Canadian rock icon Burton Cummings highlights new season at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

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Published May 30, 2023 at 11:04 am

From classic rock to country to hilarious sketch comedy, there’s something for everyone coming up this year at the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton.

The centre announced its 2023-2024 season line-up, which is filled with entertaining shows, celebrated musicians and family-friendly performances.

The latest season offering showcases an eclectic mix of new and returning performers that promises to be one of the most exhilarating and memorable seasons to date.

“Our latest season features an exceptional and dynamic lineup that is sure to inspire, entertain and educate our audiences,” Steve Palmer, Milton’s director of Recreation and Culture.

“This lineup truly has something for everyone and we invite the community to experience the thrill and magic of live performance firsthand at the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton.”

Here are some of the highlights of the upcoming season.

Rock legend and Canadian rock music royalty, Burton Cummings returns with his band to perform his timeless hits. A six-time Juno Award winner, recipient of the Order of Canada and member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Cummings continues to entertain and delight his audiences.

Also returning to the stage in Milton in country music star Dean Brody. A passionate storyteller and lyricist, Brody has 18 CCMA Awards and two Juno awards to his name, and continues to set Canadian country music records.

Bringing laughter to stage is Middle Raged, a sketch comedy show featuring Geri Hall (22 Minutes, Second City) and Gary Pearson (MadTV, Corner Gas). Laugh out loud as the duo explore a variety of middle-aged themes including raising kids, empty nests and bedroom role playing.

Returning to the FirstOnatrio Arts Centre Milton stage is Canadian rock band The Trews. The Nova Scotia-bred, Hamilton-based band has won universal acclaim for their exciting live performances. The Trews have been one of Canada’s most successful rock bands of the past decade, earning 17 Top 10 Rock radio singles, two Gold-certified albums and a 2019 Juno nomination for Best Rock Album.

This season also features great family entertainment including Dinosaur Zoo Live. A breathtaking tour that begins in pre-historic Australia, the show features an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures that will thrill and entertain audiences.

Making their Milton stage debut is Crown Lands, a Canadian duo with their unique style of progressive rock. Juno Award winners in 2021 for “Breakthrough Group of the Year,” Crown Lands are born storytellers and who have cultivated an unforgettable sound. Crown Lands’ performance is presented in conjunction with the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund.

Presale tickets will be available exclusively to subscribers of the Centre’s newsletter, Encore, from June 15-18. Season show tickets will go on sale to the general public on June 19.

For more information about the shows or tickets, visit the centre’s website.

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