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The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is capitalizing on everyone’s favourite, fleeting season with a series of noon-hour concerts this summer.
Partnering with nine diverse music festivals, the BIZ will host concerts every Wednesday at noon beginning June 4. The Downtown Concert Series will alternate locations between Air Canada Park (beside Portage Place Shopping Centre) and the Millennium Library Park.
The local festivals represented include the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Aboriginal Music Week and Folklorama.
Downtown Winnipeg BIZ chair, Sachit Mehra, unveiled the concert series at a press conference this morning, saying he hopes this project will help revitalize the city’s core.
Lynne Skromeda, executive director of the Winnipeg Folk Festival, was on hand and said she’s excited to see the "collective, coordinated and convenient" effort of the Downtown BIZ in bringing together "fabulous art and music that’s accessible to everyone."
"I don’t think anyone’s ever brought all the festivals together in one series at one time," said Skromeda. "It’s lively, it’s exciting and it’s going to be a great way to say, ‘Hey, you like [this band]? You can come see more of them at our festival next weekend.’"
Here is the full schedule for the Downtown Concert Series. All of the artists performing will be confirmed closer to their concert dates on downtownwinnipegbiz.com.
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