This festival started off as a means of honouring three musicians, friends, and initiators of music in Manitoba. Roger Young, Kim Russell, and Lee Oreniuk. They were all individuals who shared a passion for music, and it is after all, what brings people together.
In bringing people together, Festival Director Derrick, and Chair Dawn, shared a vision of community and celebration. After moving to Eriksdale, Manitoba, they both saw it as the hidden gem within the province's Interlake where they could bring local and established musicians abroad, together. Eriksdale is now home to the Annual ROGerKimLee Music Festival held every August forevermore.
What you can expect: A weekend of...
Scheduled Live Music!
Various Stages, Variety of Performers
Convenient Food & Beverage Options!
Including a pancake breakfast, food trucks, arena café, & an outdoor beer garden!
A Friendly Show 'n Shine!
2-wheel to 18-wheel pride & joys, audience votes
'The RAT-IT Challenge'!
Competition of guitars, vehicles, lawnmowers, anything your imagination can create-big or small with admin fees going toward the RKL Youth Music Program
An Outdoor Maker's Market!
A variety of handmade & designed goods, focus on shopping local
Fun Kids' Activities!
Face painting, bouncy castle, bike decorating challenge, & games
Musicians host & participate
Mossy Birch guided walking tour
And for those looking to stay in town, CAMPING!
McEwen Park non-powered sites, fire wood, washrooms, & showers
All within an intimate prairie town setting just over an hour from Winnipeg's Perimeter. Check out the Event's Schedule for further details & tickets!
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
I’d like to invite you to the ROGerKimLee Music Festival on August 16-18, 2024, which represents our musical identity & vibe.
Last year, our festival was an extraordinary homegrown event thanks to incredible community involvement. My commitment to developing & expanding the festival is steadfast & I hope to honour Roger, Kim, & Lee’s love for music.
I look forward to developing friendships, sponsorships, and partnerships for this year’s festival and festivals to come.
ROGerKimLee Music Festival Director 2023
The LINE UP from 2023 Festival Performances
Friday, August 18, 2023
Evening Hall Performances
Forged deep in the heart of the Interlake. Twangbomb stands as a seasoned, gritty rock band that can expand its aggressiveness across many genres, yet stand firmly rooted in its own dimension of depth and substance.
Winnipeg singer-songwriter & collaborator will be performing the songs he has written while spending time in the Interlake. Expect local inspired history through lyrics and rhythms.
Dan Deurbrouck - I've been playing since 1973 in various bands throughout the province. I was fortunate to be mentored by Bob Marginet, who instilled an appreciation for versatility. My styles include rock, country rock, country, old-time fiddle music , blues, jazz, folk, and blue grass. Currently in multiple bands, free lancing and teaching.
Annual Jam Session welcomes other performers and invited musicians to come together, build friendships, and make music until the night's end.
Saturday, August 19, 2023
Outdoor Day Stage Performances
Look from anything from a Chicago Blues Classic to a British Invasion Classic to a Down Home Original. We'll have your fingers a poppin' and toes a tappin'!
Frannie grew up on the shores of Lake Manitoba, in Bacon Ridge. She grew up tapping trees with her grandparents, ranching cows, dancing Pow wow and competing in fiddle competitions. Coming from a very musical family, Frannie found her voice in her mid teens where she picked up guitar and singing. She’s opened up for acts like Marty Stuart and Brett Kissel and Charlie Major.
Winnipeg based funk/soul/R&B band, known for their high energy, feel-good performances. An 8-piece band featuring vocal powerhouses Sol “Mama Sol” James and Fontine, the Solutions have earned a reputation as one of Winnipeg’s hottest party bands since their debut in 2007.
Evening Hall Performances
Loa, 17, and Iris, 14, have been playing music and singing for almost 10 years! Taking the stage this past year, this local duette from Lundar, MB will be performing some of their favourites.
Raised in Eriksdale, Maija has played throughout the Interlake. She's happy to come back to her hometown to play for her cherished community. Just a girl & her guitar...and a mesmerizing voice!
Sunday, August 20, 2023
Day Hall Performances & Workshops
They croons live audiences with their original music, while paying tribute to the golden age of traditional Country. Walking with the tall shadows of their honky tonk heroes, the Dove conveys a big presence and voice, with songs fresh off the heart-worn highway.
Join Herbalist Erica Lindell in a guided walking tour & discover the wonders of our local plant life and their many uses! This will be a casual walk, approx. 1 hour, wear appropriate attire (bring own basket/bag & clean, sharp cutting tool if you have).
Fermentation is an ancient technique to preserve food, enhance taste and add in probiotics and other health benefits. Sage will guide you on how to make a basic sauerkraut recipe. What to bring: 1 head of cabbage or other veggies 1 jar with lid (32 oz usually hold about 1 cabbage) A large spoon A cutting knife
Ever wonder what the inside of a guitar looks like? Do you wonder how your guitar actually works? Join me in these discoveries... Would you like to know what’s wrong with your instrument? Here’s your chance. Let Derrick McCandless show you what to look for, how to maintain and maybe how to build your own guitar. Derrick will show you how to properly string your guitar and where to look for future problems.
Hosted by professional musician, Bobby Dove. Learn how to self promote, be present, & relevant on mainstream social media platforms.
I've been playing since 1973 in various bands throughout the province. I was fortunate to be mentored by Bob Marginet, who instilled an appreciation for versatility. My styles include rock, country rock, country, old-time fiddle music , blues, jazz, folk, and blue grass. Currently in multiple bands, free lancing and teaching. Join me in this workshop, come with an open mind and an open beat.
Come ready to discuss lyrics & melody. We will dive into how melody leads the emotions and how words draw the pictures in your mind. Perhaps we will all write a song together...
August 18-20, 2023 Festival Program
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