Even if you’re not a sport-o, there are plenty of reasons to head to MTS Superspike at Maple Grove Rugby Park this weekend.
Honestly, the people watching is often worth the price of admission alone, but if that’s not enough for ya, how about the food, the beer tent and the music!
A weekend pass is just $35 but online ticket sales are closed so you’ll have to get your ticket at the gate. If you’ve never been to Superspike before, they discourage parking on site, in order to foster a more responsible drinking environment so they advise people to park at the U of M and take the free shuttle to the site.
Here is the music schedule with a couple of previews for the unfamiliar. Doors open Friday at 5pm.
Winnipeg’s own Dust Rhinos a King’s Head staple kick things off at 7pm. They play “Butt Kickin’ Celtic Rock.” Check ’em out. You might recognize a few faces.
At 8:30 Electric Feel takes the stage. Expect classic rock covers and a healthy dose of Led Zeppelin.
Friday’s Headliner at 10pm is local hip hop group The Lytics. Only a Winnipeg group would make a video riding Dickie Dee Ice Cream bikes!
On Saturday the music starts early. Doors open at 10 am with the first act on stage at 2. Groove to Caribbean vibes with Rockalypso. At 3:30 things take a country turn with The Pernell Reichert Band. Then The Reverend Rambler gets blusey at 4:45 which is a pretty perfect music segue into The Noble Thiefs – a personal favourite of mine.
I’d never heard of Grandson before writing this post but now that I’ve heard a few tracks, I’ll be sure to swing by the stage at 7:15 to check out this alt-rocky group from Toronto.
Local boys The Treble play at 8:30. They just released Modernaires, their debut album, earlier this year.
And the festival’s big headliners: The Sam Roberts Band. If you missed them when they were last here earlier this year, you don’t want to make the same mistake twice! They have a lot of sing-a-long choruses and are really great live. They have lots of top-notch songs, so it was hard to pick just one. But I assure you by the time they take the stage at 10pm Them Kids WILL know how to dance to rock n roll!