The Sheepdogs perform at Rock on the Range, Saturday at the MTS Centre. (Shannon Heather)
The weather this summer has been spectacular in Manitoba. And this weekend looks to be no exception, which bodes well for the six, count 'em six music and arts festivals that are happening across this great province of ours.
This is the third last weekend before the kids head back to school. And there is no shortage of things to do. Don't have a car to head off to the beach? No worries. The Manitoba Lotteries Barge Festival hits the Forks starting Friday. The stage has moved from a floating barge on the river to under the canopy. But a great line-up of music still awaits!
Rock on the Range hits the MTS Centre all day Saturday. Evanescence, Alice in Chains, Hinder and The Sheepdogs are just some of the bands that can be found playing downtown at this music fest.
Want to get out of the city and still enjoy some great tunes?
The closest festival is at Lockport (where some great shopping can be found, seriously). The new Eagle and Hawk line-up (minus Jay Bodner) plays at the Lockport Dam Family Festival on Sunday, while Sierra Noble hits the stage Saturday night. Festivities get underway on Friday.
Twenty-two or so different performers take to the stage at the Shine On Festival of Music and Arts. Music starts at 8 p.m. on Friday with the last band hitting the stage at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Check their link for directions to the site at Beaver Creek Park.
Want to get a bit further out of town? Then you'll want to hit up the Harvest Sun Music Festival, up near Riding Mountain National Park. They also have a great selection of food too!
And in case you are feeling adventurous you'll definitely want to pack a tent, sleeping bag and a cooler full of bevvies and head out to the Rainbow Trout Music Festival and Fishing Derby. (Although there is no fishing, just a derby). It's just past Inwood, and if you look on the Facebook page you'll find some cryptic directions. This one could be a trip down the rabbit hole.