Lineup is set for Borealis music series

Colleen Clack announced the line-up of per­formers for the River Run Centre’s newest series recently.

The Borealis Guelph Music Series begins in October. It features five Friday night per­formances in the Co-operators Hall, each headlined by a different professional musician from the city, which has one of the highest number of singer-songwriters per capita in Canada.

General Manager Clack  said, “My goal was to develop a series to showcase our community’s most accom­plished professional musicians, right here at home – within the outstanding acoustics of the intimate Co-operators Hall.”

Leading off on Oct. 24 is James Gordon, known to many North Americans as the foun­der of Canada’s premier folk group Tamarack, who has be­come well-known as a solo artist for his original songs about Canada’s identity and heritage.

On Nov. 21, Kate Schutt, a guitarist, producer, and singer-songwriter performs.

Juno award winning Ste­phen Fearing will be the feature performer on Jan. 30. For 20 years  his catalogue of songs has kept him at the forefront of the roots music scene. Fearing has also enjoyed success as one of the founding members of the highly acclaimed Canadian roots rock super trio, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings.

Katherine Wheatley takes the stage on April 3. Wheatley has been captivating audiences at festivals and concerts across Canada, the US and Europe since the release  of her first CD, Straight Line.

Last in the series is per­cus­sionist Jesse Stewart on May 22. Stewart is a composer, percussionist, visual artist, instrument builder and writer. He works primarily in jazz, new music, and free improvi­sation.

Sponsoring the series is the new Borealis Grille & Bar.

Tickets for the season, in­cluding the Borealis Guelph Music Series, are on sale now through the River Run Centre box office. Single tickets range from $23 to $25, and the series of five performances can be purchased for as low as $100. As part of the eyeGO program, high school students may purchase tickets at the box office for $5 each.

All tickets may be at, by phone at 519-763-3000 or in person at the box office from 11 to 6pm, Monday through Saturday. ­