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Saskatoon Concert Band: Begin Again.

7:30 PM / Broadway Theatre

The Saskatoon Concert Band is back! We begin, again. We are still here, and we have put together a concert of band music that will make your evening more than worthwhile!

There are a couple of overtures; one by Clifton Williams, Dedicatory Overture, and one by Mozart, Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio; a couple of marches: The Voice of the Guns by Kenneth J. Alford and Lina by Salvatore Nogara; and some seasonal pieces, October by Eric Whitacre, O Nata Lux by Preston Hazzard, and Hymn of Praise (Ave Verum) by Mozart. A Little Concert Suite by Alfred Reed and Selections from My Fair Lady by Lerner and Loewe add a bit of easy fun to the whole package!

The audience capacity for this concert is 150 people. Audience members must provide proof of being fully vaccinated. Audience members must also be masked at all times, maintain distanced seating, and follow all other protocols established by the Broadway Theatre. All sales final. No refunds unless the concert is cancelled. Allow for some extra time for verification and seating. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Children 8 and under may enter for free with a paying adult!

For more information, please go to the Saskatoon Concert Band Website.


Find Tickets SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2021

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An Evening with Raine Maida & Chantal Kreviazuk

8:00 PM / Broadway Theatre

Chantal Kreviazuk, a two-time JUNO Award winner and Raine Maida — a four-time winner with Our Lady Peace — are one of Canada’s most influential cultural couples.

Kreviazuk made her critically acclaimed full-length debut, Under These Rocks and Stones,in 1997. Since then, the Winnipeg born singer-songwriter has released five more studio albums, and garnered five JUNO Award nominations. Maida has forged a dynamic career as a solo artist and the front man for the band Our Lady Peace, 25-time JUNO Award nominees, including winners for Rock Album of the Year in 2003 (Gravity) and 1998 (Clumsy).

The pair has also co-written countless hits for artists such as Kelly Clarkson, David Cook and Carrie Underwood.

While Kreviazuk and Maida are quick to lend their time to the studio and stage, they are equally committed to lending their help to those in need — both in Canada and internationally. In March, the couple received the 2014 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award that recognizing outstanding Canadian artists whose contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada.

“Not only am I able to express myself, and be able to play music for others and be creative for a living in life, but I can go to the next level and be a part of true greatness — the process of another human being’s healing, possibly playing even a small role in improving the quality of life of another,” Kreviazuk said.

War Child Canada is one of the many organizations the married couple has embraced. Kreviazuk is an honourary founder and active in various causes including women’s rights, war refugees and child education. Maida launched War Child’s Busking for Change program, in which Canadian musicians have raised money for children in the world’s most devastated regions, supporting initiatives such as the construction of schools in the Congo. Additionally the couple has recorded contributions for multiple benefit albums for War Child.

“I was first drawn to music because of the inherent ‘hope’ it provided me,” Maida said. “Social activism carries that same promise and the two together have shaped and taught me more than I could ever repay.”


Find Tickets THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2021

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SJO: Back In The Swing Of Things!

7:30 PM / Broadway Theatre

This show will mark the return of the SJO performing live in concert at Saskatoon’s iconic Broadway Theatre!

Repertoire will include classic compositions and arrangements from the libraries of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Rob McConnell, and the work of contemporary composers with special guest artists to be announced ASAP.

Come enjoy our gifts of musical offerings all while supporting the SJO in person or through viewing our first ever online & in-real-time performance!

Live Streaming:

If you are comfortable attending an SJO concert in person at the Broadway Theatre, you should purchase a ticket or tickets as your normally would here on the Broadway’s website.

If you would rather live stream the concert at home or watch the concert on demand after it has premiered, you can do that too. You will be able to purchase access to the concert live stream directly through the SJO. The SJO is hard at work ironing out the logistics involved in delivering high quality concert live streams and video on demand to their audience, and more information on accessing live streams and VODs will be available soon.

When more concrete live stream access and ticket purchasing information is available, the SJO will update their website and reach out via social media and their newsletter.

Proof of Full Vaccination Required. The SJO will be asking in-person audience members to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Please check the event info page (link below) for this concert on the SJO’s website for more information on live stream access, and for information on how to stay informed when more info becomes available.

SJO's Website: Back In The Swing Of Things

Find Tickets SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2021

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The Weather Station

7:30 PM / Broadway Theatre

“Most people are afraid of the dark…Many adults fear, above all, the darkness that is the unknown, the unseeable, the obscure. And yet the night in which distinctions and definitions cannot be readily made is the same night in which love is made, in which things merge, change, become enchanted, aroused, impregnated, possessed, released, renewed.” - Rebecca Solnit

Ignorance, the new album by the The Weather Station, begins enigmatically; a hissing hi hat, a stuttering drum beat. A full minute passes before the entry of Tamara Lindeman’s voice, gentle, conversational, intoning; “I never believed in the robber”. A jagged music builds, with stabbing strings, saxophone, and several layers of percussion, and the song undulates through five minutes of growing tension, seesawing between just two chords. Once again, Toronto songwriter Tamara Lindeman has remade what The Weather Station sounds like; once again, she has used the occasion of a new record to create a new sonic landscape, tailor-made to express an emotional idea. Ignorance, Lindeman’s debut for Mississippi label Fat Possum Records, is sensuous, ravishing, as hi fi a record as Lindeman has ever made, breaking into pure pop at moments, at others a dense wilderness of notes; a deeply rhythmic, deeply painful record that feels more urgent, more clear than her work ever has.

On the cover, Lindeman lays in the woods, wearing a hand made suit covered in mirrors. She was struck by the compulsion to build a mirror suit on tour one summer, assembling it in a hotel room in PEI and at a friend’s place in Halifax. “I used to be an actor, now I’m a performer” she says. In those roles, she points out, she often finds herself to be the subject of projection, reflecting back the ideas and emotions of others. On the album, she sings of trying to wear the world as a kind of ill fitting, torn garment, dangerously cold; “it does not keep me warm / I cannot ever seem to fasten it” and of walking the streets in it, so disguised, so exposed. Photographed by visual artist Jeff Bierk in midday, the cover purposefully calls to mind Renaissance paintings; with rich blacks and deep colour, and an incongruous blue sky glimpsed through the trees.

Ignorance is deeply emotional, the lyrics roiling with conflict. “Separated” enumerates an acidic series of miscommunications; “separated by the relief you want to feel / separated by the belief this cut can heal”, and “Trust” describes a divorce, whether literal or metaphysical. On “Indifference” a song Lindeman almost cut from the record several times, because “it felt too vulnerable”, she sings of love, and softness: “my dumb touch / is always reaching / for green for soft / for yielding.” The album sounds profoundly personal; but Lindeman waves off personal questions as to the subject matter of the album. She prefers instead to talk about the planet. The album was written in winter of 2019 and recorded that spring (COVID-19 delays are the reason why we are only hearing it now, in 2021). “The deepest emotional experience I had that winter” Lindeman explains, “was reading the IPCC special report on 1.5 degrees”. She’s serious; though she notes that “nobody believes me when I say that.” She attributes that to a failure of imagination, a lack of belief culturally that a relationship to the world can be as profound, as emotional, as a relationship to another person. “The songs function on a cosmic and personal level” she says, “it’s always been that way for me”

The title of the album, Ignorance, feels confrontational, calling to mind perhaps willful ignorance, but Lindeman insists she meant it in a different context. In 1915 Virginia Woolfe wrote: “the future is dark, which is the best thing a future can be, I think.” Written amidst the brutal first world war, the darkness of the future connoted for Woolfe a not knowing, which by definition holds a sliver of hope; the possibility for something, somewhere, to change. In French, the verb ignorer connotes a humble, unashamed not knowing, and it is this ignorance Lindeman refers to here; the blank space at an intersection of hope and despair, a darkness that does not have to be dark.


Find Tickets THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2021

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Martha Wainwright

8:00 PM / Broadway Theatre

Martha Wainwright is beginning again.

The beguiling performer and songwriter returns with Love Will Be Reborn, out in August. Not since 2012’s Come Home to Mama has a Martha Wainwright record been so full of original written material. Wainwright’s fifth studio album follows recent years of loneliness and clarity in search of optimism and joy. Wainwright enlisted Canadian producer Pierre Marchand for Love Will Be Reborn.

Martha Wainwright's role as an artist has always been to embrace her wildness. Love Will Be Reborn captures Wainwright’s heart in transition. In an effort to rise out of some painful depths, as she says much like a phoenix from the ashes of an existential twilight, Wainwright bore witness to what her heart endured to find a new joy once more.

Guest Artist: Matt Holubowski
Matt Holubowski’s career has really taken off since the 2014 release of Old Man, a collection of folk songs inspired by his many trips and experiences around the world. The watershed moment would be the release of Solitudes, two years later, on the Audiogram label. Produced by Connor Seidel, just as the previous and upcoming ones, the album introduced him to a wide audience who discovered his mercurial voice and captivating songs. Matt earned a Gold record for Solitudes as well as two nominations at the 39th ADISQ Gala, for Album of the Year and Concert of the Year–Anglophone categories. The Solitudes tour that followed the album’s release had him crisscrossing Canada, the United States and Europe, to perform nearly 200 concerts. Click here to learn more about Matt Holubowski.

Presented by Roadside Attractions, with media sponsor CFCR.


Find Tickets SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2021

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A Louisiana Hayride Christmas

7:00 PM / Broadway Theatre

You will LOVE A Louisiana Hayride Christmas!

Get in the Christmas spirit with the incredibly talented cast of the Louisiana Hayride Show. After 10 years of successful shows across Western Canada and 2 years of waiting for the COVID restrictions to be lifted, the cast and crew of the Louisiana Hayride Show are ready to bring their very special Christmas production to you!

On stage to entertain you will be Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, Crystal Gayle, Lefty Frizzell, Shania Twain and more! They’ll be singing their big hits as well as their favorite Christmas songs, such as Blue Christmas, Let It Snow, Pretty Paper, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and White Christmas.

In addition to enjoying your favorite ‘characters’ from the Louisiana Hayride Show and a few of the show’s most popular songs like Dang Me, If You’ve Got the Money, Tiger By the Tail and Pretty Woman, in this special Christmas edition you’ll be treated to the incredible vocals of the Louisiana Hayride cast as they sing as themselves!

Andrea Anderson will bring tears to your eyes with her incredible versions of Oh Holy Night and How Great Thou Art and Gil’s vocals on Hark the Herald Angels will leave you amazed!

There’s lots of fun in the show as well with Vic de Sousa bringing you his portrayal of Elvis and Derek Pulliam as Lefty Frizzell is always a crowd pleaser!

Woven throughout the songs are fascinating tidbits of information, delightfully presented by your host and creator of the show, Lori Risling. This show will take you on a magical Christmas journey, a delight from start to finish. You will Love the Songs, You will Love the Stories!!! Tell your friends and family and get your tickets now before the show sells out!

All info available at www.hayrideshow.com or email loririsling@hotmail.com


Find Tickets SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2021

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SJO: Make A Joyful Noise!

7:30 PM / Broadway Theatre

Join the SJO and the SYJO in our annual holiday December concert featuring local favourites and special guest vocalists!

We have a lot to celebrate and be thankful for as a community. Come join the fun and bring the whole family as we give thanks a la swing, performing joyous and groove-filled holiday music!

Live Streaming:

If you are comfortable attending an SJO concert in person at the Broadway Theatre, you should purchase a ticket or tickets as your normally would here on the Broadway’s website.

If you would rather live stream the concert at home or watch the concert on demand after it has premiered, you can do that too. You will be able to purchase access to the concert live stream directly through the SJO. The SJO is hard at work ironing out the logistics involved in delivering high quality concert live streams and video on demand to their audience, and more information on accessing live streams and VODs will be available soon.

When more concrete live stream access and ticket purchasing information is available, the SJO will update their website and reach out via social media and their newsletter.

Proof of Full Vaccination Required. The SJO will be asking in-person audience members to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Please check the event info page (link below) for this concert on the SJO’s website for more information on live stream access, and for information on how to stay informed when more info becomes available.

SJO's Website: Make A Joyful Noise

Find Tickets SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2021

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SJO: Dimensions In Sound

7:30 PM / Broadway Theatre

The Dimensions In Sound (DIS) project is ultimately an exploration in human perception (how we perceive music). Professional visual artist Allyson Glenn has embraced her unique way of experiencing music as a synesthete through teaming up with the SJO A.D. Dean McNeill and Saskatchewan composers Paul Suchan and Silas Friesen; this show will feature original music matched to Allyson’s original visual art, all of which has been created (i.e. premiered) for this show! Repertoire for this concert will also include works by Radiohead, Pat Metheny and others like-minded composers. The show is certain to ignite your musical senses!

To create the original repertoire for this event the composers interviewed Allyson, gaining insight into what sorts of musical sounds most strongly ‘activate’ her synesthesia. They wrote music inspired by these interviews and Allyson in turn created a visual animated movie landscape reflecting her own reactions to this newly composed music. This show is certain to inspire and provide insight into the creative process on many levels.

Live Streaming:

If you are comfortable attending an SJO concert in person at the Broadway Theatre, you should purchase a ticket or tickets as your normally would here on the Broadway’s website.

If you would rather live stream the concert at home or watch the concert on demand after it has premiered, you can do that too. You will be able to purchase access to the concert live stream directly through the SJO. The SJO is hard at work ironing out the logistics involved in delivering high quality concert live streams and video on demand to their audience, and more information on accessing live streams and VODs will be available soon.

When more concrete live stream access and ticket purchasing information is available, the SJO will update their website and reach out via social media and their newsletter.

Proof of Full Vaccination Required. The SJO will be asking in-person audience members to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Please check the event info page (link below) for this concert on the SJO’s website for more information on live stream access, and for information on how to stay informed when more info becomes available.

SJO's Website: Dimensions In Sound

Find Tickets SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2022

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Leif Vollebekk - New Ways Live EP Tour

8:00 PM / Broadway Theatre

"Friends - We’ve rescheduled our Western Canadian dates to early 2022. To everyone that bought tickets: Thank you for your infinite patience while we navigate the ever- changing seas of pandemic touring. Original tickets will be honoured. As Tom Petty recently reminded me, “The waiting is the hardest part.” Can’t wait to see you all soon. X Leif"

Leif Vollebekk is a Montreal adopted singer-songwriter. He released the highly anticipated fourth full-length album New Ways on November 1st, the follow-up to his breakthrough Polaris Music Prize finalist, Juno nominated record Twin Solitude. The record is now at over 22 million streams and was critically acclaimed by Uncut, NPR Music, The Fader, The Sunday Times Culture, The Line of Best Fit, Paste, Brooklyn Vegan, WXPN, KCRW and Exclaim! to only name a few. During his career Leif has shared stages with Shakey Graves, Gregory Alan Isakov, Angie McMahon, Daniel Lanois, Patrick Watson, Natalia Lafourcade, Mandolin Orange, Beth Orton, Sinéad O’Connor and countless others. He sold-out much of his latest North-American headlining tour during the Twin Solitude campaign.

New Ways is the sound of desire in its unfolding — whereas Twin Solitude was about self-reflection, New Ways is about engaging and changing, touching and being touched. It’s a physical record, with louder and tighter grooves, and the rawest lyrics the musician has ever recorded—tenderness and violence, sex and rebirth, Plato and Julie Delpy. There’s the heat of the night and the cool blue of morning, hints of Prince and Bill Withers, the limbo of a lover’s transatlantic flight. “Hot Tears” is all hot-blooded memory. “Apalachee Plain” is a clamorous goodbye. “I’m Not Your Lover” would be a perfect love-song were it not for its chorus—a song that lets two opposites be true at once. “That last record I made for me,” Vollebekk admits. “This one is for someone else.”


Find Tickets FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2022

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An Evening with Jesse Cook

7:30 PM / Knox United Church (Satellite Event)

Just over a year ago, I was getting ready to begin the Tempest 25 Tour. In honor of the 25th anniversary of “Tempest”, my first CD. I didn’t know it at the time, but there was a larger and very real storm in our path.

Of course, at this point, the whole world knows what happened next. There was no tour, there were no concerts. And we’ve all lived through a storm like nothing we’ve seen before in our lives.

For those of you who had tickets from a year ago, thank you for your patience and understanding, as we have been working hard to find the right time to start again. We wanted to be sure that when we did return, everyone would be safe.

And finally, today, after much hard work, I am proud to be launching (or is it relaunching?) the TEMPEST TOUR II, almost 2 years later.

Whether you have tickets from a year ago, or are looking for new show announcements, please refer to my website, as it will have the most up to date links and information.

It’s time for us to come together in celebration. I hope you’ll join me in kicking social distancing to the curb, bring your dance shoes, and let the rumba party begin!

Hope to see you soon!!

-Jesse


Find Tickets THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2022

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SJO: The Fab 4 and More - Beatles for Big Band!

7:30 PM / Broadway Theatre

The Beatles are arguably one the most important & successful bands of the 20th century, influencing music, film, literature, art, and fashion. Many of their songs to this day carry powerful messages of hope, peace, creativity, tolerance, humanity and love. Their music also happens to ‘translate’ beautifully onto large jazz ensemble sonic landscapes.

Join SJO Guest Conductor Ray Baril has he takes the SJO ‘through their paces’ presenting a blend of classic and reimagined iconic Beatles tunes with guest vocalists announced soon!

Live Streaming:

If you are comfortable attending an SJO concert in person at the Broadway Theatre, you should purchase a ticket or tickets as your normally would here on the Broadway’s website.

If you would rather live stream the concert at home or watch the concert on demand after it has premiered, you can do that too. You will be able to purchase access to the concert live stream directly through the SJO. The SJO is hard at work ironing out the logistics involved in delivering high quality concert live streams and video on demand to their audience, and more information on accessing live streams and VODs will be available soon.

When more concrete live stream access and ticket purchasing information is available, the SJO will update their website and reach out via social media and their newsletter.

Proof of Full Vaccination Required. The SJO will be asking in-person audience members to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Please check the event info page (link below) for this concert on the SJO’s website for more information on live stream access, and for information on how to stay informed when more info becomes available.

SJO's Website: The Fab 4 and More!

Find Tickets FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2022

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An Evening with Jesse Cook

7:30 PM / Knox United Church (Satellite Event)

Just over a year ago, I was getting ready to begin the Tempest 25 Tour. In honor of the 25th anniversary of “Tempest”, my first CD. I didn’t know it at the time, but there was a larger and very real storm in our path.

Of course, at this point, the whole world knows what happened next. There was no tour, there were no concerts. And we’ve all lived through a storm like nothing we’ve seen before in our lives.

For those of you who had tickets from a year ago, thank you for your patience and understanding, as we have been working hard to find the right time to start again. We wanted to be sure that when we did return, everyone would be safe.

And finally, today, after much hard work, I am proud to be launching (or is it relaunching?) the TEMPEST TOUR II, almost 2 years later.

Whether you have tickets from a year ago, or are looking for new show announcements, please refer to my website, as it will have the most up to date links and information.

It’s time for us to come together in celebration. I hope you’ll join me in kicking social distancing to the curb, bring your dance shoes, and let the rumba party begin!

Hope to see you soon!!

-Jesse


Find Tickets FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2022

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Ben Caplan

8:00 PM / Cosmo Senior’s Centre (Satellite Event)

Ben Caplan is both the roar of the hurricane and the eye of the storm. He has an uncanny ability to channel both wild abandon and quiet introspection. His songwriting pulls from many diverse influences but both his music and his lyrics regularly draw from his Jewish heritage. Often mixing biblical imagery and klezmer inflected melodies, Caplan re-appropriates ancient sounds and themes with a decidedly contemporary twist.

Ben released his first studio album in 2011, and has spent the last ten years recording music and performing to ever growing audiences in music clubs and theatres around the world. For the ten year anniversary of his first release, Caplan has recorded a retrospective collection of stripped back re-interpretations of songs from across his catalogue. The album, entitled Recollection, will be released in October of 2021 followed by an extensive European and Canadian tour.

with Terra Spencer

Windsor, Nova Scotian Terra Spencer discovered her love of crafting intimate songs while working as a funeral director and touring with country musician Ryan Cook. Since her 2018 solo debut, she has won over audiences in the Maritimes and abroad, marrying fingerstyle guitar, gospel piano, and her butterscotch voice with onstage humour and ease. Terra’s second album Chasing Rabbits is a collection of winter songs about long-distance love, wildlife encounters, and places that feel like home. In a room of 5 or 500, every show is a knee-to-knee conversation with a natural storyteller. "The real deal." - Ron Sexsmith


Find Tickets FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022

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Royal Canoe with Zoon

8:00 PM / Broadway Theatre

You’re having a bit of a year, aren’t you? I mean, that’s kind of a silly question, because we’re all having a bit of a year - this is just a strange time to be alive - but you’re in over your head. Sure, you made the necessary adjustments. You bought a bread making kit. You did yoga twice. You got a Zoom-pro account. And yet, for some reason, that third re-watch of The Wire just isn’t hitting right. Then, all of a sudden, one of those rogue anxiety-waves comes crashing through your brain fog. You realize that you’ve been spinning in a dozen different overlapping whirlpools. Your work feels joyless and irrelevant. Your relationship is complicated. Everyday the world somehow out-clusterfucks itself. You can’t sleep. You look in the mirror and you’re kinda gross. You’re scrolling and scrolling, watching the goddamn Joneses be as busy as ever. Your body aches in weird new ways. And then, suddenly, the existential threats start to pile on, and it’s like, “OK.. I need to take a minute here…” And that’s when you remember that this isn’t your first rodeo. You take a breath and you tell yourself that you can only control the controllables. Maybe be less of a jerk in your relationships. Try exercising. Read a book. You have friends - lean on them. But also support them, and those around you who need it. And take care of yourself, too, because it’s not necessarily going to get any easier. You step outside for a moment. There’s music playing. The air feels kind. You’re sitting on the stoop watching all that sun shining.

Royal Canoe would never be characterized as having taken the simple, prescribed path over the past decade. This almost stubborn fascination with finding “the long way around” has resulted in a rich catalog of albums, EPs, videos and experimental live-shows that are as adventurous in their process as they are in their creativity. Whether it’s releasing radio-singles in 5/4 time, performing concerts on instruments made of ice, adamantly dragging their multiple-drum-set, six-keyboard, live-setup around the world in their van and trailer, or their various outrageous schemes to stay connected to their fans, Royal Canoe have stuck around because they’ve never lost sight of what drives them - the exhilaration that comes with the opportunity to do something completely new.

So when they began working on their latest album Sidelining (out July 9th, 2021 on Paper Bag and Birthday Cake Records) at Private Ear Studios there was one rule: no song-nuggets or lyrical ideas from before. No demos you came up with last week that you brought to the band. Everything would be built and completed that day. Less second-guessing, more music making.

“We booked studio time, set up and mic’d all of our gear and then just pressed record and tried to let things happen,” says singer Matt Peters. “This is pretty much the complete opposite approach to how we made our previous three albums, where everything was very planned ahead of time. I think at first it felt like this arbitrary test of limitations that might go disastrously, but then we learned to trust ourselves, and follow the ideas as they came, whether it was a drum part, or a chord progression, or a recorder solo. It was really refreshing to capture these ideas in real-time as we were discovering them, and watch these songs start to materialize.”

The result is an album that, at times, aches with the undeniable tensions of the past year. But above all, the songs are an attempt at being raw and honest communicators. They throw up a mirror to challenge old ways. They are cries to tear down the familiar and build it back better.

Royal Canoe’s musical journey has taken them around the world and into projects they never dreamed of. They’ve played over 500 shows from Kiev to California, toured with Alt-J and Bombay Bicycle Club and hit major festivals like Bonaroo, Iceland Airwaves and Osheaga. Their records have received critical acclaim: a nomination for Alternative Album of the Year at the Junos, winning Best Independent Album at the Western Canadian Music Awards and love from music-press and devoted fans the world over. They’ve written and performed a musical version of Shakespeare’s Richard II, performed their sophomore album backed by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and built a concert from Beck’s sheet-music only album Song Reader at Winnipeg’s prestigious New Music Festival. Most recently, Royal Canoe performed an outdoor winter concert to more than 5000 attendees featuring re-imagined versions of their songs using only instruments made of ice harvested from local rivers and ponds.


Find Tickets SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2022

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Donovan Woods (Solo Acoustic)

7:30 PM / Broadway Theatre

Late at night, when a hush fell over the house after his kids went to bed, Donovan Woods got to work on his latest album, Without People. In a makeshift recording studio at his Toronto home, the acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter tracked his vocals and guitar alone and then emailed files to producer James Bunton. As Woods’ new songs took shape, backing musicians sketched out their own parts in isolation from their respective homes.

This is not how Woods, winner of the 2019 Juno Award for Contemporary Roots Album (Both Ways) and whose global streams have surpassed 220 million, prefers to create music.

“So much of what I like about making records is the spontaneity of making music in a room together, and we missed that,” Woods says. “But we tried our best to re-create that feeling.”

Out now on Wood’s own Meant Well label, Without People, has been acclaimed as “a nuanced experience” (American Songwriter), a thoughtful exploration of “fleeting interpersonal moments now under the microscope” (NPR/KUTX) and “various aspects of human connection” (Rolling Stone), and for striking “a gentle, poignant note” (Billboard). It was so successful, in fact, that it led to a deluxe edition in 2021 and digital streams well beyond 20 million.

Woods’ featured vocals on Dabin & Nurko’s “When This Is Over" glide into anthemic dance pop, and yet Woods still sounds right at home.

For “IOWA,” a bucolic meditation on dreaming of a place you know doesn’t exist, Woods found a kindred spirit in Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan. Together they find power in grace and economy as their voices entwine. “Being Together” further defies expectations of what a Donovan Woods song sounds like. Initially acoustic, it unfurls with snatches of distorted instruments that are both dizzying and luminous. “Life is of course short, but it’s also really long. I was trying to write a song about that. The heartaches that felt like they were gonna ruin my life, not only do they no longer bother me, I don’t even remember them,” says Woods, who co-wrote “Being Together” with Steve Robson, the English songwriter who has scored hits with everyone from Carrie Underwood to Miley Cyrus.

Co-written with Australian pop musician Hayley Warner, his latest single “Here in Chicago” touches on Woods’ favorite subject. “It’s about learning that someone you still have feelings for is suddenly in the same town as you for the night, and the inevitable thoughts and chain of events that might set into motion,” he says. Equally at home in folk and country music — and even electronic pop, it now seems! — Woods mines small moments to find greater truths on his latest album.

Every time Donovan comes to Saskatoon, his shows sell out in advance. Choose whether you want to see his “Solo Acoustic” show, or his “Full Band” show the next night (or both!). Either way, do not miss the chance to spend an evening in our intimate concert space with a talent that is truly going global.


Find Tickets TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2022

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Donovan Woods (Full Band)

7:30 PM / Broadway Theatre

Late at night, when a hush fell over the house after his kids went to bed, Donovan Woods got to work on his latest album, Without People. In a makeshift recording studio at his Toronto home, the acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter tracked his vocals and guitar alone and then emailed files to producer James Bunton. As Woods’ new songs took shape, backing musicians sketched out their own parts in isolation from their respective homes.

This is not how Woods, winner of the 2019 Juno Award for Contemporary Roots Album (Both Ways) and whose global streams have surpassed 220 million, prefers to create music.

“So much of what I like about making records is the spontaneity of making music in a room together, and we missed that,” Woods says. “But we tried our best to re-create that feeling.”

Out now on Wood’s own Meant Well label, Without People, has been acclaimed as “a nuanced experience” (American Songwriter), a thoughtful exploration of “fleeting interpersonal moments now under the microscope” (NPR/KUTX) and “various aspects of human connection” (Rolling Stone), and for striking “a gentle, poignant note” (Billboard). It was so successful, in fact, that it led to a deluxe edition in 2021 and digital streams well beyond 20 million.

Woods’ featured vocals on Dabin & Nurko’s “When This Is Over" glide into anthemic dance pop, and yet Woods still sounds right at home.

For “IOWA,” a bucolic meditation on dreaming of a place you know doesn’t exist, Woods found a kindred spirit in Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan. Together they find power in grace and economy as their voices entwine. “Being Together” further defies expectations of what a Donovan Woods song sounds like. Initially acoustic, it unfurls with snatches of distorted instruments that are both dizzying and luminous. “Life is of course short, but it’s also really long. I was trying to write a song about that. The heartaches that felt like they were gonna ruin my life, not only do they no longer bother me, I don’t even remember them,” says Woods, who co-wrote “Being Together” with Steve Robson, the English songwriter who has scored hits with everyone from Carrie Underwood to Miley Cyrus.

Co-written with Australian pop musician Hayley Warner, his latest single “Here in Chicago” touches on Woods’ favorite subject. “It’s about learning that someone you still have feelings for is suddenly in the same town as you for the night, and the inevitable thoughts and chain of events that might set into motion,” he says. Equally at home in folk and country music — and even electronic pop, it now seems! — Woods mines small moments to find greater truths on his latest album.

Every time Donovan comes to Saskatoon, his shows sell out in advance. Choose whether you want to see his “Solo Acoustic” show, or his “Full Band” show the next night (or both!). Either way, do not miss the chance to spend an evening in our intimate concert space with a talent that is truly going global.


Find Tickets WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2022

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SJO: The Art of The Big Band

7:30 PM / Broadway Theatre

Join us for this very special night of music making as the SJO and special guests explore a world of extraordinary compositions and arrangements. We take a deep dive through some of our favourite and most unique pieces of music to explore all of what’s possible through the Art of The Big Band!

Live Streaming:

If you are comfortable attending an SJO concert in person at the Broadway Theatre, you should purchase a ticket or tickets as your normally would here on the Broadway’s website.

If you would rather live stream the concert at home or watch the concert on demand after it has premiered, you can do that too. You will be able to purchase access to the concert live stream directly through the SJO. The SJO is hard at work ironing out the logistics involved in delivering high quality concert live streams and video on demand to their audience, and more information on accessing live streams and VODs will be available soon.

When more concrete live stream access and ticket purchasing information is available, the SJO will update their website and reach out via social media and their newsletter.

Proof of Full Vaccination Required. The SJO will be asking in-person audience members to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Please check the event info page (link below) for this concert on the SJO’s website for more information on live stream access, and for information on how to stay informed when more info becomes available.

SJO's Website: The Art of The Big Band

Find Tickets FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2022

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Henry Rollins: Good To See You 2022

8:00 PM / Broadway Theatre

On the Good To See You 2022 tour Henry will faithfully recount the events of his life in the brief pre-COVID period since the last tour and when things got even stranger over the last several months. It's been an interesting time to say the least and he's got some great stories to tell.

Important note: The following section of seats are VIP only: Rows A through E, Seats 6-17. Any seat selected within this front & centre area will be priced and sold at the VIP tier! To purchase VIP presale tickets please call 306-652-6556 or visit the Broadway Theatre's box office.

Henry Rollins Meet & Greet Package includes: One general admission ticket or premium reserved seat in the first 10 rows (where applicable) Early entry into the venue Exclusive meet and greet with Henry Rollins Personal photograph with Henry Rollins Access to an intimate post show Q&A Official meet and greet laminate; autographed by Henry Rollins Very limited availability

The Event Organizer is requiring all attendees of this event to receive a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test within 48-hours prior to entering the venue OR be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In attending the event, you certify and attest that you and all individuals in your party attending the event will abide by the following regulations: Unvaccinated fans age 12 and older with a valid medical restriction and medical note preventing vaccination will be required to take a COVID-19 diagnostic test within 48-hours before the event, and provide proof of negative result with matching ID to security prior to entering the venue. Fans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least two weeks after final dose) must provide proof of vaccination and ID. These regulations will apply to all members of your party before they are allowed entry to the event, and to any users of the tickets purchased by you. Entry requirements subject to change.


Find Tickets THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2022

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Joel Plaskett Emergency with Mo Kenney

8:00 PM / Knox United Church (Satellite Event)

From rocking Halifax’s Marquee Club to performing for the masses at Massey Hall or touring the country with his father, Joel Plaskett has forged a reputation as one of Canada’s most engaging performers and respected singer-songwriters.

Plaskett’s songs are a perennial part of the national playlist, a fixture on “best of” lists, and the soundtrack to the lives of faithful fans across the country and around the world. His accolades over a quarter century include a Juno Award, numerous East Coast Music, Canadian Folk and Music Nova Scotia awards, and two Polaris short list nominations.

Plaskett’s new project, 44, is his most detailed musical weave yet. A sprawling box set comprised of four, 11-song albums connected visually and thematically, at its heart 44 is an imaginative rumination on trying to slow down and grow up in a rapidly accelerating world.

Plaskett began his musical career in the early 1990s as a member of alt-rock favourites Thrush Hermit, recruiting lifelong fans as the band toured North America in a half-size school bus, setting up their signature neon ROCK & ROLL sign from show to show.

In the early 2000s, Plaskett started touring under his own name with his band, The Emergency (featuring Dave Marsh on drums since 1999, and for the last 14 years, Chris Pennell on bass). Backed by the Emergency and racking up a growing roster of anthemic singalongs, Plaskett worked his way up from small clubs to opening for Paul McCartney and the Tragically Hip, and filling larger venues with his own devoted audience.

Plaskett is a versatile and ever-evolving artist, at turns delivering intimate and idiosyncratic singer-songwriter fare (In Need of Medical Attention, La De Da, The Park Avenue Sobriety Test); incendiary riff-rock (Down at the Khyber, Truthfully, Truthfully), left-leaning folk rock (Solidarity), as well as conceptual epics and off-kilter feats of musical stamina (Ashtray Rock, Three, Scrappy Happiness, 44).

Recorded to analog tape, Plaskett’s records reflect his attention to detail, his dedication to technique, musical history and craft, and a sincere and inimitable lyrical style that runs through his diverse and ever-expanding catalogue. In addition to producing most of his own records since 1999, Plaskett has also set up shop behind the console at his New Scotland Yard studio in downtown Dartmouth, N.S. His work with artists like Jimmy Rankin, Two Hours Traffic, David Myles, Sarah Slean, Shotgun Jimmie, Dennis Ellsworth, Old Man Luedecke, Dave Marsh, Colleen Brown and longtime collaborator Mo Kenney has led to numerous awards for production, and turned New Scotland Yard into a popular destination for artists looking to develop and document their sound.

In front of the studio is The New Scotland Yard Emporium, where Plaskett has partnered with Halifax mainstay Taz Records to bring a curated selection of records to his adopted hometown, providing a spot where music fans can congregate to grab a coffee or beer while they dig for records.

In a world increasingly connected—and disconnected — by digital mediums, Joel Plaskett prefers to make his connections the old-fashioned way, building community at his studio and shop, dedicating himself to the art and authenticity of songwriting and analog recording processes, and moving audiences with the electrifying, uplifting experience of live performance.

In all aspects of his work, Plaskett embraces both the communal and individual experiences music provides. The ways music and words combine to connect with the listener, turning a minute into a moment out of time, reminding us that we aren’t alone.


Find Tickets FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2022

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Tim & The Glory Boys - The HOME-TOWN HOEDOWN Tour

7:00 PM / Broadway Theatre

The HOME-TOWN HOEDOWN Tour is THE exclusive bluegrass/country party your town has been waiting for! A spirited night of singin’, laughin’, and stompin’ yer boots. It’ll be the show you can’t stop talking about - the event of the fall! The tickets are gonna go fast folks! Get yours before they’re gone like a tumbleweed on the Saskatchewan plains.

Tim and The Glory Boys are more than just a country bluegrass band! Rumour has it they’re also multiple JUNO, Dove, and Covenant award-winning artists—musical showmen if you will—that just recently signed with SONY Music. With a whole new batch of songs, they are as eager as Canadian beavers to visit your neck o’ the woods. Don’t miss a rare night of live music and fun in your own backyard!

Advanced General Admission: $25.00 Get em' before they're gone!

VIP Platinum Package: $60.00 This super beauty VIP ticket will get you an exclusive Meet & Greet with Tim & The Glory Boys before they get all sweaty (Covid protocols may be required!), a sweet merch pack, and front row seating. Get yours before they're gone! (VIP tickets available outside of front row also)

Group Rates: $20.00 A great option for that girls night out, couples hangs, families, heck the whole hockey team. Minimum purchase is 4 tickets, maximum is 10. Please reach out to The Broadway Theatre Box Office to take advantage of some sweet group rates!


Find Tickets TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2022

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