Concert Series

  • March 24th, 2018

    Annual Sask Sampler

    Each year, the Regina Folk Festival, Ness Creek Music Festival and Gateway Festival bring together Saskatchewan's freshest musical talent in the annual Sask Sampler showcase. Need more of a reason to see sweet Saskatchewan talent? All proceeds from the door go directly to the artists performing that night! Hear Saskatchewan's up and comers March 24th at Bushwakker Brewpub.

    Featuring: Taylor Jade, respectfulchild, Ellen Froese, Suncliffs, Xandrah and BILLY BEAN

    Location: Bushwakker Brewpub
    Doors open at 6:30 PM
    Show starts at 7:30 PM
    Tickets at the door only - 10

    • Location: Bushwakker Brewpub
    • Doors open at 6:30 PM
    • Show starts at 7:30 PM
    • Advance tickets - 0
    • Tickets at the door - 10
  • April 29th, 2018

    Donovan Woods with Wild Rivers

    Donovan Woods' Facebook describes him as "Canada's answer to Paul Simon except taller and not as good." If that doesn't sell you, we don't know what will!

    Donovan Woods’ new album is a study in contrasts, as one would expect from its name: Both Ways.

    That push-and-pull, especially in relationships, has long been Woods’ stock in trade. As the lead track of Both Ways, “Good Lover” unfolds with acoustic instruments and Woods’ quietly compelling delivery — not what a listener might expect from the title alone. That masterful perspective has led to nominations for the Polaris Prize and the Juno Awards. In addition, his single “What Kind of Love Is That?” climbed to No. 1 on the CBC Top 20 Chart, while his catalog has accrued nearly 45 million streams.

    Woods is also a notable Nashville writer with credits by Billy Currington, Charles Kelley, Tim McGraw and Charlie Worsham. NPR Music stated, “There are very few writers who can make you laugh and break your heart in the same song.” No Depression noted that Woods’ style is “as fresh and captivating as any out there.”

    In Both Ways, Woods shows the rare ability to distill complicated situations and emotions into songs that are intriguing and relatable. Perhaps the collection’s most beautiful song is “I Ain’t Ever Loved No One,” a duet with Rose Cousins. The song captures that moment of bringing someone home to meet the family, using it as a backdrop to the anxieties of falling in love. True to the album title, a listener could either imagine a happily-ever-after ending or hear it as an ode to the one that got away. In most cases, Woods prefers to leave lyrics open to interpretation.

    • Location: The Exchange
    • Doors open at 7:30 PM
    • Show starts at 8:00 PM
    • Advance tickets - 25
    • Tickets at the door - 32

Regina Folk Festival 2018. Be there.