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A Tribute to Elvis

October 3 @ 7:00PM

Tickets are $49.00.  A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS IN CONCERT

 
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
 
A Tribute to Elvis in Concert, featuring two of the world’s most coveted Elvis Tribute Artists known today: Pete Paquette and Chris Connor from the UK. This dynamic duo have been performing their amazing Tribute show in front of thousands of Elvis fans across our nation. Accompanied by an incredible eleven piece band, their talents and showmanship makes this show a MUST SEE live concert for any rock’n roll fan. 
 
Direct from the United Kingdom, Chris Connor, from the World Famous Elvis Show, within a few short years has skyrocketed himself to becoming one of the most popular and sought after Elvis Tribute Artist in the world. His natural looks and voice astound his audiences at every concert. Chris delivers a powerful tribute to Elvis in the Concert Years which will leave you mesmerized from beginning to end. Recently, Chris was named one of the top Tribute Acts by the Telegraph Journal UK. 
 
Canada’s Premier Elvis Tribute Artist, Pete Paquette, a multi-award winning performer who has toured across Canada with his self-produced show Elvis: The Moments, will set the stage with his explosive energy, recreating a performance of two of the King’s most defining moments of his career, from his early Rock & Roll years to the electrifying 1968 Comeback Special in the famous Black Leather Outfit.
 

Bowie Lives - David Bowie Tribute

October 6 @ 8:00PM

Tickets are $35.00.  "Bowie Lives" is a tribute to David Bowie, his life, and music. “By far, the coolest & best Bowie tribute I’ve seen!” says Sam Grosso, owner Toronto’s legendary Cadillac Lounge. Featuring award-winning vocalist Michael Bell and a band of master musicians,  Bowie Lives reminds us of the impact David Bowie had on many. From the Spiders from Mars to the Scary Monster, Michael Bell conjures the vocal performances and the sounds that span 4 decades. "One of the most talented vocalists I've ever worked with," says LA producer Greg Wells (Katy Perry, Aerosmith, Adele).  After David's untimely passing in 2016, Michael was approached with offers to pay tribute to the artist that inspired him over the course of his own recording and stage career, and he couldn't resist. "I was born to sing Bowie" states Bell. It is a calling that begins decades ago after finding his first Bowie album “Man Who Sold the World.” he was just a kid. From there, a record deal as a teenager, a Q107 Homegrown win, then “ChangesAllBowie” a tribute he staged to Bowie in the late 80’s.... And then Michael met the girl of dreams and left the stage. Over the next 30 years he would help raise a family and run a business. As founder/publisher of The Wire Megazine, a regional entertainment tabloid in the Kawarthas of Ontario, Michael has worked the musical industry from behinds the scenes since 1989. But now, he has a new mission....

"Do not miss this show....what a talent....young Americans so many lyrics crammed into 2 minutes....watch him nail it."
~ Nancy Bissett Theatre Manager Port Perry Town Hall Theatre. “A must see!”
 
 

Derek Edwards - Alls I'm Saying

October 13 @ 7:30PM

Alls I’m Saying is brazenly tentative! Like a sniper with the hiccups, Derek Edwards takes aim at life's galling moments, exhales slowly and jerks back the trigger. A riotous evening of homegrown comedy -- like taking a ride in an open golf cart with a good friend and a 6 pack. 
 
From Vegas to St. John’s, this Just For Laughs veteran is universally considered to be among the comic elite. Certainly his peers think so, as evidenced by the fact that he’s a four-time nominee, and winner of Best Standup Comic - Canadian Comedy Awards, as well as a multiple Gemini nominee for Best Performance in a Comedy. As Rick Mercer says, “Everyone knows Derek is the funniest man in Canada.”              
Clearly the critics agree:
 
“5 STARS - the funniest man on earth” - Winnipeg Free Press;
 
“4 STARS - the crowd howled” - Victoria Times Colonist;
 
“still the funniest man in Canada” - Toronto Sun;
 
“Edwards reigns as the King of Canadian comedy” - Charlottetown Guardian;
 
“Derek Edwards is hysterical” - Calgary Sun;
 
“Edwards takes stand-up to next stage” - Georgia Straight;
 
“the epitome of timing & storytelling” - Halifax Chronicle Herald;
 
“the comedian’s comedian” - London Free Press.  
 
Alls I’m Saying - Derek Edwards’ new 90-minute stand-up comedy show, ...a richly textured and enthralling 'cut above,’ delivered with pace and authority by the consummate Canadian Comedian.
 
Tickets are are $47.50.
 
For more info, pics & comedy clips, visit http://www.shantero.com/ 

Andre Phillipe Gagnon – The History of Rock and Roll

October 14 @ 8:00PM

Tickets are $50.00.
 
In 1985, André-Philippe Gagnon first acquired his international reputation. He participated for the first time at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs festival with an incredible act, impersonating with accuracy every artist of the song We are the World, the famed song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and recorded by USA for Africa. Thanks to the success of his performance at the Just for Laughs festival, Gagnon was invited to present his version of We Are the World on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, reaching an audience of 15 million American viewers. The after-effects of this televised performance were immediate. International offers began to come forward, including an invitation to the Victoires de la Musique in Paris and to the gala Cinema Chante in Gstaad, Switzerland, where he had the opportunity to meet Frank Sinatra, one of the artists that he best imitates..
 
Following his international success, a first tour in his home province of Quebec was planned for 1986. 21,000 tickets were sold in only 3 hours – an all time record! That same year Gagnon performed several times throughout the United States, including Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Atlantic City. Less then two years after his Tonight Show performance Gagnon participated as a guest, alongside with Lionel Ritchie, on Champs Elysees, the most popular French TV Show, watched by more than 22 million European viewers.
 

Splash'N Boots

October 18 @ 6:00PM

2-tiered ticketing - VIP section and Regular Assigned Seating
 
VIP tickets are $47.50 - VIP seating includes: premium seating in the first few rows, a meet and greet with Splash and Boots after the show and a special gift! 
 
Regular tickets are $26.50
 
The show is one hour long.
 
Bring everyone YOU love to the biggest Splash’N Boots LIVE in Concert event of the year - The Big Love, Kisses and Hugs Tour!!
Splash, Boots and the Big Yellow Boot Family are hitting the road with an all-new live show full of those Little Big Moments - moments of dance, laughter, connection, and most importantly, LOVE!!
 
We dedicated our "Love, Kisses and Hugs" album to YOU and the love we see every day between you and your families - and now we’re bringing the album to life with our Cross-Canada tour! We can’t wait share this with you- we love YOU the most!! Xox
 
Splash'N Boots has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to support access to music education for young children.  
 
www.plus1.org  
 
VIP seating includes: premium seating in the first few rows, a meet and greet with Splash and Boots after the show and a special gift!  
  
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Live performance video link : https://youtu.be/Ie6VhYDgS3Y
 

Hotel California

October 20 @ 8:00PM

Tickets are $50.00.
 
The original Eagles Tribute! 
 
For almost three decades now HOTEL CALIFORNIA have been recreating the legendary sound of THE EAGLES, and thrilling audiences all over the world. The band set the bar in 1986, and they’ve remained the industry leading substitute for The Eagles ever since. Playing to huge outdoor and arena audiences, sharing bills with some of rock’s legends, and going places no tribute band has gone before. A long run by any measure, but it begs the question - what makes HOTEL CALIFORNIA so special? Well, incredible lead vocal similarity, intensely accurate instrumental work, soaring harmonies, and top flight live performances, just for starters. These are the band’s hallmarks, and the foundation on which their reputation has been built. With over a century of collective professional experience in the band today, they’re still going stronger than ever in 2014.
 
HOTEL CALIFORNIA’s show has evolved into a masterful celebration of The Eagles’ music. One of the most game-changing song catalogs in the history of rock n’ roll is performed to perfection before your eyes and ears. The band also offers tons of value-added promotional support and materials to every client, and the confidence that industry insiders have in them has made HOTEL CALIFORNIA one of the world’s most accomplished tribute productions. You can check them out any time you like, but you’ll never want to leave.
 
If you love The Eagles, then welcome to the Hotel California – you’ve just found the next-best thing.
 

PIGS: Canada's Pink Floyd - OUTSIDE / IN Canadian Tour 2018

October 25 @ 7:30PM

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!! “A MUST-SEE FOR FLOYD FANS!!”

PIGS: Canada's Pink Floyd - OUTSIDE / IN Canadian Tour 2018 - featuring a complete performance of THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

See the video here!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VwsQC66S8k

Formed in 2008 in Victoria, British Columbia, PIGS: Canada's Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute have spent over ten years perfecting their craft in front of sold out audiences throughout Canada. On their Outside / In Canadian Tour, PIGS are celebrating the 45th anniversary of THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON by performing it in its entirety as part of every show.  After years of playing songs from throughout Pink Floyd’s vast catalogue, PIGS are excited to dig deep into the crucial years of 1970-1975 on this tour to really explore the history around some of the greatest music ever set to tape. As if that wasn't enough, the band will also be performing selections from the rest of the Floyd discography, including a few special surprises from Floyd solo records!

Using authentic gear the band recreates the sound and live concert experience of 70s era Pink Floyd. Pink Floyd's live show was always a huge part of their appeal – and PIGS have been working to keep that experience alive for generations to come. They have the voices, the mannerisms, the instruments, the lights, lasers, visuals, and the sound. The band and their crew are all Floyd aficionados and are thrilled to create for you an incredible night filled with music and the glow of a giant Mr Screen.

PIGS is the most authentic Floyd tribute act around, here to give you an incredible musical experience you will never forget. 

www.canadapinkfloyd.com

Proudly presented by Ghostfinger Productions www.ghostfingerproductions.com
Visuals by VJ Photon www.vjphoton.com

Canada's finest tribute to Pink Floyd: A must-see for true Pink Floyd fans! Come prepared for almost 3 hours of flawlessly played music, lights, state of the art lasers and visuals. 

Member pre-sale tickets on sale July 23rd.

Tickets on sale July 26th.

 

Green River Revival

October 26 @ 8:00PM

Tickets are $39.00. Calling all fans of Creedence Clearwater Revival!  Don't miss "Green River Revival", the worlds' #1 international tribute to the legendary CCR.   "Green River Revival" presents the music of CCR with a historical storyline that incorporates several costume changes including the "chain gang prison uniforms" right out of the song "Midnight Special",  those plaid flannel shirts made famous by CCR in the 60's, and of course, army fatigues depicting the era of John Fogerty's Vietnam protest songs. This talented troupe of world-class musicians truly captures the passion and soul of John Fogerty and CCR, performing timeless hits including "Proud Mary", "Lodi", "Bad Moon Rising", "Have You Ever Seen The Rain", "Fortunate Son", "Up Around The Bend" and "Travellin' Band" amongst the many audience favourites.  If you're a fan of Creedence Clearwater Revival, get your tickets today to see this incredible show in Lindsay!
 

Carl Dixon - Whole 'Nother Thing

October 27 @ 7:30PM

Singer/guitarist Carl Dixon brings his special theatre show of songs and stories to Lindsay’s The Academy Theatre on Oct. 27. He gives a one-man show with stunning voice and guitar playing.
Whole Nother Thing is a journey through Carl’s long and successful career as a performer, ranging from his start with 80’s rockers Coney Hatch, through his years with the Guess Who and April Wine, right up to the present day to his 2018 Country album also titled “Whole ‘Nother Thing”.
 
Carl brings to life the peaks and valleys of his career, culminating in the story of his terrible car crash in 2008 and his long hard struggle back to triumph over adversity. Now an author of a best-selling memoir (Strange Way to Live - Dundurn Publishing) there is depth, humour and poignancy in Carl’s show, with lots of your favourite hit songs from the Classic era of Rock. There’s even the 2-minute singing lesson thrown in!
 
Carl shares the music and the tales behind the music in entertaining fashion, bringing audiences to their feet. Laughs, tears, surprises; you’ll love it!
 

Dean Brody - DIRT ROAD STORIES ACOUSTIC TOUR

November 5 @ 7:30PM

Tickets are 71.25 - **Limited VIP Meet and Greet Packages available - $142.00 + s/c** - Package will include: one premium seat, meet & greet, Q&A, early venue access (where possible), and an exclusive merch item.
 
Dean Brody will be bringing his Dirt Road Stories Acoustic Tour to the Academy Theatre!  In the midst of an exhilarating album launch, Dean Brody brings his brand new album, Beautiful Freakshow, coast to coast through local media appearances, and country radio listener events, culminating in a special live performance in Toronto, to kick-off the announcement of national tour dates, beginning April 2017.
 
The past year saw Brody take home a JUNO Award for Country Album of the Year, along with 4 CCMA Awards for the top selling digital Canadian country single of all-time, “Bring Down the House”. Beautiful Freakshow isBrody’s sixth album, and it’s one that takes risks and delves outside of the comfort zone of traditional country, with songs such as the progressive title track, featuring a rap vocal from Halifax native Shevy Price, and the mellow reggae vibe invoked from “Beautiful Girl”. And yet, the record manages to simultaneously stay true to what many fans have come to love and expect from Brody, with traditional tracks destined to be classics, such as, “Time”, “8th Day” and “Blueberry Sky”, which features iconic country legend, Vince Gill on the guitar.
 
Supporting act is Andrew Hyatt
 

Disney's The Little Mermaid

November 9 @ 7:30PM

November 10 @ 7:30PM

November 11 @ 2:00PM

November 16 @ 7:30PM

November 17 @ 2:00PM

November 17 @ 7:30PM

The Academy Theatre goes "under the sea" with its production of The Little Mermaid. 
 
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.
 
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."
 
Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.
 
Disney's The Little Mermaid offers a fantastic creative opportunity for rich costumes and sets, as well as the chance to perform some of the best-known songs from the past 30 years.
 

“OH WHAT A NIGHT!” – THE CHRISTMAS SHOW

November 23 @ 7:00PM

Tckets $58.75.  “OH WHAT A NIGHT!” THE CHRISTMAS SHOW
 
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND IN 2018!
 
The cast of “OH WHAT A NIGHT!”, the internationally renowned tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, celebrates the Christmas season with a  show that returns to Canada by popular demand… one that definitely creates “holiday sparkle”.
 
In the “OH WHAT A NIGHT!” Christmas show the cast will warm you up with some of the most popular songs from their fast paced musical tribute to the legendary Frankie Valli and then transform you into a Christmas wonderland with a brand new tribute to “Mr. Christmas” himself – the great ANDY WILLIAMS. 
 
“OH WHAT A NIGHT!” Is an in-depth musical revue, bringing to life thirty of the Four Seasons' hits.  It's a captivating tribute to the songbook of this Rock and Roll Hall of Fame super group with note-perfect renditions of the iconic "Jersey boys"! The show features 4 talented performers singing live that “feel good” music you grew up with that made the name Frankie Valli known around the globe.
In the 1960’s and 70’s the ANDY WILLIAMS television show was a staple in households around the world and his annual Christmas shows were some of the most anticipated specials ever made. His “Moon River” Theatre (named after his signature song) was the first non-country music theatre to be opened in Branson Mo., and allowed this iconic performer to remain in front of his loyal fans until shortly before his passing. 
 
The talented cast of “OH WHAT A NIGHT!” easily recreates the legendary sound of “Andy Williams and the Williams Brothers” with such songs as “It’s The Holiday Season”, “Jingle Bells”, “The Christmas Song”, “White Christmas”, “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” (which was written specifically for The Andy Williams Show), and of course “Moon River”. 
“Everybody loves these songs.  The melodies and harmonies are great to sing and the songs are always a special memory for somebody”, says producer George Solomon. 
 
Staying true to the original recordings this tribute to Frankie Valli & Andy Williams honours the talents of two American legends.  Don’t miss this incredible musical experience.
 

 

Downchild Blues Band

November 24 @ 8:00PM

It's tempting and not altogether far-fetched to apply an engine metaphor to the mighty Downchild, one of the planet's foremost most feted, longest-running blues outfits with quite possibly the best back story ever told.
 
Roaring through bracing, high-octane performances since 1969, the band founded and continuously steered by harmonica and guitar ace Donnie "Mr. Downchild" Walsh is as vibrant today as when Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi were inspired by Downchild for their brilliant Blues Brothers venture back in the 1970s. The pair elevated Downchild's "Shotgun Blues" and Walsh's "(I Got Everything I Need) Almost" to smash status on their 1978 Briefcase Full of Blues record.
 
Actually, the 2017 iteration of Downchild - with each member boasting a minimum of 20 years of service - might be the most electrifying yet. For proof, simply check out the sextet's towering, lid-lifting, juke-joint jumping 18th studio album, Something I've Done, a bona fide group effort and a sonic hit.

Saturday Night Special

December 1 @ 8:00PM

Tickets are $39.00.  Lynyrd Skynyrd is without a doubt one of the most iconic rock bands to emerge from the US and is best known for having popularized around the world the Southern rock music genre during the 1970s. The band gained worldwide recognition for its live performances with signature songs like "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird". But at the peak of their success, lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, and backup singer Cassie Gaines died in a highly publicised airplane crash in 1977 putting an abrupt end to the 1970s era of the band. Due to popular demand, the surviving members re-formed in 1987 for a reunion tour with Ronnie’s younger brother, Johnny Van Zant, on lead vocals.
 
Lynyrd Skynyrd continues to tour and record with co-founder Gary Rossington along with Johnny Van Zant and Rickey Medlocke. 
 
Lynyrd Skynyrd has sold 28 million records in the United States alone and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006. Now, Canada’s own Saturday Night Special is coming to the Lindsay Academy Theatre to deliver a tribute in the true essence of the iconic southern Skynyrd sound.

Classic Lightfoot Live

December 8 @ 7:30PM

Tickets are $39.00.  Honouring the Legendary GORDON LIGHTFOOT

CLASSIC LIGHTFOOT LIVE 
 
Take a trip down memory lane. The show features dozens of timeless songs from Gordon Lightfoot’s extensive catalogue. Lead singer John Stinson has spent the last decade recreating our favourite Lightfoot music in this incredible tribute to Canada’s legendary singer/songwriter. “Lightfoot’s music reflects what it means to be Canadian. His lyrics tell stories; his stories, our stories, Canadian stories. They reach out and touch audiences in deep emotional ways.”
 
The show features a wonderful ensemble that brings the studio recordings to life. Stinson, on lead vocals and guitar, is backed by the impressive musical talents of Steve Eyers on bass guitar (Lightfoot’s nephew), Eric Kidd on lead guitar (former student of Red Shea), JG Jones on keyboards and Malcom Gould on percussion. Each of them has been highly influenced by Lightfoot’s music and the passion comes through in every performance! 
 
Don’t miss the excellent tribute show, CLASSIC LIGHTFOOT LIVE! 
Genre:  Tribute Show  
 

John McDermott Family Christmas 2018

December 9 @ 2:00PM

Tickets are $69 and $59. We are proud once again to bring International recording artist and a former member of the Irish Tenors,  John McDermot to Lindsay this December 9th for a Family Christmas Concert . John will be performing a number of your all-time favourite Christmas Carols along with a number of seasonal songs plus some of John’s platinum awarded inspirational music.
 
Here are some comments from patrons of last year’s Oshawa concert: “This has become an annual tradition with my hubby and I. No matter how hard the year has been, his show always puts us in the spirit of Christmas”,   “Love your show, wouldn’t miss it”, “Constantly amazing”,   “It isn’t Christmas until the John McDermott concert”,   “How wonderful to arrive and be greeted by the man himself, very classy” and the list goes on and on with many more accolades.
 
Born in Glascow Scotland, John McDermott performs in theatres around the world and we are very fortunate and pleased to have John perform at the Academy Theatre in Lindsay. Hope you can join us for this very special “Family Christmas Concert”.

Sultans of String: Christmas Caravan

December 17 @ 7:00PM

Tickets are $35.00.  Celebrate the season with an adventurous musical trip around the world! Billboard charting Sultans of String deliver an exuberant performance featuring band originals, world-music inspired classics and seasonal favorites to warm your heart on a cold winter's night. From fiery fiddle tunes to a Caribbean sleigh ride, this surprising & delightful holiday fiesta heats up when these 3x Canadian Folk Music Award winners bring their signature sound to well known gems such as Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, The Huron Carol, a djembe-driven Little Drummer Boy, a Turkish twist on Greensleeves, a Gypsy-jazz inspired Django Christmas and a Rumba Flamenca-fuelled Jingle Bells. The band is joined by guest vocalist Rebecca Campbell (Bruce Cockburn, Alanis Morissette). Their companion CD hit Billboard's World charts (#6), The New York Times Hits list, & features such luminaries as The Chieftains' Paddy Moloney, Grammy winners Sweet Honey in The Rock, Richard Bona & more!

Click on the links below to see Sultans of String on YouTube! 

Hallelujah -- with guest vocalist Rebecca Campbell (Bruce Cockburn, Jane Siberry, Emmylou Harris) - https://youtu.be/jotHqUJ-NWo

Django Christmas - https://youtu.be/twUFepphC-0

The Little Swallow (Carol of the Bells)/ Al Vuelo - https://youtu.be/kFxrGXtv0IM

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