The Cube at Old Market Square - 124 King St
Since MEME's inception in 2009 The Cube at Old Market Square has been the premier free outdoor venue hosting an average of 40 unique techno, house and other electronica acts over the course of 3 day MEME festival.
During its redevelopment in 2008, Old Market Square became home to a brand new state-of-the-art open-air performance venue known as “the Cube”. Set against the backdrop of historic warehouses, the Cube is an interactive art fixture that can be used 365 days of the year.
The outer shell of the 28’ x 28’ cube is a dynamic membrane composed of diamond extrusions strung together to form a flexible curtain that draws back; revealing the stage and structure within. The retracted skin in turn provides draped backdrop for performance; which allows for adjustments to the stage’s acoustics.
Notable performances by industry pioneers and tastemakers have included Noah Pred (2015), Kevin Saunderson (2014), Griz (2014), Funk d'void (2013), Pearson Sound (2012) and Thomas Fehlmann (2011) making The Cube stage one of the best free outdoor electronic music experiences anywhere.
The Park Theater - 698 Osborne St
The Park Theatre – now in its Eleventh year of operations, and has grown into one of Winnipeg’s premier live event venues. With over 300 events a year spanning music, comedy, theatre, and film, the room has become home to an expansive community of artists, which paid off in 2014, when the Park Theatre was awarded “Venue of the Year” at the Western Canadian Music Award’s, after being nominated for the same award in both 2012 and 2013.
The building is a renovated movie theatre that first opened in the fall of 1915. While many of Winnipeg’s neighbourhood theatres have been demolished or “re-purposed” into bowling alleys or retail stores. The Park managed to hold out for 73 years before fate caught up with it. After sitting vacant for nearly a decade it was revived into the popular live music venue it is.
Citizen - 291 Banantyne Ave
Having undergone many transformations over the years, the space that The Citizen occupies has been a very popular night club for many years.
MEME 2017 is happy to add the Citizen to this years line up of venues. The Citizen is also just a short 50 meters from The Cube and Old Market Square making it very convenient after party destination.
The Pyramid Cabaret - 176 Fort St.
One of the longest continually running cabarets in the city, The Pyramid Cabaret has hosted concerts and shows for the generations.
One of MEMETICS favourite venues this just right size after party venues has sene the talents of such stand out acts as Blond:ish, Demuir and Justin James.
With exposed brick walls, old neon signs and a who's who of signed posters from its storied history make sure to include this on your MEME itinerary
The Windsor Hotel - 187 Garry St
Built in 1903, the historic Windsor Hotel in Winnipeg has played host to some of the world's finest blues musicians serving as one of the oldest still operated music venues in the city. Just minutes away from the cube, The Windsor has been home to many electronic shoes over the years.
Conveniently located across the lane from The Pyramid Cabaret, the ambitious festival goer could easily attend both Saturday Night after parties. The Windosr does have a limited capacity though, make sure to buy in advances or arrive early for this sell out show
441 Main - 441 Main St
The space now occupied by 441 Main Street has similarily housed some of Winnipegs best night clubs. Originally an old bank building, the limestone facade now houses 2 floors of ultra modern interior and clean design.
441 is also ideally situated a short 100 meters from The Cube, one doesn't have to travel far to find this after party!