Forthcoming Gigs in the City

Forthcoming Gigs in the City

Manitoba Filipino Street Festival
August 26 / Memorial-Broadway Area

The annual celebration of Filipino culture in Manitoba will be held this year on August 26, at the Memorial/Broadway area in Downtown Winnipeg. The festivities will once again include a variety of cultural presentations that includes traditional group dance routines by representatives of the different Philippine regional associations in the province as well as solo singers and bands that will include The 12/21, The Return of the Gales, and a whole lot more. A fiesta-style parade and food trucks are also highlights of the event. (Free event)

Heber Bartolome’s Banyuhay
September 10 / Canton Food Gallery (1111 Logan Ave.)

One of the pioneers of Philippine Modern Folk music, singer-songwriter Heber Bartolome will be treating Winnipeggers to his brand of songs this September 10, at a dinner show at Canton Food Gallery. Enjoy the night as you listen to Bartolome’s classic songs like “Tayo’y mga Pinoy,” “Tatlong Kahig, Isang Tuka,” “Awit sa mga Magulang,” and many more. The show is produced by FAJ Productions, C&K Academy of Music, and Jaizen Design. For ticket and inquiry, call or text 204-899-1765. (C$45)

Ely Buendia’s Greatest Hits
October 7 / Pantages Playhouse Theatre

The amiable and enduring frontman of Eraserheads—the Philippines’ most popular band—will be performing again for his fans in Winnipeg. Dubbed as Ely Buendia’s Greatest Hits Live, the concert will surely satisfy the fans of his erstwhile band for he will be dishing out primarily hits by Eraserheads as well as by his other bands like Pupil and The Oktaves. Buendia will be backed up onstage by his fellow seasoned musicians. This concert is brought to us by Marby Aguilar and his Pinoy Tribe Entertainment. For tickets and inquiry, contact Marby at 204-962-2903. ($65/$95)

Arnel Pineda Album Tour
November 2 / Club Regent Casino Event Centre

Before Arnel Pineda became the lead vocalist of the world-renowned Pop Rock band Journey, he was already the vocalists of a number of bands as well as a solo artist, releasing albums of original materials. When Pineda became Journey’s frontman, his touring schedule became hectic and exciting; but despite this, he still finds time to perform as a solo act. For instance, on November 24, Arnel Pineda will be rocking the stage of Club Regent Casino Event Centre to promote his second solo album, 2016’s AP. So, while we anticipate Pineda’s possible dishing out of some Journey songs, let us also support and look forward to hearing his own original compositions as a solo artist. The event is brought to the province by Up North Productions and MCY Entertainment. For tickets and inquiry, contact Ardie Gervacio at 204-227-9348. ($75/$100/$150)