent in the park this ThursdayBorn and raised Portager Reighan Chiponski is first up this Thursday during Concerts in the Park. Chiponski invites everyone to join her on her musical journey when it takes off at 6 p.m. on the big Island Park stage. “I’m excited to have this opportunity to sing and play some cover songs as well as…

Human and Rowe headline CITP

Terry Human to open Thursday night free concert in the park

Human and Rowe headline CITPTerry Human Well-known singer-songwriter Terry Human will open Concerts in the Park on Thursday at 6 p.m. Terry’s musical roots run deep, growing up in a musical family. Everyone played an instrument and sang. It wasn’t long before he joined the family band, playing for old-time dances and Saturday evening hoedowns in somebody’s kitchen. In…

Concerts in the Park feature well-known acts tonight

Concerts in the Park feature well-known acts tonightThe “teacher” and classic rock favourites perform tonight as Concerts in the Park continues its free summer concert series on the island. Portage la Prairie piano and vocal teacher Janalee Bell will step out of her classroom tonight as she opens for Big Radio at Concerts in the Park on the island at 6 p.m.…

Soliciting donations raises a question

Letter writer questions necessity of donations at Concerts in the Park.

Soliciting donations raises a question  Large kudos to Concerts in the Park They are given without prejudice, and in grateful acknowledgment of the work required to make the event occur. There was one exception to the evenings’ events that caused myself and, in later discussions with some other concert goers, that caused a much-detracted enjoyment of the performers. A…

Bluegrass and storytelling on tap for summer concert series

Bluegrass and storytelling on tap for summer concert series

Bluegrass and storytelling on tap for summer concert seriesThompson, Manitoba singer/songwriter Nelson Little is first up this week on the Concerts in the Park Thursday evening playbill starting at 6 p.m. If anything, Little is known as one of the hardest-working Canadian singer-songwriters and he has the chops to back it up. His latest recording, “Ain’t Afraid of the Truth” is an honest…

Kayla Luky/Southern Flavor to open summer concert series

Kayla Luky/Southern Flavor to open summer concert series

Kayla Luky/Southern Flavor to open summer concert seriesThursday night live music in the park continues this Thursday as the free Concerts in the Park concert series kicks off with some Manitoba country and bluegrass favourites. Concerts in the Park will start at 6 p.m. on Thursday on the Ukrainian stage. Singer-songwriter Kayla Luky lives in Grandview, Manitoba, a small farming community nestled…
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