Music


Valdy: Celebrating 50 Years of Touring

Tuesday January 21, 2020 – 8:00 PM
Artist Life Stories – 2019/2020 series presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

Now Considered Canada’s #1 Troubadour. He is the winner of two Juno Awards for Folk Singer of the Year and Folk Entertainer of the Year, and has received seven additional

Juno nominations. His 20 odd albums have achieved total sales of over half a million units, four of which are certified gold. Of Canadian folk artists in the mid-1970s, only Gordon Lightfoot was more popular. MacLean’s magazine has said “…unquestionably the most public performer in Canada today, and the most loved.”

Part of Market Hall’s Artist Life Stories Series: A perfect evening that features an in-depth conversation with the artist, followed by a Q & A and up close and personal meet and greet.  A perfectly mixed cocktail – 3/4 conversation and 1/4 music and/ or videos, with a dash of the unexpected.

Hosted by Brantford’s Cameron Smillie, who has spent most his career presenting performing arts events at theatres.

He is co-founder of Live at the Hippo Events Inc., director of touring for Canada’s Ballet Jorgen, an executive producer, a business manager and was recognized as agent of the year for 2017 by the Canadian Arts Presenting Association.

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Regular: $30 incl fees


Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar

Saturday February 1, 2020 – 8:00 PM
Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

2018 has proven to be the break-out year so long deserved by Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar. In November 2018, it was announced that “Run To Me” has been nominated for 4 Maple Blues Awards at the 2019 edition (Album of The Year, Songwriter of The Year, Entertainer of The Year, and Female Vocalist of The Year). The group’s latest recording, entitled Run to Me, was released in April 2018. Produced by Darcy Yates, the album is a massive step forward for both Martin and Delta Sugar. Over the course of the project’s ten tracks, everyone written by Martin solo or in tandem with Curtis Chaffey or Suzie Vinnick, the album explores the full range of the vicissitudes of love: desire, betrayal and, at times, emotional and sexual satisfaction. As a collective, the songs reflect remarkable growth on Martin’s part as a songwriter. The lyrics are incisive, the melodies are constantly arresting and the harmonies and arrangements call up the best of the soul and blues sounds of Stax Records and such contemporary artists as Leon Bridges, Sharon Jones and Lee Fields. With over 500 shows under their belt in the last 4 years, Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) has honored Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar with the certification “Road Gold.” CIMA certifies Canadian artists as “Road Gold” when they have sold over 25 thousand tickets to Canadian fans over a twelve-month period.

Martin is the lead singer, songwriter and focal point of the group. A dynamic front woman, she possesses a stunning voice that is capable of summoning up tidal waves of spine-tingling emotion in one instance while delicately bringing out the nuances of a gut wrenching lyric in the next. A torrid force of nature, night after night she takes audiences to emotional peaks while leaving them stunned with her sheer pin-you-against-the-wall power.

While Martin is a powerhouse unto herself, the vocal alchemy of Delta Sugar is not the work of a single talent. In combination with what she likes to term her “co-vocalists,” Sherie Marshall and Mwansa Mwansa, the vocal blend Delta Sugar produces is pure, unadulterated gospel-tinged, neuron-tingling magic where the sum is even richer than the already soul-melting parts.

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Craig Cardiff’s Valentines Concert

Friday February 7, 2020 – 8:00 PM
Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

Arnprior, Ontario-based singer-songwriter Craig Cardiff, known all across Canada, is developing a following throughout North America and into Europe. Guitar in hand, Craig can turn any setting into an intimate affair, infusing his music and lyrics with an uncompromising humanism rarely seen in today’s production-heavy climate.

A modern troubadour, Craig Cardiff builds landscapes of sound using live digital loops, bringing the room to a hush. Edged, folk, beautiful, and melancholy, one song breaks your heart, and the next one puts it back together.

Craig makes it a point to keep the relationship with his fans personal, inviting and accepting any opportunity to make his audience as much a part of the performance as he is. Don’t be surprised if one day you find yourself enjoying one of Craig’s renowned performances from the comfort of your own living room. Catch Craig out on the road!

http://www.craigcardiff.ca/

– Cabaret Table Seats are ASSIGNED
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Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

Regular: $23 incl fees
**AT THE DOOR**: $25.50 incl fees


Back To The Fifties

Saturday February 8, 2020 – 2:00 PM
Presented by Peterborough Pop Ensemble

Get ready for a blast from the past as the Peterborough Pop Ensemble presents “Back to the Fifties” on Saturday, February 8, 2020.  Showtime is 2:00 p.m. at the historic Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in downtown Peterborough. The Pop Ensemble is thrilled to welcome Jordan Mercier as emcee for this event.  Featuring the music of such fifties artists as Danny and the Juniors, The Shirelles, Buddy Holly, Elvis, The Chiffons, Paul Anka and The Everly Brothers, this concert will get your toes tapping and make you want to rock around the clock!

As part of the Peterborough Pop Ensemble Charity Program, the Ensemble is honoured to be supporting Tri County Community Support Services with a portion of the proceeds from this concert. 

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Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street Or 24hrs at www.markethall.org
Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

Regular: $23 incl fees
Student: $13 incl fees


Choir!Choir!Choir! Mama Mia: Epic Abba Sing Along

Wednesday February 12, 2020 – 8:00 PM
Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

It’s 1970-something, you’re wearing gold lamé and platform shoes, you’re at a discotheque and *your*  song starts playing. Suddenly you are a..DANCING QUEEN!

If there’s one universal truth, it’s ABBA! WE ALL LOVE ABBA! Mamma Mia: Epic ABBA Sing-Along is explosive fun and high energy, mixed with a sugary dose of nostalgia.

If you loved disco then, or love disco now, or pretended not to love disco but actually secretly do, this show is for you!

Choir! Choir! Choir! is a Toronto-based singing group led by creative directors Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman. The duo takes a non-traditional approach; there are no auditions, and the audience is the choir. Just show up and they’ll teach you an original arrangement to a song you love. Founded in 2011, Choir! Choir! Choir! has amassed a dedicated and passionate community of singers and a thriving international fan base on YouTube amassing 10s of millions of views on some of their videos.

The group has performed with renowned artists such as Patti Smith, David Byrne, Rick Astley, Tegan and Sara, and Rufus Wainwright, and onstage at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall with the likes of Debbie Harry and The Flaming Lips.

Choir! Choir! Choir! exists to celebrate music and push the boundaries between practice and performance, artist and audience, offering therapeutic benefits with the ultimate side effect: a powerful community.

WWW.CHOIRCHOIRCHOIR.COM

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Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

Regular: $35 incl fees

**AT THE DOOR**: $38 incl fees


Jack de Keyzer

Saturday February 15, 2020 – 8:00 PM
Presented by Blues Can Productions

Blues Can Productions Presents:  Two time Juno and eight time Maple Blues winner, blue star recording artist Jack de Keyzer returns to Market Hall  with his band for the Checkmate (2019 Juno Nominee Album of the Year) tour. This electrifying tribute to the classic blues of Chess records, Albert King, Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James and Robert Johnson along with de Keyzer originals, is a must see show by Canada’s own King of the Blues.

Jack de Keyzer plays the blues worldwide. One of Canada’s most awarded and in demand blues guitarists he has released 11 CD’s and 1 DVD. An exciting live performer, soulful vocalist and world class song writer, de Keyzer performs an average of 130 shows per year and has headlined many major Jazz and Blues Festivals. In addition to the Juno and Maple Blues awards, de Keyzer has won 1st place in the International Songwriting Competition (2x) and CBC’s Great Canadian Blues Award from a poll of radio listeners. Always touring with an incredible band of top musicians, de Keyzer will have you rocking in your seat to his world class blues, rock and soul jazz.

– Cabaret Table Seats are ASSIGNED
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Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

General Admission: $30 incl fees 
Cabaret Table Seats: $35 incl fees 

 

**AT THE DOOR**: $35 incl fees 


Blackie And The Rodeo Kings – KING OF THIS TOWN Tour

Thursday February 20, 2020 – 8:00 PM
Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre & kawarthaNOW.com

Blackie and The Rodeo Kings mark their 25th anniversary as a band with the release of King of This Town. Originally, Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson came together to record what was supposed to be a one-off tribute album to the great Canadian songwriter Willie P. Bennett. The result was High or Hurtin’: The Songs of Willie P. Bennett. The band had no plans to make a subsequent album but something unanticipated happened.
“When we play together and sing together as Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. Something magical happens. We haven’t asked ourselves what it is all these years and we’re not going to start now” as Stephen Fearing describes it.

Recognizing this special chemistry and the resulting joy of creating music together has brought Blackie and The Rodeo Kings back to stage and studio again and again. King of This Town is the band’s ninth release. “After each album, we are never certain we will get together to make another, but then something will happen and we are reminded of the joyride that is Blackie,” explains Tom Wilson.

Twenty-five years in, while they still spend most of each year working on their individual projects, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings has organically evolved into one of the finest roots-oriented bands in North America.

http://www.blackieandtherodeokings.com/

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SPECIAL OFFER: A digital download of Blackie And The Rodeo Kings’ new album, King Of This Town, is included with every ticket for this show. You will receive an email with instructions for redeeming this offer and claiming your download approximately on release day, January 24, 2020, or within 7 days for tickets ordered after the date.

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Hunt The Hare: Celtic Beach Party

Friday February 28, 2020 – 8:00 PM

Special guest openers: Ace & The Kid

Hunt the Hare is here to help you beat the winter blues with a Celtic Beach Party!! Get ready for a high-energy celtic show featuring fiddle, bagpipes, whistles and traditional folk tunes with summer twist! Come ready to warm up from an Ontario winter with your best Hawaiian shirt and we will supply the beach balls and palm trees. Special guest opener, Ace and The Kid.

https://huntthehare.ca/

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Regular: $23 incl fees


Maxwell McWilliams Live For Mental Health Awareness

Saturday February 29, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Presented by The Maxwell McWilliams Music Administration

Maxwell Mcwilliams kicks off The Maxwell Mcwilliams Music Administration for Mental Health Awareness Campaign. On Saturday, February 29th at the Market Hall Performing arts centre of Peterborough Ontario, Maxwell Mcwilliams and his band led by Jack Freeman on piano, will headline the Fundraising event.

Tickets will be sold starting November 1st at twenty dollars per person with all proceeds going towards the Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Unit at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. The team will also be fundraising through selling awareness T-Shirts and through any donations received from the community.

70% of mental health problems have their onset during childhood or adolescence. The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness for mental health inside and outside of our local community. Help us provide better care to those living with Mental Illness by donating or purchasing a ticket to the event.

This year might be a fundraiser, but the concert will still be a fun, honkey-tonk country music jam session.

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Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

General Admission: $20 incl fees

**AT THE DOOR: $28 incl fees**


Bif Naked – Songs And Stories 2020

Wednesday March 4, 2020 – 8:00 PM
Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

Acoustic, duo performance

Special guest opener: Frank Moyo

BIF NAKED was born in secret, to a teenager living in India, the product of a Canadian girl and a British boy, she was rejected by both families, hidden away in a mental hospital from her diplomat-grandparents’ society and politico friends.   Adopted by American missionaries, and after years of legal hurdles, eventually gaining her and her adopted sister’s release from India they returned to North America.   She embarked on what she recalls with humor as a “charmed life”. A childhood of secret abuse, running away, targeted beatings by girl gangs, she was institutionalized for alcohol abuse as a teenager and sexually targeted, preyed upon by a long list of adult predators.  She escaped this early life by joining a punk rock band and left on tour, she married the drummer became pregnant and under extreme duress she aborted the unborn child and later the marriage and continued on a deadly downward spiral which culminated when she hit the floor of a Vancouver drug den overdosed. All of this before her 21st birthday.

Through it all, her creative and academic potential, multiple personalities, and her unstoppable humor were her weapons of self defense.   Bif showcased her life’s journey etched in tattoo ink across her body and with her unique ability to transform her true life stories into song lyrics, she found her voice as a solo artist, started her own record company Her Royal Majesty’s Records and at 23 years of age became a Platinum and Gold Album selling International Recording Artist.  Throughout her remarkable career, armed with her unique talent and instantly identifiable look, Bif would captivate the imagination of audiences and media alike, releasing ten albums and 24 videos.  She embarked on seemingly endless international tours, several feature films and multiple television roles, only to be struck down with breast cancer at the age of 37, the newly married Bif would discover the passion for advocacy, and a triumphant return to health and what she cherished most of all- her own resilience, strength and her unfaltering relationships with her adopted (dog) children Anastasia the bichonfrise, and Nick Naked her maltese poodle dog.  It’s already been a long, winding road… this is Bif Naked’s story so far….

http://www.bifnaked.com/

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Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

Regular: $30 incl fees

**AT THE DOOR: $33 incl fees**


MELISSA PAYNE Darker Than Your Dark – Album release

Saturday March 7, 2020 – 8:00 PM

With special guests to be announced!

 

Ennismore, Ontario’s Melissa Payne has truly left her mark on the musical landscape, and she’s just getting started. Her background in old time fiddle and traditional celtic music has evolved into a blossoming solo career, including two full length albums and another coming this April. Her live performances have garnered her critical acclaim, and notable guest collaborators like Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor, James McKenty, Matt Mays, Natalie MacMaster, cellist Nathaniel Smith and Jimmy Bowskill of The Sheepdogs, have her working with some of the biggest names in Canada, and beyond. Her upcoming record, Darker than your Dark explores an entirely different realm from the pages of her songbook. Nine original tracks that take the listener through the peaks and valleys of the life of this highly emotive artist who is just gaining her stride. Her honest and vulnerable approach to the songs that comprise her latest effort are sure to win over her dedicated fans and first time listeners alike.

https://www.melissa-payne.ca/

– Cabaret Table Seats are ASSIGNED
– GENERAL ADMISSION section includes row seating & balconies

Advance Ticket Sales – HERE!
Market Hall Box Office
705-749-1146
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street Or 24hrs at www.markethall.org
Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

General Admission: $25 incl fees
Cabaret Table Seating: $35 incl fees


Sarah Harmer ‘Are You Gone’ Tour

Tuesday March 24, 2020 – 8:30 PM
Wednesday March 25, 2020 – 8:30 PM
Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

Are You Gone? – the first new album in a decade from Sarah Harmer – is a deeply personal and momentous collection of songs motivated by the beauty of life, the urgency of climate crisis, and the question of loss. The first song “New Low” is more than a return to music for the internationally celebrated singer-songwriter and activist: it is a definition of form, a call-for-uprising in the face of global disaster, at the most critical moment for Harmer to raise her voice – one of the most distinctive in Canadian music. The vitality of “New Low,” its heedless pace, sharp guitars and exclamatory horns, bely the passage of time since Harmer’s last record, Oh Little Fire (2010). Nearly twenty years from the release of her debut, You Were Here (2000), Are You Gone brings a close to Harmer’s period of musical quietude with a rousing artistic statement, rich in detail and emotion, from the heart and for the spirit. The multi-award-winning platinum-selling musician’s long-anticipated sixth album will be released February 2020 on Arts & Crafts.

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90 Proof – A Tribute to 90’s Country

Saturday March 28, 2020 – 8:00 PM

90 Proof plays all of the biggest country hits from the best decade in country music! From Shania to Garth they play them all. An all star band with impressive vocal harmonies, 90 Proof will make you want to dust off your boots and join the fun. This is the one country party your won’t want to miss!

90 Proof feature Jesse Slack and Mackenzie Leigh Meyer with full band accompaniment.

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STANDING FLOOR (SEAT NOT GUARANTEED)

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Regular: $25 incl fees


Abba – Here We Go Again!

Saturday April 25, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Presented by Peterborough Pop Ensemble

As the popularity of the music of Swedish super group ABBA continues to soar, get ready to sing along with the Peterborough Pop Ensemble as they present “ABBA – Here we go again!” on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the historic Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in downtown Peterborough.  The Pop Ensemble is excited to welcome Catherine Hanrahan as emcee for this concert.  Featuring hits like Mamma Mia, Super Trouper, Fernando, Does Your Mother Know, Waterloo, Thank You for the Music and more, you are certain to discover your inner dancing queen!

As part of the Peterborough Pop Ensemble Charity Program, the Ensemble is honoured to be supporting Children’s Stage Lakefield with a portion of the proceeds from this concert.

GENERAL ADMISSION

Advance Ticket Sales – HERE!
Market Hall Box Office
705-749-1146
Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm
140 Charlotte Street Or 24hrs at www.markethall.org
Box Office Service Fee. $3.00

Regular: $23 incl fees
Student: $13 incl fees


Basia Bulat

Tuesday April 28, 2020 – 8:00 PM
Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

Special guest opener: Legal Vertigo

Basia Bulat is a singer-songwriter who lives in Montreal, Canada. Over the course of five albums, she has brought together an intrinsic contemporary sound with a love of classic folk, country and R&B songwriting. Her first two albums, the folk-music-tinted Oh, My Darling (2007) and Heart of My Own (2010) were recorded in analogue with punk-rock producer Howard Bilerman; 2004’s Tall Tall Shadow, exploring friendship and grief, was made with Mark Lawson and Arcade Fire’s Tim Kingsbury; 2016’s Good Advice—a break-up album—and 2019’s Are You in Love? were produced in Kentucky and Joshua Tree (respectively) with My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James. In addition to her powerhouse voice, Bulat is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, recording and performing on electric guitar, piano, autoharp, ukulele, bass and charango.

Bulat is a three-time Polaris Music Prize finalist and has been nominated for three Juno Awards. In 2012, she performed for Leonard Cohen at Massey Hall’s Glenn Gould Prize Gala; she later appeared at the musician’s official memorial concert, playing “Coming Back to You” with Leonard’s son Adam. In 2014, she headlined her own Massey Hall gig, and in recent years she has also been selected to perform at landmark events such as New York’s annual Tibet House benefit concert, Montreux Jazz Festival, and the Newport Folk Festival. As a touring artist, she has shared stages with acts including Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The National, Arcade Fire, Daniel Lanois, St Vincent, Sufjan Stevens and Destroyer; she made her NPR Tiny Desk Concert debut in 2011. In 2010, Bulat’s music was arranged for symphony orchestra by Owen Pallett and she has performed with classical ensembles including Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and Halifax Symphony Orchestra.

http://basiabulat.com/

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