Jason Collett – Saturday, March 5

We are thrilled to announce that Jason Collett will be at the Hall on Saturday, March 5 as part of his tour supporting his new album Song and Dance Man.

Tickets are available starting Friday, February 5 at The Creemore Echo and online. $25 in advance, $30 at the door if available. Service fees apply to credit card and online purchases.

Jason Collett’s sixth full-length album, finds the iconic singer-songwriter back at centre stage. Featuring the bright production touch of Bahamas’ Afie Jurvanen, “Song And Dance Man” covers the trials and triumphs of the modern musician with poignant poetry:

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“There’s a cool economy to Afie’s approach that lets the record breathe and allows it to say more with less, something I worked hard at hardly working at in writing the songs,” says Collett. “Keeping a light touch, keeping it short.”

Having spent the years since 2012’s Reckon finding himself further engaged in the growing success of his Basement Revue concert series – which Avening Hall was lucky to host in 2014 – the Toronto indie-troubadour describes this record as a liberating process distilled in a stretch of deep domestic reverie.

 “I like writing songs and for the first time in my life I felt no rush to hustle them or myself out the door,” says Collett. “I let some dust settle, some weeds grow, putter about at home…”

The result is a dynamic addition to a strong body of work. Song And Dance Man may be Jason Collett’s finest effort yet –  back in the spotlight, more comfortable than ever in the guise of entertainer:

 You got to do what you can when you’re a Song And Dance Man.

Collett will be backed by members of Zeus and will have a special guest with him during his appearance at Avening.

Tickets are $25 in advance. Available starting Friday, February 5

Buy online here

Purchase at The Creemore Echo in person or over the phone with a credit card – 705-466-9906.

Service fees apply to credit card and online purchases.

For more info contact sara@creemore.com 705-466-9906.

As always doors open at 7 pm and the show will start around 8 pm.

Men with Knives will be serving up food for starting at 7 pm. There is a fundraising bar run by the Avening Hall and lots of great Avening Hall items – shirts, pins, patches and tea towels. The purchase of these items helps cover the cost of running the hall. Cash only – there are no ATMS in Avening.

 

 

 

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Hawksley Workman Show SOLD OUT

So sorry if you missed out on this great show. Be sure to sign up for our mailing list so you don’t miss out again.

Now for those who are coming… here are the things you should know:

  • Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. 
  • Your name will be on a list at the door. MK and Laura will check you in. There is no need to bring anything other than your good and honest name. If however you are not looking so honest you may be asked  for photo ID.
  • Flying Chestnut Kitchen will have food available for purchase. For $12 you can choose from:Smoked meat on a bun with caramelized onion jam, a Soft-shell chicken taco or Portobello mushroom sandwich with goat cheese. All items are served with a trailer park salad
  • Our venue is standing room only for this show. If you require special consideration for seating please check in with one of our volunteers and we will see how we can help.

There is a fundraising cash bar run by the Avening Hall Board. Ed, Tina and the rest of the gang will be serving up Creemore Springs beer, cheap wine and soft drinks.

  • Please bring cash if you intend to make purchases – there are no ATMS in Avening
If you still have questions please call Sara during office hours at 705-466-9906  or anytime at 705-888-5139.  Email sara@creemore.com

See you soon.

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Hawksley Workman – Saturday, November 21

Hawksley Workman is taking his band on the road for the Winter Bird Tour and we are proud to be a stop along the way on Saturday, November 21. The tour is named for the song on Old Cheetah, an ode to freezing and thawing, one of the great Canadian metaphors for love and life. Get your tickets here!

Hawksley Workman is not aWinter Bird Tourfraid to be strange. After over a decade in the business, this hyper-prolific, perpetually restless creative force continues to push the boundaries of experience and the heights of his successes well outside the comfort zone. In fact, Hawksley Workman’s comfort zone is probably not all the comforting to most: it’s left of left field and nowhere near the beaten path. Call him a lone wolf, an odd duck or a strange bird; just don’t call him ordinary.

Old Cheetah ends a five-year hiatus from solo recordings. Since Hawksley last released an album, he has found himself back behind the drums with Mounties, an indie rock supergroup that gained considerable traction at alternative radio and capped off an impressive debut album run with the Emerging Artist of the Year award at the 2014 SiriusXM Indies. He also developed a one-man cabaret theatre performance called The God That Comes, which continues to draw rave reviews, sold out crowds, and international attention.

Hawksley’s touring career has seen him play nearly a thousand shows in over 15 countries. He’s headlined prestigious venues like Massey Hall in Toronto and The Olympia in Paris, as well as opening for heroes Morrissey, David Bowie, and The Cure.

Doors open at 7. Show starts at 8pm. Tickets $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

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Small Halls Festival

The Avening Hall is a proud participant in

Clearview’s Small Halls Festival

Thursday, October 1 to Sunday, October 4, 2015.

For more information on what is happening in Avening  to celebrate our hall click here!

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Coming to a concert Oct 2 or 3? Here’s what you need to know.

We are so glad you are coming to see us at the hall during the Small Halls Celebrations. Here are a few things we thought you may want to know:

Doors open at 7 pm. Show starts at 8 pm.

Our venue has extremely limited seating. We pack ’em in and get people up and dancing – and are basically a standing room only presenter. If you need to be seated due to physical requirements and cannot find anything available please ask our Hallunteers to help you.

If you have confirmed your bus tickets for Saturday please be aware of the schedule:

Collingwood Collegiate –  departing at 6:45 pm

9265 County Road 9  – arriving at 7:10 pm and departing by 7:15 pm

Creemore Arena – arrive  7:23 pm, depart by 7:25 pm

Arriving at Avening hall around 7:35 pm

Your name will be on a list at the door. Our great Hallunteers will check you in. There is no need to bring anything other than your good and honest name. If however you are not looking so honest you may be asked for photo ID.

Men with Knives will be pulling up their trailer and will start serving up food at 7 pm. Check out what they have to offer:

Friday, October 2
Cuban Style Miami Short Ribs marinated with coffee and molasses served with Beans and Rice – $10
Whole wheat Pita Pocket stuffed with Handmade Falafel, Pickled Turnip, Greens and Tahini Sauce – $7.50

Saturday, October 3
Fish (Bass) Taco with Georgian Bay Slaw, Tomatoes, Crispy Leeks, Zesty Yogurt Sauce
Pulled Pork Tacos with Georgian Bay Slaw, Pickles and BBQ Sauce
*corn tacos available
$7.50 / $12.00 for a plate of two

There is a fundraising cash bar run by the Avening Hall Board. Ed, Tina and the rest of the gang will be serving up Creemore Springs beer, wine and soft drinks.

  • Please bring cash if you intend to make purchases – there are no ATMS in Avening
  • We have new Avening Astro shirts and other great merch – with proceeds benefiting the hall.
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Kids Show Added – ROCKgarden Party!

Thanks to Laurie and the Cardboard Castles team we have added a children’s show to our Small Halls programming in Avening. On Sunday, October 4 we welcome ROCKgarden Party! This is a fun, interactive, ROCK Operetta about saving the environment together. Doors open at 10:10 a.m. Showtime is at 10:30 a.m. Bring a pillow and a blanket for comfy floor seating.

This is a FREE event but we would really appreciate preregistration. Limited tickets available so please check out the link and sign up soon!

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The Clearview Dog and Pony Show at Avening Hall

Dog and Pony Rules

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Small Halls Shows October 2 & 3, 2015

We know it is summer but we are thinking fall and the first weekend in October when we celebrate small halls across Clearview. We have just secured our acts and are bringing back two of the ACC north’s faves. On Friday, October 2 we will be presenting Skydiggers.  On Saturday, October 3 Elliott Brood will headline and they have invited their the Dinner Belles to come along for the fun. Tickets are available now at ticketscene.  We hope to see you then.

Skydiggers tickets here for $30 in advance/ $35 at the door. Elliott Brood and Friends  for $35 in advance/ $40 at the door. For more information contact sara@creemore.com 705-466-9906.

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Authors event in Avening September 16

Curiosity House Hays poster

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Danny Michel April 18 & 19

Tickets are still available for Sunday, April 19. Info is available here. 

For those who are coming to the sold-out show on Saturday, April 18 here are the things you should know:

Doors open at 7 pm. Show starts at 8 pm. 

Your name will be on a list at the door. Trina and Liz will check you in. There is no need to bring anything other than your good and honest name. If however you are not looking so honest you may be asked  for photo ID. 

Men with Knives will be pulling up their trailer and will start serving up food at 7 pm. Check out what they have to offer:

Grilled Chicken Breast on a Baguette, Pickled Carrots and Red Onions, Chimichurri Sauce

  • Pulled Pork on a Bun, Coleslaw, Dill Pickle Salsa
  • Salad Bar: Quinoa, Kale, Broccoli Slaw, Beet/Goat Cheese/Walnut, Curried Orzo

$7.50 sandwich only, $10.00 sandwich and salad

There is a fundraising cash bar run by the Avening Hall Board. Ed, Tina and the rest of the gang will be serving up Creemore Springs beer, wine and soft drinks.

  • Please bring cash if you intend to make purchases – there are no ATMS in Avening

For those who are coming to the Sunday, April 19 matinee here are the things you should know:

Doors open at  1 pm. Show starts at  1:30pm. 

Your name will be on a list at the doorThere is no need to bring anything other than your good and honest name. If however you are not looking so honest you may be asked  for photo ID. 

There will be a cash bar and sandwiches available to purchase.

If you still have questions please call Sara during office hours at 705-466-9906  or any time at 705-888-5139.  Email sara@creemore.com

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