Whoop and Hollar continues to diversify and grow into a full feature festival

Whoop and Hollar continues to diversify and grow into a full feature festivalAs the Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival evolves and matures, be ready to enjoy more than great music: the two-day schedule is planned to engage your senses beyond the 25 music acts and 60 musicians. Workshops and activities This year Portage's award-winning folk festival introduces workshops and activities under the Silver Maple Big Top that…

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…

Whoop & Hollar Folk Fest introduces free shuttle service

Whoop & Hollar Folk Fest introduces free shuttle service  A free, hop-on shuttle service will be offered for the first time at the Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival this weekend. The weekend-long festival will take place at two locations this year—the usual festival site along Hwy. #331 on Saturday, Aug. 24 and Island Park's southeast stage on Sunday, Aug. 25 with gates opening at 11…

Whoop & Hollar festival lineup to be released tonight at Open Mic

Whoop & Hollar festival lineup to be released tonight at Open Mic

Whoop & Hollar festival lineup to be released tonight at Open MicThe Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival will release its summer festival lineup tonight during its final Open Mic & Jam Night of the season. Dubbed the “Lineup Release Party”, the fun gets underway at the Royal Canadian Legion at 7 p.m. René Jobin of local band Proper Operation and local radio personality will MC as…

Local festival “whoops and hollars” over tourism marketing award win

Local festival “whoops and hollars” over tourism marketing award win

Local festival “whoops and hollars” over tourism marketing award winYears of hard work, planning and yet more hard work is making the Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival “the little festival that could”, something great here, but a little recognition now and then will deservedly help propel the festival onto the next plateau. Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival organizers, partners and volunteers were recognized April…

Whoop & Hollar introduces RV camping in 2019

Whoop & Hollar introduces RV camping in 2019An expanded Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival for 2019 has led to interesting improvements, including RV camping in a unique forest setting on an adjoining property. “This year’s festival is a weekend-long event and we want the experience to be fun and accessible for all,” says artistic director, Josh Wright. Organizers are excited to have…

Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival Open Mic & Jam at Legion Jan. 25

Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival Open Mic & Jam at Legion Jan. 25The call is out for all performers — musicians, authors, rappers, poets, etc. who want to reach a Portage la Prairie audience in a casual open mic atmosphere. In partnership with Badlands Promotions, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #65, Sawmill Tea + Coffee Co. and Visions of Independence Inc., Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival is in…

The Young Pixels: all the parts add up

The Young Pixels: all the parts add upWhoop & Hollar Folk Festival — Tricia and Danny Turner, aka The Young Pixels, move between electric guitar, drums and vocals in a performance that is broken down efficiently to only guitar and drums but deceivingly fuller. The Young Pixels hail from Kenton, Manitoba where they craft a polished pop rock (https://theyoungpixels1.bandcamp.com/) sound as organic…

Final Open Mic at Legion tonight

Final Open Mic at Legion tonightThe Portage Citizen — To conclude a wildly successful first Open Mic & Jam Nights season, Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival organizers are bringing a “musical teaser” to the stage tonight at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #65. Local singer-songwriter Heather Jean Jordan will host the final event at the Legion. Jordon is scheduled as…