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Market Hall Performing Arts Centre
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in downtown Peterborough is a not-for-profit charitable organization that presents a wide variety of national and international performers you may never otherwise see in Peterborough.
This January and February, Market Hall is presenting Celtic rock warriors Mudmen, Cuban singer-songwriter Alex Cuba, legendary folk artist Valdy, blues-soul band Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, singer-songwriter Craig Cardiff, and the interactive choir group Choir! Choir! Choir!
When you give the gift of live music by purchasing tickets for these shows (details, ticket links, and videos below), you are directly helping Market Hall continue in its mission to nurture and sustain the creative arts in Peterborough.
You can also show your support for Market Hall by becoming a member.
Memberships, which start at $25 a year, offer privileges including advance notification and ticket sales for some events and special promotional offers. For more information on becoming a member, visit markethall.org/get-involved/membership-information/.
Mudmen – Saturday, January 11th at 8 p.m.
Always entertaining and definitely unique, Mudmen are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are known to be characters both on and off the stage. First discovered in 1993 as “The Campbell Brothers”, the band signed a deal with EMI Records and changed their name to “Mudmen” in 1998. Their music has been featured in video games, on television, and more. With more than 2,500 shows to date, Mudmen (Robby Campbell, Sandy Campbell, Jeremy Burton, Mike Meacher, and Dan Westenenk) believe that nice guys can finish first.
Tickets (all fees included) are $20 general admission or $25 for assigned cabaret table seats, available in person at the Market Hall box office, by phone at 705-749-1146, or online at markethall.org.
VIDEO:”Old Plaid Shirt” – Mudmen
Alex Cuba – Saturday January 18th at 8 p.m.
Though raised in Cuba, Alex Cuba’s artistry is as far-flung as the place he has settled and lived for over 15 years: Smithers, British Columbia. Having collaborated with artists ranging from Jason Mraz to Ron Sexsmith and Nelly Furtado, his music at once incorporates his roots and is a unique amalgam of musical genres, bringing together melodies, pop-soul hooks, and rock chords in songs that may seem to bear little resemblance to traditional Cuban form. Cuba has amassed a steadily growing following among both fans and critics, with over 20 awards and nominations including two Juno Awards, four Latin Grammys, and three Grammy nominations.
Tickets are $33 for general admission or for assigned cabaret table seats (all fees included), available in person at the Market Hall box office, by phone at 705-749-1146, or online at markethall.org. Tickets at the door are $38 (including fees).
VIDEO:”Ciudad Hembra (La Habana)” – Alex Cuba
Valdy: Celebrating 50 Years of Touring – Tuesday, January 21st at 8 p.m.
A contemporary of Gordon Lightfoot, Valdy is a Canadian folk music legend. As well as winning two Juno Awards for Folk Singer of the Year and Folk Entertainer of the Year as well as seven more Juno nominations, Valdy’s 18 albums have achieved total sales of over half a million units, four of which are certified gold. Valdy’s appearance at Market Hall is part of the Artist Life Stories series hosted by Brantford’s Cameron Smillie, which feature an in-depth conversation with the artist along with music or videos, followed by a question-and-answer session and a personal meet and greet with the artist.
Tickets (all fees included) are $30 for general admission, available in person at the Market Hall box office, by phone at 705-749-1146, or online at markethall.org.
VIDEO:”A Good Song” – Valdy
Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar – Sunday, February 1st at 8 p.m.
Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar are an 11-piece blues/soul band from Toronto. Martin — the lead singer, songwriter, and focal point of the group — possseses a stunning voice that, in combination with her co-vocalists Sherie Marshall and Mwansa Mwansa, is capable of summoning up tidal waves of spine-tingling emotion. The group’ latest recording, 2018’s Run to Me, was nominated for four Maple Blues Awards and a Juno Award. The album has topped Stingray, Roots Music Report, and Earshot charts as well as breaking the Top 40 blues radio charts in the U.K.
Tickets are $33 for general admission or for assigned cabaret table seats (all fees included), available in person at the Market Hall box office, by phone at 705-749-1146, or online at markethall.org.
VIDEO:”All Night Long” – Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar
Craig Cardiff’s Valentines Concert – Friday, February 7th at 8 p.m.
Ontario singer-songwriter and guitarist Craig Cardiff can turn any setting into an intimate affair, infusing his music and lyrics with an uncompromising humanism rarely seen in today’s production-heavy climate. A modern troubadour, Craig builds landscapes of sound using live digital loops, bringing the room to a hush. One song breaks your heart, and the next one puts it back together. Craig makes it a point to keep the relationship with his fans personal, inviting and accepting any opportunity to make his audience as much a part of the performance as he is.
Tickets are $23 for general admission or for assigned cabaret table seats (all fees included), available in person at the Market Hall box office, by phone at 705-749-1146, or online at markethall.org. Tickets at the door are $25.50 (including fees).
VIDEO:”To be Safe, Loved & Home” – Craig Cardiff
Choir! Choir! Choir! Mamma Mia: Epic ABBA Sing Along – Wednesday, February 12th at 8 p.m.
With Choir! Choir! Choir!, a Toronto-based singing group led by creative directors Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman, the audience becomes the choir. Just show up and they’ll teach you an original arrangement to a song you love. Founded in 2011, Choir! Choir! Choir! has performed with renowned artists such as Patti Smith, David Byrne, Rick Astley, Tegan and Sara, and Rufus Wainwright, and has amassed a thriving international fan base on YouTube who have viewed their videos tens of millions of times.
Tickets (all fees included) are $35 for general admission, available in person at the Market Hall box office, by phone at 705-749-1146, or online at markethall.org. Tickets at the door are $38 (including fees).
VIDEO: “Dancing Queen” by ABBA – Choir! Choir! Choir! in Ottawa
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre is located at 140 Charlotte Street in downtown Peterborough. Box office hours are 12 to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. For more information, call 705-749-1146, email email@example.com, or visit markethall.org. You can also follow Market Hall on Facebook and Twitter.
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