There’s nothing more magical during the holidays than quaint small towns decked out in twinkling lights and fresh snow. Head to one or all of Grey County’s downtowns for seasonal shopping, tasty treats or to just soak up the sights and sounds of the season. Check this list twice to get your holiday’s started.
Doors open at 7pm, Music starts at 7:30pm
With a sprawling vocal range and compelling approach to composition, PEI’s Dylan Menzie has made an indelible mark in the Canadian music market. After hitting number one on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20 with his breakout single, “Kenya,” Menzie dropped 2016’s Adolescent Nature to acclaim from across Canada. Drawing clear influence from the likes of My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes, and Joel Plaskett without being derivative of any one, the quality of his songs heavily belies the young artist’s age.
On the back of his growing success, Menzie has performed alongside acts like City & Colour and Ron Sexsmith, showcased at major international music festivals, and was featured on CTV’s primetime music program, The Launch.
His most recent release, As the Clock Rewinds, is a collection of stripped-down and reimagined cuts from Adolescent Nature that further showcases his artistry and cements his status as an undeniable talent.
With stories and songs that kindle late-night Canadian campfires, John Muirhead’s heartfelt indie-folk sound will move you in more ways than one. From fingerpicked folk confessionals to upbeat roots-rock jams, John’s eclectic song collection reflects the highs and lows of love, ambition, and being a young travelling musician. While he is based in London, ON, John is a a troubadour by nature and has played in living rooms, theatres, moving trains, and folk festival stages across Canada.
With influences including Joel Plaskett, Frank Turner, The Weakerthans, and Julien Baker, John’s primary goal is to change the lives of listeners the way music has changed his. In the two years since the release of his debut EP Yesterday’s Smile, John has been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, given an honourable mention in the Canadian Songwriting Competition, graced the stages of legendary festivals including The Winnipeg Folk Festival and Home County Music and Arts Festival, and released a follow-up EP, Foundational.
On November 9th 2018, John released a brand new single titled I Can Sleep Anywhere, an appreciate, eyes-wide-open ode to roughing it on the road as an indie musician. The song was met by positive reviews by critics and featured on a variety of CBC programs, as well as SiriusXM and community radio across Canada. In February 2019 John will embark on the "Song Circle" Tour with fellow London based act Ben Heffernan with the goal of collaborating with local artists from across the country in songwriter's circles as well as showcasing at Folk Alliance International in Montreal. This will be followed by tours of the West coast and East coast of Canada