The Sheepdogs and Tim Hicks headline two-night drive-in concert series in Peterborough in September

Peterborough Memorial Centre series on September 18 and 19 also features openers Jim Cuddy Band and Jason McCoy

The Sheepdogs are Sam Corbett (drums, backing vocals), Shamus Currie (keyboards, trombone), Ewan Currie (vocals, guitars, clarinet, drums), Jimmy Bowskill (guitars, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, pedal steel), and Ryan Gullen (bass, backing vocals). (Publicity photo)
The Sheepdogs are Sam Corbett (drums, backing vocals), Shamus Currie (keyboards, trombone), Ewan Currie (vocals, guitars, clarinet, drums), Jimmy Bowskill (guitars, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, pedal steel), and Ryan Gullen (bass, backing vocals). (Publicity photo)

The Peterborough Memorial Centre (PMC) has announced a two-night drive-in concert series, featuring The SHeepdogs with the Jim Cuddy Band on Friday, September 18th, with Tim Hicks with Jason McCoy on Saturday, September 19th. Both concerts will begin at 7 p.m.

“This is truly a very exciting opportunity for us to be able to offer the great people of this community such an incredible line up of talent during what has been such a difficult year for so many,” says PMC facility manager Jeremy Giles in a media release.

“These concerts will be a fun, safe and responsible way for the people of Peterborough to get out and enjoy some great live music from the safety and comfort of their own vehicle, while still physically distancing from other concertgoers.”

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Tickets for PMC Scoop members go on sale (online only) at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 20th. Tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 21st at www.memorialcentre.ca or by phone at 705-743-3561.

Tickets for each night are $65 per person for general admission and $85 per person for guaranteed front-row admission (plus fees). Each vehicle must contain a minimum of three people and limited space is available.

The concerts will take place in the main PMC parking lot, beside the facility on the east side of Roger Neilson Way. There will be an elevated stage and two large screens. Audio will be transmitted over FM radio.

COVID-19 health and safety protocols will also be in effect. For all the details, including an FAQ, visit www.memorialcentre.ca/en/tickets-events/pmc-drive-in-details.aspx.

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Saskatoon-formed rockers The Sheepdogs — whose latest member is Bailieboro’s own Jimmy Bowskill — has won four Juno awards and were featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Their latest album is the critically acclaimed Changing Colours. The band last performed in Peterborough at Musicfest in July 2019.

Opening for The Sheepdogs is the Jim Cuddy Band. As a founding member of Canada’s iconic alt-country band Blue Rodeo and as a solo artist, Cuddy has earned 15 Juno awards, the Order of Canada, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, a star on the Walk of Fame, and has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Country music singer-songwriter Tim Hicks, from St. Catharines, has built a reputation as a chart-topping artist and entertainer since he released his debut single “Get By” in 2012. He has garnered four Juno award nominations, won a Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) award, earned two platinum-selling singles, seven gold singles, one gold album and 13 top 10 radio hits including the chart-topping singles “What A Song Should Do” and “No Truck Song”. To date, his music has been streamed more than 81 million times.

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Jason McCoy won the 2001 CCMA award for male vocalist of the year, has won three SOCAN song of the year awards, and has garnered 19 CCMA nominations and 5 JUNO Award nominations. He also won six awards at the 2004 Ontario Country Performer and Fan Association awards and in 2006 was awarded with the global artist award at the CMA Awards in Nashville. Jason is also one of the three members of the group The Road Hammers.

 

This story has been updated with more details about the PMC drive-in event and a link to the PMC website for more information.

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