Welcome to the 2024-25 Season

WILDERNESS ENTERTAINMENT SERIES

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The Wilderness Entertainment Series  has been providing Red Lake and its surrounding area with LIVE quality entertainment since 2013.  WES is a not-for-profit, community based organization comprised of volunteers supported by our community and government partners as well as sponsorship from local businesses and individuals.  Our generous sponsors help us to achieve our goals of bringing affordable, quality entertainment to the people of the Red Lake District.

With music, dance and theatre there is truly something for everyone in the 2024-25 Wilderness Entertainment Series….Enjoy!

7 GREAT SHOWS IN 2024-25

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Tuesday, September 24, 2024 | RED LAKE LEGION

ALLISON LUPTON

A delicious mixture of folk, bluegrass and country…Allison with her beautiful, clear singing voice and the ability to tell a story with her flute, accompanied by a talented band that includes Andrew Collins (multiple Juno nominated mandolinist), Shane Cook (Canadian and US National Fiddle Champion), Joseph Phillips (renowned virtuoso bassist) and Kyle Waymouth – 2023 CFMA Solo Instrumental Artist of the Year.  https://alisonlupton.com

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Saturday, November 2, 2024  |  Venue: TBA

TIM HICKS (ACOUSTIC DUO) CAMPFIRE TROUBADOUR TOUR

Tim Hicks….an elite chart-topping country act with a vast catalogue of highly praised releases including Throw Down, 5:01, 5:01+, Shake These Walls, New Tattoo, Wreck This and Campfire Troubadour Volume I, multiple award winner a DOUBLE PLATINUM selling single, four PLATINUM selling singles, seven GOLD singles, one GOLD album and seventeen Top 10 radio.  Website

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Thursday, December 5, 2025 |  RED LAKE LEGION

IAN SHERWOOD

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A brilliant slice of Canadian folk pop, songs to make your toes tap and lyrics to lift your soul

Guitar, saxophone, huge songwriting and a voice that won him a Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Singer, Ian Sherwood Brings The Light to every stage he stands on. A born story teller and a constant creator, his music dances the line between folk and pop. His live performances thrive on intimacy, his persona is irresistible.  Website

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Thursday, February 6, 2025 | RED LAKE LEGION

AYSANABEE

Solemn and soaring, backed by a swirling blend of indie, soul and electronic soundscapes, mournful saxophone and pulse-quickening finger-picking, Aysanabee’s striking sound is equal parts hypnotic and melodic

Aysanabee is a multi-instrumentalist, producer and singer songwriter currently based in Toronto. He is Oji-Cree, Sucker Clan of the Sandy Lake First Nation

On Mar 23, 2024, Aysanabee made history as the first ever Indigenous Artist to win the JUNO Awards for Alternative Album of the Year and the coveted Songwriter of the year, for Here and Now.  Website

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Saturday, March 1, 2025 | RED LAKE HIGH SCHOOL

ROYAL MANITOBA THEATRE CENTRE  “Murder for Two”

Officer Marcus Moscowicz is small town police officer and an aspiring detective. On a dark and stormy night moments before the surprise birthday party for renowned author Arthur Whitney, shots are fired, and the writer is fatally murdered! As the nearest detective is an hour away, Marcus seizes the opportunity to showcase his sleuthing abilities, with the assistance of his silent partner Lou. Now, the question remains: Who is the culprit behind this mysterious crime?

A high-energy musical whodunit, Murder for Two is a blend of classical musical comedy and a murder mystery with a twist, where two actors play a dozen different characters and a piano. Settle in for this witty homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries.  Website

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Wednesday, March 19, 2025 | RED LAKE LEGION

DIRTY CATFISH BRASS BAND

Invoking the sounds of brass bands and funk ensemblesDirty Catfish Brass Band’s aim is to inspire, create and instigate – but, mostly, they just want you on your feet. Based in Winnipeg, the crew strives to surprise, challenge, tickle and pay homage to the New Orleans tradition by giving it a new audience in an unsuspecting locale. DCBB use the power of music to bring joy to their audience. Get ready to move.   Website

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 Wednesday, April 23, 2025 | RED LAKE LEGION     

RUM RAGGED

These new champions of East Coast music enliven and enlighten audiences with their signature brand of Newfoundland folk. JUNO Award Nominees, Rum Ragged, take a bold approach to the distinct folk music of Newfoundland. With a reverence for their roots and a creative, contemporary edge, this young band has quickly become known as the finest performers of their great, living, musical tradition. Boasting bouzouki, fiddle, bodhran, banjo, guitar, and button accordion, always honest, thought-provoking, and often humorous. Their combination of striking vocal harmonies, staggering musicianship, and captivating storytelling gives concert-goers an experience they won’t soon forget.  Website

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