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The Thursday Outlook – Sept. 21 to 25, 2017

At Kimberley Hall, just down the road from Meaford, a special art show is running all weekend and on Saturday night it will include live music from some local favourites.  East Back Line, with Paul Woolner, David Marshak, Beaker Granger, and Tom Thwaits, will be on hand along with Chris Scerri’s new band Horseshoes & Handgrenades with Jon Zaslow, Beaker Granger, Erik Vandeweerdhof and as a special guest, violinist Victoria Yeh.  The music is just part of a weekend-long celebration of local visual artists billed as “Apple and Art”.

If you can time it right, be on Hurontario Street in Collingwood today at 12:30 and you’ll be treated to a special pop-up concert with Tyler Yarema and Chuck Jackson at one of the pianos that are set up on the sidewalk.  This is part of the promotion for a show that these two blues veterans have planned at The Historic Gayety Theatre on Oct. 5th.

Saturday night on Hurontario street it’s the annual Collingwood Art Crawl which includes live music in the evening from the Mike McCarthy Band. 

Here’s Your Weekend Planner for Sept. 24 and 25

Relive the unique greatness of Johnny Cash at Meaford Hall with “We Walk The Line”, a tribute starring Ward Cornforth as the Man In Black.  The show takes you back to the early days with the Tennessee Three, represented by Joey Ace as Luther Perkins, Jim Perry as W.S. Holland, and Andre Gignac as Marshall Grant.  The irrepressible June Carter is portrayed by Shanya Lynn Dawson.  They may be gone but the music of Johnny and June lives on.

At the Leeky Canoe tonight, enjoy multi-instrumentalist and singer Derek McLean.  From the popular Owen Sound band Strange Potatoes, Derek is known for his ability to entertain an audience as well along with his huge repertoire of cover songs from all eras and styles.

Something of a music marathon is taking place this evening at the Marsh Street Centre in Clarksburg with the Playing For Change concert.  Playing For Change Day is a worldwide event taking place in 48 countries around the world with a goal of supporting music education worldwide, providing instruments and music instruction to children.  The concert runs from 5 p.m. to 11 and features a lot of artists familiar to Meaford fans with a line up that includes:  Doug and Heather Brown, Scott Almond, Brianne McGowan, David Stone, Gary Gillespie, Zaslo-Tilke Duo, the Ted Brownlow Band, Amanda Dorey, The Bambalamb Kid, John Brownlow, Bill Monahan and Ken Dunn, culminating in big finale featuring all the artists.  The event is free with donations accepted at the door.

The Collingwood Art Crawl, a stimulating and free adventure on Hurontario Street in Collingwood takes place tonight with non-stop music and art, including some art creations on the spot and much more.

At The Village At Blue, the Georgian Bay Humane Society is holding their “Friends For Life” Walkathon that will include an afternoon of live music at the Coca-Cola stage provided by Chris Scerri, Pete Devlin, Virgil Scott and Joe Huron.

Congratulations to Heartwood Hall on their first anniversary

Congratulations to Heartwood Hall on their first anniversary

Help celebrate the first anniversary of Heartwood Hall in Owen Sound tonight and tomorrow.  In their inaugural year the venue has brought some important talent to the area including Lily Frost and Jane Bunnett, and has raised the profile of a lot of local artists, often working in conjunction with local label Mudtown Records.  They also host an open stage, with a full band provided, twice a month.  Jayden Grahlman gives the venue a five star review saying “Absolutely amazing venue, service, and vibe. Couldn’t ask for a better addition to the downtown scene in Owen Sound then the Heartwood!”  The party kicked off last night and continues tonight with Jim Bryson and his band, along with Megan Hamilton.

Here’s a cool song to evoke your local pride from Jim Bryson:

And don’t forget to take in the open stage on Sunday starting at noon at The Barn with host Jayden Grahlman – good for your soul!

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