NIPAWIN — The fourth annual Five Acre Shaker promises to be the largest one yet, with 14 bands playing music from multiple genres.
“It’s probably the best time you’re going to have all summer in Nipawin,” said Craig Day, organizer of the event.
The Five Acre Shaker is a two-day music concert that happens in Nipawin once a year. You need to be 19 or over to attend without parental supervision, as the entire venue is licensed to serve alcohol.
Saturday’s headliner will be the Saskatchewan band Wonderland. The other performances include Jezebel, Stephanie Rose, Malibu Suite, Rewind, Erin Hill, Will Ardell, The Singles, Shantai Poulin, Justin LaBrash, Alex Reunions, 44 Slide, Shockwave, and Day himself.
“This year we’re hoping to set new records, so we’re going to need as many people as we can get,” Day said.
The event has rock, country and blues music.
“I always said this is where rock and country collide, but we kind of ventured out this year to sample what people will think of a couple other music genres as well.”
Last year had about 700 people in the two days of the event, with 411 being the best night.
“We’ve got big plans of expansion next year for our fifth anniversary. We need to see a big crowd to make that happen,” Day said.
Day won’t release those expected plans until the Friday of this year’s Shaker. Tickets will go on sale for next year during the weekend of this year’s event.
The Five Acre Shaker is happening on Aug. 10 and 11, and the location is 2.5 km east of Nipawin on Highway #55.