Concert & Event Listings

Lars Classington, Bracebridge Hall, Concert, Poster, Comedian, Guitar

Lars Classington
Friday Setp. 6th
Seated, General Admission
***SOLD OUT***

Lars Classington is a comedian/actor/writer/host & producer born in Orillia, Ontario, Canada as Joseph Larsen.
After a 10 year career in life insurance (Wow! Hilarious, right?) Lars began his showbiz career like most of the greats… he made a rap video on YouTube about his balls (it aired on Comedy Network), a week later he answered an ad on Craigslist “So You Wanna Be a Comedian?” and made his stage debut in Oct. 2009 at YukYuk’s Amateur Night in London, Ontario. Then he never stopped and probably never will.
In addition to performing at comedy clubs, corporate & charity events, Lars works in a variety of TV/Film/Theatre & Commercial projects as an actor, writer and host. His production company Laughing Vikings produces live shows and digital content out of their Riverside Toronto studio.
Lars hosts #MondayFunday a weekly Pro Comedy Showcase in downtown Toronto at Eighteen30 Bar every Monday at 8PM.
He also is co-creator of a new podcast series 39 Drunk & Disorderlies (@39DDShow) about the stories of his pal Giant Bob a 7ft punk rock bouncer. Watch full episodes on YouTube and listen on your favorite podcast platform.
Noteable TV credits include 20 episodes of sketch comedy show Almost Genius (CMT Canada) and 5 episodes in the Australian kids comedy Oh Yuck! (Channel 7) as a lazy janitor “Lou Handy”.
Lars has also appeared in Paranormal 911, Fear Thy Neighbour, In Contempt, Mayday, Treasures Decoded, Paranormal Survivor, True Stories of the ER and Haunted Case Files.

Eamon Mcgrath, Bracebridge Hall, Concert, Poster, Piano

Eamon McGrath
Saturday Sept. 7th

Standing, General Admission
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With over 300 songs written and recorded, album of the year credits, and multiple continent-spanning tours, Eamon McGrath has developed a body of work that could rival that of any artist 15 years his senior. This is the house that punk rock built: a fierce DIY attitude and constantly-changing style has guided McGrath across the globe on countless tours, stories from which have been cultivated in innumerable journal entries and song lyrics. He is based in Toronto, Ontario.
With over 100,000 kilometres of highway, railroad and sky behind him, McGrath continues to blaze an impassioned trail of music that finds a sound and voice somewhere between punk rock, country, folk and rock and roll. Taking him to locations as geographically diverse as Reykjavik, Palma de Majorca, Warsaw, and everywhere in between, McGrath and his guitar represent a new dawn of singer-songwriting that’s injected with the raw, fierce energy of punk rock: not in the sense of an acoustic performer hollering at the top of his lungs to simulate the energy of a full band, but instead something more rooted in a passionate commitment to his craft and a blind and zealous determination to his vision, wrapped in a sonic texture as rough as the road itself.

Jerry Leger, Bracebridge Hall, Concert, Poster, Band

Jerry Leger
Friday Sept. 13th

Seated, General Admission
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Acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter Jerry Leger has received praise in Rolling Stone, Pop Matters, Globe & Mail, The Toronto Star, No Depression, Americana UK, Paste, Exclaim! and from fellow songwriters such as Ron Sexsmith, Doug Paisley and Michael Timmins (of Cowboy Junkies, who is also Leger’s producer/label head at Latent Recordings), yet he’s remained somewhat under-the-radar. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind commercial success but perhaps the career as a cult artist suits him better, as in the same fashion as songwriters like John Prine and Tom Waits. Both sold modestly but were highly-regarded artists for half of their careers before becoming musical legends; and like these writers, Leger is prolific, uncompromising and fixated on artistic success. The examples are throughout the new Too Broke To Die: Retrospective 2005-2019 and promote further listening of his already large and impressive body of work. The examples are throughout his already large and impressive body of work.
“One of the best songwriters I’ve heard in quite some time.” – Ron Sexsmith
“One of the best Canadian songwriters.” – Maik Bruggemeyer, Rolling Stone
“Nonsense and Heartache, an unjustly overlooked magnum opus that devotes one two sides apiece to his “folk” and “rock” sides, is finally finding an audience somewhere.” – Ben Rayner, The Toronto Star

Road Waves, Bracebridge Hall, Concert Poster, Band

Road Waves
Saturday Sept. 21st
Standing, General Addmission
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The adventurous nature of Road Waves makes it a challenging task to define the energy-packed four-piece that touches on the roots of funk, blues, rock, and jazz. Their shows are built on a philosophy of playing from their hearts and an open mind, making for an exciting exploration with a huge sound.
Since the conception of the band (2014), Road Waves has been moving full steam ahead with the release of two albums, and three major cross-country tours. With The Lighthouse released in 2015 and Red Sun Rising in 2018 the band shows no signs of slowing as they build their history in Canada with plans of touching down in the USA soon.
Founded by Ji Sharp in 2014, the group is still young, their history short and sweet, but they have already made a mark in their hometown of Niagara Falls, ON, and are currently touring Canada, supporting their second album release, Red Sun Rising (Available on all streaming platforms).
Alongside Ji Sharps emotional vocals and soaring guitar, Don Letourneau operates melodic layers of keyboards over a fierce rhythm section consisting of the bold drum beats of Matt Maxwell and Yo Izumitas massive bass grooves. The synergy with their audience is apparent from the start, and each time a song is played, it grows and develops as a better version of itself very much like the living being that is music. Road Waves is a band to look out for on the tour circuit and music festival scene.

Terry Savage, Bracebridge Hall, Concert, Poster, Band

Terry Savage
Friday Sept. 27th

Standing, General Addmission
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If youre a fan of honest, gritty and sometimes funny stories told against the backdrop of vintage country music sounds, then native of Orillia, Ontario and his longtime loyal ragged company have everything youre looking for. In fact, Savages new album Rollin Heavy is a major step forward in all respects following two previous independent releases. Produced and engineered by Rob Currie at his namesake studio in Gravenhurst, Ontario. Rollin Heavy builds on the notoriety Savage has garnered over the past few years from his hell raisin live performances and widely shared videos such as Runnin Through My Mind. The new record features Mitch Ducharme on fiddle, his brother Joey on upright bass and banjo, Tim Kehoe on pedal steel and Telecaster, and Grant Lauer on drums.
Since 2015, Savage and the band have also shared stages with White Cowbell Oklahoma, and taken prominent spots at Barrie, Ontarios Canada Day celebrations, Orillias Roots North Festival, Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls and the prestigious Mariposa Folk Festival.

Freeman Dre, Bracebridge Hall, Concert, Poster, Chair, Guitar

Freeman Dre
Saturday Sept. 28th

Standing, General Admission
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The band started as an impromptu jam in a partied out kitchen in Parkdale, but now Freeman Dre & the Kitchen Party is one of Torontos most exciting and consistent live acts.
Whether in barrooms, theatres, house parties, or festivals the band delivers while attentive crowds raise their glasses and sing along with favourites from the groups three releases (2010s Red Door Second Floor, 2012s Old Town, and the digital-only release 2015’s Vodka/Pickle EP)
With lyrical dexterity that spurs fitting (albeit tired) comparison to the holy triumvirate: Dylan, Waits, and Cohen, Freeman Dre is modern street-wise troubadour.

“Fantastic stuff” Bob Harris, BBC Radio

“Freeman Dre is a musical alchemist” Eric Thom, Sing Out Magazine

“Fantastic stuff” Bob Harris, BBC Ra

Zachary Lucky, Bracebridge Hall, Concert, Poster, Van, Guitar

Talking Troubadors Feeaturing Zachary Lucky
Hosted by Sean Cotton
Co Produced by Bracebridge Hall and Cogeco Cable
Sunday Sept. 29th

General Admission, Seated
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Talking Troubadors is a brand new television series being filmed at Bracebridge Hall. Part conversation/interview, part musical performance, part musical collaboration between the featured artist and the host Sean Cotton.
This months featured artist is Zachary Lucky.
Lucky is honest, pure and simple songwriting at its finest. His guitar adds compliment to his deep voice and storytelling of old. Folk/country songs the way they used to be written with a contemporary viewpoint. Lucky is a true Canadian treasure.

Zachary Lucky – “One to watch!” – The Globe and Mail and NOW Toronto

Minuscule, Laurel Minnes, Bracebridge Hall, Ukelele, Choir, Concert, Poster

Saturday Oct. 19th

Seated, Reserved Seats, All Ages
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Laurel is a talented singer-songwriter with a unique voice that is both charming and agile. You won’t forget it.  Her approach to music is filled with curiosity and openness, always challenging herself and those around her to grow.  The result is a person who is literally made of the very thing she loves. But she is also a realist who has chosen music as a means to survive and with that comes the universal hardships of life.  Minuscule is a 15+ choir of woman varying in age and background, singing all original compositions by none other than Laurel Minnes.  The irony of course is that there’s nothing small about it.