Our 2018/19 Season!  


Rosie & the Riveters

March 23, 2019 | 7 pm

Rosie & the Riveters are Farideh Olsen, Alexis Normand and Allyson Reigh and they are a powerhouse trio from Saskatoon. They take their name from Rosie the Riveter who was an iconic symbol of the women who worked in American factories during the Second World War. The character is credited with helping to nearly double the amount of working women in the country. Their debut record, Good Clean Fun!, had an impressive list of accolades from sell-out shows across Canada to performing for British royalty and multiple nominations along the way.

Rosie & the Riveters never planned to get political. But opening a newspaper or watching the news these days made it impossible to see the status of women around the world and stay silent. The result is Ms. Behave - a collection of gritty, sultry, folk-pop anthems that Billboard magazine calls “powerful and daring.” This sophomore album loudly echoes Aretha Franklin’s demand for R-E-S-P-E-C-T.  Their first single, “Let ‘em Talk”, lays down a Bill Withers-inspired groove and is a response to how women’s behavior is judged in society. A quick read through other titles like “Gotta Get Paid” and “I Wanna be King” gives an idea of what they have to say. Ms. Behave was released in April 2018 and remained in the top 10 US folk music charts for 17 weeks. It peaked at #3 on the CBC Radio 2 Top 20, and was featured in publications such as Rolling Stone Country, No Depression, Parade Magazine and PopMatters.

Rich Terfry of CBC Radio 2 says: “Rosie & the Riveters put on one of the best live shows you’ll ever see - you’ll go home with a big smile on your face." Visit their website here.

Tickets for this show are $20 in advance and $25 at the door available online at the link below or in person at Upper Canada Playhouse Box Office and the McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg and Rurban Brewing in Cornwall. Cash only sales at our vendors, and please check their websites for their hours. All tickets are non-refundable.

Online Sales for this show are now closed, but we have tickets remaining for sale at the door -come on out!!

 

 

 

 


Preston Reed

April 13, 2019 | 7 pm

Described by Billboard as a "heartstopping tour de force," Preston Reed is considered one of the most influential and innovative guitarists of the past three decades. He invented integrated percussive guitar playing in the late 1980s, revolutionizing the way the acoustic guitar is played and inspiring generations of musicians around the world ever since, including many of today’s top players. Employing multi-voiced grooves, polyrhythmic percussion and story-telling compositions, Reed’s visionary approach fully exploits the breathtaking orchestral potential of the guitar. Since 1979 Preston has released fifteen critically-acclaimed albums and performed on six continents. From his roots in blues, rock, funk and jazz to explorations in Middle Eastern and neo-classical styles, Reed's music embraces familiar sounds in a fresh and original way. His jaw-dropping skill and unrivalled musical creativity make for a mind-blowing live performance. Visit Preston's website here.

Tickets for this show are $20 in advance and $25 at the door available online at the link below or in person at Upper Canada Playhouse Box Office and the McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg and Rurban Brewing in Cornwall. Cash only sales at our vendors, and please check their websites for their hours. All tickets are non-refundable. If you are ordering online, tickets will be mailed to you (except in the final week before a show date, we will hold these for pick up at the door). Please note, online sales close the day prior to shows, whether or not we are sold out. Shows that are sold out will be posted here and on our Facebook page - otherwise come on out and get your tickets at the door, even last minute decisions can be great decisions!

 


Sarah Harmer - SOLD OUT!

May 4, 2019 | 7 pm

Sarah Harmer was born in Burlington, Ontario. She credits its forests and fields with her development as a songwriter and singer.  As a teenager she sang with country rockers The Saddletramps and went on to form the rock band Weeping Tile while going to university in Kingston, Ontario. Weeping Tile released three albums and toured widely in Canada and the U.S.

Sarah recorded her first solo album ‘You Were Here’ in 2000. Her debut was lovingly received and led to extensive touring. Over the next three album releases she received and Polaris and Juno nominations, and two Juno awards for All Of Our Names (2004) album and Escarpment Blues (2006) tour documentary.

In 2005 Sarah helped form the citizen group PERL (Protecting Escarpment Rural Land) to raise awareness about the devastation of quarries to the Niagara Escarpment, the UNESCO World Biosphere in southern Ontario where she grew up. For eight years PERL worked tirelessly to see that the ecosystems and water sources were protected from new mining proposals. In 2012 an application for a large quarry on Mount Nemo in the heart of the escarpment was denied.

Through music and active engagement Sarah has learned the power of community and song. She is currently writing songs for a new album and performing a few shows in Canada with her band - this is a rare opportunity to see Sarah live, visit her website here. The opening act for this performance will be announced closer to our show date.

THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Previous Shows!

The St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage has welcomed many great artists to Morrisburg, including Tanika Charles & the Wonderfuls, Stef Paquette, Jessica Pearson & the East Wind, William Prince, Scott Cook, Harry Manx, Rik Emmett, Rose Cousins, The East Pointers, Dione Taylor & the Backsliderz, Jack Pine, Lilah Woods, Bentley Young, Christine Brady, Nathanael Larochette, The O'Pears, Moonfruits, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Kinnie Starr, Tara Holloway, Ron Sexsmith, Sarah Beatty, Coco Love Alcorn, Supernatural Buffalo, Brighid Fry, Joe Hehir, the David Eves Band, Union Duke, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, Andy McKee, Pamela Cumming, The Small Glories, Benjamin Dakota Rogers, Sweet Alibi, Mike Celia, Jordie Lane, Clare Reynolds, Annie Sumi, Suzie Vinnick, Irish Mythen, Danielle Miraglia, Bruce Cockburn, Jaron Freeman-Fox & the Opposite of Everything, Braden Phalen, Mira Meikle, Sons of Gord, Kristine St-Pierre, Kev Corbett, Kellylee Evans, Don Ross and Calum Graham, Madison Violet, Sam Cash, Alex Vissia, Paul Harrison, Julie Corrigan, Sarah Beatty, Lindsey Walker, The Rhondas, Chic Gamine, Tracy Lalonde, Harry Manx, The Young Novelists, Nick Sherman, Winnie Brave, Carolina Hum, Jesse Ferguson, Isabelle Delage, Jazmine Wykes, Zoë & the Lost Boys, Shakura S'Aida, Adrian Legg, Christopher Thompson, Babes4Breasts, Great Lake Swimmers, The Musettes, Chuck Leclair, Tricia Brubacher, Sam Boer, Emma Phillips, Mandee Woods, Dan Barkley, Digging Roots, Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards, Melanie Brulée, Old Man Luedecke, Maneli Jamal, Amy Campbell, Ben Turcotte, Stephanie Coleman, Jamie Heath, Amanda Bon, Keegan Larose, Claude Plamondon, Garnet Rogers, Shawna Caspi, The 24th Street Wailers, Ian Sherwood & Coco Love Alcorn, Shane Koyczan, Tone Cluster, Roxanne Delage, Don Tuttle, Donna LeClair, Jenny Berkel, Ewen McIntosh,Laurence Juber, Brandon Roderick New Country Rehab, Amelia Curran, Jill Zmud, Natalia Zukerman, Awna Teixeira, Ian Sabourin and Alex Boyd, Christina Tracy, Douglas Poirier, Gen Lacroix, Binaeshee-Quae, Kunundrum, Evalyn Parry's SPIN, Terra Hazelton, Kevin Fox, David Simard, Catherine MacLellan, Jadea Kelly, Fraser Anderson, Tara Holloway, Ambre McLean, the Crooked Brothers, Manitoba Hal,Graham Greer, Ben Henriques, Del Barber, Serena Ryder, Matt Longo, Nancy Beaudette, Chris MacLean, Annabelle Chvostek, Layah Jane, J.D. Edwards, Twilight Hotel, Jason Fowler, Po’ Girl, Girlyman, Lynn Miles, Easy Pickins', Trio Bruxo, Jim Tidman with special guest Paul Langlois, Daniel Bolshoy, Melissa Ferrick, Roland Hunter,Andrea Simms-Karp, Andrew Aguiar, Bruce Cicarelli, the Derek Jones Band, The General Electryk, Sara Murphy, Callie Piticco, Matt MacDonald, Mallory Krock, Tracy Lalonde, Japhy Sullivan and many more.