2019 Events

FRIDAY evening stage show:

Keewatin Breeze: Country Rock band consisting of Grand Chief Garrison Settee, Grand Chief Arlan Dumas, Chief John Clark, Nigel Settee and Doug McKay

Humble Rumble: From Norway House, this YOUTH punk rock band is: Bradley Dixon, Colin Folster, Sammy Moore and Elvis Balfour.

A Rebel Named Riel: This Canadian Métis folk bank ‘took it’s first breath’ in Thompson in 2015.  The band consists of Alex White, Sam Duerkson and Daniel Emerson.

Between The Ditches: Nickel Days is thrilled to have this Thompson group back on the Nickel Days stage.  Group is Delsie Burke, Mike Haggith, Justin Fuciarelli, Jenn Nyhof and Kory Wickdahl will close off Friday night.  Jen and Kory also make up the duo “Unstrung Heros” who will play the outdoor Nickel Stage during the festival weekend.  


Doors open at 8:00 pm, Happy hour drink prices until 9:30 ($3 drinks!)

Average Joes: Hit the stage at at 8:30 pm. Tony Whalen, Karl Bennett, TW Smith, Tim Siddle, Dan Rose and Justin Fuciarelli have an awesome song regiment with everything including country classics, down home newfie songs and classic rock. This group absolutely WOWED fairgoers last year when they played the Friday Night show.  

Highway 373: A country / fiddle / classic rock group from BEAUTIFUL Norway House this group had it’s start on the talent show stage at York Boat Days.  Members are Clayton D’Aoust, Ryan D’Aoust, AJ Halcrow, Ron Osbourne and Kevin Cockle. Their debut album “No Limits” won “best rock album” at Toronto’s Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards in Winnipeg in 2006.  This group has performed all over the province including Churchill and Dauphin Countryfest.  They’ve opened for many established artists including Doc Walker, Charlie Major, Sammy Kershaw, Little Texas.  

AND Nickel Days 2019 Headliner – ‘The WATCHMEN’ these celebrated Canadian rockers with beginnings in Winnipeg are coming back to Thompson to ROCK the CA Nesbitt Arena in June 22!! Tickets go on sale VERY SOON, keep an eye on Nickel Days Facebook for notices! 






Select Shows Midway

We are pleased to confirm that Select Shows will be operating the Midway at Nickel Days 2019.

For Gate times, visit our Schedule page.