September 10 concert will celebrate 25th anniversary of Peterborough’s Pathway of Fame

'The Pathway in Concert' at Showplace Performance Centre will feature performances and presentations by 20 Pathway inductees

The Weber Brothers, Kate Suhr, Rick Fines, Al Black, Barry Haggarty, and Washboard Hank are six of 20 inductees of the Peterborough and District Pathway of Fame who will perform at a special concert at Showplace Performance Centre on September 10, 2022 celebrating the Pathway of Fame's 25th anniversary. Along with performances, the event will also feature presentations by inductees and a video presentation of inductee musicians who have passed away. (kawarthaNOW collage)
The Weber Brothers, Kate Suhr, Rick Fines, Al Black, Barry Haggarty, and Washboard Hank are six of 20 inductees of the Peterborough and District Pathway of Fame who will perform at a special concert at Showplace Performance Centre on September 10, 2022 celebrating the Pathway of Fame's 25th anniversary. Along with performances, the event will also feature presentations by inductees and a video presentation of inductee musicians who have passed away. (kawarthaNOW collage)

The Peterborough and District Pathway of Fame is celebrating its 25th anniversary in September with a concert featuring 20 performers and speakers — all of whom are Pathway inductees — on the main stage at Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 10th, which the City of Peterborough and the County of Peterborough will be proclaiming as “Pathway of Fame Day” in honour of the non-profit organization, established in 1997, that celebrates the area’s arts and humanities heritage.

Lasting around two hours, The Pathway in Concert will include performances and presentations by Pathway inductees Al Black, Kenny DesChamp, Sean Eyre, Rick Fines, Rosemary Ganley, Barry Haggarty, Washboard Hank, Graham Hart, Geoff Hewitson, Pat Hooper, Beth McMaster, John Morris, Bea Quarrie, Kate Suhr, Bobby Watson, The Weber Brothers, Megan Murphy, and Paul Rellinger, with the latter two inductees also hosting the event.

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Financially sponsored by Pathway inductee David Goyette and supported by Showplace and Cogeco YourTV, the evening will also include a video presentation in memory of musical inductees who have passed on.

Tickets are $25 and are available now at the Showplace box office, by phone at 705-742-7469, by email at boxoffice@showplace.org, or online at tickets.showplace.org.

Nominations for the Pathway of Fame are submitted annually by the public in the categories of visual arts, literary, dramatic arts, entertainment/musical, cultural betterment, community Samaritan, media, and community builder.

Announced in June, the 2022 inductees for the Pathway of Fame — David Carley (Dramatic Arts), Kate Suhr (Entertainment), Ryan and Sam Weber (Entertainment), Donald Glen Forde (Cultural/Community Betterment), Jacob Rodenburg (Cultural/Community Betterment), Lois Tuffin (Cultural/Community Betterment), John F. (Jack) Bardeau (Community Builder), and David Adams (Community Builder) — will be formally inducted in a ceremony at Showplace on the morning of September 10th, with the 25th anniversary concert following in the evening.

The special concert on "Pathway of Fame Day" takes place at 7:30 p.m. on September 10, 2022 at Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough. (Poster courtesy of David Goyette)
The special concert on “Pathway of Fame Day” takes place at 7:30 p.m. on September 10, 2022 at Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough. (Poster courtesy of David Goyette)