The Songs of Johnny & June celebrates the lives and songs of country music’s most iconic couple, Johnny Cash & June Carter, from their first meeting to their final days. Created by Jacob Hemphill with music direction by Melissa MacKenzie, this biographical concert features the powerhouse PEI duo accompanied by a rockstar band. Our very own “Tennessee Three” features Island superstars Logan Richard (lead guitar), Josh Langille (drums), and Sam Langille (bass). These three are known for their sizzling solos, kick-ass grooves, and phenomenal showmanship.
Show-goers can expect the renowned country songs they know and love, intertwined with stories they may have never heard. The Songs of Johnny & June will take the audience on a journey of the complicated relationship between these two legends of country music.
THE STAMPEDERS ~ IN CONCERT
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
‘They’re on their way, to the city lights’ … and, THE predominant Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll band of the 1970s – The Stampeders – are bringing along all their classic hits: Wild Eyes, Carry Me, Oh My Lady, Devil You, Monday Morning Choo Choo, Minstrel Gypsy, Hit the Road Jack and, of course, the quintessential Canadian – and Hall of Fame – song, Sweet City Woman! A veritable soundtrack to a whole generation that will ‘carry you home’ … maybe not to Birmingham … but back to a time of tie-dyed t-shirts and elevator shoes, 15¢ coffee and homemade apple pie, dating and dreaming … By the time The Stampeders get to the first chorus of the first song, everyone will be singing along.
No seventies group represented Canada’s musical identity to the world like The Stampeders. A quick look at Canada’s music scene from 1971 until 1976 confirms The Stampeders were truly the country’s international musical ambassadors, touring more extensively in Canada and overseas than any other Canadian group during that time. In 1977 the trio: Rich Dodson (lead guitar), Kim Berly (drums) and Ronnie King (bass) parted company but reunited, fittingly at the Calgary Stampede, 15 years later in 1992. Since then they’ve been recognized by SOCAN for their Lifetime Achievement, been inducted into the SOCAN Songwriters Hall of Fame on five occasions and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame for their 1971 seminal hit Sweet City Woman.
The enduring musical legacy of The Stampeders, celebrating 50 years… ‘better catch a noon train, better get there for a rock ‘n’ rolling good time!’
Gypsy is THE premiere Fleetwood Mac tribute band. They will take you back in your memory with all the great songs you’ve come to love.
Saturday 22nd October, 2022. 7:30pm. $40
Canadian Celtic-rock group Rawlins Cross are a legendary East Coast act. Since forming in the late 80s, the band has been fusing Celtic traditional music with rock, pop and worldbeat music. With 11 commercial recordings to their credit, including the gold-selling Reel ‘n’ Roll (1993), the band has earned multiple JUNO nominations and won nine East Coast Music Awards. Over the years, Rawlins Cross has toured extensively on three continents including a performance representing Canada at the Summit of the Americas in Santiago, Chile and a nationally-televised Canada Day performance on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and a command performance for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. The band is equally at ease with a soulful Highland Air (“MacPherson’s Lament“) or a raucous party song (“Colleen“, “Wild Rose“, “Reel ‘n’ Roll“) captivating their faithful fans. Rawlins Cross is hitting stages once again to promote their latest release, Sunrise (2022).
On Sunday 30th October they will be back at The Astor!
Ashley MacIsaac is a musician and storyteller who needs little introduction, having delighted audiences around the globe for decades. Born in Creignish, on the western side of Cape Breton, by the time he started school, he was performing as a dancer in concerts, graduating to fiddle and piano a short time later. Before he graduated high school, he was playing across North America, including playing and dancing in a Phillip Glass off-Broadway production. Over the years, he has experimented with musical styles, evolving into an award-winning genre bending performer, writer, and singer who has toured and performed for sellout crowds around the world, including the 2010 Winter Olympic opening ceremonies.
Opening the show for Ashley is the newest guitar sensation in these parts: Roland Grant. This Canadian guitar virtuoso, vocalist, and composer is garnering renown for ceaselessly bringing audiences to their feet. With a uniquely individual style incorporating rock with flamenco and Latin influences, he brings his showmanship to the stage with a stellar band. Recent appearances include the 10,500 seat ScotiaBank Centre along with numerous theatres, festivals, and music clubs.
These two outstanding musicians are appearing together for the first time, here on the Astor stage, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Both energetic masters of their instruments, it will be a night to remember!
Doors open at 7pm, show at 7:30. Tickets are $40
With ‘In Praise of the Ostrich’ Derek Edwards moseys back into town on horse-drawn comedy wagon; a searing meander down life’s twisting trails, steered effortfully by this 30-year veteran. He returns with a payload of blissfully funny personal stories – a cacophony of shenanigans – set to tickle the ribs and warm the heart.
With an easy conversational style, Derek reluctantly pulls his head out of the sand and launches into commentary on the influx of pot stores, self-driving cars, gambling tips, the challenge of staying youthful … plus dressing warm.
From Vegas to St. John’s, this Just For Laughs veteran is universally considered to be among the comic elite. Certainly his peers think so, as evidenced by the fact that he’s a four-time nominee, and winner of Best Standup Comic – Canadian Comedy Awards, as well as a multiple Gemini nominee for Best Performance in a Comedy. As Rick Mercer says, “Everyone knows Derek is the funniest man in Canada.”
Clearly the critics agree: “5 STARS – the funniest man on earth” – Winnipeg Free Press; “4 STARS – the crowd howled” – Victoria Times Colonist; “still the funniest man in Canada” – Toronto Sun; “Edwards reigns as the King of Canadian comedy” – Charlottetown Guardian; “Derek Edwards is hysterical” – Calgary Sun; “Edwards takes stand-up to next stage” – Georgia Straight; “the epitome of timing & storytelling” – Halifax Chronicle Herald; “the comedian’s comedian” – London Free Press.
‘In Praise of the Ostrich’ – Derek Edwards’ new 90-minute stand-up comedy show …a richly textured and enthralling ‘cut above,’ delivered with pace and authority by the consummate Canadian Comedian. Down to earth, lots of laughs, wagons ho.
Derek In Action
For more info & comedy clips, visit www.shantero.com
Tickets go on sale on Friday 3rd June at 11am. Price includes all taxes and fees.
For over 25 years, Maureen, Karen and Teresa have been captivating audiences with their highly woven sibling harmonies and endearing sense of humour. With a mix of original songs, holiday classics, humorous recitations and a little Irish step-dancing, the evening is sure to ignite your holiday spirit. Don’t miss the chance to delight in a Christmas tradition, cherished by so many!
Tickets are $45, inclusive of all taxes and fees. On sale from 12 noon, Thursday 29th September.
Due to hurricane Fiona, this show has been postponed to Friday February 10th, 2023. Tickets purchased for the original date will still be valid.
HYPNOTIST JASON CYRUS
A One-of-a-Kind Experience the Whole Family will Love
Jason Cyrus returns to the stage with his brand-new live show!
Playing to sold-out crowds across the nation, the incredible showman extraordinaire—Jason Cyrus returns with the hottest stage hypnosis show in Canada. Hypnotizing thousands throughout his dynamic career, Jason delivers a distinct one-of-a-kind energizing experience of hypnosis. Audiences everywhere are mesmerized saying, “That was the greatest, funniest show I ever saw!” The wildly popular show will leave you captivated, and in stitches with laughter, as participants experience a night of fun leaving their troubles at the door!
Not only are Jason’s shows filled with fun, high energy and non-stop entertainment but Jason demonstrates his unique ability to inspire and educate his volunteers and audiences, leaving them captivated, charged up and wanting more. Expect nothing less than sensational when you watch Jason in action!
The fun, the thrills, and the uncontrollable laughter … it’s the most hilarious and fascinating journey into the mind that you will ever take!
The show runs a continuous 90 to 120 minutes and is performed without an intermission.
Theatrical Haze and Fog.
Recommended for ages eight (8) and up
Jason Cyrus LIVE! Official Trailer
Jason Cyrus LIVE (Meet and Greet)
On the Boulevard – Rev Publishing Niagara Falls
CANADA’S STAGE HYPNOSIS KING
2018 Hypnotized CTV Morning Atlantic on Air Crew
World’s Greatest Hypnotized Dancers
Facebook Fan Page – Hypnotist Jason Cyrus
Instagram – Hypnotist Jason Cyrus
You Tube – Hypnotist Jason Cyrus
Twitter – @HypnotistCyrus
Website – www.jasoncyrus.com
Please note we have rescheduled this show from March 25th to September 23rd – all tickets purchased for the original date will be valid.