WAG’s Live on the Rooftop Switches It Up This Summer


After 35 years of Jazz on the Rooftop, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is switching up its summer concert series to include a wider range of music.

“Jazz on the Rooftop has been a success story for decades,” says Doren Roberts, Events and Rentals Manager. “People love the ambience—the best live music in the city,  delicious barbeque by Storm Bistro, a soft breeze wafting through, the prairie sunset. But after 35 years, we felt it was time to kick it up a notch, and branch out into more musical genres. And for the first time, we are offering a series subscription, five concerts for the price of four.”

Tickets are $20 for WAG members and $25 for non-members. Subscription is $80 for members and $100 for non-members. They can be purchased online at wag.ca or at the WAG front desk. Barbeque by Storm Bistro $25.

The jazz component is still included in this series with perennial favourite Walle Larsson, Jodie Borle in a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, and The Keith Price Trio. But the WAG is also including Mariachi Ghost who combine traditional Mexican music with funk, acid, jazz, prof rock, even a bit of metal. Keith & Reneé will bring their special blend of pop, rock, folk, and country. And the University of Manitoba Jazz Camp Faculty will be providing an exciting evening of New York-style jazz.

The line-up for the Thursday evening concerts is:

June 28 – Keith & Reneé
July 12 – The Keith Price Trio with Amber Epp, Sol James, and Erin Propp
August 9 – Walle Larsson
August 23 – Jodie Borle –Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
August 30 – Mariachi Ghost

Special Performance: Wednesday, August 22 • University of Manitoba Jazz Camp Faculty (tickets available only at umanitoba.ca/summer/jazz • not included with series subscription)

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Celebrating its centenary from September 2012 to August 2013, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is Canada’s oldest civic art gallery and Manitoba’s leading visual arts institution. With a collection of over 26,000 objects spanning ten centuries—including the world’s largest collection of contemporary Inuit art—the WAG constantly moves between the historical and the contemporary, engaging a growing public with the power of art in our lives.
 

 

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