The tent was packed and booming with blues-rock noise on the Windscape Kite Festival grounds last night, with an enormous draw for the first performance of Long Day's Night.

Long Day's Night Music Festival is an annual attraction in Swift Current, held in conjunction with the Windscape Kite Festival, bringing something fun for all ages to kick off the summer.

Scott Weinbender, operations manager for both Windscape Kite Festival and Long Day's Night Music Festival, said that Terra Lightfoot is just the start of a weekend full of great performances. 

Everything's perfect; the weather's great, the crowd is packing the tent already, and the energy is up,” expressed Weinbender. “(Terra Lightfoot) is a favorite in town, she actually played here in 2018, so she's definitely bringing back some of the people that saw her back then and a bunch of new fans are here as well.” 

Lightfoot took the stage with her three-man band from Hamilton Ontario, and played original music which fits between blues, rock, indie, and everything in between. The band has done several long-spanning tours, playing in eight countries across four continents. 

Today and Saturday, five more bands will roll through Swift Current to bring big ticket music to the small town southwest. 

“I think everybody should come out this whole weekend,” said Weinbender. “Windscape starts Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and runs Sunday as well, so there's lots of good activities for kids, and we've got great shows lined up for long Day's night on Friday and Saturday as well.” 

After midnight on Saturday, admission is free to the Long Day’s Night afterparty, with local band Rib Rash rocking out until 2 in the morning.