Music

Following an exciting win at the Next Big Thing contest in Regina and a performance at Craven Country Jamboree recently, Swift Current’s Myshel Pajuaar and The Midnight Roses are hoping to keep the ball rolling.

This year's 21st Annual Frenchman River Gospel Jam might seem a bit different than the jamboree has for the past 20 years, but the festival will continue to provide the southwest with wonderful music and a gospel message for hopefully years to come.

For the third year in a row, The Wiebes are hitting the road for their annual cross-country tour — an opportunity for them to share their music with the nation and help raise money to support a worthy organization.

Forget the Summer of ‘69. How about the summer of 2012?

Local young composer Ryan Lee’s creative and original piano composition entitled ‘Max the Mouse’ won first place at this year’s ‘11 years and under Class 1, Category A’ Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers’ Composer Competition.

The Finals show of Big Dog 92-7/Astral Media’s “The Next Big Thing” country talent competition was held June 20 at The Pump Roadhouse in Regina, with Blake Berglund (Kennedy SK), Jannecke (Saskatoon), Myshel Pajuaar & The Midnight Roses (Swift Current) and Foxx Worthee (Regina) aiming to convince an esteemed panel of judges that they should be selected as this year’s winner. Following confident performances by all four artists and a nail-biting wait for a decision by the judges, Myshel and her band was declared the winner.

For the past ten years, Swift Current music lovers have celebrated the longest nights of the year at Long Day's Night Music Festival, held in conjunction with the Windscape Kite Festival from June 21-24. The event brings fantastic performers from across North America to play in a big-top tent at the corner of Marston Street and 11th Avenue SW in Swift Current. This year's lineup features four nights of incredible music, with both headline acts and opening performers.

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