A day full of celebration featuring two stages of live music, family fun, carnival entertainment,
BBQ, bake sale, live art, prizes and MORE!
On September 12th the Knights of Columbus Hall will be filled with life-affirming joy.
Featuring performances by:
The Delta Shakers
The Dumpster Bees
The Elmo Combo
The Lightning Dogs
Mark Leslie Wilson
The idea for SueFest was born in late 2013 after
the sudden passing of an incredible community member
known for her gentle kindness, musical ability and
commitment to the deaf blind community.
Susan Elaine Wallbank-Maher was a local teacher who
spent a lot of her time fundraising for charitable causes.
That is why we are excited to boast that in the festivals first
year we raised nearly $10.000 for continued research for
The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada!
‘Ready‘ by Tomi Swick (of Strummers Union)
Blaine Bomberry w/ Retrofit Blues Band performing ‘The Lovin’ I Miss‘ by the Tommy Z Band
Nate Friesen performing ‘Hearts on Fire‘ by Passenger
|Who?||Nate Friesen | Huckleberry Gin | Blaine Bomberry
Cory Mercer | The Dumpster Bees | Paul Agriesti
Ruby’s Revenge | Mark Leslie Wilson | The Lightning Dogs
Strummers Union | The Delta Shakers | The Elmo Combo
|Where?||Knights of Columbus Hall|
|Date?||Saturday, September 12th|
|Time?||2pm – 10pm|
free for children 12 years and under
#brantfordrocks #heart&stroke #livemusic
Whatever your entertainment needs may be,
you’re going to have a great time at the acoustic Open Mic.
Comedians, acoustic musicians, poets and more are all welcome to take to their turn presenting their art.
Many people ask what the difference is between “open mic” and “open jam.”
An open jam will typically have a drum kit, musicians will band together and rock out together on stage.
Sometimes bands will entertain you.
An open mic is typically acoustic acts, stand up comedy, slam poetry, etc.
Come out and play some tunes, maybe make people laugh or think a little!
Whatever it is you do, if you’re looking for some stage time, we’ve got it!
Don’t forget!! The final Tuesday of each month is your chance to win a cash prize for your awesomeness!
Interested in booking YOUR act? Just email Less Than Three to grab a spot for an upcoming night.
|Who?||Less Than Three
plus special guests
|Time?||10pm – 2am|
|Cost?||No Cover (free)|
#brantfordrocks #supportlocal #openmic
Help support Brantford’s local H.O.P.E. organization while enjoying some excellent acoustic music!
Brantford Arts Block is hosting this wonderful evening
with local musicians coming together to foster hope and charity within the community.
H.O.P.E. is a Not for Profit organization with the aim of helping and hiring those with long term health difficulties reintegrate back into the workforce on a part time basis with the goal of them gradually building to full time employment elsewhere in the community.
‘What You Love‘ by Logan Staats
‘Take Your Records‘ by Chris Strei
Caleb Turgeon Coates performing ‘Summertime Sadness‘ by Lana Del Ray
|Who?|| Caleb Turgeon Coates | Chris Strei
Less Than Three | Logan Staats | Terry Weaver
|Where?||Brantford Arts Block|
|Date?||Friday, September 11th|
|Cost?||$15 minimum donation|
#brantfordrocks #hope #acoustic
John and is sure to entertain with his classic covers and modern greats.
Steve Todd & John Ladds performing ‘Moondance‘ by Van Morrison
|Where?||the Arlington Hotel Paris|
|Date?||Saturday, April 18th|
#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #acoustic
There will be a going away party for Bethany Shultz (of Bethany & Mikie)
as she is about to leave Brantford to serve our country proud.
See Bethany (possibly with Mikee) live at the Station for one last show.
As you may or may not have heard, I’ve joined the military!
I am having a going away party for my family, friends, and fans to come together and send me off in a big way!
The first two hours are open mic style, for anyone who would like to play a few tunes, tell a few jokes, or say a few words.
From 7-8pm I’ll be playing a set for those who would like to hear one last show
(hopefully with Mikie Bray)!
After that, we’ll mingle and hug and all that jazz…
but I have an early morning and long drive after,
so the party will come to a close around 9pm.
Beer & Wine, Coffee & Tea, Quick Dinner Foods & Treats..
available for purchase throughout (support the venue!)
As always, a donation jar will be there (support local musicians!)
‘Don’t Want to Be Alone‘ by Bethany Schultz
|Where?||The Station Coffee House|
|Date?||Friday, April 17th|
|Time?||5pm – 9pm|
|Cost?||$5 suggested donation|
|Age limit?||All Ages|
#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #folkrock
Playing the greatest hits and forgotten gems,
Mike Dowson will be giving another great live performance
down at the Arlington Hotel.
Playing the finest in Retro, Post Retro, and Meta Retro
by artists including:
Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, The Dandy Warhols,
Cat Stevens, Bruce Springstein, Neil Diamond,
Neil Young, OKGo, The Flaming Lips.
Buddy Holly, Okkervil River, aHa, Depeche Mode,
Nick Drake, Belle & Sebastien, Simon & Garfunkel,
CCR, Bright Eyes, Poison, Guns n Roses,
Foreigner, Johnny Cash, The Darkness,
The Violent Femmes, The Grateful Dead
and many others.
Mike Dowson performing ‘Sam Stone‘ by John Prine
|Where?||Arlington Hotel (Paris)|
|Date?||Friday, April 17th|
#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #classicrock
The Brantford Open Stage will be happening, one time only, on a Sunday afternoon!
Usually held every other Friday, this week the Open Stage will be taking place at a special date and time: Sunday at 2pm.
Best Western plus Brant Park Inn is once again hosting the fun & folksy open jam for local musicians.
We are oriented to folk and acoustically-based music in general.
The emphasis is on encouraging live performance.
We are an open mic forum for performers,
both accomplished and developing,
to present a 2-song (10-minute) set.
Additional note: Please keep in mind that as a live music venue,
we discourage the use of performing to ‘backing tracks’.
Your cooperation and understanding is appreciated.
(Note also; there are usually enough accomplished musicians around to put together instrumental back-up.)
If you’re interesting in taking part in the Brantford Open Stage
get in touch with Dave Jensen.
|What?||Brantford Open Stage|
|Where?||Best Western plus Brant Park Inn|
|Date?||Sunday, April 12th|
|Time?||2pm – 5pm|
|Cost?||$4 (free for performers)|
#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #openjam
He sells hundreds of copies of yearly, bootleg-style.
A live show is actually the only place you can purchase his hand-made album!
Ever grateful for his loyal audience of fans and friends,
he strives to be a positive force musically and in his community.
Having found success creating an original solo performance over the past decade,
Evan Champagne continues to be one of the busiest independent Canadian touring artists, performing over 200 times each year at festivals, music venues & private events.
‘Jamaica‘ by Evan Champagne
|Date?||Thursday, April 9th|
|Time?||9:30pm – 1:30am|
|Cost?||No Cover (free)|
#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #livedub #acoustic
Mctease don’t take themselves too seriously, but they do seriously rock!
Playing their instruments like men possessed, their passion pours through with each note.
Let them draw you in to their musical good times!
Trevor Cobb is a welcoming and charismatic guy and this comes through brilliantly in his music. His husky voice, energetic strumming and humourous nature make him seem like the long lost third member of Tenacious D. That same vibrant energy and love of music are apparent when Mick Montgomery starts rhythmically walloping his conga drum.
Mctease play a blend of rock, country and generally upbeat tunes. Whatever genre they flowed through, Mick and Trevor made each song seem completely theirs, even when they play a covers. Their original songs are wonderfully frivolous, with lyrics that cause bursts of joyous laughter and a rousing cadence that makes it impossible not to stomp along to the beat.
|Date?||Friday, April 3rd|
|Cost?||No Cover (FREE)|
#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #brantfordbands