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The First Annual Winnipeg Crankie Festival
on August 27,2018 by michael

Tickets are on sale NOW for the First Annual Winnipeg Crankie Festival, which takes place at ​Crescent Fort Rouge United Church​,​ September 21-23. The festival will benefit Home Routes FolkSchool, a new educational project that is part of the Winnipeg-based Home Routes house concert network.

The Festival will be an collaborative festival experience by introducing “​Crankies.” a 19th century storytelling art form, a forerunner of modern-day film. 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening acts include ​The Small Glories​; ​
Del Barber; ​Scott Nolan​; Red Moon Road​; Al Simmons, Peter Paul Van Camp,​The D.Rangers, Linda McRae, Nathan Rogers, Anna and Elizabeth.

Saturday and Sunday workshops occur from 10:00am to 6pm, and include Home Routes FolkSchool classes, in guitar ,fiddle, banjo, vocal styling, ukulele, percussion, and more… A jam Room,   and The Crankie Workshop Theatre which will host Crankie Making, as well as feature musical performances, all for only $5 for the whole weekend.

Tickets are on sale now through the Home Routes website: and at The West End Cultural Centre box office.

● $5.00 Weekend Day Pass - ALL daytime programming.

● $20.00 per each Evening Concert Ticket

● $50.00 Weekend Pass - access EVERYTHING

● and $100.00 for a Weekend FAMILY PASS - access for your family to EVERYTHING!!!

That’s The first Annual Winnipeg Crankie Festival for more info and tickets visit