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Brett Kissel - We Were That Song Tour

February 13 @ 7:30PM

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Brett Kissel - the CCMA Awards' reigning Male Artist of the Year - has announced a
three-month Canadian tour beginning in January.  Tickets for the "We Were That Song Tour" go on sale this Friday. Visit  for more ticket information.
Last month at the CCMA Awards in Saskatoon, Brett premiered his new single "We Were That Song" with a show-stopping performance live on the nationwide broadcast. Watch the music video for the song 
In addition to his second straight Male Artist of the Year win, Brett was also awarded
Music Video of the Year and Interactive Artist of the Year, bringing his career tally to 10
CCMA Award wins.
Country newcomer Dan Davidson**, who recently celebrated his first gold certified single with his hit Found, will join Kissel as a special guest on select dates on the tour.
"We Were That Song" is the first track to be released from Brett's forth coming third
major label studio album. More information on the new album will be released in the
coming weeks. Download/Stream: 
We Were That Song Live Nation Ontario tour dates:
February 11 - Chrysler Theatre, Windsor**
February 13 - Academy Theatre, Lindsay**
February 15 - Empire Theatre, Belleville**
February 17 - Danforth Music Hall, Toronto**
February 19 - Showplace Performance Centre, Peterborough**
February 20 - Sanderson Centre For the Performing Arts, Brantford**
February 22 - Georgian Theatre, Barrie
February 23 - Capitol Theatre, North Bay
February 24 - Fraser Auditorium, Sudbury
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Valentines’ Special - Love songs past, present and future

February 14 @ 7:30PM

Tickets are $25.00.  Part of our Upstairs Series!  In the Guild Room/2nd Floor Lounge!

Back by popular demand from their August show, Rob Barg and the delightful duo of Dale and Artemis will present some new material as well as longstanding romantic favourites.  Enjoy a special couples’ night in our Upstairs Lounge.

Only Yesterday - The Carpenters Story

February 17 @ 8:00PM

Tickets are $39.00.  Fans of 1970's pop music will remember "Only Yesterday" by The Carpenters, one of the best selling artists of all time.  Karen and Richard Carpenter had a distinctively soft musical style with incredibly warm vocals and wonderful piano artistry.  Come out and relive the music of The Carpenters with amazing costumes and dynamic onstage performances by Bruce Tournay and Heather Christine singing "We've Only Just Begun", "Rainy Days and Mondays", "Top of the World" and many more!  Get your tickets today!

The Academy Theatre Presents Beautiful Dreamers

February 24 @ 7:30PM

February 25 @ 2:00PM

The Academy Theatre presents Beautiful Dreamers
A celebration of the 125th anniversary
February 24 @ 7:30 pm and February 25 @ 2 pm
Tickets: Adults $25 Seniors $20 Students $10
Beautiful Dreamers celebrates 125 years of entertainment at this special century building. Through dance, drama, music, and film this show takes us on a tour through time, revisiting favourite moments, and honoring the role The Academy has played in fostering talent in our community. The Academy Theatre: A History features a roster of local talent including student and community actors, Triple Threat Theatre, The Lindsay Dance Studio, The Kawartha Male Chorus, The Riverside Barbershop Quartet, James Ursel and Friends, The Ken Atkinson Dance Company, The Central Senior Choir, violinist Ian Morrison, as well as soloist Sophia Mackey.
Join us for an unforgettable showcase of performances paying tribute to this special place.
The Saving, Sharing and Celebrating History New Horizons Project gratefully acknowledges funding support from Employment and Social Development Canada in the production of this show.


Abbamania and Night Fever

March 3 @ 7:30PM

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 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.
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


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 (presale); November 17 to 30th at Scotiabank Lindsay; Academy Theatre December 1st.


Four By Four

March 25 @ 3:00PM

An exciting tribute to the music of:
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!

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.
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