Shantero Productions presents Matt Andersen

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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!

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

Special Guest:  Steve Hill

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Australia’s Thunder From Down Under

Friday, March 31  7 p.m.

Price:  $49.81 + HST + ticket service fee

The PERFECT Girl’s Night Outback! Australia’s HOTTEST Export – Thunder From Down Under – hits The Empire stage showing off chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and boy- next-door charm that you won’t be able to resist!  Each sexy performer embodies a different female fantasy and brings it to life, turning your wildest dreams into reality. This isn’t the type of show you just sit and watch – Thunder is a fully interactive experience. The blokes dance on tabletops, make their way through the crowd and even select a few lucky ladies to join in the fun on stage. Don’t miss your chance to get up close and personal with these Aussie hunks! Critics, celebrities and fans from around the world rave that Thunder From Down Under is the is best male revue show on the Strip!  This show is the ultimate bachelorette party, divorce party and girls’ night out destination.  Adult themed show.

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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

Craft Beer Festival

 

 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)

 Military Tickets: $15.00 (includes 2 tokens)

Day of Tickets (April 22):  $25.00 (no tokens)

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Ron Sexsmith

Monday, April 24 @ 8 p.m.

Price:  $39.00 + HST + ticket service fee

On Line Special Offer!  A digital download of Ron Sexsmith’s forthcoming albums, The Last Rider, is included with every ticket you order for this show.  You will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to receive your download following your ticket purchase.

Ron Sexsmith’s status as one of the greatest songwriters of his generation has never been in doubt, even from the moment he released his self-titled major-label debut album in 1995. He has been acclaimed by a galaxy of artists from Bob Dylan to Elton John, Steve Earle to Lucinda Williams and worked with some of the music industry’s most celebrated producers including  Daniel Lanois and Mitchell Froom.  The Toronto-based Sexsmith, working with long-time collaborator Don Kerr has produced his thirteen solo album, The Last Rider. It’s not much of a surprise that, as an artist whose music never fails to draw out raw emotions, Sexsmith the producer has made The Last Rider perhaps the most intimate and welcoming album in his catalogue.

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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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Menopause The Musical

VIP Experience:  $55.97 + HST +  ticket service fee

VIP Experience includes: Best Seats, Meet and Greet with All-Star cast after the show plus Q&A session and personal photo opportunity

 PL 1:  $47.12 + HST +  ticket service fee

PL 2:   $39.16 + HST +  ticket service fee

DISCOUNTS FOR GROUPS 8+ … Call the Box Office at 613-969-0099 Ext. 1 to book

1 SHOW ONLY!   DON’T MISS OUT!

It’s A Party Every Night!

Come see what millions of women worldwide have been laughing and raving about for years!  Set in a department store – four women with nothing in common but a black lace bra … come to realize they have more in common than ever imagined!  The All-Star Canadian cast, makes fun of their hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, wrinkles, not enough sex, too much sex, chocolate binges and a whole lot more! This laugh out loud musical parody, staged to 25 hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s will have you singing, dancing & cheering in the aisles, guaranteed!

Come Celebrate Your Womanhood  & Join The Sisterhood!  Bring your Mother, Daughter, Sister and Friends!  They’ll love it!  Enjoy “The Hilarious Celebrations of Women and The Change”!   And it’s rated “MAN-datory Viewing For Men” since men love it too!

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CAST

from left to right

Janet Martin (Iowa Housewife)

Michelle E. White -in rear (Professional Woman)

Jayne Lewis -right (Soap Star)

Nicole Robert -front centre bending (Earth Mother)

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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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GORDON HENDRICKS – THE ELVIS EXPERIENCE

Price:

PL 1:  $29.00 + HST + ticket service fee

PL 2:  $44.00 + HST + ticket service fee

Gordon has been identified as the best in the business from some of the greats such as Geof Morrow song writer for Elvis, Barry Manilow, the Carpenters, Billy Fury and Many more.
Gordon has worked with the best in the business including DJ Fontana, the Sweet Inspirations, JD Summer and the Stamps Quartet.  Mr. Hendricks has recorded in Nashville with Jerry Foster who along with Bill Rice wrote Many International hits for Charley Pride, Jerry Lee Lewis Elvis and Hank Snow Jr. During his time in Nashville Gordon Recorded an album with the tittle song having been written for Elvis, but was not recorded by Elvis due to his untimely death. Gordon was asked by Jerry to record this song and it has been released world wide on the CD with the title track being that song Stirring Up Feelings.  Gordon has travelled the world bringing Elvis’ Music to Fans and New comers to the music of Elvis.
” He has the look of Elvis, He moves like Elvis and he Sounds Like Elvis” direct quote from John Wilkinson– Elvis’ guitarist between 1968 and 1977.

Sponsored by Tweed Music Festivals Inc

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Barenaked Ladies – Canada 1 FIVE 0 Tour

Monday, October 23 @ 8 p.m.

PRICING

 

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

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)

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

*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