Interstellar Rodeo the “intimate and taste-making” city-centered music and wine festival returns to The Forks for its third year August 18 through 20th 2017. Curated by Six Shooter Records, the festival features music from a variety of genres but the overall vibe is folky, featuring many artists who consider themselves Americana or Roots performers.
There are three local names on the bill this year including Figure Walking, Leonard Sumner and sixteen year old, Moroccan-born, Carman, Manitoba raised Faouzia, who is having an exceptional year. She’s been featured as the next big Manitoba artist to watch has been featured at a number of high profile events this year including Festival du Voyageur (yes, she’s bilingual), The Jazz Festival, Canada Day at the Forks and the Canada Summer Games Festival. She writes her own music but also does great cover versions on her YouTube page.
Fun fact: Chloe Doucet who performs on Sunday afternoon is the 19 year old daughter of Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet of the band Whitehorse, who performed on the same stage earlier this year for Winnipeg’s Canada Day celebrations.
For your planning purposes here’s the basic rundown: Friday: Gates open at 4:30pm, music starts at 5:45 last call at 9:30pm, concert ends by 10:30pm. Saturday + Sunday: Gates open at 11:30am, music starts at 12:30pm, last call at 9:30pm, concert ends by 10:30pm.
Tickets range from $250 for a weekend pass or between $100 and $135 for a single day pass.
Coming Soon: The Interstellar Rodeo Wine Pairing Preview!