FESTIVAL: AUGUST 17-19, 2018 MUSIC CAMP: AUGUST 13-17, 2018
Every Sunday, Northern Lights hosts a bluegrass brunch at Bon Temps Cafe in downtown Saskatoon. We entertain you with a variety of tunes while you enjoy some tasty eats. No cover, open to all! Come on down and hear some bluegrass music played by various artists each week.
PRESENTING TOURS AND SHOWS
Northern Lights is more than a music festival and camp. Join us for events, tours, and educational opportunities all year round.
PRESENTING IN OVER 50 COMMUNITIES From Big River to Bengough, Northern Lights has planted the seeds of bluegrass and old tyme mysic across the province.
CULTURE ON THE GO TOURS
These tours, funded by the Saskatchewan Arts Board, have a focus on providing opportunities for young musicians. We bring bluegrass and old time music to rural SK communities, along with fun and informative workshops.
OLD TYME DANCES
Live old time and bluegrass music and toe-tapping fun for the whole family!
In the midst of winter, this blast of bluegrass includes programming around the Province to build excitement for the summer ahead.
First Tuesday of the month, 11:30 am, 90.5 FM A longstanding radio show on CFCR, with a focus on talent that is either from or coming to Saskatchewan, peppered with favorites in the bluegrass and old tyme genres that caters to our growing audience.
Is a Friday night concert of local or touring acts presented by Northern Lights at the Underground Cafe in Saskatoon. A wonderful intimate listening room featuring bluegrass, old time, old country, folk and beyond. The Underground Cafe – 430 20 St W Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, N.Lights jams at the Nutana Legion is fun for everyone. Come on out and jam on the first and last Tuesday of each month. Don’t forget your instrument! Nutana Legion – 3021 Louise St, Saskatoon, SK S7J 3L1 Jam starts at 6 PM. and goes until the fingers just can’t handle anymore!
Providing Music Education for Saskatchewan
Since conception, Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Society has continued to provide opportunities to enjoy, learn, and participate in acoustic music traditions and to teach these traditions to a new generation in Saskatchewan musicians. Our education connects heritage with nature – and is often revered as more than a festival and entertainment culture – we believe our festival is an active participant in making and preserving Western Canadian history – a bit of ‘Canadiana’ if you are wondering.
Year-round Music Programming Province-wide
Northern Lights make an effort to organize consistent year-round programming that collaborates with other music community organizations – both private and public – to form partnerships where there is mutual benefit.
We offer a three-day music festival, our organization offers a music experience unlike anything else in Saskatchewan. We work with Saskatchewan organizations who are interested in sharing a unique music experience that combines both traditional and heritage surroundings while learning from professional instructors in a safe and supportive environment.