Joel Plaskett makes a solo return to Avening on Saturday, September 24 with one of the most diverse and fan-pleasing albums of his career.  Proving that he can be all things to everybody, the rock veteran offers up a wide mix of styles on Joel Plaskett and the Park Avenue Sobriety Test. It touches on his solo acoustic side, his guitar rock work with the Emergency, his happy go-lucky rhyming talents, carefree memories of growing up in Nova Scotia, and a little bit of anger at the forces making life tougher these days. There are many moments that draw on previous classic Plaskett, from beloved albums such as Three and Ashtray Rock, right back to his Thrush Hermit days. And there are new sides to his sounds as well – Joel like you’ve never heard him.

Thanks to Curiosity House Books in Creemore you will also have a chance to meet Josh O’Kane Author of Nowhere with you: The east coast anthems of Joel Plaskett and Thrush Hermit. You can buy a book in advance when you purchase your tickets and it will be ready for pick up during a special signing at the store on September 24 or at the merch table before and after the show.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 7 at 10 a.m. $35 in advance. $40 at the door. Available online at or 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 [email protected] 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 starting at 7 pm. There is a fundraising bar – with lots of Creemore Springs Beer – run by the Avening Hall. we also have  lots of great Avening Hall items – shirts, pins, patches and tea towels up for grabs. 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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  • Lena

    Any chance of getting two tickets to the show on Sept 24th?

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