WAG’s Live on the Rooftop Switches It Up This Summer

After 35 years of Jazz on the Rooftop, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is switching up its summer concert series to include a wider range of music.

“Jazz on the Rooftop has been a success story for decades,” says Doren Roberts, Events and Rentals Manager. “People love the ambience—the best live music in the city,  delicious barbeque by Storm Bistro, a soft breeze wafting through, the prairie sunset. But after 35 years, we felt it was time to kick it up a notch, and branch out into more musical genres. And for the first time, we are offering a series subscription, five concerts for the price of four.”

Tickets are $20 for WAG members and $25 for non-members. Subscription is $80 for members and $100 for non-members. They can be purchased online at wag.ca or at the WAG front desk. Barbeque by Storm Bistro $25.

The jazz component is still included in this series with perennial favourite Walle Larsson, Jodie Borle in a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, and The Keith Price Trio. But the WAG is also including Mariachi Ghost who combine traditional Mexican music with funk, acid, jazz, prof rock, even a bit of metal. Keith & Reneé will bring their special blend of pop, rock, folk, and country. And the University of Manitoba Jazz Camp Faculty will be providing an exciting evening of New York-style jazz.

The line-up for the Thursday evening concerts is:

June 28 – Keith & Reneé
July 12 – The Keith Price Trio with Amber Epp, Sol James, and Erin Propp
August 9 – Walle Larsson
August 23 – Jodie Borle –Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
August 30 – Mariachi Ghost

Special Performance: Wednesday, August 22 • University of Manitoba Jazz Camp Faculty (tickets available only at umanitoba.ca/summer/jazz • not included with series subscription)

Celebrating its centenary from September 2012 to August 2013, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is Canada’s oldest civic art gallery and Manitoba’s leading visual arts institution. With a collection of over 26,000 objects spanning ten centuries—including the world’s largest collection of contemporary Inuit art—the WAG constantly moves between the historical and the contemporary, engaging a growing public with the power of art in our lives.




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