Welcome to the 2021-22 Season



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.

Due to Covid-19, the Red Lake Wilderness Entertainment Series will not be selling full-season subscriptions at this time. Tickets will be sold for individual concerts as the concert date approaches, and in compliance with public health guidelines and provincial restrictions. This will allow the series to evolve as the situation changes. ‘Like us’ on Facebook for up-to-date information on concert scheduling and ticket availability. 

Please check back regularly – we will be working with performers, venues and volunteers to ensure we can bring much needed entertainment to the Red Lake District in a safe and secure manner.  Our patrons safety is our main priority and as such will not be compromised.

With music, dance and theatre there is truly something for everyone in the 2021-22 Wilderness Entertainment Series….Enjoy!

8 GREAT SHOWS IN 2021-22

Tuesday, September 21, 2021  Venue TBA


Too tough for folk and too blues influenced for country, LYNNE HANSON’s brand of “porch music with a little red dirt” can turn on a dime from a sunshine, blue sky ballad to a full-on thunderstorm of gritty Americana swamp from one song to the next. She’s known for her high-energy, roots guitar driven live performances, whether playing solo or with her band the Good Intentions. A closet stand-up comedian, Lynne often leaves the audience howling with laughter with her between-song-banter.

Lynne is a two-time Canadian Folk Music Award winner, a recipient of the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, winner of the Blues and Roots Radio International Song Contest, two-time Folk Music Ontario Song From The Heart Blues Award winner, a two-time Indie Acoustic Project Alt-Country album of the year winner, and a two-time Kerrville New Folk finalist.


Thursday, October 14, 2021  Venue TBA


MOVETHECOMPANY is a non-profit charitable dance organization registered in both Canada and in America. The primary mandate of our society is to further the awareness of, and appreciation for, contemporary dance at local, provincial, national and international arenas. We place equal focus on educational programming, primarily targeting youth, and the creation and presentation of professional theatrical productions.

Founded in Vancouver in 2005 by current Artistic Director, Joshua Beamish, MOVETHECOMPANY quickly emerged as one of Western Canada’s most prolific dance companies. The company has performed throughout the globe


Thursday, November 4, 2021  Venue TBA


The Bloom is off the Rose

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Directed by Mark Melymick with musical arrangements by Jeff Rosenthal and stage managed by Brie Larsen.


Thursday, December 9, 2021 Venue TBA


With nine critically acclaimed releases, a #1 single, a JUNO Award, and a devoted fanbase blanketing the globe, roots-pop combo The Good Lovelies are among Canada’s brightest musical lights. The hardworking trio of Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough, and Susan Passmore — guitar-wielding songwriters all, and queens of the goose bump–raising three-part harmony — enter 2020 at full steam, with plans to write and record new material, reduce their carbon footprint via multiple green initiatives, and to build on their reputation as electrifying performers with extensive touring, culminating in their highly anticipated annual seasonal concerts.

Caroline Brooks: Lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitars
Kerri Ough: Lead vocals, keyboard, banjo, acoustic guitar, omnichord
Susan Passmore: Lead vocals, percussion, acoustic guitar, synth


Friday, January 14, 2022 AT RED LAKE LEGION | 19+ EVENT


Singer/songwriter duo Mike Ure and Aidan Johnson-Bujold emerged from the small towns of Harrow and LaSalle, Ontario, in a very big way. In just a few short years, the band has earned incredible accolades and awards including; 2020 International Songwriter Competition Finalists, 2018 CCMA Spotlight Finalists, 2017 CMAO Rising Star Award Nominees and Boots & Hearts Emerging Artist Finalists. In a highly-competitive landscape, this laid-back and easy-going group continue to turn industry heads and win over fans, keeping up with other top-performers in their genre.


Wednesday, February 16, 2022 AT THE COCHENOUR HALL | 19+ EVENT


David Francey is a Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned-songwriter, who has become known as “one of Canada’s most revered folk poets and singers” (Toronto Star). Born in Ayrshire, Scotland to parents who were factory workers, he moved to Canada when he was twelve. For decades, he worked across Canada in rail yards, construction sites, and in the Yukon bush, all the while writing poetry, setting it to melodies in his head and singing it to himself as he worked.

A truly authentic folk singer, Francey is a documentarian of the working person who never imagined earning a living from his music. But when he was in his 40s, his wife, artist Beth Girdler, encouraged him to share his songs and sing in public. The reaction was instant. His first album Torn Screen Door came out in 1999 and was a hit in Canada. Since then, he has released eleven albums, won three Juno Awards and has had his songs covered by such artists as The Del McCoury Band, The Rankin Family, James Keelaghan and Tracy Grammer.


March 2022 (TBD)  Venue TBA


The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra is a registered charity and the only fully professional orchestra between Toronto and Winnipeg. Celebrating over 50 seasons, the Orchestra currently includes 30 full-time musicians, performing a wide-ranging repertoire from the great classical masterworks to pops and children’s concerts. The TBSO strives to be the best regional orchestra in Canada, appealing to as wide and diverse an audience as possible through excellent performances and original programming.


Ken Lavigne

Thursday, May 12, 2022  Venue TBA


Ethereal folk. Space Cowboy twang. Psychedelic spaghetti western. Intergalactic blues grooves. Pop noir. Since their debut in 2011, Whitehorse has evolved from magnetic folk duo to full-blown rock band. In truth, Whitehorse is never fully either one or the other, but an ever-evolving creative partnership that challenges both artists to explore new instrumental and lyrical terrain with each project. Together, Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland’s searing Americana noir sensibility is distinguished by guitar wizardry (and instantly recognizable tone) and magnetic harmonies.


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