Legends of Carnegie Hall 2 Nights

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Back by popular demand! A musical celebration of women who have sung in Carnegie Hall! An evening filled with stories , laughs and songs made famous by Patsy Cline, Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Bette Midler, Carole King and Ella Fitzgerald. Featuring Alison MacDonald and Morgan McKee! (with Special Guests!) Two 45 minute acts with a 15 minute intermission.

SOLD OUT- Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at Red Deer Memorial Centre

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Celebrating their Golden (50th) Anniversary together, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status.

With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as "Fishin' In The Dark" and "Mr. Bojangles", multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band's accolades continue to accumulate.

Burton Cummings - Up Close + Alone Tour

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Few artists have achieved the level of public success and critical acclaim that Burton Cummings has enjoyed in a dazzling career spanning more than forty years. Whether as lead singer and songwriter with the Guess Who or on his own, Burton Cummings has amassed more hit records than just about any other Canadian performer in history. These Eyes, Laughing, No Time, American Woman, Share The Land, Hang On To Your Life, Albert Flasher, Sour Suite, Orly, Glamour Boy, Star Baby, Clap For The Wolfman, Dancin’ Fool, Stand Tall, I’m Scared, My Own Way To Rock, I Will Play a Rhapsody, Timeless Love, Break It To Them Gently, Dream Of A Child, Fine State of Affairs, Love Dreams and You Saved My Soul all bear Burton’s distinctive stamp. His voice has been rated among the finest in rock music. As a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Canadian Walk of Fame, Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, Prairie Music Hall of Fame, six-time Juno Award winner, recipient of the Order of Canada, the Order of Manitoba, the Governor-General’s Performance Arts Award, 22 SOCAN Awards and several BMI (Broadcast Music Industry) awards for over 1 million airplays of his songs, Burton Cummings is one of the most celebrated rock artists in Canadian music history. With the Guess Who he earned the first US platinum album by a Canadian artist, and on his own the first quadruple platinum Canadian-produced album. Altogether Burton has earned some 80 platinum and gold record awards. Recently, the best-selling book The 100 Top Canadian Singles ranked American Woman the greatest Canadian single of all time. He also enjoys a world-wide stature shared by only a select few Canadian artists. The consummate artist, performer and professional, Burton possesses an extraordinary gift for entertaining. As a concert draw, he is second to none delighting audiences from 10 to 10,000. His most recent album, 2008’s critically-acclaimed Above The Ground, was his first ever to feature all original songs by Burton. Fans and critics alike glowed with superlatives citing the album as his best work in decades. Canadian rock music royalty, Burton Cummings remains at the top of his game as an unrivaled singer, songwriter and recording artist.

The Legendary Gordon Lightfoot

A national treasure, Gordon Lightfoot is beloved by music fans around the world. Born Nov. 17, 1938 in Orilla, ON. Gordon Lightfoot studied at Los Angeles' Westlake College of Music. He returned to Canada in the early 1960's and began performing at the 'Riverboat' in Toronto and in coffee houses throughout Canada and the US. In 1966, his debut album Lightfoot! was released. Tracks such as For Lovin' Me, Early Morning Rain, Steel Rail Blues and Ribbon of Darkness brought him international recognition as a songwriter. AS a result, cover versions of his songs were recorded by artists such as Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand, Johnny Cash and countless others. In 1971 Gordon earned his first Top Ten hit when If You Could Read My Mind became an international sensation. In 1974 his classic single, Sundown, went to No. 1 on the America Charts, followed 2 years later by The Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald, inspired by a Newsweek magazine article; it reached No. 2 on the US Billboard charts. In 2004, he released his 20th album Harmony and his iconic Massey Hall residencies are celebrated with the release of his most recent album Massey Hall Moments - All Live, a collection of live recordings of the finest Massey Hall performances, recorded between 1998 and 2001.

Gordon Lightfoot continues to perform extensively throughout the US and Canada, giving approximately 75-80 concerts each year; and more recently appears at Massey Hall every second year.

Mr. Lightfoot has won 15 Juno Awards and been nominated for 5 Grammy Awards. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. In May 2003 was made a Companion of the Order of Canada and is a member of the Order of Ontario. In 2004 was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and in 2012 into the US Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Canada It's Complicated

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Mary Walsh’s Canada, It’s Complicated: A Brand New Satiric Revue from Canada’s Leading Comedians, Writers, and Performers.

Canada, It’s Complicated is a brand new comedy production by Mary Walsh (Gemini Award-winner and nominee for two Genies and a 2017 Canadian Screen Award. Among her many awards and doctorates, she is the recipient of the Order of Canada and the Governor General’s Lifetime Achievement Award in the Performing Arts.) featuring our country’s freshest comedic talent. Canada, It’s Complicated combines satirical sketches and songs that examine the joys, foibles, tragedies and triumphs of Canada as it is today – and where it will be in the future.

Canada, It’s Complicated is a stellar collaboration of leading Canadian comedians, musicians and playwrights including: Mary Walsh, Derek Seguin (2015 Sirius Top Comic); Quantum Tangle (2017 Juno award-winning music duo from Yellowknife, NWT); Marie Clements (award-winning Métis playwright, performer, director, producer, screenwriter, BC), and Mike Allison (award-winning lead writer for This Hour has 22 Minutes, Nova Scotia). Contributing writers include Mary-Colin Chisholm (actor, writer and director, Halifax); Thomas King (Governor General Award Winner, novelist and creator of CBC Radio’s Dead Dog Café, Guelph); Trent Maclellan (comedian, current cast member of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Toronto); Scott Montgomery (actor, producer and writer, Winnipeg), Christian Murray (actor and writer, Halifax), and Mieko Ouchi (award-winning actor, director and playwright, Edmonton).

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Headlined by players representing Canada’s broad cultural mosaic, the live performance will be accompanied by a soundscape and multi-media stage design by award-winning designer Félix Fradet-Faguy and Normal Studio of Montreal.

Beginning in Labrador in early September 2017, Canada, It’s Complicated will tour the nation for approximately 10 weeks, visiting communities, holding workshops, and staging performances as it travels from sea to sea to sea.

THE WIGGLES Big Show!

Get ready to Wiggle, CANADA! The world's favourite children's entertainment group, The Wiggles, are coming to perform for you as part of their BIG SHOW World tour! This brand new show will see Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony perform all over Canada, from the East Coast to the West Coast. The Wiggles BIG SHOW tour will run from September through to November of this year! Come along and “Do the Propeller” or “Dial E for Emma,” and if Lachy falls asleep, call out “Wake up Lachy!” The Wiggles BIG SHOW will feature some of their most loved songs such as Hot Potato and Rock A Bye Your Bear. The fab four of fun will of course be joined by their Wiggly friends Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus, along with the Wiggly red coat dancers.

Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony are looking forward to bringing The Wiggles Big Show to Canada - their Biggest show yet! 

You better get a Wiggle on and get your tickets to The Wiggles BIG SHOW tour now, they’re selling like hot potatoes!

Simon & Garfunkel Story

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Simon & Garfunkel Story Coming to Red Deer

 Tour Will Play at Red Deer Memorial Centre in Fall 2017

The internationally-acclaimed hit theater show The Simon & Garfunkel Story will play the Memorial Centre in Red Deer on November 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm on its tour of more than 45 U.S. and Canadian cities from coast to coast. The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry to their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the ‘60s to their dramatic split in 1970. It culminates with the famous “The Concert in Central Park” reunion in 1981 with more than half a million fans in attendance.  Check www.thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com for Red Deer ticket information and on-sale dates.

Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary celebration also features a full live band performing all of their hits, including ‘Mrs. Robinson’ (featured in the 1967 film The Graduate), ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more.

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With more than 100 million album sales since 1965, Simon & Garfunkel’s perfect harmonies and songs that poignantly captured the times made them one of the most successful folk-rock duos of all time. Over the years, they won 10 Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. In 1977, their Bridge Over Troubled Water album was nominated at the 1977 Brit Awards for Best International Album. In 2003, Simon and Garfunkel were awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the following year saw their “The Sound of Silence” awarded a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.

Ticket information for this show—which has been seen by more than a quarter-million people throughout the U.K. and Europe— can be found at: http://www.thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com and The Black Knight Inn box office, charge by phone 403-755-6626 and online at www.blackknightinn.ca

Barenaked Ladies Canada 1 FIVE 0 Tour

BARENAKED LADIES Canada 1 Five 0 Ed Robertson : guitar, vocals Jim Creeggan : bass, vocals Kevin Hearn : keyboards, guitar, vocals Tyler Stewart : drums, vocals Gotta see the show, cause then youll know, sings Ed Robertson on Barenaked Ladies chart-topping hit, One Week, a song featured on the bands most recent live album BNL Rocks Red Rocks, recorded at the fabled Morris on, CO, Amphitheater on June 10, 2015 during the bands Last Summer On Earth tour. Thats 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 TVs most popular shows, The Big Bang Theory. I dont think theres 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. Its work. Youve 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 didnt want to burn out. We wanted to keep making music.We appreciate what we do more than ever, explains Robertson. Were not looking for external validation. Were enjoying working together and were doing some of the best shows of our entire career.I still love writing songs, insists Robertson. And its such a privilege to work with these guys. They have my back, and I have theirs. Its 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 weve kind of grown up together, says Ed. Its 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.Its 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 BNLs 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. 

GOLD VIP 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 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

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Just for Laughs

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Just For Laughs presents The Alternative Comedy Tour – featuring some of comedy’s funniest and quirkiest stand-ups for an evening of off-beat hilarity. Headlining The Alternative Comedy Tour is the star of the Emmy Award Winning series Silicon Valley and box office hit Deadpool, TJ Miller, with special guest Rhys Darby from Flight of the Conchords and Wrecked, and hosted by Nick Vatterott, one of Vulture’s “50 Comedians You Should Know”.

Just For Laughs presents The Alternative Comedy Tour – featuring some of comedy’s funniest and quirkiest stand-ups for an evening of off-beat hilarity. Headlining The Alternative Comedy Tour is the star of the Emmy Award Winning series Silicon Valley and box office hit Deadpool, TJ Miller, with special guest Rhys Darby from Flight of the Conchords and Wrecked, and hosted by Nick Vatterott, one of Vulture’s “50 Comedians You Should Know”. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 15 at 10:00 AM local time. About TJ Miller He’s a wanted man (sort of): TJ Miller is one of the most sought after comedians in the comedy world, but not in the drama world, or the finance world. He was named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” and EW's “Next Big Things in Comedy”. He’s got stamina: TJ is a nationally touring stand-up artist, crisscrossing the country listening to Kris Kross (he's also done shows in the U.K., Canada and Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico did not go well)). He has been performing his absurdist observational stand-up act for over 10 years, and has never gone to the bathroom in his pants on stage. TJ got his start touring with Second City in Chicago and improvising with Annoyance Theater, iO, and managers at electronics stores asking why he was late and smelled like gin

The Debaters Live!

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The Debaters Live on Tour Featuring host Steve Patterson and comic all-stars Graham Clark & Jon Steinberg. Stand-up comedy and hilarious debates for live audiences only!

ROCK THE COUNTRY

Rock The Country comes to Red Deer’s Memorial Centre on Saturday, Nov. 18 for one night of rock solid country entertainment.

Michael Christopher leads Rock the Country, as a singer who has sold more than 40 million records and dominated the charts with over 30 No. 1 singles. Now, 20 years later, he’s gone beyond eight million spins at radio, making him the most-played artist of the past decade in any genre of music.  Why wouldn’t anyone want to be like Tim McGraw?

Well the only singer that can stand shoulder to shoulder with Tim McGraw is the legendary Garth Brooks, played by Victor Cronley, who is known for his remarkable stylings and likeness to the legendary singer himself.  Garth Brooks, who has over 24 chart topping hits, has just sold out a record 7 shows at the Calgary Saddledome.   Why drive to Calgary, stay in Red Deer.

Jenni Doyle, is one woman not afraid to take the stage. Garth Brooks and Tim McGraw “Don’t Impress Her Much.”  Singing from Shania Twain’s Hit List “You’re Still the One” “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?” and many more, Jenni Doyle will pull no punches as a boot kicking knock your socks off Shania. 

Later in the night, she also does a great rendition of Faith Hill.  Expect the power duo of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill to take to the stage with hits like “This Kiss “or “I Need You” belting from the rafters.

Rounding out the night, is the legendary square-jawed singer who skirts between country and rock, John Fogerty, the former lead singer of Creedence Clearwater Revival, and one of the hottest selling artists of all time..

It is rare to see so many solid acts in one night.  It is also rare to attend a concert, where you know every song, and you are sure to have a good time.  So get off the couch, and come down to the Memorial Centre on Saturday, Nov.18 to ROCK THE COUNTRY, a night of five mega-stars, playing country rock music from top to bottom.

Tickets can be purchased at the Black Knight Inn, or online at tickets.blackknightinn.ca or by phone at 1-403-755-6626.

The Rural Alberta Advantage/Yukon Blonde

Rural Alberta Advantage Team Up with Yukon Blonde for North American Tour

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The Rural Alberta Advantage are making noise from coast-to-coast on a North American tour this fall.

With Yukon Blonde in tow, the lengthy run of dates will find the bands touring the continent from October through December, with plenty of Canadian dates included in the itinerary. 

Stops in the Great White North include performances in St. John's, Halifax, Ottawa, Waterloo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Red Deer, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Toronto.

Find the bands' complete fall tour itinerary below. A press release notes that news surrounding the Rural Alberta Advantage's fourth LP will be coming soon. Earlier this year, RAA released the new track"Beacon Hill," with "White Lights" arriving late last year.

RON JAMES...FULL THROTTLE!

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Award-winning comedian RON JAMES has been selling out theatres for 15 years with his marathon, side-splitting, kinetically charged performances. Marshaling a comedian’s eye for satire and a writer’s ear for language, Ron takes his audience on a breath-taking, non-stop roller coaster ride, cutting a wide swath through contemporary culture with his razor-sharp ribald wit, uncompromising standards and unique, poetically honed delivery ... a stand-out amongst ‘stand-ups’.

With eight critically acclaimed one-hour comedy specials under his belt, plus five seasons starring in his own series, “The Ron James Show”, Canada’s #1 road warrior is back doing what he does best: delivering laughs face to face and coast to coast ... a high octane Full Throttle ride! 

Tickets on sale to the general public June 9 at 10 AM

“fits of helpless laughter”- Halifax Chronicle Herald
“funniest man in Canada” - Victoria Times-Colonist
“a wheezing, snorting, chortling, gasping night of hilarity” - Edmonton Sun
“thunderous standing ovation” - Saskatoon Star Phoenix

“OH WHAT A NIGHT!” – THE CHRISTMAS SHOW

The cast of “OH WHAT A NIGHT!”, the internationally renowned tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, celebrates the Christmas season with a brand new show that definitely creates “holiday sparkle”.

 

In the “OH WHAT A NIGHT!” Christmas show the cast will warm you up with some of the most popular songs from their fast paced musical tribute to the legendary Frankie Valli and then transform you into a Christmas wonderland with a brand new tribute to “Mr. Christmas” himself – the great ANDY WILLIAMS.

“OH WHAT A NIGHT!” Is an in-depth musical revue, bringing to life thirty of the Four Seasons' hits.  It's a captivating tribute to the songbook of this Rock and Roll Hall of Fame super group with note-perfect renditions of the iconic "Jersey boys"! The show features 4 talented performers singing live that “feel good” music you grew up with that made the name Frankie Valli known around the globe.

In the 1960’s and 70’s the ANDY WILLIAMS television show was a staple in households around the world and his annual Christmas shows were some of the most anticipated specials ever made. His “Moon River” Theatre (named after his signature song) was the first non-country music theatre to be opened in Branson Mo., and allowed this iconic performer to remain in front of his loyal fans until shortly before his passing.

The talented cast of “OH WHAT A NIGHT!” easily recreates the legendary sound of “Andy Williams and the Williams Brothers” with such songs as “It’s The Holiday Season”, “Jingle Bells”, “The Christmas Song”, “White Christmas”, “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” (which was written specifically for The Andy Williams Show), and of course “Moon River”.

“Everybody loves these songs.  The melodies and harmonies are great to sing and the songs are always a special memory for somebody”, says producer George Solomon.

Staying true to the original recordings this tribute to Frankie Valli & Andy Williams honours the talents of two American legends.  Don’t miss this incredible musical experience.

GERRY DEE LIVE

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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.