Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Saddle up for the Rodeo- Interstellar Rodeo that is.

Interstellar Rodeo has been slowly creeping into Winnipeg’s consciousness after three great festivals in Edmonton. Adding Winnipeg as Interstellar Rodeo’s second home was a natural. Winnipeg is a music-lovers town. We punch well above our weight when it comes to the talent that oozes out of here, and we are well known to be prolific and discerning when it comes to making and taking in live music.  Our festivals are renowned – every summer weekend boasts musical opportunities of all genres and vibes, and even our winter has shot up as a music festival season with events like Festival du Voyageur and Big Fun. Interstellar fits right in to the scene. It’s an urban festival – easily accessible by foot, bike, bus, car and even boat.

Our inaugural 2015 Winnipeg festival features a slick set of excellent artists – the unofficial theme has something to do with badasses. While very different musically, artists like Sinead O’Connor, Steve Earle and Tanya Tagaq are not afraid to tell their truths. Personally, I think every summer festival should end on a Blue Rodeo high; and so this one shall, right after a summer stunner of a set by Vance Joy who is burning up the airwaves and is about to hit the road with Taylor Swift!

When I think about Interstellar Rodeo, much of my excitement comes from envisioning it at The Forks. That museum in the background? After show drinks at SMITH? (maybe a breakfast cinnamon bun from Tall Grass…). I just can’t wait to sip exquisitely paired wine on one of those berms, watching Winnipeggers enjoy the site, the sights and seeing some old favorites like Dwight Yoakam, and likely find some new great bands to love.

Guest Post by: Sara Stasiuk
{fan of good music}

Interstellar Rodeo Winnipeg Artists & Schedule

Hawksley Workman
Tanya Tagaq
Sinead O’Connor

Amelia Curran
NQ Arbuckle
Elliott BROOD
Justin Townes Earle
Steve Earle & The Dukes
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
Dwight Yoakam

Jason Plumb and the Willing
Black Joe Lewis
Rhiannon Giddens
The Lone Bellow
July Talk
Vance Joy
Blue Rodeo


Tickets go on sale Friday, April 10 at 8 a.m. 
Prices range from $48.75 (Youth single-day tickets) to $225.00 (Adult weekend transferable passes). 
There are limited quantities of First Mover Weekend Passes, which are just over $140 (1/3 off the advance price.)
For more ticket details, click here.


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