Archive for July, 2012

This Week at the Stockey: Booming Bands on the Bay Performances

Friday, July 6th, 2012

This week we’ve had the good fortune of some hot summer weather! And by good fortune I’m referring to the view of the blistering hot sun from the comfort of the air conditioned Stockey Centre. It’s no wonder the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame has been packed lately with people of all ages. It’s an excellent way to take an hour or two break from the sun, play some interactive games, and learn about Parry Sound’s own Bobby Orr.

On Tuesday, July 3rd we held our weekly Bands on the Bay event. Hollis and the Widows featuring Parry Sound native Jason Turiff, Steve Witt, and Brandon “Hollis” Shantz, and the Northern Dancers, including Kyle James Smith, James MacDonald and locals J.P. Borchardt and Andrew House, put on an unforgettable performance. Hollis and the Widows have a unique sound of indie-‘stalker’ rock infused with a little bit of blues and country. The Northern Dancers are in indie-rock band inspired by Canadian rock music from the ‘90s. The event was held inside the Performance Hall where the acoustics were flawless. Combined with the delectable dinner items provided by, Now That’s Catering, the evening was a smashing success. We welcome these talented young musicians to return to our stage again!

Although normally only held on Tuesday nights, there are so many talented local performers, we added a second Bands on the Bay event this past Thursday! Parry Sound Idol winner, Emmie-Lee Bowman took to our outdoor stage with an outstanding performance. Her powerful vocals surely wowed the audience. For more information on upcoming shows, please visit our Events Calendar by clicking HERE.

Next week is sure to be a busy one with Debbie Misener-Jones taking the stage on Tuesday evening as part of our Bands on the Bay series. With the dedication of, Now That’s Catering, we’ve moved from BBQ fare to a more substantial dinner menu including mouth-watering items such as Stuffed Baked Portobello Mushrooms, Beef Dip Supreme, Roasted Teriyaki Chicken Breast, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, and much more. Be sure to bring your appetite with you to the show!

On Wednesday the 11th at 8pm the highly anticipated ABBAMANIA and the Bee-Gees return to the Stockey Stage! There are still some tickets left. Get yours HERE at our online Box Office or call (877) 746-4466.

Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to reporting to you on next week’s events!

-Alyssa