Concert series starts strong, with Port Cities

Len Ramsay
For the Lakeside Leader

Considered one of Canada’s next big acts, Port Cities, the Halifax-based band, will be playing at the Legacy Centre on lucky Friday, October 13th. Three established musicians -Carleton Stone, Dylan Guthro and Breagh MacKinnon – met at songwriters’ workshop three years ago and discovered they just meshed. As Port Cities, they’ve been signed by Warner Music, released an album and produced some of the most professional looking videos of any group who’ve performed in Slave Lake.
Their self-titled album was released in 2017 and produced by Gordie Sampson. They’ve been nominated for six Nova Scotia Music Awards, been CBC Searchlight semi-finalists and chosen as iHeart Radio’s future star in April that came with a $20,000 prize.
Warming up for the three-piece band will be Slave Lake’s own Stacey Stiles who’ll be releasing her own album in early November.
Season tickets for the upcoming Stage North concert series, seven shows for the price of six. Following Port Cities, blues legend, Jim Byrnes takes the stage on Nov. 2. Warming up for Jim is Charlie A’Court, another accomplished and well-known Canadian blues artist. On Dec. 3, Trevor Panczak returns to Slave Lake to entertain with his own chart-topping country songs, Christmas music and much humour. Stage North begins 2018 on Jan. 20 with Blues/Rocker Jesse Roper. Like Port Cities, he has some excellent music videos to check out.
After a year hiatus, comedy returns to the Stage North stage on February 18th with “Just for Laughs” alumni Christopher Hall’s Comic Orchestra. A little something different arrives on March 22 with Black Umfolosi, gum boot stompers from Zimbabwe that have to be seen to be believed. The season concludes with a little blue-grass, country and rock and roll on April 14th with Toronto quintet Union Duke.
Tickets can be purchased on-line at and at the following outlets; Fix Coffee Bar and Bakery, Remax, the Source, and the Rotary Library.


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