AT THE SQUARE COLUMN BY CARLTON MUNROE
After a hectic and successful summer with such events as the Jubilee, Race on the River, Festival of the Tartans variety show and pre-Canada Day party, Glasgow Square is now diving into a blockbuster fall season.
The first show of the season last week featured stand-up comedian Peter Anthony, a former Pictonian who packed the room and left everyone in stitches with his unique perspective on Pictou County and other life observations.
Up next, singer-songwriting icon Lennie Gallant returns for a much-anticipated performance Oct.10. Recognized by his peers as one of Canada’s premiere singer-songwriters, Lennie will perform with a three-piece backing band in what is sure to be a memorable evening.
Beatlemania will take over the Square on Oct. 19, as REPLAY The Beatles will take you down memory lane, and for that matter Penny Lane as well! REPLAY is known as Canada’s most authentic, exciting and compelling Beatles tribute.
On Oct. 30, we’re very happy to say that Joel Plaskett is coming. Joel is one of the most accomplished, prolific musicians, songwriters, and producers to ever call Halifax home. He will perform acoustically for us at the Square – what a treat that will be!
Another acoustic performance from a past Jubilee headliner is scheduled for Nov. 7. Antigonish natives The Trews will take their enormously successful acoustic show to the Square for an evening of true acoustic rock fun with one of the most popular bands in the country.
On Nov. 17, the day after the Downtown Holiday Lightup event outside Glasgow Square, another east coast icon – Jimmy Rankin takes over the stage. Jimmy is bound to keep us in the holiday spirit with this much-anticipated show.
Then on Nov. 21 and 22, it’s the New Glasgow Youth Theatre Company’s production of Gary L. Blackwood’s re-telling of “The Goose Girl.” Charming and witty, this production is sure to delight fans of all ages.
EB Anderson & The Resolutes are one of Pictou County’s latest musical creations. They are releasing their new record “Broken Down Horse” through Let’s Riot! Music, and will perform at the Square for a CD Release Party on Nov. 30. EB Anderson and the Resolutes’ music seamlessly blends folk, blues, country and rock in what becomes a truly original and genuine concoction.
Speaking of true originals, The Stanfields, who routinely blow the walls off the Square with some of the most energetic rock shows the venue has seen, will tone it down in December. The Stanfields are about to release their first acoustic record – “For King and Country.” We have had the pleasure of taste-testing the songs on this record for the past few months, and I will say it truly takes this amazingly talented band to a different level and different place. Don’t miss what is sure to be a stunning performance.
And of course Glasgow Square also presents our annual holiday performances – Christmas Serenade with Doris Mason and Friends on Dec.14, as well as our New Year’s Eve Dance with Ghostrider & The Allied Horns.
We’re extremely pleased with how the fall season has come together, and hope to see you at a few of our shows in the coming months.
And be on the lookout for our fall season brochure at a store, eatery or other public space near you. A big thank you to our sponsors this fall: Town of New Glasgow, Xerox, Travelodge Suites and Bullrush Communications for their incredible support this season
Some other news at the Square, we are launching our shiny new membership program. By becoming a Glasgow Square member, you are eligible for some great perks, like seating in the “Reserved Only” section, discounts at local restaurants during performance nights and other great features. To find out more, keep watch on our website www.glasgowsquare.com or contact Janine Linthorne – Janine.email@example.com .
Finally, don’t forget to stop in this weekend to Glasgow Square. As part of Culture Days in New Glasgow, the Pictou County Multicultural Association presents Fusion Festival noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday Creative Pictou County offers up “Get Your Art On,” a fun and interactive art event from noon to 5 p.m.
So a busy season indeed at the Square, and plenty of reasons to make us part of your fall. We hope to see you at the Square!
Submitted by Carlton Munroe