Nothing fills our hearts more than live music and events do
It’s time to put the headphones down to experience riffs, melodies, bass and memorable events in-person, using all your senses.
Spots to bop
The Beer Can
Whether you’re looking to whirl around on a Wednesday or sing along on a Sunday, live music bumps all summer long at The Beer Can.
WURLDJAMS every Wednesday with Anthony OKS and DJ Zuki will have you grooving in your seat until the last call. The Thursday Night Concert Series has a full line up until the end of summer with bands and artists that take to the sage at 7 p.m. Summer Sessions boast a different DJ every Sunday to end your week on a high note.
Blue Note Park
Live music lights up the stage every night of the week at this lively downtown spot. The Times Change(d) Outside High & Lonesome Club at Blue Note Park is “Winnipeg’s Finest Honky-Tonk Bar,” and you don’t just get that title handed to you. The schedule features various music genres playing for the rest of the summer, so you're sure to enjoy a tune you can't help but put on your next playlist. Check out the full schedule of upcoming shows, and book tickets for your next in-person concert experience.
Le Patio 340
The city's largest bilingual summer pop-up bar (located in St. Boniface, of course) offers more than just artisanal beer, wine and mocktails. You can sit under the string lights overhead the sizeable grassy seating area at this charming bar and enjoy two live performances each night on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
With local artists and bands, DJ’s, Comedy Open Mics (women, trans* and non-binary), and workshops like beer and wine tasting and Jam Sessions with artists, there's a new happening each night. Plus, Le 100 NONS (Manitoba’s francophone music organization) will be offering workshops that let you discover a musician’s perspective.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing and groovy evening of music with friends or looking for a totally new experience, Le Patio 340 is the spot to be.
You can visit Le Patio 340’s website for an entire schedule with additional information on each night’s performances, artists and events.
Burt Block Party Concert Series
If you’ve been longing for a festival, the Burt Block Party is delivering. Directly outside the Burton Cummings Theatre on Smith Street and Notre Dame Avenue on August 20, 21, 27 and 28, you’ll find big-name Canadian artists like Said the Whale, 54-40, Jim Cuddy Band, The Sheepdogs and Streetheart putting on a memorable show.
With up to 4,000 fully-vaccinated fans allowed in each night, you’ll be able to rock out while visiting various food trucks and vendors to feed your festival cravings.
To help celebrate this Burt Block Party Concert Series we are giving away FIVE tickets(!) to the show featuring Jim Cuddy, 54-40 and The Northern Pikes on Aug. 20. Simply share this post on Facebook and tag @VisitWinnipeg and @TheBurtWPG and you'll be entered to win. We'll announce the winner on Aug. 15.
Manitoba 150's UNITE 150 event jam packs August 28 with two separate shows. The daytime and evening lineups feature live music, diverse Manitoba acts, stunning visuals and so much more. This once-in-a-lifetime experience of Manitoban talent is taking place at the Winnipeg Goldeyes home stadium, Shaw Park.
Familiar faces such as Tom Jackson and Jocelyne Baribeau are emceeing the daytime show and Ace Burpee and Laura Lussier are emceeing the evening show.
With limited available tickets starting on August 10, be sure to check out the impressive daytime and evening lineups featuring Fred Penner, Rainbow Stage, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, The Lytics, and Bachman Cummings.
CTV Winnipeg will broadcast the event for free to transport at-home viewers to the front of the stage so everyone can experience the booming bass and passionate energy of UNITE 150.
Assiniboine Park - Casinos of Winnipeg Summer Entertainment Series
Summer Music Series at the Lyric Theatre
Nothing beats lounging in the big grassy field and grooving to some local performances at Assiniboine Park. So, pack a couple of lawn chairs or a picnic blanket and enjoy a free show every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until the end of summer. Check out the full schedule for more information about artists, times and dates.
Movies in the Park
Not just one movie, but two movies play on the big screen every Friday. With the early showtime at 6:30 p.m. and a late feature at 8:45 p.m., there are plenty of chances to catch an outdoor film this August. Upcoming movies like Zootopia, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and also Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are all lined up on the viewing list.
Downtown Sounds Concert Series
Catch free concerts by local Winnipeg artists at various downtown locations such as True North Square, Workers Compensation Board plaza and the Chinese Gardens. The Downtown Sounds Concert Series features performances every Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. until the end of summer.
You can find out more about artists and at which location they're playing on Downtown Winnipeg BIZ's website.