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Regular Appearances:

          Join Brent Mason at O'Leary's Every Wednesday for Open Mic Night.
          You can catch Darren Farrell at Kacey's on Thursday and Sunday nights.


Upcoming Concerts, Performances and Events in Saint John:


Thursday June 29
          Open Jam with Ozzie & The Pacemakers @ The Brickyard
Friday June 30
          Great Balancing Act @ The Brickyard
Saturday July 1st
          The Vagrants @ The Brickyard
Saturday July 1st
          Dixie Boppers - a jazz sound Board Walk, Market Square
Wednesday July 5th
          The Moffatts / SoulDECISION / McMaster & James / & Pacific Rim
Four great acts in one show! Only New Brunswick appearance. Tickets are $30.00 and go on sale Saturday May 27, 2000 at 10:00 at the Harbour Station Box Office and all regular outlets (listed below), or charge by phone by calling 657-1234 or toll free 1-800-267-2800. See our website: http://www.harbourstation.nb.ca for additional information.
Wednesday July 5th
          Michael Doherty – Jazz Pianist @ The Space Gallery
The Space Gallery will be hosting it’s first auction and gala benefit! The auction will feature over 50 works donated by both emerging and established Contemporary artists from the Maritimes. Master of Ceremonies ; Curtis Collins, Curator - Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Live Entertainment: Michael Doherty – Jazz Pianist. Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres & Silent Auction: 7:30 -9:00 pm. Bid tables close at 8:45 pm. Catered by Incredible Edibles. Ongoing: Special art events, draws, costumes & prizes. Performances: 9:15-9:30 pm: Felicita - Tribute to Fred Ross. Choreographer: Andrea Scott. 9:30-10 pm: Lee Saunders - Gratiae Gratis Datae. 3rd Floor Gallery: Dance 10:30-12 midnight. 3rd Floor Gallery - Cash Bar. Black Tie or Glamourous Attire. Auction Works on view at the Space Gallery June 6 - July 8, 2000. Bids may be placed at the Gallery during this time. Tickets: $20 each, $15 for Students/Seniors, available at The Space - A Non-Commercial Gallery, 52 Canterbury Street (other locations to be announced). (506) 693-2281 or Email: thespacenb@hotmail.com
Thursdasy July 6
          Boys Next Door @ O'Leary's
Friday July 7
          Boys Next Door @ O'Leary's
Friday July 7
          Watters Murray & Round @ Tapps Brewpub
Saturday, July 8
          Boys Next Door @ O'Leary's
Saturday, July 8
          Watters Murray & Round @ Tapps Brewpub
Saturday, July 8
          An Evening Of Music
Featuring local performers Stephanie Burgoyne (organist), Kevin Langford (baritone), Michael Molly (organist), Holly Elaine Seale (soprano), and Robert Selby (baritone). A wonderful evening of organ and vocals! Only $5 per person. 8 pm. Gothic Arches (formerly Centenary Queen Square United Church), 95 Wentworth Street. (506) 652-6576.
Monday, July 10
          Handbell Concert
Featuring the 11-member South Church Handbell Ringers from St. Johnsbury, Vermont, U.S.A., as part of their summer concert tour through Maine, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Under the direction of Phil Brown, the choir performs an energetic concert of original compositions and transcriptions for handbells from the sacred, secular and classical repertoire. The aural and visual beauty of handbells is combined with flute, trumpet and percussion to create a stirring and entertaining program. Admission is by donation. 8 pm. Church of the Good Shepherd, 668 Manawagonish Road. (506) 635-8438.
Thursday, July 13
          Aspen Grove @ O'Leary's
Thursday, July 13 - Saturday July 15
          Nesbitt Burns Saint John Jazz & Blues Festival
Featuring a super variety of jazz styles by some of Canada's finest musicians and vocalists! (506) 642-JAZZ (5299).
Friday, July 14
          Aspen Grove @ O'Leary's
Saturday, July 15
          Aspen Grove @ O'Leary's
Tuesday, July 18
          Mozart Festival
Concert No. 1 of 4. Proudly presented by Symphony New Brunswick. Featuring pianist Janina Fialkowska and the Symphony Chorus. 8 pm. Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South. (506) 674-4100.
Thursday, July 20
          Mozart Festival
Concert No. 2 of 4. Proudly presented by Symphony New Brunswick. Featuring soprano Nathalie Choquette. 8 pm. Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South. (506) 674-4100.
Thursday, July 20
          Dave Gunning @ O'Leary's
Friday, July 21
          Dave Gunning @ O'Leary's
Friday, July 21
          Bob MacLean @ Tapps Brewpub
Saturday, July 22
          Dave Gunning @ O'Leary's
Saturday, July 22
          Bob MacLean @ Tapps Brewpub
Tuesday, July 25
          Mozart Festival
Concert No. 3 of 4. Proudly presented by Symphony New Brunswick. Featuring cellist Lac-Hong Phi. 8 pm. Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South. (506) 674-4100.
Thursday, July 27
          Mozart Festival
Concert No. 4 of 4. Proudly presented by Symphony New Brunswick. Featuring Canadian pianist Anton Kuerti. 8 pm. Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South. (506) 674-4100
Thursday July 27
          Fortune's Hand @ O'Leary's
Friday July 28
          Fortune's Hand @ O'Leary's
Friday July 28
          Frank Taylor - The Flying Scotsman @ Tapps Brewpub
Saturday July 29
          Fortune's Hand @ O'Leary's
Saturday July 29
          Frank Taylor - The Flying Scotsman @ Tapps Brewpub
August 11-19
          Festival By The Sea (506) 632-0086
Acts include:
Gordie Sampson on the 12th
Tammy Raybould on the 12th,
Moxy Fruvous on the 15th
Rawlins Cross on the 17th in Loaylist Plaza
Julian Austin on the 18th.
Sirens on the 18th and 19th.
Downchild Blues Band on the 19th
August 19th
          Art On The Edge - Outdoor Festival Of Contemporary Art & Music 2000!
60 of the top provincial artists and galleries working on site, sculpture, site specific, paintings, installations, performance, fire drums and performances on the water. 18 provincial bands top of every hour!!! 8 pm - Tem tem–bring a drum. Epicurean food Kiosks, admission only $5 for entire day. $4 students/seniors (under 8 free!). Rain or shine. Wheelchair accessible. Gates open at 10 am till 2 am. Puglsey Wharf, Water Street. (506) 693-2281.
August 25th
          Jomomma @ The Brickyard
August 26th
          Jomomma @ The Brickyard
Saturday, Sept 9
          Jordan Zed @ The Imperial Theatre
Singer/songwriter/pianist/arranger Jordan Zed will be performing original award-winning songs, with talented players, background singers/dancers from Berklee College of Music. Jordan was the winner of the prestigious BMI/John Lennon songwriting scholarship competition, and was awarded the $10,000 US first prize. Jordan is also the winner of the Startrack '99 songwriter competition sponsored by Maritime Broadcasting System, and the winner of the Jack Maher award for outstanding contributions to songwriting, arranging, production and performance at Berklee. 8 pm. Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South. (506) 674-4100.
September 16
          United Way Fiddlefest 2000 @ The Imperial Theatre
Featuring Rick Gerrior & The Old Time Fiddlers. 7 pm. Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South. For tickets: (506) 674-4100. For information: (506) 658-1212.
September 29 & 30
          Carmen - The Opera @ The Imperial Theatre
Presented by OPERA New Brunswick. Carmen is one of the most recognized and popular operas of all time. This fully-staged production will include period costumes, a full orchestra and bilingual translations overhead. Kristin Chavez (Carmen) is a beautiful mezzo soprano, and winner of the George London Foundation Award. Ross Neil (Don Jose) is a Canadian tenor. All other roles are played by New Brunswick artists who are making their full-time careers in opera; they are accomplished and experienced. 8 pm. Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South. (506) 674-4100.
October 14
          Sine Nomine
Founded in 1991 to explore and perform vocal and instrumental music of the Middle Ages, this ensemble presents concerts of music focussing on particular countries, periods or themes, enriched by readings. They perform music in a broad spectrum of styles: serene plainchant and ethereal vocal music convey the meditative devotion of the Middle Ages; polyphonic and accompanied courtly songs present the many voices of medieval poetry - courtly love-lyric, humour, satire, and narrative; instrumental settings and dances offer yet another glimpse of the medieval world. Performed in an intimate cabaret-style setting right on stage with the performer! Only 140 tickets are available and include a light snack and a complimentary beverage of your choice. (Single Event Tickets go on sale September 16, 2000). 8 pm. Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South. (506) 674-4100.
October 17
          Wofa!
Percussion and dance straight from the street of Guinea, West Africa to you, WOFA! - which means "come together" in the Guinean soso dialect - is a non-stop explosion of drumming, dancing and chanting featuring ten young energetic performers. They have brought audiences to their feet in Asia, Europe, North America and will astound you with their electricity, blend of ancient rituals and contemporary vision. Wofa with WOFA! (Single Event Tickets go on sale September 16, 2000). 8 pm. Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South. (506) 674-4100.
October 28
          Joe Trio
This is not your average piano trio. But that's the point. The trio strives for diversity, versitility, and more than a little unpredictability. Their repertoire consists of the classics - from Haydn to Shostakovitch - new works by contemporary composers, and their own imaginative arrangements of popular, jazz and rock tunes. Since Joe Trio was formed in 1989, this classically trained violin-cello-piano threesome has performed concerts across Canada, and in the United States. (Single Event Tickets go on sale September 16, 2000). 8 pm. Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South. (506) 674-4100.
November 27 and 28
          Frank Mills
Canada's most popular pianist returns to the Imperial Theatre! 8 pm. Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South. (506) 674-4100.
November 30
          The Irish Rovers
Hear the tried and true classics that keep Rover fans coming back for more year in, year out - The Unicorn, The Black Velvet Hand, The Orange and the Green, Wasn't That A Party and any of the literary hundreds of crowd favourites they can pull out of their deep bag of tricks. "Our shows are the fastest two hours around", says George Miller (guitar, vocals). "people are too busy clapping their hands, stomping their feet and having a grand old time to notice the clock ticking by. After all these years, it still does feel like a party every time we go out on stage." (Note: Single Event Tickets go on sale September 16, 2000). 8 pm. Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South. (506) 674-4100.
December 6
          Toronto Percussion Ensemble
Performances by this ensemble include music from such diverse sources as Brazil, the Caribbean, Spain, West Africa and the British Isles, as well as the military and art music traditions of Europe. For 15 years, this quartet of polished performers has been entertaining audiences of all ages. (Single Event Tickets go on sale September 16, 2000) 8 pm. Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South. (506) 674-4100.
January 10 & 11
          Show Boat - The Musical
Based on the novel by Edna Ferber and winner of five Tony Awards, Show Boat originally premiered on the New York stage to glowing reviews in 1927 and has become a classic story that transcends time. Set on the Mississippi River in the late 1800's, the crew of the Cotton Blossom invites you to sail away to a bygone day as Show Boat follows the lives of Cap'n Andy Hawkes, his wife Parthy and his beautiful daughetr Magnolia. Enjoy the melodies Only Make Believe, Can't Help Lovin' That Man, Bill, and the timeless classic, Ol' Man River. (Note: Single Event Tickets go on sale September 16, 2000). 8 pm. Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South. (506) 674-4100.
February 17
          Martin Dube
With impressions of over 400 famous and noteworthy people mastered, Martin Dubé has fused together his incredible singing voice and very funny performance into one package. Martin's dynamite stage presence grabs your attention. Then his five octave voice takes over, leaving everyone gasping for more! Performed in an intimate cabaret-style setting right on stage with the performer! Only 140 tickets are available and include a light snack and a complimentary beverage of your choice. (Single Event Tickets go on sale September 16, 2000). 8 pm. Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South. (506) 674-4100.
March 21
          British Columbia Boys Choir
30 young voices ranging in age from 8-22 years, this choir have held a long tradition in choral mastery, winning international acclaim throughout Canada, Russsia, Australia, New Zealand, United States and Europe. Over its 30-plus year history, the Choir has made over 20 albums and has trained over 750 boys who have represented Canada on 16 international tours. (Note: Single Event Tickets go on sale September 16, 2000). 8 pm Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South. (506) 674-4100.
March 25
          Quatuor Arthur-Leblanc With Special Guest Anton Kuerti
As the Quartet-in-Residence at the Université de Moncton, the Quatuor Arthur-LeBlanc is now beginning a second decade of making beautiful music. In addition to their frequent broadcasts on CBC radio and Radio-Canada, the quartet is presently finishing their much-anticipated next recording. This performance will feature the quartet during Act 1. During Act II, special guest Anton Kuerti, described as "one of the truly great pianist of this century," will join the group in an exhibition of incredible musical collaboration. (Single Event Tickets go on sale September 16, 2000). 8 pm. Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South. (506) 674-4100.
April 28
          Independance Jazz Reunion
A professional, six-piece ensemble made up of prominent musicians and lifelong friends, who play the spectrum of jazz entertainment, swing, Dixieland, classic jazz and mainstream. Independence Jazz Reunion has played at Carnegie Hall, Jimmy Ryan's night club, the Village Gate in New York, and has toured Europe. Individually, they have played with everyone from Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, and the Buddy Rich Band, to James Taylor, Dave Grusin, and Carly Simon. (Note: Single Event Tickets go on sale September 16, 2000). 8 pm. Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South. (506) 674-4100.
May 12
          Lee Pui Ming
She's a pianist, composer, and one of the most compelling improvisers on the North American new music scene today. Trained in the European classical tradition, this highly original artist creates a fresh and uniquely imaginative musical language, a blend that incorporates Chinese traditional music, new concert music, jazz and experimental improvisation. Performed in an intimate cabaret-style setting right on stage with the performer! Only 140 tickets are available and include a light snack and a complimentary beverage of your choice. (Single Event Tickets go on sale September 16, 2000). 8 pm. Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South. (506) 674-4100.


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