Homegrown Craft Beer Festival
Crystal Palace, Picton Fairgrounds, Picton
Saturday, October 27 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Advance Tickets (available until 11:59 p.m. October 26) $16.81 + HST + TF service fee
includes 2 tokens
Empire Productions and Prince Edward County present …
The County’s favourite craft brewing festival is back! Celebrating local growers, markers, and tasters of beer, cider, and spirits in the #GCA (Greater County Area) this October 27th, 2018
Homegrown is a toast to the harvest season! Soak up a fall-fair vibe while sampling what’s on tap from 22+ local vendors outside at the historic Crystal Palace Fairgrounds…
Homegrown is generously supported through funding by Regional Tourism Organization 9 and the Ministry of Tourism Culture & Sport.
Shantero Productions presents
accompanied by Andrew Dolson
Friday, November 2 @ 7:30 p.m.
Price: $47.50 + TFSF
Liona Boyd, since her 1975 debut performance at Carnegie Hall, New York, has enthralled audiences worldwide with her romantic and unique brand of classical, folk and world music. Tracing the timeline—Spanish-British heritage, emigrating to Canada in 1959, “falling in love with classical guitar at the age of 13”, graduating from the University of Toronto with a music degree in 1972—the traditional classical music path seemed quite clear. However, Liona embarked on a far more adventurous journey. In addition to her solo career, she began touring with and opening for Canadian folk legend, Gordon Lightfoot. She went on to perform and record with many artists of diverse genres, a small sampling of whom include Chet Atkins, Canadian Brass, Eric Clapton, Olivia Newton-John, Yo Yo Ma and Al Di Meola. Also spanning a wide range of styles, Liona has released 28 studio, live or compilation albums, five of which went gold, and three platinum. No stranger to awards and accolades, her highlights include five Junos, the Order of Canada, five honorary doctorates and, in June 2018, the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award from the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition.
“Exceptional sensitivity and an impressive sense of dedication” – Los Angeles Times
“Nothing short of fantastic. Liona takes one’s breath away.” – Denver Post
“A quiet poetic brilliance” – The Plain Dealer, Cleveland
Following her 2009 diagnosis of focal dystonia, Liona tweaked her playing style, added singing to her repertoire and two years ago began touring with protege, Andrew Dolson, classically trained in both guitar and voice. Audiences can anticipate solo and duet classical guitar pieces, songs—both familiar and new, personal anecdotes from a storied career … all delivered with charm, humour and grace.
Don’t miss An Intimate Evening with ‘the first lady of guitar’ … Liona Boyd!
Rhythmic Promotions presents
3P1C (Epic) Journey Tribute
Saturday, November 3 @ 8 p.m.
Price: $33.00 + HST + TF service fee
3P1C (Epic) Journey Tribute – Canada’s Definitive Journey Tribute Band, transports you back in time to the Steve Perry era of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, ‘Journey’. Featuring Al Langlade’s uncanny resemblance to ‘The Voice’ in full costume & backed by an all-star rhythm section with note-for-note accuracy, it will be a night to remember!
‘Don’t Stop Believin’, ‘Open Arms’, ‘Separate Ways’, Faithfully’, ‘Anyway You Want it…. 3P1C will be performing these and other chart-toppers, along with some deep cuts for the die-hard Journey fans.
You are about to embark on an Epic Journey!
Thursday, November 8 @ 7:30 p.m.
PL1: $64.00 + HST + TFSF
PL2: $44.00 + HST + TFSF
Iconic Newfoundland singer-songwriter, best-selling author, actor and recent recipient of the Order of Canada, Alan Doyle returns to The Empire stage.
Doyle was the lead singer of iconic Canadian band Great Big Sea, known for fusing traditional Newfoundland music with their own pop sensibilities. His solo albums continue to cement Doyle’s reputation as one of Canada’s most treasured musicians and storytellers. In Doyle’s words, “I always want people to have the greatest night of their life when the house lights go down.”
Bounty Enterprises presents
Hotel California an Eagles Tribute
Friday, November 9 @ 8 p.m.
Price: $38.27 + HST + TFSF
For almost three decades HOTEL CALIFORNIA has been recreating the legendary sound of THE EAGLES, and thrilling audiences all over the world. The band set the bar in 1986, and they’ve remained the industry leading substitute for The Eagles ever since. Playing to huge audiences, sharing bills with the likes of The Doobie Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gretchen Wilson, REO Speedwagon, and going places no tribute band has gone before. HOTEL CALIFORNIA’s show has evolved into a masterful celebration of The Eagles’ music. One of the most game-changing song catalogs in the history of rock n’ roll is performed to perfection before your eyes and ears. You can check them out any time you like, but you’ll never want to leave.
Paquette Productions presents
Saturday, November 10 @ 7 p.m.
Price: $44.00 + HST + TFSF
You know it’s Motown when you hear it!
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.
Photograph & Friends
50 Years of Rock and Roll, Friendship & Bull Sh%#t!
Friday, November 16 @ 7:30 p.m.
Tickets available at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 10
General Admission: Limit 4 tickets per person
One of Belleville & area’s most acclaimed & beloved bands is celebrating 50 years of rock & roll! Whether you remember them as The Fog or Creed or Photograph…(or their various other names over five decades), Andy Forgie, Mark Rashotte and John Paul Murphy have been playing together since the seventh grade, 1968! They recorded for both Quality & Capitol Records, worked alongside iconic artists Tom Cochrane & Daniel Lanois, toured Canada from “The Rock to The Rockies”, rocked those hazy crazy summers of Belleville’s Waterfront Festival, at Victoria Park… and along the way played every high school dance in Quinte!
Come and celebrate with many familiar/local faces, who have rocked the long and winding road with Andy, Mark & John Paul….Also Included is a special performance by All You Need Is Love!
Donations will gratefully be accepted on behalf of “Field Of Ability”: a barrier free, all access baseball diamond, for those in need, which is in the works for Belleville!
Join us for some nostalgic stories and great classic rock…all in support of a great cause!
Tim & The Glory Boys
present The Buffalo Road Show
Monday, December 3 @ 7 p.m.
Advance – $19.00 + HST + TFSF
At door – $24.00 + HST + TFSF
Family Pack of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) – $44.00 + HST + TFSF
Yeehaw! Tim & The Glory Boys are saddled up and ready to ride—The Buffalo Roadshow is coming to town!
With a wild, new album in their saddlebags, the boys are cutting a path clear across Canada to play 50+ shows. Don’t miss your chance to join the shindig! Buy your tickets, and invite your friends, before it’s SOLD OUT!
The Buffalo Roadshow is a spirited, family-friendly party going down at a theatre, church, or barn near you. Whether you’re from the big city or a one bison town, you can be sure this rowdy music hoedown won’t be more than two whoops and a holler away. It’ll be the show you can’t stop talking about… you’ll laugh, you’ll sing, and you’ll stomp yer boots!
Tim & The Glory Boys are more than just a country bluegrass gospel band! Rumour has it they’re also multiple JUNO, Dove, and Covenant award-winning artists—musical showmen if you will—that bring down the house at every tour stop. With their rugged BC homeland in the rearview mirror, these guys are eager as Canadian beavers to bring The Buffalo Roadshow to your neck o’ the woods. Don’t miss it!
Freddy Vette & The Commodores
Saturday, December 8 @ 7:30 p.m.
Price: $39.00 + HST + TF service fee
Rock around the Christmas tree with Freddy Vette & The Commodores Orchestra! Mr. Rock and Roll joins Canada’s longest running 17 piece big swing band! Hear rockin’ versions of your Christmas favourites, plus the music of Elvis, The Beatles, The Four Seasons, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, like you’ve never heard it before!
Get your tickets or you’ll have a Blue Christmas. Don’t miss this swingin’, jumpin’, hall decking show, full of Jingle Bell Rock and Roll!
John McDermott Family Christmas
with special guest Dala
Saturday, December 15 @ 7 p.m.
Price: $44.00 + HST + TFSF
THe Empire Theatre is thrilled to present a Family Christmas with Scottish-Canadian Tenor John McDermott singing songs of the season accompanied by the angelic harmonies of his special guests Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of Dala!
Next Generation Leahy
Christmas Tour 2018
Sunday, December 9 @ 2 p.m.
Tickets on sale Friday, October 19 @ 11 a.m.
Price: $33.85 + HST + TFSF
Building on over three generations of Leahy musicianship, Doug Leahy, together with his wife Jennifer and their children, are keeping those traditions alive through music, song, and dance.
Doug, as a member of “Leahy” and Jennifer, having played music throughout her life, both understand the joy and exhilaration only music can provide. It is no wonder then that their children understand innately that music will be a huge part of their lives. Even the smallest children feel the music pulsing through their veins. They are drawn to it. They are passionate about it.
It is this drive to create music that has led Doug and Jennifer’s children to achieve so much, even at their young ages. Still all in elementary school, the children are accomplished multi-instrumentalists. Led by Doug, live performances are filled with the high-energy, infectious Celtic-based music people associate with the Leahy heritage. Fiddle, cello, French accordion, singing, piano, and French-Canadian step-dancing all find a voice on stage. And the children, so in love with what they are doing, enamour audiences who don’t want the show to end. Having shared stages across North America with “Leahy”, their performances leave audiences in awe.
This rare talent in children so young is an inspiration to other children and families alike, showing just what young people are capable of. The joy of music is meant for all and Doug and his family are set on sharing that joy with each and every audience.
Cinderella: A Magical Panto!
by Zac Mansfield
Sunday, December 16 @ 1 p.m.
Price: $27.21 + HST + TFSF
Join Cinderella, Prince Charming, Buttons the Narrator, the Fairy Godmother, and the two evil stepsisters, Helga and Brunnhilde, in this sparkling new musical production, loosely based on the original “Cinderella” story.
We’re taking a brand new spin on the timeless tale of a young girl who finds herself with a Fairy Godmother, a Narrator who seizes every opportunity at making a pun, a handsome Prince, a magical wish and a dream come true, all while dealing with her evil stepsisters, Helga and Brunnhilde! CINDERELLA hits the road this December. With side-splitting jokes, music that everyone knows, and a spectacle of a musical adventure, this is the ULTIMATE in family entertainment this holiday season all over the province!
The Wall Live Extravaganza
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.
PL 1: $53.00 + HST + TFSF
PL 2: $43.00 + HST + TFSF
You have to see it to believe it! The Best Floyd show on Earth!
The Wall Live Extravaganza redefines the standards for the interpretation of Pink Floyd’s music!
A “Floydian Spectacle”, the show takes a theatrical approach and includes elements from both the album and the movie.
Meticulous musicianship combined with stunning visuals, this critically acclaimed show travels trough every song of The Wall universe, with a precision that must to experience!
After more than 100 performances in Canada and the U.S. in 2016-2017, the production is getting a new look … staging that immerses you in the expansive universe of Pink Floyd’s masterpiece with an array of numbers from The Wall, Alan Parker’s film & across the spectrum of the original show, and Pink Floyd’s iconic repertoire
Acoustic Songs & Stories From The Heartland
Friday, February 8, 2019 @ 8 p.m.
Price: $33.00 + HST + TFSF
With over 20 Top 10 singles in total, Doc Walker is one of the most recognized Canadian country acts of the past two decades. The group has received multiple Canadian Country Music Awards, including Fans’ Choice, Group or Duo of the Year, CMT Video of the Year, Single of the Year, and Country Music Program or Special of the Year. In addition, Doc Walker has been nominated for several JUNO Awards for Country Album of the Year, including a win in 2009 for the album Beautiful Life.
Doc Walker release their new album, Weathervane. The first single from the new record, “Heart of the Heartland” pays homage to small town pride across the country.
Bounty Enterprises presents
Saturday, February 9, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.
Tickets on sale Mon. October 15 @ 11 a.m.
Price: $30.31 + HST + TFSF
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 guest is Cher performing the hits that everyone wants to hear.
VaughnCo Entertainment presents
21 Gun Salute – Explosive Tribute to A/C D/C
Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 8 p.m.
PL 1 – $47.50 + HST + TFSF
PL 2 – $37.50 + HST + TFSF
21 GUN SALUTE is undoubtedly one of the premiere AC/DC reviews ever assembled. The band pays true homage to AC/DC’s high voltage rock n roll. From the Bon Scott raw rock n roll early years to the bands evolution throughout their thirty year tenure with Brian Johnson. Every detail has been painstakingly reproduced, from the smoking cannons and HELL’S BELL stage props to Angus’s school boy outfit and signature live antics and lead singer’s absolute dead on vocal rendition of both Bon Scott to Brian Johnson.
Thursday, March 28, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.
Price: $46.00 + HST + TFSF
“I want to take people to places they haven’t been.” Jesse Cook, Juno winning master guitarist, known for his intoxicating fusion of world music, has travelled the globe looking for sounds that resonate with him. “I like finding common ground for different music traditions, a space where music from around the world can come together,” Cook explains. “A place where modern sounds can mix with ancient timbres.”
Discipline Tour 2019
Wednesday, May 9 @ 7:30 p.m.
Price: $37.00 + HST + TFSF
Steven Page’s distinctive voice is among the most instantly recognizable in Canadian music and he is set to release his new album on Friday Sept 14th – ‘Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt.II’. Followed by his up-coming tour set for 2019
Over his highly-successful 10-album career with Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page has been blessed with myriad international awards and nominations, while in the process selling over 12 million albums.
As a special offer for fans attending Steven Page’s upcoming tour, a digital download of his forthcoming album, Discipline: Heal Thyself, Part 2, is included with every ticket.
Special guests: Port Cities
Paquette Productions presents
Shawn Barker: A Tribute To Johnny Cash
Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 7 p.m.
Price: $44.00 + HST + TFSF
Paquette Productions is proud to present Shawn Barker: A Tribute to Johnny Cash. Yes, Shawn Barker is back!
Direct from Las Vegas with his brand new show. This special Tribute to Johnny Cash is an accurate and energetic recreation of an American music icon. With his striking resemblance, spot on mannerisms and baritone voice, Shawn Barker embodies the character and spirit of Johnny Cash. Shawn has performed his unmatchable tribute to Johnny Cash all over the world touring in Australia, Europe, Canada and across the United States. Accompanied by a live band, come hear all of your favourite Johnny Cash hits: Folsom Prison, Ring of Fire, Boy Named Sue, Jackson, and Hurt, just to name a few. This show brings the legend back to life onstage for the fans of today and the next generation.