VirtualNess Programming is FREE - Please Don't Get Scammed


It has been brought to our attention that some folks who are trying to view VirtualNess programming are being taken to a dummy website (with our graphics 😠) that immediately asks for credit card information.
Thanks to the support from our sponsors and funders, we are proud to bring all of this programming to you free of charge. Ness Creek will not ask you for credit card information or any other kind of payment in order to view.
We are a non-profit that also runs on generous support from our community and it pains us to make this post, but we want you to know - we're not charging! Please do not get scammed!
All live stream content will be through our Facebook page - nowhere else. All workshops (also FREE) are coordinated through Zoom.


Since our festival cancellation, we've been working really hard to make sure that we are able to bring everyone some Ness magic to the comfort of your own homes.


From Friday July 17 to Sunday July 19 2020, we'll be hosting VirtualNess! Enjoy livestreamed concerts, Zoom workshops and an online scavenger hunt (winner will be taking home 2021 Festival Passes!) over the course of the weekend.


NessCapades Scavenger Hunt


We've put together a super fun scavenger hunt that can be done from the comfort of wherever you are! There are so many ways to earn points - make your own Dashaway, eat pie for breakfast, show off a Ness cut - we've cooked up quite the menu of Scavenger Hunt tasks to bring some Ness magic to your weekend. And what better way to spice things up than adding a prize - the winning team will take home passes to our postponed 30th Anniversary festival in 2021!


Wanna join the game? Follow these easy steps and you'll be in!


1. Download the GooseChase iOS or Android app.

2. Choose to play as a guest, or register for a personal account with a username & password of your choice.

3. Search for and select the NessCapades game, or search by game code EZ9L9G.

4. Follow the prompts to select or create their team.


Full List of Events

Friday July 17


7:00PM - Facebook Live - Livestream Concert featuring Crooked Creek


7:00PM - Scavenger Hunt Starts!


8:00PM - Facebook Live - Livestream Concert featuring NessGeneration, Aurora Belle & Marentin Fehr

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Saturday July 18


11:00AM - Zoom Event - Anti-Racism Workshop


Anti-racism education benefits everyone. Learning about anti-racism and practice is a lifelong process. This work helps everyone to understand Indigenous struggles and contributes to rebuilding relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. This work has many benefits including taking responsibility for learning, unlearning, and relearning, developing bridging opportunities within and among culture, knowledge, and practice, and increasing our capacity through Indigenous knowledge, land and culture. I hope sharing my anti-racism education and practice journey will help to transform us and create our sense of belonging in regards to who we are and what we should do.

Dr. Ranjan Datta is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at University of Regina, Canada.


2:50PM - Facebook Live - Stage of Aqaurius Livestream Performance featuring Chesterfield


3:00PM - Zoom Event - Dance Workshop


Are you an Old-Time dancer? Is this one of your favourite workshops at Ness? Every year our friends at the Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival host a partner dance workshop during Ness - lately in the beautiful Jack Millikin Centre. This year you can enjoy the workshop in your own home / backyard! Grab a partner, the kids, or come solo and join us for a quick dance or two. If you’re rusty we have some friends to remind you of the steps!

Gopher Broke is a trio from Saskatoon. They play all your favourite Old Time hits!


7:00PM - Facebook Live - Livestream Concert


Featuring This Way North, The North Sound, GLIEM, Many Nations Dance Troupe, Indian Classical Dance (featuring Prarthona and Prokriti Datta), Kiran Ahluwalia and Rez Abbasi. Follow us on Facebook!


Sunday July 19


10:00AM - Scavenger Hunt Ends


11:00AM - Zoom Event - Family Yoga


12:00PM - Facebook Live - Greetings from Ness Creek, 50/50 Draw, Scavenger Hunt Winners announced, Forest Garden demonstration


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12:20PM - Zoom Event - Gathering of the Clan


Our annual finale, in front of the Main Stage! This year we are fortunate to find a way to enjoy this tradition together, even though we are apart. Wilma will lead us in her song The Gathering, live from Ness Creek, and we can all join in no matter where we are.


Wanna attend a workshop?


Our Zoom events have limited capacity. Ensure your spots in the workshops above by registering here. Zoom access details will be sent to all registrants by Thursday, July 16.


Ness Creek 50/50 Raffle


Our 50/50 jackpot is at $750 and growing! Winner takes half and Ness Creek takes half. Winner will be drawn at noon on Sunday, July 19th live from the Ness Creek site. Click here to get tickets!

RULES & REGULATIONS: We wanted to open this up to the entire province, but due to gaming requirements, purchase is only available to residents of Saskatoon and Northern Saskatchewan. You must enable location services on your browser (mobile or desktop) in order to purchase.


Donate to Ness Creek Music Festival


We are a non-profit organization and every little bit helps! We are able to put on the incredible events that we do - including Ness Creek Music Festival - with the help of donations from incredible people like you!


Click the button below to donate! Thank you for your support!



Happy VirtualNess!