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Events Calendar

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Bands on the Bay: Filthy Rich and the Empty Pockets

Free Summer Concerts
Held outside on our fully licensed deck or inside in case of rain.
This is The Thing To Do on a summer Tuesday evening!

Filthy Rich and the Empty Pockets is cottage country’s best cover
band. This dynamic quintet brings a classic-rock radio sensibility to
their exciting performances. Get up and dance to the music you love.

The Battle of the Bands on the Bay is Back this summer!
All summer long, at each Bands on the Bay Concert, you can vote for your favourite band. 
The band at the end of the summer with the most votes wins
a concert date on the Stockey Stage in the Performance Hall. 

And thanks to Crofters Organic, we're Jammin' on the Bay all summer long!
@ 7:00 PM

Whiskey Jack

Since 1977, Whiskey Jack has remained one of the most celebrated Roots/Country/Bluegrass bands in Canadian music history. In 1993, Stompin’ Tom Connors teamed with Whiskey Jack to record “Dr. Stompin’ Tom Connors eh?”  followed by a couple of triumphant national tours with this Canadian icon. The band now pays homage to a man who can only be described as a national treasure. 



It’s A Party Every Night!

"Menopause The Musical" is finally coming to Parry Sound!

In support of the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation

Come see what millions of women worldwide have been laughing and raving about for years! Set in a department store - four women with nothing in common but a black lace bra... come to realize they have more in common than ever imagined! The All- Star Canadian cast, makes fun of their hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, wrinkles, not enough sex, too much sex, chocolate binges and a whole lot more! This laugh out loud musical parody, staged to 25 classic hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s will have you singing, dancing & cheering in the aisles, guaranteed! 

Come Celebrate your Womanhood & join the Sisterhood!  VIP Experience: Best Seats in the house, fun beverage, plus Cast Meet n' Greet, Photo Op, and Q & A Session after the show.

To purchase eight or more tickets for a discounted price, please call our box office at 877-746-4466.

Enjoy "The Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change"! 

Rated - Best Girls' Night Out & Best Value!

And it’s "MAN-datory Viewing For Men" since men love it too!


Bands on the Bay: befreeyourself

Free Summer Concerts
Held outside on our fully licensed deck or inside in case of rain.
This is The Thing To Do on a summer Tuesday evening!

Creative talent does not add up, it multiplies. befreeyourself is
an ever growing, dynamic band of people featuring a wide range of
acoustic and electric music.

The Battle of the Bands on the Bay is Back this summer!
All summer long, at each Bands on the Bay Concert, you can vote for your favourite band. 
The band at the end of the summer with the most votes wins
a concert date on the Stockey Stage in the Performance Hall. 

And thanks to Crofters Organic, we're Jammin' on the Bay all summer long!
@ 7:00 PM

Downchild Blues Band

“Downchild has a virtual lock on Canadian
blues hierarchy.”
-Dan Whitlock - Blues Revue

Forty years on, Downchild Blues Band remains a blues force, true to itself and without equal. This is Canada’s premiere blues band, wowing audiences 'round the world. Downchild almost sold out in their last performance here, so don’t delay in getting your tickets to a night of
blues you’ll never forget.


Cruisin' with Marshall Dane

He blew us away when he took the stage with Blue Rodeo in June. And now Marshall Dane is all set to cruise through Parry Sound once again! In support of the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation, Get Off The Bus Concerts is pleased to bring Marshall Dane with special guest Paul Lagendyk on Saturday, September 9 for a Country Cruise with Island Queen Cruise in Parry Sound. Local craft beer will be available to be purchased. 

Please note this concert will take place on the Island Queen Cruise, located at 9 Bay Street, Parry Sound.  The Stockey Centre is the ticket agent for this performance, you can buy your tickets to this show either online or at our Box Office or by phone at 877-746-4466. 

Please arrive at the Island Queen Cruise by 5:30pm for boarding.  

For accessible seating ticket purchases, please call the Stockey Center Box Office at 877-746-4466 or visit us at 2 Bay Street.


Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations

Join us for a FREE event to celebrate the snowbird lifestyle! Entertainment includes Canadian country superstar Michelle Wright, Scottish-Canadian tenor John McDermott, and the funny fisherman, Jimmy Flynn; event also includes a special presentation by Canadian Snowbird Association President Karen Huestis.

Sponsored by Medipac Travel Insurance and The Canadian Snowbird Association

This is a FREE event, but you will need to reserve your tickets for it in advance. 


Radical Reels Film Festival

Every year, the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival presents the wildly popular Radical Reels night – a presentation of some of the best high-adrenaline films in the world.  The Radical Reels program is made up of short, action-packed climbing, paddling, mountain biking, BASE jumping, skiing, snowboarding, and other adrenaline sport films that feature a fresh approach and a radically independent spirit. 

Barenaked Ladies

Barenaked Ladies: Canada 1 Five 0 Tour

Barenaked Ladies have announced an extensive Canada 1 Five 0 Fall tour that will take the band coast-to-coast, including a performance on Parry Sound’s Stockey Centre stage on October 2nd, just the second night of the tour.

Barenaked Ladies have been together for nearly three decades, produced 15 studio albums which have collectively sold more than 14 million copies, won eight Juno awards, earned multiple Grammy nominations, a U.S. chart-topping single ("One Week") and the theme song to one of TV's most popular shows, The Big Bang Theory.

Ticket pricing:

Tier 1 Seating: $123.95 + HST
Tier 2 Seating: $96.95 + HST
Tier 3 Seating: $76.95 + HST

GOLD VIP Package (ticket included), Tier 1 Seating: $338.95
SILVER VIP Package (ticket included), Tier 2 Seating: $211.95 
SILVER VIP Package (ticket included), Tier 3 Seating: $191.95 

Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday March 17th at 12 noon.


Each VIP Package requires us to receive the updated email address of each purchaser.  VIP packages are as follows:


Ticket limit per order: 4

Each package includes:
- 1 Premium Reserved Ticket
- Invitation to Exclusive Preshow Soundcheck Viewing Access
- 1 Barenaked Ladies Branded Dish Towel Set
- 1 Barenaked Ladies USB Charger
- 1 Market Specific, Commemorative Event Ticket

- 1 Signed Barenaked Ladies 8 x 10 Photo
- 1 Digital Preorder of the new Barenaked Ladies Album, Fake Nudes, due for release Fall 2017
- 1 Commemorative VIP Laminate



Ticket limit per order: 4

Each package includes:

- 1 Premium Reserved Ticket
- 1 Barenaked Ladies Branded Dish Towel Set
- 1 Market Specific, Commemorative Event Ticket

- 1 Digital Preorder of the new Barenaked Ladies Album, Fake Nudes, due for release Fall 2017



PIGS: Canada's Pink Floyd

Formed in 2008 in Victoria, British Columbia, PIGS played in several venues throughout British Columbia and Alberta for the past 4 years, playing to sold out audiences. PIGS are bringing an epic and rare treat for Pink Floyd fans - the band will be covering 47 years worth of Pink Floyd's legendary repertoire from 1967 to 2014, ranging from the band's earliest release to their final album; from the psychedelic misadventures of Arnold Layne to the final float down The Endless River. In addition to classics from legendary albums such as Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall, the band have many surprises in store, including material that has rarely, if ever, been performed live by the real Pink Floyd. The band, and their lighting, sound and visual designers are all Floyd aficionados and are coming together to create a breathtaking audio/visual for what will be an incredible night. With over 150 concerts under their belt and currently evolving into a full time international act with an average of 100 shows a year, you will see why they are considered "Canada's Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute".

This show goes on sale to members only on Wednesday June 21st and to the general public on Friday June 23rd.



The original Stampeders - Rich Dodson, Kim Berly, and Ronnie King - became a household name between 1971 and 1976 with four songs reaching Top-30 in the U.S and 10 Top-five singles in Canada. Juno award winners with NINE gold and platinum albums to their credit and TEN Top Ten Hits (Sweet City Woman, Wild Eyes, Carry Me, Oh My Lady, Minstrel Gypsy, Hit The Road Jack (with Wolfman Jack), Ramona, Playin' In The Band, Then Came the White Man, Running Wild...), this classic rock band has been delighting fans with their unique brand of musical entertainment since reuniting in 1992. Audiences, young and old alike, are drawn into the excitement of the STAMPEDERS' music as they perform their hits from the '70's. With their inimitable musical style and subtle sense of humor, Rich, Ron and Kim are seasoned entertainers who always leave their audiences standing on their feet and cheering for more.


Terry Little's Autumn Fiddle Fest

The Autumn Fiddle Fest is a highly anticipated annual event jam-packed with some of the finest fiddlers and stepdancers in the land. 

Act quickly, this show sells out every year!

Third floor side balcony seats are available in person or over the phone at our box office for $35 each, all other tickets are $42.

Tickets: $42.00 @ 7:00 PM


Murray McLauchlan is one of Canada’s most highly regarded singer/songwriters, and with good cause. Over a 40-year career, he has released 18 albums and been awarded 11 Junos. His songs Farmer’s Song, Down by the Henry Moore, Whispering Rain and Sweeping the Spotlight Away are now considered Canadian standards. Murray is also a painter, an author, an actor, a radio host; he's been bestowed an Honourary Doctor of Laws and appointed to The Order of Canada. That’s quite a ride. Yet some may wonder where he's been of late. Murray did tour in support of his 2012 critically acclaimed release Human Writes, but then decided to take a break. Other interests prevailed and he restricted his touring to shows with Lunch At Allen's, the supergroup he co-founded, whose members also include Ian Thomas, Marc Jordan and Cindy Church.

But now Murray is on the road in his own right once more. Here’s what he has to say: “As a songwriter I know that it's not enough to sit in your kitchen and write. Your songs need to be heard. Music is a communicative art and if it isn't brought in front of people there is no way to tell if that end has been met. I like to think of a concert tour as a kind of roving gallery to test your art and your ideas. I try to do my very best to make it worthwhile for folks to be there and to perhaps look at things in a new way when they leave.”

And this, in a nutshell, is the Murray McLauchlan concert experience.


Tickets: $45.00 @ 7:30 PM
Famous People Players

Famous People Players

Famous PEOPLE Players - Glow in the dark Dream Theatre.  From Broadway, to Radio City Music Hall and around the World – FPP is Where Special Happens!”

There are two showtimes for the Famous People Players:
2:00pm (60 minutes length) and 7:00 pm (90 minutes length)

The black light performance of Famous PEOPLE Players was discovered by Liberacé, and they were his opening act in Las Vegas for 10 years. Their production of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice was part of the re-opening of Radio City Music Hall, and their success continued with two runs on Broadway and performances in China, Korea and Singapore, and throughout the United States. Their Dine & Dream Theatre in Toronto was generously sponsored by actor Paul Newman through sales of Newman’s Own products sold in Canada. He remained a very devoted supporter and honorary director the board.

They were the first to perform at the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima during their 10 year tour of Japan. They have made television appearances on A&E Breakfast for the Arts and Bravo!, and gave a televised performance for Ronald Regan at the Shamrock Summit. Other appearances were on television series’ 7th Heaven, Red Skelton’s Funny Faces, and their Emmy-award winning CBS Movie of the Week “Special People”, based on the founding of the company.

Diane Dupuy, the company founder, is an outstanding motivational speaker who spoke along-side former Vice President Al Gore at the Alliance for a New Humanity. With 5 honorary degrees, she was awarded the Order of Canada and the Queen’s Jubilee medal for her work in Theatre and her dedication to the integration of PEOPLE with disABILITIES.

Iridescent spectacle that drenches the senses in light and sound. It is something for the kids and also for grown-ups. The magic of the theatre, the magic of diversion, the magic that compels one to say ‘That’s Entertainment’.” -New York Times

"Famous PEOPLE Players are rather more than a bunch of enthusiastic theatrical artists living out a precious dream in a manner that's startlingly unique." – Toronto Star