Monday night concerts

Music series carries on at Victoria Playhouse

The Monday Night Concert Series at Victoria Playhouse continues this month with a lineup of primarily Maritime artists.

Andru Branch and Halfway Tree will bring reggae to the Playhouse on August 14

Lorne Elliott is bringing his comedy and music show Lorne of Green Gables to the Playhouse stage August 7. Lorne began performing in 1974 as a folk musician in the Maritimes. At the same time he kept writing fiction as well as songs, monologues and one-liners. The outcome of such training is a very special show of comedy and music, totally original, entertaining, foolish and uplifting. 

A reggae explosion is coming to the Playhouse on August 14 courtesy of Andru Branch & Halfway Tree. This internationally acclaimed seven-piece band will take the audience on a musical journey like no other.

Award-winning Canadian recording artist Andru Branch named his band Halfway Tree after the bustling music district in Kingston, where he has worked with many of Jamaica’s most celebrated musicians. 

From his JUNO-nominated debut album, recorded with members of The Wailers, Branch’s single “Keep On Keepin’ On” was recently named one of Exclaim! Magazine’s essential Canadian reggae tracks. Currently producing their fifth studio album, Andru Branch & Halfway Tree continue to inspire fans around the globe, promoting equal rights and social justice. Their music is hypnotic and their message is positively uplifting.

The dynamic duo Jeanie & Charles will be on stage August 21 for an intimate evening featuring blues, country, jazz, pop and rock.

On August 28, Jabbour will unleash their infectious energy, fusing Cajun, roots, Celtic and old-time styles, swinging rhythm and bilingual lyrics. Featuring Guillaume Jabbour, Bill Gossage, Carl Rufh and Bill Collier, the band recently released Carling Lake, a 12-song album produced by John McColgan. A nod to the past, while looking forward to a new era in the performing arts, this modern roots album incorporates sonic textures, interviews and field recordings to explore themes related to the complexity of the human condition.

All concerts begin at 7:30 pm. 

Tickets: 1-800-925-2025;

victoriaplayhouse.com