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EVIL DEAD: The Musical

Wednesday Oct. 18, 2017 - 8 p.m.
Thursday Oct. 19, 2017 - 8 p.m.
Friday Oct. 20, 2017 - 8 p.m.
Moondance now has tickets on sale for EVIL DEAD: The Musical at the Market Hall on October 18,19 and 20 at 8pm. Come one, come all and enjoy an evening of song, dance, and a good dose of blood splatter. EVIL DEAD: The Musical is a raucous and campy musical full of laughter and killer dead-ites. If you really want to get close and bloody, you can enjoy the premium splatter section!! Oh and did we mention it’s Rated R? So leave the kiddies at home and come on out to The Market Hall Performing Arts Centre from October 18-20 2017 and don’t miss out on seeing a one of a kind musical even the dead will rise for!

Oct 18,19,20
Market Hall
8pm

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings

Saturday Oct. 21, 2017 - 8 p.m.
Moondance now has tickets on sale for Blackie and the Rodeo Kings at the Market Hall on Saturday October 21 at 8pm. Blackie and the Rodeo Kings originally formed in 1996 when Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson came together to record what was suppose to be a one-off tribute album to the great Canadian songwriter Willie P. Bennett. At the time, all three members were deeply committed to burgeoning solo careers that they had no intentions of putting on hold, and had no plans to turn Blackie into an ongoing concern. Now twenty years later, 8 albums , one Juno award and several Juno nominations under their belts, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings have organically evolved into one of the finest roots-oriented bands in North America. Blackie and the Rodeo Kings remains one of Canada’s greatest musical treasures.

Sarah MccDougall with Tiz McNamara

Sunday Oct. 22, 2017 - 8 p.m.
Moondance now has tickets on sale for Sarah MacDonald with Tiz McNamara on Sunday October 22 at 8pm. Described by the magazine Rootstime in Belgium as ‘One of the greatest talents of our era”, Yukon- based 2-time Western Canadian Music Award winning artist Sarah MacDougall is getting known for her honest and poetic songs, passionate performances, and unique voice. Born in Sweden, Swedish magazine Nöjesguiden declared her “One of Sweden’s best singer/songwriters”. Tiz McNamara’s independent releases have racked up over 2 Million streams on Spotify as well as featuring on UK TV shows ‘Hollyoaks’ and Emmerdale. Tiz has received support from some of the industries heavy weights including BBC Radio2, Amazing Radio and RTE Radio 1. He has also toured with BRITS ‘Critics Choice Winner 2014’ James Bay during his UK Tour.
in 2012 Tiz also recorded vocals on a UK number 1 single alongisde artists such as Sir. Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Shane McGowan under the name ‘The Justice Collective’.

Sun Oct 22
Market Hall 
8pm

Sass Jordan

Thursday Nov. 02, 2017 - 8 p.m.
Moondance now has tickets on sale for Sass Jordan at the Market Hall on Thursday November 2 at 8pm. Canada’s Queen of Rock, platinum selling, Juno and multiple award winner, Sass Jordan, will be in Canada this Fall/Winter on her ‘Racine Revisted Tour’ to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the release of her 1992 Sophomore album, ‘Racine’, which made her an international success and produced some of the most memorable songs of the 90’s including: “Make You a Believer”, “I Want to Believe”, “You Don’t Have to Remind Me” and “Goin’ Back Again”. Racine Revisted, a brand new rendition of the classic album, will be released on September 15th via True North Records and the Racine Revisted Tour is going to be an unforgettable night for Sass Jordan fans. It’s a chance to hear this timeless record performed live in it’s entirety – unlike it has ever been performed before. The show will consist of two (45) min sets, stripped down with some stories from Sass and a Q&A element woven into the show. It’s a show you can’t miss – from a Canadian Legend!

Thurs Nov 2
Market Hall 
8pm 

Sonia Aimy

Friday Nov. 10, 2017 - 8 p.m.
Moondance now has tickets on sale for Sonia Aimy at the Market Hall on Friday November 10 at 8pm. With her inimitable, velvety voice, Nigerian-born singer, songwriter and actress Sonia Aimy is the quintessential embodiment of contemporary African world music. Her sound blends Afro-jazz, highlife, and call-and-response African griot tradition, in easy flowing, yet virtuosic performances. Her irresistible rhythms and melody and infectious joie de vivre unite audiences of diverse backgrounds. Her second CD, Nigerian Spirit 2017, is an incantation of hope. It offers spiritual nourishment and intellectual stimulation, and is a joy to the senses. Sonia Aimy has won fans in Europe, Africa and Canada through her on stage appearances with the likes of African musical legends Hugh Masekela, the Mahotella Queens, Miriam Makeba, IGNAWA and Williams Parker.  Sonia Aimy has also been recognized in Italy and Nigeria not only for her obvious talent but also for her commitment to end human trafficking, and for the deep sense of her Nigerian heritage, which gives a spiritual grounding to her work wherever she performs. For her many endeavors, Aimy was chosen Best Positive Figure for Youths in Turin and Caserta (2005/2006); was named a Millennium Models Nominee among fifty Nigerians in the world by Nigeria’s Platinum Bank Limited in 2003; and in 2005 was nominated by Italy’s AfroLife magazine as one of the Top Ten leading Nigerians in that country.

Fri Nov 10
Market Hall 
8pm

Catherine MacLellan

Sunday Nov. 12, 2017 - 4 p.m.
Moondance now has tickets on sale for Catherine MacLellan on Sunday November 12 at the Market Hall at 4pm presented by Folk Under the Clock. Catherine MacLellan brings her new show, If It’s Alright With You-The Life and Music of My Father, Gene MacLellan, to Peterborough after this summer’s theatre run in Charlottetown, P.E.I. The show is a collection of songs and stories and a look at her father who wrote Canadian classics such as Snowbird (Anne Murray) and Put your Hand in The Hand (Ocean). Catherine lives in rural P.E.I. She’s worked at her craft, releasing a series of remarkable, creative albums, culminating in the Juno Award-winning The Raven’s Sun in 2014. She has also won multiple East Coast Music Awards, Canadian Folk Awards and Music P.E.I. Awards. Her new album, If It’s Alright With You : The Songs of Gene MacLellan, contains 13 of her father’s most famous compositions, songs that propelled him to fame nearly 50 years ago. He died in 1995 when Catherine was still in her mid teens. Catherine explains, “Now I want to share my dad’s music and it’s also an opportunity for me to get to know him better. The more I get to know his songs, the closer I feel to him. He would be happy to know his songs continue on, being remembered and given a new spark”. Catherine is accompanied by her band and will use multi-media imagery in the show.

Sun Nov 12
Market Hall
4pm

PIGS: Canada's Pink Floyd

Monday Nov. 13, 2017 - 8 p.m.
Moondance now has tickets on sale for PIGS: Canada's Pink Floyd at the Market Hall on Monday November 13 at 8pm. Formed in 2008 in Victoria, British Columbia, PIGS have spent nine years perfecting their craft in front of sold out audiences throughout Western Canada. On their Left + Right East Coast Tour of 2017, PIGS are bringing an epic and rare treat for Pink Floyd fans out East: the band will be crossing the country to perform selections from the entire Floyd catalog, including a few special surprises from Floyd solo records. In addition to classics from legendary albums like Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall, the band will showcase material that has rarely—if ever—been performed live by Pink Floyd. The band and their lighting, sound, and visual designers are all Floyd aficionados and are coming together to create for you an incredible night filled with music, lasers, and the glow of a giant Mr Screen. PIGS is the most authentic Floyd act around, with the right people, equipment, and performances to give you an incredible musical experience you will never forget.

Mon Nov 13
Market Hall 
8pm

Séan McCann and Craig Cardiff

Friday Nov. 17, 2017 - 8 p.m.
Moondance now has tickets on sale for Séan McCann and Craig Cardiff at the Market Hall on Friday November 17 at 8pm. Séan McCann’s love for Newfoundland and Labrador folk songs shot him to international fame as a founding member of the renowned group Great Big Sea. After millions of albums sold, countless hit songs, and record breaking tours around the world, Séan realized that his 20 years with the band had to stop. Music is meant to connect, heal, and bring happiness. While Séan was giving that to thousands of people a night he was slowly losing his own way. Instead of seeking truth he was hiding behind his music. This was unfair to both himself and his fans so he left the band and started over. In January 2014 Séan released his first post-GBS album. Produced by Joel Plaskett, “Help Your Self” is the sound of a man facing his demons and ultimately overcoming them. The songs helped him deal with his issues of addiction and abuse and showed him how to find strength in pain. It reminded him of the power of music which at one time would have been used to cast a Friday night spell over a sold out hockey arena on a Monday, but now finds him touring the country as a solo artist in intimate venues where he can sincerely connect with his audience in the way he always hoped to—face to face. Séan has also found himself using music as therapy, working with people who face physical, mental, and addiction challenges, and has become a sought after speaker trying to help others to help themselves find light through the darkness. For the past two and a half years, Craig Cardiff has been passing around a Book of Truths during his shows and asking his fans to share something truthful in it — a story, a confession, a hope, a secret.  The book gives fans a chance to write down something they might be too afraid to say out loud, and it gives Cardiff an opportunity to connect with the people who come to his shows. Those entries aren’t always easy to read. The stories can be heartbreaking, and they can leave Cardiff wanting to do something, to find the person who wrote in his book and tell them to hold on for tomorrow, that things will be OK. The Arnprior, Ontario-based folk singer worked with producers Ben Leggett (Faraway Neighbours, Ben Hermann) and Andre Wahl (Hawksley Workman, Luke Doucet) to record an album [Love Is Louder (Than All This Noise) Part 1 & 2] that is quite different than anything Cardiff has released before. Love Is Louder (Than All This Noise) is one-part boisterous group sing-along, one-part gentle lullaby.

Fri Nov 17
Market Hall 
8pm

Sultans of String Christmas

Sunday Nov. 26, 2017 - 8 p.m.
Moondance now has tickets on sale for the Sultans of String Christmas show at the Market Hall on Sunday November 26 at 8pm. 3x JUNO Award nominees and Billboard Charting band Sultans of String creates “Energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn!” according to Maverick Magazine. Thrilling their audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, Cuban and South Asian rhythms, the group celebrates musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity. Fiery violin dances with rumba-flamenco guitar, while bass and percussion lay down unstoppable grooves. Acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound, while world rhythms excite audiences to their feet with the irresistible need to dance.

Sun Nov 26
Market Hall 
8pm

The Skydiggers

Wednesday Nov. 29, 2017 - 8 p.m.
Moondance now has tickets on sale for The Skydiggers at the Market Hall on Wednesday November 29 at 8pm. Chemistry, passion, energy and evolution are a few words that come to mind when Andy Maize and Josh Finlayson talk about twenty-five years together in Skydiggers. “It all started in the beverage room of the Spadina Hotel. That is essentially when the band came together.” says Josh. “Andy and I performed there as a duo as part of Andrew Cash’s Monday night series called Acoustic Meltdown. When Andrew released his debut album and could no longer host the night, we took it over. We put an ad in Now Magazine answered by Ron Macey, and together with Wayne Stokes and Andrew’s brother Peter Cash, who was quietly writing some amazing songs, Skydiggers were born.” A quarter of a century later, thanks to years on the road and in the studio, Skydiggers are not only riding all of those years of momentum but continuing to evolve as well. According to Andy Maize and Josh Finlayson one of the keys is chemistry. “You can spend your life searching for chemistry” Andy muses. “For any relationship to remain vital and continue to grow you need chemistry. We were lucky to have found that early on with each other. We were also fortunate to play four very big shows before our first record even came out” remembers Andy. “We opened for 54-40, The Tragically Hip, Cowboy Junkies and Blue Rodeo early on and I think we learned a thing or two about chemistry from those experiences. After all, those four bands are also still together.” Josh agrees and also points out that in order to stay creative and pertinent you need to constantly challenge yourself. “Change and evolution are imperative. To bring a visible energy to the stage every night, you need to remain passionate by pushing yourself as songwriters and performers. You need to be constantly evolving yet trying to remain timeless at the same time.”

Wed Nov 29
Market Hall
8pm