It’s a celebration of art and music all rolled into one terrific weekend. The lineup this year includes performances by The Garrys, Kacy & Clayton and Gunner and Smith. There’s even a dance party tonight at Paved Arts. Celebrate amazing indie and experimental music all over Saskatoon. Tickets are between $5 – $20.
Saskatoon Opera is back on stage with its production of Johann Strauss Jr.’s Die Fledermaus. (Facebook)
Die Fledermaus Sat. – June 22
Remai Arts Centre
Saskatoon Opera is bringing the younger Strauss’s most celebrated operetta to the stage for two weekends only. Die Fledermaus is a story of mistaken identities, romance and all kinds of confusion. It centres on Falke a man who is entertaining guests with the story of how he got the nickname Dr. Fledermaus. Turns out one drunken evening he was at a costume ball and his best friend played a joke on him that made him the laughingstock of Vienna. Falke is now set on revenge. This performance features performers like Keith Boldt, Danika Lorén, Olivia Guselle, and Chris Donlevy. The production will be sung in English so even the newest opera fan won’t have trouble following along with this lighthearted story. Tickets are $20 – $75.
Canadian indie rockers the Fast Romantics have some new music, a bright outlook and are out on the road in advance of a Fall album release. After going through several lineup changes in recent years, they are finally focused on music they are producing and releasing under Postwar Records, a label started up by lead singer Matthew Angus. This is a band that you’ve probably heard but didn’t realize it, its music has been used on TV shows like Shameless, Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars. Saskatoon’s Raeburn will open the show. Tickets are $10
He’s taken the world by storm and at only 20 years of age, Shawn Mendes is a Juno and American Music Award winner as well as a Grammy nominee. Just last year he was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. All that aside, this guy knows how to write and perform a huge pop hit. Stitches, Treat You Better,In My Blood, this guy can do no wrong and the ladies love him. Two Canadian phenoms for the price of one, Alessia Cara will open the show. Tickets are still available $38 – $200.