Celebrate Christmas And Dispel the January Blues At The Red Door

Come help the new Red Door Pub and Grille and The Browns Music Time Machine celebrate Christmas this Saturday.  It runs through the afternoon, starting at 3:30 with egg nog and appetizers, serving a big turkey dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 and then enjoy singalongs with The Browns with their mix of gospel, soul and country tunes that span all ages and genres.

The Browns host a Christmas celebration for the whole family at The Red Door

It’s a great afternoon way to celebrate with the family our community coming together for Christmas.  This is the first Christmas that Chef Benjamin and Helen Byres have opened up the pub and they hope it initiates a year in which they become one of our central meeting places for music and good times.

The Red Door specializes in home made menu items and locally sourced food and drinks.  Their approach to their menu echoes their community spirit in the upcoming season for live music.

On Thursday nights show up at 8 p.m. for karaoke.

On Friday nights Chris Scerri will be booking live music with an instrumental groove through January on Friday nights.  Joe Huron kicked it off last week and his January lineup features some familiar names.

Stevie Gee brings swing guitar stylings to The Red Door in January

On Friday Jan 6 it’s Stevie Gee, jazz guitarist and vocalist.  He has a flair for swing tunes from the 40’s so you can imagine it will be a pleasant evening at the pub to enjoy a meal while grooving on his tunes.  If you were lucky enough to catch Carson Freeman on the sax at The Leeky last August you would also have had a taste of Stevie Gee, who had come along to accompany him.

A full evening of Victoria Yeh’s virtuoso violin is something to mark on your calendar

On Friday Jan 13, Victoria Yeh finally gives us a solo night.  We’ve seen her accompany several other artists, at Meaford Hall, at The Leeky and at the Summer Concert Series, playing electric violin.  Her flexibility and sensitivity as an accompanist always adds another layer of emotion to any song she plays on.  The only trouble is her solos always seem to end too soon.  It will be a special night at The Red Door when she has the opportunity to stretch out and play on her own.

Jamie Baxter will be providing a rare evening of virtuoso classical guitar

Friday Jan 20 will be a rare performance Jamie Edmund Baxter, well known locally as a consummate classical guitar player and teacher.  An evening of his music will be another special treat for music fans at The Red Door.

Tyler Yarema has dozens of musical tricks in his bag to entertain on a Friday night

On Friday Jan 27 Tyler Yarema, Meaford’s favourite adopted son, will be back in town.  We know him as the musical director of the great Christmas gala show on behalf of the Meaford Hall & Culture Foundation.  His musical chops are so extensive and wide-ranging, he will be able to provide a variety of moods for a solo show.

These appearances are in a different vein than we have been seeing locally.  We have a generous supply of talented rockers and singer-songwriters in our town and surrounding area, but the chance to enjoy some good instrumental music in an intimate venue is something we’ve been missing up to now.  If it becomes a weekly standard at The Red Door, it will be another addition to the growing quality of live music in Meaford.

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