Canadian Big Band Celebration

“Friday Night Jazz”

8 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
Walker House
Southampton Golf & Country Club

Event Sponsor

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.


“Saturday Big Event”

Celebrating the beautiful Dance Pavilions that graced the shores of the Great Lakes 1930s -1980s is what the BIG EVENT is all about! Participants will enjoy an experience reminiscent of the summer dances at the pavilions once located in communities along the shoreline.

Afternoon Show

Sept 8, 2018
UNIFOR Main Assembly Dance Hall
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. $30 Admission

Canadian Big Band launches the afternoon show with big band swing music! This most cherished style of music began in the late 30’s and lasted through to the end of World War II as THE popular music of the day. Big Band music continues to play an important role in the current music scene 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.

Canadian Big Band - Who are they?

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.

Evening Show

Sept 8, 2018
UNIFOR Main Assembly Dance Hall
7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. $20 Admission

The evening show launches the 50s-80s dance repertoire performed by The Lulu's Band

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

“Sunday Jazz Brunch”

Sept 9th, 2018
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