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

Abbamania and Night Fever

March 3 @ 7:30PM

Blackrose ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS:
 
ABBAMANIA & NIGHT FEVER 
 
 
ABBAMANIA
 
ABBAMANIA is an all Canadian cast that is quoted as the #1 and largest production of ABBA in the world with a fantastic look, vocals and sound. A cast of studio musicians, ABBAMANIA recreates ABBA in concert. Their authentic costumes, vocal collaboration and stage performance exude an extraordinary re-creation of the magic and excitement of ABBA.
 
NIGHT FEVER
 
NIGHT FEVER is the ultimate tribute to the Bee Gees. This show takes you back to the sound and the look of one of the greatest Pop Bands in history, The Bee Gees. For five decades – a time span more than any other group in pop history – the Bee Gees outwitted the international music scene with their incredible tenacity to remain current through all the eras of contemporary music. It’s an all-around amazing show that captures the sound and look of the Bee Gees.
 
Night Fever performs all the Bee Gees hits including: “Night Fever”, “Jive Talking”, “How Deep is Your Love”, “You Should Be Dancing”, and “Staying Alive”.
 

Yuk Yuk's Comedy Event

March 8 @ 7:30PM

In honour of International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 8th...
 
The Kawartha Lakes Food Source is excited to present a Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Event headlining Adrienne Fish and Martha Chaves.
Adrienne Fish has been making her mark on Canada’s comedy scene. Based out of Toronto, Adrienne recently recorded her second nationally aired TV taping, has appeared on CBC’s The Debaters, and was nominated by NOW Magazine as Toronto’s Best Female Stand-up.
 
Martha Chaves is a busy comic.  With her infectious and candid style, she has captivated audiences worldwide!  She is a veteran of multiple Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival, and the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, she has performed for Peacekeeping Troops overseas, and to the The Nobel Women’s Initiative, a delegation of women led by Nobel Peace Prize winners (in Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala).
 
Her TV credits include two national comedy specials: COMICS! on CBC, and Something About Martha on CTV and The Comedy Network.  Martha is also a regular on CBC Radio's "Laugh Out Loud,", "The Debaters," and "Because News”.
 
"The Grande Dame of Canadian Comedy is without a doubt – Martha Chaves. Her wit is infectious; her style is delightful and when you work with her – you are assured professionalism. Martha has always made me laugh out loud, and she is a genuine asset to Canadian comedy" ~Tracy Rideout, Producer CBC Radio - Laugh Out Loud
 
Tickets are $35 (tax included) and all proceeds go to the Kawartha Lakes Food Source.  This is an age of majority event.  Thank you to 91.9 BOB FM for being our exclusive media sponsor!
 
Kawartha Lakes Food Source is a not for profit organization that has been serving the community for almost 15 years.  We are the warehouse that procures and stores food from reclamation and donations and supplies it on a fair share basis to the nine food banks within the City of Kawartha Lakes. 
 
We also support twenty-one schools with their breakfast/snack programs.  We rely solely on donations from the community and successful applications to foundations and grants – we do not receive support from any level of government.   
 
We thank you for your support!
 

Blue Rodeo - Presented by Women's Resources of Kawartha Lakes

March 22 @ 7:30PM

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

Tickets are $100.  This is a fundraiser for Women's Resources.

Blue Rodeo have been called “musical royalty in Canada”.  We can definitely agree.  Their induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2012 and receiving the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award in 2014 is tangible proof.  But all we really need is to listen to their classic songs that have been a comfortable part of our lives since the 1980’s and we are transported to another place and time.
 
With Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor’s vocals as true as ever, you won’t be disappointed.
All proceeds from this exceptional performance will be supporting Women’s Resources of Kawartha Lakes, a not-for-profit, charitable organization. For 27 years, Women’s Resources has been providing programs throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes to ensure that abused women and their children can get the help they need to lead lives free of abuse and violence.  Financial support from the community helps to supplement Ministry funding.
 
You will want to get your tickets early for this great performance.  The Academy Theatre has a scheduled renovation in December/January reducing seating capacity from 660 to approximately 520 seats.  Tickets will be available November 6 through BlueRodeo.com (presale); November 17 to 30th at Scotiabank Lindsay; Academy Theatre December 1st.

 

Four By Four

March 25 @ 3:00PM

FOUR BY FOUR 2018
DIRECT FROM LAS VEGAS
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND… 
 
An exciting tribute to the music of:
 
THE BEACH BOYS
THE BEATLES
THE BEE GEES
MOTOWN
 
Remember that incredible “feel good” music from days gone by? Well now you can experience it again, live, in a form that is as authentic as it can be! Back by popular demand from the creative team that brought you the hit show “OH WHAT A NIGHT!” (a musical tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons) comes the the latest concept in tribute shows – “Four By Four”.
 
Written by George Soloman, Directed by Michael Chapman, and Choreographed by Paul Holmquist, this stellar cast of four exciting performers presents the legendary hits of the most iconic musical stars of pop history all in one show instantly transforming you back to the days of The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Bee Gees and Motown. 
 
This exciting retrospective features over fifty legendary songs all in one Las Vegas style show – feel good songs like I Want To Hold Your Hand, Twist and Shout, How Deep Is Your Love, Stayin’ Alive, Surfin USA, Help Me Rhonda, Please Mister Postman, and Stop! In The Name of Love. 
 
The stars of “Four by Four” sing and dance their way through a musical journey, taking you back in time to a somewhat forgotten but always loved era. Informative and often humorous banter ties all of this extraordinary music together for an evening of feel good, raise-the-roof entertainment. 
 
“Four By Four”! There’s nothing quite like it!

Pearls - A Carole King Tribute

March 28 @ 8:00PM

Our show will take you back to the 1970s with a custom tribute to Carole King and her beloved lyrics and melodies. Experience a 'Beautiful' re-creation of the 3-time Grammy Award winning "Tapestry" album, plus chart-toppers written by Carole King, made famous by The Drifters, The Monkees, The Chiffons, James Taylor and many more! 
 
Want to feel the earth move under your feet? Check out the show at the Academy Theatre on March 28th at 8pm.
 

Bruce Cockburn: Bone on Bone Tour

May 4 @ 7:30PM

Tickets $60 and $50
 
Few recording artists are as creative and prolific as Bruce Cockburn. Since his self-titled debut in 1970, the Canadian singer-songwriter has issued a steady stream of acclaimed albums. Fall 2017 has seen the release of his 33rd album Bone on Bone.  There’s a prevalent urgency and anxious tone to much of the album, which Cockburn attributes to living in America during the Trump era. But, more than anything, Bone on Bone amounts to the deepest expression of Cockburn’s spiritual concerns to date. The 12-time Juno winner and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee turned away from traditional Christianity in the mid-1970s toward a quest for the more all-inclusive mysticism he documents in his memoir. And it’s that kind of spirituality that figures prominently in “Jesus Train” and “Twelve Gates to the City.” In “Looking and Waiting,” Cockburn sings of “scanning the skies for a beacon” from the divine.
 
Cockburn, who won the inaugural People’s Voice Award at the Folk Alliance International conference in February and was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in September, continues to find inspiration in the world around him and channel those ideas into songs. “My job is to try and trap the spirits of things in the scratches of pen on paper and the pulling of notes out of metal,” he once noted. More than forty years after embarking on his singer-songwriting career, Cockburn keeps kicking at the darkness so that it might bleed daylight.
 
Supporting Act - NEFE
 
Combined with the soulful power of Tracy Chapman, the uniqueness of Bruno Mars and a voice that can silence a room, Nefe is a burgeoning Canadian talent that is sure to take the industry by storm in the coming years.
 
Born Sarah Jea Felker, Nefe is a singer/songwriter hailing from the small Southwestern Ontario city of Guelph. Adopting her name from Queen Nefertiti, Nefe stands to lead and empower women and men to accept their real beauty, not succumbing to the pressures of perfection defined by today's media culture.
 
Though Nefe's soft spoken appearance eludes many, she is loud on the inside, with a rich soul, expressing her voice through her music.
 
Visit NEFE's website at http://www.nefemusic.com/

 

An Evening in Concert with HARRY MANX

May 13 @ 7:30PM

Tickets On Sale Friday, March 2nd!!  Tickets are $48.75.
 
Harry Manx speaks to the soul with his calm spirituality and distinctive sound.  Dubbed the essential link between the music of East and West, he is a master of the musical short story that seamlessly weds the tradition of the 'earthly' American Blues with the depth of classical 'heavenly' Indian ragas.   A dedicated performer and prolific artist, he has released fourteen CDs, including the recent Faith Lift, garnered a serious stack of awards and toured extensively across Canada, the US, Australia and Europe, playing in soft seat theatres, prestigious festivals and first-rate blues clubs.
 
 Whether playing the Mohan Veena (a 20-string sitar/guitar hybrid), lap steel, harmonica, stomp box, dobro, banjo or cigar-box guitar, Manx draws audiences in to ‘the Harry Zone”—a meditative introspective place—and then pulls them back to ‘now’ when he moves to more Western music His signature “mysticssippi” style … a blend of Indian folk melodies and slide guitar blues, with a sprinkling of gospel, distinctive hypnotic vocals and poetic lyrics … is  a well-tested recipe that goes down easy and leaves listeners hungry for more.
 
 “A modern day troubadour, Manx sings with an intimate, quiet warmth that makes his shows mesmerizing. The subtle interplay between the haunting notes of the sitar and the gentle, rhythmic groove of the blues gives his songs a beautiful sensuality that defies comparison.” - Eugene Weekly 
 
“Manx’s real skill lays in creating a rare musical place where blues, country, folk and Indian classical music co-exist as some spirit force.”  - Downbeat Magazine
 
“Canada’s most versatile and expressive blues player” - Billboard Magazine
 
Video clips 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO73Fczq9IM  
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn17wun1FEc  
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnFi23TmWXY  
 
For more info visit www.shantero.com or www.harrymanx.com
 

Motown Gold

July 14 @ 8:00PM

[ Tickets Available Soon ]
"Motown Gold" celebrates the incredible songs and stories of the legendary record label from Detroit that launched the careers of The Temptations, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and more! "Motown Gold" features outstanding live musical performances with soulful lead vocalists backed by the renowned Rudy & The Angels band. This audience interactive show will have the audience singing along, clapping their hands in rhythm and even getting up to dance to the infectious Motown groove! Song highlights include "My Girl" "Stop! In the Name of Love" "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" "I Can't Help Myself" and of course, the amazing duet "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". Get your tickets today and "Get Ready" for a special ONE NIGHT ONLY trip to Hitsville, USA!  
 

The Eagles "Greatest Hits...Live"

August 11 @ 8:00PM

The Eagles "Greatest Hits...Live" celebrates the incredible music of legendary 1970s Country-Rock group “The Eagles”.  This audience-interactive show is comprised of some of Canada’s leading session musicians, who perform all of the legendary hits from the Eagles extensive career with soaring vocal harmonies and sizzling hot guitar solos.   The evening will be comprised of two sets, with the first half featuring all the songs from the multi-million selling album “Eagles Greatest Hits 1971-1975.” The second half features more classic hits from the band's later years, including solo hits made famous by Don Henley and Joe Walsh. Don't miss your favourites including "One of These Nights," "Desperado," "Heartache Tonight" and of course, "Hotel California"!