Winnipeg folk rock/alternative rock band Crash Test Dummies will be playing at Burton Cummings Theatre on Saturday, October 9, 2010 as part of the Winnipeg Folk Festival.

The origin of the Crash Test Dummies is tied to the history of two Winnipeg nightspots, the Spectrum Cabaret and the Blue Note Cafe, owned by Curtis Riddell. In the mid-1980s, Riddell joined with Brad Roberts to form the decidedly less-than-serious bar band Bad Brad Roberts and the St. James Rhythm Pigs. Over time, the band evolved into the Crash Test Dummies, a name suggested by a friend of the band who was in medical school.

Tickets are $38.00 and go on sale June 11, 2010.


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