Meaford-Hall-featMeaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre presents over 20 live shows, two film series plus new gallery exhibits, speaker series and more for fall/early winter 2015. With so many events right here in Meaford arts patrons don't have to drive far to expand their cultural palette and find quality entertainment.

The season kicks off in September with something for the younger generation: Tyler Shaw plays Meaford, bringing his signature brand of rock-tinged pop. Next up is Whiskey Jack: the Stories and Songs of Stompin' Tom, East-cost legends The Barra MacNeils, and That's the Way it Was: tribute to Tom Jones & Elvis. The Toronto Concert Orchestra featuring Heather Bambrick and conducted by Maestro Kerry Stratton is next as Meaford Hall partners with the Blue Mountain Village Association in presenting 'Classical Sundays.' And to push the theatrical boundaries is Fresh From the Fringe: two evenings of entertaining and thought provoking theatre straight from the Montreal and Toronto Fringe Festivals featuring three productions: Shevil, Little Miss Understood and Paleoncology. On Culture Days weekend see folk singer-songwriter Craig Cardiff live onstage, and for those looking to learn - attend a free workshop hosted by the talented Craig Cardiff! Returning for the fall is the popular 'Thursday Flicks' series, featuring ...

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coming-right-up-featThursday, August 13th, at 8PM at The Avalon Jazz Lounge & Patio, at 229, 9th St. E., Hammerton/Wagler/O'Neill return to set the night right with original music along with some of the standards and mixed in with a few surprises. Admission is pay what you can

Friday, August 14th, from 4PM 'til 6PM at The Bleeding Carrot, 945, 2nd Ave E., presents the Friday Afternoon Coffee House & Open Mic hosted by Kelly Babcock. Come hear music and poetry from local musicians and spoken word artists, or bring your guitar or other musical instrument or just your voice and sign up to perform a couple of songs

Friday, August 14th, at 9PM at The Avalon Jazz Lounge & Patio, at 229, 9th St. E., Richard Knechtel, back by popular demand! A vetran performer of festivals, concerts and special event shows, Richard Knechtel's confident, creative and ...

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[....] Sunday, August 9th, 7PM at the beautiful Inner Harbour behind Owen Sound's Visitor Centre, 1155 1st Avenue W., TD Harbour Nights presents the talented singer/songwriter, Shawna Caspi. Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on. In the event of rain, the concert may be moved indoors to the Owen Sound Legion auditorium, at 1450 2nd Avenue West

Wednesday, August 12, at 12 noon, at Georgian Shores United Church, 997, 4th Ave E., the 22nd Annual Noon Hour Series presents Four Strings for the Moment featuring Ben Bolt Martin on Cello. A pay what you can event

laviolette-regLocal musical hero Richard Laviolette returns to Owen Sound for a concert at the River Café, August 15th at 7:30pm -- suggested donation $10. Laviolette was raised on music and never kicked the habit. As the child of a prominent Grey-Bruce musical duo Darrell and Marie Laviolette, his childhood was steeped in country music played at family gatherings and local jamborees. Laviolette's own musical career sprouted out of the Guelph music scene and is marked by near constant collaboration and experimentation, spanning genres from folk, to country, and rock and roll.


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