Introducing the guest artists for the 2023/24 Stars for Saskatchewan Concert Series Season!
Each year, through the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils, we select a series of artists that we want on our stage. This lineup boasts some of Canada’s top talents who cover a wide range of artistic styles and genres. Tickets to all shows will be available to the public on August 4th, 2023!! Just click the button to see what is available.
Season tickets give you the opportunity to see performers you love and experience new artists or genres you may not be familiar with. Being a subscriber saves you money and guarantees you the same seats for each show. You also get first dibs on tickets for extra OSAC shows that are not included in the series. Season tickets are limited, so once you have the seats you like – you won’t want to give them up! If you are interested in becoming a subscriber – email email@example.com
ADULT SEASON TICKETS……$180 + taxes per person
INDIVIDUAL SHOW TICKETS……..$40 + taxes per person
YOUTH TICKETS (under age 30) $15 + taxes per person
*TREVOR PANCZAK TICKETS….$25 + taxes
*Trevor Panczak offers a fantastic show that is not part of the subscription package. Tickets are sold separately and subscribers have a chance to get them first!
INTRODUCING THE 2023/24 SEASON LINEUP!
Diyet & The Love Soldiers
Saturday, October 21/23 at 7:30 pm
Diyet is alternative country, folk, roots and traditional with catchy melodies and stories deeply rooted in Diyet’s Indigenous worldview and northern life. Diyet sings in both English and Southern Tutchone (her native language) and plays bass guitar. Backed by Love Soldiers, husband and collaborator, Robert van Lieshout (acoustic guitar, drums & percussion) and Juno Award-winning producer, Bob Hamilton (electric guitar, pedal steel & mandolin); this multi-instrumental trio from the Yukon has a sound that can fill a big stage or capture an intimate room. Continuing to live with feet firmly planted in two worlds, Diyet’s adventurous and sometimes chaotic life is on full display in her music. She often says, “…yesterday, fishing for our dinner on the ice, the next day, on the stage singing for you!”
Friday, November 10/23 at 7:30 pm
$25 + taxes
*This is an extra show, not part of the concert series. Tickets sold separately.
There’s just something honest, compelling and immediately likeable about 10-time ACMA nominated artist Trevor Panczak. (pan.zak) With a refreshing realism that is increasingly rare to find, the 6’5” Alberta-born and based country recording entertainer, writes, interprets and records songs that speak to one’s heart in a way that is simple, soulful and with an appeal to a broad array of music fans. Trevor’s solid reputation in Alberta as an entertainer & singer/songwriter comes as a result of his deep, humble farm roots that provide the foundation of an authentic country music artist. Breaking down the barriers between the stage and the crowd, Trevor engages his audience with an ease that comes from experience and the natural love of being on stage. Being the entertainer he is, Trevor can make you laugh and cry as he takes the best elements of the older era of country music, where it was more grounded, more honest and more about real life, and combines it with a modern, melodic flair, sensibility and sound. His talent and core values are synonymous with the spirit of country music and his professionalism and charm are part of the reasons audiences come back and organizers rebook. He still loves the intimate settings but he’s also progressed on the stage, on radio and sharpened his artistic blade to the point of earning main stage headline festival spots to opening for arena acts for crowds of 15,000.
Prairie Debut Presents Buzz Brass
Friday, January 19/24 at 7:30pm
Have you heard the buzz? Brass takes on a fresh shine with dynamic performance and fresh, stimulating interaction, as classics you know and love are reinterpreted through trumpet, horn and trombone. With a knack for creating engaging concerts which appeal to a wide audience, Buzz Brass is establishing itself as an adept Canadian brass quintet. The group has taken top awards at the Prix Opus (Opus Awards) and the Association Québécoise de l’industrie du disque (ADISQ) and the Trille Or Awards, and was among the Top 10 Picks at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival | The History of Music. Capable of transporting audiences from familiar classical masterworks to peppy ragtime-era tunes through to the jazz of Gershwin and a dreamy, poetic treatment of Satie’s Gymnopédie No. 3, Buzz Brass has collaborated with established symphony orchestras including those of Gatineau, Winnipeg, Quebec City and Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Orchestra. This is brass at its best, delivered with intelligence, whimsy and skill.
Andrew Collins Trio
Saturday, March 9/24 at 7:30 pm
Mando maestro Andrew Collins finds himself – through no actual fault of his own – at the epicentre of Canada’s burgeoning acoustic/roots music scene. He didn’t invent it – but he’s certainly been a contributor, having co-founded seriously noteworthy Canadian bands like the Creaking Tree String Quartet, the Foggy Hogtown Boys and, more recently, his namesake Trio. That’s not to mention the fact that this prolific, robust performer –comfortable on mandolin, fiddle, guitar, mandola and mandocello – composes, produces, arranges, writes and teaches across multiple genres, including a popular collision of folk, jazz, bluegrass, Celtic, and classical. As Collins gathers up innumerable JUNO nominations (5) and Canadian Folk Music Awards (7) won by his various ensembles, he’s zeroing in on the work he does with Trio-mates: fellow string guru Mike Mezzatesta, whose versatility shines through on guitar, mandolin, fiddle and mandola, and in-the-pocket James McEleney holding it down on the bass, mandocello and vocals. Showcasing a dizzying number of styles and instruments on stage, Collins and Co. appear to live by the old adage, “idle hands are the devil’s workshop”, likely keeping them just ahead of his grasp. Bending and blending genres, these musical shapeshifters land somewhere between the re-imagined worlds of Béla Fleck and Newgrass invader, David Grisman.
Thursday, March 28/24 at 7:30 pm
Jack Garton’s showcase will present a breadth of music that spans the intimate, bombastic, funny, skillful and profound. Garton, a sometime gravedigger, tells stories from this unusual day job between catchy original folk and blues songs known to make audiences laugh, dream and dance. A lifetime musician, proficient on many instruments, his repertoire includes dazzling combinations of trumpet and accordion, backed by a sensitive and groovy rhythm section. Like an old-time showman, Jack Garton will leave you humming his tunes, tired from dancing, and in love with the mystery of life.
Kinjo & Young
Thursday, April 18/24 at 7:30 pm
This acoustic show brings virtuosic musicianship, heartfelt songwriting and beautiful vocal harmonies together in one performance. Kinjo & Young have toured the world as seasoned artists for decades before uniting their talents into one project. Blues, funk, reggae and soul are the main staples of this dynamic duo, or trio when joined by Adam Esposito on drums. Stories of their long-standing musical adventures and blistering guitar solos compliment the amazing grooves and thoughtful lyrics of their songs. Kinjo & Young offers a show for audiences of all ages and musical tastes.