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Brit’s Picks Aug. 11 – 18


EX-treme Fun      Now – Sun.

Exhibition Grounds

The Saskatoon Ex continues into this weekend and the talent keeps coming. On the grandstand check out Montreal pop rockers Simple Plan (Aug. 11) then its back to the country with a show by Brett Kissel (Aug. 12) and the performances round out on Saturday night with Tom Cochrane with Red Rider. If you want a little action for the kids head into the Prairieland Halls for performances by Dora The Explorer, Bob the Builder and my personal family favourite, SuperDogs. There’s rides, spudnuts and so much more, admission is $9-$16. That’ll get you in the gates but you’ll need to budget for more if you want the whole experience. Fireworks nightly at 11p.m.

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John Arcand / johnarcandfiddlefest.com
The Master of the Metis Fiddle, John Arcand serves as a mentor for a whole new generation at the festival. (johnarcandfiddlefest.com)

Fiddlin’ Around    Thurs. – Sun.

Near Pike Lake

It’s about family, friends and fiddle music. The 19th Annual John Arcand Fiddle Fest is on this weekend near Saskatoon. There will be workshops for all ages and skill levels, jigging competitions, square dance and so much more. There’s also a children’s activity area for the little ones so this truly is a festival for every age. While there is plenty of entertainment during the day, Friday and Saturday nights there will be an old time dance and everyone’s invited. Admission is $25 a day or $60 for the weekend, kids 12 and under are free.

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Next Big Thing   Sat.

O’Brian’s Event Centre

Hot off a performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and in the midst of a world tour, Saskatoon is getting a chance to see a musician on the rises. Sturgill Simpson has a definite Van Morrison sound to compliment his country soul. The musician is out on the road with his new album A Sailor’s Guide to Earth. Tickets are $35.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Sista      Friday

Capitol Music Club

She’s about as bad ass a girl can get. Saskatoon’s own Megan Lane delivers a driving beat, hard rocking guitar and growling vocals that make you wanna be tougher. In 2014 she broke out with Sounding the Animal an album she worked on with Hawksley Workman. Lane just got off a European tour and while she’s home with family she’s decided to share the musical love. Tickets are $10.

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Britainy Zapshalla With more than 15 years as an arts reporter at CBC Radio-Canada under her belt, Britainy Zapshalla considers herself not only an expert but also a die hard fan of Saskatchewan’s entertainment scene. She’s a regular contributor to CTV Morning Live in Saskatoon and loves to help people plan their weekends with Brit’s Picks.


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