Live Music | Live Theatre | Live Entertainment | Kawarthas Lakes | Peterborough ON

Dancing Angels Academy Annual Recital 2017

June 24 @ 11:00AM

Tickets go on sale June 1, 2017.  Dancing Angels Academy Annual Recital 2017.  Tickets are $20.00 for adults and $10.00 for children.

Zed - A Tribute to the Music of Led Zeppelin

July 8 @ 8:00PM

Tickets are $33.85.  Presented by the WOLF 101.5 FM!  ZED is Canada's Foremost Tribute to the music of LED ZEPPELIN.  This all Canadian multi-talented five member band hails from London, ON which, like Lindsay, is a 'hot bed' for quality musicians and entertainment.  Opening for ZED are local musicians Gerald Van Halteren and Larry Shepherd playing an acoustic salute to the Legendary Neil Young.  Leading ZED in their first ever visit to the Kawarthas is the incomparable Shaun Sanders, performing as Robert Plant.  Backing, note for note, are Mike Bonnell (keyboards/acoustic guitar), Ryan Spong (bass guitar/mandolin), Rob MacEachern (drums/percussion) and making his hometown Lindsay debut is Dwayne Errington on guitars.  ZED's song list includes Heartbreaker, Kashmir, Fool In The Rain, Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love and many more.

I, Daniel Blake

July 11 @ 7:00PM

Tickets are $12.00.  Rated 14A

Welcome to a powerful film that illustrates how exceptional writing, directing and acting can make the viewer bond with the characters on screen.  This film should reach everyone emotionally!
Brief synopsis:  A 59 year old carpenter recovering from a heart attack befriends a single mother and her two kids as they navigate their way through the impersonal, Kafkaesque benefits system. With equal amounts of humor, warmth and despair, the journey is heartfelt and emotional until the end.
I, Daniel Blake treats us to warm comedy as its characters struggle with the obstacles life throws at them, and together they learn that struggling as a team helps. While set in the forum of British health care coverage, one has to wonder if the film might foretell the future of a new health insurance system in the U.S.
 “Loach's low-key naturalism, which barely masks his fury at the injustices perpetrated on screen, is matched by Dave Johns' performance as Daniel.”  Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
 “I, Daniel Blake is passionate filmmaking to its very core, as well as the rare art house effort that could stand a chance with mainstream audiences.”  Alistair Ryder, Film Inquiry



Early Morning Rain Featuring Nicole Coward

July 13 @ 7:00PM

Tickets $20 or subscribe to all four events (July 13, 27, August 10, 24) for $60!
Upstairs Series in our 2nd Floor Lounge:
Early Morning Rain
Featuring Nicole Coward
Thursday July 13 at 7p.m.
To kick off our summer 2017 series in the upstairs lounge, we’re featuring the incredibly versatile talent of songbird Nicole Coward. Whether using all of her 6'3" stature to belt out songs with emotion and passion, or easing the music out tenderly to completely captivate, Nicole always takes her audiences on an emotional journey. Her songs offer messages of self empowerment, global awareness and universal connectedness. 
Nicole loves the music of the 60s and 70s, grew up with the alternative music of the 90s and has studied classically, performing in symphony orchestras for over 7 years. These varied influences in her life have come together to create a one of a kind musical experience, her brand new album LIFT.  (Visit  This album blends the emotion and dynamics of classical music with the storytelling of folk music, the edginess of alternative rock and the open creativeness of modern day underground pop. It is music for our times crossing all borders. 
Nicole has performed at multiple events including Lightfoot Days at the Orillia Opera House, Canada Blooms, Brocks Big Bite, the Hughs Room, Couples Resort and many more. Nicole has had the pleasure of performing with such artists as Rick Dutkiewicz Haynes (bassist for Gordon Lightfoot since 1969) and David Henman (co-founder of April Wine). She tours full time across Canada and soon to be in the US, Japan and Europe.

Lenni Stewart JAZZTRIO

July 27 @ 7:00PM

Tickets $20 or subscribe to all four events (July 13, 27, August 10, 24) for $60!
Upstairs Series in our 2nd Floor Lounge:
Lenni Stewart JAZZTRIO
Thursday July 27 at 7 p.m.
The second in our summer 2017 series in the upstairs lounge features the amazing talents of vocalist Lenni Stewart, with Howard Baer on double bass and Michael Monis on guitar.  Like a fine red wine, Lenni's sound is full, vibrant, smoky and sensual, and where a good vintage might carry hints of cherry or chocolate, her rich and velvety voice and style is reminiscent of the 20th century's best loved female jazz vocalists.'
Lenni's music and performance style are reminicent of the early popular vocalists such as Peggy Lee, Doris Day, Sarah Vaughn and Judy Garland. 'Classy, sassy and sophisticated' she is a highly versatile entertainer.  Lenni's strong stage presence, musicality, diverse repertoire and sense of humour make for a truly enjoyable and memorable audience experience.  Lenni has shared the playbill with several Canadian music legends in special Benefit concerts, including Sylvia Tyson, Cindy Church and Georgette Fry.
Performing in Lenni’s JAZZTRIO are Michael Monis and Howard Baer.   Michael Monis is comfortable in any music style.  Active in the Toronto music scene for well over 30 years, Michael has toured extensively and worked both in studio and on stage with countless jazz greats, from Moe Koffman to Jane Bunnett, and is the son of legendary guitar master Hank Monis.  Howard Baer, on the heels of a studio recording career as composer, arranger and producer for IMAX, CBC TV, Solitudes and countless others, and having been honoured with a Juno award and several Juno nominations, has recently changed musical direction and now enjoys playing upright bass with respected artists from around Ontario.

TIFF Movie #5

August 8 @ 7:00PM

We’ll select TIFF films #5 and #6 later in the season, to ensure we bring current titles to our audience.  Please check back later this season!

Sophia Mackey & Tom Collver

August 10 @ 7:00PM

Tickets $20 or subscribe to all four events (July 13, 27, August 10, 24) for $60!

Sophia Mackey and Tom Collver perform in 2nd Floor Lounge as part of our Upstairs Series!

Whiskey Jack: Songs and Stories of Stompin’ Tom Connors

August 11 @ 8:00PM

Whiskey Jack: Songs and Stories of Stompin’ Tom Connors
Friday August 11, 8 p.m.
Tickets $35
Since 1977, Whiskey Jack has become one of the most celebrated Roots / Country / Bluegrass band in Canadian music history, with four critically acclaimed recordings, nationally charted radio hits, and Country Music Awards nominations.  The band has toured Canada extensively, appearing at festivals and concerts from coast to coast.
As well as being regular guests of Morningside and Variety Tonight on CBC Radio, they were stars of The Tommy Hunter Show for five years in the 1980s, and made numerous appearances on such shows as The Alan Thicke Show, Fire on the Mountain, Ralph Emory, and The Nashville Network, thus earning them the description of the most televised bluegrass/ acoustic country band in Canada.
They recorded with the likes of Nashville legend, Mac Wiseman, Al Cherny of Country Hoedown fame, and world-famous fiddle player Graham Townsend.
In 1993, Stompin' Tom Connors teamed with Whiskey Jack to record one of his come-back albums, “Dr. Stompin' Tom Connors eh?" (featuring the celebrated "Gumboot Clogaroo"), followed by a triumphant national tour.  2004 saw them on the road again with this Canadian icon. The tour culminated in a sold-out show at Massey Hall, and an unprecedented performance on the Conan O'Brien Show.
Whiskey Jack's current campaign is to ensure that Stompin' Tom will play a major role in the Canada 150 celebrations received a significant boost today.  They have just recorded a new song, "If Stompin' Tom Was Our National Bird". It will soon be available for downloading. Watch for it on our web site over the next week or so. The song was written in support of a national campaign to declare the Whiskey Jack (aka, Canada Jay) our national bird. We're now part of a dedicated group of about 35 volunteers (bird lovers, ornithologists, politicians) from across the country who are lobbying the Federal Government to make this official. 
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

August 17 @ 7:30PM

August 18 @ 7:30PM

August 19 @ 7:30PM

August 20 @ 2:00PM

Triple Threat Theatre presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!!  
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.
Staring Triple Threat favourites, this year’s annual summer production is the colourful, humorous and  imaginative story of Joseph, his eleven brothers  and the coat of many colors. The magical musical is full of wonderful songs, including Go Go Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door.
With a cast of over 50, including the children’s choir of 20, dancers, singers and of course, Joseph and his 11 brothers, you will enjoy each moment!
Show dates: 
Thursday, August 17 at 7:30
Friday, August 18 at 7:30
Saturday, August 19 at 7:30
Sunday, August 20 at 2:00 PM
Adults: $25
Seniors/High School/University: $22
Elementary: $15

Rob Barg and guest

August 24 @ 7:00PM

Tickets $20 or subscribe to all four events (July 13, 27, August 10, 24) for $60!
August 24 at 7pm
Upstairs Series in our 2nd Floor Lounge:
Rob Barg and guest.
Rob has been involved with music all his life both personally and professionally. He began a successful career in the music business with Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. in 1971, and recently retired as Corporate Vice President. He remains a vital asset to the Corporation as Secretary of the Board of Directors. 
Rob has a passion for the value of music in people’s lives, which has driven him to also give back to the community and society in many ways. This includes, especially advocating for quality music education for children and youth in our schools as an executive member of the Coalition for Music Education in Canada. His extensive experience in all facets of the music industry, and love of entertaining. A distinguished singer and guitarist he performs in a multitude of styles, and genres appealing to many varied music tastes. 
More information on the Coalition for Music Education can be found at:

A Man Called Ove

September 12 @ 7:00PM

Rated PG. Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman's international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife's grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove's mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove's past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it's shared.

Steve Earle

September 18 @ 7:30PM

Tickets on sale Thursday, June 22 at 10am.
Tickets are $84.00.
Three-time Grammy Award recipient and 11-time Grammy nominee Steve Earle will appear in Lindsay, ON for one performance at the Academy Theatre on Monday September 18th, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $79.50 plus tax and service fees and are available at online at or by phone at 705-324-9111.
ABOUT STEVE EARLE: Steve Earle is a cornerstone artist of Americana music. One of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation; he has released twenty albums"---a number of them were Steve Earle and the Dukes--one was Colvin and Earle, one was Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band etc. Earle’s songs have been recorded by such music legends as Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Carl Perkins, Waylon Jennings, Vince Gill and Joan Baez. He has created such country successes as “When You Fall in Love,” “Guitar Town,” “Goodbye’s All We’ve Got Left,” “A Far Cry From You” and “Nowhere Road.” During his four-decade career, Earle has also become a novelist, a film, TV and stage actor, a playwright, a short-story author, a record producer and a radio host. He is a longtime activist whose causes have included the abolition of the death penalty and the removal of the confederate flag. Always musically adventurous, Steve Earle has crafted folk, blues, rock, country, rockabilly and bluegrass recordings. His diverse collaborators on disc have included such notables as The Pogues, Lucinda Williams, Patti Smith, The Fairfield Four, The Indigo Girls, Chris Hillman, Sheryl Crow and Shawn Colvin. His new Warner Bros. album, So You Wannabe an Outlaw, explores his country songwriting roots and includes collaborations with Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush and Miranda Lambert. 
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We Walk The Line - A Johnny Cash Experience

September 30 @ 7:30PM

Tickets are $32.00.  WWTL Productions presents WE WALK THE LINE a true Johnny Cash Experience that celebrates the music and lives of 'The Man in Black' and his fun loving wife June Carter. The performance features Ward Cornforth as a 1960's era Johnny Cash with the signature "Boom-Chicka-Boom" sound of his long time touring band the Tennessee Three. The show also includes duets performed by Johnny Cash with the late "June Carter". The concert covers the entire career of Johnny Cash from the 1950's at Sun Records to 2003 with the American Recordings Label and includes Johnny's biggest hits 'Ring of Fire', 'Boy Named Sue', 'I Walk The Line', 'Folsom Prison Blues', 'Hurt' and the famous duet with June Carter 'Jackson' amongst other classic songs. The Rockabilly Pioneer, Country Legend and American Poet left his mark upon many millions of fans. Don't miss this Johnny Cash show when it comes to Lindsay ! 

Ghostfinger Productions presents PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd

October 8 @ 7:30PM

Tickets are $45.10.

Ghostfinger Productions presents

PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd
Doors 6:30pm - Show 7:30pm
Formed in 2008 in Victoria, British Columbia, PIGS have spent nine years perfecting their craft in front of sold out audiences throughout Western Canada. On their Left + Right East Coast Tour of 2017, PIGS are bringing an epic and rare treat for Pink Floyd fans out East: the band will be crossing the country to perform selections from the entire Floyd catalog, including a few special surprises from Floyd solo records.  In addition to classics from legendary albums like Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall, the band will showcase material that has rarely—if ever—been performed live by Pink Floyd.  The band and their lighting, sound, and visual designers are all Floyd aficionados and are coming together to create for you an incredible night filled with music, lasers, and the glow of a giant Mr Screen. PIGS is the most authentic Floyd act around, with the right people, equipment, and performances to give you an incredible musical experience you will never forget.
PIGS is Canada's most authentic Pink Floyd tribute. What have we got that the others don't?
1. The right people:  Most Pink Floyd acts feature one person as the front-man—much like Pink Floyd did in the 80s and 90s. We recreate the band as they existed in the 1970s, and each member of our band portrays one member of the Floyd and does exactly what they would have done live.  Our Gilmour plays the lead guitar parts and sings half the songs, our Waters plays acoustic sometimes, and yes—we have a Snowy White.
2. The right gear:  We try to replicate as closely as possible the instruments and backline used by Pink Floyd.  We use the same amps, the same guitars—even the same cables.  This means we look and sound more like the real thing.
3. The right age:  We're not the same age as members of Pink Floyd are now; we're the same average age as the Floyd were on their late 70s tours.  This keeps us exciting and dynamic to watch, and helps us perform the songs like a real band instead of sounding like karaoke.
4. The right era:  Frankly, we are tired of tribute bands emulating Pink Floyd as they were on the PULSE tour in the 90s.  Instead we replicate the lights, look, and sound of the Floyd's stage show in the 1970s.  Of course, we still play songs from the 60s and 80s, but we do everything in the spirit of the band as they were at their creative peak in the 1970s. 
Formed in 2008 in Victoria, British Columbia, PIGS played in several venues throughout British Columbia and Alberta for the past 4 years, playing to sold out audiences. PIGS are bringing an epic and rare treat for Pink Floyd fans - the band will be covering 47 years worth of Pink Floyd's legendary repertoire from 1967 to 2014, ranging from the band's earliest release to their final album; from the psychedelic misadventures of Arnold Layne to the final float down The Endless River. In addition to classics from legendary albums such as Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall, the band have many surprises in store, including material that has rarely, if ever, been performed live by the real Pink Floyd. The band, and their lighting, sound and visual designers are all Floyd aficionados and are coming together to create a breathtaking audio/visual for what will be an incredible night. With over 150 concerts under their belt and currently evolving into a full time international act with an average of 100 shows a year, you will see why we are considered "Canada's Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute".
"A New Shade of Pink..." - Times Colonist
“One of the best shows I’ve seen”
GF – ‘You guys were amazing last night in Cranbrook. One of the best shows I’ve seen. Amy has an amazing voice gave me goosebumps. My parents loved it and they are both in their 80’s. Look forward to the next time we can see you guys. Well done.’
“Show was amazing 10/10”
DM – ‘They ROCK!!!! Nelson show was amazing 10/10’
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An Intimate Evening with Séan McCann

October 20 @ 7:30PM

Friday October 20 at 7:30 p.m. - Tickets $35
After 20 years of huge international success with Great Big Sea, Séan McCann left the band to wrestle with his personal demons, to find a way once again to make music that would connect, heal and bring happiness.  In 2014, he released the album “Help Your Self”, produced by Joel Plaskett.  The songs helped him deal with his issues of addiction and abuse and showed him how to find strength in pain.  It reminded him of the power of music which at one time would have been used to cast a Friday night spell over a sold out hockey arena on a Monday, but now finds him touring the country as a solo artist in intimate venues where he can sincerely connect with his audience in the way he always hoped to—face to face.  Séan has also found himself using music as therapy, working with people who face physical, mental, and addiction challenges, and has become a sought-after speaker trying to help others to help themselves find light through the darkness. 
Sean’s journey to find his own peace, love, and happiness continues through his new music. “You Know I Love You” is a happy collection of songs sung by a man intent on sharing his joy directly with you.  The Academy Theatre is an ideal intimate venue to hear Sean’s music and his inspiring message.  Come discover the two universal energies that remain constant in this world of change — Music and Love.

Pavlo in Concert With Special Guests

October 21 @ 7:30PM

Tickets $40
For being all instrumental, Pavlo’s Mediterranean music speaks for itself. Over the span of his 20-year career, Pavlo, the internationally renowned, award-winning recording artist, performer and songwriter, has released 10 albums of his own music, plus two collaborative projects, including 2015’s Guitarradas with Remigio Pereira of The Tenors, and 2009’s Trifecta with fellow guitar masters Rik Emmett and Oscar Lopez.
Born in Toronto to Greek parents, Pavlo has made a name for himself by offering a musical amalgam he simply calls “Mediterranean music” – a blend of Greek, flamenco, Latin, and even Balkan flavours, wrapped in contemporary pop. His music has taken him all around the world. Along the way he’s performed for royalty in the likes of Prince Charles and worked and toured with artists such as José Feliciano, Jon Secada, Olivia Newton-John and The Tenors.
It has never been more convincing, Pavlo is a true WORLD artist, and has become famous for bringing every audience to their feet.
Pavlo is currently on tour promoting his second PBS special “Live in Kastoria” Greece and is still driven by his father’s famous words:
“Have the courage to do what you love, and the drive to do it well.”