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WIN a pair tickets to see soul singer Tanika Charles in Sidney next month (CONTEST)


If you’ve missed live music as much as we have, we’ve got a treat for you!

The Mary Winspear Centre has brought it back for their Seaside Sessions concert series featuring exclusive performances by a handful of talented artists, and you’re invited.

Are you ready to get back into the swing of things? Mary Winspear is giving away two tickets to see Tanika Charles in October – contest details are below!

Though she used be known as the best kept secret in soul music, Toronto-based Tanika Charles has now become a staple of the genre both at home and abroad.

With a live show that’s high energy and endearing, she continues to win audiences over one stream, one Shazam and one encore at a time.

Tanika released her debut album Soul Run in 2016, which was long-listed for the 2016 Polaris Music Prize and nominated for the 2017 Juno Award for best R&B/Soul Recording of the Year.

Tanika’s 2019 sophomore album The Gumption picks up where Soul Run left off, continuing her tradition of marrying classic soul with modern production and instrumentation.

Once again, she was long-listed for the 2019 Polaris Music Prize and had the honour of being named the inaugural Polaris artist-in-residence for 2020 at the Studio Bell National Music Centre.

On top of this, The Gumption was nominated for the Juno Awards 2020 R&B/Soul Recording of the Year.

Backed by her band The Wonderfuls, Tanika has travelled on five international tours since releasing Soul Run, performing for  fans across nine countries.

Her live shows move seamlessly between renditions of her studio recordings and revealing influences of rock, gospel and country influences.

Apart from performing her original material, Tanika made her theatrical debut in the 2017 touring production Freedom Singer.

Tickets for Tanika Charles’ show at Mary Winspear Centre are now available for purchase online.

Seaside Sessions is an eight part series highlighting emerging and underrepresented Canadian talent in a cross section of genres. This program is in partnership with FACTOR Canada: a non-profit dedicated to providing assistance toward the growth and development of the Canadian music industry.

Each performance will be filmed in 4k in front of a live audience, fans can experience a 45-minute recording on YouTube for free or purchase the extended 90-minute 4k edition.

Mary Winspear Centre will be taking all measures to provide a safe, sanitized and comfortable concert setting, following current regulations provided by the provincial government and Worksafe BC.

Masks will be mandatory in all public indoor spaces, and proof of first vaccination will be required for anyone 12 years of age and older to attend any performance in the Charlie White Theatre between Monday, September 13th and Sunday, October 23rd. Events held Monday, October 24th onwards will require proof of second vaccine. You will be asked to show your Vaccine Card along with a government issued ID if you are 19+.

View Mary Winspear Centre’s full COVID-19 plan here.


For a chance to WIN 2 tickets to see Tanika Charles at Mary Winspear Centre, please do one of more of the following:

  1. LIKE Mary Winspear Centre on Facebook and comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)
  2. FOLLOW Mary Winspear Centre on Instagram, and comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)
  3. SHARE this post on Facebook and/or Twitter and leave a comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)

Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm on October 11th. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter.

Contest Guidelines

Tanika Charles live at Mary Winspear Centre

  • When: Tuesday, October 12th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney
  • Tickets: $18.90 per person and available online
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