Line Up 2020
Five Alarm Funk
The Vancouver-based band is seven men strong and over 15 years deep into a career that has seen it release six acclaimed albums and burn up stages on four continents. And this vehicle isn’t about to slow down. In fact, Five Alarm Funk is just picking up steam. Set to release their 7th studio album, Big Smoke in 2020, the 11 tracks get right to the roots of what Five Alarm Funk is all about: epic, intense arrangements, heavy groove and a ton of fun.
Ryan McNally & The MessaRounders
While he’s known best for his interpretative playing of traditional acoustic blues, jazz and old time music, audiences can’t help but notice the influence that Northern living has had on his music. For the past 10 years McNally as called Whitehorse, YK his home. Ryan McNally and his band find their inspiration from the south USA, performing music that is a mix of New Orleans Jazz and Country Blues. They believe that music is meant for dancing, so grab a partner and get on the floor!
The Local Group
Taking their name from the cluster of galaxies containing the Milky Way, the Local Group plays music of astronomical proportions. With roots in rural Saskatchewan and Australia, this Saskatoon-based quartet puts their own unique spin on hard-driving traditional bluegrass, also taking influence from Celtic, classic country, and Canadiana. Featuring hot banjo, mandolin and guitar picking, tight 3-part harmonies, and a mixed bag of instruments including double bass, fiddle, harmonica, penny whistle and triangle, their show will take you out of this world on a rocket fueled by pure folk music.