The WSO plays on a barge at The Forks in 1997.

 

For information about the 2011 Manitoba Lotteries Barge Festival, please visit The Forks website HERE.

About the River Barge Festival:

This five-day performing arts festival took advantage of Winnipeg’s beautiful summer days and evenings by gathering at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers at the historic Forks. More than 20,000 people came down to enjoy performances by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Manitoba Theatre Centre, Luke Doucet and the White Falcon, Papa Mambo, Chic Gamine, J.C. Campbell & Tracy Bone,  and many, many more. More than 30,000 people enjoyed ARTS FOR ALL over the five day event, and over 10,000 attended the concert with the WSO alone.

Visit the original River Barge Festival pages to see schedules, performer information and more.

Press page for this event

Gallery

All photos taken by Robert Barrow

Papa Mambo Carol Phillips, Stephen Schipper and Marlene Stern Christine Fellows, John K. Samson and Tricia Wasney Papa Mambo Dance Arts Ambassador Natasha Torres-Garner and family The Winnipeg Downtown BIZ crowd Papa Mambo Dancers enjoy Papa Mambo Papa Mambo Dancers enjoy Papa Mambo Dancers enjoy Papa Mambo Minister of Culture, Heritage and Tourism Flor Marcelino Member of Parliament Shelly Glover Chic Gamine Chic Gamine Chic Gamine Chic Gamine Kerri-Lynn Reeves and cam bush from WAC Chic Gamine Drummer from the Summer Bear Dance Troupe A hoop dancer from the Summer Bear Dance Troupe A hoop dancer from the Summer Bear Dance Troupe Councillor Mike Pagtakhan Art City's Art City's WSO Music Director Alexander Micklethwate The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Sierra Noble Sierra Noble and WSO Music Director Alexander Micklethwate Sierra Noble Al Simmons hosts Al Simmons hosts Manitoba Theatre Centre presents Manitoba Theatre Centre presents Manitoba Theatre Centre presents: The History of Manitoba from the Beginning of Time to the Present in 45 Minutes Manitoba Theatre Centre presents: The History of Manitoba from the Beginning of Time to the Present in 45 Minutes The crowd cheers for MTC Rocki Rolletti and the Junior Noodle Wave Rocki Rolletti and the Junior Noodle Wave Who cares about the rain? Rocki Rolletti and the Junior Noodle Wave Rocki Rolletti and the Junior Noodle Wave Al Simmons hosts Al Simmons hosts Jazz on Wheels Jazz on Wheels Jazz on Wheels Jazz on Wheels Al Simmons hosts Al Simmons catches a ride! Fred Penner Fred Penner

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