Lighthouse

Lighthouse
Friday May 2, 2014 @ 8:00 p.m.

Celebrating 45 years of unparalleled rock & jazz fusion success! Canada’s Lighthouse exploded on the music scene in 1969, ( which included the band’s N.Y.C. debut at none other than the legendary Carnegie Hall). Still vibrant and important to the musical landscape, Lighthouse continue on with their acclaimed fusion of rock, jazz, classical and swing…featuring original members Skip Prokop (drums & vocals), Paul Hoffert (keyboards,vibes & vocals), Ralph Cole (guitar & vocals) and Russ Little (trombone). “One Fine Morning”,”Hats Off (to the Stranger)”,”Sunny Days” & “Pretty Lady” are just some of the classics that you will experience.

Ticket Pricing:
$37.75 + HST + ticket service fee.

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Coming Home with The Wilkinsons, An Evening of Entertainment in support of The James Fund

The Wilkinsons
Saturday May 3, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.

Experience a rare reunion of The Wilkinsons, a band of local pride that has achieved international success with 13 Canadian Country Music Awards, one Juno Award, and two Grammy nominations with hit singles “26 Cents” (#1 on Canadian country music charts, #1 on the R&R charts, and #3 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles) and “Fly (the Angel Song)” which made it to #1 in Canada.

This very special evening also highlights Small Town Pistols, Sleddogs, The Abrams Brothers and Sam & Emma McNichols, along with comedic interludes by Nick Foley and Friends.

Proceeds from this event go to The James Fund (www.jamesfund.com), which raises funds towards a cure for neuroblastoma—one of the top three childhood cancers.

The James Fund

More at facebook.com/ComingHomeWithTheWilkinsons

Ticket Pricing:
Orchestra $74.99 + HST + ticket service fee
Balcony – $54.99 + HST + ticket service fee
Back Balcony – $39.95 + HST + ticket service fee

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Royal Wood

Royal Wood
Friday May 9, 2014 @ 8:00 p.m.

Royal Wood has laid the foundation of his career by writing honest music to much critical acclaim. With the release of We Were Born To Glory he continues to win each fan through the intimate connection only a truly great songwriter can make with his audience. It has been a road of accolades and accomplishments leading up to now. In 2008, Royal was crowned Songwriter of the Year by iTunes and in 2011 his album The Waiting earned a Juno Award nomination for Songwriter of the Year — further establishing him among the elite of Canadian songwriting. He has also landed several major placements in TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice.

Peter KatzVIDEO: Watch “The Burning Bright” by Royal Wood

Special Guest: Peter Katz

Ticket Pricing:
$29.75 + HST + ticket service fee.

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Sing-A-Long-A Grease

Sing-A-Long-A Grease
Saturday May 10, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.

Rydell High’s most famous graduating class is going to back to school. Ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quiffs and let your inhibitions go, for an evening where you are the stars and remember GREASE is the word … The evening begins with your host leading a vocal warm-up before they show you how to use your free goody bag during the film and suggest some appropriate heckles and accompanying actions. You’ll even get a chance to learn how to hand jive. Then just sit back and watch Danny & Sandy and the gang, while singing along (and dancing along) to the lyrics as shown on the screen. It couldn’t be easier … or more fun! You know the songs! “Greased Lightnin’”, “You’re The The One That I Want”, “Summer Nights”, “Born To Hand Jive”. So get the whole gang together for Sing-A-Long-A Grease … your chance to sing, dance, shout and dress up in your 50′s finest. (Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential).

Ticket Pricing:
$19.75 + HST + ticket service fee.

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John Wing

John Wing
Friday May 23, 2014 @ 8:00 p.m.

John Wing brings his unique brand of comedy and observation to The Empire stage. As an author, his books include “Almost Somewhere Else” and “So Recently Ancient”. John has been a guest on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno six times, has performed nine times on Just for Laughs, is a veteran of the Winnipeg and Halifax Comedy Festivals and most recently was a semi-finalist in the 2013 America’s Got Talent.

Ticket Pricing:
$32.00 + HST + ticket service fee

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Jimmy Rankin

Jimmy Rankin
Wednesday June 4, 2014 @ 8:00 p.m.

Jimmy Rankin has established himself as one of the most entertaining and respected Canadian artists in the recording industry. His career boasts multi-platinum sales and numerous industry awards for his work as front man for Celtic-Pop heroes, The Rankin Family and as an iconic Canadian solo singer/ songwriter. A dynamic live performer with broad demographic appeal, Rankin’s shows draw from an impressive catalog of hits, moving effortlessly between Roots, Country and Pop stylings. With oodles of raw vocal talent, great stage energy, and a knack for story-telling, Jimmy Rankin puts on a stellar live show, not to be missed.

VIDEO: Watch “Cool Car” by Jimmy Rankin

Ticket Pricing:
$36.75 +HST+ticket service fee.

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Country Rocks the Square

Country Rocks the Square
Saturday June 7, 2014

AT EMPIRE SQUARE LIVE, downtown Belleville

George Canyon has established himself as one of Canada’s leading country stars. A multiple award winner, George returns to thrill his audience, as he makes his Empire Square debut.

Chad Brownlee‘s star is fast on the rise, nationwide and beyond. Fresh off the highly acclaimed “Your Town Throwdown” tour, Chad is set to rock the Square.

You can say you saw him when …  Kingston’s Rob Carnegie is an engaging new and exciting voice on the Country music scene.

An Empire favourite, Sarah Cripps, has grown to be an artist that enthrals her audience with a cool Country sound that is all her own.

Ticket Pricing:
$45.50 + HST + ticket service fee.

Full details @ EmpireSquareLive.com

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Empire ROCKFEST 2014

Empire ROCKFEST 2014
Thursday July 24 – Friday July 25 – Saturday July 26, 2014
Gates:  6 p.m.   Music:  7:30 p.m.

AT EMPIRE SQUARE LIVE, downtown Belleville

Thursday July 24, 2014
HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS
Special Guests:  Glass Tiger

Friday July 25, 2014
WEEZER
Special Guests:  The Trews

Saturday July 26, 2014
Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum Presents…A Journey Through The History Of Rock
SAMMY HAGAR
Featuring: Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham, Vic Johnson
Special Guests: Extreme

Full details @ EmpireSquareLive.com

The Empire Summer Music Series

The Empire Summer Music Series
Thursday August 7, 2014 @ 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

BERNIE JESSOME stars in THE ROY ORBISON STORY

Thursday August 14, 2014 @ 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

THE PIANO MEN starring JIM WITTER

Featuring the Music of Billy Joel & Elton John

Thursday August 21, 2014 @ 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

BERNIE JESSOME & JEFF SCOTT – Tribute Act to THE EVERLY BROTHERS

TICKET PRICING
Individual Shows: $29.50 + HST + ticket service fee
Entire Series (all 3 shows, afternoon or evening shows): $75.00 + HST + ticket service fee

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St. Mark’s United Church presents Elvis Tribute Artist Matt Cage

Elvis - Matt Cage
Saturday September 20, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.

LogoMatt Cage is an elite performer recreating the King’s legendary career with an uncanny likeness to the real thing.  He was a top 15 finalist in the Ultimate ETA contest in Memphis 2012, solidifying his position as one of the top ETA’s in the world.  Backing Matt up is the Collingwood Elvis Festival and Tweed Elvis Fest house band, The Casino Brothers.

In support of St. Mark’s United Church accessibility fundraising efforts.

Evening will include a Silent Auction.

Ticket Pricing:
$29.95 + ticket service fee.

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Freddy Vette and The Flames

Freddy Vette and the Flames
Friday October 3, 2014 @ 8:00 p.m.

Freddy Vette & The Flames return to the Empire Theatre for another memorable night of LIVE Rock & Roll from the ’50s!

Freddy does his part to keep Rock & Roll alive every weekday afternoon on 800 CJBQ. Now, instead of spinning the hits, hear them LIVE, note for note, performed by Freddy and his 7-piece band. Elvis, Jerry Lee, Buddy, The Everly Brothers, Doo Wop, Girl group Rock & Roll from the Flames and more. Nothin’ but the honey in this unforgettable, high energy show! Freddy Vette & The Flames, keeping Rock and Roll Alive, one hit at a time.

www.freddyvette.com

Ticket Pricing:
$29.50 + service fees + HST

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