2019 Entertainment Schedule

Friday Evening

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Bed of Roses - A Bon Jovi Tribute

  

BED OF ROSES is the only Tribute to portray the entire history of BON JOVI from the 80's, where it all began, to today. Not just any other Tribute Band but 5 captivating, professional entertainers covering Bon Jovi's ENTIRE career!

Front man, Darryl Clayton has been a true Bon Jovi fan since 1984, when Bon Jovi themselves began their career. Darryl's desire for showmanship and his dynamic front man skills fueled him to pursue the idea of a BON JOVI Tribute Act. Not just any band, but a show that would include the feel, look, costuming and production of a real BON JOVI concert. Being told most of his life how much he resembles Jon Bon Jovi in voice and physical appearance, it was a venture he found easy to undertake. 

A BED OF ROSES show is a true Tribute to Bon Jovi performed in authentic costuming, voice, music and showmanship. With over 12 costume changes throughout the show Bed Of Roses takes you on a journey of the entire 30 year history of Bon Jovi. Catering to a huge demographic that spans the generations.

Since the BED OF ROSES inception in 2005, they have established themselves as an international tribute act touring extensively throughout North America and abroad! 

Performing in a variety of venues and events such as casinos, festivals, cruises, private parties, fundraisers, First Nation Reservations, clubs and more.

BED OF ROSES high caliber and authenticity earned them a personal invite to the home of Hugh McDonald (bass player for Bon Jovi) to perform at Hugh's Birthday party. Darryl Clayton, BED OF ROSES front man, also had the privilege to meet and spend time with Jon Bon Jovi himself. 

Saturday Afternoon Children's Entertainment

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Eric the Juggler

  

Fire, double-bladed axes, and a chainsaw, Eric The Juggler can juggle it all. A professional entertainer for over ten years, Eric was originally trained by Buddhist monks in Tibet before touring throughout southeast Asia and Antarctica. 

Well...not exactly, but he has entertained people all over Canada, and Canada's pretty big. Eric's shows are shamelessly fun, mixing technical juggling skills with humour, improvisation and lots of audience participation. Many an innocent bystander has learned to juggle. 

Saturday Evening

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Turn Back Time – A Cher Tribute

 A performer from a young age, Stephanie Soul brings her love for the stage, music and costume to an exciting new level in this fantastic tribute performance. The audience will get to experience some of Cher’s greatest and most memorable hits. Channeling the sound and style of the one and only, Cher, this makes for an unforgettable show for all ages, that you will just have to see, to believe! 

Sunday Afternoon

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Ariel Posen

Singer/songwriter. Internationally-renowned guitarist. Producer. Solo artist. 

A lifelong musician, there are few roles Ariel Posen hasn't played. 

Although born in Winnipeg, Posen spent much of his childhood on the road, traveling from show to show with his musician parents. He began playing guitar at 9 years old, kicking off a career that eventually found him traveling the globe for his own gigs, including shows as a member of the Juno Award winning, roots-rock band The Bros. Landreth. Several years later, Posen began working on an album of his own, tracking his new songs in the same studio in which his parents once recorded their albums.

How Long marks Posen's long-awaited solo debut, showcasing not only his chops as an instrumentalist, but his talents as a diverse songwriter, too. The record casts a wide net, moving from rootsy blues to R&B to melodic rock & roll. A co-writer and producer for artists of all genres, Posen shows the full range of his talents on these 10 tracks, nodding to his influences — including The Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayer and more — along the way. How Long is not a guitar record, although there's certainly plenty of guitar to be heard here. Instead, it's a song record, filled with hooks, autobiographical lyrics, and Posen's compelling voice. 

"The guitar is the tool to get the music out," he says. "Always serve the song first. Otherwise, you're just playing an instrument.” 

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Two Crows for Comfort

Filled with rich harmonies, genuine, heart warming (and breaking) lyrics, folk-roots duo Two Crows for Comfort spins stories into songs and songs into stories. Their live show, which is known to be rather 'inclusive' is one you surely don't want to miss. 

Two Crows had a busy 2018 playing countless shows throughout Manitoba, Ontario, and the U.S. They were given no choice but to play back-to-back shows to sold out crowds when their debut album '17 Feet' was released at The Handsome Daughter in Winnipeg. The duo were also nominated for 2 Manitoba Country Music Awards - Roots Group/Duo of the Year and Group/Duo of the Year. 

Though they haven't been around for long, Two Crows for Comfort have already made a big impact on the local music scene and plan to expand nationally and internationally with tours in the works.  

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An Unexpected End

An Unexpected End is an indie-folk band   from the Winkler/Plum Coulee area. They formed in 2018 and released their   self-titled debut EP in April of this year. Inspired by artists such as Bon   Iver, Novo Amor, and Gregory Alan Isokov, they seek to provide their audience   with an easy listening experience and an atmosphere of peace and hope. Their   EP was recorded through Arcade studios in Niverville, MB, and can be found   digitally on all platforms.

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Tim Friesen

Tim Friesen is a local artist from   right here in Altona. He picked up a guitar for the first time at the age of   11, and as they say "the rest is history". He has been writing   originals for the last 4 years, and has played at venues across Southern   Manitoba. From Folk to country to Gospel, be sure to come out and enjoy some   great acoustic music.

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Kendra Kay

  

“Award winning country singer/songwriter Kendra Kay’s recent record ‘More to Me’ spent 17 weeks on the Top 100 Canadian Country National Airplay charts in 2018, and recently won both the MCMA Fan’s Choice Award and the

Canadian Independent Music Video of the Year Award for ‘Best Country Video’. The star studded project was produced by country icon Terri Clark,

CCMA Producer of the Year Murray Pulver and J

uno Award winner Jeff Jones. She toured across

Canada and played shows such as the CFL Banjo Bowl Halftime Show, Tim Horton’s Brier, Rogers Hometown Hockey Festival and opened for artists such as James Barker Band, Jess

Moskaluke and Doc Walker.”