Raine Hamilton plays Winter Concert Series

Part 5 of the Spirit of Manitoba Winter Concert Series launches Saturday evening with a one-hour performance by Raine Hamilton. This is the second-last show of the season and is free to any who log into Whoop & Hollar’s YouTube Channel or Facebook Page. “The Spirit of Manitoba Winter Concert Series & Open Mic Night brings the joyful…

Whoop & Hollar virtual concert series continues today

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…

Virtual winter concert series launches on Saturday

Live music venues remain shuttered, stages are dark and eerily silent — musicians and fans alike are starving for musical affection in this pandemic ordered blackout, but a local festival will be playing virtual matchmaker this Saturday night as it launches its “Spirit of Manitoba'' Winter Concert Series & Open Mic Night. Whoop & Hollar…

Whoop & Hollar festival details delivered

Whoop & Hollar festival details deliveredWhoop & Hollar Folk Festival organizers continue to fine-tune details leading up to this weekend’s festival to be held at the Portage Ex grounds, Aug. 28 & 29. Arguably one of the only live outdoor festivals of the summer to be held in Manitoba, due to COVID-19 restrictions, Whoop & Hollar is reducing the number…

Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival lineup and ticket update

Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival lineup and ticket updateLimited pod passes on-sale now to the Aug. 28-29 drive-in edition of the Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival to be held at the Portage Ex grounds. Festival admission is only available to those who pre-register and are part of a pre-registered pod. Walk-ups or drive-ups will not be allowed in. Anyone wishing to attend the…

Legion Open mic on Christmas hiatus

Legion Open mic on Christmas hiatusWhoop and Hollar Open Mic & Jam Night at the Portage Legion is taking a Christmas break. Deb Tripp hosted the Nov. 29 Open Mic & Jam under the new format. The host — a special guest — gets a mini 30-minute concert before inviting the performers who have signed up to play, recite, stand…

Whoop & Hollar fills two days with an expanded schedule

Whoop & Hollar fills two days with an expanded scheduleA little bit of rain didn't get in the way of making the 7th Annual Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival this past weekend one of the best yet. The forecast for the two-day festival was miserable — 80 and 90 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms on both days, but the worst didn’t come to…

Whoop & Hollar Folk Fest continues Sunday

Whoop & Hollar Folk Fest continues SundayThere’s still lots of Folk Fest left to enjoy this weekend. Sunday is Day 2 of the 7th Annual Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival and will take place on the green bandstand on Island Park Sunday, August 25th — Noon to 10 p.m. Venue 2: Island Park (green bandshell on the southeast side of the…

Whoop & Hollar early bird ticket sales ends Thursday

Whoop & Hollar early bird ticket sales ends ThursdayYour chance to buy early, skip the lines and save on Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival tickets ends on Aug. 22 when the discounted early bird ticket promotion ends. Full weekend passes, as well as day passes for Saturday or Sunday can be picked up at Hill's Drug Store at 200 Saskatchewan Ave. E. or…