The talent runs deep with these mainstage acts coming up from the South...
JEFF SCROGGINS & COLORADO
This high energy bluegrass band joined us for Bluegrass Week in Saskatoon in May. The band features the amazing banjo playing of Jeff Scroggins and the award winning mandolin playing of Jeff's son Tristan Scroggins. There will be incredible bluegrass vocals, led by the powerful voices of frontman Greg Blake (twice nominated for SPGMA's "Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year" award) and KC Groves, founder of the all-girl band Uncle Earl. New to the mix is fiddler Lydia Demi-Smith, classically trained with a passion for bluegrass.
Get a taste of one of their live performances here:
Fancy dancing to a little Tex Mex? Really wanting to get out and polka? How about a Grammy award winning band from San Antonio to do the trick! The Texmaniacs' musical genre is conjunto, which is what happened when the German immigrants and their accordions arrived in Texas. For an intro to conjunto, check out PBS' Accordion Dreams feature, or if you have time to spare and would love to hear more, check out a feature on Traditional Conjunto with Los Texmaniacs by the Library of Congress.
Texmanics versatility has led them to prestigious performances such as The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, International Accordion Festival, Kennedy Center, Governor of Texas Ball and many major festivals overseas, but they deliver music that everyone can relate to. Accordion- yes! Guitar - yes! Spanish and English vocals - yes! Sombreros - ...maybe?
Check out this video of Los Texmaniacs performing Amor de mi Vida live:
You won't want to miss this fantastic band coming up from the south to play on our Northern Lights Festival stage.
You can purchase festival tickets or find one of our ticket vendors located across Saskatchewan right here on our website.