October at Festival Place
Oct
1
to Oct 31

October at Festival Place

October is a month of music at Festival Place, with 14 performances and events from 9 genres in the Presenter Series throughout the month.


Singer Songwriter

Danny Michel (October 1) is unquestionably one of Canada’s finest songwriters. His thoughtful lyrics & earnest performances have earned him a devoted fan base as well as three JUNO nominations, the Polaris Prize, the CBC "Heart Of Gold" and most recently the CFMA's "Producer of the year" and "Oliver Schroer Pushing the Boundries" award.

Danny Michel | October 1 | Singer Songwriter


Instrumental

In an already sold out show, Pavlo (October 4) is a true world artist who brings audiences to their feet with his unique style and Mediterranean spirit. Over the span of his 20-year career, Pavlo has released 15 albums including two collaborative projects, 2015’s Guitarradas with Remigio Pereira and 2009’s Trifecta with fellow guitar masters Rik Emmett and Oscar Lopez.

Jazz
A Festival Place favourite, Internationally acclaimed musician Michael Kaeshammer returns to Festival Place, October 5. His new album, Something New features 10 original songs about love, life, travel and politics. Flavours of jazz, boogie-woogie and blues combined with passion and meticulous detail, Michael Kaeshammer is unafraid of crossing genre boundaries and uses his many influences to take the listener along on a memorable journey.

Folk
Newfoundland has a storied history of stunning songwriters, poets and players. Over the course of the last decade, The Once (October 9) have writ and knit themselves into that story. The trio's instrumentation and vocals led by Geraldine Hollett's meld together like gold. Their songs have been placed in international film and television, they have YouTube videos with millions of hits, and there's a trail of trophy nominations and wins from the East Coast Music Awards, the Canadian Folk Awards, and the JUNO Awards in their wake.

The Once | October 9 | Folk


Pop / Rock

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald (October 10) is a singer/ songwriter from Calgary. A touring troubadour, most of his time is spent on stage playing clubs, theatres and festivals across North America. MBF has shared the stage and toured with Joel Plaskett, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Steve Winwood, Third Eye Blind, Sam Roberts, Stars, K-OS, The Wallflowers, Elliott Brood, Lights and many more. 

Just added to the Festival Place season, 100.3 The Bear presents Clayton Bellamy & The CongregationOctober 12. Audiences know Bellamy from The Road Hammers and from his solo records (Everyone’s a Dreamer and Five Crow Silver). Bellamy is back with a new sound, a mix of blues, rock and gospel. 

Festival Place is please to present The Royal Foundry Album Release with Special Guest Lost CousinOctober 18.  The Royal Foundry make the kind of up tempo folk pop that comes from harmonious alignment. It makes sense, then, that band members Bethany and Jared Salte are married. As the duo write music inspired by their marital life along with life lessons and challenges, they embark hand-in-hand, creating thought provoking lyrics, mesmerizing melodies, and a charming, unforgettable chemistry.

Sloan (October 22) is without doubt the most truly democratic group in the annals of rock, with Jay Ferguson, Chris Murphy, Patrick Pentland, and Andrew Scott all contributing original compositions to each record; equal partners with equal say over every aspect of their work. Over 25 years into their legendary career as (probably) the greatest name to come out of the Halifax pop explosion, Sloan continues to inspire those in need of honest, true rock and roll in all of its glorious colours.

The Royal Foundry | October 18 | Pop / Rock

Blues
JUNO nominated and Western Canadian Music Award recipients, The Sojourners (October 11) sing with earthy vocals, gorgeous harmonies and effortless swing. Their latest project, Sing and Never Get Tired is a classic gospel album sung in a soulful, rootsy, bluesy style and with a musical backdrop that recalls the best of sixties gospel and rock music.

To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Motown, Festival Place is proud to present A Tribute To Motown featuring Peter LaMarr (The Drifters) & The Motown Tribute Orchestra, October 17. Paying homage to some of the greatest musical acts of all time, the Motown Tribute Orchestra is a 10 piece ensemble that perform the hits made by such artists as Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes and many more. Formed by Musical Director and former Ray Charles Bassist John Gray who played with The Marvelettes (Motown Artists) and some of the Original Funk Brothers, the group features Peter LaMarr, a solid rhythm section, a killer horn section and 2 soulful backup singers.

After 18 albums, countless awards and wowing sold‐out audiences around the globe, The Legendary Downchild Blues Band are celebrating their 50th Anniversary, performing two shows October 31 and November 1 (Nov 1, sold out). Their brand‐new show features hits like “Flip, Flop & Fly,” as well as fan favourites and hidden gems from throughout their illustrious career. With their signature jump‐blues style and infectious, soulful sound, JUNO award winners “Downchild” deliver a live performance that is second to none, and this special anniversary show is one ‐ not to be missed!

The Legendary Downchild Blues | October 31 & November 1 | Blues

Special Events
Festival Place Cultural Arts Foundation (FPCAF) is please to present the 25th Annual Black & White Fundraiser (October 19). Featuring an evening of culinary specialties, live musical entertainment by Terrell Edwards, and  instrumental, vocal, and dance performers from Festival Place Cultural Arts Foundation scholarship and grant recipients. 

All proceeds from this event  go towards supporting visual and performing artists and youth of Strathcona County through advocacy, grants, and scholarships. For over 25 years, FPCAF has contributed fundraising dollars to support Festival Place, Gallery @501 programs, Under the Big Top participants, Sherwood Park Music Festival, and more.

                                

World 
Each and every year the Irish Cultural Academy brings together some of its finest exponents of Irish traditional music, song, and dance as part of one sensational group known as, The Young Irelanders (October 20). The Young Irelanders deliver a performance which transports the audience to a part of the world untarnished by modernity and breathtaking in its beauty. Whether it be one of the much- loved vocal numbers like “Galway Bay”, the foot stomping beat of Kerry polkas, or a stirring air inspired by the “Cliffs of Moher”, the future of Ireland's culture is undoubtedly in safe hands with The Young Irelanders.

Family 
Getting the whole family in the Halloween spirit, Festival Place presents Norman Foote's Halloween Howl, October 24. is a JUNO award-winning entertainer who has received International acclaim for his song writing, outrageous props and off beat sense of humour. In “The Howl”….music, costumes and Halloween all come together in an engaging concert for youth and families. Norman will share the stage with the most creative and colourful children’s choir you will ever see, his “animated wall of costumed singers”. Norman encourages youth to believe in themselves and celebrate their own voice. 


About Festival Place:
All performances begin at 7:30 pm. Ticket prices vary per show and are available through festivalplace.ab.ca, or by calling the Festival Place Box Office (780.449.3378).

Festival Place continues to be Alberta’s #1 Presenter of Professional Artists. The 2018/2019 season showcased an eclectic mix of over 80 incredibly talented performers. The upcoming 2019/2020 season carries on the same ambitious standard of entertainment, with over 80 performances already scheduled between September 2019 and April 2020, with new shows added throughout the year.

For more information, visit festivalplace.ab.ca.

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Waitress - Broadway Across Canada - Calgary
Nov
19
to Nov 24

Waitress - Broadway Across Canada - Calgary

  • Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying run-in with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking, all-female creative team, this Tony Award® -nominated hit features original music and lyrics by 7-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Love Song,” “Brave”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and original direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).

WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly, and is “sweet, sassy and passionate,” according to New York Magazine. Don’t miss this uplifting and hilarious musical!

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Waitress - Broadway Across Canada - Edmonton
Nov
26
to Dec 1

Waitress - Broadway Across Canada - Edmonton

  • Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying run-in with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking, all-female creative team, this Tony Award® -nominated hit features original music and lyrics by 7-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Love Song,” “Brave”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and original direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).

WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly, and is “sweet, sassy and passionate,” according to New York Magazine. Don’t miss this uplifting and hilarious musical!

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Dear Evan Hansen - Broadway Across Canada - Edmonton
Feb
11
to Feb 16

Dear Evan Hansen - Broadway Across Canada - Edmonton

  • Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

Dear Evan Hansen has struck a chord with audiences and critics everywhere, including The Washington Post who says Dear Evan Hansen is, “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history.” The New York Times calls it “a gut-punching, breathtaking knockout of a musical.” And NBC Nightly News declares the musical, “an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.”

Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy, Tony and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).

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Dear Evan Hansen - Broadway Across Canada - Calgary
Feb
18
to Feb 23

Dear Evan Hansen - Broadway Across Canada - Calgary

  • Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

Dear Evan Hansen has struck a chord with audiences and critics everywhere, including The Washington Post who says Dear Evan Hansen is, “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history.” The New York Times calls it “a gut-punching, breathtaking knockout of a musical.” And NBC Nightly News declares the musical, “an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.”

Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy, Tony and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).

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 Wicked - Broadway Across Canada - Calgary
Jul
29
to Aug 9

Wicked - Broadway Across Canada - Calgary

  • Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in.

Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” Time Magazine cheers, “if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place.” The Gershwin Theatre on 50th Street and Broadway is that magical place. From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. It will send your spirits soaring to heights you’ll never forget.

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Wicked - Broadway Across Canada - Edmonton
Aug
12
to Aug 22

Wicked - Broadway Across Canada - Edmonton

  • Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in.

Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” Time Magazine cheers, “if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place.” The Gershwin Theatre on 50th Street and Broadway is that magical place. From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. It will send your spirits soaring to heights you’ll never forget.

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Edmonton Pops Orchestra Gala at the Hotel Macdonald
Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

Edmonton Pops Orchestra Gala at the Hotel Macdonald

You are invited to the Edmonton Pops Orchestra Gala at the Hotel Macdonald in downtown Edmonton.

Guest performers Larrissa Poho and Luc Tellier join the orchestra for a night of pop music under the supreme hospitality of the Hotel Macdonald. Featuring local musicians, brand new arrangments and even complimentary appetizers, this is how you spend a night out.

Tickets are $47.00. All fees are included.

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Vidalia at Teatro La Quindicina
Sep
26
to Oct 12

Vidalia at Teatro La Quindicina

It’s a sleek chic close to the season as we revisit this vivacious contemporary spin on the classic screwball form, last performed by Teatro in 2002. Haberdashery, industrial espionage, and the finest of onions… All figure prominently in this ricochet romp, which ratchets things up further with three identical briefcases and a scintillating cast led by Belinda Cornish and Andrew MacDonald‑Smith.

BY STEWART LEMOINE

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A Suite Serenade – Fundraising Gala for the Yardbird Suite
Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

A Suite Serenade – Fundraising Gala for the Yardbird Suite

The Inaugural Yardbird Suite Gala, "A Suite Serenade" takes us back to our roots while raising funds to support the 2019/20 season.

Join us for a sparkling evening to launch the 2019/20 performance season! Featuring outstanding music from The Stephanie Urquhart Quartet, the Edmonton Jazz Society's own Littlebirds alumni combo, live and silent auctions, light fare from popular local eateries and a preview of exciting changes rolling out for the 2019/20 season.

Thursday, September 19, 2019
6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

General Admission
CA$110.00+Fees (with $50 tax receipt)
Purchase a table for 4
CA$400.00+Fees (with $160 tax receipt)

Tickets on sale now at Eventbrite

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University of Alberta Alumni Weekend
Sep
19
to Sep 22

University of Alberta Alumni Weekend

Come back to campus, reconnect with friends, and be a part of the great things happening at the U of A.

Signature Events:

Thursday, Sept. 19

Alumni Awards

Friday, Sept. 20

Class of ’69 Cap ’n’ Gown

What Will Your Legacy Be?

Golden Bears Hockey & Block Party

Campus Tours

Saturday, Sept. 21

Kids on Campus

U of A in a Day

Relax Damn It! Keynote Lecture by Tim Caulfield

Golden Grads Dinner

Campus Tours

Sunday, Sept. 22

Alumni Weekend Concert


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Dancing on Eggshells: The Making of Ancestors & Elders
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

Dancing on Eggshells: The Making of Ancestors & Elders

The Ukrainian Shumka Dancers are proud to present the world premiere Dancing on Eggshells: The Making of Ancestors & Elders at Metro Cinema.

The documentary explores a historic union of Cree and Ukrainian culture featuring Shumka and the Running Thunder Dancers and Drummers.

Following Shumka choreographer Joseph Hoffman and indigenous theatre artist Barry Bilinsky, the film examines the unlikely pair’s creative process as they navigate the difficulties of uniting their respective stories, while dancing around 150 years of cultural baggage.

The presentation features a full performance of Ancestors & Elders, a dance production telling the story of the first Ukrainian settlers in Alberta and their relationship with the Indigenous people of Treaty 6 territory they encountered. The work features Canada’s Ukrainian Shumka Dancers and the renowned Running Thunder Cree Dancers and Drummers, both based in Edmonton.

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Kaleido Family Arts Festival
Sep
13
to Sep 15

Kaleido Family Arts Festival

Kaleido Family Arts Festival is held on historic Alberta Avenue (118 Ave between 90-94 Street). For two and a half days every September, Alberta Avenue comes alive as an environment of creative exploration and performances on rooftops, sides of buildings, back alleys, parks, old spaces and new spaces. Not only is it a wonder to behold, it is FREE! You have to see it to believe it! 

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Rent - Broadway Across Canada - Calgary
Sep
10
to Sep 15

Rent - Broadway Across Canada - Calgary

  • Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway…and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production.

A re-imagining of Puccini’s La BohèmeRENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.

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Rent - Broadway Across Canada - Edmonton
Sep
3
to Sep 8

Rent - Broadway Across Canada - Edmonton

  • Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway…and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production.

A re-imagining of Puccini’s La BohèmeRENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.

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September at Festival Place
Sep
1
to Sep 30

September at Festival Place

Festival Place is kicking off their 25th season of music, theatre, comedy, dance and special events with a packed September featuring 11 performances and events.

Country
JUNO nominated Lindi Ortega (September 5) kicks off the month with her red boots and “country gothic noir” persona. Expect afeisty, rockabilly mix “drenched in passion, heartache and country swagger” (Huffington Post), including familiar songs like “Tin Star” and “Ashes”.

The Country Series is sponsored by Nutrien.

Lindi Ortega | September 5 | Country
Photo Credit: Kate Nutt

World
Celebrating his 20th anniversary, musician, writer and producer, Lex Justice (September6) fuses classic reggae, R&B, jazz and rock to create a sound and style that is fresh but relatable. He founded the Indie rock group SUGAKANE, fronted and wrote for Blues group JIMMY & The SLEEPERS and created the Industrial Metal Group KINGDOOM, a band that included Chris Vrenna (NINE INCH NAILS and MARYLIN MANSON). Justice has worked alongside GRAMMY winners, JUNO winners and is a multiple award recipient/nominee: Including Western Canadian Music Awards and JUNO Awards.

Fundraising
Las Vegas Entertainer and Sherwood Park's very own, Terrell Edwards (September 7)returns to Festival Place for another unforgettable performance in support of youth initiatives in Strathcona County. Nominated for “Entertainer of the year” at the 2018 Edmonton Event Awards, no one pays tribute to the legends Nat, Ray Charles and The Righteous Brothers quite like this electrifying performer. Enjoy originals from Terrell's 2018 Edmonton Music Award nominated album Unchainedas well as some Jazz standards, classic soul and Motown favourites.

Celtic
Over the course of their notable career, Canadian group Leahy (September 12) has secured a place as one of the country’s most highly regarded progressive folk-roots bands. To date Leahy has sold more than half a million albums worldwide. They have been featured in three PBS television specials and are the subject of an Academy Award winning documentary, The Leahys: Music Most of All. Performances are full of energy, big rich sound, poignant songs, fiery instrumentals and percussive step-dancing – all delivered with unapologetic passion!

Leahy | September 12 | Celtic
Photo Credit: Clem McIntosh

Special Events
Join authors and historians David O’Keefe and Ted Barris for an evening of discovery, storytelling and reflection in From Dieppe to D-Day – the Untold Story (September13). Two of the defining moments of Canada’s role in liberating northwestern Europe during WWII happened within a few hundred miles of each other. Why was one considered a disaster, the other a victory? What was it like for individual Canadians involved? Even after 75 years, questions remain.

For the last 16 years, the Festival Players have captivated audiences over the Christmas season with their renditions of musical favourites. Festival Place 25th Anniversary Musical Revue (September 21), celebrates Festival Players and the extraordinary gift their productions bring to Festival Place audiences.

Toronto pianist, producer and composer, John Sheard, takes local fans on a walk down memory lane with his show Remembering Stuart McLean, featuring pianist John Sheard, The Brilliant Band & Guest Vocalists (September 28). The intimate evening of backstage stories, tour-bus tales, music and humour from 20 years on the road with Stuart, is an honest and genuine tribute to a man he spent so many years building memories with.

Remembering Stuart McLean, featuring pianist John Sheard, The Brilliant Band & Guest Vocalists September 28 | Special Event

Blues
For 41 years, Tom Lavin & the Legendary Powder Blues (September 14) have been Canada’s leading blues band, selling over 1 million records worldwide. Highlights include winning a JUNO award for “Most Promising Group of the Year”, headlining the world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival, winning the Blues Foundation award and touring the US and Europe with legends like Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King and James Brown.

Since 2008, the name MonkeyJunk (September 26) has been synonymous with the emergence of a new kind of blues on the Canadian and international music scene. Continually pushing boundaries and blurring genre lines, the Ottawa based trio has added an edge to their music by incorporating swampy blues and rock with thoughtful and intelligent lyrics. MonkeyJunk has won a collective 21 Maple Blues Awards, two Canadian Independent Music Awards, one Blues Music Award (USA) and have been nominated three times for a JUNO Award, winning the award twice for “Blues Album of the Year” in 2012 for To Behold and in 2018 for Time To Roll.

Multi-award winning Australian artist Lloyd Spiegel (September 26, Cafe Series) delivers one of the most unique solo concert experiences in the world. Blending jaw-dropping guitar chops with a commanding voice, powerful songwriting, storytelling and comedy, he’s described as an “Oz Roots & Blues Icon” (Rolling Stone Australia).

Classical & Vocal
Pianist James 'Kingsley' Clarke (September 23) is turning heads with his unforgettable musical style and unique artistic flair. Bringing a bold new blend of jazz and gospel to the keys, James is a truly incredible artist. Already with two successful albums, and a third on the way, his signature touch and memorable performances are garnering recognition across Canada's jazz scene. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Festival Place, James is pleased to be sharing the stage with three superb local choirs: The Festival Singers, Nottingham Choir, and the Josephburg Choral Society.

September Artist Photos

Festival Place September Playlist


About Festival Place:
All performances begin at 7:30 pm. Ticket prices vary per show and are available throughfestivalplace.ab.ca, or by calling the Festival Place Box Office (780.449.3378).

Festival Place continues to be Alberta’s #1 Presenter of Professional Artists. The 2018/2019 season showcased an eclectic mix of over 80 incredibly talented performers. The upcoming 2019/2020 season carries on the same ambitious standard of entertainment, with over 80 performances already scheduled between September 2019 and April 2020, with new shows added throughout the year.

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Won't You Be My Eastwood Neighbour
Aug
13
to Aug 27

Won't You Be My Eastwood Neighbour

  • Eastwood Community League (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It's a beautiful day in the neighbourhood, meet your neighbours this summer!

Free back alley parties featuring live music, art, games, and BBQ. These events are presented by Arts on the Ave and Eastwood Community League.

Tuesday, August 13 - 5:00-8:00 pm - West of 87 Street and 118 Avenue

Tuesday, August 27 - 5:00-8:00 pm - 88 Street and 119 Avenue

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Teatro La Quindicina: The Bad Seed
Jul
11
to Jul 27

Teatro La Quindicina: The Bad Seed

It’s been thirty years since Teatro last presented Maxwell Anderson’s cunning psychological thriller, based on the sensational novel by William March.

When 8-year-old Rhoda Penmark’s rival for the school penmanship medal dies under mysterious circumstances, a web of family secrets begins to unravel, leading Rhoda’s mother inexorably toward some chilling suspicions about her child. Our biggest cast of the season features Mark Bellamy, Mat Busby, Cathy Derkach, Kristi Hansen, Jeff Haslam, Andrea House, and in their company debuts, Nicola Elbro as Christine Penmark and Lilla Solymos (most recently seen in the title role of the Citadel’s Matilda) as the terrifying Rhoda.

Buy Tickets: https://tickets.teatroq.com/f/teatro-2019-season/the-bad-seed

Check out the full season: https://www.teatroq.com/season

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Festival Place Patio Series
Jul
1
to Aug 28

Festival Place Patio Series

Summer 2019 will be the 22nd annual season of the Patio Series, and will once again present an outstanding and eclectic group of performers from across Alberta, Canada and the Globe.

The patio is the perfect place for a concert, it is a relaxing setting in the evening sun amongst the beauty of Broadmoor Lake Park; and if it's raining, we'll just head inside to the banquet facilities.

Rain or Shine, every Wednesday night Festival Place will present two acts. An eclectic variety of pop, jazz, world, Celtic, folk, blues and country will take to the stage and you never know what treasure's you might discover.

The beverages will be chilled and the BBQ fired up. Join us for a night of relaxation, refreshments and outstanding entertainment!

View the list of artists and buy tickets here.

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Shumka Summer Dance Camps
Jul
1
to Aug 17

Shumka Summer Dance Camps

Shumka Summer Dance Camps is an internationally attended program offering different styles of camps to suit every taste, age, and ability. The program strives to ensure that all campers are inspired to pursue the art of Ukrainian dance and become passionate about Ukrainian culture while making friends, having fun, and improving their dance abilities. Every camp has a unique Ukrainian spin on it!

Shumka Summer Dance Camps provide dancers opportunities to continue training through the summer months in the context of a summer camp environment. Dancers can choose from a one-week day camp experience at the Shumka Dance Centre, or a one- or two-week overnight adventure at the beautiful Camp Oselia, Wabamun Lake. Join hundreds of children and teens aged 3 – 18 from across Canada who want to DANCE HARD, PLAY HARD!

Registration: https://www.shumka.com/school-of-dance/summer-camp-2019/

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TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival 2019
Jun
21
to Jun 30

TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival 2019

Do you like jazz? So do we. Every summer, the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival takes over Edmonton for an 11-day celebration of everything jazz. The festival is proud to host both world-renowned international artists, as well as the very best musicians from the local jazz scene. When it comes to jazz music, there is always something new and exciting waiting just around the corner. Come discover it with us.

See the full festival lineup at edmontonjazz.com/

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Freewill Shakespeare Festival 2019
Jun
18
to Jul 14

Freewill Shakespeare Festival 2019

Alberta's largest outdoor theatre festival, the Freewill Shakespeare Festival presents professional Shakespearean productions featuring local artists in Edmonton’s beautiful River Valley. This year’s titles are Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Winter’s Tale.

https://www.freewillshakespeare.com/

Two Gentlemen of Verona runs even dates.

The Winter’s Tale runs odd dates.

Tickets can be purchased at the onsite box office up to an hour and a half before the performance or online at: https://www.freewillshakespeare.com/buy-tickets

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Dine the Ave - Alberta Avenue Business Association
Jun
17
to Jun 23

Dine the Ave - Alberta Avenue Business Association

  • Various Locations on 118 Ave (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Back by popular demand, Eats on 118 returns to Alberta Avenue, but in a new format! From June 17-23, this culinary tour de force highlights the culturally diverse food and dining district that exists on 118 Avenue. Participating restaurants will have special menus at $10, $15 and $20 price points. 
For more info visit: alberta-avenue.com/news/dine-the-ave


Restaurants include:
Baradho Garden Restaurant
Battista's Calzone Company
Burger Baron
Canada’s Safeway Deli
Caribbean’s finest
Coliseum Pizza & Steak
Donair Express
Green Onion Cake Man
Handy Bakery
La Bodeguita de Cuba Restaurant
Mama Asha Cafe
Mareeg Cafe & Restaurant
Paraiso Tropical - Latin Food Market
Passion de France
Plaza Bowling Co.
Simba's Den Pub & Bistro
Swagat India Bar and Bistro
T & D Vietnamese Noodle House
The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse
The Blind Duck Taphouse and Grill

Please join us and Wild Heart Collective for Eats on 118! On June 12, get an exclusive preview of Dine the Ave menus. Tickets are $47, one tour only. 

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Brian Webb Dance Company Presents The Liminal
Jun
13
to Jun 14

Brian Webb Dance Company Presents The Liminal

  • Triffo Theatre, Allard Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Brian Webb Dance Company’s history shows that it has always been committed to the adventure of the new. Brian feels that the contemporary arts today are defined by the use of contemporary technologies. In The Liminal, he is so excited to be collaborating with Gary James Joynes (Clinker), Edmonton’s most celebrated AV artist - (check out the 2018 winter edition of Canadian Art).

Liminal – that state of neither here nor there, of the in between, is an intersection of live performance and new technologies in sound creation. Six amazing performers, including Brian, will join Gary in a celebration of dance, storytelling and singing all shaped by electronic sound creation and mixing.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Thursday 6/13 8:00PM
Friday 6/14 8:00PM

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Teatro La Quindicina Presents A Likely Story
Jun
6
to Jun 22

Teatro La Quindicina Presents A Likely Story

Temporarily stranded in a pleasant alpine location, five would-be travellers find themselves increasingly fascinated by one another. Worries and preoccupations go by the wayside as these new friends joyously explode and re-imagine their expected trajectories with trademark Teatro pith and brio. The vivacious and intrepid quintet of adventurers includes Rachel Bowron, Mathew Hulshof, Jenny McKillop, Vincent Forcier, and Jeff Haslam.

June 6-22

TICKETS AVAILABLE

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Firefly Theatre’s Let There Be Height: An Aerial Cabaret 
Jun
6
to Jun 7

Firefly Theatre’s Let There Be Height: An Aerial Cabaret 

  • Fringe Theatre Adventures, Westbury Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Let There Be Height: An Aerial Cabaret is Firefly Theatre’s annual showcase and fundraiser.  This unique performance event features Edmonton’s professional and upcoming circus artists along with physical theatre, comedy and dance.  Let There Be Height is one of a kind in Edmonton – come and see ordinary people doing extraordinary things, 20’ in the air. All proceeds benefit the Firefly Circus Academy, Edmonton’s pioneer Aerial Arts Program.

This years theme: Time Travel. Come fly through space and time with us!

When: June 6th and 7th, 2019

Where: Fringe Theatre Adventures, Westbury Theatre

What Time:  Silent Auction opens at 6:30, show at 7:30pm

For more info: 780-758-9999

TICKETS AVAILABLE

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Edmonton Pops Orchestra Presents Fancy Free
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

Edmonton Pops Orchestra Presents Fancy Free

The Edmonton Pops Orchestra takes to the stage at the vintage Capitol Theatre in Fort Edmonton Park to perform popular music from the 1920s-40s. Featuring music by songwriters Berlin, Kern, and Gershwin and songs such as “Steppin’ Out with My Baby”, “Never Gonna Dance”, and “Someone to Watch Over Me”, an engaging story with rich music and hot tap dance will ignite your imagination and get your toes tapping.

June 1, 2019
Performance at 8:00pm

Tickets are $37.00. All fees are included.

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An Evening of Humour with John Cleese
May
27
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening of Humour with John Cleese

Spend an Evening of Humour with the one and only John Cleese as he examines the dysfunctional world we live in and “why there is no hope”.

Best known for Monty Python’s Flying CircusFawlty Towers; and A Fish Called Wanda; Cleese is often referred to as "the world’s funniest man". He first made his mark as a member of the legendary Monty Python troupe in the 1960s and has gone on to write, produce, direct, and star in some of the greatest comedic hits of the last forty years, even receiving an Oscar nomination for best screenplay for A Fish Called Wanda.

John Cleese is far from your garden variety entertainer. From the beginning of his career he has continually parlayed his enormous talents into advancing the political causes he believes. In 2014, Cleese released his New York Times best-selling memoir, So Anyway… . The book shares his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

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Alberta Ballet Presents The Fiddle & The Drum (Edmonton)
May
9
to May 11

Alberta Ballet Presents The Fiddle & The Drum (Edmonton)

  • Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the world premiere of Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum, a storied collaboration that launched what has become Alberta Ballet’s hallmark concept—its signature portrait ballets.

The fruit of an intense 2-year labour of love between famed Canadian singer-songwriter, Joni Mitchell, and Choreographer Jean Grand-Maître, witness what the songstress describes as “the most satisfying project of her career”.

Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum gives passionate expression to Mitchell’s lifelong concern with the issues of conflict, violence and humanity’s continuing devastation of the environment. Alberta Ballet dancers depict Mitchell’s most famous characters from her lyrics and artwork, at times in counterpoint, abstractly illustrating our fragile hope and potential for the creation of beauty.

Mitchell's passion for this ballet was momentous, culminating in a project that is a true expression of this national treasure’s diverse and rich talent. She invested herself in designing the sets, video installation, and libretto, punctuated by a soundtrack that includes three songs she expressly wrote for the ballet.

Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum marked a pivotal moment for Alberta Ballet. The portrait ballet series continues to grow and today includes repertoire inspired by other notable artists, including k.d. lang, Sarah McLachlan, Elton John, Gordon Lightfoot and The Tragically Hip.

Experience this exquisite ballet, and understand why it launched the most important era yet for Alberta Ballet.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Thursday 5/9 7:30PM
Friday 5/10 7:30PM
Saturday 5/11 7:30PM

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Shadow Theatre Presents Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike
May
2
to May 19

Shadow Theatre Presents Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike

Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike
By Christopher Durang

Winner Of The Tony Award For Outstanding New Play 2013

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia bicker and pine about the dashed dreams and squandered hopes of their lives in the sunny Morning Room of the family farmhouse in Bucks County, PA. When their movie-star sister, Masha, suddenly swoops in with her new boy-toy, Spike, old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Joined on the scene by their prophetic housekeeper Cassandra, and a dewy aspiring actress named Nina - whose youthful prettiness troubles Masha’s precariously propped-up vanity – they prepare to attend a neighbor’s costume party and the stage is set for a giddy farce on Chekhovian themes.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Wednesday 5/1 7:30PM (Preview)
Thursday 5/2 7:30PM
Friday 5/3 7:30PM
Saturday 5/4 2:00PM (Pay What You Can)
Saturday 5/4 7:30PM
Tuesday 5/7 7:30PM (2-for-1 Tickets at the Door)
Wednesday 5/8 7:30PM
Thursday 5/9 7:30PM
Friday 5/10 7:30PM
Saturday 5/11 2:00PM (Pay What You Can)
Saturday 5/11 7:30PM
Sunday 5/12 2:00PM (Pay What You Can)
Tuesday 5/14 7:30PM (2-for-1 Tickets at the Door)
Wednesday 5/15 7:30PM
Thursday 5/16 7:30PM
Friday 5/17 7:30PM
Saturday 5/18 2:00PM (Pay What You Can)
Saturday 5/18 7:30PM
Sunday 5/19 2:00PM (Pay What You Can)

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Alberta Ballet Presents The Fiddle & The Drum (Calgary)
May
1
to May 4

Alberta Ballet Presents The Fiddle & The Drum (Calgary)

  • Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the world premiere of Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum, a storied collaboration that launched what has become Alberta Ballet’s hallmark concept—its signature portrait ballets.

The fruit of an intense 2-year labour of love between famed Canadian singer-songwriter, Joni Mitchell, and Choreographer Jean Grand-Maître, witness what the songstress describes as “the most satisfying project of her career”.

Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum gives passionate expression to Mitchell’s lifelong concern with the issues of conflict, violence and humanity’s continuing devastation of the environment. Alberta Ballet dancers depict Mitchell’s most famous characters from her lyrics and artwork, at times in counterpoint, abstractly illustrating our fragile hope and potential for the creation of beauty.

Mitchell's passion for this ballet was momentous, culminating in a project that is a true expression of this national treasure’s diverse and rich talent. She invested herself in designing the sets, video installation, and libretto, punctuated by a soundtrack that includes three songs she expressly wrote for the ballet.

Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum marked a pivotal moment for Alberta Ballet. The portrait ballet series continues to grow and today includes repertoire inspired by other notable artists, including k.d. lang, Sarah McLachlan, Elton John, Gordon Lightfoot and The Tragically Hip.

Experience this exquisite ballet, and understand why it launched the most important era yet for Alberta Ballet.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Wednesday 5/1 7:30PM
Thursday 5/2 7:30PM
Friday 5/3 7:30PM
Saturday 5/4 2:00PM
Saturday 5/4 7:30PM

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Classic Albums Live: AC/DC - Back in Black
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Classic Albums Live: AC/DC - Back in Black

AC/DC is the one band to successfully transition from one singer to the next. The future was uncertain when Bon Scott passed, but the band kept their heads down, found Brian Johnson, and soon recorded Back in Black: one of the greatest records of all time.

Classic Albums Live is going to shake things up and bring out some of the finer aspects of this tremendous album!

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Date and Time:

Saturday 4/20 7:30PM

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Tim Isberg: 25 Years After
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

Tim Isberg: 25 Years After

Tim Isberg is an accomplished singer-songwriter and storyteller re-emerging in the performance scene after a lengthy hiatus from music to serve in the Canadian Army. As a performer, he has entertained audiences in many corners of the world. Tim brings well-crafted songs to the stage, and a unique and endearing array of life experiences he shares in a way that makes each listener feel connected. With Rwanda as backdrop, Tim shares a personal account of his year as a UN Military Observer amid the best and worst humanity had to offer, and the songs it inspired.

Tim's powerful 25 Years After: Songs and Stories of a Canadian Soldier in Rwanda will be a night to remember!

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Date and Time:

Thursday 4/18 7:30PM

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Brian Webb Dance Company Presents Next Generation South Asian Dance
Apr
17
to Apr 18

Brian Webb Dance Company Presents Next Generation South Asian Dance

Next Generation of South Asian Dance 

Over the years the BWDC has built a strong relationship with Edmonton’s rapidly evolving South Asian Dance Community. After presenting the premiere performances of all Usha Gupta’s contemporary Kathak dances, Brian has put together a program of Kathak and Bharatanatyam dances by the Edmonton’s next generation of highly skilled dance artists.

In this mixed program, four pieces will have their world premiere performance.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Wednesday 4/17 8:00PM
Thursday 4/18 8:00PM

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Northern Light Theatre Presents 19 Weeks
Mar
29
to Apr 13

Northern Light Theatre Presents 19 Weeks

19 Weeks (Canadian Premiere)
By Emily Steel
Co-production with Azimuth Theatre
Featuring Vanessa Sabourin

The words are rattling because the story is real. Everyone knows someone who has had an abortion or lost a pregnancy – even if they don’t talk about it. In 2016, playwright Emily Steel had a termination after her baby was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. This is her story, told honestly and publicly, because there are so many more stories out there. We want 19 Weeks to be part of a bigger conversation.

“I made the decision that I was going to tell people the truth about what happened because keeping quiet about such a traumatic experience would have felt like even more of a burden. My fear was that people would think I was a horrible, heartless person, and I had to process those feelings myself, but how people are going to perceive you cannot alter your decisions about the course of your life.

For the most part, my fears did not come true. The response of so many women was to tell me stories of their own abortions or miscarriages, and that was a huge part of the inspiration for the play. There is a lot of controversy about late abortions, but it’s not until you go through that process that you realize how much time it can take to do what you think is the most responsible thing.” – Emily Steel

Awards and reviews can be found at 19weeks.com.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Thursday 3/28 7:30PM (PWYC Preview)
Friday 3/29 7:30PM
Saturday 3/30 7:30PM
Sunday 3/31 2:00PM(Preshow Director’s Circle Event)
Sunday 3/31 7:30PM
Tuesday 4/2 7:30PM (2-for-1 Ticket at the Door)
Wednesday 4/3 7:30PM (Post Show NLT Guest Speaker Salon)
Thursday 4/4 7:30PM (Post Show Actor Talk Back)
Friday 4/5 7:30PM
Saturday 4/6 7:30PM
Sunday 4/7 2:00PM
Sunday 4/7 7:30PM
Tuesday 4/9 7:30PM (2-for-1 Ticket at the Door)
Wednesday 4/10 7:30PM
Thursday 4/11 7:30PM
Friday 4/12 7:30PM
Saturday 4/13 7:30PM

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Carlos Del Junco and the Blues Mongrels
Mar
24
7:30 PM19:30

Carlos Del Junco and the Blues Mongrels

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 countless other awards including a JUNO award for "Blues Album of the Year". Hold on to your blues hats because a night with Carlos del Junco and the Blues Mongrels guarantees a no-holds display of fun and melodic virtuosity.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Date and Time:

Sunday 3/24 7:30PM

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