A big month of music at The Bushwakker is coming up this March including our Mid-Winter Blues Festival - Saturday Afternoon Blues Showcase, huge acoustic St. Patricks’ Day featured band and our biggest night of the year for live folk music, The Sask Sampler.
Mar. 1: Monday Night Jazz & Blues MID-WINTER BLUES FESTIVAL EDITION presents The Treefellers. A new blues rock group lead by Glen Freeman with Cal Harle on drums, Dan Flegel on keys and Al Jeans on guitar. 8:00 PM.
Mar. 1: ALES Monthly Meeting. Only one more month until the ALES Club hosts one of Canada’s largest homebrewing competitions in the Bushwakker clubroom. If you are interested in learning more about the ALES Open or improving your skills as a homebrewer, the ALES Club is for you! New members are always welcome. This month’s presentation topics include: British Bitters, Beers for Everyone and Dealcoholizing/Gluten-free Brewing. 8:00 PM.
Mar. 3: First Firkin Friday. The firkin gets tapped at 5:30. Plan to arrive early and pre-order your firkin pint! The longstanding Bushwakker tradition continues! On the first Friday of each month a small keg (firkin) of special ale is carried throughout the pub in a procession lead by a piper from The Regina Police Services Pipes & Drums. A volunteer then wields the enormous handmade wooden maul affectionately named, The Mighty Firkin Wakker, and attempts to tap the keg of creative brew in one mighty blow. To view some of the more notable messy tappings, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGb9MM34Zsc and watch our First Firkin Friday 25 Year Edition video!
Mar. 4: The Annual Saturday Afternoon Blues Showcase. Presented in conjunction with The Regina Delta Blues Association and the 23rd Mid-Winter Blues Festival Week, the free Saturday afternoon showcase is our biggest blues event of the year! Enjoy three local blues acts on the Bushwakker stage including: Brent Neilsen & Kara Golemba, Billy Hughes & Jeff Storry, and Evan Chambers & the Third Alarm. Hosted by Jeff “Redbeard” Corbett of 91.3 FM CJTR Regina Community Radio. Perhaps try a slice of his signature Redbeard’s Chocolate-Chocolate Cheesecake! 1:15 PM – 4:30 PM.
Mar. 6: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. Jeff Mertick & Jason Fiske. Veteran Regina musicians returns for a soulful blues performance. 8:00 PM.
Mar. 8: Wednesday Night Folk. Lexy Desjarlais. You may know Lexy as a Bushwakker bartender and server but she is also a very talented singer and guitar player. 8:00 PM.
Mar. 13: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. The U of R Jazz Band. Don’t miss their final Bushwakker performance until the fall. Come experience the future Regina jazz stars! 8:00 PM.
Mar. 15: Wednesday Night Folk. Tara Dawn & Anna. Longtime musical duo returns for a rollicking night of rock, blues, folk and funk. 8:00 PM.
Mar. 16: Science Pub Series edition #40 - Locating Science in Policy and Policy for Science in Canada. Our wildly popular Science Pub Series is back for the second half of a fifth incredible season! Enjoy lectures on scientific topics of general interest in our Arizona Room (main floor banquet room) over beer and snacks. The room opens at 5:00 PM and quite often is full by 6:00 PM. Avoid disappointment and come down early for dinner and a pint before the presentation which begins at 7:00 PM. This month's lecture will be presented by Presented by Dr. Peter W.B. Phillips from the University of Saskatchewan. While scientific knowledge and technological applications are at the heart of the modern socio-economic enterprise, it is increasingly difficult finding where science fits in the policy system. In the immediate post-war era there was a rising fear that scientists occupied a privileged position in liberal democracies. Now the fear is just the opposite—policy debates about science and its uses engages a much wider group of interested and motivated actors, so much so that it sometimes is hard to hear the scientific perspective. This talk will explore the conundrum of the ubiquitous presence of science and its perceived lack of impact on policy decisions and outcomes. 7:00 PM.
Mar. 17: A Traditional St. Patrick’s Day Party. The big day falls on a Friday this year and we are making a few tweaks to our program. Things kick off earlier than normal with the tapping of an incredibly delicious firkin of Irish Coffee Oatmeal Stout at 5:30. Enjoy performances from The Regina Police Pipes and Drums, The Prairie Gael School of Irish Dance and then great acoustic Celtic music from the very large group, Billarney. Enjoy pints of Guinness, drams of Teeling single malt Irish whiskey, Irish ciders, Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Stout, as well as our very own Green Shamrock Ale. Delicious traditional Irish food features will also please your palate BOTH Friday and Saturday including an All Day Irish Breakfast (yes, there will be black & white breakfast pudding), our incredibly popular Smoked Salmon Platter, house-made Corn Beef & Cabbage and Irish Chocolate Stout Cake! $5 cover charge begins at 4:30 PM.
Mar. 20: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. Terraplane. Regina friendliest bluesman, Shane Reoch, leads this four piece “family” blues act. 8:00 PM.
Mar. 22: Wednesday Night Folk. James Irving. Lead singer of veteran Saskatchewan rock band, Nickeltree, displays his songwriting chops. 8:00 PM.
Mar. 25: Sask Sampler. Our biggest folk music event of the year! A full evening of top-notch Saskatchewan music! Up-and-coming folk artists from across the province strut their stuff vying for a spot on The Regina Folk Festival, Ness Creek Music Festival and Gateway Music Festival stages. Cover charge in effect. 7:30 PM.
Mar. 27: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. The Jazz Band-Its. The biggest band to ever grace the Bushwakker stage plays big band, jazz and swing. 8:00 PM.
Mar. 29: Wednesday Night Folk. A Storry with Hughes. Veteran guitarmen, Billy Hughes and Jeff Storry return. 8:00 PM.
We will offer a new Sunday All Day Breakfast Feature for the month of March. Enjoy our Sunday Steak & Eggs special. The Bushwakker is OPEN ON SUNDAYS from Noon to Nine. Enjoy our Sunday New York Steak & a Pint feature too!
The Quance Street SLGA store in Regina will be offering the Bushwakker Dungarvon Irish Red Ale at their Growler Fill Station for the month of March. It should prove to be a popular fill on the St. Patrick’s Day weekend!
Our new 8:00 PM Wednesday Night Folk night start time has been well received. Looks like the folk music fans appreciate an early start just as much as the Monday Night Jazz & Blues fans do!
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