Coming off a national tour with Jason McCoy and Michelle Wright, Chris Thorsteinson and Doc Walker will be jamming out in Portage la Prairie this week.

The band will be performing at the William Glesby Centre this Thursday for an event he compares to a Spring Fling.

"We are back in Portage, I'm excited. I've been talking to some people around Portage about getting back to our roots with the old dances we used to have."

Thorsteinson says he's hoping to get the same support as the last Spring Fling event he performed in over ten years ago in Westbourne, although that time 2,000 people showed up for an outdoor show.

"Let's get some support and show that everybody wants to have these things in Portage," he continues. "I'm in it to make this thing work."

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He thinks that if enough people show up, other artists from across Canada will look at these Spring Flings as something that they want to be a part of.

"I feel like the Glesby Centre can be a lot like the Burton Cummings in Winnipeg, where it's a theatre, but it's a fun one. It's a fun place to go and hang out and watch a show. I see everybody around Portage at Rona, Canadian Tire, and so on, and it's just nice to grab the guitar and have those people listen when we play here."

The band has several shows lined up for the summer months including playing once again at Dauphin Countryfest.

"It's going to be a lot of fun, and it's a smaller venue, so of course for this one there are limited seats." 

From Westbourne, Manitoba, Doc Walker is in their 28th year as a group.