Concert Series

  • November 2nd, 2017

    Alex Cuba

    He’s toured his trio around the world, released four albums and earned 18 awards and nominations, including 2 Junos and 3 Latin Grammys. Alex Cuba’s groove-laden, multi-cultural sound is characterized by smoky vocals, harmonies and adept guitar work with magnetic hooks; tunes that marry the rolling sway of Afro-Latin rhythms and the bittersweet melodies of Cuba with jazz for a new Latin soul sound. Alex is on the vanguard, crafting a cross-cultural sound that mirrors his geographical journey. Not tied to tradition, this Cuban-Canadian prefers his vintage Gibson over el sencerro (cowbell) anytime.His latest album, Healer, includes bilingual duets with key Canadian and US artists.

    With Ava Wild & Scott Pettigrew.

    • Location: The Exchange
    • Doors open at 7:30 PM
    • Show starts at 8:00 PM
    • Advance tickets - 25
    • Tickets at the door - 32
  • November 10th, 2017

    Nomadic Massive

    Rapping in English, French, Creole, Spanish and Arabic, Nomadic Massive makes itself heard across borders and amongst cultures, exemplifying the form’s evolution from its beginnings with two turntables and a microphone. These musical nomads represent an open minded, conscious hip hop that finds its inspiration in the past; combining live instrumentation, samples and a wide array of vocal styles.

    • Location: The Exchange
    • Doors open at 8:00 PM
    • Show starts at 8:30 PM
    • Advance tickets - 20
    • Tickets at the door - 25
  • November 23rd, 2017

    William Prince with Justin Lacroix

    Winnipeg-based singer-songwriter William Prince has more in common with his heroes Leonard Cohen and Kris Kristofferson than just a rich baritone voice: he has an authenticity and unpretentiousness that is downright disarming. His 2015 debut album Earthly Days boasts moving, warm instrumentation in which Prince’s stories and characters hold space. His recent Juno award for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year must surely be a source of pride for the community of Peguis First Nation, where the Oji-Cree Prince’s musical journey started under the guidance and support of his father, acclaimed gospel singer Ed Prince. He absorbed his roots and country influences from his parents, falling asleep under the table at community dances where his parents DJ’d. Prince has always done things his way, and at his pace. His gospel/country/folk sound, shored up by that big voice, is a true mirror of the man that makes it: honest, real, sensitive and memorable.

    With special guest Justin Lacroix.

    • Location: The Exchange
    • Doors open at 7:30 PM
    • Show starts at 8:00 PM
    • Advance tickets - 20
    • Tickets at the door - 27
  • November 24th, 2017

    Cold Specks

    Born in Toronto, Canadian singer Cold Specks has been a byword for rare talent and depth of feeling since her arrival in late 2011. Her 2012 debut album, I Predict a Graceful Expulsion!, hailed as a masterful and wholly original debut was shortlisted for a Juno award and Polaris Prize. Cold Specks returned with her sophomore album Neuroplasticity, two years and a world map of tours later. Voted one of The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times' albums of the year, the follow-up was radically expanded. When not writing or touring, they were pinballing between asks from an enviable roll call of collaborators. Cold Specks worked on Moby's album Innocents and was invited to play with Joni Mitchell at the singer's 70th birthday, alongside the likes of Herbie Hancock. She contributed to celebrated American jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire's Blue Note album The Imagined Saviour Is Far Easier To Paint and the Swans album To Be Kind. Currently, in the studio completing her third album, Cold Specks will be hitting the road again this year to support the Wild Card, released early this summer.

    Special guest, LA Timpa, will start the night off. 

    Presented in partnership with the National Arts Centre.

    • Location: The Exchange
    • Doors open at 7:30 PM
    • Show starts at 8:00 PM
    • Advance tickets - 17
    • Tickets at the door - 25
  • December 9th, 2017

    Hawksley Workman

    We are excited to announce that Hawksley Workman will be taking Almost a Full Moon back on the road this December. Hawksley’s classic Christmas album, Almost a Full Moon was released 16 years ago, and is a musical celebration of Christmas, community, family, and singing.  It has become a holiday season staple for many, original songs to be sung on the first snow of the year while making soup, or when 3 generations find themselves doing dishes, all at once.

    This is a seated show. Children on laps are free; if they require a chair then they will need a ticket.

    • Location: The Exchange
    • Doors open at 7:30 PM
    • Show starts at 8:00 PM
    • Advance tickets - 35
    • Tickets at the door - 42

Regina Folk Festival 2017. Be there.