Recommended – Georgetown Santa Claus Parade, with music by Halton Hills Concert Band and Globe Productions among others!, Saturday, November 15 from 5-7 pm on Guelph Street

santa paradeThe Georgetown Lions Club organizes this Night Parade on Guelph Street.

Bundle up, because everybody is invited!

Watch for the Halton Hills Concert Band float and enjoy some lively Christmas music.

Also: One of America’s Premier Stage and Street
Performance Units, Prime Time Brass of Rochester, New York, chosen as last year’s Best Band for the parade.

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Recommended – Bill (Matt) Sykes and Mike Downes, Acoustic Rock Duo, The Bistro at Silvercreek, Friday, November 14 at 8 pm

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Bill Sykes and Mike Downes play this Friday at 8 pm.

Bill and Mike are fixtures at The St. George as vocalists and guitarists in The Almost Cool Band, hosts of the St. George Thursday Night Open Jam.

They packed The Bistro the last time they played and pulled a Springsteen, playing 4 hours consecutively to establish a Bistro record that stands today. If you have a song request, don’t hesitate … but remember to respect the blisters.

Harvest Moon – Open Mic, The McGibbon, Thursday, November 13 at 10 pm, $2 Cover

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Do you like to sing songs and play music?

Sins and Sounds will be hosting an OPEN MIC NIGHT of ACOUSTIC MUSIC at THE MCGIBBON HOTEL in DOWNTOWN GEORGETOWN!

Cover is $2.00, bring your own instruments. P.A. will be provided. Acoustic instruments are welcome. This includes hand drums. Do not bring amps, drum sets, or any large musical equipment. Attracts acoustic performers who are under 30 years of age, but all ages are welcome.

This is a 19+ event. Alcohol will be available for consumption.

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Recommended – Ben Agro, Tribute Artist to Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, The Bistro at Silvercreek, Saturday, November 15 at 8 pm

ben agroBen Agro sounds more like Dean Martin than Dean Martin. And his Frank is none too shabby. The Bistro is on a roll baby, having had Monty Greig (an excellent Sinatra style artist) also perform recently.

Enjoy crooners? Head over Saturday night for a good listen and a good smoke. If you grew up with sounds of Dino wafting through the house, savour the nuance in Ben’s delivery … subtle and bang on. Now exhale.

The Beat Heathens, Classic Rock, The St. George, Saturday, November 15 at 9:30 pm

Saturday, November 15 sees The St. George with The Beat Heathens, a band that has been playing together for nearly 15 years,  the brainchild of former MuchMusic VJ Dan Gallagher and former Coney Hatch bass player Andy Curran. Among the original members of the band was guitarist Mike Montgomery.

Although Dan has passed away, Mike continues the band to this day.  The result is a talented group that plays a wide variety of music that continues to win audiences over every night.

Veteran musicians capable of playing a huge variety of music from the sixties to the nineties and beyond.

Nonie and Eugene, Folk and Traditional, The Shepherd’s Crook, Friday, November 14 at 8 pm

From Nonie Crete’s website …

“Nonie is a musical and storytelling force to be reckoned with. From headynonie blues, Irish balladry, to Cajun and French Canadian hues, Nonie seamlessly traverses genre with an execution only matched by her uncanny ability to explore equally diverse lyrical themes. Whether upbeat, sorrowful, poignant or whimsical, Nonie’s songs reach into the landscape of the heart – family, community, memory, discovery, love and loss – woven together by her stunningly beautiful voice.”

Larry Melton Band, Classic Rock, The McGibbon Hotel, Friday/Saturday, November 14/15 at 9:30 pm

Georgetown’s Larry Melton is the former lead vocalist for Blackwell, a rock band that toured across Ontario & Quebec for a couple of years. When the band took a break to record original material, they lost their lead guitarist, ultimately (and permanently unfortunately) to Rick Springfield (since 2005).

Larry continues rocking strong, backed by a group of excellent musicians, and his is a voice to be heard!