October is a lovely time to get out for some live music, with the cool fall evenings making an outing to a warm cozy venue all the more pleasurable. Peterborough and the Kawarthas are full of music for fans of all genres. Here are just a few of the concerts happening in the area in October.
Evangeline Gentle at The Theatre on King in Peterborough on October 4
Peterborough singer-songwriter Evangeline Gentle continues to make waves in the Canadian music scene with their amazing voice and songs that strike chords with all ages.
On Friday, October 4th at The Theatre on King (171 King St., Peterborough), Gentle and band will celebrate the release of their debut self-titled album. The album was produced by Ottawa-area producer/songwriter Jim Bryson in his Stittsville studio and was released on Rae Spoon’s COAX Records in September.
General admission tickets are $12 in advance at eventbrite.ca/e/evangeline-gentle-album-release-tickets-67440052011 or $15 at the door.
Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m.. Mike Teevee (a.k.a. Cormac Culkeen) will be opening.
VIDEO: “Sundays” – Evangeline Gentle
Rick Fines at the Market Hall in Peterborough on October 4
Award-winning local singer-songwriter and bluesman Rick Fines has written a new collection of songs for his upcoming eighth album, and he’ll be performing them an intimate concert at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre (140 Charlotte St., Peterborough, 705-749-1146) on Friday, October 4th at 8 p.m.
Fines’ new album is an all-acoustic one, featuring his Dobro and National guitars along with his trusted six-string. He’s written a couple of songs with Matt Anderson and local poet PJ Thomas.
Fines will also be asking the audience at the Market Hall concert how they want to purchase songs from the new album (streaming, CD, LP, etc.).
Tickets are $35 for general admission ($25 students or artists) or $40 for cabaret table seats, available at the Market Hall Box Office or online at markethall.org.
VIDEO: “Laundry On The Line” – Rick Fines
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Sean Burns at The Garnet in Peterborough on October 5
Sean Burns, originally from Oshawa but now residing in Winnipeg, is one of the hardest-working musicians in Canada. He is almost always criss-crossing Canada with his old-time country stylings.
On Saturday, October 5th, he returns to The Garnet (231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough, 705-874-0107) along with pedal steel player Skinny Dyck.
Also on the bill are Peterborough’s favourite country-rockers Diamond Dave and the Smoke Eaters.
The show begins shortly after 9 p.m. and will cost $10 at the door. Put on your best Western shirt and cowboy boots and get ready for a country-filled hootenanny!
VIDEO: “Invitation to the Blues” – Sean Burns & Lost Country
Breabach at the Market Hall in Peterborough on October 6
On Sunday, October 6th, check out contemporary folk band Breabach from Glasgow, Scotland at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre (140 Charlotte St., Peterborough, 705-749-1146).
Breabach’s music shifts from traditional folk stylings to contemporary tunes and original compositions that expand on exactly what it means to be a ‘folk group’. The award-winning group’s latest record is entitled Frenzy of the Meeting and continues to show an expanding and developing sonic space for them.
The show is a matinee beginning at 4 p.m. Tickets are $35 for a regular seat and $38 for a cabaret table spot. You can get them at the Market Hall Box Office or online at markethall.org.
VIDEO: “Knees Up” – Breabach
Long Range Hustle at the Tweed Kiwanis Pavillion on October 11
The Tweed and Area Arts Council presents up-and-coming roots-rock band Long Range Hustle on Friday, October 11th at the Tweed Kiwanis Pavillion (137 Victoria St. S., Tweed).
The Tweed/Stirling area band — featuring Paul Brogee (vocals, guitar, violin), Jay Foster (vocals, piano), Mike Brogee (bass, vocals), and AJ Fisico (drums, vocals) with Ryan Pritchard (guitar) — brings an infectious energy to the stage, along with catchy songs that have been lighting up audiences in Canada and the U.S.
The show costs $15 and is an all-ages licensed event. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show runs from 8:30 to 10 p.m. It’s a great way to start your Thanksgiving weekend.
Tickets are available at eventbrite.ca/e/long-range-hustle-at-the-tweed-kiwanis-pavilion-tickets-63336141103.
VIDEO: “Carry Us” – Long Range Hustle
Carolyn Mark at The Garnet in Peterborough on October 15
Vancouver Island’s Carolyn Mark is a songwriter who is always worth seeing live. Her tunes range from quirky to relatable to downright sad.
On Tuesday, October 15th, Mark returns to The Garnet (231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough, 705-874-0107) to play my birthday party!
Come and share a few laughs, some pints, and check out one of Canada’s best-kept secrets in Carolyn Mark’s excellent music.
Tickets will be $10 at the door and the show begins at 8 p.m.
VIDEO: “Miles from Nowhere in a Valley Off The Highway” – Carolyn Mark
Steve Poltz at the Market Hall in Peterborough on October 19
There’s no one quite like singer-songwriter-madman Steve Poltz.
Although Poltz may be best known for co-penning “You Were Meant for Me”, a huge hit by Jewel in the mid-90s, his career is much more broad and interesting than that. His tunes and his performance are always full of laughs and twists.
Poltz comes to Peterborough on Saturday, October 19th at 8 p.m. at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre (140 Charlotte St., Peterborough, 705-749-1146). Tickets are $35 and you can get them the Market Hall Box Office or online at markethall.org.
VIDEO: “Ballin’ On A Wednesday” – Steve Poltz
Jimmy Bowskill at The Garnet in Peterborough on October 20
Bailieboro’s Jimmy Bowskill has been a professional musician since before he was a teenager. His solo career began with the blues, and has evolved through bluegrass and beyond as his influences have broadened.
Beyond his own fantastic music, Bowskill has been playing with a couple bands you may have heard: The Sheepdogs and Blue Rodeo. On Sunday, October 20th, he will bring his own band, The Hometown Beauts, to The Garnet (231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough, 705-874-0107) for a pair of intimate shows: a matinee at 3 p.m. and an evening show at 8 p.m.
Each show costs $25. Tickets are available at The Garnet and also online at ticketscene.ca/artists/jimmy_bowskill_and_the_hometown_beauts/.
VIDEO: Jimmy Bowskill at ideacity in 2015
Jim Cuddy at the Academy Theatre in Lindsay on October 24
Two words: Jim Cuddy! That’s right, fans of the long-time Blue Rodeo co-founder, he is coming to the Academy Theatre (2 Lindsay St. S., Lindsay, 705-324-9111) on Thursday, October 24th.
Cuddy just released a brand new record called Country Wide Soul and his voice and tunes continue as strong as ever. He’ll be performing a show as The Jim Cuddy Trio along with guitarist Colin Cripps (Blue Rodeo, Jim Cuddy Band) and fiddler Anne Lindsay (Jim Cuddy Band, The Skydiggers, John McDermott).
Tickets are $79.50 plus taxes and fees. Tickets are available at the Box Office, by phone at 705-324-9111, or online at www.academytheatre.ca.
VIDEO: “Back Here Again” – Jim Cuddy
Death By Art School at The Garnet in Peterborough on October 31
Head to The Garnet (231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough, 705-874-0107) on Thursday, October 31st for a rocking Halloween party with Death By Art School.
The group is an outrageous high-energy mix of rap, rock, and glam electro music. There will be costumes, guns shooting fake money, and enough music to make it a super-fun night. Guests to be announced soon.
Tickets are $10 at the door.
VIDEO: Death By Art School