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singsation

music city manitoba
THE great
singsation
& band-tastic
events
THE ARENA
JUNE 18 - AUGUST 15, 2026
JUNE 17 - AUGUST 14, 2027
JUNE 15 - AUGUST 12, 2028
JUNE 14 - AUGUST 11, 2029

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barry kay

event host

& master of ceremonies

manitoba's best, for the best!

ONE OF WINNIPEG’S MOST DYNAMIC ENTERTAINERS.


A “world class” Event Host, Emcee and DJ Entertainer, Barry Kay is by far one of Winnipeg’s most dynamic and captivating personalities.  Over the past three decades, Barry has thrilled audiences with his infectious energy, always finding unique ways to engage every guest at galas, celebrations and parties, making them feel comfortable, important and an integral part of the event. It’s what makes Barry elite.  With so many years of experience, including 14 as a radio personality, Barry delivers an unparalleled level of professionalism, endearing genuine charisma, and remarkable talent.   He loves what he does and cares about his clients and it shows.  Not only an entertainer, but a well-rounded event producer with a peripheral vision and knack for creativity.  Simply put, Barry understands how to achieve success and he will stop at nothing to ensure he exceeds expectations creating an exceptional event and experience for everyone. 

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preliminary rounds - prizes

THE FIRST PLACE FINISHER ON EACH DAY OF EACH PRELIMINARY ROUND WILL BE GIVEN $1,000.00 

PLUS AN INVITATION TO THE FINAL ROUND.

SEE PIZES FOR THAT BELOW.

SINGSATION

JUNE 18 - AUGUST 15, 2026
up to 12 amazing SINGERS PER DAY
FOR 59 DAYS - main Stage - THE ARENA

Back Up music provided by:
Glenworth Williams, Douglas Wilson
& the 5 piece Incredible Rockalypso Band

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mUSIC CITY MANITOBA EXPERIENCE

Our vision to bring the unique sounds and vibes of music to Manitoba & Canada, all with a focus on using many locally-sourced musicians.

BAND-TASTIC

UP TO 54 BANDS
SIX BANDS PER DAY FOR 21 DAYS +++- backline provided
main stage - rec centre

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bREATHTAKING BANDS OF FOUR

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BRILLIANT BANDS OF 5+

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PRIZE PACKAGES

FOR SINGSATION

PRIZE PACKAGE FOR THE FINALS

singsation
the singsation sensations

JOIN US

WE MAY MAKE YOU A STAR!


The Top Finalists from each Preliminary Promotional Competition, will be automatically entered in the final leg of this huge competition. The Prize Structure for that is as below. 

The First Place Contestant of the Finals will be hired on a yearly basis, beginning on opening night of our venue, if they so desire, to perform on a scheduled basis throughout the following year.

To participate in this huge Singsation Tournament you will need a Gold VIP Sponsorship Card.

See the costs and all the benefits and incentives of your VIP Card. Limited availability for the preliminary events.

the adjudicators

their bios & information will be posted here, shortly. stay tuned!

nine adjudicators selected on a random, scheduled basis of 3 - 5 at a time.

specialist

Neil Dover – is a self-proclaimed “late bloomer” into the country scene, Dover reflected, “I’ve spent lots of years making other kinds of music that I more or less liked, but there’s been nothing that took the place of that gut-level passion for country music. I’m now making up for the time I lost trying to do something else. I should’ve been making country music since I was twenty. But now’s better than later.” 

Singer songwriter entertainer recording artist and multi-instrumentalist, Neil does a weekly show at the Florabama Lounge in Perdido Key Florida that thousands pilgrimage to every year. 

specialist

Len Milne – To the people of Winnipeg, he’s known as the “Analog Man.” Milne got his start in recording working in a basement studio with reel-to-reel tape – a method and mentality he tries to preserve in his recordings at Bedside Studios. 

Although the market seems to be shrinking for tape recording, Milne says there are always a few clients who entertain the idea of analog recording. 

Len is a very accomplished guitar player and in great demand.

 

specialist

Tommy C has been rocking crowds around the country and globe since 1979. His years of experience have now culminated into his new outfit, TOMMY C and The Black Widow Grease Band. Tommy C has performed live onstage with such legendary acts as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Smokey Robinson, Temptations, Four Tops, Conway Twitty, Freddy Cannon, and Charlie Pride. Not to mention his 10-year tenure as “Musical Director” for Chubby Checker. This gave him the edge on how the real rock n roll should be performed.  And now, he along with his group of highly adrenalized high octane rockers, The Black Widow Grease Band are bringing his Detroit Motor City way of rock n roll to Music City Manitoba and beyond…..

For a Tribute to the Greatest Era of American Rock n Roll…..  Performed to Perfection!!!

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Niamh Lynn, Singer/Songwriter from Dublin has quickly established herself as Irelands “Queen of Country Music”. Niamh Originally from Castleknock in Dublin is now residing in the lovely County Cavan.

Niamh’s first love is for old fashioned country music stemming from listening to such greats as Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Billy Joe Spears and Tammy Wynette, which has led her to take the lead role in the international touring show – Stand By Your Man – The Tammy Wynette Story

After her recent appearance on the Internationally acclaimed TV show, The Late Late Show, host Ryan Tubridy described Niamh to Country music as ‘what Imelda May is to Rockabilly.’ High praise indeed!

   

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specialist

Rob Linacre is without doubt one of the finest vocal talents on the circuit. He captivates audiences of all ages with his excellent vocal range and on-stage charisma. 

Having started in the business at a very young age, Rob is a performer whose style and professionalism is second to none. No matter the genre of music, Rob knows how to make a song all his own! 

 In 2005, Rob began performing as a solo artist and has worked on a number of the world’s major cruise lines. Rob is making his mark at home in the UK and in many countries all over the world!

Rob joined Gerry’s Pacemakers as a lead singer, taking over from Gerry in 2021, bringing a new life and vitality to the band. Recreating all the wonderful hits recorded and written by Gerry himself.


specialist

Spencer Frederick James is an English singer and musician. He has been the lead singer of veteran band The Searchers  since 1986. James was also a member of the one-hit wonder band The First Class that scored a No. 4 hit with the song “Beach Baby”.

In December 1985 long-time lead singer of The Searchers, Mike Pender announced that he was leaving the group. Founding member John McNally recalled Spencer James from a Brentford gig and he was recruited as the new lead singer. His mastery of the synthesizer guitars also added authentic strings and keyboard sounds to The Searchers stage performances, emulating their original studio recordings.

For more than twenty years, James has completed extensive national and international tours with The Searchers. 

specialist in multi media

Ron Lamoureux has traveled the globe as an educator, photographer, musician, consultant, and entrepreneur. His interest in digital interactive media and music has provided him the opportunity to share his expertise as a consultant in diverse communities ranging from Rankin Inlet in Nunavut to Paris, France and London, England.

As a digital media company president, Ron has produced and assisted in the production of a variety of new media products including 2D and 3D interactive web sites and videos, brand development, marketing and promotional initiatives and innovative design narratives for international companies.

As a music producer, Ron was responsible for the production and distribution of many Canadian album projects, a few of which have garnered music awards. As a musician and songwriter, he has written and produced songs in English and in French, many of which have been played on Canadian radio and television. He also spent a good portion of his artist management career assisting new and unknown artists make their way through the music industry minefield. As a result, many of his protégés have gone on to be world-class international musicians and singer-songwriters.

other required specialists

specialist in choreography

specialist in radio/tv

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