Dance the Blues Away

Confederation Centre of the Arts

Confederation Centre of the Arts
145 Richmond St., Charlottetown

Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown is turning up the heat with Live @ the Centre going full blast until May. It’s the perfect excuse for you to break the winter blues and reconnect with friends and family in the theatres joyful warmth.

Rediscover your rhythm at the Confederation Centre’s 2018 Live @ the Centre. The line-up kicks off with the electrifying performance of a Montréal-based band, from Chad H’SAO. The band has stayed true to their roots and captured a lot of attention lately.

They blend modern sounds with traditional African musical influences and draw from gospel, soul, R&B, and reggae, along with Chadian music. After dancing the night away, meet brothers Caleb (guitar), Mossbass (bass), Izra L (keyboard), and their childhood friend, Dono (drums), at The Mack.

Why not shake things up and check out how the other musical half lives?

Atlantic String Machine is already turning their Saturday, Feb. 24 show “on its ear” by reversing the room. The audience will be seated on the Homburg Theatre stage, while the talented string musicians perform on the thrust edge.

On Friday, April 27, Classified, the platinum-selling rapper from Enfield, N.S., presents a stripped-down acoustic show for one night only. Classified’s lyrics deal with topics like personal struggle, fatherhood, and his artistic journey. This special performance will also feature invited guests and musical collaborations.

For more unmatched talent, energy and professionalism see Billy McGuigan. This performer took on the ambitious challenge of a rock’n’roll survey show – all the way from ‘50s hits to the psychedelic ‘60s, through to the groove of the ‘70s and ‘80s – and he rocked it!

Billy McGuigan’s Rock Show is also interactive, so you can tell him what you want to hear at the top of the show or, intermission and see what the chameleon comes up with.

Looking for a great deal?

Check out some performers you may know less about, and then try the Centre’s “Pay what you will” to see the fascinating PSS…PSS…by Baccalà on Wednesday, March 21. The two-man clown show of mishaps and acrobatics is described as brilliant, hilarious, ingenious, and ridiculous!

Insider’s Tip:
Book tickets early for the Tuesday, May 8 performance by Geneviève RB and Alain Barbeau. This performance by pianist Geneviève and guitarist Alain Barbeau is a fusion of folk and pop music from their album On est les deux, and is played in a small and artsy surrounding.