On the Move East

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD, 8:00 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Seats: $42.00 (tax & fees included)

Jimmy Rankin: Moving East Tour 2018
with special guest Ashley MacIsaac

JIMMY RANKIN FROM NASHVILLE TO NOVA SCOTIA WITH NEW ALBUM, MOVING EAST BRINGS THE PARTY TO THE KITCHEN.

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Now this is big news. One of the true originals in Canadian music has moved from Nashville to Nova Scotia, and is celebrating with music only he could make. Jimmy Rankin’s new Moving East is pure East Coast, a homecoming album featuring true stories, tall tales and bittersweet ballads, and the classic folk-rock sound that Rankin helped pioneer.

Just at a time when people are searching out authentic cultural voices, strong stories and well-crafted songs, Rankin has made an unapologetically East Coast folk-rock record, with a raw, unsentimental and current edge. “I’m putting the party back in the kitchen” quips Rankin.

It’s called Moving East because that’s exactly what Jimmy’s done. He’s moved back to Nova Scotia after seven years living and working in Nashville. Hooking up with fellow Nova Scotian Joel Plaskett as producer, he’s made an album appealing to young and old alike, with songs running the gamut from gritty pub tunes to soulful ballads all featuring great storytelling and fine songwriting.

One of the most famed Canadian songwriters, Jimmy Rankin wrote such classic Rankin hits as “North Country,” “You Feel The Same Way Too,” and the Juno winning single “Fare The Well Love,” voted the #1 East Coast song of all time by CBC listeners across Canada. His own hits include “Followed Her Around,” “Morning Bound Train,” and “Cool Car.” Jimmy’s the guy who wrote “Mull River Shuffle” a Cape Breton anthem with an all-ages cult following, jamming dance floors and mosh pits at parties, weddings and raves as the last big song of the night.

Says Rankin, “With Moving East, I was trying to distil the fabric of Maritime culture into a musical collection replete with life’s highs and lows, and breathe life into stories that capture a feeling, a moment in time, live off the floor and organic.” It’s an album full of classic Cape Breton storytelling, unashamedly celebrating his moving back, and making the music he loves. Now that’s a homecoming.

About Special Guest Ashley MacIsaac

Ashley MacIsaac is widely considered to be one of the most celebrated Canadian roots musicians of all time, having sold over 500,000 albums to date. Since his first album in 1992, MacIsaac has garnered international acclaim by playing the fiddle in the traditional Cape-Breton style, while adding his own spin, mixing genres and updating Celtic music to appeal to a broader spectrum of fans.

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A Million Words and a Million Laughs

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16th, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Seats: $60.00 (tax & fees included)

RON JAMES…FULL THROTTLE!

Award-winning comedian RON JAMES has been selling out theatres for 15 years with his marathon, side-splitting, kinetically charged performances. Marshaling a comedian’s eye for satire and a writer’s ear for language, Ron takes his audience on a breath-taking, non-stop roller coaster ride, cutting a wide swath through contemporary culture with his razor-sharp ribald wit, uncompromising standards and unique, poetically honed delivery … a stand-out amongst ‘stand-ups’.

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With nine critically acclaimed one-hour comedy specials under his belt, plus five seasons starring in his own series, “The Ron James Show”, Canada’s #1 road warrior is back doing what he does best: delivering laughs face to face and coast to coast … a high octane Full Throttle ride!

“a man of a million words and a million laughs … genius” – Globe & Mail
“Utterly Brilliant” –  Ottawa Sun
“a unique brand of funny all his own” – Winnipeg Free Press
“hysterically funny … at the top of his game” – Toronto Star
“fits of helpless laughter” – Halifax Chronicle Herald
“funniest man in Canada” – Victoria Times-Colonist
“a wheezing, snorting, chortling, gasping night of hilarity” – Edmonton Sun
“fast, funny and smart” – Montreal Gazette
“simply the best” – Toronto Sun
“thunderous standing ovation” – Saskatoon Star Phoenix

Wasisname Is Back

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 8:00 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
REGULAR: $40.50 (tax & fees included)
STUDENT/SENIOR: $37.50 (tax & fees included)
CHILD (12 and under): $28.50 (tax & fees included)

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For 35 years, Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers have been touring Canada, splashing their unique taste of Newfoundland through more than 360 communities as far flung as Port Hardy, Iqaluit, Leading Tickles and Toronto. The flavour of the Buddy experience is one of home grown folk music, songs and humour. With poignant recitations, sublime song portraiture, beautiful traditional music and emotional travel anecdotes, liberally dosed with zany sketches and monologues to widen the emotional loop, their audiences are left teary eyed and simultaneously exhausted from laughter. All in all, the best two hours you’ll ever spend.

ABBA is Back, Revisited

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
Premium seating (Rows A-G): $50.00 (tax & fees included)
Regular seating (Rows H-T): $45.00 (tax & fees included)

ABBA Revisited is North America’s #1 tribute to ABBA!

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ABBA is one of the most popular groups in the world today. Their record-breaking hits continue to thrill music lovers of all ages. Since their first triumph at Eurovision in 1974, ABBA has sold over 400 million copies of their albums. Furthermore, new renditions of popular ABBA songs now permeate modern musicals and media, stimulating a new generation of ABBA fans.

In April of 2018, ABBA announced to the world their reunion after 35 years. They will be releasing two new songs in December of 2018. The group’s avatars will now perform “I Still Have Faith in You” on NBC and BBC specials later this year; meanwhile, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again premieres in June, proving that their brand synergy is truly thriving!

ABBA Revisited is North America’s #1 tribute to ABBA, and its members have been dazzling audiences across the globe since the year 2001. ABBA REVISITED recreates the magic of ABBA with authentic costumes, spectacular harmonies and note-perfect musicianship taking their audience on a musical journey back in time. From Vegas to Bermuda, Mexico to Dubai and Guatemala, ABBA Revisited recreated the show-stopping look and sound that ABBA fans around the world can’t deny! This show is a MUST-SEE!

When Pigs Fly

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
Premium seating (Rows A-G): $50.00 (tax & fees included)
Regular seating (Rows H-T): $46.50 (tax & fees included)
“A MUST-SEE FOR FLOYD FANS!!”

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PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd – OUTSIDE / IN Canadian Tour 2018
featuring a complete performance of THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Formed in 2008 in Victoria, British Columbia, PIGS: Canada’s Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute have spent over ten years perfecting their craft in front of sold out audiences throughout Canada. On their Outside / In Canadian Tour, PIGS are celebrating the 45th anniversary of THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON by performing it in its entirety as part of every show. After years of playing songs from throughout Pink Floyd’s vast catalogue, PIGS are excited to dig deep into the crucial years of 1970-1975 on this tour to really explore the history around some of the greatest music ever set to tape. As if that wasn’t enough, the band will also be performing selections from the rest of the Floyd discography, including a few special surprises from Floyd solo records!

Using authentic gear the band recreates the sound and live concert experience of 70s era Pink Floyd. Pink Floyd’s live show was always a huge part of their appeal – and PIGS have been working to keep that experience alive for generations to come. They have the voices, the mannerisms, the instruments, the lights, lasers, visuals, and the sound. The band and their crew are all Floyd aficionados and are thrilled to create for you an incredible night filled with music and the glow of a giant Mr Screen.

PIGS is the most authentic Floyd tribute act around, here to give you an incredible musical experience you will never forget.

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Proudly presented by Ghostfinger Productions www.ghostfingerproductions.com
Visuals by VJ Photon http://www.vjphoton.com

Canada’s finest tribute to Pink Floyd: A must-see for true Pink Floyd fans! Come prepared for almost 3 hours of flawlessly played music, lights, state of the art lasers and visuals.

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 7:00 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
Premium (Rows A-N): $49.00 (tax & fees included)
Regular (Rows P-T): $45.00 (tax & fees included)

You know it’s Motown when you hear it!

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Defined as soul music, Motown (Motown Records) was a driving force behind some of the biggest names in music. Individual artists and groups like: Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, and The Jackson 5, among many others, would come to be known as the Motown Sound in the sixties and seventies.

For the first time ever, Motown Soul brings you the exquisite vocal harmonies of Cathy Borges, Marlene O’Neill, and Amoy Levy, known as The Tonettes, performing alongside special guest performer from Las Vegas, Nevada, currently starring in his hit show from Bally’s Casino, the man with all of the moves, Grady Harrell. Together, the Tonettes and Grady will deliver a powerful and soulful performance as you have never heard or seen before, bringing you back in time to that special era when music and soul came together.

With songs like: “Higher and Higher” (Jackie Wilson), “My Girl” (The Temptations), “You Can’t Hurry Love” (Supremes), “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (Marvin Gaye), and “Natural Woman” (Aretha Franklin), you’ll be singing and dancing all night long to this timeless music when you hear it live with the Rockin’ Royals Showband.

Pay Steam PEI What You Will

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 7:30 PM* at the Harbourfront Theatre.

*Please note: an interactive lobby experience by STEAM PEI is open to the public from 6:30-7:30 PM and can be explored anytime within that hour. Video Phase’s performance starts at 7:30 PM.

TICKETS: PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL

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Video Phase: Lumens
A Harbourfront S.T.E.A.M. Event:
Featuring a special interactive lobby experience by STEAM PEI

How does Pay-What-You-Will work?
Step 1. Reserve your tickets online or at Box Office for no fee in advance of the show.
Step 2. Enjoy the show.
Step 3. Pay-what-you-will for your tickets at the end of the show. (Cash recommended. Credit cards accepted.)

About Video Phase
Based in Montreal, Canada, Video Phase is the result of the collaboration between two musicians-creators, Julien-Robert and Julien Compagne. Their goal was to develop a new kind of art that equally combines music, video, and technology. The duo creates a synesthesia between their musical and visual universes, one representing the other and vice versa. The visual component of their shows is totally interactive; this gives them the freedom to improvise and preserves the magic of live performance. With the use of technology, they seek to provide the audience with more than a regular concert – a real multi-sensory experience.

About Lumens
Lumens, the second original creation of the group, explores the link between virtual and reality by creating a 3D multi-screen environment projected in front of and around the audience. The two creators give life to music and image in real time, like an interactive musical video game. An immersive multimedia performance with musical instruments like drumpads, electronic instruments, laser frames, motion capture by Kinect, and even… water! A show you need to hear with your own eyes.

Harbourfront S.T.E.A.M Event

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) is an education model that allows people to better explore the world around them and create new and innovative ideas.

Join us before the show and explore music in a whole new way with a hands-on discovery display created by STEAM PEI open to the public from 6:30 PM-7:30 PM, and then see how music, video, and technology work together in Video Phase: Lumens from 7:30-8:45 PM.

About STEAM PEI
STEAM PEI inspires young Islanders to pursue learning and careers in science, technology, engineering, art, and math by fostering their curiosity and confidence through engaging experiential learning opportunities such as after-school classes, workshops, camps,
special events, and parties.