Archive for the ‘Gananoque Ontario Events’ Category.

5th Annual Thousand Islands Bark Bash

 

Invite all of your friends to a celebration of everything dog! Meet the rescues, lots of great vendors for canine supplies and services, doggie displays and demonstrations. All dogs and dog lovers are welcome, so share this with everyone who would like to come and be sure to bring your well behaved dog! For safety, please keep all your companions on leashes. Admission is free.

 

Date : Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10am

Event location : Town Hall Park, King Street East, Gananoque, ON, Canadá 

Contact :  Thousand Islands Bark Bash

Gananoque Pirate Invasion

 

 

Pirates are returning to the 1000 Islands and the fair town of Gananoque to host the 2017 Gananoque Pirate Invasion!

Festival dates:
July 6, 7 & 8, 2018

Schedule of Events:

Friday July 6th 6pm to 9am
Tall Ships Youth Sleep-Over with Pirates in Joel Stone Park ( Open to Youth 11-13 years old and a parent that wish to rent an accommodation tent overnight on the Friday). Join Youth arriving from a sail on The Black Jack Tall Ship mooring at the Festival in a Treasure Hunt with Compass, play a Ships Signalling Game, Dress as a Pirate, Sing Sea Shanties around the fire and sleep under the stars! Breakfast in the morning and then a full day of fun at the festival! Go to pirateinvasion.ca for details regarding the Accommodation Tents or email: ganpirateinvasion@gmail.com for details.

Saturday Festival Gates open – 10am-5:30pm

Letters of Mark with Treasure Maps are purchased for $2 at the gate for admission, and can be used to enter to win a fabulous prize if ye follows the map!

Horse drawn trolley will take festival goers between downtown and the festival site all day, while being entertained by a tall-tale telling and singing Pirate!

All Day enjoy pirate-inspired tasty foods, non-alcoholic beverages, local craft beers and grog in the Thirsty Bones Pirate Pub (licensed – onsite) – All ages welcome until festival close (5:30pm) and then Pub re-opens for 19+ visitors for night time show.

All day – pirate activities, games, and interactive exhibits to participate in across the encampment. Visit the Mermaid Grotto, Learn about Ship to Ship Battles and Armaments, Send a Secret Message by Ship to Ship Signals across the Encampment and get a reply back!, Interact with a crew of scallywag pirate characters – both French and English Speaking – will interact with and tell ye about their fine selves and life as a pirate on the high seas and Canada!

Come join the Pirate Invasion and lets go back in time together to 1691 – the Golden Era of Pirates!

All Day Continuous Activities include:
– Mermaid Grotto
– A French Quarter, with old-fashioned card and board games, open-fire French Bread cooking, stories of French Pirates, French Pirate Music and More!
– Cannon Ball Run Game
– Save The Ship game
– Tug-A-War with the pirates
– Swashbuckling story telling
– Fortune Telling
– Capt’n Tor’s Cooperative Mercantile
– Walk-the-plank
– Knot Tying
– Pirate Face painting
– Krakens & Rigging game
– Digging for treasure
– Local Merchants & Vendors
– Speciality Pirate and Period-historical Vendors

Send a message bottle fer additional details if ye be itchin’ ta sign up fer a higher level of participation as a volunteer in this event : ganpirateinvasion@gmail.com

Set up of the Encampment will occur Wednesday 2pm onward, Thursday, and Friday (August 16-18) Pirate Society and Volunteer folks are a huge help in getting the tents raised and ready! Make yer mark below ta let us know if ye can assist even fer a couple hours ta help set up!

 

Date : July 6, 2018 at 6pm

Event location : Joel Stone Heritage Park, Gananoque, ON K7G 2M5 

Gananoque Farmer’s Market

 

Fresh locally grown produce, meats, baked goods, cut flowers and more! Meet your farmers and neighbours, enjoy a picnic supper in the park and live music from the bandstand. Our market is proud to offer only locally produced goods, for sale by the hands that made/grew them!

The Gananoque Farmers’ Market operates with the goal of promoting local market growers and providing access to fresh local produce & local goods. The market is run by volunteers and the involvement of members to help contribute to the success of the market. The market is managed by a Market Coordinator and a volunteer board (known as the Board) composed of at least two vendors. Market Schedule The Market operates from the first Thursday in June through until the second Thursday in October, weekly from 4 p.m until 7 p.m. The market location is at the Gananoque Town Hall Park.

Thursdays from 4 to 7 pm

June 7th to October 4th

 

Date : July 5, 12, 19, 26 to October 4th, 2018

Event location : Town Hall Park, King Street East, Gananoque, ON

Contact : Tara Treanor – ganfarmersmarket@gmail.com or visit https://www.gananoquefarmersmarket.ca/

 

Canada Day at Thousand Islands National Park

 

Join us for Cake, Music, Airbrush Tattoos, Hiking, Live Animals & Arts & Crafts! Celebrate our nation’s birthday with outdoor games, kids programs, crafts, live animals, and more! Cake will be served at noon after singing the national anthem.

 

Date : July 1,2018 – from 1pm to 4pm

Event location : Visitor Centre, 1121-1000 Islands Pkwy, exit 675 off Highway 401

Contact : 613-923-5261; ont-ti@pc.gc.ca

Happy Canada day!

 

On July 1, 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain and a federation of four provinces: Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; Ontario; and Quebec. The anniversary of this date was called Dominion Day until 1982. Since 1983, July 1 has been officially known as Canada Day.

In many towns and cities, municipal governments organize a range of events, often outdoors. These include pancake breakfasts, parades, concerts, carnivals, festivals, firework displays and citizenship ceremonies for new Canadian citizens. The celebrations often have a patriotic mood. Canada’s national flag is widely displayed and a lot of people paint their faces red and white, which are Canada’s national colors. The celebrations in Ottawa, which is Canada’s capital city, are particularly exuberant.

History

On July 1, 1867, the British North Americas Act created the Dominion of Canada as a federation of four provinces. This event is known as the confederation of Canada. The four original provinces were created from the former British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada, which was divided into the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. Canada’s boundaries have been extended since 1867. The country now consists of 10 provinces and three territories.

As the anniversary of Confederation, Dominion Day, and later Canada Day, was the date set for a number of important events, such as the first national radio network hookup by the Canadian National Railway (1927); the inauguration of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s cross-country television broadcast, with Governor General Vincent Massey’s Dominion Day speech from Parliament Hill (1958); the flooding of the Saint Lawrence Seaway (1958); the first colour television transmission in Canada (1966); the inauguration of the Order of Canada (1967); and the establishment of “O Canada” as the country’s national anthem (1980). Other events fell on the same day coincidentally, such as the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916—shortly after which Newfoundland recognized July 1 as Memorial Day to commemorate the Newfoundland Regiment’s heavy losses during the battle—and the enactment of the Chinese Immigration Act in 1923—leading Chinese-Canadians to refer to July 1 as Humiliation Day and boycott Dominion Day celebrations until the act was repealed in 1947.

Symbol

Canada’s national flag is seen on Canada Day. This consists of two vertical red rectangles separated by a white square. The white square contains a red image of a maple leaf. Canada’s national colors are red and white and are used in many ways on Canada Day. Some people wear red and white clothing and others paint their faces in these colors.

 

Date :
Sunday, July 1, 2018

KPMG Beach Volleyball Tournament

 

Compete in either Co-ed 4’s Competitive or Co-ed 6’s Recreational. Fundraise as a team to support children and youth with physical disabilities. BBQ lunch and live entertainment will be provided for all players. Each team will play a minimum of three games. True to the element of competition, prizes will be awarded to the top team in each division, the top fundraiser, and the most spirited team! With the generous support and dedication of our team players and event sponsors, the day promises to be a spectacular one. Proceeds raised from this event will help support children and youth with physical disabilities in the community.

 
Date :
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 8:30am

Event location :
Kingston, ON
Contact :
Carina Boufford
Phone number: (613) 547-4126
E-mail: kingston1@easterseals.org

Gananoque Ontario :: June events 2018

2 pianos, 4 Hands: an Art Exhibit & Theater Outing

 

KC Alumni, staff, students & friends are invited for a lovely night out in Gananoque for an Art Exhibition & a night at the theatre to see 2 Pianos 4 Hands.  This is the grand finale in the string of events to celebrate KCVI turning 225 last year.  Don your Blue & White to view a rare collection of fine art in the Firehall Theatre from 5:00 – 7:15 pm & then be sure to book your tickets to see 2 Pianos 4 Hands – one of the most successful Canadian plays ever – downhill in the 1000 Islands Playhouse.  

 

Cost:

 

Art Exhibit only (5 – 7:15 pm):  donation only
‘2 Pianos…’ show OR Art Exhibit plus ‘2 Pianos…’:  $25 (adults) or $15 (students).
Tickets are available here (on Eventbrite) or cash only in the front foyer of good ol’ KCVI (235 Frontenac St) at lunch time (11 am – 12 noon) or after school (2:45 – 4:00 pm). 

If these times don’t work for you please e-mail M. Saunders (staff) at saundersm@limestone.on.ca to make arrangements. Once your tickets are paid for you’ll be assigned a seat (or seats!) & then simply pick up your tickets at the Playhouse before the show on the 7th.
If you require special accomodations for seating, please advise upon payment & we’ll do our best to get you the seats you need.

 

 

Date : Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 5 to 8pm

Event location : 1000 Islands Playhouse & Firehall Theatre, 185 South Street, Gananoque, Canada 

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Gananoque Farmer’s Market

 

 

Fresh locally grown produce, meats, baked goods, cut flowers and more! Meet your farmers and neighbours, enjoy a picnic supper in the park and live music from the bandstand. Our market is proud to offer only locally produced goods, for sale by the hands that made/grew them!

The Gananoque Farmers’ Market operates with the goal of promoting local market growers and providing access to fresh local produce & local goods. The market is run by volunteers and the involvement of members to help contribute to the success of the market. The market is managed by a Market Coordinator and a volunteer board (known as the Board) composed of at least two vendors. Market Schedule The Market operates from the first Thursday in June through until the second Thursday in October, weekly from 4 p.m until 7 p.m. The market location is at the Gananoque Town Hall Park.

Thursdays from 4 to 7 pm

June 7th to October 4th

 

Date : June 7,14,21,28 to October 4th, 2018

Event location : Town Hall Park, King Street East, Gananoque, ON

Contact : Tara Treanor – ganfarmersmarket@gmail.com or visit https://www.gananoquefarmersmarket.ca/

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Happy Father’s Day!

 

 

Father’s Day is an occasion to mark and celebrate the contribution that your own father has made to your life. Many people send or give cards or gifts to their fathers. It is a relatively modern holiday so different families have a range of traditions. Father’s Day is not a federal public holiday in Canada. It falls on a Sunday, which is a day off for many workers so many offices and stores are closed. However, some shopping precincts and stores, as well as restaurants, cafes and entertainment venues, may be particularly busy on Father’s Day.

There are some suggestions that the idea of Father’s Day may originate in pagan sun worship. Some branches of paganism see the Sun as the father of the universe. The June solstice occurs around the same time of year as Father’s Day so some people saw a link between the two.

The idea of a special day to honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood was introduced from the United States. A woman called Sonora Smart Dodd was inspired by the American Mother’s Day celebrations and planned a day to honor fathers early in the 20th century. The first Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington on June 19, 1910.

In the United States, there are a range of events, which may have inspired the idea of Father’s Day. One of these was the start of the Mother’s Day tradition in the first decade of the 20th century. Another was a memorial service held in 1908 for a large group of men, many of them fathers, who were killed in a mining accident in Monongah, West Virginia in December 1907.

 

Date :
Sunday, June 17, 2018

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Fermentation Workshop

 

 

Come join us in a magical evening of learning, sharing and introducing ourselves in the wonderful world of fermented foods!
This beginner level workshop will go over the health benefits of fermentation. We will discuss the best ways to incorporate them into your diet in a daily basis to enhance the immune system and digestive health (and for deliciousness!).
We will demonstrate easy techniques and learn how to ferment a variety of foods. You will make and leave with 1 batch of kimchi to take home, a step-by-step instruction handout, and ongoing support.

Hosted By: Maria Mena, B.A, CNP, is a certified holistic nutritionist. Her passion is to inspire and teach people to take charge of their own health. She believes that the best way to change and follow a healthier lifestyle is by investing in you.

 

Date : Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Event location : Nature’s Tonic , 47 King Street East, Gananoque, Canada

Contact : Maria on mariajose.mena.t@gmail.com or visit www.mariajosemena.com

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The Erroneous Monks

 

 

The Erroneous Monks (Formerly The Lonesome Heroes) pay tribute to the words & music of Canadian Poet/Songwriter Leonard Cohen.

 

Date : Sunday, June 24, 2018

Event location : Royal Theatre Thousand Islands , 75 King Street E., Gananoque, Canada

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A Moonlight Nigh: a Gananoque Food & Drink event

 

 

Entering its fifth year, our signature fundraising event has become the biggest summer party in the 1000 Islands. Join us for an evening of fine cuisine and live music to support the arts. This year’s event features the show Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.

Tickets: $150. Available through the Box Office at 613-382-7020 and online.

 

Date : Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 6pm

Event location : Thousand Islands Playhouse , 185 South Street, Gananoque, Canada

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Gananoque Ontario :: May events 2018

A Fine Arts Show

 

 

Before the Summer, a fine arts show with fifteen selected artists showing paintings and sculptures in the artistic setting of the Gananoque Fire Hall Theatre. Celebrate before the summer in scenic Gananoque by the St. Lawrence River and bring beauty home.

Friday, May 4th, 6-9:  Music by “Evening Edition”, Ross McPherson, Nora Peterson. Finger foods, bar available.

Saturday, May 5th, 10-5: Music by Harpeggio, Lea and Phil Hamblett. Bar available.

Sunday, May 6th, 10-4

 

Date : Friday, May 4, 2018 from 6pm to May 6, 2008 at 4pm

Event location : Firehall Theatre, 185 South Street, Gananoque ON, K7G 1A1

Contact : John Sorensen

Phone number: 613 659-3874 

E-mail: jmsorensen@xplornet.com

Website: http://www.beforethesummer.com/

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1st Annual Gananoque Childrens Thrift Sale & More!

 

 

Sell or buy kids toys, clothes, electronics, games, bikes, baby gear, bedding, books, outdoor toys, sports equipment, crafts, etc, the list goes on & on! All kinds of treasures! All things kids!

Raising Money and Awareness for our local Food Bank!

Parent vendor tables $15  Business Vendor tables $20  Vendors keep 100% of their Sales!

Admission: $2 kids are free

Bake sale, Plant sale, Hotdogs & Drinks, Door prize of a new RCA Flat Screen LED TV, 50/50 Draw, Face Painting, Batman and Batgirl will be here for photo opportunities, Outdoor Petting Zoo, Local Race Car Drivers from Brockville Speedway will have their cars on display in the parking lot. They will be available for pictures and questions.

 

MYFM 99.9 Gananoque will be live on location

Raffles:  

  1. A Basket of Gift Cards totaling $1000.
  2. 2 Tickets to your choice of Gananoque Boat Cruise and lunch for 2 in Gananoque
  3. 2 Tickets to your choice of Gananoque Boat Cruise and Dinner for 2 in Gananoque
  4. 2 Tickets to your choice of Gananoque Boat Cruise and Breakfast for 2 in Gananoque
  5. 2 VIP Tickets to the Dirt Racing Fall Nationals at the Brockville Speedway – Value of $200
  6. Spa Day Package – hair wash, cut & blow dry, style, massage, manicure & pedicure in Gananoque.
  7. Car detailing package with oil change in Gananoque
  8. Overnight hotel stay with dinner for 2 in Gananoque
  9. Silver Cinema Double Feature Package – Includes a family pack of 4 tickets to silver cinema to the show of your choice, 4 popcorn & 4 drinks. The 2nd part of this fabulous raffle is the “At Home” package of 2 movie rentals and a large take home popcorn + a an Xlarge pepperoni Pizza for pick up from Milano Pizzeria! 

Please bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the food bank. As well, items like deodorant, toothpaste, feminine products are always in need. 

Volunteers are needed.

 

Date : Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8am to 1:30pm

Event location : Silver Cinema – Gananoque , 345 Herbert St., Gananoque, Canada

Contact : Amanda Laura

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/962248767267474/

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Happy Mother’s Day!

 

 

It is the time for people to thank mothers and mother figures who took the time care for them and help them through life’s challenges.

Early celebrations of Mother’s Day originated from Canada’s neighboring country, the United States. Carnations are a popular Mother’s Day symbol in both Canada and the United States. Some people may choose to wear a carnation as a brooch on Mother’s Day. However, other flowers are also given to mothers or mother figures to symbolize one’s love and appreciation for them.

Many people send cards or gifts to their mother or mother figure or make a special effort to visit her.

Common Mother’s Day gifts are flowers, chocolate, candy, clothing, jewelry and treats, such as a beauty treatment or trip to a spa. Some families organize an outing for all of their members or hold a special meal at home or in a restaurant. In the days and weeks before Mother’s Day, many schools help their pupils to prepare a handmade card or small gift for their mothers.

The origins of Mother’s Day are attributed to different people. Many believe that two women, Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis were important in establishing the tradition of Mother’s Day in the United States. Other sources say that Juliet Calhoun Blakely initiated Mother’s Day in Albion, Michigan, in the late 1800s. Her sons paid tribute to her each year and urged others to honor their mothers.

 

 

Date :
Sunday May 13, 2018

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Special Events Cruise on the Gananoque Boat Line featuring Ambush

 

 

Ambush, “Canada’s Rockin’ Country Band” has been delivering their own brand of high octane country music since 1993. The trio of Mark McDonell, Kris Lafontaine, and Danny Derue are a dynamic group of performers who share an unprecedented combination of talent, experience and contagious enthusiasm. Famous for their live shows, Ambush has built an intensely loyal fan base in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. The Ambush Army is a quarter of a million fans strong and still growing! Performing to captivate crowds of all ages.

In 2006 Ambush was crowned champions of the CMT reality series “Plucked.” Ambush has been recognized by the Canadian music industry with multiple nominations for Canadian Country Music Association awards, including: Independent Group or Duo of the Year (2006). Independent Group or Duo of the Year (2007) & Group or Duo of the Year (2007). Soon, the world will know what their legions of fans have known for years. Ambush is raw energy, sheer entertainment and just plain fun!

This 3-hour cruise will feature the famous Boldt Castle and views of the American and Canadian channels. For your enjoyment we offer a bar on both decks and a large dance floor. MUST BE 19 OR OLDER.

Cost: $35 per person Advance / $40.

 

Date : Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 07:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Event location : 280 Main Street. Gananoque, Ontario

Phone number: 1.888.717.4837

Website: https://ganboatline.com/events/ambush/

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2 Pianos 4 Hands at Thousand Islands Playhouse

 

 

Ted and Richard share the same goal: concert pianist stardom. Two actors, two pianos, and dozens of characters tell their story in a hilarious show of piano wizardry featuring the music of Bach, Beethoven, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Admission Details
Regular Ticket: $35
Senior Ticket (65+): $33
Youth Ticket (Under 30): $19

 

Date : to

Event location : Thousand Islands Playhouse, 185 South Street, Gananoque

Contact : Thousand Islands Playhouse

Phone number: 613-382-7020

E-mail: boxoffice@1000islandsplayhouse.com

Website: http://www.1000islandsplayhouse.com/2-pianos-4-hands/

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Mark Crissinger Solo in Gananoque

 

 

Mark Crissinger is a 2017 Maple Blues Award nominee from Vancouver Island. He has been performing in pubs, clubs, festivals, and fairs since 1987. His solo show features accomplished guitar playing and soulful vocals. The harmonica and a resonator guitar can make an appearance as well. During a song, he will often loop (record) what he is playing and solo over it. This sounds like two guitars playing at the same time and fills out the sound of the show.

Blending traditional themes, clever lyrics and modern arrangements, Mark performs his original blues and roots music, capturing his singer-songwriter soul and the blues in his heart. He combines many different styles allowing for plenty of sonic variety. It’s a fun, upbeat, and dynamic night of music that has gained him many years of popularity on the solo tour circuit

His latest “new blues” album is receiving great reviews and can be heard on blues radio shows around the world.

 

Date : Friday, May 25, 2018 at 8pm

Event location : Stonewater Gastro Pub & Cafe , 490 Stone St South, Gananoque, Canada

E-mail: mgcrissinger@gmail.com

Website: http://www.markcrissinger.com/

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Gananoque Ontario :: April events 2018

Hacksaw Jim Duggan’s 2×4 Tour

 

 

Join WWE hall of famer Hacksaw Jim Duggan as Thousand Islands Playhouse and Eh1 Entertainment present Duggan’s 2×4 Tour, live for one night only at The Firehall, 185 South St., Gananoque. The iconic pro wrestler will regale the audience with funny stories, behind-the-scenes insight and never-before-told stories from the world of pro wrestling. An exclusive meet-and-greet will take place prior to the show (autographs, photo ops and merchandise not included in ticket price). The evening will also feature two of Canada’s top comedians in Casey Corbin and Kingston’s Ryan Dennee. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet an icon!

 

Date : Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Event location : Firehall Theatre – 185 South Street – Gananoque, Ontario Canada

Contact : 613-382-7020 

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Swing with the Big Phat Horn Band

 

 

CABARET MUSIC SERIES
Swing with the Big Phat Horn Band – Saturday, April 21 at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 22 at 2:30pm
A treat for folks that like to listen and dance to Big Band Swing, rock, and jazz. Featuring the vocals of Michael K Myers.

 

Date : Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 7:30pm to 10pm

           Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2:30pm to 5pm

Event location : Firehall Theatre – 185 South Street – Gananoque, Ontario Canada

Contact : 613-382-7020 or tenorman1@gmail.com

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1000 Islands Writer Festival

 

 

The 1000 Islands Writers Festival brings together leading Canadian writers and their audiences in picturesque riverside settings to explore and be inspired by the literary world.

The festival is a celebration of books, the literary arts and the creative process that aims to foster the discovery and enjoyment of reading and writing by bringing leading Canadian authors and their audiences together in relaxed and intimate conversational settings.

 

Date : Friday, April 27 to Sunday, April 29, 2018

Event location : Firehall Theatre – 185 South Street Gananoque, Ontario Canada

Contact : http://1000islandswritersfestival.ca/schedule/

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Up Close & Personal with Georgette Fry

 

Up Close & Personal with Georgette Fry – Saturday, March 24 at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 25 at 2:30pm
This blues icon with an incredible voice will charm you and take you through the music that speaks to us through the blues, swing, and pop.

This blues icon with the incredible voice will charm you with music that speaks to us through the blues, swing and pop songs. Featuring Ken Hall, Zack Colbert and Bunny Stewart. Subscriptions and group rates are available by calling the Playhouse Box Office 613-382-7020, or in-person at the Firehall Theatre, 185 South Street Gananoque ON

 
 

 

Date : Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 7:30pm to 10pm

Event location : Firehall Theatre – 185 South Street – Gananoque, Ontario Canada

Contact : 613-382-7020