ONLINE OPEN MIC NIGHT
with host Ila Barker
Tuesday, September 22 | 7-8:30PM
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
We can feature up to 10 artists to share a song each via Zoom, and streamed for audiences via Facebook Live. If you want to perform, register for a spot at www.manitobamusic.com/openmicnight by 2PM on September 21 (first come, first served. Select your preferred open time slot. You will receive the Zoom login information on September 22 before the event. Once you are let into the event from the waiting room, please send a private message to the co-host letting them know your name, and what you are performing. You will need at minimum a computer or phone capable of capturing audio and video via Zoom. Per public health guidelines, all performances must be from home where artists can maintain appropriate physical / social distancing.
You will need at minimum a computer or phone capable of capturing audio and video via Zoom.
Per public health guidelines, all performances must be from home where artists can maintain appropriate physical / social distancing.
HOW TO WATCH
If you just want to tune in to catch some tunes, meet us at www.facebook.com/manitobamusic at 7PM!
ABOUT THE HOST
With soul and voice well beyond her years, folk artist Ila Barker captures audiences with her sweet melodies and dynamic presence. Ila is of mixed ojibwe and settler heritage with roots running deep in the prairies, bringing tones of rich history and texture to her craft. Fusing authentic and timeless notes this singer songwriter will surely connect and leave a lasting impression.
Ila has brought her craft to an array festivals and stages including the Regina Folk Festival, the Winnipeg Folk Festival and the sākihiwē festival. In the summer of 2019 Ila opened for Jeremy Dutcher at the Indian River Festival.
In February 2020 Ila released the “Let Go” single, a collaboration with UK based artist Milan André that was recorded off the floor in one take in the northern Cree Nation of Nemaska, Quebec. She is also working on finalizing album plans for her highly anticipated follow-up EP to be released fall of 2020.