Wide range of musical genres represented this year
The lineup of performers has been announced for this year’s Saturday Summer Music Series at the Garrick Theatre in Bonavista.
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Steve Power entertained the crowd at the Annex of the Garrick Theatre while the peformers for the Saturday Summer Music Series were announced.
This year, there will be 18 separate events set to entertain the public.
The first musical event of the series is set for Sunday, June 15. Opera on the Avalon will present La bohème, a romantic opera, backed by the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra.
On June 21, East Coast All Stars along with Newfoundland rocker Jody Richardson will play classic rhythm and blues, soul and funk songs. Expect to hear songs made famous by Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind and Fire.
On June 28, award-winning country artist Craig Young will grace the Garrick’s stage. The guitarist is Newfoundland’s own and a highly-decorated and beloved musician.
On July 5, Shelley Neville and David Pomeroy will present a Classical Night. Neville is a soprano singer and Pomeroy a tenor who will bring their own versions of classical and contemporary music. They will also be accompanied by a string section of Heather Kao on violin and Theo Weber on cello.
On July 12, fiddler Danette Eddy will present a wide range of selections, from Newfoundland traditional to classical. She will perform alongside Sandy Morris, Erin Best and Bill Brennan.
On July 19, Frank Maher will play plenty of jigs and reels with his accordion, backed by his band Mahers Bahers. The Newfoundland traditional tunes will be played not only on accordion but guitar, bodhran and fiddle, as well.
On July 26, Natalie Noseworthy and Janet Cull will present their tribute to Women of Country. Expect to hear many country classics recorded by the best of Nashville’s female artists.
Jonathan Munro and Zipporah Peddle bring the Music of Broadway to the Garrick Theatre on Aug. 2. Munro and Peddle will sing classics from musical theatre on Bonavista’s stage.
On Aug. 9, Ian Foster headlines a songwriter’s circle with musicians Jerry Stamp and Danika Drover. The trio will explore storytelling through song and the art of songwriting.
Award-winning musician Ray Walsh brings his Walsh Family Band to the Garrick for a night of Newfoundland traditional entertainment on Aug. 16
On Aug. 23, The Dardanelles bring their upbeat hybrid style of traditional and contemporary music to Bonavista. The quintet represents a group of young musicians who are keeping traditional music alive.
On Aug. 30, Abbey Road, a tribute band to one of the most popular bands of all time — The Beatles — will perform. The legendary songs will be recreated for the enjoyment of the Garrick’s audience.
On Sept. 6, Mamma Mia, A Tribute to Abba, will grace the Garrick’s stage. Dana Parsons, Kelly-Ann Evans and Janet Cull play all of the Swedish pop group’s hits from the 70s and 80s.
On Sept. 13, the very best of country music will fill Garrick Theatre as local performers pay tribute to the Music of The Grand Ole Opry.
On Sept. 20, The Secrets, a folk-country band composed of Karla Pilgrim, Terri-Lynn Eddy and Renée Batten, come to Bonavista. Having recently recorded a new album, The Secrets are a highly anticipated bluegrass trio.
On Sept. 27, it will be the local musicians’ time to shine. Homegrown: A Showcase of young Local Talent will show how talented the youth of the Bonavista area truly are.
On Oct. 4, the Quintessential Music Ensemble will perform at The Garrick. The award-winning choir consists of over 40 singers who are well-traveled and highly talented.
On Oct. 11, the final act of the series will be The Working Man: A Musical Portrait of Merle Haggard. Bob McDonald and Craig Young will close out the Summer Music Series with the tribute to the country legend.
With this many performances throughout the summer, there will always be a show on Saturday night in Bonavista