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Events Calendar

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May
31

Film at the Stockey: The Leisure Seeker

Traveling in their family Leisure Seeker vintage recreational vehicle, John (Donald Sutherland) and Ella Spencer (Helen Mirren) take one last road trip from Boston to the Hemingway House in the Florida Keys before his Alzheimer's and her cancer can catch up with them.  This film is rated PG.


Tickets: $10.00 @ 7:00 PM
June
01

Classic Albums Live presents AC/DC's Back In Black

The next in our Classic Albums live series is one of the best-selling albums of all time, the highest selling album of any band in history.

If you've been to a CAL event, you know that it is an eerily Note for Note, Cut for Cut live rendition of the album.  If you haven't, then you really need to.  In our opinion, anyway.

Released in July of 1980, the album features hits like "You Shook Me All Night Long", "Hells Bells", and "Back In Black".  Join us in an evening of rocking along with Classic Albums Live!

This event goes on sale at 1pm on Friday April 13th 2018 to members and to the general public on Wednesday April 18th at 10am. 


June
05

Bands on the Bay: Phil Morgan Band

*Please note it was previously printed in our Summer Season Brochure that befreeyourself would be performing, the event has changed to the Phil Morgan Band for this performance.

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!

ABOUT THE BAND:

Please check back at a later date for more information.

@ 7:00 PM
June
08

Motown Gold

"Motown Gold" celebrates the incredible songs and stories of the legendary record label from Detroit that launched the careers of The Temptations, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and more! "Motown Gold" features outstanding live musical performances with soulful lead vocalists backed by the renowned Rudy & The Angels band. This audience interactive show will have the audience singing along, clapping their hands in rhythm and even getting up to dance to the infectious Motown groove! Song highlights include "My Girl" "Stop! In the Name of Love" "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" "I Can't Help Myself" and of course, the amazing duet "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". Get your tickets today and "Get Ready" for a special ONE NIGHT ONLY trip to Hitsville, USA!  



Tickets: $43.00 @ 8:00 PM
June
12

Bands on the Bay: Filthy Rich & 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!

ABOUT THE BAND:

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!

@ 7:00 PM
June
14

Film at the Stockey: Cardinals

When Valerie returns home from prison years after killing her neighbour in an apparent drunk driving accident, she wants nothing more than to move on - until the deceased's son shows up at her door and it becomes clear that the past is not easily forgotten. This film is not yet rated.


Tickets: $10.00 @ 7:00 PM
June
19

Bands on the Bay: Tia McGraff

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!

ABOUT THE BAND:

Award-winning Country-Folk singer/songwriters Tia McGraff and Tommy Parham return to Bands on the Bay with a brand new CD release, Strong! Come enjoy an evening of stories and songs and see why fans around the world have come to love Tommy’s ‘big guild guitar sound’ and Tia has been likened to “the female Gordon Lightfoot.”

@ 7:00 PM
June
26

Bands on the Bay: Guys Without Ties

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!

ABOUT THE BAND:

Individually, the members of the Guys Without Ties have a long history of making music. Guys Without Ties is a band in the North Bay, Ontario area. We consider ourselves a classic rock/vocal group. Your favourite songs with all the harmonies!

@ 7:00 PM
June
28

Roy Orbison Tribute Concert

"Only the lonely know the way I feel."

Featuring Rick Capreol and the Golden Time Machine

Bob Disalle - Drums
Ben Lemen - Bass
Craig Harley - Piano/Keys
Nate Douglas - Guitar
Chris Hess - Sax/Percussion
Whispering River Strings



Tickets: $26.00 @ 7:30 PM
June
29

The Life and Death of John the Milkman

Friday June 29 at 8pm & Saturday June 30 at 2pm 

In the summer of 1959, in a little suburban town, in a very ordinary kitchen, four “regular” housewives find themselves in a very irregular situation, but how hard can it be to dispose of a dead body? This dark comedy follows the lives of four women trapped within the constraints of social expectations. How relatable can relationships from 1959 be to ones today? Perhaps more than you may expect. This is a story about four women who are ready to claim their rights, their identities, and their own independence, at any cost. 

This show contains mature themes and content. 
Written and Directed by Joshua Bainbridge.

Tickets to this event go on sale to members on Thursday May 3 at 10am and to the general public on Thursday May 10 at 10am.  To become a member, call us at 877-746-4466 ext. 1 or visit our Box Office at 2 Bay Street, Parry Sound.


June
30

The Life and Death of John the Milkman

Friday June 29 at 8pm & Saturday June 30 at 2pm 

In the summer of 1959, in a little suburban town, in a very ordinary kitchen, four “regular” housewives find themselves in a very irregular situation, but how hard can it be to dispose of a dead body? This dark comedy follows the lives of four women trapped within the constraints of social expectations. How relatable can relationships from 1959 be to ones today? Perhaps more than you may expect. This is a story about four women who are ready to claim their rights, their identities, and their own independence, at any cost. 

This show contains mature themes and content. 
Written and Directed by Joshua Bainbridge.

Tickets to this event go on sale to members on Thursday May 3 at 10am and to the general public on Thursday May 10 at 10am.  To become a member, call us at 877-746-4466 ext. 1 or visit our Box Office at 2 Bay Street, Parry Sound.


July
01

All-Day Bands on the Bay & Canada Day Celebrations

Join us at the Stockey Centre on Sunday, July 1st to celebrate Canada Day with a full day of Free Concerts!

Terry Little & the Rhythm Boys 1pm – 2:30pm

Terry Little, “The Carling Fiddler”, an ever-popular crowd-pleaser will play here with special guests and friends, and not to be missed: a square dance.

Spur of the Moment 3pm – 4pm

A local Band playing Country Western classics.

Kick Ptarmigan 5pm – 6:30pm

Kick Ptarmigan are an indie rock band that recently released their album, Solutions To A Non-Problem. For fans of The Tragically Hip and Barenaked Ladies.

Evening Performer To Be Announced 7:30pm – 9:30pm

We’re keeping it a secret for now, so keep an eye on our website to see who will be performing before the fireworks!

Check the Town of Parry Sound’s website for other Canada Day Festivities at parrysound.ca

@ 1:00 PM
July
03

Bands on the Bay: David Dino White

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!

ABOUT THE BAND:

Northern Ontario rock artist David Dino White breathes new life into his songs and his audience with his unmissable one man band show.

@ 7:00 PM
July
04

Heather Rankin

After over twenty-five years of performing with her siblings, Heather Rankin comes into her own with A Fine Line, her debut solo record. This is Heather Rankin like you have never heard her before, breaking away from The Rankin Family’s signature sound, and forging her own musical legacy with her poetic, intimate original songs, and an eclectic mix of others.

Tickets to this event go on sale to members on Thursday May 3 at 10am and to the general public on Thursday May 10 at 10am.  To become a member, call us at 877-746-4466 ext. 1 or visit our Box Office at 2 Bay Street, Parry Sound.



July
06

ABBAMANIA & The Bee Gees

The cast that performed for Mamma Mia!


Tickets: $40.00 @ 7:30 PM
July
07

Glenn Miller Orchestra

Presented by Get Off the Bus Concerts, in support of the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world. Nick Hilscher is the orchestra’s present music director.

Pricing:
Orchestra Tier 1 - $85.00 + HST
Orchestra Tier 2 - $80.00 + HST
Mezzanine - $75.00 + HST
Balcony - $70.00 + HST


July
10

Bands on the Bay: Mapstone

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!

ABOUT THE BAND:

A world traveller, Mapstone’s songs have been influenced by rich cultural and musical experiences, and his musical repertoire consists of playing the guitar, didgeridoo, percussion, harmonica, wooden flutes and singing.

@ 7:00 PM
July
11

Handbags for Hospice

Hospice West Parry Sound (HWPS) presents it's 3rd annual "Handbags for Hospice" live and silent auction charity gala on July 11th, 2018. This exciting evening is presented in partnership with Distler Construction and Weeks Construction, and will once again be emceed by the one and only Layne, "The Auctionista". 


As Parry Sound's Ultimate Women's Night Out, expect an exhilarating evening of live and silent auctions of designer purses of all styles and price points, luxury experiences, a premium prize draw, wine wall, and brand new this year: The Golden Ticket!


Your ticket price includes a complimentary beverage, sweet and savory hors d'oeuvres and desserts, and entry into our prize draw.

All proceeds directly benefit Hospice West Parry Sound - Our area's only Visiting Hospice.

This is a 19+ only event.  Tickets go on sale Monday May 7 at 10am.


Tickets: $55.00 @ 7:00 PM
July
12

Imagine John - The Ultimate John Lennon Tribute

Come and experience the uncanny look and sound of an authentic, energetic and fun tribute to the great legend. You will experience the legend as if he were virtually there in real life! Listen to the many hits of the Beatles straight through to Lennon’s solo years such as: Ticket To Ride, Twist and shout, In My Life, I Am the Walrus, Revolution, Imagine, Woman, Watching The Wheels, Starting Over, Instant Karma and many, many more!

The full backing band performs extensively in bands such as Abbamania and Night Fever(Bee Gees) on large stages all over North America entertaining crowds at sold out shows week after week! Come on out and experience the excitement of John Lennon - Come together and Imagine John!!



Tickets: $37.95 @ 8:00 PM
July
13

Remembering Stuart

An intimate evening of backstage stories, tour-bus tales, music, and humour from 20 years on the road with Stuart McLean.  Featuring Stuart McLean's Music Director and Pianist John Sheard, The Brilliant Band, and Guest Vocalists.

Tickets to this event go on sale to members on Thursday May 3 at 10am and to the general public on Thursday May 10 at 10am.  To become a member, call us at 877-746-4466 ext. 1 or visit our Box Office at 2 Bay Street, Parry Sound.


July
14

Tartan Terrors

With an arsenal featuring classic pipes and fiddle, driving drum tones, and signature guitar styles, The Tartan Terrors are their own Celtic Invasion, mixing rock's energy with traditional folklore, dance, and humor.

Tickets to this event go on sale to members on Thursday May 3 at 10am and to the general public on Thursday May 10 at 10am.  To become a member, call us at 877-746-4466 ext. 1 or visit our Box Office at 2 Bay Street, Parry Sound.


July
17

Matt Andersen

With over 10 million views on YouTube, two European Blues Awards, and winning Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge, it appears that the entire world is now discovering Matt Andersen. A powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt has built a formidable following the old fashioned way – touring worldwide and letting the converted audiences and Andersen devotees spread his reputation through word of mouth. 

In addition to headlining major festivals, clubs and theatres throughout North America, Europe and Australia, he has shared the stage and toured with Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Greg Allman, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Randy Bachman, Little Feat, Jonny Lang, Serena Ryder, and more. Andersen has won the 2013 and 2016 European Blues Award for Best Solo/Acoustic Act, three Maple Blues Awards in 2012, and nabbed him 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Since the release of Weightless in early 2014, Andersen has received a JUNO nomination for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year, a CIMA Road Gold award, and six Maple Blues Awards for Male Vocalist of the Year.

TICKETS ON SALE TO STOCKEY MEMBERS ON MONDAY, APRIL 23 AT 10AM (CALL OUR BOX OFFICE AT 877-746-4466 TO BECOME A MEMBER).

TICKETS ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON THURSDAY, APRIL 26 AT 10AM.


July
20

Festival of the Sound

Join us for the 39th season of the Festival of the Sound.

Classical, Jazz, Folk & Cruises throughout July 20th – August 11th. Plus our spectacular Canada Day Cruise on July 1st!

Visit festivalofthesound.ca for a full listing of events and for how to buy tickets!

@ 7:30 PM
August
14

Bands on the Bay: Gary Klayton

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!

ABOUT THE BAND:

Gary’s songs (stories), you will think were written for you! His folky, country vibe is captivating!

@ 7:00 PM
August
19

Take It Easy: The Story of the Eagles

“Take It Easy:  The Story of The Eagles” celebrates the incredible music of legendary 1970s Country-Rock group “The Eagles”.  This audience-interactive show is comprised of some of Canada’s leading session musicians, who perform all of the legendary hits from the Eagles extensive career with soaring vocal harmonies and sizzling hot guitar solos.   The evening will be comprised of two sets, with the first half featuring all the songs from the multi-million selling album “Eagles Greatest Hits 1971-1975.” The second half features more classic hits from the band's later years, including solo hits made famous by Don Henley and Joe Walsh. Don't miss your favourites including "One of These Nights," "Desperado," "Heartache Tonight" and of course, "Hotel California"!



Tickets: $42.00 @ 7:00 PM
August
21

Bands on the Bay: Jason Maxwell

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!

ABOUT THE BAND:

Jason Maxwell is a singer-songwriter & recording artist from Thornhill, ON. Jason’s original music is honest & straight from the heart which he complements with a variety of country cover songs that will get you singing along in no time.

@ 7:00 PM
August
23

The British Legends

The British Legends: David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Elton John, and Paul McCartney.

Presented by Bounty Enterprises.


Tickets: $40.00 @ 7:30 PM
August
24

PSHS Reunion - Feeling 18 in 2018

Feel Like You're 18 Again in 2018 With the Georgian IV & The Muskoka Roads Band

Meet old friends you haven't seen for years at the Parry Sound High School Reunion!

Ross Raby and John Johnson from The Georgian IV, Chimo and Scrap Iron toured with performers like Chuck Berry, The Band, Blood Sweat and Tears, Janis Joplin, Alice Cooper, and Chicago, but on August 24th they are coming home to play some music and meet old friends at the Parry Sound High School Reunion with their local musician friends: Kirk Gabel and John McIsaac.

Fan favourite and PSHS alumni Jefferson Young, John McIsaac, and the boys from Muskoka Roads will also be performing at the Parry Sound High School Reunion.

These bands will play anything - rock 'n' roll, country, and blues - as long as it's the good stuff.

There will be great music for listening and dancing all evening in the Concert Hall. Hang out near the cash bar in the Atrium and choose from an endless variety of hors d'oeuvres.  Join old friends on the Stockey Centre Bayside Deck overlooking Georgian Bay and rekindle friendships while you enjoy westerly breezes and a glorious sunset.




Tickets: $59.00 @ 7:00 PM
August
28

Bands on the Bay: Tennyson King

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!

ABOUT THE BAND:

Tennyson King is an international touring act from Hong Kong and Canada. His style of rock and roll is infused with earthy roots and blues while subtly laced in psychedelic ear candy. It’s a raw, gritty, and organic sound that makes the soul feel wild and the heart comforted.

@ 7:00 PM
August
30

CLASSIC LIGHTFOOT LIVE

Honouring the Legendary GORDON LIGHTFOOT

CLASSIC LIGHTFOOT LIVE. Take a trip down memory lane. The show features dozens of timeless songs from Gordon Lightfoot’s extensive catalogue. Lead singer John Stinson has spent the last decade recreating his favourite Lightfoot music in this incredible tribute to Canada’s legendary singer/songwriter. "Lightfoot's music reflects what it means to be Canadian. His lyrics tell stories; his stories, our stories, Canadian stories. They reach out and touch audiences in deep emotional ways."

The show features a wonderful ensemble that brings the studio recordings to life. Stinson, on lead vocals and guitar, is backed by the impressive musical talents of Steve Eyers on bass guitar (Lightfoot's nephew), Eric Kidd on lead guitar (former student of Red Shea), JG Jones on keyboards and Malcom Gould on persussion. Each of them has been highly influenced by Lightfoot's music and the passion comes through in every performance!

Don't miss the excellent tribute show, CLASSIC LIGHTFOOT LIVE!



Tickets: $33.00 - 38.00 @ 7:30 PM
September
14

Mudmen

This is a pub-style event, so grab your friends and party!

Celebrating their 20th Anniversary, The Mudmen are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are known to be characters both on and off stage. The band is truly a group of friends who enjoy performing.  And when they’re having fun, you are too!

Tickets to this event go on sale to members on Thursday May 3 at 10am and to the general public on Thursday May 10 at 10am.  To become a member, call us at 877-746-4466 ext. 1 or visit our Box Office at 2 Bay Street, Parry Sound.


September
28

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Ignite your passion for adventure!
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories. Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks.

Tickets to this event go on sale to members on Thursday May 3 at 10am and to the general public on Thursday May 10 at 10am.  To become a member, call us at 877-746-4466 ext. 1 or visit our Box Office at 2 Bay Street, Parry Sound.


November
09

Fred Penner

A gentle giant with kind eyes and an undeniable ability to make you feel good about yourself, this musical master brings 45 years of commitment, consistency and depth to a career that skillfully blends the many genres of performing and communication. Dubbed “Mr. Multi-Media” by Billboard Magazine, his diverse repertoire includes a prolific 12 Children’s Albums, countless energetically packed live shows for throngs of eager audiences across North America, composing the music for APTN/YTV’s Tipi Tales, and writing the score and hosting the TV documentary The Simple Way (focused on the relevant, world-wide topic of voluntary simplicity). He has, without a doubt, established himself as a fundamental part of the North American family entertainment scene. And whether it’s through CDs, videos, books or television, his cornerstone philosophy remains the same: absolute trust that his work can make a difference.

Tickets to this event are:
Adults - $12
Children - $8
Family Pass (for 4) - $30