County Craft Brewing Festival

Saturday, October 21

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Crystal Palace, Picton

Early Bird – Until October 20:  $20.00 (includes 2 tokens)

At the Gate (October 21):  $20.00 (no tokens)

To celebrate the recent growth of the industry, local brewers are planning Homegrown, The County’s first annual craft beer festival. 

Homegrown is taking place on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Crystal Palace fairgrounds. The County will serve as a natural hub of the region’s growing craft brewing scene, hosting more than 25 craft beer, cider, and local food vendors. 

Homegrown is being organized by local brewers in partnership with The County of Prince Edward and coordination by Empire Productions. Designed as an event ‘by the community, for the community,” the idea is to bring together brewers, farmers, and families to toast the harvest season. 

Attendees can look forward to sampling products from the “GCA” (Greater County Area) breweries, as well as live music, local food, beer and harvest-themed games and activities for tall and small. 

Free souvenir County Craft Brewing Festival beer mug to the first 1500 through the gates on Saturday, October 21.


Barenaked Ladies – Canada 1 FIVE 0 Tour

Monday, October 23 @ 8 p.m.



GOLD VIP PACKAGE:  $263.43 + HST + ticket service fee + *MusiCounts donation  (includes Barenaked Ladies merchandise package) – SOLD OUT

1 Premium Reserved Ticket

  • Invitation to Exclusive Preshow Soundcheck Viewing Access
  • 1 Barenaked Ladies Branded Dish Towel Set
  • 1 Barenaked Ladies USB Charger
  • 1 Market Specific, Commemorative Event Ticket
  • 1 Signed Barenaked Ladies 8 x 10 Photo
  • 1 Digital Preorder of the new Barenaked Ladies Album, Fake Nudes, due for release Fall of 2017
  • 1 Commemorative VIP Laminate                                   


SILVER VIP PACKAGE:  $174.92 + HST + ticket service fee + *MusiCounts donation (includes Barenaked Ladies merchandise package) – SOLD OUT

1 Premium Reserved Ticket

  • Barenaked Ladies Branded Dish Towel Set
  • 1 Market Specific, Commemorative Event Ticket
  • 1 Digital Preorder of the new Barenaked Ladies Album, Fake Nudes, due for release Fall of 2017


REGULAR:  $80.00 + HST + ticket service fee + *MusiCounts donation – Very limited single seating available


*Barenaked Ladies has partnered with Plus 1 so that $1. + HST from every ticket will go to support MusiCounts and putting

musical instruments into the hands of kids who need them most.

“Gotta see the show, ‘cause then you’ll know,” sings Ed Robertson on Barenaked Ladies’ chart-topping hit, “One Week,” a song featured on the band’s most recent live album BNL Rocks Red Rocks, recorded at the fabled Morrison, CO, Amphitheater on June 10, 2015 during the band’s Last Summer On Earth tour. That’s as good a description as any about seeing these rock icons in concert, an experience filled with the kind of energy, precision, finesse and outright celebration among its fans that is a tribute to Barenaked Ladies’ remarkable longevity. The band is still together after nearly three decades, producing 14 studio albums which have collectively sold more than 14 million copies, won eight Juno Awards, earned multiple Grammy nominations, a U.S. chart-topping single (“One Week”) and the theme song to one of TV’s most popular shows, The Big Bang Theory.  “I don’t think there’s a secret,” Robertson explained to People magazine last year when asked how BNL managed to not just survive, but thrive, continuing to sell out venues wherever they go. “It’s work. You’ve got to respect each other, you got to give each other space, but you also have to support each other… This band learned early on to communicate, right from the beginning we didn’t want to burn out. We wanted to keep making music.” “We appreciate what we do more than ever,” explains Robertson. “We’re not looking for external validation. We’re enjoying working together and we’re doing some of the best shows of our entire career.” “I still love writing songs,” insists Robertson. “And it’s such a privilege to work with these guys. They have my back, and I have theirs.  It’s pretty amazing to watch the crowd light up when we play a song we recorded 25 years ago, and then hear them sing along with something brand-new.”“Our fans have been on this journey with us, so we’ve kind of grown up together,” says Ed. “It’s a special relationship, within the band and between our fans. Every band says they have the best fans, but we actually do. And we know that because other bands tell us that.”  “It’s not easy to be hyperactive, brooding and whimsical all at once,” the New York Times pop critic Jon Pareles once wrote about BNL. “But the Barenaked Ladies do just that.”

Barenaked Ladies have most recently announced a very special collaboration with the legendary “Kings of A Cappella” The Persuasions, with an album titled, Ladies And Gentlemen: Barenaked Ladies And The Persuasions to be released April 14, 2017. The album features 14 tracks re-imagined BNL’s award-winning catalogue and the classic ‘Good Times’. BNL recorded the album live off the floor with The Persuasions in the Fall of 2016 in Toronto. 

Ed Robertson:  guitar, vocals

Jim Creegan:  bass, vocals

Kevin Hearn:  keyboards, guitar, vocals

Tyler Stewart:  drums, vocals


Blackie and The Rodeo Kings


Wednesday, October 25 @ 8 p.m.

Price:  $39.00 + HST + ticket service fee

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings originally formed in 1996 when Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson came together to record what was suppose to be a one- off tribute album to the great Canadian songwriter Willie P. Bennett.  Now twenty years later, 8 albums, one Juno award and several Juno nominations under their belts, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings have organically evolved into one of the finest roots-oriented bands in North America. Blackie and the Rodeo Kings remains one of Canada’s greatest musical treasures.

Colin Linden has produced over 100 albums. He has composed for & played as a guest musician on countless recording sessions.

Heralded folk music singer/songwriter, Stephen Fearing has been busy with solo shows across Canada and a recent tour of Holland, Germany and The UK

In 2015 Tom Wilson, of Junk House fame, released his third album under his nom de plume “Lee Harvey Osmond”, receiving critical attention in both Canada and the United States.


Alan Frew


Friday, November 3 @ 8 p.m.

Price:  $39.95 + HST + ticket service fee


The iconic voice and composer of Glass Tiger, Alan Frew returns to The Empire stage with his 80 2 90 Rewind.  Frew performs a collection of 80’s – 90’s hits reimagined by the voice of an era … “Someday”, “Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone”, “My Song”, “I’m Still Searching”, “You’re What I Look For” … and many more.


The Mavericks


Saturday, November 4 @ 8 p.m.

Price:  $69.00 + HST + ticket service fee


The Mavericks are an eclectic American band, combining neotraditional country music, Latin and rockabilly influences.  The genre-defying Mavericks are declaring their independence and stepping out on their own with Brand New Day, the first studio album released on Mono Mundo Recordings, the label they founded in 2016.  Brand New Day is the follow-up to the widely praised albums Mono (2015) and In Time (2013).  Flashing the same exhilarating, beyond-category style that has defined the Mavericks, the new album introduces a collection of taut, energetic, economical songs sure to be embraced by both original fans of their top-10 albums and hit singles of the 90’s and a new generation of listeners who have joined the party since their triumphant 2012 reunion.  It is the mature and timely work of an exciting and underestimated American band that has embraced its own destiny.  

Support Act:  Whitney Rose


Gerry Dee Live

Thursday, November 9 @ 7:30 p.m.


PL1 $89.00 including HST + ticket service fee

PL2 $69.00 including HST + ticket service fee

Gerry Dee is one of Canada’s busiest comedic talents. Drawing inspiration from his years as a high school teacher, Gerry is the star and co-creator of the hit CBC sitcom “mr.d”, now entering its 7th season. Gerry is the Winner of the 2013 Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Comedic Role for his work on “mr.d”. Gerry’s book “Teaching: It’s Harder Than It Looks” was a National Bestseller. Gerry will certainly provide you with a night of laughter you will never forget.




In person or by phone ONLY


Daniel Lanois

Time On Canadian Tour


Friday, November 17 @ 8 p.m.

Price:  $39.75 + HST + ticket service fee

A brilliant musician in his own right, and a producer who has contributed significantly to the soundtracks of our lives, including groundbreaking albums by U2, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Jon Hassell, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Robbie Robertson, Neville Brothers, and Michael Brook.

Daniel Lanois (vocals, guitar, steel guitar) with Kyle Crane (drums) and Jim Wilson (bass, vocals).

The shows will include both songs and instrumentals.

From Daniel Lanois:

“I’m so looking forward to this ‘Time On’ Canadian tour. A beautiful jacket weather time of the year and much like the Ramones, we will be huddled up in a van, as we hit as many Canadian stops as we can. 

My mates Kyle Crane, Jim Wilson and Wayne Lorenz will stand by me to present our most recent electro based discoveries, along with renditions of faves from the past. My old friend the Steel Guitar will be with me, and she’s ‘ringing better than ever’ and of course all my French Canadian songs will be included in the set for the Quebec nights. 

The title ‘Time On’ came to me after a conversation with a friend, when we agreed that time off is something we have never experienced, we move into the future, with Time as our magic carpet, guided by our first love and trusted navigator, MUSIC. 

Hope you can join us!” 



Good Lovelies Christmas 2017


Friday, November 24 @ 7:30 p.m.

Price:  $33.00 + HST + ticket service fee


Still merry after all these years, the Good Lovelies are headed to The Empire Theatre with their annual Christmas show. And what better way to celebrate than the way it all began, with classic holiday and winter selections, timeless and original material polished to a warm and welcoming glow!
Accompanying the Good Lovelies (Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Susan Passmore) is their band of merry men – Steve Zsirai and Robbie Grunwald on upright bass and piano. As a five-piece, this band will have you humming along, laughing, and full of mirth by the show’s end.
The Good Lovelies first united in 2006 for a one-off performance and has since compiled a catalogue of studio albums, EPs, a live album and a Christmas collection.  They have toured extensively across Canada, the US, Europe, UK, and Australia and have earned a Juno Award (2010), a Juno Nomination (2012) and four Canadian Folk Music Awards along the way.

Keep an eye out for their new release, Shapeshifters, coming February 2018.


Kim Mitchell


Saturday, November 25 @ 8 p.m.

Price:  $49.00 + HST + s/c


He has rocked our Empire Square to the delight of thousands and now at long last, Kim Mitchell makes his Empire Theatre debut.  Canada’s favourite party rocker, Kim Mitchell’s list of radio classic from his days with Max Webster throughout his iconic solo career are the soundtrack of a generation.  “I Am A Wild Party”, “Go For Soda”, “All We Are”, “Patio Lanterns”, “That’s The Hold”, “Rock N’ Roll Duty” and so many more.  Get the gang together for this great concert/party event.


www.LiveNation.com presents

Bobby Bazini

Saturday, December 2 @ 8 p.m.

Price:  $34.02 including HST + ticket service fee

Bobby Bazini is an author, composer, singer and performer who envelops us with his musical richness.  Raised in the rural town of Mont-Laurier, the 27 year old Quebec native has been nominated for multiple Juno Awards. Whether his songs are tinted with folk, rock, blues, jazz or soul, they are all equally effective. His second album release “Where I Belong” earned the title of best-selling album in Canada!  Bazini’s brand new show is inspired by his third release “Summer is Gone”.

Special Guest:  Elliott Maginot



Wednesday, December 6 @ 8 p.m. 

Price:  $39.00 + HST + ticket service fee


An electrifying performer, musician and singer/songwriter, Gowan’s hits include Canadian and International standards “A Criminal Mind”, “Strange Animal”, “Moonlight Desire”, “All The Lovers In The World” and many more.  When not performing solo with his band, Gowan is the lead vocalist and keyboardist for Styx.


A Merry Motown Christmas


Saturday, December 9 @ 7:30 p.m.

Price:  $39.00 + HST + ticket service fee

Back by popular demand, Legends of Motown return with their 15-piece cast of singers and musicians performing live look-a-like/sound-a-like tributes to The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, Martha and the Vandellas and more. This edition features your favourite songs of the Motown era along with some Christmas classics to bring you yuletide cheer.  With dazzling choreography, authentic costumes, stunning vocal performances and a fabulous live band, this high-energy show with the most timeless music of our lives is not to be missed!


The Canadian Brass


Monday, December 11 @ 7:30 p.m.

Price:  $48.54 + HST + s/c


The rich and full sound of brass is the definitive sound of Christmas…and no one does it better than The Canadian Brass!  They are three time Grammy Award nominees and have a discography of over 130 albums with over 2 millions albums sold worldwide.  The Canadian Brass is the perfect concert event for the season!


John McDermott Family Christmas


Saturday, December 16 @ 7:00 p.m.

Price:  $44.00 + HST + ticket service fee


Christmas tradition, stories and song … Canada’s beloved John McDermott takes us all back to a time family celebration, with his warm voice and story telling.  Like a fire burning in the hearth, John’s Celtic, East Coast, Folk and holiday favourites will warm you heart with memories of this most magical of seasons.



Serena Ryder Utopia Tour

Monday, December 18 @ 7:30 p.m.

Price:  $52.00 + HST + ticket service fee


Multiple JUNO award winner, Serena Ryder, returns to The Empire with her Utopia Tour.  Serena will perform songs from her new album, Utopia, “Electric Love” and “Got Your Number”, along with fan favourites.  She is sure to delight with her soulful voice and fun stage presence! 

Support Act:  Reuben and the Dark


B Singh Productions presents Country Music Night in Belleville … Jake Worthington with Ty Baynton

Friday, February 2, 2018 @ 8 p.m.

Price:  $46.50 + HST + ticket service fee


Born and raised in Texas, Jake Worthington was injured playing football and while recovering from the injury, discovered a love for country music. Worthington took part in NBCs The Voice in 2014, ended up on Blake Shelton’s team, and placed second in the show’s finale.  Worthington recently came out with his second EP and is now touring the States headlining shows. Belleville is his only stop in Canada thus far. You don’t want to miss it.

Opening for Jake, is Ty Baynton. Ty grew up in Waterdown, Ontario. He has had the pleasure of opening up for Gord Bamford, Chad Brownlee, Hunter Hayes, High Valley, Tim Hicks and Blake Shelton to name a few. With a killer voice, infectious smile, and boyish charm. Ty is definitely a breakout artist worth coming to see.


Gord Bamford – Neon Smoke Tour

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.

Price:  $44.00 +  HST + ticket service fee


International country music star and Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc. recording artist Gord Bamford stands as one of the most decorated artists in Canadian country music history. No stranger to praise Bamford has amassed an impressive 24 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) awards, multi Canadian JUNO Award nominations and is the two time winner(2013/2015) of Nashville’s Country Music Association “CMA Global Country Artist” award. Gord Bamford’s distinctive sound and song writing ability defines him as one of country music’s best neo-traditional artists. Bamford is not an overnight success. He has spent the better part of the last 20 years honing his craft,working to get where he is today. Bamford’s eighth studio album  Neon Smoke is set to be released in early 2018 and follows his 7th release 2016’s Tin Roof, the winner of the 2016 CCMA Album of The Year and nominated for the 2016 JUNO “Country Album of The Year” award.

Support Act:  Aaron Goodvin


www.LiveNation.com presents

Brett Kissel – We Were That Song Tour

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.

Price:  $57.02 @ HST + ticket service fee


Brett Kissel is a dynamic, charismatic performer, singer and songwriter, who has already made a lasting impression on the global country music scene.  He is the winner of the CCMA 2017 Male Artist of the Year, Video of the Year and Interactive Artist of the Year.  Kissel’s last performance at The Empire was a sell out.

Support Act:  Dan Davidson