The Thursday Outlook – Aug. 24 to 28, 2017

Terrace Thursdays finishes up this summer’s series tonight with Brian Miessner and Melinda Camplin.  This series offers a unique opportunity to enjoy an evening on the  terrace being entertained by the best of our local talents, and fed by the best of our restauranteurs.  For tonight’s meal, Red Hot Catering offers up Moroccan spice rubbed chicken while Melinda helps Brian create a musical serving that is bound to include a fair seasoning of The Beatles given that Brian toured in the original Beatles cover band, Liverpool, before going on to make hits as Aerial.  Brian also plays bass with Bored of Education.  He has promised to give to each diner tonight a copy of his latest EP, “Windows and Walls”

Another exciting Friday in Market Square is lined up as the Meaford Summer Concert Series comes to an end for another year.  The headliner for this concert is pop songwriter Tom Barlow who has a special connection with Meaford live music through Chris Scerri.  Chris got his start as a singer at Tom’s weekly open stage in Port Credit and many of the great talents that he has brought to Meaford in the past year are people he discovered at Tom’s Monday night jam.  Needless to say, Chris has also discovered a lot of talent here locally at the many open stages that music fans are blessed with here, and he has formed a band called Horseshoes and Hand Grenades which features some of the best musicians to be found around Georgian Bay.  They will be opening for Tom Barlow, and carrying on at The Leeky Canoe later in the evening.  Opening for program outside will be the impressive young singer-songwriter Greg Smith.

Coming of Age is at Moguls this Friday in Collingwood.   A group of musicians with over 30 years of experience in playing venues throughout Canada, the band’s set list covers Classic Rock, New Rock, Funk and Pop, Coming of Age performs songs to engage audiences of various ages and musical tastes.  Watch for them popping up at a number of venues before summer ends.

On Saturday night at The Leeky, join the crowd with Ian Harker and friends.  You know it’s going to be equal parts great music and great fun when Ian’s hosting the night.

An interesting trio plays out at Desboro Music Hall on Friday night, where Shawna Caspi joins Tragedy Ann, who are just winding up a busy summer tour, just as she begins a busy fall tour to promote her new record, “Forest Fire”.  The evening is rounded out by Cody Zevenbergen.

The Marsh Street Centre in Clarksburg has organized Turn Up The Heat concerts to raise funds to replace their heating system and keep their doors open.  The first one happens this Saturday with Pat Robitaille and The Sleeperz.  Pat is a Toronto based singer-songwriter with a record of successes in LA and Nashville, including tours with his critically acclaimed soul/rock trio The Walkervilles which disbanded in 2016.

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