Brandon, MB – The first ever community partnership event of the newly-launched City of Brandon 100th Meridian Concerts Program is now just one week away! Organized by staff of the City of Brandon’s Community Development section in partnership with the Brandon Pride Committee, this family friendly evening event is set for Thursday, July 12th on the grounds of the East End Community Centre, located at 405 Park Street.
Under the iconic shade of Brandon’s East End Water Tower, the musical event will feature headlining act, Yes We Mystic, an indie-alternative band from Winnipeg, along with opening act, The Young Pixels, a husband-and-wife garage pop duo from Western Manitoba. The event offers FREE admission for people of all ages! Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with musical performances scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for outdoor music-listening comfort.
Complimentary fresh bannock and local honey will be available for those in attendance, with on-site beer gardens also on offer for concertgoers aged 18-plus (ID required). In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors to Central United Church, located at 327 – 8th Street.
Next month, the City of Brandon 100th Meridian Concerts Program will then shift over to downtown Brandon with an evening concert planned for Thursday, August 9th. In conjunction with the launch of the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba’s continuing Billboard art series, organizers with the City of Brandon and the AGSM are pleased to present Manitoba-born Indigenous singer and recent Juno nominee Iskwé as the event’s headliner, along with Winnipeg-based Indigenous singer-songwriter Sonia Eidse as the event’s opening act. Additional details on the August event will be released in the coming weeks for what promises to be an exciting evening of community art and culture!
For more information about the City of Brandon 100th Meridian Concerts Program, including full performer biographies for 2018’s concerts and information about planned artist workshops, visit www.brandon.ca/100thmeridian.