Little Red River Park - Sunday June 3rd, 2018

Pine needle music festival

Come out and enjoy a day of amazing music in the beautiful setting of Little Red River Park!  From 11am to 5pm there will be a solid lineup of bands from across Saskatchewan.  The best part is there is NO ADMISSION!  It is totally FREE to come out and take in the Pine Needle Music Festival!

2018 Festival Lineup

11:00AM -  HYV

12:00PM - Ellen and The Hot Toddies

1:00PM - Sway

2:00PM - Dukes Under Fire

3:00PM - The Garrys

4:00pm - The Steadies

and emcee

Kelly Taylor

The Steadies

The  Steadies  are  a  high-energy  power  trio  from  Saskatoon/Edmonton  who  mix  pop,  rock,  funk  and  reggae  creating  a  sound  they’ve  dubbed,  ‘island-rock’.  Frontman  Earl  Pereira  was  the  bassist  and  founding  member  of  multi-platinum  band  Wide  Mouth  Mason.  He  is  a  3-time  JUNO  nominee,  9-time  WCMA  winner  and  has  toured  opening  for  music  icons  the  Rolling  Stones,  the  Guess  Who,  AC/DC,  the  Tragically  Hip  and  many  others.  The  Steadies’  latest  album  release,  Love  Revolution,  has  received  national  radio  play  on  CBC,  nearly  100,000  online  views,  landed  the  band  featured  articles  in  Canadian  Musician  Magazine,  Punchland,  nation  newspapers  and  more.  Previous  releases  have  garnered  a  top  50  hit  on  pop  radio  and  a  WCMA  nomination.  In  May  2017,  the  band  completed  a  17-date  tour  of  China  and  South  Korea  and  shortly  after,  lost  their  guitarist  Justin  'Juice'  Lee  to  a  tragic  brain  aneurysm.  With  help  from  their  old  friends  Lex  Justice  stepping  in  on  guitar  and  drummer  Kurtis 

‘Kusch’Schultz,  the  band  toured  across  Canada  in  honour  of  their  brother  calling  it  the  ‘For  Juice  With  Love  Tour’.  In  2018,  The  Steadies  will  record  an  album,  followed  by  Europe  and  cross-Canada  tours  to  support  the  new  release.  HIGHLIGHTS  Played  over  700  shows  including  performances  with  The  Roots,  Ziggy  Marley,  K-OS,  Arrested  Development,  The  Wailers,  Blue  Rodeo,  Sam  Roberts  and  more.  Headlined  numerous  festivals  across  Canada,  showcased  at  the  Olympics,  the  Grey  Cup,  the  JUNO  Awards,  the  Western  Canadian  Music  Awards,  Canadian  Music  Week  and  other  industry  conferences.  National  television  features  on  TSN,  SHAW,  CBC,  GLOBAL  and  CTV.  National  print  and  online  features  in  Canadian  Musician  Magazine,  National  Post,  Chart  Attack  Magazine,  Metro,  Globe  &  Mail,  Punchland  (New  York)  and  more. 

Song  placements  with  SaskTourism,  the  Canadian  Ministry  of  Health  and  SaskFilm.  Previous  releases  have  earned  the  band  a  top-50  hit,  national  radio  play  on  CBC,  and  a  Western  Canadian  Music  Award  nomination.  TESTAMONIALS  SK  Jazz  Festival  -  Kevin  Tobin  -  Festival  Manager  “Not  only  is  The  Steadies’  crew  professional  and  a  pleasure  to  work  with—more  importantly  the  band  is  first  class,  and  deserve  more  opportunities  to  spread  their  infectious  good  vibe  sound  to  a  larger  and  diverse  audience.”Nakusp  Music  Festival  -  Willi  Jahnke  -  President    “The  Steadies  performed  here  at  the  Nakusp  Music  Festival.  What  a  band  and  what  a  show!  I  can't  praise  them  enough.  The  Steadies  are  a  band  which  I  can  recommend  to  anybody  who  wants  a  truly  amazing  show.  I  sure  will  book  them  back.”

Planet  S  Magazine  -  Craig  Siliphant  -  Entertainment  Writer  “Earl  Pereira’s  ‘little’  side  project  has  become  a  much  talked  about  band.  With  funk-laden  hooks  and  irresistible  jams,  this  outfit  packs  a  punch.”Summer  Solstice  Festival  -  Ryan  DeAlwis  -  Festival  Producer  “The  Steadies  rocked  my  aura  at  Solstice!  They  made  the  night.  The  dance  floor  was  rumbling  with  strobes  of  movement  and  laughter.  I  couldn't  imagine,  nor  would  I  want  to  imagine,  Solstice  without  The  Steadies.”

The Garrys

The Garrys are a trio of sisters from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada who play garage surf pop doowop. Their harmonies are dreamy and precise, and their instrumentation stays true to the likes of Dick
Dale and early Beatles. Formed in the spring of 2015, The Garrys pull a strong influence from early reverb rock ‘n roll and 1950s era vocal harmonies. If Ed Sullivan went on a date with the Shangri-Las, they
would eat ice cream sandwiches and dance to The Garrys. Like father, like daughters (s). The Garrys are Erica Maier, Julie Maier and Lenore Maier.

Ellen and the Hot Toddies

Hailing from a dairy farm in Saskatchewan, young hip-swinger folk-singer Ellen Froese is a songwriter who also plays in bluegrass/folk group In With The Old. With performances including Folk Alliance International and Merlefest, this songstress has been busy enchanting audiences with her charming stage presence and traditional folk sounds. Add Saskatoon super group the Hot Toddies into the equation [Emmett Fortosky (Minivandal), Matt Joyal (the Classy Chassys), and Dylan Cooper (Von Jumbo)], and you get a mish-mash of country, rock ‘n’ roll revival, jazz, and rockabilly sounds to get the cats movin’ and groovin’.


LJ Tyson and Zachary Kerr are HYV. The Canadian duo formed HYV after many years of playing in various punk and indie rock groups together. HYV is blend of pop, rock, and dance music. Times Are Tough is the name of the debut EP by HYV. The EP is written about living in modern society and adapting to a new world. Mental health, LGBT, and dysfunctional relationships are a few themes explored on the EP.


Sway blends an eclectic mix of pop, reggae, retro, electro, ethno-dance and original music from around the globe that is bang on for dancing like nobody’s watching! Based in Prince Albert, Sway features Meryl Wood on bass/vocals; Cecile Miller on percussion; Rich Miller on keys/vocals; Donna Bergen on guitar/vocals, and Bill Bray on guitar. Influences include Alice Merton, Portugal the Man, Gotan Project, Toots & the Maytals, Parov Stelar, The Mavericks, Shantel, Glenn Morrison, Mungo's HI-FI and Rich Miller. Sway has performed at numerous regional events including Wolf Back a Beer, The P.A. Street Fair, Rock Trout Café, and is ecstatic to be invited back to the Pine Needle Mountain Bike & Music Festival!

Dukes Under Fire
​Dukes Under Fire formed in 2012 in the small town of Hafford, SK by brothers Jordan (drums/vocals) and Jason Gall (guitar & lead vocals). After a few lineup changes, the band settled in 2015 with Riley Baker on bass and Myk Ulan-Hohol on guitar. The group is a rock and roll mosaic with influences stemming from 60's British rock, 70's Southern rock and modern-day rock revivalists such as Rival Sons and The Raconteurs. . 

Kelly Taylor

We are extremely excited to announce PA's own Kelly Taylor as our emcee for the day!  Kelly has risen to the top of Canada's comedians.  

     - 2nd Place Just For Laughs Homegrown Competition

     - Named Canadian College Comedian Of The Year

     - Appearances at The Vancouver Comedy Festival

       and Halifax Comedy Festival


Over the past 6 years the Festival has had Bombargo, The Wolfe, All Mighty Voice, Jeffery Straker, In With The Old and Zoo Lion, Friends of Foes and Ponteix.