We’re continually adding new concerts and events here at The Centre! Here are just a few of the amazing shows recently announced.
Cheap Trick – June 10 @ 7PM
CHEAP TRICK may be one of the most covered bands of all time. Since the 70s they’ve been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable. With timeless classics such as “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender,” and the late 80s lighter-waving favorite, “The Flame,” CHEAP TRICK are a musical institution. Anyone familiar with Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report will note that CHEAP TRICK wrote and performed the theme song.
Clay Walker with Jade Eagleson June 14 @ 8PM
Certain artists just seem to have an innate sense of what it takes to please an audience. Clay Walker is one of those artists. Whether on stage or in the recording studio, Walker never gives less than a hundred percent, and it’s that kind of dedicated work ethic combined with God-given talent that have made him one of the most successful country acts of the past decade.
He first topped the Billboard country singles chart in 1993 with “What’s It to You” and followed with his second consecutive No. 1 hit, “Live Until I Die.” Since then he’s placed 31 titles on Billboard’s singles chart including such additional chart toppers as “Dreaming with my Eyes Open,” “If I Could Make Living,” “This Woman and This Man,” and “Rumor Has It.” In 1996 Walker was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis but he did not let that define him and continued to tour and record.
He later founded the Band Against MS foundation after realizing the impact of disease and his desire to help those who face it. Since its formation in 2003, Walker has helped Band Against MS raise upwards of $5,000,000.
Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening July 4 @ 8PM
A lot of talented children have probably been asked by a parent to entertain family and friends, maybe in the living room, maybe sing a little, play an instrument. No big deal and a good way to get used to performing for others. But when Jason Bonham was a small child and got called in to entertain, the family friends he played his drums for could be anyone from Jimmy Page to some of the guys from the group Bad Company. That’s what happens when your father is drummer John Bonham, one of the original members of the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin.
On December 10th, 2007, Jason played drums in the most anticipated concert of all time – the Led Zeppelin reunion at London’s O2 arena with surviving members Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Robert Plant.
Dean Brody & Dallas Smith with Chad Brownlee and Mackenzie Porter
With multiple JUNO Awards and a plethora of CCMA Awards to each of their credits, Dean Brody and Dallas Smith remain two of the most celebrated artists in Canadian Country Music. New music is on the immediate horizon from both artists heading into the summer festival season and tour, with Smith’s EP “The Fall” out on March 15, which includes his latest chart topping single, “Rhinestone World”; and Brody dropping a brand new single March 8, titled “Whiskey in a Teacup”, followed by a new EP in April.
Smith’s knack for chart topping singles has him credited as the first and only Canadian Country Artist in the Nielson BDS era to have four consecutive #1 singles from the same album, and six in total, surpassing Shania Twain on both fronts. Brody’s compelling songwriting abilities have also led to record-breaking stats, such as the title and award for #1 selling Canadian country digital track of all-time, while showcasing his unparalleled ability to bring storytelling to the forefront of country music. Fans across the country are sure to be blown away by the pairing of these two award-winning artists, through the course of an immersive, co-headlined show.
Also joining this acclaimed duo on tour as special guests are: country star Chad Brownlee, who is actively preparing for his first major label album debut, with a new single recently released, titled, “Forever’s Gotta Start Somewhere”; and rising star MacKenzie Porter, who recently released two new tracks, “Drive Thru” and her single currently climbing the Canadian charts, “About You”, both of which showcase the incredible abilities of this Nashville-based, Canadian-born singer-songwriter.