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CV2’s Farewell Summer Fling Fundraiser

September 1, 2022, 4:00 PM10:00 PM CDT

$27.54 – $32.84

Come see The Lytics & DJ Mama Cutsworth live at The Beer Can for a last summer hurrah in support of CV2, Canada’s oldest poetry publication!

Bring your friends, family, or summer fling down to The Beer Can for good eats, good drinks, and an evening of music, poetry, and overall swell times beneath the trees and twinkling lights along the Assiniboine River.

Ticket includes entry fee to The Beer Can for The Lytics concert at 8:30 PM.

Bonus: Those who show up early will also get to enjoy a poetry slam at 4:30pm, poetry reading at 5:30pm, and DJ Mama Cutsworth‘s set at 7:00pm!

Who will be on the stage?

The Lytics (Performing from 8:30 – 10:00 PM) A penchant for positivity is reflected The Lytics’ sound — an amalgam of old-school soundscapes and boom-box bangers that celebrates, inspires and challenges. In recent years, The Lytics have expanded their scope to include everything from funk-rock to Afrobeat to ‘60s R&B their shared turns on the mic are like a masterclass for emcees, and their vocals add a sense of soulful urgency — whether engaged in wistful rumination, or a rousing call to arms.

DJ Mama Cutsworth (Performing from 7:00 – 8:30 PM) Winnipeg’s Sarah Michaelson, a.k.a. Mama Cutsworth has a reputation for her deep knowledge and love of music that lives outside of the mainstream club scene. Mama Cutsworth’s musical taste spans eras and genres, including soul, Salsa, hip hop and house. Versatility is a key component to her style.

Local Poets (Performing from 4:30 – 6:30 PM) Come out and support local poets and slam poets as they read and perform their work!

Who does this event benefit?

Contemporary Verse 2 is a registered charity, and a space for diverse authors of every background and socioeconomic status to have the opportunity to express themselves on a distinguished literary platform that recognizes their talent and resilience.

Proceeds from this event will help fund the publication of the CV2 poetry magazine, as well as educational opportunities for emerging writers and resources for BIPOC authors.

Never been to The Beer Can?

Located on the bank of the Assiniboine River under a beautiful canopy of trees, The Beer Can offers craft cocktails, cider, beer, and wine as well as delicious food from a menu committed to supporting local, small-scale farmers.


The Beer Can strives to create an inclusive, respectful, and accessible space that is welcoming to all.

We acknowledge that The Beer Can is on Treaty 1 territory on the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.

The Beer Can works to celebrate diversity within our community of patrons, staff, artists, and partners.

You are not alone when you are in our space! If you feel unsafe at any time, please let a staff member know right away and/or reach out to us below. Any concerns brought to our attention will be taken seriously and addressed within 24 hours.

Full Event Lineup

4:00 PM – Doors open

4:30 – 5:30 PM – Poetry Slam

5:30 – 6:30 PM – Poetry Reading

7:00 – 8:30 PM – DJ Mama Cutsworth

8:30 – 10:00 PM – The Lytics



The Beer Can
1 Granite Way
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0Y9 Canada
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