Nonie and Eugene, Folk and Traditional, The Shepherd’s Crook, Friday, August 29 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.”

4PLAY, Top 40, The McGibbon Hotel, Friday and Saturday, August 29/30 @ 9:30 pm

Formed in 2010, 4Play have steadily built themselves a following all over Southern Ontario through hard work and an abundance of passion. At its core, 4Play is a blistering mass of driving riffs, energetic drums, technically diverse bass lines and captivating vocals, perfect for large venues with the amazing ability to be intense and musical at a lower volume for smaller venues. Covering everything from Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Wonder, to Foo Fighters and Sublime, 4Play is bound to give you a taste of what you’re craving!

Open Mic, Roxy Coffee in Acton, Wednesday, August 27 at 7 pm

open-micOpen Mic is a monthly event held the last Wednesday of each month at 7 pm by Roxy Youth at Roxy Coffee in Acton. Anyone can come and share their artistic talents! Whether that be in music, poetry, drama, or whatever, all are welcome to come, share, and hangout.Be a part of a fun community of art people! And maybe enjoy a drink or two from Roxy Coffee as well 🙂If you would like to sign up beforehand to play just message Dan Dreise. Or you can take your chances and hope there is a spot open the night of.

Culture Symposium (and Questionnaire), January 30-31 2015

hhcrt symposiumWe Want Your Ideas! The Halton Hills Cultural Roundtable wants your ideas on topics and speakers for our next Annual Symposium. Please follow the link below to fill in a short questionnaire.

Whether you have previously attended this event, or never missed one – we want to hear from you. From the respondents we will draw two free tickets to our 2015 Symposium!

The 2015 “Helping Culture Grow” Symposium runs Friday and Saturday January 30/31. This year will see solid representation for musicians. Richard Flohill, Publicity, Promotion and PR Specialist, and Alex Andronache Education Counselor and Spokesperson for Metalworks Institute will be featured.

Survey says ….

Recommended – The Grey Owls (with Dayfoot), Acoustic Melange, The Shepherd’s Crook, Saturday, August 23 at 8 pm

A leap into the rarefied air of a Saturday Night for The Shepherd’s Crook … and what a way to do it!greyfoot

Singer songwriter Jordan Faye is joined by outstanding Jazz guitarist Dave Haffey and Georgetown’s own Brian Scarth in a blend of Bluegrass, Folk, Country and Pop. As part of Guelph’s vibrant music scene, yet with strong Georgetown roots, see why The Grey Owls be making us proud. This is a special night!

Opening will be Dayfoot, a new bluegrass/folk local band, with a warm sound reminiscent of  Shepherd’s Crook favorites Second Wind and Random Roads.

Kudos to The Crook for hosting some of our finest young, local talent.

Bill Craig, Irish/Traditional, The Shepherd’s Crook, Friday, August 22 @ 8 pm

bill craigBill Craig, the Irish Musician and Entertainer, has been well received by audiences at The Shepherd’s Crook.

From his Website:

“Bill Craig’s performance is relaxed eclectic, thought provoking, goofy and entertaining. His casual attitude is designed to include, not exclude his audience, be it eight or eight hundred people. Bill puts all his energy into his songs and makes a point of having a good time on stage. This usually translates to his audience having a similar experience.”