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Live @ The Folk Exchange Concerts!

Live @ The Folk Exchange Concerts!

We are excited to present these shows at The Folk Exchange! Our cozy music venue is located in the heart of the Exchange District at 211 Bannatyne, right behind the music store. The Folk Exchange is a licensed space so you can enjoy a drink while you take in the great music we have lined up.

“If you haven’t yet discovered the ridiculously lovely Folk Exchange, you need to go post-haste.” - Teghan Beaudette, CBC News

Tickets are on sale now exclusively in-store and over the phone at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store at 211 Bannatyne, (204) 231-1377. Doors for all shows open at 7:15 PM and shows start at 8:00 PM. 

Oliver Swain’s Big Machine

September 27
$12.00 in advance

Oliver Swain’s Big Machine won-over many hearts at this past Folk Fest, so we were eager to bring him back to town to hear more! Oliver’s pure, finely-tuned vocals that have astonishing range and his undeniable skill behind the banjo or upright bass grabs the attention of all who hear him and holds it with his enormous sound and stature. 

Manitoba Hal 

October 10
$12.00 in advance

Ukulele enthusiasts, this one’s for you! Manitoba Hal is a consummate blues man, having toured Canada extensively with a ukulele. Picturing him in his 100 year old cottage in Nova Scotia, one can’t help wonder how someone can sound like he grew up in the deep south of the U.S. and play raw, swamp, delta, Cajun and zydeco style blues. Hal developed his blues sound when he lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba (where he also got his name).

100 Mile House

October 24
$10.00 in advance

The new 100 Mile House release, Wait With Me, is their third full-length album, packed with the lyrically driven roots tunes that gained the band a devoted following in the Canadian music scene and beyond. The album won the Edmonton Music Award for Group of the Year and Single of the Year and was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for Roots Duo/Group Recording of the Year.

Jay Aymar

October 25
$10.00 in advance

Jay Aymar can tell a good story that takes you on a roller coaster ride between laughter and tears during the three minutes it takes him to sing a song. He’s been described as a Canadian everyman, because he gets his songs from the people he meets and they are as complicated – and simple – as the drifter in the bar, the traveller in the bus station, and the school teacher at Starbucks.

Jon Bryant

November 7
$10.00 in advance

For two-time iTunes Indie Spotlight Artist Jon Bryant, writing his latest release, What Takes You, was a challenging, yet invigorating experience. The album is an earthy, folk/bluegrass/Americana collection of twelve songs – including a cover of James Taylor's "Carolina," as well as "Be Still," whose author is unknown – that winds its way through tales of faith, love, loss and the search for purpose and meaning in life.

Matt the Electrician 

November 14
$12.00 in advance

We are so excited to have Matt the Electrician back after his stand-out performances at the 2013 festival! Matt crafts sharp narratives with equal measures heart and home, as evidence on It’s a Beacon, It’s a Bell, an album inspired by Townes Van Zandt's writing. Matt’s songs typically mirror his family life and the complexities of living as a touring musician and father, often far from home, on the move and unable to be in touch. 

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