Yes, there’s still snow on the ground in isolated spots in Regina. And yes, the wind is gusting out of the east at 44 k.p.h. on an already chilly day. But at some point in the near future (say in the next month or so) winter will finally depart and spring/summer will arrive. At least, that’s the hope around the Prairie Dog¬†office anyway.

This morning Gateway Festival rolled out a list of acts for their 2014 celebration of music and the great outdoors which goes July 25-27 at Bengough, SK. This is the 10th annual festival, and artists on the bill include The Sheepdogs, Tim Hicks, Justin Townes Earle, Deep Dark Woods, Library Voices, Daniel Romano, Bend Sinister and Belle Plaine.

You can find out more details about the festival, including additional acts that have been booked and ticket information, here. To give you a sense of the fun to come, here’s video from a few years ago of Justin Townes Earle (son of folk/rock legend Steve Earle) and his band performing “Harlem River Blues” on Late Night with David Letterman: