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‘Bring Your Own Mic’ concert series featuring Scott Nolan & Glenn Buhr

August 22, 2020 at7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

We have watched the rise of live-streaming and how it has allowed artists to stay connected with their fans. At the same time, we also realize that live-streaming is complicated for artists to use as a source of revenue. As we watch other industries slowly return to work, and we are acutely aware that the live music industry will be one of the last to go back to what we called normal. So we must adapt and change.

So we’re asking music listeners, from Manitoba abroad, to join us for ‘Bring Your Own Mic’, a series of ticketed, live-streamed concerts by select Manitoba artists brought to our audiences through an accessible $2 paywall and streamed on Vimeo. The funds will go to artists in the same way they do when you attend an “in person” show. Each concert will be produced by the the West End’s skilled technicians; all Manitoba labour, and we are essentially turning the WECC into a television studio. “We are working to give audiences as close of an in-person show experience as we can” says WECC Artistic Coordinator Jorge Requena Ramos. “We knew that there was a way to do live-streaming right for both artists and audiences. We just had to figure out how.”

At the WECC the safety of our patrons, performers, staff, and volunteers is one of our main priorities. For each livestream, we are ensuring performers arrive to a clean and already set up stage (and yes, as the concert series title suggests, we are asking them to bring their own microphones). The live stream will be produced by our in-house team With a minimal crew, we are still able to present a high-quality shows while still practicing appropriate social distancing.


About this Event

Here are two seekers. They each, differently, with singular focus, deep-dive into their obsessions with music.

One of the countless, interesting aspects of this unusual and maybe inevitable friendship is their individual, lifelong relationship with suburbs, the back lanes and single-car garages, that back-door entry into art-making. And their skepticism, their highly disciplined resistance to discipline. And a talent for deep listening – to music, yes, and to the sonar reading, an acoustic location of oneself in deep waters.

They speak quite different musical languages, Glenn and Scott. The connection seems to be in the heart of what they bring to play. I really love their hearts.


August 22, 2020
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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West End Cultural Centre
(204) 783-6918
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