St. Francis Centre

Upcoming Events

Ajax Community Theatre presents “One for the Road”

by Willy Russell May 28 – 30 & June 4 – 6, 2015 at 8 p.m. May 31, 2015 at 2 p.m. Imprisoned in Phase Two of a new housing estate, surrounded by Tupperware parties and garden gnomes, Dennis yearns for the carefree days of his youth.  When his neighours arrive to help celebrate his birthday, it’s not long before he reaches his breaking point.  As the day spirals out of control, Dennis must attempt a break for freedom and escape the trappings of his newly acquired middle-class life. Tickets are only $20 per show or purchase a Season Subscription for only $45 which includes 3 plays. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ajaxcommunitytheatre.com, email info@ajaxcommunitytheatre.com or call 289-892-4132


Music by the Bay Live presents an Evening with DEVON ALLMAN

Friday, June 12 at 8 p.m.
Advance tickets are $55

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.musicbythebaylive.com, email musicbythebaylive@rogers.com or call 905-831-8661

One can never leave a name as famous as “Allman” very far behind. There are traces of his father in his soulful voice and his Uncle, Duane, in his innovative guitar playing. The dirty blond hair is the same, the body posture is also the same, and there are touches in the voice that have a similar genetic connection, but Devon Allman has toiled long and hard to establish his own musical identity, separate from his mega-famous dad, Gregg Allman. “The best thing for me to do is to concentrate on being the best musician I can be regardless of who my family is.” Thus as one Allman institution (the Allman Brothers Band) has “retired,” Devon Allman is poised to grow his family’s musical legacy.


“This is the New World” featuring Patricia Cano

Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $20 (incl. HST), available for sale at the St. Francis Centre Box Office, Ajax Community Centre, Audley Recreation Centre, McLean Community Centre, online (see link below), or by calling 905-619-2529 ext. 2787 (ARTS).

Performing in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, Canadian singer/songwriter Patricia Cano’s music covers traditional Samba, South American and Afro-Peruvian music, with Jazz, Folk and Blues influences. She has recently performed at Luminato in Toronto and the Festival Musique Multi-Montréal in Montreal.

General admission seating.

Cash bar available.

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“La Buena Vida” featuring Rob Tardik

Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $20 (incl. HST), available for sale at the St. Francis Centre Box Office, Ajax Community Centre, Audley Recreation Centre, McLean Community Centre, online (see link below), or by calling 905-619-2529 ext. 2787 (ARTS).

A multi award-winning guitarist and Billboard Top-10 charting artist, Rob’s virtuoso ability allows him to play virtually any musical style including Latin, World, Pop, and Jazz. He is a rising star in the Adult Contemporary and Smooth Jazz music scene, and has won many awards including the prestigious Canadian Smooth Jazz Guitarist of the Year Award in 2010.

General admission seating.

Cash bar available.

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Music by the Bay Live presents Doyle Bramhall II

August 15 at 8pm
Advance tickets $80

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.musicbythebaylive.com, email musicbythebaylive@rogers.com or call 905-831-8661

Doyle Bramhall II stands as one of the most distinctive vocalists, guitarists, composers and producers in contemporary music. Eric Clapton, with whom Bramhall II has collaborated for more than a decade, cites the guitarist as one of the most gifted players he has ever encountered.

Bramhall II was raised in a home filled with the blues and rock & roll sounds that are indigenous to Texas; the state of his birth. His father, Doyle Bramhall, played drums for blues legends Lightning Hopkins and Freddie King and was also an accomplished songwriter and vocalist. Bramhall was a life-long collaborator with childhood friends, Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan, composing such signature classics as “Change It” and “Life By The Drop”. When Doyle was 18, he was recruited by Jimmie Vaughan to play with the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Full bio can be found at www.musicbythebaylive.com.


Music by the Bay Live presents Philip Sayce

September 18th at 8pm
Advance tickets $45

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.musicbythebaylive.com, email musicbythebaylive@rogers.com or call 905-831-8661

At 21 Philip Sayce caught the attention of Jeff Healey, and spent the next 4 years as second guitar alongside the guitar master. Following the lead of a number of talented Canadian artists, Sayce chose to move to the U.S. all the while staying true to his personal quest of following what moves him. Primary among his various L.A. ventures was joining multi Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge’s band in 2003. He would go on to tour and record with Etheridge over the course of the next five years while continuing to perform and record with his own band.

Combine the head turning guitar skills with expressive vocals delivering on a variety musical style and you get the whole picture – an artist following his heart, making that emotional connection. Be part of that connection with Philip Sayce and Music by the Bay Live at St. Francis Centre in Ajax.