The PepTides should have Heartwood rocking
The PepTides return to Heartwood Concert Hall tonight. This nine-piece band from Ottawa features five lead vocalists, guitars, keyboards and drums. They have been compared to The B52’s and Manhatten Transfer with Arcade Fire as the back-up band by the Ottawa Citizen. Add to the mix delightful harmonies, theatrical makeup and costuming and a full rich sound, The PepTides are a great mix of pop, funk, electronica and dance. Tickets are $20 each and are available at Birgit’s Pastry Café and Heartwood Home.
This month in the Legacy Gallery at the Artist’s Co-op, well-known Owen Sound artist Tom Bunce is the artist on display. The Celebration of Tom Bunce runs through September at the co-op.
On September Saturday and Sunday, Wild for the Arts once again celebrates nature as a source of creative inspiration. The festival gives artists of all disciplines the opportunity to share, display and sell their work in an outdoor environment surrounded by MacGregor Point’s autumn beauty. The popular Campsite Studio Tour lets you leisurely stroll from artist to artisan viewing paintings, pastels, collages, photography, sculpture, stained glass, decorative art, pottery, jewelry for the art. Come for the entertainment. The Campsite Studio Tour is scheduled to the Nipissing Campground’s electrified campsites in the Fox Way Loop.
Gallery de Boer Fine Art in Owen Sound presents an exhibition of new artwork by Valerie Nichol, a local artist from Meaford well-known for her layered, textured and vividly expressive abstracts. The exhibition will run for several weeks. 969 2nd Ave. E, 2nd Floor, 519-376-7914 .
The SweetWater Music Festival returns for its 14th year from this evening to Sunday in Owen Sound and Meaford, Ontario. Artistic Ddirector Mark Fewer has assembled a spectacular all-Canadian line up as part of a double concert Saturday night to mark Canada 150. The 2017 Festival has many well-loved classical works but also mixes numerous contemporary works along with an all-jazz concert featuring the best of Canadian jazz. SweetWater will open with a SOLD OUT gala concert tonight at the Historic Leith Church. The Heroes will feature one of the world’s best singers, one of the world’s best clarinettists, and one of the world’s best pianists. Canadian baritone Russell Braun will make his SweetWater debut. SweetWater moves to the Roxy Theatre in Owen Sound on Saturday evening for the first of two Canadian-themed concerts. It will feature works by some of Canada’s greatest composers including the premiere of a new work by local composer Richard Mascall. Individual concert tickets are available online via www.sweetwatermusicfestival.ca and at the
Roxy Theatre Box Office (call 519-371-2833 for over the phone purchases).
On Sept. 23, Summerfolk will hold a one-day intensive music business conference in Owen Sound to help aspiring and emerging artists of all ages and genres develop the skills they need to start and sustain robust musical careers.
Performers spend hundreds of hours learning to play but when it comes to business, practice is difficult and trial and error is expensive. For performers in smaller and rural areas, opportunities to develop their business skills can be even harder to find and lead some aspiring performers to believe that musicians have to move to the city to make it. When musicians leave rural areas the local culture and economy lose. Summerfolk has been working to support the local and rural music scenes by hosting monthly music business workshops since January with the goal of helping musicians learn about the business from established professionals. The Music Biz Tune Up Conference will concentrate the information from the workshop series and go deeper through ten workshops presented in five timeslots throughout the day. Thanks to grant funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and sponsorship from Music Ontario, conference registration -- a $140 value -- is only $50 and includes lunch and dinner. Summerfolk is providing performers who are 24 and younger a further 50 per cent registration discount and is making travel bursaries available. Online registration is open now at summerfolk.org/ musicbiztuneup
On Sunday, Sept. 24 at 7pm, SONLIT Gospel Quartet appear in concert at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Chesley. This is a fundraising event for church roof repairs. There will be a freewill offering and light refreshments will be available following the concert.
Frank Francalanza Conversation... Works on Canvas and Panel is on display at Meaford Hall until Sept. 21. Paintings invite a conversation between viewer and subject, between figure and ground, between these works and paintings of our cultural past.
The Shoreline Artists Signature Show and Sale: at the The Plex, Rotary Hall, 600 Tomlinson Dr., Port Elgin. Pumpkinfest Weekend - Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. Free admission, lots of parking and shuttle bus to Pumpkinfest. Special auction with proceeds earmarked for a bursary for high school students. More information is avialable at shoreline-artists. net or by calling 519-389-5260.
First United Church in Owen Sound is holding a matinee concert on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 2:30 p.m. The church address is 435-21st Street West. The phone number for tickets is 519-376-1736 or email at: office@ firstunitedos.com The concert features award winning Elvis tribute artist Peter Irwin and the Memphis Rebels. The purpose of the concert is to raise funds for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and the ministry of First United Church. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for youth/students, children under 12 receive free admission.
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