Festival Hall Centre for the Arts

Upcoming Dates

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Pembroke Symphony Orchestra Presents
PSO Presents We Got Rhythm - 7:30 p.m.
Price: $25.00 plus hst - 12 and under Free - see below for more options

We Got Rhythm: Season Finale. The PSO Rocks Festival Hall with the Good Times Swing Orchestra. Led by Gordie Tapp the GTSO excels in Swing Band Era music. These talented and experienced musicians have been playing Swing music for over 30 years and will amaze you with their talent and rhythm. Don’t Miss this Spectacular Season Finale.

Guest Conductor: Angus Armstrong

$25.00 plus hst for one adult ticket.  12 and under is free

20% off for groups of 10 (ten) or more.



Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Algonquin College Speakers Series
7 pm
Trisha Logan
Price: Free!

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Whiskey Jack
Whiskey Jack-Stories and Songs of Stompin' Tom - 730 pm
Stories and Songs of Stompin' Tom
Price: 35.00 plus HST

Since 1990, Whiskey Jack was a band Stompin' Tom called upon to accompany him on recording sessions, tours and his private parties at the house. In this show, they get to share some of the many stories & songs they enjoyed over the years. Much of this great troubadour rubbed off on these fellows. He left a lasting impression.


Friday, April 28th, 2017

John McDermott - 7:30 p.m.
Raised on Songs and Stories
Price: 49.50 includes all taxes

John McDermott is an international recording star and household name. Besides his stellar musical career - platinum, double-platinum, triple-platinum albums and multiple Juno nominations - he is also known for his commitment to veterans’ causes - the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honour Society's Bob Hope Award, the Ted Williams Globe & Anchor Award from the USMC and, here at home, a commendation from the Minister of Veteran’s Affairs for this ongoing work, which includes his foundation McDermott House Canada, dedicated to improving care in the final stages of terminal illness and providing a warm, welcoming place to stay for Canada’s veterans, military, first responders and their families. 

 In concert, whether he is sharing the stage with a topnotch group of musical friends or touring the world as part of the famed Three Irish Tenors, McDermott continues to enchant audiences with his beautiful voice and sensitive renditions. Though time and travel have introduced him to a wealth of new material and experiences, he manages to incorporate that diversity into his performances, while retaining the beguiling sense of  humour that endeared him to audiences from the beginning. This tour features songs from his latest release, Raised on Songs and Stories, and a variety of favourites from his vast recording catalogue.  

 A delectable evening of story and song, delivered with charm and grace by the consummate craftsman himself, John McDermott.

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 " ONE OF THE FINEST TALENTS EVER TO GRACE OUR STAGE" - Rick Wharton Director Festival Hall

A delectable evening of story and song, delivered with charm and grace by the consummate craftsman himself, John McDermott.

 “Tenor John McDermott is one of this country's most beloved entertainers.” - Toronto Star

"John McDermott is the real thing - with a sound as pure and achingly beautiful as the ancient countryside." - Chicago Sun Times  

“His rich tenor voice is as warm and comforting as a hot toddy on a cold winter's night.” - Kitchener Record

“McDermott has a warm and instantly recognizable voice that sometimes resonates like Gordon Lightfoot with a brogue.” - Seattle Times

“The world's greatest Irish-Scots-Canadian tenor melted hearts and raised smiles in London yesterday.” - London Free Press

Click to watch John sing The Old Man


Click to watch John sing One Small Star



Friday, June 9th, 2017

Greatest Tributes
Greatest Tributes featuring Elvis, Buddy Holly, Patsy Cline and the Tonettes - 7:30 p.m.
Elvis,Patsy Cline, Buddy Holly
Price: 39.82

“Greatest Tributes” brings you some of the world’s most exciting performers live on stage. Accompanied by the “Rockin’ Royals Band”, this show will feature the most incredible Tributes to Buddy Holly, Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, and a special guest performance by the sensational “Tonettes.” 

From the Internationally Acclaimed “Buddy Holly Story”, direct from British Columbia, Zachary Stevenson has been the starring role as Buddy Holly in over ten different productions of the Buddy Holly Story across North America. Zachary was named one of the top ten talents to watch in the Vancouver Sun. 

The look and sound of one of the greatest singers in the history of country music the late Patsy Cline is brought to life when Amberley Beatty steps on stage. With her elegant gown, bright red lips, and the sultry sound, she captures the essence of Patsy Cline. 

Known as “The Tonettes”, Cathy, Marlene and Amoy have been blessed with power, sensitivity, and vocal energy. This sensational trio will be performing a variety of songs dedicated to the great 50s and 60s musical eras. This special performance is one rarely seen by this amazing group of singers. 

Pete Paquette is a World-class Elvis Tribute Artist that is in great demand and is highly regarded as one of the top Elvis performers in the business today. Known for captivating his audiences through his incredible voice, high energy, charisma, and playful spontaneity with his audiences, Pete is an exciting performer to watch and leaves his audiences wanting more.