The Lyric Theatre will be rocking this weekend as Blenders Music hits pause on winter for a festival that takes over the prairies.
Winterruption is returning to Swift Current with the talents of Hannah Georgas on Friday night.
Executive Director of Blenders, Amanda Girardin, said that while Winterruption has been around since 2016, this is the second time the organization has participated in the festival.
“Winterruption is a festival that’s designed to do just what it says—it's an interruption to our cold winter,” she explained. “It's a music festival to try and get folks out of their houses in the coldest times. It's a little bit of a bleak time for some, and it's just nice to offer some music from across the prairies that can kind of lift everyone’s spirits.”
Georgas' debut EP was released in 2009, and her music has continued to evolve in the years since. From working with Aaron Dessner of The National, to headlining festivals, to supporting Sara Bareilles, The National, City and Colour, Boy and Bear and more.
Her sound ranges from pop to rock to indie, showcased in her fourth album All That Emotion, which was nominated for Best Adult Alternative Album at last year’s Juno Music Awards.
“We're really pleased to have Hannah present here in Swift Current,” Girardin said. “I've seen her a few times in other areas and she's just a fantastic performer.”
Folks can grab tickets to Friday's show for $42 (including PST) at Pharmasave, or online. Doors open at 7:30, with the tunes starting at 8:30.