Lineup Announced For Free Summer Concert & Movie Series in Transcona Centennial Square

(Winnipeg, MB) The Transcona BIZ is pleased to announce the 2017 Transcona BIZ Summer Concert Series presented by Club Regent Casino & Event Centre, and the 2017 Movie Series. The free outdoor concerts will take place at Transcona Centennial Square, 135 Regent Ave. West every Friday evening in July from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The lineup includes some of Manitoba’s most exciting performers from a wide range of genres.
 
July 7 – BULLRIDER
July 14 – THE HONEYSLIDERS
July 21 – TRACY K
July 28 – QUINTON BLAIR
 
"The BIZ is delighted to be able to bring live music to Transcona once again this summer.  This year's concert series gives our community the opportunity to experience the best local music in town, in the great outdoors. and free of charge," says Alex Morrison, Executive Director of the BIZ
 
The free outdoor movie screenings also take place at Transcona Centennial Square Thursday evenings at 9:15pm starting on July 20 and running through August 31. The movies include both new and classic audience favourites
 
July 20 – MOANA
July 27 – A DOG’S PURPOSE
August 3 – TROLLS
August 10 – LA LA LAND
August 17 – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
August 24 – DIRTY DANCING (30th ANNIVERSARY)
August 31 – ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
 
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For more information, interviews and images, contact:
Dave Sherman, POP Entertainment & Management
(204) 960-5941 • dave@TalkToPOP.com


ABOUT TRANSCONA BIZ
The Transcona BIZ has a membership of 170 businesses and is constantly striving to increase economic development in the BIZ zone and provide services and programming for the entire community of Transcona and surrounding areas.
 

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
July 7 - Bullrider
A five piece Alt-Pop band based out of Winnipeg Manitoba. With a wonderful mix of high energy guitars, tight bass lines, captivating rhythm sections that make you wanna get up and dance, and strong emphasis on songwriting makes this band a stand out creature on its own. Comprised of Ben Ferguson (Ash Koley), Chris Peluk (Alverstone, Mad Young Darlings), Tom Sinnott, Erik Pescitelli (Los Mapaches) and Bobby Desjarlias (The Bokononists, Attica Riots).

July 14 –  The Honeysliders
Take one part dirty country, one part honest, prairie vocals, and one part party-rock band and you get…The Honeysliders. Birthed from the popular Winnipeg cover band, “James and the Giants," founding members Jamie Buckboro and Micah Bell felt they had something more to say. Banding together with keyboardist Alex Campballse (The Bros. Landreth, Imaginary Cities, JD Edwards Band, Sweet Alibi) and veteran Winnipeg drummer Jesse Miller (Romi Mayes) the boys found their sound and The Honeysliders were born. Channeling The Band and Neil Young, these boys put on a show that transports you to a time when bellbottoms and moustaches ruled the world and albums were played on turntables (as God intended).

July 21 – Tracy K
A rich and powerful vocalist and a harmonica player of the highest order (Zicazine 2016) Tracy K’s exceptional stage presence is fortified by her high energy music, with a heavy nod to contemporary and traditional Blues styles. She is considered one of Canada's only female award winning harmonica players. Her latest release from September 2016 ’What’s the Rush?' hit number one on Canadian Roots and Blues charts. Accolades about her harmonica playing, dynamic vocals and original songs are still coming in.

July 28 – Quinton Blair
Honest as a day spent on a tractor, and driven like the drifting Prairie snow.  Manitoba Country Music Association Roots Artist of the Year, Quinton Blair is a self-ordained troubadour, tale-spinner and songwriter.  Imagine Steve Earle jamming with Dwight Yoakam, minus the burden of fame.
 

ABOUT THE MOVIES
July 20 – Moana
In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

July 27 – A Dog’s Purpose
A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.

August 3 – Trolls
After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.

August 10 – La La Land
Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

August 17 – Beauty and the Beast
Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted

August 24 – Dirty Dancing (30th Anniversary)
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

August 31 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success.

Morgan Coates