Tag Archives: Darcy Campbell

Tuesday Night is Back

Tuesday Night LIVE! Series Presents P.E.I.’s Finest  

-New weekly Mainstage series includes Fiddlers’ Sons, Alicia Toner, OBEMBE, Logan Richard, and more!-

Darcy Campbell is thrilled to be injecting a little more musical night-life into the downtown this winter. Beginning February 23, Confederation Centre will be presenting the weekly concert series Tuesday Night LIVE! Each night sets the spotlight on a different Island artist, offering something new and dynamic on the Centre’s Mainstage—all for just $10.00. 

“I think our patrons will enjoy the mix of established artists, a few rising stars of the local scene, and some talent that may be ‘new-to-you’,” he reflects. “We’re doing this all within a safely and socially-distanced Mainstage Theatre, offering Islanders some excellent songwriters and full bands that they might not typically see on this stage.”

He continues, “We are also encouraging patrons to support our great local restaurants and consider a downtown dinner before the show.” 

Concertgoers can bring a receipt from a local restaurant to the Tuesday night show — from that same day – and be entered to win a $50 restaurant gift card. Front-of-House attendants will collect signed receipts pre-show and a live draw will be conducted from the Mainstage.

Tuesday Night Live! will kick off on February 23 with Island folk mainstays Fiddlers’ Sons. One week later, the Centre welcomes 2020 Music PEI Entertainer of the Year Cory Gallant. Gallant’s rich, soul-filled vocals have helped gain him national exposure through CBC Searchlight, the ECMA’s, and the Canadian Country Music Association.

The rest of March packs a punch with weekly concerts featuring Afro-fusion artist OBEMBE (Tues. March 9); Brandon Howard Roy (March 16); Alicia Toner (March 23); and Logan Richard (March 30). 

Concert tickets are on sale now for $10, all in, with no additional service charges. A limit of 200 tickets will be sold to each performance.

Theatre PEI

28660348_162333201093170_735205771249634989_n

Live at The Centre

Confederation Centre of the Arts launches Sobey’s LIVE @ The Centre’s 2018- 2019 season with an exciting and diverse collection of performances!

“This is a well-rounded season with something for everyone,” offers Darcy Campbell, Director of LIVE! @ the Centre. “The program includes A-list musicians, family entertainment, pay-what-you-will options, contemporary dance, and more!”

This year’s line-up includes Canadian and Atlantic Canadian artists and performers that truly showcase the wealth of talent in this country, including Brett Kissel, Serena Ryder, Alan Doyle, and comedian Jeremy Hotz, among many others.

 

Serena_Ryder_2___Super_Portrait

Brett Kissel is one of Canada’s leading country music artists and the recipient of numerous Canadian Country Music Association Awards (including Male Artist of the Year) and JUNO awards. He performs at Confederation Centre’s Homburg Theatre October 3 and tickets are now on sale.

Another exciting show in the lineup is Serena Ryder’s holiday performance on December 7. This must- see seasonal concert will feature music from her 2017 record Utopia with the song “Electric Love”. Ryder has won six JUNO awards, and her songs have been placed in more than 50 TV shows and commercials. Her single “Stompa” went platinum four times and has sold more than one million singles from her previous releases.

“This season provides engaging performances – both established and emerging – and keeps the Centre vibrant and accessible year-round. Because LIVE is not a long run of single shows, a great variety can be enjoyed. So, take a look and try something new this season — there’s so much to explore!” says Campbell.

More information and the full line-up of performers can be found on the Confederation Centre website. Tickets for Serena Ryder’s concert and for most other performances go on sale on August 8 with advance sale for Founders Circle members on August 6 and 7. Tickets can be purchased at Confederation Centre Box Office or online.

Special thanks are extended to the Government of Canada for their support of Confederation Centre and to LIVE! @ the Centre’s title sponsor, Sobeys. Appreciation is extended to media sponsors Ocean 100, Hot 105.5, and The Guardian.

 

When the Price is All in Your Head

LIVE @the Centre is taking a new approach to ticket pricing with a Pay What You Will (PWYW) offer to see Compagnia Baccalà’s  PSS…PSS on March 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the Homburg Theatre. This is the only stop in the Maritimes for the duo on their Canadian tour.

image004

“With PWYW theatre-goers of all walks of life can pay a price that is both fair and affordable,” says Darcy Campbell, Director for LIVE @the Centre. He goes on to explain, “By offering these special performances at a price our patrons set for themselves, we are hoping to reach new audiences.”

On the night of the show, patrons will receive an envelope to insert cash or use the slip inside to pay by credit card. Patrons are then asked to drop their envelopes in the bin located in the lobby, or hand them to staff who will be collecting them in baskets. 

Inspired by Chaplin, Keaton and the stars of silent films, this Swiss, two-man team gives a timeless performance of enthralling physicality and exquisite expression. Inventive, exciting, ridiculous, this breathtaking show of mishaps and acrobatics entitled PSS…PSS will have you laughing long after you leave the theatre. Winner of 15 international prizes, including the Cirque Du Soleil prize, PSS…PSS is brilliant, tender, hilarious and ingenious, and unlike anything you have ever seen.

Contact the Centre’s box office at (902) 566-1267, toll free at 1-800-565-0278, or online at confederationcentre.com to book tickets.

Special thanks are extended Sobeys the title sponsor for LIVE @ the Centre! Media sponsors are The Guardian, Ocean 100, and Hot 105.5. Thank-you to the Government of Canada for its support.

Mack Gets Nom Nod Again

For a second consecutive year The Mack theatre at Confederation Centre of the Arts has been nominated for Venue of the Year by a jury with the East Coast Music Association. A much loved Island venue, The Mack was selected as a top-5 finalist in this Atlantic Canadian-wide category, which also includes fellow PEI theatre Harmony House. The ECMA’s will be handed out in Sydney, Cape Breton, April 14-17, 2016.

image004

“On behalf of all management, staff, crew, and the board of directors at Confederation Centre, we are very honoured to be recognized with an ECMA nomination,” says Darcy Campbell, director of winter programming at the Centre. “We congratulate our fellow nominees and thank the many patrons who support us year-round through Sobeys LIVE at the Centre, The Charlottetown Festival, and many private bookings of this great space.”

A key part of Confederation Centre, The Mack is listed on TripAdvisor’s Top-15 things to do in Charlottetown. Upcoming performances at the 200-seat cabaret theatre include the dance umbrella musical Flapper!, singer-songwriter Ian Sherwood, Canadian pop star Royal Wood, and the musical Spoon River, playing July 6 to August 20 at The Charlottetown Festival.