Social Listening: What's on in Sask. live-streaming concerts this week

No need to be deprived of live entertainment during COVID-19 social distancing. Here are some live-streamed events for July 9-15.

Saskatoon band Bombargo is part of the huge lineup for Winnipeg Folk Festival At Home on Saturday, July 11. Nicole Romanoff / Supplied

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No need to be deprived of live entertainment during COVID-19 social distancing. Here are some of this week’s live-streamed events.

Regina rock and country cover band Tequila Mockingbird is performing its first show in a while. While belting out Top 40 hits at home might not hold the same appeal as in a crowded bar, it’s better than nothing, right?

Friday, July 10, 9 p.m. Free to stream at Facebook.com/LilEveStudios


Be virtually transported to Birds Hill Park for the Winnipeg Folk Festival At Home! The one-night festival features past WFF performances by artists including A Tribe Called Red, Bahamas, Dakhabrakha, Jason Isbell and The Sheepdogs. And, there are new performances by Alan Doyle, Bombargo, Vance Joy, William Prince and many more. To cap it all off, there’s a folk fest finale singalong with the amazing Begonia! At winnipegfolkfestival.ca, there are tips for the ultimate at-home festival experience — including a print-your-own wristband.

Saturday, July 11, 6 p.m. Free to stream at Facebook.com/WinnipegFolkFestival


There’s no Shakespeare On The Saskatchewan this year. But if you’re jonesing for your summer fix of the Bard, Theatre Calgary has got you covered. Shakespeare By The Bow presents Romeo & Juliet. The 50-minute production stars emerging actors of Alberta, including Anna Dalgleish and Zach Running Coyote as the titular star-crossed lovers.

Saturday, July 11, and Wednesday, July 15, 7 p.m. Free to stream at theatrecalgary.com.


The Saskatchewan Festival of Words presents a weeklong virtual celebration of Canadian literature. It starts Monday with a “readception” — five-minute mini-readings by Naben Ruthnum (a.k.a. Nathan Ripley), Steven Price, Jay Ingram, Amanda Leduc, Farah Heron, and Lindsay Wong. Through Saturday, tune in daily and nightly for more readings, interviews, workshops and performances.

Monday, July 13, 7 p.m. Free to stream through festivalofwords.com.

Are you a Saskatchewan artist planning a live-streamed show (or a live audience show, since that’s allowed now)? Keep us in the loop and email amartin@postmedia.com or maolson@postmedia.com.

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