at The Park Theatre
We won't be hosting house concerts at Wits End this Fall/Winter. Instead, we're partnering with The Park Theatre for a series of shows every fourth Sunday starting October 4th and running until May 9th 2021. Each show will be a unique experience, exploring different genres; blues, country folk, gypsy jazz, pop and classics, opera, Mardi Gras jazz, funk, and, well, who knows what else. Curated eats will be part of some of the shows.
We plan to continue our way of safe distancing through assigned seating. We will be selling seats by 'bubbles'. While it's extra work to do this and does reduce capacity to some degree, it's the best way we know of to keep everyone as safe as possible. Wearing masks while not seated will be required.
Here's the Line-up we've got planned. Click on the button below to request seats (please, in bubbles of 4, 5, or 6 if at all possible).
postponed! Kris Ulrich & Band
As a songwriter, Kris Ulrich keeps things honest and direct. His reflective, poignant lyrics and emotive guitar playing leave you with a sound that is truly its own.
The influences of Jackson Browne and Blake Mills can be heard in his music which covers a wide range of moods from energetic roots rock to contemplative ballads. Not a stranger to the stage, Ulrich has spent years as a guitarist for hire for some of the nation’s finest and it shows in his relaxed and playful nature on stage.
$20 per seat - now accepting seat requests
Juvel is the musical project of five dynamic musicians who strive to keep your toes tapping with the energetic sound of Romani jazz and early swing.
Heavily inspired by musicians like Django Reinhardt and the Andrews Sisters, Juvel combines the dark, chromatic flavor of Romani music with the carefree liveliness of swing.
$20 per seat
postponed! Jennifer Hanson & the Handsome Lads
Three of the best bring originals, classics and a sprinkle of Holiday songs.
“When I ask myself what a singer my age is supposed to perform, I’ve kind of come to the conclusion the answer is all the things she wants to. I still want to sing standards, but I also want to sing rock and blues. I guess what I really want is to sing whatever is good.” --- Jennifer Hanson
$30 per seat, includes Holiday Treats
Jan-17 A Night of light Opera w/Italian dinner
Manitoba Opera presents an opera primer - curated arias for newbies and afficiandoes.
A delicious Italian dinner by Sotto Vocce included in the ticket price.
$50 per seat - table seating only
Jan-23 Naughty or Nice - Burlesque Fusion Cabaret w/Dirty Catfish Brass Band
Also featuring a swing dance and band!
This one is a fundraiser for The Park! We all know how supportive they've been of Wits End and so it's our turn to support them - and what a fun, fun way to do it!
Feb-14 Mardi Gras w/Dirty catfish brass band
There is nothing more fun than The Dirty Catfish Brass Band lettin' loose, especially for Mardi Gras! Now combine that with New Orleans style food by Sotto Vocce and you have a recipe for an extraordinarily good time!
Undeniably tight, yet reckless as hell, The Dirty Catfish Brass Band (DCBB) deals in powerful phrasing and performances drenched with rhythm. Invoking the sounds of the New Orleans brass tradition, the collective dares to reimagine the streets of a prairie city as one that is hot, alive, and brimming with soul. In true Louisiana tradition, these boys stick to the spontaneity of festivals, alleyway performance and all around late nights.
$50 per seat - table seating only
Mar-14 Ego Spank
Well funk me silly - these guys will have you dancin' in your pants! What better way to head into Spring?
If there were such a thing as Hot Funk Yoga, experiencing Ego Spank would be it; intense, blazing, and capable of moving you in ways you didn't know you could! Ego Spank mixes up diverse musical influences to deliver its own unique funky stew. The band consistently delivers astonishing live performances, weaving complex funk rhythms, strong bass lines and mind-boggling solos with distinctive vocals and musical wit that create a strong, infectious groove guaranteed to move.
With Ego Spank, the hilarious banter is part of the show – you know you’re experiencing something real, uncontrived, joyful and above all, musically delicious!
$25 per seat
Apr-11 The Stanley County Cut-ups
Bluegrass in the tallgrass - this all-acoustic band really does cut-it-up!
This official bluegrass band of Winnipeg’s West End features Jess Reimer, Jeremy Hamm, TJ Blair, Jeremy Penner and Tim Osmond pickin’ banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and bass in a traditional bluegrass style.
$25 per seat
May-9 Finalé to be announced
Working on something special to close out the season....stay tuned!