Lúnasa - the world's best trad band | Feb 11

George Canyon | Feb 19

Classified | March 2

Upcoming Events

Feb 11
Feb 12
NBYO: Any Stage, Anywhere / OJNB: Peu Importe La Scène, Peu Importe L’endroit
Feb 13
Retro Film: Mean Girls
Feb 19
George Canyon – Our Country Tour
Feb 21
TIFF SJ Film Circuit – Aftersun (2022)
Feb 23
Jann Arden
Mar 2
Classified: The Retrospected Tour
Mar 6
March Break Movie: Kung Fu Panda [2008]
Mar 9
Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story
Mar 11
Ovation: Celebrating Everyday Heroes
Mar 12
Cat & Nat Unfiltered Live
Mar 14
War on the Catwalk Tour – 2023 Canada
GENRE: Traditional Irish music The world’s best celtic trad band. Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honour of the Irish god Lugh, Lúnasa was formed in 1997 from members of some of the greatest Irish groups of the previous decade, an early review from Folk Roots magazine describing the band as an “Irish music dream team”. From the start, the band’s complex arrangements and unique sound reshaped the boundaries of traditional music and energized audiences the world over. Critical acclaim followed, The Irish Echo describing the band as the “the hottest Irish acoustic band on the planet”; MOJO magazine named the band “the new gods of Irish music,” adding that “nobody since the Bothies has wielded such a thrilling rhythmic underlay.” Billboard raved that “anybody who listens can’t help but find them contagious.” Having since sold over a quarter of a million records and performed over 2,000 shows across 36 countries, Lunasa has won multiple awards and become one of the most influential bands in the history of traditional music. Collaborations with singers Natalie Merchant, Mary-Chapin Carpenter, and Tim O’Brien and high-profile concerts at The Hollywood Bowl, New York’s Carnegie Hall, Glastonbury Festival and Bercy Arena Paris helped broaden the band’s audience and cement its place at the forefront of contemporary Irish music. Lúnasa’s current lineup features: Trevor Hutchinson, who achieved fame as the bassist with the The Waterboys: piper Cillian Vallely was a member of Riverdance and recorded with Bruce Springsteen: Flute player Kevin Crawford, considered one of Ireland’s greatest flute players, was a member of Moving Cloud: award-winning fiddler Sean Smyth, who performed with Donal Lunny’s legendary Coolfin and accordionist Alan Kelly; Colin Farrell is a multiple award winning fiddler, who has toured with Project West, Grada and Michael McGoldrick: Guitarist Ed Boyd made a name for himself in the UK folkscene with bands such as Flook, Kate Rusby, and Cara Dillon. Currently the band is touring their most recent cd, “Cas”. Released in the spring of 2018, the album breaks new ground for the band, and features for the first time guest singers. “this album is brilliant with a capital B……a new feather in the cap of the talented and influential musicians we know and love as Lunasa” – Irish American News
Feb 11
Saturday | 7:30 PM
Imperial Theatre

Feb 12
Sunday | 2:00 PM
Imperial Theatre

Teenage Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) was educated in Africa by her scientist parents. When her family moves to the suburbs of Illinois, Cady finally gets to experience public school and gets a quick primer on the cruel, tacit laws of popularity that divide her fellow students into tightly knit cliques. She unwittingly finds herself in the good graces of an elite group of cool students dubbed “the Plastics,” but Cady soon realizes how her shallow group of new friends earned this nickname.

Feb 13
Monday | 7:00 PM
Imperial Theatre

onsale: Nov 10, 2022 @ noon

George Canyon rose to become one of Canada’s hottest Country Music stars in the early 2000’s and has won countless accolades and awards, including Juno Awards, CCMA Awards, and ECMA Awards to name a few. Canyon brings his ‘Our Country’ tour across Canada singing hits like Just Like You, I Believe in Angels, Drinkin’ Thinkin’, Daughters of the Sun, I Got This, I Want You To Live, Slow Dance and many more.

Feb 19
Sunday | 7:30 PM
Imperial Theatre

Brimming with warmth and the ache of cherished memory, Scottish writer-director Charlotte Wells’ feature debut is a quiet revelation. Recalling a father–daughter journey to a Turkish seaside resort some 20 years after the fact, Aftersun employs the gentlest touch yet leaves an indelible mark.

Though Calum (Paul Mescal, also at the Festival in Carmen) is 30 and his daughter Sophie (Frankie Corio) just 11, they occasionally get mistaken for siblings. This is because of Calum’s baby face, but also his playful attitude: the pair really get along. Having split from Sophie’s mum, and having left their Edinburgh home for England, Calum knows how precious their time together is. Whether hanging by the pool, taking excursions on the sea, or shopping for carpets, Calum encourages Sophie’s abundant curiosity… until he doesn’t. Every now and then, with their MiniDV camera in hand, Sophie makes enquiries that Calum won’t accommodate.

Running time: 99 minutes
Country: UK, USA
Languages: English

Feb 21
Tuesday | 7:00 PM
Imperial Theatre

ONSALE: Wed, Sept 14 @ noon

Jann Arden is a multi-platinum, award-winning singer, songwriter, actor and author. Arden has released 15 albums with 19 top ten singles. Her most recent project, Descendant was released in January 2022 and features a 15-song collection representing the last 18 months of Arden’s life and headspace. A bold, beautiful, and empowering sound of Jann Arden, Descendant signifies a return to form for the multifaceted artist, reflecting on where she came from and where she is headed.

Arden’s accolades include 8 JUNO Awards including Female Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year, 10 SOCAN Awards and 4 Western Canadian Music Awards to name a few. In 2020, she was announced as an inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame joining the ranks of Canadian music icons including Alanis Morisette, Bryan Adams, Barenaked Ladies, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Joni Mitchell, Shania Twain and many more. Arden has also been inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, has a Star on Canada’s Walk of Fame and has been awarded the Order of Canada.

Arden has written five books, the most recent being her new memoir IF I KNEW THEN: Finding Wisdom in Failure and Power in Aging, released October 2020. IF I KNEW THEN follows Arden’s 2017 Canadian best-seller, FEEDING MY MOTHER: Comfort and Laughter in the Kitchen as My Mom Lives with Memory Loss, which spent a combined 44 weeks on The Globe and Mail bestseller lists.

Season 2 of Arden’s CTV hit original comedy series JANN premiered in September 2020. With Arden serving as co-creator and star of the show where she plays a fictionalized version of herself, Season 1 of JANN was the most-watched new Canadian comedy series of the 2018-19 broadcast season. The third season of JANN is set to go into production in early 2021.

Whether she is captivating audiences with her heartfelt music, entertaining them with her quick wit or sharing her written word in a boldly honest voice – Arden is a Canadian original – a brilliant multi-dimensional talent.

Jann’s latest album, Descendant came out in January 2022.

A Note From Jann Arden:

“This was one of the most organic, whimsical records I’ve ever written; all things considered, it could have been a wrestling match to make music at all. As the entire world has discovered, good things come out of bad things. We were all forced to strip down, reevaluate our lives and our jobs and our relationships. We were forced to think about what we really wanted and where we wanted to go. We thought about time and how precious it was and is. We baked, walked, thought, read, and watched our way into a big, altered state. We remade our lives and cast aside trivial unimportant things.

All the songs on Descendant came out of a place of gratitude. Working again with Russell Broom after a lengthy separation was magical for both of us. Russell was working on amazing soundscapes in his studio, intimate grooves and textures that inspired me just to put it all out there. I also wrote two incredible songs with Darcy Phillips. Darcy arranged all the strings on this album, giving it such a dignified, distinct vibe. An ocean separated Bob Rock and me, but we managed to use technology to write together over thousands of miles. It was fast and furious, and I didn’t have time to edit myself or second guess anything. So, this is a different record for me. Two producers, a pandemic, a lesson in my own personal history and looking at all of it through a kinder lens.

We all come from a long line of incredibly strong people. Women, in particular, my ancestors, I am in debt to. I don’t know how they survived being pioneers, constantly forging onward through impossible situations. It’s all very heartbreaking. These songs are about who I am and what I’m made of. A new beginning to an old story.”

With no plans to slow down, Descendant marks only the beginning for Jann Arden throughout 2022. Stay tuned for much more to come.

Feb 23
Thursday | 7:30 PM
Imperial Theatre

GENRE: Maritime Hip Hop

With an inherent and candid ability to break down the barrier between performer and audience while “leading the vanguard of East Coast hip hop” (Chronicle Herald), Classified is one of Canada’s most respected and successful rap artists, producers, and songwriters. To date, he has released 18 studio albums and joined forces with some of the world’s most prominent Hip Hop artists including Snoop Dogg, Raekwon, Royce da 5’9, DJ Premier, Joe Budden, Brother Ali, Maestro Fresh Wes, and many more. His self-titled 2013 release debuted at No. 1 on the Canadian Nielsen Soundscan Chart, has sold over 1 million singles, and is certified 2x Platinum. Additionally, the album boasts two Top 10 singles including the 5x Platinum “Inner Ninja” featuring David Myles and the Platinum-certified “3 Foot Tall”. As one of the most influential hip- hop artists in Canada with over 200 million streams globally, the multiple JUNO Award winner hosted the 2014 JUNO Awards and has a combined 24 nominations and 8 wins between the MuchMusic Video Awards, JUNO Awards, and East Coast Music Awards. In November of 2019, Classified teamed up with hip-hop legend Choclair for the collaborative track and video – “Hurt Everybody” which celebrated their collective success in the world of Canadian hip-hop for more than 20 years. In 2022, Classified will offer fans a stripped-down, acoustic take on some of his biggest and most celebrated hits over the past 20 years.

+ opening act: The amazing Reeny Smith

Mar 2
Thursday | 7:30 PM
Imperial Theatre

Po might just be the laziest, clumsiest panda in the Valley of Peace, but he secretly dreams of becoming a kung fu legend. When the villainous snow leopard Tai Lung threatens Po’s homeland, the hapless panda is chosen to fulfil an ancient prophecy and defend the Valley from attack. Training under Master Shifu, Po embarks on an epic high-kicking adventure as he sets out to thwart Tai Lung’s evil plans. A DreamWorks animation.

Mar 6
Monday | 2:00 PM
Imperial Theatre

GENRE: Dramatic theatre, musical theatre

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is a humourously dark folktale woven together with a high-energy concert.

Playwright: Hannah Moscovitch
Director: Christian Barry
Songs by: Ben Caplan & Christian Barry

This Klezmer music-theatre hybrid starring genre-bending sensation Ben Caplan is inspired by the true stories of two Jewish Romanian refugees coming to Canada in 1908.

It’s about how to love after being broken by the horrors of war. It’s about refugees who get out before it’s too late, and those who get out after it’s too late. And it’s about looking into the eyes of God.

Creative Team

  • Playwright Hannah Moscovitch
  • Director Christian Barry
  • Songs by Ben Caplan & Christian Barry (Except for Traveler’s Curse by Geoff Berner & The Happy People by Danny Rubenstein). Additional music by Graham Scott.
  • Ben Caplan The Wanderer
  • Eric Da Costa Chaim, woodwinds
  • Shaina Silver-Baird Chaya, violin
  • Graham Scott keyboard and accordion
  • Jeff Kingsbury drumset
  • Stage and Production Manager Louisa Adamson
  • Sound Operator and Tech Manager Rory Howson
  • Tour Producer Rebecca Desmarais
  • Music Director Graham Scott
  • Rehearsal Stage Manager Christine Oakey
  • Assistant Director Laura Vingoe-Cram
  • Costume Design Carly Beamish
  • Set Design Louisa Adamson & Christian Barry 
  • Lighting Design Louisa Adamson & Christian Barry

Mar 9
Thursday | 7:30 PM
Imperial Theatre

Tickets are FREE and General Admission.

OVATION is a Tutta Musica Orchestra project that will include five concerts in five New Brunswick communities. Through the themes of courage, resilience and community, each concert will present a commissioned musical piece, a complementary video montage, and locally sourced writings, all giving voice to celebrating everyday heroes in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. An additional 48 outreach musical promotional events will be presented by the brass quintet iTromboni in six New Brunswick communities in the week preceding eachconcert.

The OVATION Project is designed to bring live music back to the public and to encourage people far and wide to share with Tutta Musica how music has helped them cope and overcome the challenges of Covid-19.

OVATION est un projet de l'Orchestre Tutta Musica qui comprend cinq concerts dans cinq communautés du Nouveau-Brunswick. Par le biais des thèmes du courage, de la résilience, et de la communauté, chaque spectacle consistera d’une pièce musicale commandée, d’un montage vidéo complémentaire, et des écrits d'origine locale, donnant à tous une voix pour célébrer les héros de tous les jours face à la pandémie de Covid-19.

En plus, 48 événements promotionnels musicaux supplémentaires seront présentés par le quintette de cuivres iTromboni dans six communautés néo-brunswickoises durant la semaine qui précède chaque concert.

Le projet OVATION est conçu pour ramener la musique en direct au grand public et pour encourager les gens du monde entier à partager avec Tutta Musica comment la musique les a aidés à faire face et à surmonter les défis de Covid-19.

Mar 11
Saturday | 7:30 PM
Imperial Theatre

MRG LIVE PRESENTS presents Cat & Nat Unfiltered Live


Mar 12
Sunday | 8:30 PM
Imperial Theatre

On sale Fri, Dec 9 @ noon.

WAR ON THE CATWALK is back! Get ready for your favourite queens from Canada and America as they perform live on stage. Hosted by Trinity The Tuck with performances by Silky Ganache (Canada vs The World), Jasmine Kennedie (Season 14 RuPaul’s Drag Race), Jimbo The Drag Clown (Canada’s Drag Race Season 1), Kylie Sonique Love (Winner All Stars 6), Heidi N Closet (Season 12) and Gisele Lullaby, Winner of Canada’s Drag Race Season 3. Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm. There will be a 20-minute intermission. Presented by Murray & Peter.

Get tour info at DragFans.com

Age restrictions: Under 18 are welcome with adult or parents.

Meet & Greet: 6pm
VIP fans who purchase the $190.65 ticket will meet all the queens before the show, take pics and score autographs. Tour swag includes an official tour poster and laminate with lanyard. If you purchase merch at the venue, the queens will autograph their merch during the M&G. Please arrive by 6pm. The M&G ends when the line is concluded.

Mar 14
Tuesday | 8:00 PM
Imperial Theatre

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