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Tickets

Tickets for many local shows are available at Moondance Music. Shows that we are selling tickets for are listed below in order by date. ALL TICKET SALES ARE CASH ONLY!

Mouthpiece by Quote Unquote Collective

Friday Feb. 23, 2018 - 8 p.m.
Moondance now has tickets on sale for Mouthpiece by Quote Unquote Collective from Toronto on Friday February 23 at the Market Hall at 8pm. In the two years since its creation, Mouthpiece has become an international hit. A winner of two Dora Mavor Moore Awards, it wowed critics and audiences at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Mouthpiece is a harrowing, humorous, and heart-wrenching journey into a woman’s psyche. Interweaving a cappella harmony, dissonance, text, and physicality, it follows one woman for one day, as she tries to find her voice. Two performers express the inner conflict that exists in her head: the push and the pull, the past and the present, progress and regression.

Fri Feb 23
Market Hall 
8pm

The Wooden Sky

Sunday Feb. 25, 2018 - 8 p.m.
Moondance now has tickets on sale for The Wooden Sky on Sunday February 25 at the Market Hall at 8pm. Swimming in Strange Waters, the title of The Wooden Sky’s fifth full-length album is an abridged quote from Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi novel, Dune: “Survival is the ability to swim in strange water.” It’s a phrase that seems especially apt in 2017, as many of us are still reeling from the previous year. For Gavin Gardiner, the frontman of the Toronto-based indie rock band, the way to understand and reconcile these unknowns — from oil pipelines and refugee crises to his own family’s personal history— is through songwriting. The band (made up of Gardiner, multi-instrumentalists Simon Walker and Andrew Wyatt, violinist Edwin Huizinga and drummer Andrew Kekewich) started writing and recording demos in a small farmhouse in rural Quebec in January 2015, but then put them aside as they embarked on a year-long tour in support of their previous album, Let’s Be Ready. The resulting album is a sonic maelstrom that sees the band exploring unchartered waters, where textural psychedelia inspired by the Paisley Underground movement melds into quiet, acoustic cyclical guitar melodies. While Let’s Be Ready found the Wooden Sky writing a pure “rock and roll” album, Swimming in Strange Waters sees the band experimenting once again.

Sunday February 25
Market Hall
8pm

Downchild Blues Band

Friday Mar. 02, 2018 - 8 p.m.
Moondance now has tickets on sale for Downchild Blues Band at the Market Hall on Friday March 2 at 8pm. 
It’s tempting and not altogether far-fetched to apply an engine metaphor to the mighty Downchild, one of the planet’s foremost most fêted, longest-running blues outfits with quite possibly the best back story ever told. Roaring through bracing, high-octane performances since 1969, the band founded and continuously steered by harmonica and guitar ace Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh is as vibrant today as when Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi were inspired by Downchild for their brilliant Blues Brothers venture back in the 1970s. The pair elevated Downchild’s “Shotgun Blues” and Walsh’s “(I Got Everything I Need) Almost” to smash status on their 1978 Briefcase Full of Blues record. Actually, the 2017 iteration of Downchild — with each member boasting a minimum of 20 years of service — might be the most electrifying yet. For proof, simply check out the sextet’s towering, lid-lifting, juke-joint jumping 18th studio album, Something I’ve Done, a bona fide group effort and a sonic highlight in a 50-year career spilling over with them.

Fri Mar 2
Market Hall
8pm

The Real McKenzies

Sunday Mar. 11, 2018 - 8 p.m.
Moondance now has tickets on sale for The Real McKenzies at the Market Hall on Sunday March 11 at 8pm. It I can be said, without any exaggeration, that The Real McKenzies are a national treasure.
Founded in 1992 by the larger than life, punkrock poet laureate, Mr Paul McKenzie, this merry band of miscreants has spent a quarter century circumnavigating the globe to bring the McKenzies gospel to an ever-adoring throng of rebels, scallywags and ne’er do wells. There’s not many bands that can boast of a twenty-five year career as staggeringly adventurous, wildly tempestuous and utterly death-defying as The Real McKenzies. It would be a serious mistake to write them off as just another Celtic punk band. They are an unstoppable juggernaut of touring mayhem. A ferocious troupe of insanely talented minstrels, storytellers and entertainers melding traditional acoustic and electric to create a sound like no other. Their list of accolades is long. From sharing the stage with the likes of NOFX, Rancid, Flogging Molly, Metallica and Shane McGowan to appearing in film, books and video games to signing with the legendary Fat Wreck Chords, their story continues to astound.

Sun Mar 11
Market Hall
8pm

Reuben and the Dark

Thursday Mar. 15, 2018 - 8 p.m.
Moondance now has tickets on sale for Reuben and the Dark at the Market Hall on Thursday March 15 at 8pm. Calgary’s Reuben and the Dark is a collection of five multi-instrumentalists and vocalists led by Reuben Bullock. The group makes chilling, emotive folk and soul driven by dark, introspective lyrics that explore the duality of misery and joy. Boasting a rare chemistry between all members across western Canada, Reuben and the Dark has emerged organically from Canada’s stellar independent scene on the strength of often anthemic compositions that translate the language of emotion into song with haunting clarity. Their debut album is produced by the UK’s Chris Hayden (Florence & the Machine) and Canada’s Stephen Kozmeniuk (Madonna, Nicki Minaj, and The Game feat Kanye West) and is being mixed by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele).

Thurs March 15
Market Hall 
8pm 

Reuben and the Dark

Thursday Mar. 15, 2018 - 8 p.m.
Moondance now has tickets on sale for Reuben and the Dark at the Market Hall on Thursday March 15 at 8pm. Calgary’s Reuben and the Dark is a collection of five multi-instrumentalists and vocalists led by Reuben Bullock. The group makes chilling, emotive folk and soul driven by dark, introspective lyrics that explore the duality of misery and joy. Boasting a rare chemistry between all members across western Canada, Reuben and the Dark has emerged organically from Canada’s stellar independent scene on the strength of often anthemic compositions that translate the language of emotion into song with haunting clarity. Their debut album is produced by the UK’s Chris Hayden (Florence & the Machine) and Canada’s Stephen Kozmeniuk (Madonna, Nicki Minaj, and The Game feat Kanye West) and is being mixed by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele).

Thurs March 15
Market Hall 
8pm 

A Musical Journey with Janis Joplin starring Lindsay Barr

Friday Apr. 13, 2018 - 8 p.m.
Moondance now has tickets on sale for A Musical Journey with Janis Joplin starring Lindsay Barr at the Market Hall on Friday April 13 at 8pm. Experience an exciting and soulful adventure in a show that chronicles some of Janis’s most exciting songs performed and/or recorded during her very short career. Follow Janis through some of her most influential moments in her musical journey with band mates, festivals, concerts, interviews and tv appearances in small scale theatrical moments throughout the production. This 90 minute show is framed by powerful ballads, booming soul blues and psychedelic rock pieces all delivered with the attempt to capture Joplin’s very unique and distinct voice. In Lindsay’s own words, “Nobody can even come close to the soulful depth of intense personal emotion that is portrayed in every single note sang by Joplin. As a singer and lover of this great artist, all I can do is….Try!!!”

Fri Apr 13
Market Hall
8pm

James Keelaghan and Tony McManus

Sunday Apr. 15, 2018 - 4 p.m.
Moondance now has tickets on sale for James Keelaghan and Tony McManus at the Market Hall on Sunday April 15 at 4pm. James Keelaghan has been called “Canada’s finest singer-songwriter” by one of the most respected and lauded music critics/historians, Dave Marsh. Armed with a songbook that has enthralled  audiences around the world, Keelaghan’s life as an artist is one that is a perpetual journey on so many levels. He has written some timeless originals like Fires of Calais, Cold Missouri Waters, Jenny Bryce, Hillcrest Mines and Kiri’s Piano. His masterful storytelling, over the course of nine recordings, and his distinctive voice have been part of the bedrock of his success, earning him his share of awards and nominations. Tony McManus has come to be recognized throughout the world as the leading guitarist in Celtic Music, while a master in many other styles. Self taught from childhood, initially through listening to the family record collection, the session scene in Glasgow and Edinburgh provided the springboard for gigs around Scotland. The release of Ceol More in 2002 was when Tony’s stature as a world class musician reached a new level and was the Critics Album of the Year in Acoustic Guitar Magazine. He is invited annually to the Chet Atkins Festival in Nashville and has appeared at prestigious guitar festivals around the world. He also plays with the quartet Men of Steel (Dan Crary, Beppe Gambetta and Don Ross).ic critics/historians, Dave Marsh.  Armed with a songbook that has enthralled  audiences around the world, Keelaghan’s life as an artist is one that is a perpetual journey on so many levels. He has written some timeless originals like Fires of Calais, Cold Missouri Waters, Jenny Bryce, Hillcrest Mines and Kiri’s Piano.   His masterful storytelling, over the course of nine recordings, and his distinctive voice have been part of the bedrock of his success, earning him his share of awards and nominations. 

Sun Apr 15
Market Hall 
4pm

Stephen Fearing

Tuesday Apr. 17, 2018 - 8 p.m.
Moondance now has tickets on sale for Stephen Fearing at the Market Hall on Tuesday April 17 at 8pm. Stephen Fearing has been named as one of the finest songwriters in Canada. He built a national and international audience for his music, doing it old school, through countless performances at intimate venues and on the concert stages of festivals and theatres across Canada, the US and the UK, with appearances at major events like the Reading Festival and WOMAD, to name just a few. Fearing has released ten albums as a solo artist, featuring musical guests including: Bruce Cockburn, Margo Timmons, Richard Thompson, Shawn Colvin, Sarah McLachlan and Suzie Vinnick. As co-founder of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, he has released nine albums, and two albums as half of the duo Fearing & White. 

Tues Apr 17
Market Hall 
8pm

The Dirty North Live in Peterborough

Friday Apr. 20, 2018 - 8 p.m.
Moondance now has tickets on sale for The Dirty North Live in Peterborough on Friday April 20 at the Market Hall at 8pm. Circus Youth Students showcase their talents before a PA showcase of stand up comedy that features some of Canada’s dirtiest and darkest comedians sponsored by Fleshlight.
**** Due to the explicit themes represented in the show, it is rated 18+. It’s called the DIRTY NORTH for a reason! ****
J.J Liberman
One of the raunchiest and realest comedians working in Canada today. His headline week at Yuk Yuk’s in Toronto was named THE #1 comedy show in Toronto of 2017 by NOW Magazine. A regular in the Toronto comedy scene, he has performed in New York, Las Vegas and Boston, as well as the Cleveland Comedy Festival; and was a runner-up at Border City Comedy Festival.
Ryan Long
Creator and star of Bite TV’s original series “Ryan Long is Challenged” was nominated for two Canadian Comedy Awards. A very talented performer in front of and behind the camera, Ryan has racked up millions of views online directing CBC Comedy and The Hardtimes. He has also appeared at Just For Laughs and toured with the likes of Steve-O, Tom Green and The Trailer Park Boys.
Danny Polishchuk 
Toronto-based writer, actor, comedian and filmmaker best known for his 2017 film “Filth City”.  Loosely based on former Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s crack scandal, his film won the Best Comedy at the 2017 Canadian Film Festival. As a stand-up comedian, he is a two-time semi-finalist in XM Radio’s Top Comic and has also appeared at JFL42.

Fri Apr 20
Market Hall 
8pm