One day in Saskatoon: country singer Alex Runions

Tips on where to dine around Saskatoon from one of the province's favourite country singers

Well before he won the 2016 Saskatchewan Country Music Association Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year award and Male Vocalist of the Year award, Alex Runions was widely considered as an artist to keep an eye on in Canada’s country music scene. 

With more than a decade of memorable live performances at some of the most iconic venues in the country, including Big Valley Jamboree, the Grey Cup, and the CCMA Awards Week Songwriters’ Series, it’s easy to see why Runions’ hometown of Kipling, Saskatchewan raised a billboard in his honour. 

In addition to charting singles such as "If I Won the Lotto", "FM Dial", and "Little Bit of Sunshine", Runions’ collaboration track "Just Watch Me" with Dean Kush and JJ Voss cemented the Saskatchewan-born artist’s status as a rising star on an international level, serving as the cornerstone to a fundraising campaign for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Following the success of his latest single, "Heartland" featuring Erin Hill, Runions' stock continues to rise as he tours and performs live throughout the country.

You can catch Runions performing on Saturday, February 15 at Blue Jay Sessions: In the name of love as well as on Sunday, March 15 when he helps us wrap up the Juno edition of the Blue Jay Sessions on the final day of Juno Awards week in Saskatoon.



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I really like Broadway Café. It’s got a cool 50s-style diner vibe, great coffee and they make one heck of a breakfast burger. It is a staple in Saskatoon.



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Prairie Ink Restaurant always has the best soup and sandwich combo in town and they’re attached to a book store. How cool is that?



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Bon Temps is easily my favourite place in Saskatoon. It has New Orleans-inspired décor, live music and Cajun-Creole-style cooking. Everything on the menu is amazing!



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I love the rooftop patio at O’Shea’s Irish Pub during the hot Saskatchewan summers. It’s a perfect place to relax, get some sun and have a cold pint.