MTRS kickoff evening – Wednesday (Corn and Barley Corral)
Doors open at 7:00 pm with shows at 8:00 and 9:30 pm. Admission is $10.00. (Free admission to the grounds with purchase of admission)
A. R. Cash – “2017 International Tribute Artist of the Year,” is a stylistically authentic tribute to Johnny Cash’s music from the 1950s and 1960s sharing the history of Cash’s early career performing many of his best hit songs. You don’t want to miss this great show.
Catch the pre-parade entertainment from these great bands:
Southwinds (Friday, 12:30 pm) – Playing Thunder Bay to Vancouver, SouthWinds brings their unique take on country music back to MTRS.
Happy Daze (Saturday, 12:30 pm) – Happy Daze is a tribute to the “Classic Rock” of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. The high-powered vocals and instrumentals capture the energy and the ideals of the Top 5 songs from each decade. Be sure to check a culmination of music and talent that is second to none.
Bullruckus (Sunday, 12:30 pm) – With 12 years together, Dean, Ryan, and Travis will enchant you with their fiddles, guitar and vocals. The Plumas-based band plays a variety of music with focus on traditional country.
Listen to Manitoba’s best home-grown, easy listening country music at the Gazebo! These talented groups take the stage Thursday, Friday and Saturday to share their Made in Manitoba melodies.
Sharpe Sisters – Kathy, Carolyn & Colleen (Thursday, 7:30 pm) – These Country Music singer-songwriters perform three-part harmonies and grew up south of Portage la Prairie. They had their first CD release for “Lookin Back” in 2016 and are working on their second CD.
Kickin Up Dust (Friday, 7:30 pm) – Hailing from Portage la Prairie, Johnny Dietrich is an iconic Manitoba Metis singer whose
hit singles have topped Western Canada’s National Aboriginal charts. Joined by Colleen Bryce and Ken Wattlaufer in the trio,
be sure to catch this unique blend of hillbilly, country, rock and bluegrass music.
5 Acres Band (Saturday, 7:30 pm) – High-energy, family-friendly country music is what this band from Southern Manitoba is known for. The band fronted by Christina and Vern Neufeld gives country music covers their own spin and paint pictures of life in rural Manitoba with their originals.
No day is complete until you dance the night away at the Corn and Barley Corral! Check out Manitoba’s hottest country music following the rodeo.
Armadillo (Thursday, 10:00 pm) – Armadillo are a four-piece band that have been performing in southern Manitoba for many years. The band’s members all originate from small towns around the Westman area. Armadillo play a mix of new and classic country, with a touch of classic rock on top. They look forward to returning to the Reunion this summer! Presented by C & C Rentals & Recreation.
Sean Taylor Band (Friday, 10:00 pm) – An energetic, six-piece party band that loves nothing more than making great music for listeners to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for country, rock, or pop; our music will keep you singing all through the night. So bring your dancing shoes and your best singing voice and party all night with us! Presented by Faurschou Ag Center.
Half a Buck (Saturday, 10:00 pm) – This five-piece country band out of Winnipeg captures the Classic Country sound by incorporating steel guitar, fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, bass, drums, and several vocal harmonies. With an emphasis on timeless tunes from Music Legends like Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens and George Jones to name just a few, Half a Buck delivers the music that truly fits the billing of Classic Country. Presented by MacGregor AgriSales.
DJ Cory Christison (Sunday, 8:00 pm) – Cory was a mobile Disc Jockey for eleven years. Still does the Reunion Ladies Activities Fashion Show. He is a third-generation museum member. Originally from Carberry, he now calls Brandon home.