Winterruption & Concert Series

  • January 26th, 2020

    Little Miss Higgins with Lexi Buzash

    LITTLE MISS HIGGINS

    From the Great Northern Plains of Western Canada, Little Miss Higgins struts and serenades her way, guitar in hand, lips blazoned red, onto any stage. As if she just drove in off the back-road of another time with gravel dust and a sunset trailing behind her, this pocket-sized powerhouse plays music brewed up in old-time country blues sprinkled with a little jazz and maybe a hint of folk. Music entered her life early. “When I was about four my dad bought this old piano at a local bar,” she recalls. “It was a mini grand piano. He brought it home and told me it was mine. I carved my name in the side and started taking piano lessons.” Growing up playing piano, Higgins now uses guitar and voice as her main instruments. Her stage name, Little Miss Higgins suits the undeniably inflammatory mix of her blues and country music repertoire but the moniker was largely accidental. “When I moved to Saskatchewan in 2002 I started hanging out with this Greek guy,” she recalls “He started calling me Little Miss Higgins so I used it on poster for a gig I was doing and it just stuck.” Get ready to be charmed!

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    Unfortunately, Ellen is unable to join us on Sunday night. We are sending our best healing vibes and welcome the new act, LEXI BUZASH

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    LEXI BUZASH

    Lexi Buzash is a singer-songwriter from Regina SK and front-woman for the folk-rock band Suncliffs. With her ethereal voice and melodic fingerpicking guitar style, Buzash has been captivating audiences all around the province. Releasing 3 debut singles in the last year with her band, Buzash continues to write for a full-length concept album. Drawing her influences heavily from '60s folk revival and the Canadian music scene, Buzash writes folky ballads inspired by factory lines, bottomless cups of coffee and good company.

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    Bar @ 7:00

    This show will be seated.

    • Location: Artesian
    • Doors open at 7:30 PM
    • Show starts at 8:00 PM
    • Advance tickets - 22
    • Tickets at the door - 30
  • February 15th, 2020

    Fred Penner: The Cat Came Back 40th Anniversary Tour

    At a keynote address to an early childhood education conference, acclaimed family entertainer, singer / songwriter, composer, actor, writer, author, TV host and keynote speaker Fred Penner delivered a simple, yet powerful message. "Never underestimate your ability to make a difference in the life of a child." A gentle giant with kind eyes and an undeniable ability to make you feel good about yourself, this musical master brings 25 years of commitment, consistency and depth to a career that skillfully blends the many genres of performing and communication. Dubbed "Mr. Multi-Media" by Billboard Magazine, his diverse repertoire includes 12 Children's Albums, countless live shows across North America. He has, without a doubt, established himself as a fundamental part of the North American family entertainment scene. A humanitarian always conscious of the "delicate balance required to create a positive influence that fosters healthy self-esteem in the life of a child", his work is infused with a steadfast commitment to communicating with children and families in a clear, non-condescending way. "More than just fun", this multi-talented artist has the wisdom and humility to know that the importance and the meaning of what he does can reach deeply into the lives of others. 

    This show will offer seating. Littles are encouraged to dance in aisles if they are feeling moved. 

    Airplane rules apply for kids: 2 and under are free if they sit on laps 

    • Location: Knox-Metropolitan United Church
    • Doors open at 1:30 PM
    • Show starts at 2:00 PM
    • Advance tickets - 22
    • Tickets at the door - 30
  • March 3rd, 2020

    Andy Shauf with special guest Molly Sarlé

    Few artists are storytellers as deft and disarmingly observational as Andy Shauf. The Toronto-based, Saskatchewan-raised musician's songs unfold like short fiction: they're densely layered with colorful characters and a rich emotional depth. On his new album The Neon Skyline (out January 24 via ANTI-), he sets a familiar scene of inviting a friend for beers on the opening title track: "I said, 'Come to the Skyline, I’ll be washing my sins away.'  He just laughed, said 'I’ll be late, you know how I can be.'"  

    On top of heartbreak, friendship, and the mundane moments of humanity that define his songwriting, Shauf makes music that explores how easy it is to find yourself in familiar patterns and repeat the same mistakes of your past. His characters wonder, "Did this relationship end too soon? Would going to another bar cheer my friend up?" Or in the case of the foreboding "Living Room," where a character asks herself, "How hard is it to give a shit?" the songs on The Neon Skyline ultimately take solace in accepting that life goes on and things will be okay. Shauf says, "there's moments on the album where the characters are thinking 'this is the end of the world.' But there are also moments with some clarity and perspective: Nothing is the end of the world."   

    With special guest Molly Sarlé.

    • Location: The Exchange
    • Doors open at 7:30 PM
    • Show starts at 8:00 PM
    • Advance tickets - 25
    • Tickets at the door - 32
  • May 2nd, 2020

    Joel Plaskett

    Canada has produced some of the world's most enduring songwriters and Joel Plaskett is being hailed as one of the best. Since spending his teenaged years recording and touring with Halifax indie upstarts Thrush Hermit, Plaskett has been writing his own story.  Whatever project and whatever genre he explores, his fans are so there for it.  Whether he is solo or with The Emergency, his shows never cease to pack a room and leave everyone completely charmed. Plaskett has dozens of awards to his credit and thousands of tour dates under his belt. He is known as one of the country’s most innovative, hard-working, and fiercely independent artists. Get ready for another compelling show from one of Canada’s leading musical voices. 

    This show will have no opener. We have the pleasure of TWO sets from Joel Plaskett! 

    This show will offer a mix of seating and standing room. 

    • Location: The Exchange
    • Doors open at 7:30 PM
    • Show starts at 8:00 PM
    • Advance tickets - 28
    • Tickets at the door - 35

Regina Folk Festival 2019. Be there.