Folk festival going ahead this summer

Folk festival going ahead this summerDepending on public health orders at the time, Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival will carry on and adapt its programming accordingly For the second straight year amid pandemic restrictions and lockdowns, the Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival is planning for a live event this summer—"a weekend of top-notch music Portagers can look forward to,” organizers…

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…