Season 2 – Week #1: An Empty Room with Allyson Reigh – “Bye Bye Baby”

Five years ago, the Creative City Centre opened its doors in downtown Regina and today, to kick off our week-long birthday celebration, is the premiere of Season 2 of the Empty Room series!

Allyson Reigh’s performance of “Bye Bye Baby” is the first of 24 videos by 12 Saskatchewan artists in this season of the Empty Room.  Allyson is an award-winning singer-songwriter whose original compositions have been sung by choirs internationally, received endorsement from 3-time Grammy winning conductor, Charles Bruffy, and continue to be played across Canada via CBC Radio One and Radio 2.  She is also a member of the vintage-inspired band, Rosie & the Riveters, and has shared the stage with Canadian favourites Fred Penner, The Bros. Landreth, and Jeffery Straker.  When not touring with Rosie & the Riveters, she performs as a solo artist and has a handful of upcoming shows which are kept up to date on her facebook page

Subscribe to our youtube channel to follow this weekly series and tune into CBC Radio every Monday morning at 8:15am to hear the audio from each live off the floor recording on the Morning Edition with Sheila Coles.


February 27 – Behind the Songs: Megan Nash, Grey Gritt and the Stillhouse Poets

BTS Feb 27 Website PhotoDoors at 7:30pm. Starts at 8:00pm.
$15 + GST in Advance ; $20 + GST at the Door.
Sign up for the open mic and pay only $10 + GST!
All Ages. / Cash bar (19+ with valid ID). / Rush seating.

On February 27, hear the stories and the songs of Megan Nash, Grey Gritt and The Stillhouse Poets, and share your own at the Open Mic! This month’s feature performance will have a special emphasis on co-writing as we get behind the songs of local duo “The Stillhouse Poets”.

Advance tickets are highly recommended to guarantee your spot in our intimate Hague Gallery. Buy advance tickets by clicking here!  Register for the open mic and buy your discounted ticket by clicking here!
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March 5 – Girls Night Out for Music Heals ft Stephanie Tewksbury, Haley Parker and Kristalee

Girls Night Out March 5 Website ImageDoors at 8:00pm, starts at 8:30pm.
$10 + GST at the door*
All ages.  Cash bar (19+ with valid ID).

Girls Night Out is an exciting new concert series with a mission to support and encourage women in the music industry. Each show features performances by female artists at all levels of their musical careers. On March 5th, we invite you (all of you, not just the ladies) to join us in discovering the talents of local female artists Stephanie Tewksbury, Haley Parker and Kristalee!

This will be an extra special show as the Creative City Centre joins forces with other venues across Canada to raise money for music therapy programs in our respective provinces. “A Night Out for Music Heals” is a nation-wide fundraising event in which participating venues donate $1 from each admission to Music Heals, an organization that raises money and awareness for music therapy in Canada. The night also kicks off Music Therapy Awareness Month.
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Feb 6 – Songs to Sing to Get Free: a spoken word workshop by Janice Jo Lee

Songs to Sing to Get Free (2)Regina Word Up: Workshop Series
Admission: $15+GST ($15.75) or PWYC
Workshop: 4:00-6:00
All skill levels welcome
Songs to Sing to Get Free
How can we use our voices as poets, singers and storytellers to connect with people in our community? In this workshop we will bridge our differences as individuals through writing, sharing and workshopping our pieces for performance. We will practice an embodied performance to a rhythm we create together and play with beatboxing and melody. Find your voice and confidence while performing. Feel free to bring portable instruments. All experience levels welcome.

Feb 20 – Unplugged Acoustic Night + Open Mic

Geanna Feb 20 show poster

$10 + GST
Doors 8pm
Show 8:30 pm**
All ages
Cash Bar with Valid ID
*All proceeds go to headline artists and venue
**Start time has changed from 9pm to 8:30pm.

Join us for an intimate night at The Creative City Centre with entertainment from local talent and participate in the Open Mic! Bring your instrument, share your work, covers or just jam amongst new friends.

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December 5 – Sarah Farthing with Kara Golemba

Sarah Farthing

Sarah Farthing

Doors at 7:30pm; Show at 8:00pm
$10 + GST in advance; $12 + GST at the door
All ages
Cash bar (19+ with valid ID)

With a voice like burnt brown sugar and lyrics as raw as her sound, Sarah Farthing’s roots-tinged folk feels just as deeply as you do. From the ambivalent catharsis of “Aw Hell” to the slightly unhinged “Ghost” to the patient disquiet of “How Will I Know,” Farthing’s music skims the darker edges of human emotion. Her sound nestles into the junction between roots and folk, with a healthy dose of blues to match her heavier thoughts.

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Week #23: An Empty Room with Eliza Doyle – “Coulda Had It All”

Banjo-playing songstress Eliza Doyle (Midnight Roses, Hard Ramblers, Cracker Cats) is our second last Empty Room feature!  In this video, Eliza performs her song “Coulda Had It All” to an Empty Room, accompanied by bandmate Paula McGuigan on stand up bass and harmonies!  Doyle is currently making her first ever solo album with Paula and Liza Holder (Stackwall Studios).  Thanks to the Empty Room, we get to discover Eliza as a solo artist before the release of her album.  To check out Eliza with the Midnight Roses go to, and if you haven’t seen her first Empty Room video “Underground” be sure to check that out too.

To see more videos from the series, go subscribe our youtube channel.  This is week 23 of our 24 week series, so tune in for our last Empty Room track next Monday!!  Listen to CBC Radio’s Morning Edition with Sheila Coles at 8:15am to hear the track’s debut, then check out the video!

Week #22: An Empty Room with Jen Lane – “Waiting For You”

This Thanksgiving we are thankful to have Jen Lane’s performance of “Waiting For You” as the newest edition to our Empty Room series!  Looking back over the past eight years, Saskatoon-based recording artist Jen Lane has come to realize that the trials and tribulations she endured during that time has led to the creation of what is thus far her most personal, most compelling and most powerfully evocative album.  “Waiting For You” is a new song that finds Jen Lane in the exact place that she has always been meant to be; at the very heart of where country, roots and folk music harmoniously intertwine.

Catch Jen Lane “live” in Regina at O’Hanlon’s on Tuesday October 20th, and go to for a list of all upcoming tour dates!

There are 21 other Empty Room tracks waiting for you on our YouTube channel right now!  With two new tracks still to come be sure to tune in to CBC Radio next Monday morning at 8:15am to hear the debut of the next Empty Room track on the Morning Edition with Sheila Coles!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Week #21: An Empty Room with Rosie and the Riveters – “Red Dress”

Today Rosie and the Riveters revive retro once again in an Empty Room with their performance “Red Dress”!  The song is from their upcoming album, which will be released on October 8!  The release will be paired with 4 release shows in different cities, so they’ll be coming to you soon!

October 8 in Swift Current, October 9 in Saskatoon, October 10 in Regina and October 11 in Prince Albert.  The Regina show on October 10 will be held at the Artesian.  For more information on the Riveters and their upcoming release go to:

If you missed their first Empty Room video, be sure to check it out on our YouTube channel.  Only 3 more weeks to go, but that’s still 3 Mondays to stay tuned for new videos!

Week #16: An Empty Room with Keiffer Mclean – “Teeth”

Keiffer Mclean’s performance of “Teeth” is the newest edition to our Empty Room series!  On September 24, Keiffer will be taking his performance to a full room at the German Club (Regina). For more information on Keiffer Mclean and upcoming shows go to

If you missed Mclean’s first Empty Room video “Yesterdaisies” (or if you just want to watch it again), you’ll find it on our YouTube channel along with 14 videos of other talented Saskatchewan artists.

Remember to tune in to CBC Radio next Monday morning at 8:15am to hear the debut of the next Empty Room track on the Morning Edition.