2015 Social Events

Opening Screening: Ain’t About the Money

Thursday, May 21, 2015 — 7:00PM

Winnipeg’s Big Dave McLean was seduced by the blues when he first heard the legendary John Hammond at the Mariposa Folk Festival in 1969. Big Dave boldly asked him for a guitar lesson on his five dollar guitar, the rest is history.

For the past 40 years Big Dave has performed in countless venues that dot the Canadian landscape and abroad. If you ask him about his influences, Big Dave’s heart firmly beats with the delta blues greats, especially the world’s foremost bluesman, Muddy Waters.

Ain’t About the Money celebrates the blues and its origins. Big Dave McLean and friends take us into blues territory, capturing the passion in conversation and song.

Yorkton Lions’ Lobsterfest

Friday, May 22, 2015 — 6:00PM

A festival favourite, offers an east coast lobster dinner with a side order of skeet shooting. Enjoy fine dining in a relaxed and unique atmosphere that promises to be an unforgettable experience.

A single ticket is included with each non-student registration. Extra tickets are available to purchase from the festival office and the Yorkton Lion’s Club.

2015 Awards Gala

Saturday, May 23, 2015 — 6:00PM

Join us for a gourmet dinner and our annual award show as we celebrate the winners of this year’s Golden Sheaf Awards competition. Hosted by comedian and host of The Prairie Diner, Jody Peters.

Cocktails start at 6:00PM. Supper starts at 6:30PM with the awards show to follow.

A single ticket is included in all non-student registrations. Extra tickets are available online and from the festival office.

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