Happy Birthday Walker Theatre (we think)

Maybe for the 25th?

Did you know that March 1, 2011 marks the 20th anniversary of the Walker Theatre as a performing arts venue? In its day, it was pretty damn significant in this town, and still, despite its unfortunate name and long periods of silence, it’s one of the best places to see a show.

And what are they doing to celebrate this notable anniversary? NOTHING! Sigh.

Off the top of my head, some of the amazing shows I’ve seen there:

Blue Rodeo (numerous times)

Colin James

Jeff Healey Band

The Watchmen

Lyle Lovett

John Prine

Dave Matthews Band

Tragically Hip

Barenaked Ladies (with Rheostatics!)

Prince (OK, I didn’t go to that one, but maybe I should have!)

Got any great Walker memories or stories? Know why they’re not doing anything to commemorate? Know why Winnipeg still loves Butch Cummings? Leave a comment! Please!

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