The music of Jill Barber transcends time and trends. This singer-songwriter has drawn raves for her warm voice, which recalls that of great song divas like Édith Piaf. With her retro flair, sultry vibrato, and on-stage charm, Jill Barber is an authentic jazz chanteuse. What makes her even more delightful is her sly musical sensibility that is expressed in deft and original musical arrangements.Location: Royal Sask MuseumDoors open at 8:00 PMShow starts at 8:30 PMAdvance tickets - $25.00Tickets at the door - $32.00
Richard Terfry is Buck 65. Buck 65 travels the world alone and collects books and movies and stories that haven't been told yet. What he has seen has depressed and inspired him. Buck 65's music started out as hip hop. There's still a strong whiff of that tradition, but it has evolved into something else. Sometimes it sounds rural. Sometimes it sounds like something fished out of a drain pipe. He wishes it sounded like a Terrence Malick film or a Max Ernst painting. Now no one knows what to call it.
Opening will be Sc Mira. Sc Mira’s musical tapestry is a seamless weaving of folk, alt-country, rock, and indie pop.
Special offer! A digital download of Buck 65’s new album, Neverlove, is included with every pair of tickets you order for this show. You will receive an email with instructions on how to receive your download following your purchase.Location: The ExchangeDoors open at 7:30 PMShow starts at 8:00 PMAdvance tickets - $25.00Tickets at the door - $30.00
Black Umfolosi is a self taught Acappella (Imbube) singing and traditional dance group that was formed in 1982 by the then school age members who wanted to develop themselves and contribute to their community. Specialising in Imbube music, gumboot dance and Zulu dance, Black Umfolosi has toured extensively nationally and internationally, including Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Asia. They have represented Zimbabwe at international events such as Expo 1992 in Seville, Spain and the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada.Location: The ExchangeDoors open at 7:30 PMShow starts at 8:00 PMAdvance tickets - $18.00Tickets at the door - $25.00
The Dead South is a four-piece acoustic ensemble based in Regina, Saskatchewan that has been playing together since September 2012. With gritty vocals, soaring harmonies, blazing banjo licks, and prominent cello melodies, The Dead South blends elements of folk, bluegrass, classical, and rock which results in a unique, modern, and authentic blend of toe-tapping acoustic music.
Raised in the small farming community of Fosston, Saskatchewan, Belle Plaine is a true prairie girl. Her singular and textured voice lends itself to various styles of music, from classic country to 1940s swing. Belle’s genre-blending songs mix clear-eyed observations with sparse poetry and emotional honesty. She has an ability to meaningfully connect with her audience, putting them at ease with her calm and earnest demeanor.Location: The Budlight Loading Chute at AgribitionTickets at the door - $0.00
Presented in partnership with le Conseil Culturel Fransaskois and Association Canadienne-Française de Regina.
A true show-woman, Lisa LeBlanc has already played over 400 shows across Canada and Europe. With her always is her energy, her love for life, her charisma, her sincerity and, of course, her beautiful voice and her music. Her goal is pretty simple: to sing and perform as often as possible!
Supporting Lisa Leblanc will be Fransaskois artist, Veronique Poulin also known as Vaero, knows of few things she has not played on stage. The classically trained violinist/fiddler is accompanied by her various instruments where she blends the sounds of atmospheric alt-pop along with downtempo roots and folk. Having been pinned as a younger, folkier and frenchier Portishead, she has shared the stage with the likes of Royal Canoe, Rah Rah, Ariane Moffat, and The Deep Dark Woods. This singer, songwriter and looper is also member of the indie rock group, Young Benjamins.Location: The ArtesianDoors open at 7:30 PMShow starts at 8:00 PMAdvance tickets - $20.00Tickets at the door - $25.00
We are pleased to welcome back past RFF performers and Arts & Crafts label mates Dan Mangan + Blacksmith and Hayden March 7th! Astral Swans will open the show. Club Meds is the fourth LP offering from Dan Mangan, and the first under the moniker "Dan Mangan + Blacksmith." The new namesake is timely, as this album is indicative of a new beginning. “Blacksmith" is Kenton Loewen, Gordon Grdina, John Walsh (and often Jesse Zubot, JP Carter and Tyson Naylor). Many of these musicians have played with Mangan for years, but there’s a reaffirmed cohesiveness that merits the marquee amendment. At times, Club Meds evokes images of subtler American-underground innovators like Blonde Redhead or Steve Reich. At other moments, it hits emotional pay-dirt reminiscent of British scene-survivors like Peter Gabriel or Radiohead. Blacksmith brings an unmistakable character to Club Meds; a stark glassy edge that swells and sways like a roaring ocean. Through a fog of analog feedback loops and synths, the band's performances breathe deeply and steadily like a dragon at rest.
This venue has theatre-style seating.Location: Darke HallDoors open at 7:30 PMShow starts at 8:30 PMAdvance tickets - $35.00Tickets at the door - $42.00