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Saturday nights devoted to music at the Garrick

When John Bradley opened the Garrick Theatre on Christmas Day in 1945, it is unlikely he could have imagined the scale of the events shown at the theatre in 2015.

The Garrick Theatre in Bonavista.


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Since the Garrick Theatre reopened in 2010, operated by the Bonavista Townscape Foundation, it’s provided a stage for live performances and cinema, and The Annex bar and a conference area have been added.

As for the entertainment, the Garrick is bringing back the Saturday Summer Music Series for its biggest year yet, with 19 performances ranging from country to pop to opera.

Also this year, after the success of last summer, free concerts will continue to be performed on the lawns of the Ryan Premises National Historic Site and the Mockbeggar Plantation Provincial Historic Site.

The Annex will have its own brand of music, with Wednesdays on Church offering a new night for music lovers to partake in the sounds of Church Street.

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Head: Saturday Summer Music Series lineup at the Garrick Theatre

June 20: 1975!

June 21: Opera on the Avalon – The Turn of the Screw

June 27: Russell deCarle

July 4: Abbey Road

July 11: The Once

July 18: Fergus O’Byrne and Jim Payne

July 25: Kelly-Ann Evans – Strong Enough, the Music of Sheryl Crowe

Aug. 1: Natalie Noseworthy and Mallory Johnson – Music of Dolly Parton

Aug. 8: Steve Maloney and the Wandering Kind

Aug. 15: Shanneyganock

Aug. 22: Andrea Lodge and Jay Sorce – Andrea and Jay’s Kitchen Party

Aug. 29: Darrin Martin and Wendy Woodland

Sept. 5: The Secrets

Sept. 12: Ennis

Sept. 19: Crooked Stovepipe

Sept. 26: The Swinging Belles (1:30 p.m. children’s show)

Sept. 26: Fretboard Journey

Oct. 3: This Land: Local show

Oct. 10: Bob Macdonald and others – Music of George Jones


2015 Wednesdays on Church


July 1: Sherman Downey

July 8: Home Grown – Andrew, Lauren, Kyle, Rachel, Sandy and Brian

July 15: Bob Little and Steve Abbott

July 22: Jamie Dart and Sandy Morris

July 29: Matthew Hornell and Anthony Sneddon – Martini Night

Aug. 5: Brianna Gosse and Marcus McLaughlin

Aug. 12: Matthew Byrne

Aug. 19: Dennis Parker and John Clarke

Aug. 26: Craig Young


Live on the Lawn


July 1: Sherman Downey at Mockbeggar

July 15: Bob Little and Steve Abbott at Ryan Premises

July 29: Matthew Hornell and Andrew Sneddon at Mockbeggar

Aug. 5: Brianna Gosse at Ryan Premises

Aug. 8: Steve Maloney Trio at Mockbeggar

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