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SueFest: a Celebration of Life @ Knights of Columbus – Sept 12

SueFest a Celebration of Life fundraiser for the Heart & Stroke foundation

Celebrate Life!

Support the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada while having a blast
at the 2015 SueFest: A Celebration of Life!

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:
Blaine Bomberry
Cory Mercer
The Delta Shakers
The Dumpster Bees
The Elmo Combo
Huckleberry Gin
The Lightning Dogs
Mark Leslie Wilson
Nate Friesen
Paul Agriesti
Ruby’s Revenge
Strummers Union

from SueFest.ca

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!

Tickets are available:
Online: Ticketscene.ca
In Person: P.A. Music Shop (139 Charing Cross St)

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

SueFest 2015

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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
Cost? $20 advance
$25 door
free for children 12 years and under

#brantfordrocks #heart&stroke #livemusic

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Open Mic w/ Less Than Three – Tuesdays @ Manny’s Place

Open Mic Tuesdays at Manny's Place with Less Than Three

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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.

Make Tuesdays memorable with a journey down to Manny’s Place for their Open Mic with Less Than Three.

from facebook:

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
Where? Manny’s Place
Date? Tuesdays
Time? 10pm – 2am
Cost? No Cover (free)
Age limit? 19+

 


#brantfordrocks #supportlocal #openmic

 

Songs for H.O.P.E fundraiser @ Brantford Arts Block – Sept 11

Songs for HOPE fundraiser featuring live acoustic music from Logan Staats and many more

live music for a great cause

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.

Featuring performances by:
Logan Staats
Caleb Turgeon Coates
Chris Strei
Less Than Three
Terry Weaver

from facebook

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.

Tickets are available at:
Starving Artist Cafe (42 Dalhousie)
Neat Stuff (116 Dalhousie)
Brantford Arts Block (111 Sherwood Drive)

What You Love‘ by Logan Staats

Take Your Records‘ by Chris Strei

Caleb Turgeon Coates performing ‘Summertime Sadness‘ by Lana Del Ray

Join the Event on facebook!

Who? Caleb Turgeon Coates |   Chris Strei
Less Than Three  |  Logan Staats  |  Terry Weaver
Where? Brantford Arts Block
Date? Friday, September 11th
Time? 7pm-10pm
Cost? $15 minimum donation

#brantfordrocks #hope #acoustic

Acoustic Open Mic w/ Trevor Cobb @ Manny’s Place – Tuesdays

Acoustic Open Mic with Trevor Cobb at 9pm at Manny's Place

Acoustic Open Mic w/ Trevor Cobb

Join Trevor Cobb for an Acoustic Open Jam every Tuesday night at Manny’s Place.

For us non-performing listener types it’s always great seeing local musicians let their music free.

Rock, soul, folk, country, blues, death metal (acoustic death metal obviously),
no genre is safe from the Open Jam!

If you’re looking to have some fun jamming out with local musicians
get down to Manny’s and Trevor will get you up on stage.

The Acoustic Open Jam starts at 9pm.


Who? Anyone who wants to jam acoustically
Where? Manny’s Place
Date? Tuesdays
Time? 9pm
Cost? No Cover (free)
Age limit? 19+

 


#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #openjam

Thee Empty Hours, Chris Strei, Waking Life, Gag Order and MANY MORE! @ Manny’s Place – June 13

Future for Scott's Legacy Lives On fundraiser featuring waking life, chris strei, thee empty hours, pay no mind, gag order, Synchronized Silence, High Heels Lo Fi , The Whatever Device, Familiar Fiends, The Dirty Kulprits

Future for Molly

Future for Molly, Scott’s Legacy Lives On.

Ten (10!) great bands
all coming together to remember Scott Randall
and raise what they can for his daughter Molly.

Tickets are available now at

from facebook:

The sudden passing of our dear family member and friend Scott Randall, has left our hearts with an emptiness that words can’t explain.

Scott’s beautiful, amazing and extraordinarily intelligent eleven year old daughter lives on without the companionship, fun and financial aid that her father provided.

Let’s come together for a fun night of music, food, prizes and camaraderie in Scott’s memory and get the lovely Molly a giant start on her education fund!

Also, many of you have asked, “what can I do to help?”
As you know, Scott was a chef (and a very good one, at that!!), and he loved food.
We would love to have people bring something they love to eat to share.

We’ll have live music right from 4:00pm on.

Thee Empty Hours 4:00 – 4:45
Chris Strei 5:00 – 5:45
Pay No Mind 6:00 – 6:45
Gag Order 7:00 – 7:45
Synchronized Silence 8:00 – 8:45
Waking Life 9:00 – 9:45
High Heels Lo Fi 10:00 – 10:45
The Whatever Device 11:00 – 11:45
Familiar Fiends 12:00 – 12:45
The Dirty Kulprits 1:00 – 1:45


Take Your Records‘ by Chris Strei


Feed the Greed‘ by Gag Order


You Win Again, Tequila‘ by High Heels Lo Fi

Thee Empty Hours facebook music youtube
Chris Strei facebook twitter music youtube web
Pay No Mind facebook youtube
Gag Order facebook twitter music youtube
Synchronized Silence facebook twitter music youtube
Waking Life facebook music
High Heels Lo Fi facebook twitter music youtube web
The Whatever Device facebook youtube web
Familiar Fiends facebook music
The Dirty Kulprits facebook music youtube

Join the Event on facebook!

Future for Molly fundraiser

Who? Thee Empty Hours, Chris Strei, Pay No Mind, Gag Order,
Synchronized Silence, Waking Life, High Heels Lo Fi
The Whatever Device, Familiar Fiends, The Dirty Kulprits
Where? Manny’s Place
Date? Saturday, June 13th
Time? 3pm – 2am
Cost? Adults $10
Kids 6-12 $5 at door, 5 and under free,
Age limit? All Ages until 9pm
19+ after 9pm

 


#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #futureformolly

John Ladds @ Arlington Hotel – April 18

Enjoy an evening of fine dining and fine music with John Ladds at the Arlington Hotel Paris.

John and is sure to entertain with his classic covers and modern greats.


Steve Todd & John Ladds performing ‘Moondance‘ by Van Morrison

Join the event on facebook!

John Ladds
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Who? John Ladds
Where? the Arlington Hotel Paris
Date? Saturday, April 18th
Time? 7pm

 


#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #acoustic

Bethany Schultz @ the Station – April 17

Bethany Schults & Mikie Bray

photo courtesy of J.Roorda photography

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.

from facebook:

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

Bethany Schultz
facebook music youtube

Join the Event on facebook!

Who? Bethany Schultz
and friends
Where? The Station Coffee House
Date? Friday, April 17th
Time? 5pm – 9pm
Cost? $5 suggested donation
Age limit? All Ages

 


#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #folkrock

Mike Dowson @ Arlington Hotel – April 17

Mike Dowson

Retro covers and modern acoustic greats

Playing the greatest hits and forgotten gems,
Mike Dowson will be giving another great live performance
down at the Arlington Hotel.

from facebook:

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

Who? Mike Dowson
Where? Arlington Hotel (Paris)
Date? Friday, April 17th
Time? 7pm

 


#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #classicrock

Brantford Open Stage @ Best Western – April 12

Brantford Open Stage at the Best Western on March 13th

Great live jam with the community.

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.

from brantfordopenstage.org:

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

Evan Champagne @ Buck’s Tavern – April 9

Evan Champagne

Awesome originals and unique covers.

Multi-instrumentalist live-looper Evan Champagne,
with his soulful originals and unique covers,
is bringing his live show to Buck’s!

from evanchampagne.com:

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

Evan Champagne
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Join the Event on facebook!

Who? Evan Champagne
Where? Buck’s Tavern
Date? Thursday, April 9th
Time? 9:30pm – 1:30am
Cost? No Cover (free)

 


#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #livedub #acoustic

McTease @ the Tub – April 3

Brantford's own Mctease

Deep jams at a frantic pace.

Trevor and Mick are bringing their frantically fun band Mctease down to the Tub!

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!

from brantfordbands.com:

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.

Mctease facebook
Who? Mctease
Where? The Tub
Date? Friday, April 3rd
Time? 9pm
Cost? No Cover (FREE)

 


#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #brantfordbands

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