8 Days In May. Eh! Urban Gatherings Complete Lineup

The third annual 8 Days In May. Eh! Urban Gatherings festival features a long list of Aboriginal performers taking to various stages next month in Winnipeg. Check out the lineup and enter their contest to win tickets!

The 8 Days In May. Eh! Urban Gatherings festival is a series of music nights in Winnipeg boasting a long list of Aboriginal performers from all over Turtle Island.  Kicking off on Friday, May 4th, this festival will cover 8 days in the month of May and showcase 34 artists in several venues across the city.

Métis music man Dustin Harder (of The Dusty Roads Band), who created and programs the festival said about the various genres in the festival:

“We’ll be mixing it up every night with everything from blues and roots to rock to instrumental to folk and country to heavy metal and hip-hop. So there will definitely be something for everyone.”

This year’s edition of 8 Days In May. Eh! will feature artists such as: BODM (Bruthers of Different Muthers)Burnt Project 1Don AmeroDrezusDustin Harder and The Dusty Roads Band, Leanne Goose, LorenzoWab KinewCris DerksenGabriel AyalaJason Burnstick, and Kristi Lane Sinclair just to name a handful!

If you happen to be in the Winnipeg area for the month of May, it is highly suggested you head out to one or all of the many events and get a dose of Indigenous music in your ears via the 8 Days In May. Eh! Urban Gatherings.

You can also enter to win tickets! Head to 8daysinmayeh.polldaddy.com and to find answers to the contest questions, check out 8daysinmayeh.com.

Official festival line up:

Friday, May 4th – Windsor Hotel – capacity 220
Nothing But The Blues
Ross Neilsen Band from New Brunswick
Neufeld and Kidder from Manitoba
Dusty Harder and the Dusty Roads Band from Manitoba

Saturday, May 5th – Windsor Hotel – capacity 220
Singer/Songwriter Night
Katie Murphy Band
Sonia Eidse
Jessee Havey with Damon Mitchell
Don Amero
Marcel Desilets (Tweener)

Friday, May 11th –  The Marlborough Hotel (Regal Beagle) – capacity 280
Roots, Hip-hop, Country and Folk Pop
Tweener (Nick Sherman(ON)
JJ Lavallee Band
Little Hawk
John J. Cook(SK)
Mariachi Ghost – members from S. America

Saturday, May 12th – Le Garage – capacity 100
Fresh, Light, Americana
Mid Century Modernaires
JD Edwards Band
Dustin Harder and The Dusty Roads Band
Nick Sherman (ON)

Friday, May 18th – Windsor Hotel – capacity 300
Country and Alt-Country
David St Germain
Holly Vee
Leanne Goose – Inuvik
Alaska Cameron

Saturday, May 19th – Windsor Hotel – capacity 300
Heavy Rock/Metal
All Aboriginal Artsists.
Brothers Of Different Mothers – Juno Nominee 2012
King Sleeze
Split Crooked
Fargo, Arizona

Sunday, May 20th – Windsor Hotel – capacity 300
Experimental classical Gypsy Jazz and Hip Hop
Gabriel Ayala – US.
Tim Butler(Acoustic)
Chet Breau

Friday, May 25th – Pyramid Cabaret – capacity 300
Final Gathering: A taste of 8 Days in May.Eh!
Lorenzo, Little Hawk – 8pm
Drezus – 8:30pm
Segweh – 8:45
Sonia Eidse – 9:30pm
Katie Murphy 9:55pm
Big Dave McLean Acoustic Duo – 10:15pm
Burnt Project 1 C.D Release – 11pm
Dustin Harder and Dusty Roads Band With Sherry St. Germain – 12:30am
Mariachi Ghost – 1:15

Saturday, May 26th – Venue to be announced
Special 9th Day of May.Eh!
Host (Ray St. Germain and Wab Kinew)
Performances by:
Sierra Noble
Jason Burnstick
David St Germain
Dustin Harder and The Dusty Roads Band
Wab Kinew, Little Hawk, Lorenzo (Perform “Good Boy”)
Ray St Germain
Tentative (C.R.Avery with Guests)

For more information check out 8daysinmayeh.com.

For tickets, inquiries & info please email [email protected]

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