Blackie and the Rodeo Kings
Sunday, October, 2
Now into their second decade and with one JUNO award and several JUNO nominations under their belts, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings has organically evolved into one of the finest roots-oriented bands in North America. They have released seven CDs and gradually developed a feeling of brotherhood manifested in a sense of groove, liberal blend and melodic and rhythmic play that is distinctive, mystical, energizing and constantly evocative. Blackie and the Rodeo Kings remains one of Canada’s greatest musical treasures.
Opening for Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.
From a baby sitting on the recording console at Sony Music in Toronto, Thompson Wilson has been immersed in music his entire life. Since that young start, Thompson grew to be a dynamic
musician, achieving an incredible collection of music business milestones and a loyal following with his band Harlan Pepper. Thompson’s songwriting is critically acclaimed and has been recorded by notable Canadian musicians such as Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, LeE HARVeY OsMOND and Colin James. Thompson’s solo performance is not to be missed - with his powerful presence and haunting songs he is meant to be centre stage.
Accidental Humour: Cowboy, A Cowboy Story
Friday, October 7
Accidental Humour Co is a collective of artists, actors, writers and dreamers based out of Edmonton, Alberta. Together they create hilarious, exciting and innovative theatre shows that blend live-action antics with high-octane video projection. Cowboy, A Cowboy Story is a dusty romp through a wild frontier with gunfights, train robberies and shameless innuendo.
The Trews - Electric
Monday, November 21
A fully electric rock show; this is going to be epic! Judging by the boldness of their choices, you’d never guess the Trews are 12 years, five studio albums and thousands of gigs into their highly celebrated career. The band will be playing tunes from their newest CD, Time Capsule, a "best-of" compilation and a snapshot of the band at their peak.
Fred Penner Christmas with the Airdrie Children's Choir
Saturday, November 26
A gentle giant with kind eyes and an undeniable ability to make you feel good about yourself, this musical master brings 25 years of commitment, consistency and depth to a career that skillfully blends the many genres of performing and communication. Dubbed “Mr. Multi-Media" by Billboard Magazine, his diverse repertoire includes a prolific 12 Children’s Albums, countless energetically packed live shows for throngs of eager audiences across North America, composing the music for APTN/YTV’s Tipi Tales, and writing the score and hosting the TV documentary The Simple Way (focused on the relevant, world-wide topic of voluntary simplicity). He has, without a doubt, established himself as a fundamental part of the North American family entertainment scene.
Celtic Tenors - Christmas
Thursday, December 8
The Celtic Tenors have established themselves as the most successful classical crossover artists ever to emerge from Ireland. In 2000, following an impromptu audition at EMI in London, the Celtic Tenors were signed on the spot to an international record deal, a highly unusual event that was the talk of the music industry. The Celtic Tenors’ live show is an experience overflowing with vitality and variety from start to finish and leaves the audience thoroughly uplifted.
Saturday, January 14
During the course of this 75 minute one man masterpiece the audience learns about Henry Waltrip (the Nashville Hurricane) from his humble trailer park beginnings alongside his white trash mother, Brenda to the crazy gigs on the road with his blues playing mentor, Tyrone. The stories and songs unfold into hilarious rants on love and music, a riveting tale involving the dark side of show biz, and blazing guitar work any audience is sure to rave about such as the finale; a one man acoustic ‘Devil Went Down to Georgia.’
International Guitar Night
Saturday, January 21
Each year, International Guitar Night's founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries from around the world to join him for special concert tours highlighting the diversity of acoustic guitar. From 2017, Gore has chosen Italy's innovative contemporary guitarist Luca Stricagnoli; brilliant young Brazilian composer/performer Chrystian Dozza, and India's ground-breaking slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya.
George Canyon - Acoustic
Friday, February 10
Canadian country music legend George Canyon is continually melding his love of family with his passion for music; his integrity and dedication to his family are reflected through the songs he writes and the stories he tells. A multi-JUNO award winner and PLATINUM selling artist, Canyon’s latest album I Got This finds him back in the saddle; a culmination of two years of writing, and working with incredibly talented writers, producers and musicians. Showing no signs of slowing down, Canyon is hot off the heels of his near 40 date “Jekyll and Nothing To Hide” 2016 cross Canada tour.
Dufflebag Theatre presents Peter Pan
Sunday, March 5
Since 1992, the Dufflebag Theatre has been celebrated at festivals and schools. Actors retell the original adaptations of select fairytales and Shakesperean classics with humour and a twist. Before your eyes, audience members join in on the action. This unpredictable performance is a hilarious experience for all ages where the dream of living a fairy tale comes true!
Thursday, March 9
The Leahys is a Canadian powerhouse of six musical siblings who have been playing together their entire lives. This family of instrumentalists, singers and dancers brings a rare level of originality and musicianship to the stage. This originality includes music that The Leahys writes, arranges, and produces. Known for their unique blend of musical styles and genres, their repertoire is more distinct than ever.
Prairie Mountain Fiddlers
Saturday, April 1
Back by popular demand! This will be a foot-stomping, toe-tapping afternoon full of good old-time fiddle music. This group plays for the people and for their love of the music. It is just good old fashioned fun!
Peter N' Chris: The Mystery of the Hungry Heart Hotel
Saturday, April 8
Peter n’ Chris (Peter Carlone and Chris Wilson) are a three time Canadian Comedy Award winning sketch troupe from Vancouver BC. The duo has been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for “Best Sketch Troupe”, won Audience Choice at the Toronto SketchFest and earned Just For Laughs - Best Comedy in the Montreal Fringe. The story focuses on Peter and Chris, two hapless everymen who become stranded on the side of a spooky highway. Their only option is to take shelter at the mysterious Hungry Heart Motel.
Nose Creek Players presents Anne of Green Gables
Friday, May 26, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 27, 2:30 p.m.
Your community theatre company, Nose Creek Players, is proud to present Lucy Maud Montgomery’s iconic tale of Ann Shirley. This beloved Canadian yarn tells the story of an imaginative red-haired girl searching for a place to belong; for her kindred spirit. Bring your kindred spirits to Bert Church Live Theatre as Nose Creek Players bring everyone’s favourite story to the stage!
There are no events for the month of October.