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Brit’s Picks Aug. 17 – 24

Brit’s Picks Aug. 17 – 24
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Folk Festin’ Time     Thurs. – Sat.

Prairieland Park & Other Venues

Saskatoon’s cultural community is getting into full swing this weekend as it celebrates Canada 150 and this city’s annual Folkfest. This year to mark Canada’s birthday, 18 or the 22 pavilions are moving to Prairieland Park; Germany, India, Norway and Ireland will remain in their traditional venues. Organizers hope consolidating the pavilions will make it easier for people to experience more of the festival without the hassles of travelling in between celebrations. I don’t know about you but there’s nothing better than being able to sample food from around the world and enjoy the best our city has to offer in dance, music and cultural performances. Passports are $16 and you’ll want to have cash on hand for food and shopping.

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Pop Party         Thursday

SaskTel Centre

There’s is a brand of rock and roll that gets you dancing and leaves you feeling uplifted. One Republic hails from Colorado Springs and the band has had hit after hit since its debut in 2007. From songs like Apologize and Good Life to I Lived and Kids, you’re sure to have heard these guys on the radio.  The group released its fourth album Oh My My late last year and then took a hiatus for a couple months. They’ve regrouped and all reviews from this tour so far have been glowing. Tickets are $25 – $135.

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Family Fiddle Fun       Fri. – Sun.

Ness Creek

If you’re looking for a family friendly, musical good time, look no further than Northern Saskatchewan this weekend. The Northern Lights Bluegrass and Olde Tyme Music Festival is worth the road trip to Ness Creek. Main stage performers this year includes Grammy award winning Dom Flemons, The Foggy Hogtown Boys and the Slocan Ramblers. Many of the acts have been up at Ness Creek for a week already teaching at the music camp part of the festival. I’m sure they’re all itching to get up on the big stage. There is day passes available and run $55-$75 or you can bring the camper and set up shop for the weekend for $130-$290 depending on how many people you’re bringing with you. Kids 12 and under are free. The gates open at noon on Friday.

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Rock ‘n’ Rollers Unite        Fri. – Sun.

Bessborough Gardens

I never miss a chance to giver’ when it comes to some of my favourite classic rock ‘n’ roll acts.  Tom Cochrane & Red Rider, Harlequin, Randy Bachman and Glass Tiger; all these acts and more will be in Saskatoon to Rock the River. Streetheart was scheduled to perform but after the band pulled out because of Kenny Sheild’s illness, The Stampeders stepped in to fill the spot. This should be a beautiful weekend to enjoy some tunes and a few beers with friends behind the Bez. Tickets are $57 for a day pass and $150 for the whole weekend.

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Where It’s At             Sunday

TCU Place

He may started as a Loser (nothing personal it’s one of his hits) but Beck is now revered as one of the most groundbreaking artists to come out of the 1990s. His album Odelay was on high rotation when I was growing up and it was his blend of hip hop rhythms, folk tunes and pop sensibilities that I think made a lot of his songs universally appealing. He’s set to release his 12th studio album later this year, a follow up to his Grammy award winning Morning Phase. This is going to be a great show and although it’s officially sold out, check Facebook or other social media feeds you may just score. Tickets are $51 – $$83.

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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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