St. Francis Centre

Upcoming Events

Music by the Bay Live presents Blackie and the Rodeo Kings

Sunday, November 9 at 8pm
Advance tickets $65

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

In 1996, three of Canada’s most prolific musicians got together and created the rockin’ roots sound of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. Slide guitar virtuoso, Colin Linden has played on over 300 albums. Stephen Fearing is one of Canada most revered songwriters as well as one of the best acoustic pickers anywhere. Tom Wilson, aka LeE HARVey OSMoND has covered every style of music from rhythm and blues to funk to psychobilly. Together as Blackie and the Rodeo Kings they create a sound so uniquely their own it, could never be duplicated.


Silver Screen Sundays at the St. Francis Centre – “North by Northwest”
Sunday, November 16, 2014 – 3 p.m.
Tickets are $5 (including HST) and are available at the door

Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller about a hapless New York advertising executive (Cary Grant) who is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.


Music by the Bay Live presents A Bluesy Christmas with Braithwaite & Whiteley
Friday, December 5 at 8pm
Advance tickets $40

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

Since their first collaboration in 2005, their albums have garnered rave reviews, and extensive air play, reaching number 1 on B.B. King’s Bluesville XM Sirius satellite radio network. Collectively Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley have been awarded 9 Maple Blues Awards and 6 Juno Nominations.

Toronto born and raised, her ancestors traveled to Canada from Virginia, via the Underground Railroad. A gifted and captivating performer, Diana Braithwaite was chosen by Sarah McLachlan to open Lilith Fair at the Molson Amphitheatre, before 18,000 people. Her talent, and authentic blues shows have led her into the company of such stalwarts as Mel Brown, Albert Collins, John Lee Hooker and Jeff Healey. Kansas born Chris Whiteley moved with his family to Toronto as a teenager, where he met blues legend Lonnie Johnson, who taught and encouraged him. He toured and recorded with both Leon Redbone and the legendary Chicago piano player Blind John Davis, In 2010 Whiteley was awarded the prestigious Blues with a Feeling Award, for lifetime achievement in the blues.


Celebrate! Holidays of the Global Village with Chris McKhool
Saturday, December 13, 2014 – 3 p.m.
Tickets are $15 (incl.HST) and are available at the St. Francis Centre Box Office, the Ajax & McLean Community Centres, the Audley Recreation Centre, online (see link below) or by calling 905-619-2529 ext. 2787 (ARTS)

Chris McKhool celebrates the multicultural mosaic of our country with songs about Carnival, Chanukah, Chinese New Year, Christmas, Diwali, Eid, Kwanzaa, Native Traditions, Ramadan and many more. Celebrate! provides audiences with a glimpse into the different customs and celebrations enjoyed in Canada through music and song. Children can visit with Santa after the show.

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Silver Screen Sundays at the St. Francis Centre – “A Christmas Carol”
Sunday, December 21, 2014 – 3 p.m.
Tickets are $5 (including HST) and are available at the door

Enjoy the wonders of the season with Charles Dickens’ classic tale of Scrooge (Alastair Sim), a bitter old miser, who is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve – the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Holiday treats will be available!


Music by the Bay Live presents The Acoustical Sounds of Big Sugar
Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 8 p.m.
Advance tickets are $65

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

Big Sugar have always been known for their powerful, high volume live performances. On January 25th, you will get a rare chance to see Gordie Johnson and the entire Big Sugar family in an intimate and entirely acoustic setting. The Acoustical Sounds of Big Sugar is about creating an unguarded atmosphere where the audience gets a chance to hear the heartbeat of Big Sugar in the most profoundly honest way.


Shine On: The Universe of John Lennon
Saturday, January 31, 2015 – 7 p.m.

Tickets are $35 (incl. HST) and will be available as of November 1, 2014 at the St. Francis Centre Box Office, the Ajax & McLean Community Centres, the Audley Recreation Centre, online (see link below) or by calling 905-619-2529 ext. 2787 (ARTS)

“Shine On: The Universe of John Lennon” features a spectacular group made up of some of Canada’s most renowned musicians, performing the music of John Lennon and The Beatles, and uniquely arranged by Juno Award Nominee Michael Occhipinti.  Among the pieces the group performs are “Instant Karma”, which is transformed by new harmony and rhythm, “Tomorrow Never Knows”, I’m Only Sleeping”, “Across The Universe”, “Julia”, and Beautiful Boy”, some of Lennon’s most tender works.  Pieces such as “Whatever Gets You Through The Night” and “Don’t Let Me Down” alow the band to have some fun with funkier grooves.  Sold out crowds have proven people are thrilled to hear John Lennon’s work presented in these incredible new ways.  Cash Bar available.

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Broadsway
Saturday, April 18, 2015 – 7 p.m.

Tickets are $30 (incl. HST) and will be available as of November 1, 2014 at the St. Francis Centre Box Office, the Ajax & McLean Community Centres, the Audley Recreation Centre, online (see link below) or by calling 905-619-2529 ext. 2787 (ARTS)

What do you get when you combine two award-winning Jazz singers, a Dora Award-nominated music director, and an array of music as wide as the smiles of their audience members’ faces??  The answer is “BROADSWAY”!  Heather Bambrick and Julie Michaels of Jazz FM, and Diane Leah, music director, pianist and arranger, bring you a show that is eclectic, funny and very, very musical.  Their repertoire ranges from Gershwin to gaga, from Sondheim to Schwartz, and virtually anything – and everything – in between.  With marvelous musical meshings and a healthy dose of humour, “Broadsway” truly does have something for everyone.  The “Broads” love working together and you’ll love watching them work!  Cash Bar available.

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