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Horizon Stage Presents: Lloyd Spiegel

September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Multi-award winning Australian artist Lloyd Spiegel returns to Canada delivering a unique solo concert experience. Blending jaw-dropping guitar chops with a commanding voice, powerful songwriting, storytelling and comedy, it’s no wonder that he’s described as an “Oz Roots & Blues Icon” by Rolling Stone Australia. Spiegel is a trailblazer in his field and one of his country's most recognized players, recently being named in Australian Guitar Magazine's list of the 50 greatest Australian guitarists of all time. Spiegel has toured…

Lougheed Centre presents Juliet & Romeo

October 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks takes on Shakespeare with their original production Juliet & Romeo, which features the DJD Company of dancers and a four-piece band. In this live music / spoken word / dance piece, inspired by the classic tale of the star-crossed lovers, Artistic Director Kimberley Cooper has created a new world for themes of love and violence to wrestle and play. Adapted by Cory Bowles, with original live music by the Nick Fraser Ensemble, this work breathes new life…

Bassano Arts Council hosts the Jim Byrnes Duo!

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jim Byrnes is one of the most well-known roots/blues/folk artists in Canada. He is also a well-known Canadian actor. He performed in Bassano in 2010 and our audience has been making requests for his return since then! He has won numerous Junos, Canadian Folk Music Awards, and Maple Blues Awards. By age 13 he was singing and playing guitar and has had the great fortune to play with a virtual who’s who of the blues from Muddy Waters to John…

The Legendary Downchild Blues Band- 50th Anniversary Tour

November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

After 18 albums, countless awards and wowing sold‐out audiences around the globe, The Legendary Downchild Blues Band are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year with a brand‐new show featuring hits like “Flip, Flop & Fly,” as well as fan favourites and hidden gems from throughout their illustrious career. Downchild came to international prominence as the inspiration for Hollywood stars Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi’s hit film, The Blues Brothers. The band is Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh (guitar and harmonica),…

Roots & Blues Weekend Day 1: Valdy with Joe Nolan

November 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Valdy, born Valdemar Horsdal in Ottawa, Canada has been part of the fabric of Canadian pop and folk music for almost 40 years. A man with a thousand friends, from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island to Texas to New Zealand, he’s a singer, guitarist and songwriter who catches the small but telling moments that make up life. Remembered for Play Me a Rock and Roll Song, his bitter-sweet memory of finding himself, a relaxed and amiable story-teller, facing a rambunctious audience at…

Roots & Blues Weekend Day 2: John Rutherford with John Wort Hannam

November 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

John Rutherford is a singer/songwriter and bluesman based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His work, laced with the tonality, phrasing and spirit of the blues, fuses a broad and eclectic range of influences creating a sound distinctly his own. A long association and a stint as a member of the house band during the blues heyday of Calgary’s now legendary King Edward Hotel provided John with the opportunity to meet, learn from and perform with many of the great blues legends…

The Gift: A Tribute to Ian Tyson

February 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Tickets $40: Edmonton singer-songwriter Stewart MacDougall is imminently qualified to spearhead a musical tribute to a foothills music legend. In the past MacDougall has written, toured and recorded with celebrated country star Ian Tyson who has written such iconic songs as “Four Strong Winds” and “Someday Soon”. The piano player and vocalist is a driving force behind The Gift: A Tribute to Ian Tyson coming to the Empress Theatre February 06, 2020. Along with MacDougall will be drummer Thom Moon…

Horizon Stage Presents: A Touch of Cole

February 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Horizon Stage. A Touch of Cole is an Edmonton-based jazz quartet, with vocals performed by Shelley Jones, that highlights the timeless music of Natalie and Nat King Cole.  Paying tribute to the unforgettable musical legacy of both father and daughter, they weave together a collection of classic “Cole” standards that takes the audience on a musical journey that spans from jazz and Latin to modern blues and soul.  With a vision to uplift and inspire their…

DaysArts Presents: Jazz Affair – Wishes

February 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In April 2012, the group was chosen for the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival in New York where it won two prizes: the prize for best arrangement and the prize for best soloist, awarded to Marie-Pier Deschênes. Since then, Jazz Affair has taken the stage at many events and festivals, such as the Festival de Jazz de Quebec (2013), the Francofolies in Montréal (2013 and 2014), the Montréal A Cappella Festival (2013 and 2014), SuttonJazz (2016) and the Festival International…

Horizon Stage Presents: Tiny Islands

March 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

There’s no more exciting way to introduce kids to a variety of musical instruments than through the upbeat, can’t-sit-still jazz of the 1920s and 30s. Hailing from a musical family, Tim Sars, veteran leader of Vancouver’s popular Carnival Band, has over a decade of experience entertaining and engaging young people and their families with fun, spirited and participatory music. When Tim teams up with his brother Nathan and two more musicians, the quartet becomes Tiny Islands. In this super-fun show,…

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