Fundraising Concert – Burnstick, Paper Machetes, & Veneer

Featuring performances from Burnstick, Paper Machetes, and Veneer, concert goers will be treated to some of Winnipeg’s finest artists as we wind down from a summer and fall full of activity and reflect on the gains we’ve been able to achieve over the past year.

Funds raised from this event will help ensure that we are ready to engage a new city council and mayor as they finalize the 2023 budget and prepare the city’s next 4 year budget that will guide the city into 2028.


If you can’t make it out to the show, please consider becoming a member or making a donation to help make cycling in Winnipeg a safe, enjoyable, accessible, and convenient transportation choice year round.


Award winning duo Burnstick pushes the boundaries of contemporary folk music, weaving together the unique sounds of vintage Weissenborns with intriguing vocal harmonies, while allowing the beauty of simple melodies to shine through.

It’s folk music that’s brimming with the kind of chemistry that could only come from a husband and wife. Nadia, a Francophone-Métis singer-songwriter, and Jason, a Plains-Cree guitarist, command the stage with their palpable performances.

Roots Music Canada: …they really sound lovely together, both live and on record. It’s understated, intimate and seemingly-effortlessly beautiful. Four hooves up.

Paper Machetes

Led by Christy Taronno, who has been enigmatically contributing her songwriting to various projects for years, Paper Machetes add in a poppy, cinematic sound styled after melancholy powerhouses like Lana Del Rey and Ben Folds Five.

“The Weather”


Endlessly compelling, Veneer delivers minimal and playful, yet intensely heartfelt guitar pop. Warmth and pure joy radiate from their shared vocals, which overlap and ping-pong back and forth with emotional immediacy and rare chemistry.

Paste Magazine – 30 Canadian Artists You Need to Know
Veneer are an endlessly compelling, versatile band, even as a three-piece. The Winnipeg trio wowed at New York City’s New Colossus Festival this year with their minimal and playful, yet intensely heartfelt guitar pop. Warmth and pure joy radiated from their shared vocals, which overlapped and ping-ponged back and forth with emotional immediacy and rare chemistry. Their self-titled record arrived in 2019—a gorgeous set of lo-fi, pop and indie rock songs.

COVID-19 Protocols at the West End Cultural Centre

Please note that the West End Cultural Centre has a COVID-19 policy in place that requires all patrons to wear face masks and show proof of vaccination for all events in the venue. The West End Cultural Centre continues to evaluate this policy as circumstances evolve. Should West End Cultural Centre policy change, those changes will be followed by Bike Winnipeg for this event.

We will be providing our bicycle valet service for the concert to encourage as many people as possible to bike out to the show.