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50 Quebec St
Guelph, ON N1H 2T4 Canada

May 2018

Guelph: Honey Suite Album Release & Tour Kickofff wsg Annie Sumi

May 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Royal City EMC, 50 Quebec St
Guelph, ON N1H 2T4 Canada

The Lifers & their "Folkestra" will be launching Honey Suite into the world on May 16th. The beautiful Royal City Church stage will be filled with all 12 musicians who performed on the album. Honey Suite is a significant development from The Lifers as folk singer-songwriters to being a collective of art-folk/rock powerhouses. This sophomore album covers a range of emotional and sonic characteristics, from cinematic, intricate dynamics to incredibly raw and bare arrangements. This album is more personal than…

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September 2018

The Jerry Cans / Pai Gaalaqautikkut @GMC

September 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Royal City EMC, 50 Quebec St
Guelph, ON N1H 2T4 Canada
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The Jerry Cans / Pai Gaalaqautikkut @GMC

“… what would happen if The Clash had grown up speaking Inuktitu"— Penguin Eggs The fast rising northern stars, The Jerry Cans, create music inspired by their hometown of Iqaluit, Nunavut. With their unique mix of Inuktitut alt-country, throat singing, and reggae, the Jerry Cans are a distinctly northern, one-of-a-kind group. The band perform many of their songs in Inuktitut and are passionate about preserving the language even as the north and their home community of Iqaluit evolve. Royal City…

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December 2018

Jeremy Dutcher @Royal City EMC

December 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Royal City EMC, 50 Quebec St
Guelph, ON N1H 2T4 Canada
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Jeremy Dutcher @Royal City EMC

Jeremy Dutcher's first words after learning he'd won the Polaris Music Prize were yelled out in his traditional Wolastoq language. "Psiw-te npomawsuwinuwok, kiluwaw yut! All of my people, this is for you!" "Canada, you are in the midst of an Indigenous renaissance. Are you ready to hear the truths that need to be told? Are you ready to see the things that need to be seen?" Royal City Church | 50 Quebec Street, Downtown Guelph Non-reserved seating | 7:15 pm…

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February 2019

Respect: A Guelph Tribute to Aretha Franklin

February 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Royal City EMC, 50 Quebec St
Guelph, ON N1H 2T4 Canada
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Respect: A Guelph Tribute to Aretha Franklin

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/aretha-franklin-tribute-tickets-53910313198 PHYSICAL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: 10C, 42 Carden St., Downtown Guelph $25 in advance, $30 at the door. $15 students in advance, $20 students at the door. As you might know, the Guelph Black Heritage Society has a beautiful heritage building that hosts many events and is used by many of Guelph's arts organizations. However, its use is limited because it isn't currently accessible. We want to help them change that! They have a plan in place…

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September 2019

GJF: NAIL: Mercury + Duo Baars Henneman

September 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Royal City EMC, 50 Quebec St
Guelph, ON N1H 2T4 Canada
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GJF: NAIL: Mercury + Duo Baars Henneman

NAIL: Mercury + Duo Baars Henneman (QC/Netherlands) Recent years have been a purple patch of creativity for Montreal clarinetist, Lori Freedman, whose staggering talents as a soloist-interpreter of contemporary music’s most challenging material reached new heights on two solo recordings, Excess and Solor. She conceived this project with her partner in Mercury, bassist Nicolas Caloia, and Amsterdam’s Ab Baars (clarinet & shakuhachi) and Ig Henneman (viola) with whom Lori worked in Ig’s stellar Sextet. The program features a first set by two separate…

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GJF: Ben Grossman, chik white & Susan Alcorn

September 13, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Royal City EMC, 50 Quebec St
Guelph, ON N1H 2T4 Canada
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GJF: Ben Grossman, chik white & Susan Alcorn

Ben Grossman (ON) A pillar of Guelph’s musical community for many years, Ben Grossman is a composer-improviser who works as a multi-instrumentalist in a range of styles from Early Music to electroacoustic sound installation. His primary instrument, however, is the hurdy-gurdy (vielle-à-roue), a mechanical, crank-turned violin associated with various European popular music traditions during the Renaissance. While in those contexts the hurdy-gurdy is not a classically expressive instrument, in Grossman’s hands, through a range of technical extensions, it is transformed…

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October 2019

Hillside: Terra Lightfoot with Nicolette & The Nobodies

October 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Royal City EMC, 50 Quebec St
Guelph, ON N1H 2T4 Canada
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Hillside: Terra Lightfoot with Nicolette & The Nobodies

Holy Smokes Music Festival in partnership with UofG Central Student Association and Hillside Festival present: Terra Lightfoot with Nicolette & The Nobodies on Saturday, October 5th! 7 PM Doors // All ages General Admission: Advanced tickets available online for $20 or $25 at the door U of G Student Admission: Advance tickets available online for $16 or $20 at the door with proof of student ID 7:30 PM - Nicolette & The Nobodies 8:30 PM - Terra Lightfoot About Holy…

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November 2019

Owen Pallett w Carmen Elle @Royal EMC

November 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Royal City EMC, 50 Quebec St
Guelph, ON N1H 2T4 Canada
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Owen Pallett w Carmen Elle @Royal EMC

Owen Pallett is a composer, violinist, keyboardist, and vocalist. He has released a string of critically praised solo recordings, winning the Polaris Prize in 2006. Royal City Church | 50 Quebec Street, Downtown Guelph All Ages Non-reserved seating | 7:15 pm doors | 8 pm start Accessible entrance at back of Church Adv Tickets: $20 UG Students | $25 Public (plus service charge) 9 pm – Owen Pallett 8 pm – Carmen Elle He currently releases albums with Secret City…

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February 2020

Motown Tribute SOLD OUT

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Royal City EMC, 50 Quebec St
Guelph, ON N1H 2T4 Canada
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Motown Tribute SOLD OUT

THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT! The Guelph Black Heritage Society celebrates Black history month with a tribute to the timeless songs of Motown. Motown Records is an American record label founded by Berry Gordy Jr. as Tamla Records on January 12, 1959, and incorporated as Motown Record Corporation on April 14, 1960. Its name, a portmanteau of motor and town, has become a nickname for Detroit, where the label was originally headquartered. As an irresistible force of social and cultural…

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Fred Penner – The Cat Came Back 40th Anniversay Tour

February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Royal City EMC, 50 Quebec St
Guelph, ON N1H 2T4 Canada
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Fred Penner – The Cat Came Back 40th Anniversay Tour

Calling all Fred Heads! In addition to his cameo appearance, as a guest on an edition of CBC’s q Live with Tom Power, staged at the River Run Centre at 7:30 PM on Friday February 7. Fred Penner performs his own full solo show at 2 PM on Saturday February 8 inside of the intimate, cozy confines of the Royal City Mission located in the heart of downtown Guelph on Quebec St. 4 time Juno award winner Fred Penner is…

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DONOVAN WOODS with special guest TBA

February 8 @ 8:00 pm
Royal City EMC, 50 Quebec St
Guelph, ON N1H 2T4 Canada
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DONOVAN WOODS with special guest TBA

Hillside Inside 2020 presents an intimate solo performance with Donovan Woods and a special guest artist TBA. ON SALE NOW. Donovan Woods’ latest album is an acoustic reimagining of songs we already know, and yet it reveals new shades of his acclaimed songwriting and spectral singing that leaves his listeners hanging on every word. Released on May 3 on Woods’ Meant Well label, The Other Way mines fresh meaning from the songs first collected on Both Ways, the Canadian artist’s…

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April 2020

Kazoo! Fest 2020: Mount Eerie / Sarah Pagé

April 18 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Royal City EMC, 50 Quebec St
Guelph, ON N1H 2T4 Canada
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Kazoo! Fest 2020: Mount Eerie / Sarah Pagé

Hosted by Kazoo! Fest Kazoo! Fest & CSA Events Present: Mount Eerie Sarah Pagé Saturday April 18th @ Royal City Church (50 Quebec St, Guelph, ON) All Ages / Licensed - Doors 7:30pm Physically Accessible Venue $20 Advance / $25 Door or Festival Pass Mount Eerie // pwelverumandsun.com Since 2003, Washington-based Phil Elverum (The Microphones) has been making music under the name Mount Eerie. Each Mount Eerie record feels like an act of Elverum laying himself bare before his listeners, sharing…

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Kazoo! Fest 2020: Bruce Peninsula / Nadah El Shazly / Cots

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Royal City EMC, 50 Quebec St
Guelph, ON N1H 2T4 Canada
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Kazoo! Fest 2020: Bruce Peninsula / Nadah El Shazly / Cots

 

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May 2020

BASIA BULAT with Legal Vertigo

May 1 @ 8:00 pm
Royal City EMC, 50 Quebec St
Guelph, ON N1H 2T4 Canada
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BASIA BULAT with Legal Vertigo

We are thrilled to welcome Basia Bulat back to Guelph for a very special evening at the Royal City Mission in the heart of downtown. Over the course of five albums, Basia Bulat has brought together an intrinsic contemporary sound with a love of classic folk, country and R&B songwriting. In addition to her powerhouse voice, Bulat is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, recording and performing on electric guitar, piano, autoharp, ukulele, bass and charango. Bulat is a three-time Polaris Music Prize…

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