The Thursday Lookout – August 3 to 6, 2017

Friday night is music night in Meaford again this week, starting at 5 pm with Victoria Yeh at The Red Door Pub on the patio.  When she winds up at 7 pm, Sequioa Koop will be taking the stage at the Market Square, followed by a repeat appearance from Eden Young.  It’s part of the third in the Meaford Summer Concert Series rocking downtown Meaford.  The celebrated duo Hunnay, comes after that and then Amanda Dorey, who will be carrying on the music afterwards at The Leeky Canoe.  The headliner at Market Square will be Jenie Thai, whose combination of outstanding keyboard chops and soaring vocals will have the audience spellbound by a set that includes blues and R & B favourites as well as her original songs.

Drew Wright

Bookmarking the Friday night music offerings in Meaford this week are two Drews.  That’s the exceptionally talented Drew McIvor doing one of Meaford Hall’s Terrace Thursdays, paired with food from Bruce Wine Bar (where he hosts an open stage on Wednesdays) and then certified Canadian Idol finalist Drew Wright on Saturday night at The Leeky.

So if your car breaks down in Meaford this weekend, you won’t be short of top-notch entertainment.

It carries on through Sunday, with the always great open stage at The Barn in the afternoon and Mr. Meet-Me-In-Meaford, singer-songwriter Allan Johnson playing at the Friends of The Library show on Sunday night at the Rotary Pavilion Sunday evening.

Blues fans will want to be sure to be at The Harbour Street Fish Bar in Collingwood tonight to catch blues veteran Cheryl Lescom.  Then on Sunday night in Owen Sound, catch another great free show in the TD Harbour Nights series with another great veteran of the blues.   Bobby Dean Blackburn set the Summerfolk stage on fire last summer with his killer combo of Blues, R&B and Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Heartwood Concert Hall has an exciting weekend planned.  On Friday night it’s Lily Frost and The Gentleman Callers.  With several albums of her original music to her credit, she has been all around the world and has absorbed all kinds of musical influences, resulting in a style that blends elements of rock, jazz, tango, film noir, French chanson and swing.  And on Saturday night, Heartwood continues its tradition of presenting bands that get the whole place jumping with The Woodshed Orchestra.  This is a band put together by Dave Clark, original drummer for the Rheostatics and it includes a five-piece horn section, four-piece rhythm section and full-ensemble vocals to carry dancers through through New Orleans Funk, 2nd line and Jazz, R&B, Ska, Soul, Reggae, Punk, Rock n Roll, Blues, Country, Surf Rock, Neo-Greek, Ranchero, Polka, Disco, Samba, Afro-Pop, Waltz, New Wave, Cajun, Tex-Mex, Power Pop, Klezmer, Torch Ballads, Tango and Calypso. Wow!

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