NEW in 2018 – Applications for Performing Artists and Visual Artists are available online!
Please note, if you lost something at the 2017 Festival, please contact Carla Campbell at 204.392.4728 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pickup will be at the Summit office, located at Unit 1 – 385 Loewen Boulevard in Steinbach.
It’s time for a change. Dance in the City is changing with the times and is now called Street Arts in the City! A new area of Summer in the City that focuses on street culture. Main Street this year will have a larger footprint dedicated to Street Arts in the City with a bigger stage, new location and exciting events to watch!
Head to Main Street on Saturday and look for the crowds around the XCo Jr All Star competition from 12:30pm to 3:00pm and the XCo All Star competition from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. The always popular hip hop dance competition for junior and pro will be hosted by DJ Mav One with celebrity judges weighing in and handing out cash prizes to the winners.
Take a break from the competition and check out the street car show happening all weekend long where local street racing car enthusiasts will show off their wheels. Graffiti and hydrodipping artists will also be found in this area of the festival sharing their talents with the public.
The Steinbach Skate Park will be hosting a duo of events during Street Arts in the City with cash prizes. The Summer Skate Series all ages round robin skateboard tournament on June 16th. Shred in the City is Saturday June 17th at 2pm and is an all ages skateboard, bmx and scooter competition.
Street Arts in the City coordinator, Bretton Selent, is excited about the changes taking
place this summer and anticipates even bigger things in the years ahead.
Highlight video from SITC 2016 Hip Hop –
Summer in the City is very pleased to announce the Friday night SCU MainStage
headliner – Saskatchewan’s own Jess Moskaluke will be bringing her infectious love of country music to Main Street.
Jess Moskaluke is the perfect addition to a Canadian focused MainStage for this year’s festival. This year’s theme is Celebrating Canada’s 150th and what better way to do that than with one of our top female Canadian artists. Moskaluke is enjoying her third consecutive win of Female Artist of the Year with the CCMA and is the current 2017 Juno winner of the “Country Album of the Year” award. Acclaimed as the first female Canadian country solo artist since her childhood idol Shania Twain to achieve single platinum status, Moskaluke is sure to please country fans.
Tickets for Friday night’s performance can be purchased online or in person at Earl’s Meat Market, Steinbach Arts Council office and Ste Anne Co-op locations in Steinbach and Mitchell.
Wednesday morning brought with it the exciting news that Milt Stegall, former Winnipeg Blue Bomber All-Star receiver, would be the guest speaker for the Sunday morning service at Worship in the City and that Christian music artist and 2016 Juno award winner Dan Bremnes would headline the free evening concert.
Dreams turned into a reality as coordinators and sponsors announced this year’s festival extension from two days to three full days of events thanks to Worship in the City growing from a morning service to a full day of festivities.
“We’ve always talked about this potentially blossoming into a full day, so last year when Ben Nickel approached us about turning this into a full day Christian concert we were excited about the possibilities,” said Art Enns, co-chair for Worship in the City.
Plenty of talented musicians with a message of hope will fill the entire day at the SCU Main Stage. The morning service will feature worship led by Danny Plett & Project Worship while the afternoon will abound with various local Christian artists until Dan Bremnes wraps up the festival in the evening. With Sunday being Father’s Day, it will be a perfect opportunity for families to come out and spend the day together.
Nickel and Enns both emphasized that they have had the privilege of witnessing incredible support from the community and from the local businesses who have sponsored this event. Because of such support, they’re excited to announce that ALL concerts are no charge – including Dan Bremnes. A freewill offering will be taken where 50% of the offering will go to non-profit charities within Steinbach.
Excitement was evident as sponsors took part in announcing this year’s Saturday night headliner for Steinbach’s 9th annual Summer in the City (SITC) Festival. Cindi Rempel Patrick, Stage and Production Chair for the festival, had the pleasure of announcing that the Saturday night rock concert will feature Tom Cochrane and Red Rider.
Steinbach Credit Union, the Main Stage Sponsor for SITC 2017 had the honour of issuing the first ticket to the Saturday night concert. Since the Cochrane hit, Life is a Highway is now turning 25, it seems fitting that Ledingham GM be the presenting sponsor for the Saturday night show.
Summer in the City is joining Canada in celebrating 150 years and what better way to do that than with one of Canada’s most iconic and celebrated musicians, Tom Cochrane and Red Rider. Songs that are etched on the history of the lives of Canadians, from Sinking Like a Sunset, The Boy Inside the Man, and Big League.
Tom says, “I’m a proud Canadian and the biggest reward though is when someone comes up and says this song or that song got me through some tough times or was part of the best times in my life, or when I fell in love that was our song.” We can all tell stories about those songs and are excited to watch them be performed live on Main Street on Saturday,
Tickets go on sale for the Saturday night concert on Thursday, April 20th online and will also be available for purchase April 26th at Earls Meat Market, Steinbach Arts Council and all three Ste. Anne Co-op locations in Steinbach.