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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/

 

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

May 8 @ 7:00PM

Tickets are $12.00.   As part of the Academy and Kawartha Art Gallery’s "Films on the Scugog TIFF Series"! This film presents a surprising and informative account of the life of a woman formerly known only as a Hollywood glamour star.  Dismissed as merely a stunning beauty with no intellectual credentials, Lamarr’s brilliant engineering concepts proved to be hugely significant in today’s telecommunications technology.  Her story shows that scientific excellence has long been within reach of women, if given the opportunity to pursue it.
 
 

An Evening in Concert with HARRY MANX

May 13 @ 7:30PM

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
 

The Barra MacNeils - On The Bright Side

May 25 @ 7:30PM

Tickets are $57.50.  The Barra MacNeils are touring this spring in support of their latest release On The Bright Side, an exquisite collection of everything their fans love. It's an upbeat album, with fiddle tunes that you know will erupt into a flurry of step-dancing on stage. When Lucy sings the heart-wrenching Ribhinn Donn, whether or not you 'have the Gaelic', have a tissue handy. You'll need it. The distinctive family harmonies; an array of rhythmic instruments weaving through and around various themes—some decidedly classical but then, suddenly, very traditional Cape Breton; the lads singing a cappella; a thoughtful solo gradually merging into a frenzied all-hands-on-deck medley … it exudes the passion and energy familiar to anyone who has ever experienced The Barra MacNeils stage show. For the unfamiliar, critical acclaim says it all:  “a treasure of the East Coast, rich with tradition and unmatched in ensemble performance.” …  “The Barra MacNeils capture the feeling of 'close your eyes and you're there'.” …  “They play what they like and folks like what they play.” … “Moments of beauty as well as raucous memories like this can linger forever.” 
 
As always, the five MacNeil siblings—Lucy, Boyd, Stewart, Kyle and Sheumas—combine on a vast array of instruments including accordian, guitar, piano, fiddle, bodhran, mandolin, banjo, Celtic harp, tin whistles, bouzouki, flute … underpinned by the nimble-fingered Jamie Gatti on bass. If you’ve ever been wowed by their Christmas show, be prepared to have the wow factor raised exponentially as the band is unleashed from the strictures of the season. “Nothing but dumbstruck awe.” Don’t miss On The Bright Side with The Barra MacNeils! 
 
For more info & music clips, visit www.shantero.com or www.barramacneils.com 
 
Audio Clips 
 
http://www.shantero.com/Barraclips.html 
 

Menopause the Musical

May 29 @ 7:30PM

May 30 @ 7:30PM

COME CELEBRATE YOUR WOMENHOOD AND JOIN THE SISTERHOOD! 
 
On the heels of a sold out show last year, Menopause The Musical, featuring it's All-Star Canadian Cast is returning to Lindsay to delight audiences even more!
 
Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for over 16 years! 
 
HOT FACTS
• 6K women enter menopause each day 
• 1.7B menopausal women worldwide 
• 70M women are experiencing menopause in the US
• Nearly 11 million people in 13 countries (more than 350 cities) have attended the performance.  
• Longest running scripted musical in Las Vegas history
• Entertainers of the Year 2016 (Las Vegas) 
• Internationally, the show has performed in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, United Kingdom, South Africa and South Korea. 
• Stress reduction is advised for women who are going through The Change. Menopause The Musical® celebrates this time in a woman’s life with laughter and sisterhood. 
• Men Love It Too! During this hilarious production, men in the audience relate and begin to understand this time in their wives, sisters or mothers’ lives. 
 
For more information visit www.menopausethemusical.com. 
 
$68.00 VIP Experience = Best Seat + post show meet n' greet Q & A Session with cast + personal photo opp.
 
Adult tickets are $58.00
 
 

C'est La Vie

June 12 @ 7:00PM

Tickets are $12.00. As part of the Academy and Kawartha Art Gallery’s "Films on the Scugog TIFF Series"!
 
C'est La Vie!115 minutes.   Rated 14A
(In French with English subtitles)
 
Directing duo Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano (The Intouchables, Samba) serve up a delightful comedy about a long-suffering caterer hoping to get through one last, mishap-heavy dinner party.  C’est la Vie was the closing night gala film at last September’s TIFF in Toronto, and has been chosen by Films on the Scugog as a light-hearted entry into the summer season.
This effervescent comedy invites us to an opulent château to attend a très extravagant wedding, where the groom is an obnoxious tyrant, the band is at war with the organizers, and the chief planner is looking for the exit.
 
Max (Jean-Pierre Bacri) is a battle-weary veteran of the wedding-planning racket. His latest — and last — gig is a hell of a fête, involving stuffy period costumes for the caterers, a vain, hyper-sensitive singer who thinks he's a Gallic James Brown, and a morose, micro-managing groom determined to make Max's night as miserable as possible. But what makes the affair too bitter to endure is that Max's colleague and ostensible girlfriend, Joisette (Xavier Dolan regular Suzanne Clément), seems to have written him off, coolly going about her professional duties while openly flirting with a much younger server. It's going to be a very long night… especially once the groom's aerial serenade gets underway.
 
An Altmanesque ensemble work brimming with offbeat, lovable characters, and hilarious set pieces, C'est la vie! is a fiendishly smart, sprawling comedy as only the French do it. You will be laughing all the way down the aisle.
 
“…an expertly assembled, tartly played and hugely enjoyable romp” – Hollywood Reporter
 

Elton Rohn

June 16 @ 8:00PM

Tickets are $42.55 
 
Check out Elton Rohn’s website page and you are confronted with literally pages and pages of glowing testimonials from concert booking agents and festival promoters who have all experienced the Elton Rohn take on one of the world’s greatest rock superstars.
 
Be it a stripped down four-piece version or his full 11-piece orchestra, Elton Rohn (also known as Ron Camilleri) provides the full Elton John experience. From the visual effects of Elton’s outrageous costumes and backdrops to a superb sound system which creates the true aura of an Elton John concert, Elton Rohn in concert is as close as you can get to a real Elton John performance.
 
And the capper is Elton Rohn’s vocal performance and the vocal harmony support of his band. He really nails the songs and creates a concert experience that is truly captivating.
The ultimate compliment came during an Elton John Convention in Las Vegas when members of Elton John’s own band raved about Elton Rohn being the most authentic Elton John Tribute performance they had ever witnessed.
Don’t believe me. Just go to Elton Rohn’s website, eltonrohn.com, check out the videos, read the testimonials yourself. And if you happen to be a festival events coordinator or theatre/casino talent agent looking for a sure-fire guaranteed sell-out, contact Keith Sharp, Music Express Consultants at(416) 294-285, keith@themusicexpress.ca.
 
Elton Rohn is a captivating concert experience.
 

Broadsway

July 7 @ 7:30PM

Tickets are $35 for the orchestra level and $25 for balcony.  Broadsway … the brilliant combination of fabulous voices, clever arrangements, excellent music, and side-splitting humour!
 
Heather Bambrick (JUNO-nominee; National Jazz Award Vocalist of the Year), Diane Leah (Dora
Mavor Moore Award nominee), and Julie Michels (international artist) combine their respective
musical experience and influences in a show that is eclectic, funny, and very musical!
 
From the moment they first hit the stage together, Broadsway has been creating quite a buzz – as
well as a steadily growing fan base – in every venue they’ve played, from Roy Thomson Hall and the
Jazz Bistro in Toronto, to Birdland and the Metropolitan Room in New York. They’ve been featured in
some of Canada’s top Jazz and Cabaret festivals, as well as various concert series and feature
presentations. Their music brings together a repertoire that ranges from Jazz and Theatre, to Pop
and even Classical … all delivered with passion, power, poignance, and plenty of humour!
 
Broadsway released their debut CD Old Friends to rave reviews, and followed that up with seasonal
release The Most Wonderful Time … Maybe, hailed by CBC Radio (Canada’s national broadcaster)
as “a musical version of the best office Christmas party ever!” Their show has since expanded to
include Broadsway Sextet, including some of Canada’s finest musicians, and Broadsway with
Symphony, featuring gorgeous orchestrations of some of the Broads (and their fans’) favourite
arrangements.
 
Audiences, fans, and critics agree: Broadsway should never be missed!

Motown Gold

July 14 @ 8:00PM

"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"!
 
 
 

Keep The Faith - Bon Jovi Tribute

August 25 @ 8:00PM

Tickets are $35.00. Keep The Faith is THE Bon Jovi tribute providing you with the unequivocal live concert performance you come to expect at a Bon Jovi show. Every note, every move, every detail has been carefully crafted and choreographed to deliver to you the ultimate experience. 
 
While family friendly, this high energy, intensely interactive journey will take you back to the 80’s and 90’s with the big radio hits such as “Wanted Dead Or Alive”, “Livin On A Prayer”, “It’s My Life” and “Always” to name a few!
 
This show is also for the diehards too so don’t be surprised if you hear a few rare Jovi songs as well as covers that are performed at a Bon Jovi concert like “Hallelujah” and some “Old Time Rock n Roll”!! From their first self-titled album to ‘This House is Not For Sale’, we have all your Bon Jovi eras included into ‘One Wild Night’! 
 
So, be ready to join Jon Bon Jovi sound-a-like front man Chris Newman, whose looks have often been compared to Jon’s, and his incredible band for an amazing ride you will be talking about for a long time to come! 
 
http://www.keepthefaithtributeband.com/media/ 
 
Presented by Rhythmic Promotions
 
 
 

Lighthouse

September 21 @ 8:00PM

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Lighthouse was formed in back 1968 in Toronto and their music is known around the world. Their sound included horns, string instruments, and vibraphone; their music reflected elements of rock music, jazz, classical music, and swing. They won Juno Awards for Best Canadian Group of the Year in 1972, 1973 and 1974. Sit back and listen to the great music such as: 'Sunny Days', 'One Fine Morning' and list can go on and on. Amazing show at am amazing price!
 
Lighthouse has remained together since they reunited in 1992. Since that time they have recorded one new studio album, Song of the Ages, in 1996. The rhythm section for the ten-member group features the original founders, Jamie Prokop (drums), Hoffert (keyboards and vibraphone), and Cole (guitar) with Don Paulton (keyboard), Doug Moore (bass), and Dan Clancy (vocals). The horn section is made up of original member, trombonist Russ Little, Simon Wallis (saxophones and flute), Chris Howells (trumpet), and saxophonist Steve Kennedy who performed with the band at Ontario Place in 1982. Lighthouse continues to perform and create innovative works including a reunion concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra that was broadcast nationally, a tour of Brazil with an original multimedia stage show in collaboration with the Desrosiers Dance Theatre, and a series of concerts in which sections of the band performed in different locations across Toronto linked together by broadband cable. In 1995 Lighthouse was inducted into the Q107 Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
 

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.
 

Andre Philippe Gagnon

October 14 @ 8:00PM

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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.
 

Hotel California

October 20 @ 8:00PM

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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.
 

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!
 

“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.