Joel Plaskett – Sat. September 24 – SOLD OUT

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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 ticketscene.ca 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 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 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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Hayden – April 13 – 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

  • Your name will be on a list at the door doors open at 7. 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. If you are a bit confused on what name will be at the door please bring a copy of your ticket. 
  • Men with Knives will be serving upPulled Pork on a Bun  $8.50 pp and Vietnamese Caramel Ginger Chicken (Ga Kho) on Rice  $8.50 pp and there is a veggie stir fry available too.
  • 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, Laurie and the rest of the gang will be serving up Creemore Springs beer, cheap wine and soft drinks. Creemore 100 Mile Store is stocking the larder with some yummy treats you can buy at the bar. 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.comSee you soon.

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

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Jason Collett – March 5 – Info for the sold out show

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

  • Your name will be on a list at the door. Steph and Laura will check you in (MK is in Costa Rica but says hi). 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. If you are a bit confused on what name will be at the door please bring a copy of your ticket. 
  • Men with Knives will be serving up Chicken Tagine with Moroccan Rice Pilaf – Chicken in a vegetable stew of zucchini, eggplant, tomato and peppers with Moroccan spices and dried apricot.  *Vegetarian option with chickpeas in the veggie stew.  $10 for chicken and rice. $8 vegetarian.
  • 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. Creemore 100 Mile Store is stocking the larder with some yummy treats you can buy at the bar. We will have a draw for a stay at Mountain Ash B&B with all proceeds going to the hall. 
    • 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 any time at 705-888-5139.  Email sara@creemore.comSee you soon.

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Hayden – Wednesday, April 13, 2016

HAYDEN, A 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF EVERYTHING I LONG FOR

Tickets available here or at The Creemore Echo starting Friday, February 19 at 9 a.m.

HaydenEILFcovergold20 years ago the world was a different place. 1996 was when a songwriter could get picked up by a major label and have their album pressed to be shilled by the industry. This was when Hayden launch his inaugural recording.

So much has changed since then, but what remains is the “sparse arrangements and
earnest vocals” of this Canadian gem.  Get caught up in the nostalgia for a time of plaid and denim (oh – we still wear  plaid and denim) with this solo performance by Hayden at the ACC North.

Tickets $25 in advance available starting February 19 at 9 am online and at The Creemore Echo. Contact sara@creemore.com 705-466-9906.

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Jason Collett – Saturday, March 5 SOLD OUT

Sorry, there are no more tickets available.

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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 with lots of Creemore Springs run by the Avening Hall and lots of great Avening Hall items – shirts, pins, patches and tea towels. We will be raffling off a gift certificate for Mountain Ash Farm Inn and Spa. 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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