Brandon Arts & Entertainment
The original Keystone Centre opened its doors in 1972, the product of a joint venture between the City of Brandon, the Government of Manitoba, the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba and private donors. The Keystone Agricultural and Recreation Centre Inc. is a freestanding non-profit corporation that owns and operates the 90 acres of property and all of the buildings known as the Keystone Centre.
The Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba is a non-profit organization rich in history. It was established in 1882. Our mission is to showcase agriculture and link urban and rural through education and awareness while providing entertainment, community pride and economic enhancement to the region. This is achieved through our three annual fairs; the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, the Manitoba Summer Fair, and the Manitoba Livestock Expo and our annual President's Dinner. The Exhibition plays a pivotal role in showcasing the importance of the agricultural industry in our region.
Originating in 1983, the Brandon Jazz Festival is an annual non-competitive event held in March of every year on the campus of Brandon University. It is an educational forum where young musicians come to perform for adjudicators and receive written, taped and verbal feedback on their playing and singing. Our adjudicators are top of the line professional musicians as well as educators from across Canada and the United States. Participants in the festival include both school based (junior high, high school and university age) as well as community organized groups from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario, and the United States. They are usually large jazz ensembles, small combos, or vocal jazz groups.
Seldom does a building offer so much in variety and versatility in such beautiful surroundings. If you see the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium as just another cultural centre…look again!
The Manitoba Ag Days Show is an winter indoor exposition of agricultural production expertise, technology, and equipment held in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, annually in January. The Show attracts exhibitors and visitors from across Canada and North Central United States and provides an annual opportunity for producers to comparison shop for everything they need for their agricultural operations.