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July 2018

Wilfred N and the Grown Men / Thomas Alexander and The Fusion Experience

July 1 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Wilfred N & the Grown Men Genre: Pop/Rock Wilfred N & the Grown Men are a pop/rock institution in their home town of Edmonton, Alberta. With roots in the New Wave scene of the early 80s, the group offers up a striking set of tuneful and significant songs of imagination and depth. They had hits in Canada with "I Could Get Closer To You" and their classic "Thunder on the Tundra" is still well-loved today. Yes, the ‘glory days’ are…

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Rott’n Dan and the Lightnin’ Child / Maddie Stovold

July 4 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Rott’n Dan and the Lightnin' Child Genre: Blues Rott’n Dan and the Lightnin' Child is an acoustic duo focusing on Pre-War, Piedmont and Country Blues. You may recognize Dan from his well-known local band, Boogie Patrol, and you don’t want to miss him in this stripped-down setting! Rott’n Dan and the Lightnin’ Child pay homage to such greats as Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Robert Johnson, Blind Boy Fuller and Mississippi John Hurt, to name a few. For all those…

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Wallis Bird / Liz Stevens

July 11 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Wallis Bird Genre: Singer Songwriter “The sheer visceral energy of Wallis Bird could kick-start an entire economy." – The Irish Times Irish artist Wallis Bird has been enrapturing audiences for over a decade. Nominated for a Choice Music Prize at home in 2017, she’s also been making big waves in mainland Europe. The same year saw her win the 2017 Deutsche Musikautorenpreis - a national award chosen by composers and awarded to their peers - a huge achievement for a…

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Karimah / Yikes

July 18 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Karimah Genre: Singer Songwriter Karimah writes and sings progressive R&B/ Soul - exploring the dark side of love and life with music. Exploring sounds from many ages and many styles, in both English and French, she has performed in Edmonton, Montreal and New York. Most recently, she received a 4 chair turn on Canada’s version of “The Voice”, going on to the top 25. She is always working at honing her style to push towards a pure and passionate style…

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Mick Flannery / Clinton St.John

July 25 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Mick Flannery Genre: Singer Songwriter Mick Flannery is widely regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters to come out of Ireland in recent years. An award winning- double platinum selling artist, Mick has released five albums to date – including two number ones and received widespread airplay. He became the first Irish musician to ever win awards at the International Songwriting Competition in Nashville, aged 19. His critically acclaimed live performances have seen him sell out shows in Ireland’s Olympia…

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August 2018

Samantha Martin / Clinton Richardson

August 1 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Samantha Martin Genre: Blues **Five Time Maple Blues Award Nominee** Bubbling up from the cauldron of roots Americana music, Samantha Martin is an artist of extraordinary power, gravitas and deep-seated emotion. On first listen, one is immediately struck by the awesome presence and sheer magnitude of her other worldly voice. Cigarette-ravaged and whiskey-soaked in the extreme, Martin’s pipes are capable of conveying an infinite range of emotions, bringing one to tears in one instance and in the next uplifting one’s…

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Ainsley Elisa / Jake Buckley

August 8 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Ainsley Elisa Genre: Singer Songwriter Ainsley Elisa is a pianist, guitarist, and singer/songwriter. Her original compositions have previously placed her as a regional top 10 finalist in both CBC Searchlight 2016 and 2017, as well as a semi-finalist in the 2017 Calgary Stampede Talent Search. Growing up around an eclectic array of music has influenced the unique nature of her song writing, allowing her to transcend genres and create her own distinct sound. Loving and performing Jazz from a very…

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Mbira Renaissance Band / April Verch

August 15 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Mbira Renaissance Band Genre: World “…Hypnotic African rhythms, syncopated vocal harmonies, significant reggae infusion..This band is fun”. – Rootsfan The Mbira Renaissance Band will have any audience on its feet and dancing! Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the band delivers an afro-fusion, Thomas Mapfumo, Andy Brown and Bhundu Boys inspired sound that pays homage to the rich, ancient, musical genre of mbira music which has its roots in Zimbabwe. The members make up an eclectic group; drawing on their musical…

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Archaics /The Original CHU

August 22 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Archaics Genre: Pop/Rock Archaics are a four-piece psychedelic art-rock band from Edmonton, Alberta. Their experimental tastes create anon orchestrated, cavorting atmosphere that accompanies one through thoughts of kaleidoscopic hysteria; a tangible swing from a twisted frame of mind. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Original CHU Genre: Pop/Rock The original CHU is a Canadian producer, songwriter and lyricist who brings a refreshing approach and a sincere honesty to every track. CHU is one half of the ChuBlaqa Production Team, which is rounded out by…

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Steve Newsome

August 29 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Steve Newsome, is a country singer/ songwriter born and raised in the southern Alberta. He has played a number of songwriter showcases throughout Alberta.Shared the stage with Jason McCoy, Jake Mathews, Adam Gregory. He can be found playing the local establishments and venues.

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September 2018

A Night of the Classics with Terrell Edwards

September 1 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Las Vegas Entertainer and Sherwood Park's very own Terrell Edwards returns to Festival place for another unforgettable performance. Jazz standards, classic soul and a little Motown is on the bill. No one pays tribute to legends like Nat, Ray Charles and The Righteous Brothers to name a few, quite like this electrifying performer. Enjoy the classics alongside originals from Terrell's new unreleased album"Unchained". Of course Terrell always brings a few talented friends to join him on stage. Great music and…

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Great Lake Swimmers

September 15 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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2018 marks the 15th anniversary of Great Lake Swimmers. The JUNO nominated, Polaris Prize shortlisted Toronto group, fronted by lead singer-songwriter Tony Dekkerare pleased to announce new album The Waves, The Wake, releasing August 17, 2018 via Nettwerk. Recorded in the 145 year old Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church and produced by Chris Stringer (Union Sound),Tony decided to challenge himself by writing new music without any acoustic guitar which has always been his instrumental mainstay. He further digressed from previous songwriting…

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An Evening With Terry Bozzio

September 27 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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"An Evening With Terry Bozzio," is the first time he's touring a melodic solo percussion performance in North America — hitting 40 dates, playing on two-and-a-half octaves of tuned tom-toms and eight notes of bass drum. Terry Bozzio is one of rock drumming's most formidable and brain-circuiting forces playing on "the world's largest tuned drum and percussion set." Best known as the hurricane behind Frank Zappa's late-Seventies and early-Eighties work, and the hit-maker behind new wave powerhouse Missing Persons.

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Crash Test Dummies

September 28 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Canadian rock band CRASH TEST DUMMIES is back on tour!, bringing their much acclaimed sound to Festival Place! There is no mistaking the unique bass-baritone voice of lead singer Brad Roberts which no doubt will be conjuring fond memories of CRASH TEST DUMMIES hits over the last two decades. The band received international acclaim with their sophomore record, ‘God Shuffled His Feet’, released in 1993. Their single ‘MMM MMM MMM MMM’ went to the top of the billboard charts in…

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Wishbone Ash

September 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Wishbone Ash embarked on the progressive rock scene in 1969, producing a distinctive brand of melodic rock. Having pioneered the use of twin lead guitars, the group has gained worldwide recognition based firmly on a regime of relentless touring. And their latest studio release, Blue Horizon, continues to solidify their reputation as a musical force to be reckoned with. With 24 studio releases, 11 live albums and five live DVDs to date, Wishbone Ash continues to prove they are not…

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October 2018

Buddy Wasisname and The Other Fellers “The Best of” Tour

October 10 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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For 35 years Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers have been touring Canada, splashing their unique taste of Newfoundland through more than 360 communities as far flung as Port Hardy, Iqaluit, Leading Tickles and Toronto. The flavour of the Buddy experience is one of home grown folk music, songs and humour. With poignant recitations, sublime song portraiture, beautiful traditional music and emotional travel anecdotes, liberally dosed with zany sketches and monologues to widen the emotional loop, their audiences are left…

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The Once

October 25 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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“Leaves me in a perpetual state of wistful, anthemic longing. An innocence that nevertheless leaves me with the sense that we are flirting with tragedy.” — Jeff Reilly, CBC A modern indie folk trio from Newfoundland, The Once has collected a trio of Canadian Folk Music Awards, numerous ECMA awards, Artist of the Year by the Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council. They have earned not one, but two JUNO nominations for best Roots/Traditional album, the most recent in acknowledgement of…

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November 2018

Martin. O

November 23 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Watch Sample Video …Switzerland’s charming and endlessly entertaining Martin O. is a vocal virtuoso and storyteller who’s like Bobby McFerrin and Robin Williams all in the same body. – Doug Cox. Artistic Director at the Vancouver Island Music Fest. With his voice alone Martin O. juggles all styles from classical music to beatbox rhythms, with humor as he walks playfully through his programme, conducting witty imaginary dialogues and improvising with the audience. His songs will hang in your ears and…

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December 2018

Singin’ in the Rain

December 15 @ 7:30 pm - December 30 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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The "Greatest Movie Musical of All Time" is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay in Singin' in the Rain. Each unforgettable scene, song and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin' in the Rain the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals. Festival Players…

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March 2019

Carlos Del Junco and the Blues Mongrels

March 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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It's not likely that you'll ever hear the harmonica played so well and in so many different ways than at the hands of Cuban-born Torontonian, Carlos del Junco. Simultaneously sophisticated and raw, his playing blurs the boundaries between blues and jazz; delivering a seamless fusion of New Orleans second line grooves, swing, Latin, hip-hop or ska melodies and swampy roots rock. He's won the Maple Blues Award for "Harmonica Player of the Year" eight times and has been nominated for…

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