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Wingfield Unbound

Wingfield Unbound, by Dan Needles, starring Rod Beattie, directed by Douglas Beattie, Thurs Nov 15 – 8pm $35

In his fourth season on the farm (and his first as a married man) Walt Wingfield tries to preserve the memory of the old rural community of Persephone Township by promoting the crumbling Hollyhock Mill as a museum site. But the locals say the mill is haunted. Undaunted by such superstitious fears, Walt sets out to prove to the neighbours that there’s nothing to this curse business – with near disastrous results. www.wingfieldfarm.ca Presented by Meaford Hall

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Practically Hip, Tribute to The Tragically Hip

Practically Hip, Tribute to The Tragically Hip, Sat Nov 10, 8pm, $35

Established in Southern Ontario in 1997, “Practically Hip” wows their audiences with their passionate recreation of the Hip’s unique sound. They are the most sought after “Tragically Hip” tribute act in Ontario and the U.S. You’ll be amazed at the vocal ability of Dean Hughes! You will think you are hearing Gord Downie as Dean performs the songs, rants and stories along with the five piece band. While playing songs note perfect and then adding jams the Hip is known for, is something their audiences constantly rave about.  Presented by Meaford Hall.

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Something I’ve Done Tour- The Legendary Downchild Blues Band

Something I’ve Done Tour- The Legendary Downchild Blues Band, Sat Oct 27, 8pm  $60

On tour to promote their new album “Something I’ve Done”, the Legendary Downchild Blues Band is back!  Roaring through bracing, high-octane performances since 1969, the band founded and continuously steered by harmonica and guitar ace Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh is as vibrant today as when Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi were inspired by Downchild for their brilliant Blues Brothers venture back in the 1970s. The pair elevated Downchild’s “Shotgun Blues” and Walsh’s “(I Got Everything I Need) Almost” to smash status on their 1978 Briefcase Full of Blues record. www.downchild.com. Presented by Meaford Hall.

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Whiskey Jack – Stories and Songs of Stompin’ Tom

Whiskey Jack – Stories and Songs of Stompin’ Tom, Thurs Oct 18, 8pm – $40

Whiskey Jack combines personal reminiscences and the music of Stompin’ Tom in this tribute to a true Canadian icon.  Whiskey Jack, one the most celebrated roots/country/bluegrass bands in Canadian music history recorded an album with Stompin’ Tom in 1993, followed by a triumphant national tour culminating in a sold-out show at Massey Hall, and an unprecedented performance on the Conan O’Brien Show.  https://whiskeyjackmusic.com Presented by Meaford Hall

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The Eagles Greatest Hits- Classic Albums Live

The Eagles Greatest Hits- Classic Albums Live, Thurs Oct 11 – 8pm   $45/54

Classic Albums Live brings The Eagles- Greatest Hits to life in this replication “note for note, cut for cut” concert.  With its complex vocals and defining harmonies, the Eagles’ chart topping album Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) became the first album ever certified platinum. Over 40 years after its release, the album is now one of the most influential albums in music history with hits like “Take it Easy,” “Witchy Woman” and “Desperado.” Classic Albums Live takes classic albums from the 60s and 70s and recreates those albums live on stage. www.classicalbumslive.com  Presented by Meaford Hall https://youtu.be/kG-LcqusbtU

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Exhibit & Opening: Kareem Abbas- Attraction

Please join us Thursday October 4, from 7-9 p.m. as we celebrate the opening of Kareem Abbas’ exhibit, Attraction. Everyone is welcome. The exhibit will be on display from October 1-30, 2018.
Kareem is attracted to all things that surround him such as colour, structure, shape, motion and horizon-all have a way of attracting themselves to each other. One of the challenging subject he chose are “Horses” because of the beauty of the animal. From the movement of the paint brush and the colour harmony, the shape of horses caught the artist’s attention. According to Kareem, horse’s muscles provide the right light and shadow to appeal to the viewer’s senses. He focused on the colour treatment and its transformations to provide the true image behind the horses’ muscles.

His exhibit will leave the audience to ask: why do things we view attract us and what is the value of attraction?

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Scarecrow Hoedown – Meaford Style

Scarecrow Hoedown – Meaford Style Thur Sept 27  7:30pm  $27

The True Country Show band has a lot of local flavour. The musicians and vocalists that make up the group are all residents of Bruce-Grey. In addition to the band members, the singing gals … the True Heart Trio, are also a big part of the show. The band and its vocalists are noted for their traditional old time country shows, along with a touch of newer country.  Joining them on stage is Meaford’s Scott Merrifield, Waverley Rice, Amanda Dorey and Scott Almond. Presented by Bognor Jam Productions, Promotions and Consulting

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Bootleg Creedence-Tribute to CCR

Bootleg Creedence-Tribute to CCR, Sat Sept 22, 7:30pm  $27

Bootleg Creedence takes its audience on a rockin’ ride down to the bayou. Authentic-sounding, Bootleg Creedence leaves no stone unturned keeping true to the sound of Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty. Featuring the music of well-known local musicians Mike Nyman, Fred Ruegg, Jeff Mayne and Kevin Dandeno.  https://www.facebook.com/Bootleg-Creedence-CCR-Tribute-Band-620361094822164/   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1acWH943KUE&feature=youtu.be Presented by Bognor Jam Productions, Promotions and Consulting.

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Moonlight Picnic 2018

You are invited to spend an enchanting evening on the banks of the Niagara River while enjoying a Moonlight Picnic. Gather friends or meet new friends!

Bring a picnic dinner, dishes, tablecloth, cutlery, table settings, napkins, glassware and table decor. Attire is casual elegant. We will provide you with a table for 6.

Cost: $90 per table for 6, register early to ensure your choice of table location or $15 for an individual seat when you share a table with new friends.

Wine is sold by the bottle. Pre-ordering wine is required; it will be waiting for you at your table when you arrive. White will be chilled. Red & white wine by the bottle @ $25. Beer $5 per can
No outside alcohol allowed.
For the comfort of all our guests, no cooking on site, BBQs or smoking.

Watch the moon rise and the stars come out to play.

Music: back by popular demand “Back in the Daze”. Don’t forget your dancing shoes!

For reservations, contact: office@niagarapumphouse.ca / 905-468-5455

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Exhibit & Opening: Rob Crosby

Please join us on Thursday September 6, from 7-9 p.m. as we celebrate the opening of Rob Crosby’s exhibit. Everyone is welcome. The exhibit will be on display from September 1-30, 2018.
Rob Crosby’s catalyst for most of his paintings are colour, texture and age, as well as influence from his east coast roots. He paints with acrylic, which allows for use of vibrant colours that create an almost photographic look to his work.

He is also very much influenced by things that most people walk by and don’t even notice, like a pile of fishing buoys, an old boat or an old car. They have so much colour and texture to them and could probably tell a few interesting stories if they could talk.

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