Let’s get one thing straight: Winnipeg has one of coolest live concert scenes ever.
Taking part in this awesome scene is a struggle when you’re a teenager, though. Some of the venues won’t let you in until your 18 and basically ancient.
Here are the five best places someone under the age of 18 can see some great live music in Winnipeg!
The Park Theatre
698 Osborne St.
Located in Osbourne Village, the Park Theatre is one of the coolest places to see local bands. Every show is all ages and the tickets are pretty dang affordable, too! If you want to see some amazing shows, especially local shows, check out the Park Theatre.
330 Garry St.
Another one of Winnipeg’s gems, the Garrick Center books some pretty big names (like Mac Demarco in November!). The theatre is big and there’s lots of seating, if standing on the floor is undesirable.
West End Cultural Centre
586 Ellice Ave.
The mixture of local and large bands at the WECC is perfect. The space is large while still feeling intimate, you can also sit in the balcony if being in the crowded floor makes you nervous. Check out their online calendar for upcoming events!
Burton Cummings Theatre
364 Smith St.
One of Winnipeg’s largest venues is the Burton Cummings Theatre. This is one of the only all-age Jazz Fest venues, so that’s pretty cool. The tickets here are a little on the expensive side for teenagers but are totally worth it for one of your favourite bands!
Old Market Square
One of the coolest venues in Winnipeg is the outdoor cube in Old Market Square. There’re a bunch of free all-ages concerts at the cube all summer! Check out The Exchange District website for a list of all the shows and festivals that use The Cube as a venue.
Hopefully I’ll see you out at all these venues enjoying the live music Winnipeg has to offer. If you want to find out what local bands you should be checking out at these venues head over this article.