Concert Series

  • September 27th, 2016

    Royal Wood

    A large part of Royal Wood's success has been built the old fashioned way - through word of mouth and constant touring. Having proven himself the consummate performer, he has laid the foundation for his career writing honest music to much critical acclaim. His latest release, Ghost Light, features Royal playing on almost 90% of the record, with accompaniment artists like Hannah Georgas and Felicity Williams (Bahamas) adding their special blend of talents to his sound. The result is an album that exudes raw emotion and emanates a feel of the songwriters of the sixties and seventies. After hosting him on our festival and concert series rosters before, we are very pleased to welcome Royal Wood back to an RFF stage.

    TICKETS GO ON SALE JULY 14TH.

    • Location: The Artesian on 13th
    • Doors open at 7:30 PM
    • Show starts at 8:00 PM
    • Advance tickets - 25
    • Tickets at the door - 32
  • September 29th, 2016

    Hayden

    Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Hayden's debut album, Everything I Long For, at this intimate solo performance at Artesian.

    This past April, Hayden celebrated the 20th Anniversary of his iconic debut record Everything I Long For with a limited run vinyl re-issue on his Hardwood Records and a short Southern Ontario Tour. Due to the overwhelming response (all tour dates and vinyl sold out), a new run of dates have been added that will take the show across Canada this September and October.

    Hayden will be performing the album as well as songs from throughout his extensive and acclaimed recording career.

    We're thrilled to be a stop on Hayden's Everything I Long For tour. Presented in partnership with Artesian.

    Tickets will be available for purchase online FRIDAY, JUNE 10th 2016.

    • Location: Artesian on 13th Ave.
    • Doors open at 7:00 PM
    • Show starts at 8:00 PM
    • Advance tickets - 25
    • Tickets at the door - 35
  • October 1st, 2016

    Fred Eaglesmith

    We are excited to say that the legendary Fred Eaglesmith will be at The Exchange Oct. 1st as part of the 2016 RFF Concert Series!

    Those who have seen Fred live know it's something not worth missing and those who haven't are in for a real treat.

    • Location: The Exchange
    • Doors open at 7:30 PM
    • Show starts at 8:00 PM
    • Advance tickets - 25
    • Tickets at the door - 30
  • October 5th, 2016

    Basia Bulat

    Basia Bulat is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Toronto who has found acclaim for her exuberant live show, soulful voice and well-crafted songs. 

    Good Advice is the fizzing, phosphorescing new pop LP by songwriter Basia Bulat. Captured and produced by My Morning Jacket leader Jim James in Louisville, KY, it follows on 2013’s Polaris- and Juno-nominated Tall Tall Shadow and two years of tour-dates alongside acts like Sufjan Stevens, Daniel Lanois and Destroyer. These are 10 songs of desire and redemption, lit up with a bottle-rocket of liberated, faintly psychedelic sound. “Basia has something truly unique,” James says, “and her music was a truly extraordinary thing to witness.”

    In July 2014, Bulat got into her mom’s car and drove the nine hours to Kentucky. Good Advice was created over the course of this and two subsequent visits, transforming slow acoustic demos into swift, bright pop-songs. “I knew immediately that it was the exact right place to be,” she recalls. With a fading relationship at her back, this was an opportunity to sing away the sorrow and regret. And for James it was a chance to “watch and hear [Basia’s] voice just exploding out of her soul, bringing us all to tears in the control room.”

    Despite a shared love for classic gospel, soul and country, Bulat and James resolved not to make a throwback record. Good Advice mixes classic, sterling songwriting with radiant, contemporary sounds – trembling organ, loose drums, lightning-rod electric guitar. Bulat was never able to shake her vision of the night sky on 4th of July, pitch-black above a basketball court.  All that “space and emptiness,” all that bleakness, split apart by the “beauty and lawlessness” of amateur fireworks.

     

    • Location: The Exchange
    • Doors open at 7:30 PM
    • Show starts at 8:00 PM
    • Advance tickets - 25
    • Tickets at the door - 32
  • October 7th, 2016

    Los Lobos

    In partnership with Rawk Entertainment Group the RFF presents an evening with Los Lobos. They brought the party at RFF 2014 and we have no doubt it'll be even better Oct. 7th!

    “We’re a Mexican American band, and no word describes America like immigrant. Most of us are children of immigrants, so it’s perhaps natural that the songs we create celebrate America in this way.” So says Louie Perez, the “poet laureate” and primary wordsmith of Los Lobos, when describing the songs on the band’s new album, Gates of Gold.

    • Location: Conexus Arts Centre
    • Doors open at 2:40 AM
    • Show starts at 8:00 PM
    • Advance tickets - 52
    • Tickets at the door - 73
  • October 8th, 2016

    Andy Shauf

    Andy Shauf is inviting you to The Party.

    The Party is the Arts & Crafts full-length debut for this Canadian songwriter, who grew up in our small-town Regina, Saskatchewan.

    Awkward characters show up “Early to the Party,” and either reveal life-changing secrets (“To You”) or try their hardest to reveal nothing at all (“The Magician”). In “a city the size of a dinner plate,” everyone knew the guy who keeled over dead after smoking what he promised would be his last pack of cigarettes (“Alexander All Alone”). The girl dancing by herself, unselfconsciously, in the middle of the room, with the “Eyes of Them All” upon her. One moment you’re dancing with someone who bears an uncanny resemblance to your ex (“Martha Sways”), and later you start slagging your best friend as way of endearing yourself to his recently dumped ex (“Quite Like You”).
    Did that all really happen in the same night? It certainly happens in the space of this tightly narrated thirty-eight minutes, all set to ornate arrangements of fuzzed-out guitars, string sections, clarinets and dreamy synths, all draped over delicate piano, acoustic guitars and rainy-day drums.

    On his previous LP The Bearer of Bad News, Shauf started out with 100 songs and whittled it down to 11, the cream of the crop—no wonder it turned heads. This time, older, wiser, and with a clearer vision and narrative construct in mind, the self-produced multi-instrumentalist and master of subtlety focused on 15 and cut it to 10.

    When The Party was over, Shauf had no regrets—even if its characters have more than a few. You're invited to The Party. It's one you'll never forget.

    • Location: The Exchange
    • Doors open at 8:00 PM
    • Show starts at 8:30 PM
    • Advance tickets - 20
    • Tickets at the door - 27

Regina Folk Festival 2016. Be there.