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 Shantero Productions presents

The Barra MacNeils

On The Bright Side

Wednesday, May 30 @ 7:30 p.m.

Price:  $55.75 + TF ticket service fee

The Barra MacNeils are touring this spring in support of their latest release On The Bright Side, an exquisite collection of everything their fans love. It’s an upbeat album, with fiddle tunes that you know will erupt into a flurry of step-dancing on stage. When Lucy sings the heart-wrenching Ribhinn Donn, whether or not you ‘have the Gaelic’, have a tissue handy. You’ll need it. The distinctive family harmonies; an array of rhythmic instruments weaving through and around various themes—some decidedly classical but then, suddenly, very traditional Cape Breton; the lads singing a cappella; a thoughtful solo gradually merging into a frenzied all-hands-on-deck medley … it exudes the passion and energy familiar to anyone who has ever experienced The Barra MacNeils stage show. For the unfamiliar, critical acclaim says it all:  “a treasure of the East Coast, rich with tradition and unmatched in ensemble performance.” …  “The Barra MacNeils capture the feeling of ‘close your eyes and you’re there’.” …  “They play what they like and folks like what they play.” … “Moments of beauty as well as raucous memories like this can linger forever.”

 As always, the five MacNeil siblings—Lucy, Boyd, Stewart, Kyle and Sheumas—combine on a vast array of instruments including accordian, guitar, piano, fiddle, bodhran, mandolin, banjo, Celtic harp, tin whistles, bouzouki, flute … underpinned by the nimble-fingered Jamie Gatti on bass. If you’ve ever been wowed by their Christmas show, be prepared to have the wow factor raised exponentially as the band is unleashed from the strictures of the season. “Nothing but dumbstruck awe.” Don’t miss On The Bright Side with The Barra MacNeils!

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LiveNation.com presents

Menopause The Musical

 

Thursday, May 31 @ 7:30 p.m.

Pricing:

VIP Experience: $69.00  + HST + TF service fee … includes Best Seat + post show meet n’ greet Q & A Session with cast + personal photo opp

PL 1:  $63.50 + HST + TF service fee

PL 2:  $53.50 + HST + TF service fee

COME CELEBRATE YOUR WOMENHOOD AND JOIN THE SISTERHOOD!
On the heels of a sold out show last year, Menopause The Musical, featuring it’s All-Star Canadian Cast is returning to Belleville to delight audiences even more!
Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for over 16 years! 

HOT FACTS
• 6K women enter menopause each day
• 1.7B menopausal women worldwide
• 70M women are experiencing menopause in the US
• Nearly 11 million people in 13 countries (more than 350 cities) have attended the performance.
• Longest running scripted musical in Las Vegas history
• Entertainers of the Year 2016 (Las Vegas)
• Internationally, the show has performed in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, United Kingdom, South Africa and South Korea.
• Stress reduction is advised for women who are going through The Change. Menopause The Musical® celebrates this time in a woman’s life with laughter and sisterhood.
• Men Love It Too! During this hilarious production, men in the audience relate and begin to understand this time in their wives, sisters or mothers’ lives. 

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Paquette Productions presents

Legends Show with Tributes to:

Buddy Holly, Elvis, Motown, 50’s and 60’s with Pete Paquette

 

Friday, June 15 @ 7 p.m.

Price:  $44.00 + HST + ticket service fee

Legends Show brings you some of the world’s most exciting performers live on stage. Accompanied by the “Rockin’ Royals Band”, this show will feature the most incredible Tributes to Buddy Holly (Zachary Stevenson from Chicago), Elvis (Dean Z from USA), Motown (The Tonettes), and Music Hits from the 60s and 70s (Pete Paquette).  

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Wanda Jackson

with The Rizdales

 

Saturday, June 16 @ 7:30 p.m.

Price:  $39.00 + HST + TFSF

Wanda Lavonne Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist who had success in the mid-1950s and 1960s as one of the first popular female rockabilly singers and a pioneering rock’n’roll artist. She is known to many as “The Queen of Rockabilly” & “The First Lady of Rockabilly!” Jackson mixed country music with fast-moving rockabilly, often recording them on opposite sides of a record. Her hit “Let’s Have A Party” is considered to be one of the very best recordings & performances of the genre!  As rockabilly declined in popularity in the mid-1960s, she moved to a successful career in mainstream country music with a string of hits between 1966 and 1973, including “Tears Will Be the Chaser for Your Wine”, “A Woman Lives for Love”, and “Fancy Satin Pillows.”

She had a resurgence in popularity in the 1980s among rockabilly revivalists in Europe and younger Americana fans.  In 2009, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an Early Influence.  Her iconic career has touched and influenced and inspired legends from Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, to contemporary rocker Jack White!

Special Guests:  The Surfragettes

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A Flock Of Seagulls & Mr. Mister

 

Tuesday, July 10 @ 8 p.m.

 

Pricing:

PL 1:  $65.00 + HST + TFSF

PL 2:  $45.00 + HST + TFSF

It was the 1980’s…Pop music transformed from radio to our television sets with MTV & Much Music. The Empire is proud to present two of the biggest names of the era, live in concert, one night only! Grammy award winners, A Flock of Seagulls (“I Ran-So Far Away”, “Wishing I Had A Photograph Of You”) and the Grammy nominated Mr. Mister (“Kyrie” & “Broken Wings”) Get the gang together and re-live the magic of the 80’s!  Big hair optional!

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Empire Rockfest 2018

 

 

Thursday, July 26

BILLY TALENT with special guests The Standstills

 

Friday July 27

ARKELLS with special guest Matt Mays

 

Saturday, July 28

THE GLORIOUS SONS with special guests The Beaches

 

Pricing:

Individual Nights:  $49.00 + HST + TF service fee

Weekend Pass:  $135.00 + HST + TF service fee

 

$1.00 from every ticket sold will be donated to Field Of Ability

 

All Ages Licensed Outdoor Event.  Rain or Shine.

 

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Tweed & Co Theatre present

Hastings The Musical

 

Friday August 17 @ 7:30 p.m., Saturday August 18 @ 2 p.m. & Saturday August 18 @ 7:30 p.m.

Pricing:

Adult: $30.00 + ticket service fee

Student/Arts Council:  $20.00 +  ticket service fee

After Rave Reviews and countless sold out performances during our two week run at the Tweed Pavilion this past summer, Tweed & Company is ecstatic to announce that HASTINGS! A NEW MUSICAL will be touring regional theatres in the summer of 2018! This hilarious, foot stomping irreverent retelling of the History of Hastings County is sure to once again be the entertainment highlight of the season! Written by the Tweed & Company Ensemble with the assistance of the Hastings County Historical Society, this show features music from several up and coming and established Canadian composers, coming to us from the Stratford Festival, The Second City, and with major Toronto credits, and some of them originally from right here in Hastings County! Hastings features a cast of nine incredible performers, all of whom also play the instruments and create a stunning live band on stage. The beautiful rustic set, costumes, and unique and exciting staging complete this theatrical experience. Don’t miss this incredible Musical in its encore presentation! See the musical that INSIDE BELLEVILLE calls “An extraordinary panorama of song, dance and Hastings County history”, that CENTRAL HASTINGS NEWS says is “Incredible, it deserves to be re-staged throughout Hastings County” That ONTARIO’S HIGHLANDS TOURISM hails “A truly remarkable show! I would see it ten times over if I could” that THE TWEED NEWS Says is “Simply fantastic”, and THE HASTINGS COUNTY WANDERER claims “It was hands down the most memorable theatre performance I have seen to date. The Storytelling…The Musicianship… The Humour: I honestly have not laughed that hard in quite some time. So go, now, quickly.” Don’t miss this incredible Musical at one of it’s three touring venues, The Village Playhouse in Bancroft, The Studio Theatre in Perth, or The Empire Theatre in Belleville. 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Don DeGenova & Dr. Charles Mustard, John-Ross Parks, The Tweed News, Potter Settlement Winery, Signal Brewery, Moira Place AONInc, Diana Cassidy-Bush, Rayburn Insurance, Leonard G. Bryan Barrister and Solicitor, Gaylord Hardwood Flooring, Vicki McCulloch, Kathie & Ron Rouse, Quinn’s of Tweed, Julie Kevan & Peter Brown, Lucky Clover Candles, Spotted Dog B&B, Generations Custom Carpentry, Newton House B&B, Tall Boy’s Restaurant, Vito’s Pizzeria, Municipality of Tweed, Community Futures, Government of Ontario, Hastings County, Ontario’s Highlands 

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Steve Earle & The Dukes

30th Anniversary Of Copperhead Road

 

Tuesday, September 11 @ 7:30 p.m.

Pricing:

PL 1:  $69.00 + HST + TFSF

PL2:  $59.00 + HST + TFSF

Three time Grammy Award recipient and 11 time Grammy nominee, Steve  Earle is a cornerstone artist of Americana music.  One of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation, Steve Earle has released over twenty albums!  This year, in honour of the 30th anniversary of his landmark album “Copperhead Road”: Steve Earl & The Dukes have set out on tour, for what promises to be an unforgettable re-visiting & celebration of one of Earle’s finest works!   Earle’s songs have been recorded by such music legends as Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Carl Perkins, Waylon Jennings, Vince Gill and Joan Baez.  He has created such classics as “My Old Friend The Blues”, “Guitar Town,” “ Devil’s Right Hand”, “Billy Austin”, Someday”, “I Ain’t Ever Satisfied” and “Tennessee Blues.”

During  his  four-decade  career,  Earle  has  also  become  a novelist,  a film, TV and stage actor, a playwright, a short story author, a record producer and a radio host.  He is a longtime activist whose causes have included the abolition of the death penalty and the removal of the confederate flag.  Always  musically  adventurous,  Steve  Earle has  crafted  folk,  blues,  rock,  country, rockabilly and bluegrass recordings.  His diverse collaborators on disc have included such notables as The Pogues, Lucinda Williams, Patti Smith, The Indigo Girls, Chris Hillman, Sheryl Crow and Shawn Colvin.

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Paquette Productions presents

A Tribute To Elvis In Concert

 

Thursday, October 4 @ 7 p.m.

Price: $44.00 + HST + TF service fee

Back by popular demand! Paquette Productions is proud to announce the return of one of the most successful Elvis shows of the year, A Tribute to Elvis in Concert, featuring two of the world’s most coveted Elvis Tribute Artists known today: Pete Paquette from Toronto and Chris Connor from the United Kingdom. This dynamic duo have been performing their amazing Tribute show in front of thousands of Elvis fans across our nation. Accompanied by an eleven piece band, their incredible talents and showmanship makes this show a MUST SEE live concert for any rock’n roll music fan. 

Direct from the United Kingdom, Chris Connor, from the World Famous Elvis Show, within a few short years has skyrocketed himself to becoming one of the most popular and sought after Elvis Tribute Artist in the world. His natural looks and voice astound his audiences at every concert. Chris delivers a powerful tribute to Elvis in the Concert Years which will leave you mesmerized from beginning to end. Recently, Chris was named one of the top Tribute Acts by the Telegraph Journal UK. 

Canada’s Premier Elvis Tribute Artist, Pete Paquette, a multi-award winning performer who has toured across Canada with his self-produced show Elvis: The Moments, will set the stage with his explosive energy, recreating a performance of two of the King’s most defining moments of his career, from his early Rock & Roll years to the electrifying 1968 Comeback Special in the famous Black Leather Outfit.

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VaughnCo Entertainment presents

The Ultimate Neil Diamond Experience

 

Saturday, October 13 @ 7:30 p.m.

PL 1:  $47.50 + HST + TFSF

PL 2:  $37.50 + HST + TFSF

Las Vegas Headliner Jay White is one of the world’s most convincing re-creations of Neil Diamond

Jay White has been paying homage to Neil Diamond for over 25 years. Jay’s every movement, sound and expression are tributes to the passion and power of the real Diamond, giving new luster to the life of the man and his music. From the moment he hits the stage with Diamond favourite “Cherry, Cherry” to the fabulous flag waving finale “Coming To America” Jay fires the audience with the intensity of his first class illusion.  In 1996 and again in 2002 White met Diamond before his Vegas MGM appearances, where Neil told Jay to; “keep up the good work” and autographed a photo of the two signing; “Jay, keep singing, so I can stay home and relax, your friend in music”.  Jay energizes stages with a touch of class and a dash of Rock-n-Roll, continuing the musical legacy of Neil Diamond in five countries and more than 9000 unforgettable shows.  If you are a Neil Diamond fan this show is for you!

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VaughnCo Entertainment presents

Rumours

The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show

Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 8 p.m.

Price:  $47.50 + HST + ticket service fee

VaughnCo Entertainment is proud to present “Rumours” The Ultimate  Fleetwood Mac tribute show based in Los Angeles, California.  The group recreates the legendary band in it’s youthful heyday from 1975-1979.

After finding huge success in Los Angeles, selling out their regular Roxy Theater performances month after month, the band moved from the world famous Sunset Strip to Casinos, Theaters, and clubs all over America.  The band is comprised of vocalist/artist/actor Jesika Miller, vocalist/film maker/photographer Rebecca Fishman, drummer/actor Ned Brower (Rooney, Mike Viola, Dawson’s Creek), guitarist/producer/engineer Taylor Locke (Rooney, Taylor Locke and the Roughs), and bassist/producer/engineer Nic Johns (Ben Lee, Margaret Cho, Room 8).  Rumours has meticulously put together a show that spares no detail.  From period accurate equipment and costumes to spot on characterizations and musical performances, “ Rumours” takes you back to a time when music was still an unbridled cultural experience and bands weren’t afraid to put on a show.

Relive the rock and roll magic with  “Rumours” The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show!

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www. LiveNation.com presents

Shawn Hook

 

Friday, October 19 @ 7:30 p.m.

Pricing:

PL 1:  $54.02 including HST + TFSF

PL 2:  $34.02 including HST + TFSF

Canadian pop wunderkind Shawn Hook made his US debut in the late ’00s on the soundtracks of popular TV shows like Kyle XY and The Hills, but it wasn’t until 2015 that he scored his first stateside chart hit with “Sound of Your Heart.” Since then Hook has been busy – he signed with US label Hollywood Records later that year, and in 2016 he generated major buzz with the racy video for his single “Relapse.” In concert Hook is the real deal, melting hearts with his sultry croon and showing off his conservatory background on the piano while his backing band dials in impressive performances on bass, drums, and guitar. With his killer voice, spiffy style, and knack for heart-rending balladry, Shawn Hook is a serious pop force to be reckoned with, and he wins over legions of new fans every time he performs. 

Direct Support:  Neon Dreams

SHAWN HOOK VIP PACKAGE: 

One premium reserved seat in the first three rows o ignored

-Early entry into the venue 

-Private soundcheck mini concert (2 songs) 

-Meet Shawn and snap a picture with him before the show 

-Signed poster 

-Exclusive t-shirt 

-Commemorative VIP Laminate  

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A VIP PACKAGE: 

http://shawnhook.shop.ticketstoday.com/basket.aspx?Action=AddTickets&eventId=184865

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Homegrown Craft Beer Festival

Crystal Palace, Picton Fairgrounds, Picton

Saturday, October 27 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Price:

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…

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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!  

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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!

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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!