Liverpool Lads vs Jumping Jack

TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 7:30 PM

Harbourfront Theatre
Premium seating (rows A – G) $50
Regular seating (rows H-T) $45
tax and fees included

From the promoter who brought you ‘Rumours – The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show’and ‘Hotel California – The Original Eagles Tribute Show’, VaughnCo Entertainment brings you the ultimate ‘Beatles vs Stones Tribute Show’.

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A thrill-ride of a show! Don’t miss the story of the infamous rivalry between the two greatest bands of the rock & roll era.

The show begins with the Beatles in their famous black suits performing the songs that changed the world in so many ways. They are followed by the Rolling Stones, also in their early 60’s “look”, and featuring Mr. Brian Jones on his famous teardrop guitar.

As the show (and historical timeline) progresses, you will witness the Beatles in their Sgt. Pepper wardrobe, the Rolling Stones in mid-60’s psychedelic finery, and finally dressed in the fashions of the late 60’s/early 70’s.

The grand finale is a mash-up of both a Beatles and a Stones hit—yet another back & forth clash of these musical titans. The show culminates with a cast-member asking the audience, “Well, who do you think won tonight? Was it the Beatles or the Stones?” However, in the end, it’s the audience who are the true winners – having experienced such a magical performance!

If you didn’t see the Beatles or the Stones in the 1960’s – here’s your 2nd chance!

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Rosie Revs It Up

FRIDAY, APRIL 13th, 7:30 PM
Regular Tickets: $28.00 tax and fees included
Youth Tickets (18 yrs & under): $14.00 tax and fees included

Friday, April 13th, Harbourfront Theatre is going vintage for Rosie & the Riveters and invites you to do the same! Dress-up in your best 1940′s outfit and hit the town for a great night of music. 

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Rosie & the Riveters never planned to get political. But opening a newspaper or watching the news these days made it impossible to see the status of women around the world and stay silent. The result is Ms. Behave – a collection of gritty, sultry, vintage-inspired folk anthems that paint a portrait of a woman’s voice in a man’s world.

The band wrote over 40 songs in a cabin in Northern Saskatchewan before travelling to Toronto to collaborate with heavy-hitting Canadian songwriters like Royal Wood and Matthew Barber.  A quick read through song titles like “Gotta Get Paid”, “Let ‘em Talk” and “I Wanna be King” gives an idea of what they have to say. While their single, “Ms. Behave”, lays down a Bill Withers-inspired groove and rejects the policing of women’s behavior, “I Believe You” sprung from the outrage and sorrow they felt after hearing the recent avalanche of stories of sexual assault. Produced by Joshua Van Tassel (Sarah Slean, Rose Cousins, Great Lake Swimmers), their sophomore album echoes Aretha Franklin’s demand for R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

Rosie & the Riveters believe women are the world’s greatest untapped resource which is why they invest 20% of merchandise profits in microfinance initiatives through KIVA.org. They’ve helped women like Alice in Kenya expand her horticulture farm and Maria in Ecuador purchase a sewing machine for her tailoring business. To date, they’ve contributed almost $9,000 to over 180 projects around the world.

Their debut record, Good Clean Fun!, has an impressive list of accolades from sell-out shows across Canada to performing for British royalty and multiple nominations along the way. In 2016, they took home a Saskatchewan Arts Award, a prestigious recognition for emerging artists.

Rosie & the Riveters’ unmistakable visual branding of red lipstick, pin curls, and overtly feminine costuming may be deceiving, but this is not a throwback band. Ms. Behave embraces the feminist undertone of their moniker, Rosie the Riveter, in a way they hadn’t previously; one that allows them to shed their please-all attitudes, take a purposeful stance and dare be themselves. Listen closely to hear playfully defiant lyrics and confident talk-back harmonies. Every word, note, and movement in their live show is done purposefully to empower and challenge.

It’s Complicated

SATURDAY, APRIL 7th, 7:00 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
Regular Tickets: $20.00 fees included

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Awake tells the story of a group dealing with the sudden loss of their friend, Juliette Murphy. Through songs, stories, and humour, the group face their own insecurities about their choices and reflect on the fragility of life, the awareness of time, and the importance of friendship.

(16+) Contains mature themes & hilarity!

Get on Board

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4th, 2018,  11:00 AM

You’re invited to Harbourfront Theatre’s Summer 2018 Season Launch! 

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We’ve got big news. Be sure to join us April 4th at 11 AM to find out what we’ve got planned for Harbourfront Theatre this year.

When: April 4th
What Time: 11 AM
Where: Harbourfront Theatre’s Lobby on 124 Heather Moyse Drive, Summerside, PEI

Heading to the Jamboree

The 19th Annual Bluegrass Old Country Jamboree will be held on Saturday, March 24th at 7 pm at the Harbourfront Theatre.

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Join us for an evening of entertainment featuring The Oxbow Mountain Boys , Mark Boutilier from Nova Scotia, and PEI’s own Joe Casey and Westwind. Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Marilyn Singer.

From Smoky Wails to a Princely Baritone

THURSDAY, MARCH 15th, 7:30 PM
Regular Tickets: $32 (tax & fees included)

This March, Indian River Festival brings Digging Roots & William Prince presented with Confederation Bridge to Harbourfront Theatre.

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In Digging Roots, the husband and wife team of Raven Kanatakta and ShoShona Kish trade lead vocals and fluidly compliment each other’s strengths while going from whispery intimacies to smokey wails. Firmly inhabiting roots and blues, their music is an eclectic tapestry of light and dark sound with sweet harmonies and melodic accompaniments of ukulele, banjo, mellotron and of course Raven’s bombastic resonator guitar.

William Prince is a JUNO AWARD winning storytelling singer/ songwriter from Peguis First Nation who sidesteps cliches to provoke thought and facilitate discovery. His baritone vocals pay tribute to his late father, and his genuine delivery acknowledges the hundreds of hours he’s spent on stage.

This concert is being presented to you by the Indian River Festival in partnership with the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEILennox Island and Harbourfront Theatre.

The Indian River Festival appreciates the support for this concert from the Government of Canada, through the Department of Heritage and Canada 150, the Province of Prince Edward Island, the City of Summerside, RADARTS, the Atlantic Presenters Association and the Confederation Bridge.