Canadian Big Band Celebration

“Friday Night Jazz”

9 local venues hosting live Jazz, Blues and theatre to warm everyone up for Saturday and Sunday’s events
Sept 7, 2018
7:30pm - 11 p.m.
$20 Passport to all Venues and Free Shuttles

Parking and Shuttle Pickup Locations - 7 p.m. - Midnight
Southampton:

1. Southampton Post Office, corner of Grosvenor and High St.
2. Southampton Golf & Country Club, Hwy 21.

Port Elgin:

1. 7pm only - Pick up at lights at former Little’s Furniture store - will return end of night by request.
2. CIBC, Hwy 21 & Green St.
3. Cathy’s Flowers, Hwy 21 & Mill St.


Port Elgin Venues:
Queens Bar & Grill
Chester’s Bar & Grill
Wismer House
Dance Club at Port Elgin Royal Canadian Legion
Southampton Venues:
Duffy’s Fish and Chips
Southampton Royal Canadian Legion
Walker House
Southampton Golf & Country Club

Event Sponsor

“Saturday Big Event”

Afternoon Show
Sept 8, 2018
UNIFOR Main Assembly Dance Hall
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. $20 Admission

Celebrating the beautiful Dance Pavilions that graced the shores of the Great Lakes 1930 -1980 is what the BIG EVENT is all about! Participants will enjoy a Dance Pavilion experience reminiscent of the nights of summer dancing at the pavilions located along the Great Lakes shoreline. The afternoon show launches the 50s-80s dance repertoire performed by The Lulu's Band and special guest, the legendary Ian Thomas.

Local Arts Display

During the Saturday and Sunday events at UNIFOR local commercial artist Ken Thornburn, of Northern Flyer Designs & Promotions, will be displaying and selling images of the historic dance hall pavilions that once graced the Lake Huron shoreline.


The Lulu’s Band

The Lulu’s Band is a guaranteed ‘party’ everywhere they play, keeping the dance floor hopping with the best dance music from Classic Rock to Current Hits, Funk to Pop, and even a bit of kick-ass New Country. The band consists of Mike Oberle, leader, vocals and drums; Mark Wilmes, keyboard and vocals; Steve Hogg, bass and vocals and Jonathan Knight, guitar and vocals.

The Lulu’s Band

“Saturday Big Event”

Evening Show
Sept 8, 2018
UNIFOR Main Assembly Dance Hall
7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. $30 Admission

Celebrating the beautiful Dance Pavilions that graced the shores of the Great Lakes 1930 -1980 is what the BIG EVENT is all about! Participants will enjoy a Dance Pavilion experience reminiscent of the nights of summer dancing at the pavilions located along the Great Lakes shoreline. The evening show launches the big band swing music of the most cherished period of popular music which began in the late 30’s and lasted through to the end of the 2nd World War as THE popular music of the day. Big Band music however continues to play an important role in the music scene up to the present day with the likes of Michael Buble, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga and Diana Krall as they sing the beautiful songs of the American and Canadian Songbook with big band orchestral arrangements by the greats, including John Clayton and David Foster.

Canadian Big Band

The Canadian Big Band includes many of the finest jazz and big band instrumentalists in Canada, including some members from Rob McConnell’s Boss Brass. With a wide range of experience, these musicians have performed with the world's best, including such notable talents as Michael Buble, Duke Ellington, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Tony Bennett and Diana Krall.

“Sunday Jazz Brunch”

Sept 17, 2017
UNIFOR Dining Room
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. $40 Admission

Enjoy easy listening Jazz, as you sample the delectable and amazing brunch orchestrated by award winning Executive Chef Paul Johnston. Not to be missed!

Event Sponsors

TD
Saugeen Shores Celebrates
Canada's 150th Committee