Our 45th Season will be a celebration featuring Canadian Icons including Serena Ryder, Sylvia Tyson, Celebrity Chef Chuck Hughes, author Madeleine Thien and Dr. Roberta Bondar’s photographic exhibition Light in the Land.
“What a fantastic group of Canadians for audiences to see and hear in October!” said Rosetta Sicoli, President of the Algoma Arts Festival Association. “There truly is something for everyone.”
Light in the Land was created by The Roberta Bondar Foundation to honour the 25th anniversary of her flight into space. The exhibition is presented by the Festival in partnership with The Art Gallery of Algoma and the Ontario 150 Fund.
Thursday, October 5 to Saturday, October 28
Art Gallery of Algoma: Main Gallery
Admission: Adults $10, Students $5
“The light in each image reveals the unique natural landscape that is Canada, from sea to sea to sea.” said Roberta Bondar.
Also exhibited at the Gallery will be pieces from their permanent collection of the Group of Seven and their contemporaries including Emily Carr, Jack Bush and Robert Pilot.
“Magical” is the word that most people use to describe Sylvia Tyson. Very few artists have created a musical legacy that has achieved long-standing international success. Sylvia became one of the music world’s most recognizable and respected names in the early 1960’s as half of one of the biggest music acts in the business.
Adults $39 Students $25 Buy Tickets
Critically acclaimed artist Serena Ryder will thrill with her performance on Sunday, October 15, 7:00 PM at the Sault Community Theatre Centre, All Tickets $50 Buy Tickets
Performing songs from her new album, Utopia, “Electric Love” and “Got Your Number.” She is sure to delight with her soulful voice and fun stage presence! Recording countless hits, six Juno Awards, and receiving an abundance of praise around the world, the Festival is excited to bring Serena for the final show of the Gal Pal Weekend line-up, October 12 to 15 in multiple locations throughout SSM. Gal Pal Weekend Pass $199
Gal Pal Weekend Events included:
Madelaine Thien, Friday, October 13, 8:00 PM @ The Pavilion at The Water Tower Inn. Tickets: Adults $35, Students $25
Robin Duke, Saturday, October 14, 8:00 PM @ The Pavilion at The Water Tower Inn. Tickets: Adults $35
Soulpepper in the Sault features Riverboat Coffee House, sharing the stories and songs that made Yorkville the place to be in the free-loving sixties. Opened in 1964 in the basement of a Victorian row house, the Riverboat Coffee House was a launching pad for Canadian singer-songwriters like Gordon Lightfoot, Ian and Sylvia, Murray McLauchlan, Joni Mitchell, and Neil Young. Saturday, October 21, 8:00 PM @ The Machine Shop.
Tickets: Adults $39, Students $25
And Soulpepper Theatre’s Albert Schultz will talk with Shingwauk Residential School survivor Shirley Horn about Truth, Art and Reconciliation. A Necessary Discussion,
Sunday, October 22, 2:00 PM @ The Pavilion Water Tower Inn
This year, the Festival concludes with its popular Celtic Colours in Algoma weekend. Step and Square dance with Mairi Rankin & Wendy MacIsaac,
Thursday, October 26, 7:30 PM @ The Marconi Club & Cultural Centre. Entry: $10 at the door.
Beòlach Born in Mabou, Mairi Rankin is a fiddler and step dancer who has been influenced by some of the best Cape Breton traditional musicians and instructors on the island. She has developed her own unique style by being immersed in this rich musical culture, pulling from her native Cape Breton and her strong Scottish roots from North Uist. Wendy MacIsaac is a renowned fiddler from Cape Breton who has been playing music for over 30 years. She is recognized as one of the “old school” style of players who has kept the traditional sound going and has a deep respect for it.
Saturday, October 28, 8:00 PM @ The Machine Shop. Tickets: Adults $35, Students $25
And Cape Breton fiddler Colin Grant returns to the Sault with guitarist Scott Macmillan to share their unique style of fresh yet traditional Celtic tunes.
Friday, October 27, 8:00 PM @ The Water Tower Pub. Tickets: Adults $35
Tickets will be available starting August 17 online at www.algomafallfestival.com and at the Sault Community Theatre Box Office in the Station Mall.
View the entire Festival line up at www.algomafallfestival.com.