Swift Current Arts Council

  1. Matthew Barber and Jill Barber: The Family Album
  2. The Barra MacNeils
  3. Hotel California
  4. Fortunate Ones
  5. Eric Harper
  6. Canada's Ballet Jörgen
  7. Prairie Debut Presents: Duo Milot & Bareil

2016/20172016/2017 Stars for Saskatchewan

All performances are at 7:30 PM at The Sky Centre, Swift Current, Saskatchewan

  • Hotel CaliforniaHotel California
    ×Hotel California


    For almost three decades now HOTEL CALIFORNIA have been recreating the legendary sound of the EAGLES, and thrilling audiences all over the world. The band set the bar in 1986, and they’ve remained the industry leading substitute for the Eagles ever since - playing to huge outdoor and arena audiences, sharing bills with some of rocks legends, and going places no tribute band has gone before.

    A long run by any measure, but it begs the question - what makes HOTEL CALIFORNIA so special? Well, incredible lead vocal similarity, intensely accurate instrumental work, soaring harmonies, and top flight live performances, just for starters. These are the band’s hallmarks, and the foundation on which their reputation has been built. With over a century of collective professional experience in the band today, they're still going stronger than ever .



  • Matthew Barber and Jill Barber: The Family Album Matthew Barber and Jill Barber: The Family Album
    ×Matthew Barber and Jill Barber: The Family Album

    The Family Album, the new record from siblings Jill and Matthew Barber, began when Jill invited her brother onstage to close out her 2014 Massey Hall concert with an Everley Brothers tune. New versions of their favourite classic songs from Neil Young, Ian Tyson, Townes Van Zandt and more, fit snugly alongside the original material they ‘ve written together, further cementing their individual reputations garnered over their combined 14 lauded albums, 3 JUNO Awards, growing audiences and acclaim.


  • The Barra MacNeils The Barra MacNeils
    ×The Barra MacNeils

    One of the most beloved concerts on the seasonal circuit, the Barra MacNeils Christmas shows always feature a highly entertaining brand of traditional seasonal fare mixed with entertaining stories and new musical twists; stamped with their lush harmonies and intricate instrumental  stylings.   Their show has been touring nationally, as well as in America, for years to sold-out houses.  Fans can look forward to classic favourites including: Oh Holy Night, Ave Maria, A Christmas in Killarney and Auld Lang Syne as well as some comedy, seasonal stories, music, singing, dance and memories that will extend beyond the season and last a lifetime.



  • Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra
    ×Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra

    Paying homage to one of the greatest musicians of all time, the Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra is a 9-piece ensemble performing the hits penned by the legend himself. Formed by Musical Director John Gray, bassist and leader on the Calgary Jazz scene who toured with the Ray Charles Orchestra, the ensemble of the city's finest musicians recreate the one-of-a-kind sound of Ray Charles and perform such hits as 'Georgia On My Mind', 'Mary Anne', 'Hit the Road Jack' and 'Let the Good Times Roll', among them. Featuring Grammy Award Winner Donald Ray Johnson on vocals, the group includes a solid rhythm section, a killer horn section and two backup singers known as the "Donald Raylettes" .


  • Eric HarperEric Harper
    ×Eric Harper

    Award Winning Flamenco Guitarist Eric Harper creates not only a unique sound all his own but his music is melodically entrancing, virtuosically ferocious and harmonically soul-stirring to the core. Eric Harper is an exotic fusion of Rock and Flamenco. Think Dave Matthews meets the Gypsy Kings. Not only can his hands move like lightning like the Gypsy Kings but his voice is smooth, velvety and invokes a strength that moves even the biggest music skeptic. Eric has four CDs that reflect his many styles: The Best of Eric Harper, A Very Timely Christmas, Rompera Madrugada and Ribeira. 



  • Prairie Debut Presents: Duo Milot & Bareil Prairie Debut Presents:  Duo Milot & Bareil
    ×Prairie Debut Presents: Duo Milot & Bareil

    The relationship of the performers and their passion for the music played is the foundation of Duo Milot & Bareil. Performing Duos & Duels, this unique program highlights the dynamics between the violin and harp. A couple on stage and in life, harpist Valérie Milot and violinist Antoine Bareil offer performances marked by exceptional artistry and intimate connection. While some works pair the instruments as a beautifully intertwined duo, other works pit them in an artistic battle of virtuosity. In English or French, the duo takes time to explain the instruments, tell stories about the music, and share anecdotes about their own experiences.


  • Canada’s Ballet Jörgen Canada’s Ballet Jörgen
    ×Canada’s Ballet Jörgen

    Bouffonia - an evening of contemporary and classical works. 

    Canada’s Ballet Jörgen loves to share their creativity with Canadians in the communities in which they live. Creation of new ballets is at the heart of why Canada’s Ballet Jörgen was formed over 25 years ago. Since then we have supported the development of 196 new works by 78 choreographers. Bouffonia marked the return of acclaimed Canadian choreographer Robert Desrosiers in 2013 after a decade-long absence from dance creation. Known as one of the country’s most imaginative choreographers, his new work bears his unmistakable hallmark; the surreal spectacle is an exciting example of the special genre of dance-theatre Desrosiers established during his career. Bouffonia features fantastical sets, props and costumes and includes many acrobatic dance elements. 


  • Fortunate OnesFortunate Ones
    ×Fortunate Ones

    After generating impressive momentum on his own, Newfoundland’s Andrew James O'Brien found the perfect accelerant to add to his musical fire in vocalist/instrumentalist, Catherine Allan. Together, they are the Fortunate Ones. Andrew and Catherine’s earnest blend of acoustic folk/ pop and roots has been gaining them significant critical and popular praise. Bare-bones arrangements and delicate, quietly assured harmony, make their live shows so endearing and memorable. They perform with the open-heartedness of two people that live the songs that they sing; the vulnerability and closeness between Andrew and Catherine is palpable on stage during each and every performance, in effect positioning the audience as the Fortunate Ones.


  • Jake's Gift with Swift Current Jazz OrchestraJake's Gift with Swift Current Jazz Orchestra
    ×Jake's Gift with Swift Current Jazz Orchestra

    Jake’s Gift is a surprisingly funny drama that tells the story of a Canadian WW2 veteran’s reluctant return to Normandy, France, for the 60th Anniversary of D-Day. While roaming the shores of Juno Beach, Jake encounters Isabelle, a precocious ten-year-old from the local village whose inquisitive nature and charm challenge the old soldier to confront some long ignored ghosts – most notably, the wartime death of his eldest brother, Chester, a once promising young musician.

    At its heart, Jake's Gift is about the legacy of remembrance and makes personal the story behind one soldier’s grave. Since 2007, Juno Productions has toured this multi-award winning play to over 200 communities across Canada including international stops in the US, UK and to Normandy, France, for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day! 


    The Swift Current Jazz Orchestra is a community-based non-profit jazz ensemble which showcases the talents of local musicians. The orchestra showcases five saxophones, four trombones, four trumpets and a four-piece rhythm section which create a traditional Big Band sound.  




Stars for Saskatchewan Season Ticket Prices
2016 - 2017
Subscriber Discount
(until July 31, 2016)
2016 - 2017
Regular Subscription Price
(after July 31, 2016)
Ticket Price
($45 each)
Section 1Section 2 Section 1Section 2
Adult $250$220 $270$240 $405
Senior $240$210 $260$230 $405
Student $140$130 $160$150 $405
Subscribers will be offered the opportunity to renew their season tickets by July 31, 2016.
A limited number of subscriptions will be available starting on August 15 and any remaining single tickets will be $45.00 and will be available by visiting ticketpro.ca or calling 1-888-655-9090.

Ticket prices includes GST.
Swift Current Allied Arts Council's GST registration number is R123094732.

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