Thursday, August 17, 2017

Weekend Picks (August 18-20, 2017)

Friday, August 18

10am-11pm: South Coast Jazz Festival @ Port Dover

12pm: Delta Overdrive Band @ Gore Park (Hamilton)

12pm: Troy Harmer @ Jackson Square Rooftop (Hamilton)

3-11pm: Dunnville Fair @ Dunnville Airport

8pm: Matt Schofield Band w Chris Chambers Band @ Pub Fiction (Ancaster) $25 door/$30 adv/$30 incl clinic @ 6pm

9pm: Hi Players @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $10

Saturday, August 19

1:30-2am: Ensemble! TV Show ft Al Lukas + Gen Gorman, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

9am-11pm: Norwich Tractor Pull @ 365701 Evergreen St $15/$30 weekend pass

9:30am-5pm: Mount Forest Fall Fair @ Wellington North

10am-1pm: Songs of Summer Music and Art @ Downtown Oakville

10am-1am: South Coast Jazz Festival @ Port Dover

11am-11pm: Artsfest @ Waterdown

Sunday August 20

6pm: Chris Chambers @ Coach and Lantern (Ancaster)

8:30pm: Treephones w Northfields + Otis King @ Casbah (Hamilton) $10

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Amazing 2017-18 Freewheelin' Concert Schedule!

From the Freewheelin' Folk Email list:

Hello Freewheelers,

It's time to announce next year's line up. And it's really really good, as you've all come to expect.

Saturday September 23, 2018 TIA McGRAFF with Tommy Parham

Links: Tia McGraff,  More Tia McGraff StoriesVideo above courtesy of WhisperingBobTV

Saturday, November 25, 2018 LYNN MILES with Keith Glass (Prairie Oyster)

Links: Lynn MilesMore Lynn Miles StoriesVideo above courtesy of FolkAlleydotCom

Saturday, January 20, 2018: STEVE POLTZ

Links: Steve PoltzVideo above courtesy of Moshcam

Saturday, April , 2018: IRISH MYTHEN

Links: Irish Mythen, More Irish Mythen StoriesVideo above courtesy of Lynn Hemeon

This is a great mix of styles and personalities. Many of you will remember Tia and Tommy from their show 5 years ago. They have such an emotional connection that there were audience members with tears rolling down their faces. Last year Tia was shortlisted for an Americana Grammy award!

What else can you say about Lynn Miles other than that she is one of the all time great singer songwriters anywhere. And for her return she brings along one of Canada's best guitarists, Keith Glass!

 We have never had a performer before quite like Steve Poltz. He is a wild crazy guy who often makes up songs on the spot. Here's a sample of his true self: His song "You Were Meant for Me" (sung by his then girlfriend Jewel) was on the Billboard charts for more than 65 weeks.

Irish Mythen is now from PEI and before that from guess where. She brings a Celtic edge and a powerful voice.

Subscriptions are now available for only $89 + HST. Yes! For all 4 concerts! Hard to believe. Call the Carnegie Gallery at 905-627-4265 to make your purchase or stop by in person. The last two years we have sold out our limit of 100 subscriptions so don't wait too long. Call now! And with thanks to one of our excellent sponsors, Michelle and Bob Edmonds at, you can check out all this info on our website At this point we can also sell up to 20 tickets for each individual show.

Enjoy your summer and get ready for our eleventh season of fabulous live acoustic roots music.

Brian Cumming

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Weekday Picks (August 14-17, 2017)

Thursday, August 17

11:30pm-12am: Ensemble! TV Show ft Dana Swarbrick + Geoff Hudson, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

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