Do these winter events sound good to you? Check out the 2018 Winterruption dates Jan. 18-20 or the 2018 Beer Bacon Bands Jan. 26 & 27.

Beer Bacon Bands oh my! How does sampling cold brew, chowing down on tasty and unique bacon creations while listening to live music sound? Pretty awesome methinks. And according to Beer Bacon Bands popularity over the past couple of years, I’m not alone. Taking place at Conexus Arts Centre, the two-day festival will run January 27-28! Festivalgoers will have the option to vote for the best of show in three different categories! Choose who will be named the The Pink Chefcoat - The Prime Minister of Pork, The Baron of Bacon or take home the Beer Bacon Bands Brewers Cup. Purchase tickets ahead of time for $35/night or at the door for $39.75. 

Photo courtesy of Beer Bacon Bands

 Everyone can use a Winterupption It’s nearly time to get your cool on and celebrate the winter with Winterruption! Running January 19-21, this uber-chill three-day festival will surely enable guests to forget all about the cold and instead leave them with warm fuzzy feelings. Nearly doubling the artists from 2016, jam-packed fun and entertainment will be provided by over a dozen artists, seven shows and three venues. A frosty good time for all!

Winterupption. Photos courtesy Chris Graham


Mid-Winter Ceilidh Who’s ready for a little kitchen party on the prairies? Get ready to gather your friends, kick up your heels and sing and dance along at the annual Mid-Winter Ceilidh running Feb 10-11. Since 1990, this event, organized by the City of Regina Pipe band and friends (who also perform), has celebrated Celtic music and dance. This year music will also be provided by local Regina band, West of Mabou! Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Bach & Beyond, Magpie’s Kitchen or online. Mid-Winter Blues Festival turns up the heat It’s going get mighty warm in the QC by late February. Early thaw? One can only hope. But one thing for certain is that when the blues come to town, the temperature rises. The 2017 Mid-Winter Blues Festival will be running in 2017 from February 25, 2017 until March 4. A mix of musicians from Toronto’s Bill Durst to Vancouver’s Miss Quincy & the Showdown, and Juno Award winning Sue Foley are sure to wow local music lovers. Free and paid shows will be offered at various licensed venues around town including the Exchange, the Performing Arts Center, (both open to all ages) and a finale at the Casino Regina Show Lounge on March 4 (19+).

Monkey Junk. Photo courtesy Mid-Winter Blues Festival