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Chow Down at the Harbourfront

Lunch At Allen’s is a musical powerhouse comprised of four remarkable Canadian talents: Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan and Ian Thomas.  As individuals, they have written for or sung on over 25,000,000 cds, penning hits for Josh Groban, Chicago, Bonnie Raitt, America, Santana, Cher and Rod Stewart, as well as Murray’s “Farmer’s Song,” Marc’s “Marina Del Rey” and Ian’s “Painted Ladies,” just to name a few.

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These artists have come together adding the incredible voice of Cindy Church (Quartette, Great Western Orchestra) to form Lunch At Allen’s. Their stage show is intimate and humourous, featuring many songs familiar to anyone who has turned on a radio in the past two decades.

“You would be hard pressed to find another Canadian ensemble with more collective depth of influence over Canada’s musical landscape than Lunch At Allen’s.” – The Beat Magazine

Lunch At Allen’s is at the Harbourfront Theatre on Sunday, October 29th at 7:30 PM.

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Belles Come Swinging

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2:00 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre

SPECIAL “PAY WHAT YOU WILL” PROMOTION!

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ONCE YOU’VE EXPERIENCED THE INFECTIOUS JOY, ENERGY AND MUSICIANSHIP OF THE SWINGING BELLES, YOU DECIDE WHAT, IF ANYTHING, TO PAY
ON YOUR WAY OUT AFTER THE SHOW!

The Swinging Belles, a JUNO award-winning swing band for kids from St. John’s, NL, are intent on getting both kids and adults to kick up their heels and have a swinging good time with the whole family!

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The Swinging Belles feature child educators and performers Laura Winter and Erin Power joined by guitarist extraordinaire Duane Andrews. This show is all about getting kids and parents out to have a dance and enjoy some swing country and jazz…kid style. As primary school teachers, both Laura and Erin know firsthand the joy that kids feel when they can boogie to some good time music, and as parents, Duane and Erin know the importance of enjoying the music that our kids are listening to! The show is packed with music, interactive storytelling and dancing…lots of dancing!

Both Erin and Laura have recently completed Masters degrees in Education and Folklore respectively. By night, the two are part of folk/country group The Dilettantes who have recorded 3 albums and perform in the local music circuit. Guitar guru Duane Andrews is an established international performer having performed on stages such as the Newport Folk and Montreal Jazz festivals. He is an accomplished composer and producer as well. This multi-award winning artist is thrilled to be able to bring his passion for Swing Jazz and NL traditional music to an enthusiastic young audience.

Awards/Nominations & Highlights
2016 JUNO WINNER – Children’s Album of the Year
2015 Canadian Folk Music Award WINNER – Children’s Album of the Year
2015 MusicNL Award Nominee – Group of the Year, Jazz/Blues Recording of the Year
2015 Intl’ Songwriting Competition Finalists – “Sock Gnomes” and “Some Monsters”

This tour is part of the Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) and RADARTS’ Canada 150 Performance Series. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada.

Claire Lynch Lands at Harbourfront

Long recognized as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch has had a career decorated with many accolades including three GRAMMY nominations, six International Bluegrass Music Association awards and the prestigious United States Artists Walker Fellowship, as well as membership in the Alabama Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.

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Dolly Parton credits Lynch with “one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today.” Her harmonies have graced the recordings of many stellar musicians, including Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Pam Tillis, Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea and Ralph Stanley. Equally gifted as a writer, her songs have been recorded by Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea, The Whites and many others.

Blazing her own trail in the mid 70′s when there were few role models for young women in the genre, Claire Lynch made history when she led the Front Porch String Band which evolved in the ‘80s and ‘90s into “one of the sharpest and most exciting post-modern bluegrass bands on the circuit.” She formed her own Claire Lynch Band in 2005 and has since consistently been a top pick of prestigious publications, critics and audiences across the U.S. and beyond.

DigitalJournal.com has listed Claire as “One of the 10 Best Angelic Voices of Our Time.” She has shared that honor with such luminaries as Judy Collins, Alison Krauss, Sarah McLachlan, Martina McBride, Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris.

Opening the show will be well-known PEI artists Katie McGarry and Dan Currie.

Singer-songwriter Katie McGarry can write a real, aching heartbreak song. She has a country/Americana feel to her music and a timeless voice that washes over her catchy melodies and sincere lyrics. Her last album, Waiting On, received four 2015 Music PEI award nominations, including Songwriter of the Year and Album of the Year and she took home the award for Country Recording of the Year at the annual Music PEI Country Jubilee. She was also one of six finalists in the 2015 Canadian Country Music Association’s Discovery Atlantic Program. Plans are in the works for a new recording from Katie in 2018.

The Claire Lynch Band is at the Harbourfront Theatre on Thursday October 12 at 7:30 PM.

It’s True, Rumours Rolling in to PEI

VaughnCo Entertainment is proud to present “Rumours” The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show based in Los Angeles, California.  The group recreates the legendary band in its youthful heyday from 1975-1979.

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After finding huge success in Los Angeles, selling out their regular Roxy Theater performances month after month, the band moved from the world famous Sunset Strip to casinos, theaters, and clubs all over America.

The band is comprised of vocalist/artist/actor Jesika Miller, vocalist/film maker/photographer Rebecca Fishman, drummer/actor Ned Brower (Rooney, Mike Viola, Dawson’s Creek), guitarist/producer/engineer Taylor Locke (Rooney, Taylor Locke and the Roughs), and bassist/producer/engineer Nic Johns (Ben Lee, Margaret Cho, Room 8)

Rumours has meticulously put together a show that spares no detail.  From period accurate equipment and costumes to spot on characterizations and musical performances, “Rumours” takes you back to a time when music was still an unbridled cultural experience and bands weren’t afraid to put on a show.

Relive the rock and roll magic with the “Rumours” The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show at the Harbourfront Theatre on October 10th at 7:30 PM

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The trio of award winning fiddler Kendra MacGillivray with long-time CBC Compass personalities Bruce Rainnie and Kevin “Boomer” Gallant have been a favourite of Harbourfront Theatre audiences for more than a decade. Rainnie chose the tongue-in-cheek title for the final show, and all three have fond words about the impending performance.

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Bruce: “It only seems fitting that we have one final farewell show at the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside. We’ve had such wonderful moments in that theatre over the years. One more show will be the perfect way to say, ‘Thank you, and hope to see you again.’ ”

Boomer: “It’ll be awesome to take the stage one more time with Kendra and Bruce. I anticipate lots of costumes, lots of laughs, lots of spontaneity and lots of great music. Can’t wait!”

Kendra: “The annual shows at the Harbourfront have always been my favorites. To have the chance to do one more is very special for all of us. We plan to make it very memorable.”\

End of an Error is at the Harbourfront Theatre September 30 and October 1 at 7:30 PM.

Canada, It’s Complicated Goes On Tour

The brand new comedy production Canada, It’s Complicated takes to stages across Canada this September!

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Written by Gemini award winner Mary Walsh and featuring our country’s freshest comedic talent, Canada, It’s Complicated combines satirical sketches and songs that examine the joys, foibles, tragedies and triumphs of Canada as it is today — and where it will be in the future.

Canada, It’s Complicated features the collaborative work of leading Canadian comedians, musicians and playwrights including: Mary Walsh, Derek Seguin, Quantum Tangle, Marie Clements and Mike Allison.

Headlined by players representing Canada’s broad cultural mosaic, the live performance will be accompanied by a soundscape and multi-media stage design by award-winning designer Félix Fradet-Faguy and Normal Studio of Montreal.

It’s Complicated is at the Harbourfront Theatre on September 27 at 8 PM.

Snowbirds in September

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 7:00 PM

Harbourfront Theatre
All Seats: Free, limit of 6 per party

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Join us for a FREE event to celebrate the snowbird lifestyle! Entertainment includes Canadian country superstar Michelle Wright, Scottish-Canadian tenor John McDermott, and the funny fisherman, Jimmy Flynn; event also includes a special presentation by Canadian Snowbird Association President Karen Huestis.

Sponsored by Medipac Travel Insurance and The Canadian Snowbird Association.

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Admission is FREE  – limit of 6 tickets per party, please!