About Wits End

We are a house concert venue passionate about providing a place and voice for original live music and those that appreciate it.  


We host local and travelling musicians.  While not genre specific, our shows tend to be roots, americana, folk, blues, bluegrass, etc. 


Our intent is to host about six shows per year using our living room for most of the year and our backyard during the summer.  

We are located at 310 Bartlet Avenue in the South Osborne area of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene, and on the homeland of the Métis.  

Musicians are paid by 'Suggested Minimum Donation'.  You can reserve spots for shows via either Pre-Paid Donation or by Donation at Door.  When an event sells out, we create a Waitlist in case there are cancellations.  These days we're using Eventbrite for this.

Most of our shows are kid friendly, but not all, so please check the listing or ask us.  


In the age-old tradition of troubadors and folk music, performers we host sometimes express strong socio-political opinions, which we may or may not agree with, but we respect their right to express them as part of their performance, as long as they are respectful (and not harmful) themselves.

Why attend a Wits End House Concert?

We provide an intimate, attentive, music focused experience without the all-too-often background annoyance one finds at bars and festivals.  Besides that, you get to bring your own beverages and snacks, mingle with other music lovers and friends before and after the show, as well as between sets, and parking is easy and free.  

Don't get us wrong, we are blessed by, love, and frequent our local music venues like The Park Theatre, Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club, the West End Cultural Centre, and others but a house concert is a different experience.