Silkscreening with Jona Barr at Arts in the Park

Jona Barr has been trying to learn how to silkscreen for a few years. From Tuesday May 22nd to Friday May 29th at every noon hour, he will be experimenting and demoing a few of the many methods of silkscreening. Come by to watch the process or even learn to silkscreen! Enjoy Music during the process: Kevin Barr & Hank Karr are performing Tuesday, The All-City Jazz Band is playing Wednesday, Katie Avery will accompany Kate Weekes on Thursday and Fireweed & Flannel will play on Friday. As per usual, these are free events and everyone is welcome. Arts in [...]

2018-05-19T15:40:04+00:00 0 Comments

Full list of nominees for Western Canadian Music Awards announced

On May 2, the Western Canadian Music Alliance announced the talented artists and members of the music industry that have been nominated in the 2018 categories. The winners will be honoured this fall at BreakOut West in Kelowna, BC, which takes place from October 10-14. The full list of nominees is online at, and the Hall of Fame announcement will be coming soon! 2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the WCMAs, with nominee representation from all six Member Associations, as well as Nunavut. Nunavut has landed a whopping seven nominations; a strong showing for the first year of submissions being [...]

2018-05-04T12:08:19+00:00 0 Comments

Now Hiring: Sound Technician, Arts in the Park

Sound Technician, Arts in the Park Duration Seasonal Closing Date April 20, 2018 Term Dates: May 22 – August 3, 2018 18 hours/week 25$/hour Responsibilities include: Technical set-up and strike for daily performances Mixing Front of House and monitor sound for daily performances Address technical requests of performers prior and during the performances Treat sound equipment with care and protect it from the elements and any potential damage Experience setting up sound equipment and running sound boards for live performances Strong problem solving skills and interpersonal skills Understanding of the challenges of an outdoor festival Review technical plots week prior [...]

2018-04-10T10:55:03+00:00 0 Comments

CBC Indigenous Music Awards: 2018 Yukon Nominees

Congratulations to the Yukon artists who have been nominated at the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards! Dena Zagi, Gucho Hin, Best Inuit, Indigenous Language or Francophone Album Dakhká Khwáan Dancers and DJ Dash, Deconstruct/Reconstruct, Best Electronic Music Album Cody Coyote, Northern Lights feat. Vision Quest, Best Music Video See the complete list of nominees here

2018-03-22T12:34:08+00:00 0 Comments

Yukon Women in Music: Music and technical workshops on March 24

YWIM (Yukon Women in Music) presents two performance workshops for vocalists and musicians, and a technical workshop on Saturday, March 24, at the United Church!!!  Our accompanying musicians will be Danette Readman, Brigitte Desjardins and Rob Bergman. Instructors will be Fawn Fritzen, Calla Paleczny, Olivier de Colombel and one more TBA. Please email Barbara at to reserve your spot. Men are welcome as well as women!   Once reserved, you can pay online: with PayPal OR send e-transfer to:  $35 for YWIM members  ~   $45 for non-members YWIM presents: Sound Class with Marshall Charlebois!  Learn how to set up a basic PA and get a hands-on opportunity to work [...]

2018-03-22T12:32:54+00:00 0 Comments

TD Jazz Youth Summit: June 24 – July 1, 2018

June 24th - July 1st, 2018 Application Deadline: April 23, 2018 The TD Jazz Youth Summit is an all-expenses paid program for young musicians from across Canada.The selected nine piece band (rhythm section + 4 or 5 horns/melody-instruments/voice) is directed by Jim Lewis (University of Toronto) and is one of the strongest programs in the country. The band holds rehearsals every day, and performs twice on the main stage as well as other performance opportunities such as TV appearances. This fantastic opportunity allows for exposure to different styles of music, collaboration, personal development through improvising, composition, and group interaction.With multiple [...]

2018-03-22T12:31:25+00:00 0 Comments

Winnipeg Folk Festival: Stingray Young Performers Program

Now in its 19th year, the Winnipeg Folk Festival is pleased to once again present the Stingray Young Performers Program. Open to emerging musicians ages 14-24. This training and performance program offers a day of workshops and mentoring with professional musicians hired to perform at this year’s festival. Participants also have the opportunity to perform on stage to the Festival audience. It’s a chance to interact and exchange ideas with young musicians with the same musical interests and we hope those who take part will come away inspired to pursue a future in music. WHO: Musicians – singer/songwriters, bands, vocalists & [...]

2018-03-22T12:28:13+00:00 0 Comments

Arts in the Park 2018: Call for Performers & Visual Artists

Arts in the Park is now accepting applications for its 22nd season! Arts in the Park puts on daily performances and visual art demonstrations that take place every weekday at LePage Park for 11 weeks starting May 22nd, 2018. The deadline for applications is April 6, 2018. Musicians and bands of all genres, storytellers, dancers, children’s performers, theatre and circus artists and any other type of performance artists are encouraged to apply to take part in the 2018 edition of Arts in the Park! We welcome applications from both emerging and established artists. Visual artists of all mediums are welcome to [...]

2018-03-15T09:45:59+00:00 0 Comments

Guitar Workshop Series

Starting March 24th in Grace Space above Baked Cafe. All workshops are 90 minutes. Just bring yourself and your guitar! Introduction to Guitar: Saturday March 24th- 5:30pm-7pm- $60 Designed for absolute beginners to get started with the basics. Learn how to tune the guitar, how to play 3 easy chords, 2 simple strumming patterns, and how to read chord diagrams. Reading Music for Guitar: Saturday April 7th- 5:30pm-7pm- $60 Learn how to read & write guitar tablature, and get some practice reading in a fun group environment. Also learn how to recognize notes in standard musical notation and where to find them [...]

2018-03-15T09:48:43+00:00 0 Comments

BreakOut West: Showcase submissions due March 21

The BreakOut West Showcase Festival features a multi-genre line-up of over 50 of western Canada’s best emerging and established artists showcasing at multiple venues throughout the host city. This year, BreakOut West will be in Kelowna, BC from October 10 - 14, 2018. Applicants must be residents of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon and/or the Northwest Territories, for at least six months between January 1, 2017 and March 21, 2018. It is recommended nominees, and those submitting, be a member of a Western Canadian Music Industry Association but is not required. Upon acceptance, the MIA’s will be contacted to [...]

2018-03-15T09:53:00+00:00 0 Comments