Brett Kissel

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Price – $52.50 + ticket service fees
 

There must be something in the kick drum drumming, there must be something in the guitar strumming.”  It’s tempting to describe the chorus of Brett Kissel’s latest smash single, “Airwaves,” as what’s gotten him to this point, but that barely scratches the surface of the artistic growth Kissel displays on his new album, Pick Me Up. The pride of Flat Lake, Alberta has already reached a place very few other Canadian country music artists have attained, but defying the odds has been Kissel’s mission his entire life, the result of a tireless work ethic instilled while growing up on his family’s farm. Following the incredible success of his 2013 major label debut, Started With A Song, Pick Me Up shows that, like a thoroughbred just out of the gate, Kissel is hitting his stride.  The JUNO and CCMA-Award winning Kissel is indeed adding his unique artistic perspective to the rich musical tradition that has inspired and sustained him for as long as he can remember. On Pick Me Up, there is no disputing he now belongs to that tradition and will continue adding to it for years to come. 

Direct Support – Runaway Angel

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Ziggy Stardust

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Classic Albums Live presents David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars
Thursday, February 2 @ 8 p.m.
Price – $36.00 + HST + ticket service fee
 
The world’s greatest albums, Live on Stage. Note for Note. Cut for Cut. Blast back to the past with pitch-perfect, gimmick-free performances.
Classic Albums Live and its roster of A-list musicians from across the country perform rock favourites exactly as you remember hearing them. 
In 2016 we have lost many amazing performers including David Bowie.
Bringing Bowie’s masterpiece, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars album, to life on the stage of The Empire will be one of the highlights of 2017.
In typical Classic Albums Live tradition..the first set of the evening will be the recreation of this spectacular album and the second set will be a collection of other David Bowie hits and deep cuts.
Don’t miss this!

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Colin James

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Colin James  Blue Highways Tour
Monday, February 6 @ 8 p.m.
Price – $46.00 + HST + ticket service fee
Critically acclaimed, Juno Award winning singer-songwriter Colin James has announced ross Canada tour dates in support of his new album Blue Highways.  Blue Highways pays tribute to some of the singer/guitarist’s long time blues idols including Howling’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Freddie King, Jr. Wells & Buddy Guy, Peter Green,  Robert Johnston and William Bell to name a few.   This is the record Colin had been itching to make for years – a collection of some of his favourite blues tracks.  “My band and I are really excited about playing some of these great blues songs for live audiences across the country.”  Said James of the tour.

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ABBAMANIA

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Bounty Enterprises Presents ABBAMANIA
with special guest tributes of Adele, Paul McCartney & the BeeGees

Date: February 11,  2017
Showtime: 7:30 p.m.
Price:  $30.31 + HIST + ticket service fee

Abbamania is the world’s number one production of Abba. The show consists of studio musicians that recreate Abba live in concert. They are the only Abba production to perform twice for the cast of Mama Mia.  Hear the hits from “Waterloo, S.O.S to Dancing Queen”. Also on the same show is Night Fever as the Bee Gees.  With all the high harmonies and stage presence of the Bee Gees, they will be performing songs from “Jive Talking, Too Love Somebody, Stayin’Alive to You Should Be Dancing” plus many more. Abbamania and Night Fever perform over 200 concerts year and they will take you back in time when Abba and The Bee Gees ruled the pop music world. Two great shows on one stage.   Special Guests are The Adele and The Paul McCartney show. 

New York Times- “Vocally superb”
Rolling stone Magazine –“Abbamania and Night Fever are incredible”
Cast of Mama Mia- “Abbamania is ABBA”

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Murray McLauchlan

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Shantero Productions presents Murray McLauchlan
Thursday, March 2 @ 7:30 p.m.
Price – $45.00 including HST + ticket service fee
Murray McLauchlan is one of Canada’s most highly regarded singer/songwriters, and with good cause. Over a 40-year career, he has released 18 albums and been awarded 11 Junos. His songs Farmer’s Song, Down by the Henry Moore, Whispering Rain and Sweeping the Spotlight Away are now considered Canadian standards. Murray is also a painter, an author, an actor, a radio host; he’s been bestowed an Honourary Doctor of Laws and appointed to The Order of Canada. That’s quite a ride. Yet some may wonder where he’s been of late. Murray did tour in support of his 2012 critically acclaimed release Human Writes, but then decided to take a break. Other interests prevailed and he restricted his touring to shows with Lunch At Allen’s, the supergroup he co-founded, whose members also include Ian Thomas, Marc Jordan and Cindy Church.  But now Murray is on the road in his own right once more. Here’s what he has to say: “As a songwriter I know that it’s not enough to sit in your kitchen and write. Your songs need to be heard. Music is a communicative art and if it isn’t brought in front of people there is no way to tell if that end has been met. I like to think of a concert tour as a kind of roving gallery to test your art and your ideas. I try to do my very best to make it worthwhile for folks to be there and to perhaps look at things in a new way when they leave.”  And this, in a nutshell, is the Murray McLauchlan concert experience.

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Matt Andersen

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Shantero presents Matt Andersen
Saturday, March 25 @ 7:30 p.m.
Price – $45.00 including HST + ticket service fee

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A powerhouse performer, Matt Andersen’s “fingers sail over his acoustic guitar strings with the speed and grace of a hummingbird,” he has a giant yet soul-filled and passionate voice, and a commanding stage presence. In a word, Andersen is awesome! With over 5 million views on YouTube, independent album sales topping 30,000, a European Blues Award, Maple Blues Awards and Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge, Andersen’s worldwide fan base shows no signs of slowing down.  Since the release of Weightless in early 2014, Andersen has received a Juno nomination for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year, a CIMA Road Gold award, and a Maple Blues Award for Male Vocalist of the Year.  His ninth full-length album Honest Man, was released to rave reviews via True North Records earlier this year: “ Honest Man is an album full of transcendent musical moments.”  Fans can continue to depend on Andersen delivering the electrifying, jaw-dropping shows which have traditionally given rise to spontaneous mid-set standing ovations. The London Times says, “Canada’s greatest guitarist made one acoustic guitar sound like a fully staffed band. Outrageous skill and contagious joy!” But, perhaps his shows are best summed up by a reviewer for exclaim.ca,who writes: “It’s rare to see someone so accomplished make something look like it could be so effortless, but between his voice, his guitar work and his songwriting talents, Andersen pulls it off.” … and that sums up a Matt Andersen concert perfectly!

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Alan Doyle

Alan Doyle & the Beautiful Gypsies
Saturday, April 1 @ 8 p.m.
Price:  $43.00 + HST + ticket service fee

Alan Doyle, actor, producer, best-selling author, and best-known as lead singer for Newfoundland’s beloved Great Big Sea these past 20+ years, released his second solo album, So Let’s Go, in January 2015. Title-track lead single So Let’s Go, is a rousing rallying cry that’s only further proof of Doyle’s ability to draw the listener under his banner. Equally adept at drawing a crowd, Doyle & the Beautiful Gypsies are taking their energetic show across North America and to Europe in 2017.

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Quinte West … Hops On The Water

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Quinte West  Hops On The Water

Saturday, April 22 2017
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Quinte West and Empire Productions host Quinte West … Hops On The Water at the Trenton Farmers’ Market. The outdoor family­ friendly festival will boast samplings from craft breweries, wineries and cideries in the Bay of Quinte region, greater Southeastern Ontario area and Prince Edward County plus inspired street foods and live entertainment.  

Advance Tickets  – $20.00 (includes 2 tokens)
Day of Tickets (April 22) – $25.00 (no tokens)
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Bubble Guppies

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Bubble Guppies Ready To Rock
Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.
Price – $26.50 including HST + ticket service fee

What time is it? It’s time for Bubble Guppies! Dive into a bubbly world of learning and laughter with Nickelodeon’s Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock. Koba Entertainment is making a splash with its theatrical tour starring the lovable guppy friends! Put on your water-wings and jump into a swimsational musical adventure! The Bubble Guppies are getting ready to rock n’ roll with some totally fin-tastic tunes, but when a special band member goes missing, the show can’t go on! With a little help from Mr. Grouper, and giggly little fish, Molly, Gil, and the whole gang embark on an adventure as they search every corner of their underwater world for their missing friend! Featuring rockin’ music, comedic high jinks, and audience participation, the Bubble Guppies will leave no stone unturned and no bubble left un-popped in order to get the show on the road.  Including a wave of playful characters, energetic song and dance, and theatrical magic, Nickelodeon’s Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock will have kids, parents, and grandparents singing and dancing along with this rockin’ interactive show!

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Freddy Vette

Freddy Vette with The Commodores Orchestra
 
Saturday, September 16 @ 8 p.m.
 
Price:  $39.00 + HST + ticket service fee
 

Mr. Rock & Roll, Freddy Vette, joins forces with The Commodores Orchestra! The 17 piece Commodores Orchestra is Canada’s oldest continuously-operated big swing band(1928).
Freddy has been rocking and rolling on stage and on the air at CJBQ and now he’s ready to rock the big band!  Don’t miss the music of Elvis, The Beatles, The Four Seasons, Buddy 
Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis like you’ve never heard it before! Freddy says,  “I am excited and honoured to perform with the longest running big band in the universe! It’s going to ROCK!!!”

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