***Final Blitz for Series Tickets*** The Kirkland Lake Arts Council welcomes you to visit their booth at the Civic market in Kirkland Lake on Tuesday, September 19th and Tuesday, September 26th. Come check out our 2023/24 line-up!! Series tickets will be available for purchase - $150 for adults and $100 for students. Don’t miss out on a great line-up of concerts.
Fri Oct 13 2023 7:30 PM
Fri Oct 27 2023 7:30 PM
Evalyn Parry's Spin
Innovative, award-winning Toronto artist Evalyn Parry takes her audience on an uncommon theatrical and musical journey in Spin, her tour-de-force performance celebrating the Bicycle as muse, musical instrument and agent of social change.
Spinning a web of stories that travel from 19th century women’s emancipation to 21st century consumer culture, SPIN is inspired by the incredible true tale of Annie Londonderry, the first woman to ride around the world on a bicycle in 1895. One part documentary and another part musical activism, Parry cleverly peels back layers of history to reveal a very contemporary heart to her theme of liberation.
Parry’s co-star is a vintage bicycle. Suspended in a mechanic’s stand on stage and outfitted with electronic pickups, the bike is played by percussionist Brad Hart, who conjures an astonishing array of sounds on his ”iron horse”, creating a richly textured and utterly unique sonic accompaniment to Parry’s songs and monologues.
“…this magnetic artist and her winning production team invest the work with such intelligence and playfulness, it’s hard not to be charmed.” NOW MAGAZINE
Sat Dec 2 2023 7:30 PM
Join Canada’s Leading Ladies of Theatre, Jazz, and Cabaret as they celebrate the Season with a fabulous evening of Holiday classics and lesser-known seasonal gems, all put together in original, arrangements with tons of musicality and humour! It’s The Most Wonderful Time ... Maybe!!
The show features songs from Broadsway’s recording of the same name (“ ... a musical version of the best office Christmas party ever!” ~ Mark Rheaume, CBC Radio) as well as several crowd favourites. Whether performing as a trio, or alongside some of Canada’s finest Jazz and Theatre musicians, this show consistently brings audiences to their feet and is sure to be a brilliant addition to any concert series as a Seasonal highlight!
“Three talented ladies who know their way around Jazz harmonies, sing their heads off, and actually entertain the hell our of their audiences!” ~ Jim Caruso, Host, Jim Caruso’s Cast Party, Birdland, New York
“The Broads - beauty, brains, and talent - it doesn’t get much better than that - wait, yes it does! Add their wicked sense of humour ... this CD is going to stay at the top of my rotation ... “ ~ Sandy Graham, Cashbox Canada
Sat Feb 24 2024 7:30 PM
Becoming The Beatles
Becoming the Beatles is definitely not a tribute act. It’s a show about four boys: one born during an air raid, one who had to reverse the strings on his guitar to make sense of it, one who stayed up late practicing with tears in his eyes and another who couldn’t read or write until he was eight. It’s also the story of a visionary young producer who was desperate to find his way out of the ‘comedy division’ at Parlophone records.
Haley Marie’s in-depth analysis reveals the re-awakening of a world devastated by war, the genius of oppressed musicians in the Deep South, the unexpected inspiration from the classical greats and the heartbreak from the death of the band’s biggest idol.
Hear first-hand how the band used flour and water to fasten their logo to the side of their van en route to Germany. How that same band was turned down by 80% of the English recording market yet defied the odds to become the most successful musical group in history.
Tue Mar 26 2024 7:30 PM
MOTUS O dance theatre’s FAREWELL TOUR…Confessions of a Professional Dancer
As you may or may not know, the 3 artistic directors and founders of MOTUS O dance theatre will be winding down their over 3-decade commitment to bringing arts to communities throughout Canada. Before departing however, they will be touring their final creation, “Confessions of a Professional Dancer”, performed by the founders themselves.
“Confessions of a Professional Dancer” are the prolific stories of 3 journeyers who thought starting a dance theatre company was actually a good idea! The show tells the absurd, the bizarre, the droll and humorous untold stories through movement and text of what life was like behind the curtain of their professional dance careers.
Sat May 4 2024 7:30 PM
ABBAMANIA” is rated as the number one Abba production in the world and the cast is based in Toronto.
In the beginning, “ABBAMANIA” was six months in rehearsals just for vocal arrangements. Abba’s harmonies are very difficult to reproduce as ABBA recorded their vocals many times on each record to make them sound so big and full. Not only did the cast have to look like Anni-Frid, Bjorn, Benny and Agnetha, they had to sound like them. ABBAMANIA was a huge venture. They are backed by a live band and carry charts for a full symphony show. They sold out two shows, 6000 tickets, with the San Diego Symphony.
With authentic costumes, made by the seamstress from MAMA MIA, and incredible vocals, ABBAMANIA will take you back in time to when ABBA was on stage, live in concert.
ABBAMANIA performs 22 songs of ABBA in their two set show with costume changes, choreography, comedy and a great concert sound.
ABBAMANIA is a show for all ages to enjoy and to sing along with songs from “Waterloo, Fernando, S.O.S, Mama Mia, Super Trooper, Voulez Vous, I Had A Dream to Dancing Queen” and many more. Abbamania performs all the hits.
Earlier this Season
Sun Mar 20 2022 7:30 PM
The Celtic Tenors
The charismatic, globe trotting trio are the most successful classical crossover act to emerge from Ireland. They just sing songs they love, and they most certainly don’t take themselves too seriously. It’s all about the music, the harmonies and the fun. The Celtic Tenors will perform classical arias, a capellas, hauntingly beautiful Celtic harmonies, and popular contemporary songs.
With a polished international reputation and with over a million CDs sold world wide, The Celtic Tenors offer something truly unique. The skill, range and ability of world class tenors, combined with the personality and fun of genuine performers.
With The Celtic Tenors, you will get more than a performance from world class artists, you will enjoy an evening to savour, with a sparkling good humoured performance. Despite their success, they love what they do and don’t take themselves too seriously.
Three unique solo voices, but when called upon - One Tenor Sound!
Fri Apr 22 2022 7:30 PM
Dance and music come together in an explosive rhythmical heartbeat.
Fri Apr 29 2022 7:30 PM
Christine Tassan et les Imposteures
With a decade and a half of bringing their special blend of Gypsy jazz and revisited cover songs to audiences, Christine Tassan et les Imposteures have made a name for themselves on the music scene. The latest show of these four exquisitely talented female musicians brings together some of the best works by Django Reinhardt, Flix Leclerc and American swing composers. This crafty double tribute recalls the meeting between the Gypsy guitarist and the Qubec singer-songwriter in a Saint-Germain-des-Prs hotel in 1951, in Paris. If the two really did meet, the rest is the product of the intensely creative imagination of the quartet. With a singular mix of virtuosity, daring and humour, the four-woman string band draws inspiration from one artists poetry and the others swing to weave a rich new musical universe, an ode to freedom and creativity. In the same line of thought, theyve expanded their concept to the wonderful swing music of some contemporary friends of Django and Flix. They revisit hit songs created by George Gershwin, Louis Prima or Charlie Chaplin and blend them nicely with Djangos beautiful melodies. It is a stunning tribute to these great artists who, on their respective continents, had such a lasting impact on their time and their culture.
Sat May 14 2022 7:30 PM
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE! The Dreamboats are bringing back good ol fashioned Rock n Roll! With a sound that is equal parts Chuck Berry & The Wonders, this quartet of handsome young Mississauga boys delivers a high energy, nostalgic show that has audiences dancing and singing the night away! What brings these four youngsters together to play music that was much before their time? A true passion for an era when ice cream cost a quarter, milk was delivered to the door, and people danced to live music! The Dreamboats capture this era at live shows through their angelic harmonies, rockin guitars, matching uniforms, and contagious dance steps!
Sat Oct 29 2022 7:30 PM
THE WAY WE FEEL
THE WAY WE FEEL WWW.JORYNASH.COM/WAYWEFEEL
THE WAY WE FEEL is a multi-artist concert celebrating the songs of Gordon Lightfoot. Co-founded in 2003 by Jory Nash & Aengus Finnan, the show was held annually at Toronto’s Hugh’s Room every January until that venue’s sudden closing. In all, the show was performed over 50 times and has featured almost 100 different Canadian artists. For this performance, the confirmed artists will be Jory Nash, Suzie Ungerleider, Lori Cullen, Matthew Barber, and Kevin Fox.The backing band will be: Jason Fowler, David Matheson, and Maury Lafoy.
Sat Nov 19 2022 7:30 PM
JOELLE RABU & NICO RHODES
& NICO RHODES
Joelle Rabu & Nico Rhodes are a dynamic mother and son duo that create magic on stage. As one critic summed it up so well:“Rabu is Edith Piaf, Bette Midler and Carole Burnett all rolled into one extraordinary performer. Her passion-filled voice is spine-tingling and her stage presence electric.” “Nico Rhodes’ musical ability is nothing short of stunning with breathtakingly fresh sounds and style radiating from this young musician whose hands effortlessly fly across a keyboard leaving us in utter amazement and jumping to our feet at the end of a solo!”
Fri Dec 9 2022 7:30 PM
BRASS TRANSIT ROCKIN' CHRISTMAS SHOW
BRASS TRANSIT ROCKIN’ CHRISTMAS SHOW
You asked for it! The return of the greatest Chicago Tribute in the country, Brass Transit. This time is different, a little Chicago and a little holiday with their big band style! Brass Transit is the world- renowned, dynamic, studio-tight Chicago Tribute band. The group consists of eight of Toronto’s best studio musicians who’ve made their mark backing some of the biggest names and Hall-of-Fame acts in Rock and Soul. This talented ensemble plays the hits of Chicago’s “golden age” with songs like “Twenty-Five Or Six To Four”, “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” and “Colour My World.”
“Truly amazing and outstanding musicianship. One of the best shows I have seen in a very long time!
— Dennis Gomes
Owner/CEO, Resorts Casino, Atlantic City
“This is not just a tribute band, ” it is T-H-E Chicago experience!
— Joe Donofrio
Six-time Grammy Award-winning Record Producer
Sat Feb 4 2023 7:30 PM
Over the course of their notable career, Leahy has secured a place as one of Canada’s most highly regarded musical groups. Their emergence on the Canadian music scene in the late 1990s introduced audiences to the original Leahy sound from which the band’s extraordinarily brilliant fiddles, passionate vocals, and exquisite harmonies were launched to mainstream music listeners.Their reputation as excellent musicians, multi-instrumentalists, singers, and songwriters was (and continues to be) exponentially enhanced by Leahy’s stunning, high-energy live performances.
Sat Apr 1 2023 7:30 PM
QUATUOR ESCA WWW.QUATUOR-ESCA.COM
The Quatuor Esca meets the distinguished pianist Amélie Fortin for a musical tête-à-tête. For Esca, the idea behind a concert is to take the audience to unexpected places. Fragments offers an intimate experience that skillfully links together various musical styles. It represents a chance for us to invite you into our universe and to introduce you to the music that inhabits us. From Simon and Garfunkel to Gilles Vigneault and from Antonin Dvorak to many others, the original work Fragments by François Vallières will captivate you with its mysterious atmosphere and its unique energy.This concert shall move you in various ways.
Thu Apr 13 2023 7:30 PM
Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre – Teasing Gravity
Wed Apr 26 2023 7:30 PM
DERINA HARVEY BAND
DERINA HARVEY BAND
Derina Harvey leads the award-winning Celtic Rock sensation, the Derina Harvey Band (dHb). With a show that offers a fresh take on traditional folk songs as well as a few originals, Derina’s vibrant personality takes center stage with humour, storytelling, and, of course, her world class vocals. dHb has been likened to a “rockier” version of Canada’s Great Big Sea, if fronted by Adele, and has earned a reputation as a high-energy live show that leaves many an audience out-of-breath and hollering from their seats!