Posted by Andrea Ratuski, SCENE Producer | Monday July 9, 2012
It's going to be a scorcher, that's for sure. But some made-in-Manitoba
music should help alleviate the effects. And the offerings are plenty.
you like to soak in the heat outdoors while you soak in the music, or
whether you prefer your music in air-conditioned comfort, here are some
Music in the airy outdoors:
The Lyric Theatre
on the grounds of Assiniboine Park offers evening concerts throughout
the summer. Stretch out on the lawn on Tuesday evening to enjoy Variety
Night with Don Amero and on Thursday it's the Ron Paley Big Band.
The Out to Lunch series runs Wednesdays through the summer at Air Canada Park. This week you can catch the indie pop/rock trio Salinas Band. Be sure to bring a hat. And your lunch, of course.
Some cool jazz might lower the temperature a notch or two. The Winnipeg Art Gallery's annual summer series, Jazz on the Rooftop, has been revamped and renamed Live! on the Rooftop this year to accommodate a wider range of music. But this Thursday the music remains in the jazzy realm with guitarist Keith Price, vocalist and pianist Amber Epp, Sol James and Erin Propp. And you never know, a cool breeze might just waft through, too.
Music in air-conditioned comfort:
The Millenium Centre
is one of the coolest of them all, in terms of glorious atmosphere and
actual temperature. Classical concerts are presented at noon every
Tuesday. On July 10 it's quadruple threat musician Robin MacMillan. She'll
present a 45-minute concert on four instruments, the oboe, the oboe d'amore, the English
horn and piano. That's a lot of talent. Oh, and don't forget to bring a
The Loft Gastropub
is the latest eatery to join the Corydon strip and their Dinner and
Jazz nights are now an added draw. Wednesday evening it's pop-infused
jazz by Jodie Borlé.
You can count on all manner of musical entertainment regularly at Pop Soda's Coffee House and Gallery, often impromptu, as well as an interactive art studio. Wednesday, though, it's Comedy Night.