Melfort Arts Council

Upcoming Performances

Tom & Kalissa Landa

Tom & Kalissa Landa
When: Wed, Oct 30, 2024 @ 7:30 pm
Where: CJVR Performing Arts Theatre-Kerry Vickar Centre
Tom & Kalissa will draw on the vast catalogue of their 3 bands, as well as original compositions penned specifically for this project. You will be treated to an array of genres, like Celtic, Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Latin, Mexican, and Roots music sung in both English and Spanish to represent their respective Mexican and Chilean heritages. In addition, they will lean on folk musical idioms, such as Celtic, Roots, and Americana. Tom and Kalissa have a lovely vocal harmony blend and draw the listener in with great songs played on fiddle, guitar, and jarana (Mexican 8 string guitar). Perhaps one of the most endearing things about the couple is their relaxed and genuine stage banter, and the stories about the songs.
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The Acoustic Sessions Christmas

The Acoustic Sessions Christmas
When: Fri, Dec 6, 2024 @ 7:30 pm
Where: CJVR Performing Arts Theatre-Kerry Vickar Centre
"An Acoustic Sessions Christmas" was born out of the touring theatre show "The Acoustic Sessions", which features performers Heidi Munro, Scott Patrick, and Chris Henderson. We had a desire to create feelings of hope, pure joy, generosity and see strangers smiling at each other. This show accomplished that. In 2024, Canadian Rock icon Jay Semko of the Northern Pikes will be joining the Acoustic Sessions line up. This show includes refreshing medley arrangements of Christmas classics, pop classics, and original songs. Heidi, Scott, Jay, and Chris perform many songs together as well as feature their own individual works for a magical evening of storytelling and music to lift the spirit.
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Rumour Mill

Rumour Mill
When: Thu, Feb 6, 2025 @ 7:30 pm
Where: Star City Elks Hall
Rumour Mill, led by lifetime friends Anna Katarina and Aline Deanna, creates inclusive music that resonates globally. As songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, producers, and performers, they push genre and social norms. Their 4-piece band live show highlights songs from their recent album, What She Said, showcasing a sound akin to Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow and First Aid Kit. The show is dynamic and engaging, with rotating lead vocals, 3-part harmonies and varied instrumentation blending traditional fiddle and mandolin with electric guitar and keyboards. Rumour Mill's goal is to connect with audiences, making each performance enjoyable and relatable through humour and meaningful lyrics.
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Burnt Thicket Theatre presents Every Brilliant Thing

Burnt Thicket Theatre presents Every Brilliant Thing
When: Mon, Mar 24, 2025 @ 7:30 pm
Where: Swartout Hall-Kerry Vickar Centre
Experience the hit comedy about depression & gratitude: EVERY BRILLIANT THING, by Duncan Macmillan, with Jonny Donahoe, starring Sarah Robertson. "You’re seven years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’. She finds it hard to be happy. You start a list of everything worth living for. 1. Ice Cream. 2. Rollercoasters. 3. Peeing in the lake and nobody knows... You leave the list on her pillow. You know she's read it because she's corrected your spelling." Twenty years & thousands of things later, the list takes on a life of its own. This astonishingly funny, unforgettable solo performance dives deep into mental health & the lengths we go to for those we love. Based on true & untrue stories. "Hilarious... one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see." -The Guardian
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The Wardens

The Wardens
When: Sat, Apr 5, 2025 @ 7:30 pm
Where: St Brieux Community Hall
The Wardens don’t just sing about the land, they’re part of it. The Rocky Mountain-based band’s stories and songs rise from the very land they’ve protected as Canadian national park wardens. With haunting three-part harmonies and chilling tales, the band’s mountain music - blending folk, roots and western styles " reflects Canada's protected wilderness areas. Celebrating the return of wild buffalo, wrangling grizzly bears, lonely nights on the packtrail and reflecting on an environment in crisis, a performance by The Wardens has been dubbed "the quintessential mountain-culture concert experience."
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Jeff Newman

Jeff Newman
When: Sun, May 4, 2025 @ 2:00 pm
Where: TBA
Mentalist and Magician Jeff Newman will mess with your head. He will influence your thoughts. He'll predict what you do before you know you're doing it. He will even read your mind. If you think this is a run-of-the-mill magic act, think again. Jeff will fool you badly, and you'll love every minute of it. For over a decade, Jeff's astounding, engaging mentalism act has made people laugh, gasp, and cheer as they take part in an unforgettable experience they've never seen before. Jeff has been seen and heard on CBC, CTV, and Global TV and has performed his award-winning shows to sell out crowds and rave reviews for cruise ships, theatres, and private events around the globe.
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