Eagles fan will want to mark May 9 on their calendar.
That is when Charity Plus Promotions is presenting New Kid in Town, a tribute to the classic California rock band The Eagles, at the Fergus Grand Theatre.
Charity Plus was hired as a fundraiser for the Fergus 175 celebrations, and some proceeds from concert ticket sales and corporate sponsorships are going to the Fergus 175 committee to help with five days of activities at the end of June.
Companies that purchase corporate sponsorships can expect to have their names on a concert banner that will be displayed during the Homecoming Weekend, running June 27 to July 1.
New Kid in Town’s five veteran musicians bring an infectious enthusiasm to each performance, which includes Eagles’ hits and selections from solo careers of band members Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Joe Walsh.
The band delivers excellence in sound quality, personnel and equipment. Eagles fans continue to be gratified by an engaging group who pay tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time.
This year marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of Fergus by Adam Fergusson and James Webster in 1833, and a committee of volunteers is working to develop and plan a variety of special events during the year to commemorate the anniversary.
Central to the celebration is a Homecoming Weekend, planned for five days culminating in the traditional Fergus Canada Day celebrations the evening of July 1.
Fergus 175 wants everyone to come home to Fergus from June 27 to July 1, and asks that everyone tell neighbours, friends and family, as well as tell former residents who have moved away.
The Fergus Summer Sensations Art Walk and Doors Open Fergus, both on June 28, are signature events during the Homecoming Weekend. Dozens of artists and artisans will turn Fergus’s historic downtown into a free, open-air art gallery, while about 15 heritage buildings will throw open their doors to the public for Heritage Ontario’s free tour.
An afternoon and evening of music on June 29, a local business lunch featuring Canadian Chamber of Commerce president (and former resident) Perrin Beatty on June 27, a dinner and dance, pet fashion show, Canada Day fireworks and more are also being planned for the weekend.
Tickets for New Kid in Town are $26.50 and available now at Scotiabank, 201 St. Andrew Street East. Some tickets may be available at the door, through the Fergus Grand Theatre box office.