$20 Advance $22 at the door
Saturday September 23, 2023
Backdropped by a selection of quilts she has made Lesley Andrew, a very funny woman will present an evening of song and stories from a life of sewing, singing, teaching and life.
Lesley Andrew is a versatile Canadian soprano known for her remarkable vocal range and genre-spanning performances. She has been a soloist with prominent Canadian orchestras and choirs, including the Vancouver, Windsor, and Kitchener-Waterloo symphony orchestras, among others. Andrew's recordings have graced CBC Radio, highlighting her diverse repertoire, which ranges from opera and oratorio to jazz and show tunes. She often switches between soprano and alto roles, showcasing her adaptability.
After her undergraduate studies, Andrew enjoyed an extensive tenure at the Stratford Festival, participating in various productions. Her theater credits extend to directing and performing in operas and musicals. She has embarked on multiple concert tours worldwide, including Argentina, Europe, and the US. An award recipient, Andrew also offers masterclasses and adjudications globally.
She's established Dream in Progress Productions, running voice and drama studios in London and Windsor, Ontario. Andrew is a sought-after motivational speaker and television guest. Her pedagogical involvement encompasses visually impaired children's art programs. Amidst her teaching commitments, Andrew remains active as a soloist, recital artist, stage director, and performer in diverse operatic roles.
$25 Advance $28 at the door
Saturday October 14, 2023
If you're a fan of Blue Rodeo, you won't want to miss Diamond Mine, the ultimate tribute band that's capturing the hearts of audiences. Barry James Payne, former guitarist in Rant Maggie Rant and frontman of his own project String Bone, started Diamond Mine to perform at a fundraiser. He rounded up some great musicians and they tore the house down having a load of fun in the process.
In a world where the music scene is constantly evolving, with their passion and musicianship, they have captured the soulful, country-inspired sound that made Blue Rodeo a beloved icon of Canadian music. From "Try" to "Bad Timing" to "Lost Together," Diamond Mine transport listeners to a different time and place, evoking memories and emotions with every note. But what sets Diamond Mine apart is their passion for the music they play. Close your eyes and you'll hear Jim & Greg singing those unmistakable harmonies. They don't just perform the songs – they embody the spirit of Blue Rodeo, creating a truly immersive experience for their audience. With their incredible musicianship and powerful vocals, they bring the soulful, heartfelt sound of Blue Rodeo to life.
In a world where the future of live music is uncertain, Diamond Mine offers a much-needed reminder of the enduring power of great music. Don't miss your chance to experience this unforgettable tribute to one of Canada's most iconic bands. Whether you're a die-hard fan of Blue Rodeo or just appreciate great music, this is a show you won't want to miss. So mark your calendars, get your tickets, and prepare to be swept away by the magic of Diamond Mine.
$25 Advance $28 at the door
Saturday November 18, 2023
Barry James Payne & String Bone: Singer Songwriter - Americana to the bone, Canadiana in the heart & soul
Dive into the rich tapestry of sound woven by Barry James Payne & Stringbone as they take you on a captivating musical journey. This talented ensemble brings together a fusion of genres to create a truly unique and immersive concert experience. With a rock-blues stomp or a two-step Alt.country shuffle StringBone's music is infectious for tapping feet.
Hailing from London, Ontario, Barry James Payne has carved a remarkable path through the Canadian music landscape. His musical odyssey has led him from vibrant cities such as Vancouver and Toronto to the creative hubs of Montreal and Stratford, where he currently calls home. This journey has been marked by an unwavering passion for music and a relentless pursuit of artistic expression.
Barry's diverse musical background is exemplified by his role as a core member of Rant Maggie Rant, a prominent Canadian Celtic-Roots supergroup. Over the span of 12 years, he graced stages across Canada and the United States, collaborating with orchestras, performing in theatres, and enchanting audiences at festivals. His contributions to the group's recordings and his production prowess have left an indelible mark on their musical legacy.
UPSIDE OF MAYBE is an award winning, roots based pop/rock group from Stratford, ON. They have toured throughout Canada and are known for their tight harmonies, infectious story telling, crafty songwriting and engaging live shows.
From small pubs and intimate house concerts, to rowdy festivals and concert halls - when Upside of Maybe takes the stage it's all about creating a memory and capturing a moment.
"Our relationship with our fans is always at the heart of what we do," explains lead singer Michael Bannerman "When we hit that stage it's about connecting with the audience through the music. Not just performing. Not just entertaining... but really connecting."
The band's style has evolved greatly throughout its career and its music, which began as exclusively acoustic, quickly grew to encompass a mixture of a wide array of styles including pop, rock, folk and roots. They are most often billed as an "alt rock" band.
Upside of Maybe has released a number of EP's and full length projects. They are currently in the studio working hard on a new recording and are excited to share some of the new material when they hit the road. Be sure to catch them live when they come Ye Olde Towne Hall in Ailsa Craig November 18th!
Saturday December 2, 2023
Step right up and join us for a Mardi Gras Murder Mystery Fundraising Dinner!
On December 2nd, 2023, you're cordially invited to a night of mystery, intrigue, and murder, all in the name of a good cause. Come and get ready to solve a thrilling whodunit that will keep you guessing until the very end.
Tickets are only $40 per person, and all proceeds will go towards supporting Ye Olde Towne Hall. You'll be treated to a sumptuous dinner, including delicious Creole and Cajun cuisine, as you mingle with other guests and try to figure out who the killer is.
Will you be able to uncover the clues and solve the mystery before it's too late? Or will the killer strike again? There's only one way to find out.
So gather your friends, put on your best masks, and join us for an unforgettable evening of murder and mayhem. Don't miss out on this chance to support a great cause and have a blast while doing it. Get your tickets now before they sell out!