The PepTides should have Heart­wood rock­ing

The Sun Times (Owen Sound) - - FORUM - BRENT JEF­FRIES

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.sweet­wa­ter­mu­sicfes­ti­ 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 sum­mer­ 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@ firstu­nite­ 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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