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Oct
16
Sat
Charlie A’Court & Witchitaw – When Country Gets The Blues @ Astor Theatre
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Two beloved and distinct styles of musical expression. Country music with its story telling and hook-laden melodies; and Blues, with all its emotional intensity and unmistakable rhythms. When Country Gets The Blues celebrates the legends of these genres and blurs the lines between country and blues.

When Country Gets The Blues is the brand new performance concept designed by country-rock ensemble Witchitaw, and blues recording artist Charlie A’Court. Often stylistically compared to Otis Redding and Eric Clapton, A’Court is largely recognized as the proverbial force to be reckoned with. Planted at the crossroads of roots and soul, his mighty voice, fierce guitar work and contemporary songwriting place A’Court firmly on the world stage. His album, Come On Over, won the 2015 Blues Recording of The Year at both the East Coast Music Awards and Nova Scotia Music Awards.

Witchitaw is a full flavoured, four-piece southern country rock band from the heart of Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. Their latest album, “The Ride” garnered a 2018 Country Recording of the Year nomination from Music Nova Scotia for their original writing. Singles, “Posse” and “When Opportunity Knocks” are receiving praise from Sirius XM Canada and Canadian country music radio with more than 30 country stations adding Witchitaw to heavy rotation.

 

Oct
23
Sat
Halifax ComedyFest presents Best of the Fest @ Astor Theatre
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The ComedyFest has been bringing laughter to the stages of Halifax for over 25 years, and now they’re bringing some of Canada’s best comedic talent to your hometown.

 

With performances from award-winning comedians Pete Zedlacher, Leonard Chan, and Travis Lindsay this show will provide much-needed laughter … and you might even pee your pants a little…

 

Laughter makes for a perfect night out. Come and enjoy the best comedy has to offer.

Oct
26
Tue
**NEW DATE** – Lunch at Allen’s – October 26th, 2021 @ Astor Theatre
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm

RESCHEDULED  October 26, 2021

Lunch at Allen’s is Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan and Ian Thomas. As individuals, they have written for or sung on over 25,000,000 cd’s, penning hits for Chicago, Josh Groban, Bonnie Raitt, America, Santana, Cher, and Rod Stewart, as well as Murray’s “Farmers Song”, Marc’s “Marina Del Rey” and Ian’s “Painted Ladies” just to name a few. These artist have come together adding the incredible voice of Cindy Church (Quartette, Great Western Orchestra ) to form Lunch At Allen’s. They are Canadian song writing royalty who will take you on a journey with humour and stories playing their familiar hits and new songs as well to create an evening of music for the heart and music for your soul.

Nov
6
Sat
Atlantic String Machine @ Astor Theatre
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm

Atlantic String Machine is a dynamic ensemble of string players who perform as many styles of music as they can fit into their portfolios. Based on Prince Edward Island, they have established themselves at the forefront of new and exciting arts groups throughout the region. Their unique approach comes from a desire to keep live music relevant, transformative, and above all entertaining. In their efforts to keep themselves and their audiences engaged, they seek out interesting collaborations with other artists, unexpected venues for concerts, and write their own arrangements and compositions, keeping their repertoire fresh and alive.

The group has received multiple awards from Music PEI (Achievement in Classical Music – 2016, 2017, 2019 & 2020) and nominations from the East Coast Music Awards. Their debut album, Lost Time, received two ECMA nominations (Classical Recording of the Year and Classical Composition of the Year – 2017), and their second album, The Bayfield Sessions, was nominated for Classical Recording of the Year at the 2020 ECMAs. The band has also been featured at festivals across the country, including the Stan Rogers Folk Festival, the Vancouver Island Music Festival, Summerfolk, and the PEI Festival of Small Halls.

Over the past few years, String Machine has performed with a long list of exceptional artists, including Sarah Slean, Duane Andrews, Paper Lions, The Once, James Keelaghan, Meghan Blanchard, Rachel Beck, and Adrienne Gallant. They have also appeared on recordings by Lennie Gallant, Irish Mythen, and Dave Gunning. Their newest album, The Bayfield Sessions, builds on that spirit of collaboration by featuring guest performances of original songs by Ian Sherwood, Catherine MacLellan, Nathan Wiley, Matthew Byrne, and Alicia Toner.

Atlantic String Machine is:

Sean Kemp (violin)
Karen Graves (violin)
Jeffrey Bazett-Jones (viola)
Natalie Williams Calhoun (cello)
Adam Hill (bass)

Nov
20
Sat
**NEW DATE** Thane Dunn and The Cadillac Kings – Elvis Greatest Hits, with The Rhinestone Cowgirl Melly Dunn – TWO SHOWS IN ONE! @ Astor Theatre
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm

Liverpool’s favourite, Thane Dunn is returning to The Astor stage with his Cadillac Kings and the Rhinestone Cowgirl, Melly Dunn! This time with his show Elvis Greatest Hits.

There’s one man who can transport you back in time to when Elvis Presley was the undisputed King of Rock and Roll and to re-live the magic of a live Elvis concert before your very eyes.

Two Time World Champion Thane Dunn and his Cadillac Kings will be performing all your Presley favourites from Blue Suede Shoes, Burning Love, Suspicious Minds, How Great Thou Art, and many more hits from the ’50s, ’60s and 70’s that you know and love.

You’ll laugh, cry and cheer in amazement and have an Elvis experience you’ll never forget.

Dec
8
Wed
Lennie Gallant – The Innkeeper’s Christmas @ Astor Theatre
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm
Come and join Lennie Gallant and his band for a celebration of the season with the 4th annual Innkeeper’s Christmas show.
Lennie Gallant’s Christmas concert is named after the artist’s much loved Christmas song, “The Innkeeper’’. The song is a redemption story told from the point of view of the innkeeper who turns the anointed couple away in their hour of need in the original nativity tale.
This year, the highly popular multimedia show will feature songs from his new Christmas record as well as favourites from his 14 album catalogue. His past Innkeeper’s Christmas concerts have all sold out, so book your tickets early!
Apr
10
Sun
**NEW 2022 DATE ** – Epic EAGLES Tribute – April 10th, 2022 @ Astor Theatre
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm

RESCHEDULED 2022

Canada’s Definitive Eagles Tribute Band performs the Greatest Hits of The Eagles. Featuring Dean Young, the former Lead Vocalist of ‘Hotel California – The Original Eagles Tribute’, back in the saddle again with an all-star cast. “You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave……”