Events

TripALady Dance!

Local fiddle-shredding Eighties dance mavens TripALady will host their fifth Hallowe’en shindig on Saturday night, October 27 at the Old Orchard Inn Heritage Barn, starting at 9pm If last year’s dance was any indication, a throng of revellers will caper and cavort inside a hall brimming with fantastic costumes and a melodious, devilish din, as these drum-driven musical alchemists pluck refrains from the ghostly ether of top forty radios past, infuse them with the divine madness of Irish fiddle tunes and, wielding the power of the lightning harnessed by mad sound scientist Andy Flinn, brew a potent potion of pop…
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The 9th Annual Deep Roots Music Festival

Grammy award winning Loudon Wainwright III is probably the best-known performer at the ninth Deep Roots Music Festival in Wolfville this weekend. A singer/songwriter with over 40 years in the music business, he’ll be on stage for a 90-minute acoustic set on Saturday, Sept. 29. Opening that evening are local favourites the Hupman Brothers along with the voices of the American South: Sheesham & Lotus & ‘Son. Friday night’s main stage show promises to be just as exciting with Mae Moore, Lynn Miles and ukelele virtuoso James Hill headlining. Two powerful up and comers, PEI’s Meaghan Blanchard and Halifax’s Micah…
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Don Amero’s Heart On My Sleeve Tour

In September 2007, when Don Amero walked off his day-job as a hardwood flooring installer to pursue music fulltime, you might say he found his calling. Since then, he has headlined concerts, presented at festivals, performed with the symphony, played national television, and toured coast-to-coast. Considered one of the hardest working independent musicians in showbiz today, Don’s first three albums (Change Your Life, Deepening, The Long Way Home) have generated five national and international awards – Best Country Song (2012 Indian Summer Music Awards), Aboriginal Recording of the Year (2011 Western Canadian Music Awards), Best Folk Recording (2011 Native American…
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Steve Poltz in Concert

Steve Poltz has graced the stages of Wolfville on several occasions in recent years.  Once again on Thursday, August 30, 2012 he will honour us with a show at the Al Whittle Theatre.  Steve moves on stage with the energy of a six year old, engrosses an audience with the presence of a well – seasoned entertainer, he never stops smiling, and loves what he does. Steve entered this world in Halifax, was brought up in Palm Springs and for some time during the year when he is not on the road, lives in San Diego.   He entertains around…
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Educating Rita

Valley Summer Theatre’s second play of 2012 will be the award winning comedy  Educating Rita.  Written by Willy Russell, the author of a number of hit plays including Shirley Valentine, the play tells the story of Rita, a brash, young hairdresser with a free spirit who is hungry to improve her lot in life. When she enrols at the local university, she discovers a passion for literature and turns her boozy and burnt-out professor’s life upside down.  Educating Rita is a unique take on a classic story people may recognize from George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion or perhaps My Fair Lady. …
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There IS a cure for the Summertime Blues

On Friday and Saturday, July 13th and 14th, music lovers will gather once again at the Fox Mountain Camping Park (6126 Aylesford Road) for the Valley’s newest rocking tradition, SMOKIN’ BLUES FEST 2!  This two-day event featuring 20 acts from: NL, NB, NS and PEI, embraces East Coast blues and exposes the great talent our region has to offer. SMOKIN’ BLUES FEST 2 promises to be the cheapest weekend of quality entertainment in the Maritimes this summer with weekend passes costing just $40 (day passes are $22.60). It’s also an event of few rules (but much respect). You’re allowed to…
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The Acoustic Maritime Music Festival

July 20, 21 & 22nd, 2012   |   5701 Hwy 215, Kempt Shore, Hants County, NS This is the eighth year for the Acoustic Maritime Music Festival and every year it gets bigger and more exciting. The Festival site overlooks the beautiful Minas Basin with 1000 feet of beach frontage and 20 acres of camping sites. This year we have already booked: Russell deCarle (Prairie Oyster lead singer), J P Cormier, Matt Minglewood, Doris Mason, Lennie Gallant, The Saddle River String Band, The Hupman Brothers, Irish Mythen, Ryan Cook, Rob Lutes, Mike Milne, The Stone Sparrows, Ian Sherwood, and more to…
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Blossom Blues

Anyone who was at last year’s event knows that the Hupman Brothers Band can bring it!  This seven piece band, built around the perennial favourite duo of Scott and Ryan Hupman, features an incredible lineup of great performers.  Ian Sherwood, vocals, guitar, saxophone, who recently received the Best Male Artist Award at the International Acoustic Music Awards, Caleb Miles, long appreciated by fans across the Valley and beyond, recently released his new solo CD, Strange Weather.  And other members, all with excellent musical credentials, make this band the hottest in the Valley and a great act for the Blossom Blues Concert.  Opening…
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FISHING by Jeremy Webb

In Fishing, Jeremy Webb plays Paul Fisher; a 40-something, single, newspaper cartoonist. He has a failed marriage behind him and a history of ‘going-nowhere’ relationships. Although he assumes there is no hope; he is not alone. He is persuaded by his boss to join the global internet dating site ‘Gone-Fishing.net’. Somehow Paul manages to get seven “nibbles” and arranges seven ‘dates’ in seven days. FISHING is about a week in the bizarre world of internet dating. One in five relationships now start on the internet, but every date arranged over cyberspace is potentially hazardous to your health. At the end of…
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