Hot Weather, Hot Tickets on St. Joseph Island


St. Joseph Island is gearing up for another exciting season of the Old Town Hall Concert Series, now in its 21st year.

With a stellar lineup this year, tickets are in hot demand. The performance of Quartette on August 3rd is sold out, and the other two concerts in the series are well on their way.

The Series this year welcomes back Quartette for their second visit, along with pop / jazz vocalist Barbra Lica, fresh from a TV special on Vision TV, as well as Fathead, an award-winning staple of the Canadian Blues circuit.

Tickets are available now at

9f6c740e-6f3c-45e7-95b5-1117de78b7baBarbra Lica
August 10th 2016 @ 8:00pm
As one of Canada’s top upcoming jazz artists, Barbra Lica describes her style as somewhere between singer/songwriter, vintage pop and jazz. Lica smiles when she sings, and you can hear that smile even recorded, on her two albums. Her bright, clear and happy vocals and upbeat songwriting were inspired by Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald and Irving Berlin, and she lists fellow free-spirited singer/songwriters Regina Spektor and Sara Bareilles as her current favourite artists. CBC Radio named her one of Canada’s Top 5 Female Jazz Singers, and Toronto’s Jazz 91 FM said she’s “a dazzling performer who has talent to burn and vocals that will knock you over.” We are proud to welcome Barbra Lica to the Island for our 21st Season!

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August 17th 2016 @ 8:00pm
Several members of Fathead have performed over the years at our Series, but as part of other acts. Finally we’re bringing this incredible Juno-winning blues ensemble to St. Joseph Island! Fathead came together in 1992 and have been sharing their blend of blues, folk, funk and soul on the North American festival circuit ever since. Made up of John Mays, Al Lerman, Bob Tunnoch, Papa John King and Bucky Berger, this well-respected group of musicians create an energetic blend of blues peppered with r&b, funky, gospel-tinged soul and feel-good rock & roll. Real Blues magazine said Fathead has it all: “talent, personality, humour, united vision and a little bit of hoodoo/voodoo”. We’re thrilled to welcome Fathead to our Series in 2016!

Tickets for individual concerts are $37.50 each. Tickets are available online at

Mail-in orders are not recommended due to the current uncertainty in the postal system — we strongly recommend buying instantly online. Admission cannot be guaranteed with mail-in ticket orders.

Please order soon to avoid disappointment! Tickets will be held at the door for you.

The concerts are held on three consecutive Wednesday evenings, beginning at 8:00pm. The venue is the Hilton Beach Community Hall. Refreshments are available. St. Joseph Island is approximately 35 minutes east of Sault Ste. Marie, accessible by a toll-free bridge.