When country vocal band Home Free was crowned champion of NBC’s The Sing-Off, their victory was by no means the beginnings of a career for the five country stars from Minnesota. Rather it was a satisfying culmination of nearly a decade of hard work and commitment to a vocal craft growing in popularity. They have become known for their high-energy performances, peppered with quick-witted humor that meshes Nashville standards with pop hits dipped in country flavor.
Home Free | September 14, 2015 | 8 p.m. | Buy Tickets
Opening Night Gala: Florence K
Though rare, there are some artists who surprise us time and again by constantly revealing new facets of their immense talent. Florence K is one of these artists. Since the launch of Live At Lion D’Or in 2005, the renowned Montreal musician continues to surprise, amaze and fascinate. With her two beautiful albums, Bossa Blue released in 2006 and La Historia De Lola in 2008, both of which have won Félix Awards for World Music Album of the Year, or with Havana Angels, her gorgeous Christmas opus that was a huge smash just after its release in 2010, Florence has more than lived up to her billing as one of the most celebrated singers Quebec has to offer.
Florence K | September 15, 2015 | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets
Life, Death and the Blues
Life, Death and The Blues is a new concert/theatre hybrid, a show that Gemini nominated actor and Maple Blues Award winning musician Raoul Bhaneja was uniquely suited to create. He combines autobiography, interviews, live music and multi-media to paint a big canvas about the power, passion and meaning of the Blues.
Life, Death and the Blues | September 17, 7:30pm & September 18, 10:30 a.m. & 6:30pm | Buy Tickets
Hot Toddy Reunion
Hot Toddy Reunion | September 19, 2015 | 2 p.m. | Buy Tickets
Oliver Jones Trio
A true legend, Canadian master Oliver Jones’ six-decade musical career has been rich and varied. Born and raised in working class Saint Henri, a young Jones would often wander a few blocks down to the Peterson household, where he sat in awe of Oscar Peterson’s trumpeting and took piano lessons from Oscar’s sister, Daisy. Oliver was performing publicly at age five, and by the time he had his first nightclub appearance, he was nine. His classical music education was followed by stints at Montreal’s Café St-Michel, enthralling patrons with his acrobatic piano stunts.
Oliver Jones Trio | September 19, 2015 | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets