The Cottonwood Stage first came into existance at the 1998 Morden Corn and Apple Festival. It is located at the intersection of Stephen and 9th Streets under the canopy of leaves from our famous, 118 year old Van Gertz Cottonwood, Manitoba’s Tallest Tree.
The Cottonwood Stage began as a venue for amateur groups mostly made up of local youths to try alternative music types with a good sound system. Artists like Needlefish, Canadian Idol finalist Joel Nickel and the Dingleberries got their start on the Cottonwood Stage.
In 2002 the Cottonwood Stage changed focus to Old Tyme and Country music. The local Friends of Dance organization worked together to provide a venue for good dance music. A wooden dance floor and a large tent were erected to make dancing a comfortable experience for all.
Many volunteers have dedicated themselves over the years to make the Cottonwood Stage an excellent place to rest and relax or dance your feet off to many old tyme waltzes, polkas, fox trots, two steps and patterns.