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Harvard Media Community Stage


DAY
Fri Nov 18, 2022
VENUE
Confederation Park
ADDRESS
1700 Elphinstone St, Regina
TIME
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

It’s a perfect mosaic of musical and even magical acts when the free Harvard Media Community Stage opens at the 2022 Grey Cup Festival.

Showcasing talent from across Saskatchewan, the outdoor stage at Confederation Park kicks off noon on Thursday, Nov. 17, with award-winning Regina roots artist JJ Voss.

While mostly musical, these acts vary in genre, age and style. Some were selected through an online open application process, while others were invited by the festival to perform. A rotating roster of Harvard Media talent will emcee the space throughout the festival.

The Harvard Media Community Stage runs 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Thursday, Nov. 17 through Saturday, Nov. 19.

A special eight-minute show featuring a light curtain with simulated aurora-borealis effect will play during breaks each night at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Once the final performers wrap at 9 p.m., fans can stay in Confederation Park for a great view of the dazzling drone light display in the sky.

So, what are you waiting for? Here are the performers for the 2022 Grey Cup Festival Harvard Media Community Stage:

THURSDAY, NOV. 17

JJ Voss | Noon-12:45 p.m.

A roots country singer songwriter from Regina, Saskatchewan, JJ Voss has dedicated close to two decades to his music career and craft. Voss is an eight-time Saskatchewan Country Music Award winner, fusing the ‘classic’ sounds into work that’s perfectly suited for modern times.

ADEOLUWA |  4:10-4:55 p.m.

A 2022 Saskatchewan Music Award nominee for R&B Artist of the Year, ADEOLUWA is an on-the-rise independent singer and songwriter based in Regina. ADEOLUWA has described his sound as experimental pop with a blend of Afrobeats.

Karissa Hoffart | 5:10-5:55 p.m.

An award-winning Saskatchewan country artist, Karissa Hoffart’s passion for writing songs that inspire her audience is rooted in her life experience. She grew up on a family ranch in Big Muddy and has since performed on many big festival stages, including Country Thunder.

Justin LaBrash & True North | 6:10-6:55 p.m.

This singer/songwriter out of Regina enjoys entertaining audiences with originals and twists on country greats. His band, True North, adds to his strong country rock sound. LaBrash has won numerous awards, including multiple Saskatchewan Music Association Awards.

Teagan Littlechief | 7:10-7:55 p.m. | 8:00-8:55 p.m.

Singing since the age of four, Teagan Littlechief from White Bear First Nations, north of Carlyle, Saskatchewan, continues to gain fans with her voice. Winner of the 2022 Saskatchewan Country Music Association Indigenous Artist of the Year, Littlechief is beloved in Rider Nation as one of the team’s preeminent anthem singers and will sing the anthem at the 109th Grey Cup Championship in Cree, English and French!

FRIDAY, NOV. 18

High Steppin’ Daddy | 11:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m. *Friday AND Saturday

The members of High Steppin’ Daddy have all recorded and toured with some of Canada’s top artists and have been on stage at the biggest festivals in Canada – including Grey Cup. They can deliver classic rock or country, and provide musical entertainment during the free pancake breakfast delivered by the Calgary Grey Cup Committee.

The Otherz Band | 4:10-4:55 p.m.

They’ve been the life of the party since 2009 playing all over Western Canada. Based out of Regina, Saskatchewan, the foursome plays classic rock and country cover tunes at numerous cabarets, bars, weddings and holiday parties.

Aubrie Houk | 5:10-5:55 p.m.

With a passion for music, singer and songwriter Aubrie Houk has performed at many events and fundraisers throughout Regina. She teaches voice lessons in the city at Music in the House, the same place she learned to play guitar and develop her vocal talent.

Arcana Kings | 6:10-6:55 p.m. | 7:10-7:55 p.m.

Arcana Kings are a hard-working, hard-driving, rock and roll band with a touch of bagpipes. Their sports anthem “Here We Go” has been used by the Saskatchewan Roughriders during player intros. Arcana Kings is made up of Johnny McCuaig, James Picton, Allan Morrison, Kevin Kyle and Graham Templeman.

Nick Faye | 8:10-8:55 p.m.

Nick Faye is a songwriter from Regina, Saskatchewan, living on Treaty 4 Territory. Over the last decade, Faye has been taking his music around the world both as a solo act and with his band. This performance will be just Nick taking it away on the community stage.

SATURDAY NOV. 19

High Steppin’ Daddy | 11:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m. *Friday AND Saturday

The members of High Steppin’ Daddy have all recorded and toured with some of Canada’s top artists and have been on stage at the biggest festivals in Canada – including Grey Cup. They can deliver classic rock or country, and provide musical entertainment during the free pancake breakfast delivered by the Calgary Grey Cup Committee.

Brody & Miguel, School of Rock House Band | 1:00-1:45 p.m.

Expect a fun and talented performance from Regina’s School of Rock House Band. The school offers lessons in guitar, drums, keyboard, vocals and more taught by practicing, passionate musicians. Aspiring musicians even go on to perform live, like at the 2022 Grey Cup Festival!

The Illusionary Magic of Sitruc James | 2:05-2:35 p.m.

From stage illusions to up-close magic, Sitruc James has honed his craft over many years to become one of Canada’s most sought-after performers. His unique brand of magic will have people laughing out loud and wanting more.

The WON’Ts | 3:00-3:45 p.m.

The WON’Ts are an indie surf rock band made up of a group of friends. Somewhat being ‘friends/frenemies for years’, the band was born at a Paint Nite (a social night of instructed painting). Starting off with a few demo tracks two of the members had created previously,The WON’Ts came together and started writing.

The band currently has five members, with the fifth being quite new. Carl Johnson is on the guitar and vocals, Darcy McIntyre is on bass and vocals, Christina Canfield plays keys and vocals, Landon Leibel plays the drums, and newest member Ali Abbas is on guitar. The band has one EP out, called Weird Weekend, that they released in June of 2019. It features lots of surfy guitar and fun organ throughout. The harmonies they sing on the EP also blend really well together, creating a super solid sound.

 

Blu Beach Band | 4:10-4:55 p.m.

This indie rock group is based out of Langenburg and Esterhazy Saskatchewan. Blu Beach Band is made up of teens Carter Vosper, Remi Berthelet, Eric Vosper and Riley Buchberger. They have been performing together for four years and recently changed their name to Blu Beach Band.

 

Nick Faye & The Deputies | 5:10-5:30 p.m. and 7:25-7:55 p.m.

Nick Faye is a songwriter from Regina, Saskatchewan, living on Treaty 4 Territory. Over the last decade, Faye has been taking his music around the world both as a solo act and with his band, Nick Faye and The Deputies, touring with the likes of Colter Wall, Megan Nash and Skye Wallace.

W3APONS | 5:40-6:20 p.m.

This Saskatoon-based rock and roll trio comes from a variety of musical backgrounds and have one major connection: playing loud. W3APONS is made up of singer Tallus Scott, guitar player Jordan Welbourne and bass player Myk Ulan-Hohol.

Both Doors Have Tigers | 6:35-7:15 p.m.

Born in the streets of Regina, and here to melt your brain is BOTH DOORS HAVE TIGERS. BDHT peddles switchblade riffs bathed in fuzzy, sunny goodness with hammer-handle rhythms and lyrics about the offside of the human experience.

Nick Faye | 7:25-7:55 p.m.

Nick Faye is a songwriter from Regina, Saskatchewan, living on Treaty 4 Territory. Over the last decade, Faye has been taking his music around the world both as a solo act and with his band. This performance will be just Nick taking it away on the community stage.

New Kids On Your Mom | 8:10-8:55 p.m.

This comedy-music group is sure to surprise a few in the crowd to close Saturday night on the stage. New Kids on Your Mom was nominated for a World Wide Comedy Award in 2021. The duo parodies various genres for their light-hearted take on musical stylings.