Category Archives: River Run Centre

Classical music brings Sleeping Beauty to life

November 9, 2018

Members of Guelph Symphony Orchestra perform three kid-friendly concerts at River Run Centre November 24 GUELPH, ON November 9, 2018 – The classic fairytale comes to life through music and storytelling when members of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra perform Sleeping Beauty at River Run Centre on Saturday, November 24, at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The kid-friendly performances are presented in Co-operators Hall as part of the Wooly Kinderconcerts series. Wooly Kinderconcerts introduce children aged five and under to the rich variety of instruments and sounds of the symphony. Members of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra play samplings of works by great composers, which provide the soundtrack to fun, interactive stories. Kinderconcerts are hands-on experiences kids learn from and remember, with audience participation highly… Continue reading Classical music brings Sleeping Beauty to life


Experience the musical artistry of Carl Dixon

November 8, 2018

Renowned member The Guess Who, April Wine and Coney Hatch performs at River Run Centre November 23, 2018 GUELPH, ON  November 8, 2018 – Carl Dixon’s powerful vocals, musical artistry and stage presence have kept him at the forefront of the Canadian rock scene for three decades. The renowned member of bands including The Guess Who, April Wine and Coney Hatch takes the stage for a solo acoustic performance during A Night with Carl Dixon at River Run Centre on Friday, November 23 at 8 p.m. The Co-operators Hall performance is presented as part of the Borealis Music Series. Dixon recently released his debut country album, Whole ’Nother Thing, a selection of raw and honest songs that offer a new direction for one of Canada’s… Continue reading Experience the musical artistry of Carl Dixon


Fan favourite, Scott Helman, comes to Guelph

November 1, 2018

River Run Centre brings rising Canadian star to the stage GUELPH, ON November 1, 2018 – Known for pouring his heart out on stages around the world, Scott Helman consistently wows both unsuspecting audiences and adoring fans with his performances. He promises to bring that chemistry to River Run Centre on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 8pm. The Main Stage performance is the second concert this season in the Magic Music Now series sponsored by Magic 106. Since taking the music scene by storm with his debut EP Augusta in 2014, Scott Helman has been a singer songwriter to watch. His first single, Bungalow, went platinum and secured him two Juno Award nominations. In 2017 he released his first full length album Hôtel de Ville,… Continue reading Fan favourite, Scott Helman, comes to Guelph


Enchantment under the sea with The Rainbow Fish

October 31, 2018

Award-winning Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia production staged at River Run Centre November 14 GUELPH, ON October 31, 2018 – Experience an underwater adventure to enchant the entire family when Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia swims into River Run Centre to perform The Rainbow Fish on Wednesday, November 14, at 6 p.m. The Main Stage production is presented as part of the Wooly Pub Family Series. Featuring innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects and evocative original music, The Rainbow Fish tells the story of a dazzling fish who learns to share his most prized possession. The production is based on Marcus Pfister’s award-winning children’s stories The Rainbow Fish, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea, and Rainbow Fish Opposites. “Mermaid Theatre’s creative, visually striking productions make it… Continue reading Enchantment under the sea with The Rainbow Fish


Dean Brody stops in Guelph on his cross-Canada tour

October 26, 2018

Country music star performs at River Run Centre GUELPH, ON October 26, 2018 – CCMA Fan’s Choice and 2-time Juno Award winning artist, Dean Brody, brings songwriting and storytelling to the stage on his Dirt Road Stories Acoustic Tour. The Canadian country music superstar performs at River Run Centre on Saturday, November 10 at 8 p.m. The Main Stage performance is presented as part of the Richardson GMP Music Series and sponsored by Country 106.7. This compelling, intimate acoustic performance showcases Brody’s depth as a songwriter and his unparalleled ability to bring storytelling to the forefront of country music. Three of Brody’s sixteen CCMA Awards are for Songwriter of the Year, highlighting his reputation for penning thoughtful, articulate, original narratives in music, guaranteeing a memorable… Continue reading Dean Brody stops in Guelph on his cross-Canada tour


Delving into Indigenous arts with Santee Smith

October 24, 2018

Celebrated dancer, producer and choreographer at River Run Centre November 7 GUELPH, ON October 24, 2018 – Internationally recognized as a leader in Indigenous performing arts, Santee Smith is a celebrated dancer, producer and choreographer from Kahnyen’kehàka Nation, Six Nations of the Grand River. On Wednesday, November 7 at 8 p.m., In Conversation with Santee Smith explores her life in dance and performance, launching a new speaker series at River Run Centre. The Co-operators Hall event is presented as part of the Miijidaa Life Stories Series. The new series features artists discussing their craft in an informal setting and opens the door to audience discussion, with a meet and greet to follow. In Conversation with Santee Smith also features video clips of her work spanning… Continue reading Delving into Indigenous arts with Santee Smith


Journey to the Old West with Cirque Éloize’s Saloon

October 1, 2018

Acrobatic, musical performance staged at River Run Centre Sunday, October 14, 2018 Continue reading Journey to the Old West with Cirque Éloize’s Saloon


River Run Centre brings Tyler Shaw to Guelph

September 10, 2018

Rising star takes the stage to launch River Run Centre’s new Magic Music Now series GUELPH, ON September 10, 2018 – With his sophomore album Intuition dropping at the end of the month, Canadian pop-rock star Tyler Shaw adds the River Run Centre to his lineup on Friday, October 26 at 8 pm. The Main Stage performance launches the new Magic Music Now Series sponsored by Magic 106.1, which showcases up-and-coming stars making a stop in Guelph on their way to the top. Shaw is making a name for himself with singles that consistently climb the charts and quickly become fan favourites. Starting with his debut single, Kiss Goodnight spent 22 weeks on the Top 10 lists and ended up going Platinum, landing him opening… Continue reading River Run Centre brings Tyler Shaw to Guelph


Cowboy Junkies’ continuing musical journey

September 3, 2018

Iconic Canadian band brings new music, old favourites to River Run Centre October 12, 2018. Continue reading Cowboy Junkies’ continuing musical journey


Dean Brody performs Dirt Road Stories Acoustic Tour

August 22, 2018

Canadian country music superstar gets up close and personal at River Run Centre November 10, 2018. Continue reading Dean Brody performs Dirt Road Stories Acoustic Tour


Guelph Transit’s Special Event Fare program here to stay

June 27, 2018

Guelph, Ont., June 27, 2018 – It’s official. Bus rides to and from ticketed events at River Run Centre and Sleeman Centre will continue to cost riders $1 for each one-way trip. On Monday night, City Council voted unanimously in favour of making the Special Event Fare program permanent. The program was introduced last September as a pilot program to increase ridership and assist in alleviating parking and traffic pressures in Guelph’s downtown core. To receive the $1 special event fare, riders must show their event ticket to the transit operator at the time of boarding. This is a savings of $2 per trip. The special event fare begins three hours prior to the event start time and continues until end of bus service on… Continue reading Guelph Transit’s Special Event Fare program here to stay


River Run announces 2018-19 Season

May 23, 2018

Guelph, ON May 23, 2018 – River Run Centre launched its 2018-19 Season of professional entertainment today at a public announcement and celebration. This season has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada and their Season Sponsor The Co-operators. “Today we are thrilled to share with you not only what stars we have aligned in our coming season, but also to share our thanks towards our very generous partners for their dedication to River Run and our community,” announced Theatre Manager Bill Nuhn. Hot off the heels of their 20th Anniversary Season and happy to share what is coming to the stage, staff, volunteers and community partners all joined in the festivities this afternoon. The launch showcased VIP experiences on a number… Continue reading River Run announces 2018-19 Season


River Run Centre: 2018-19 Season & SO much more!

May 10, 2018

GUELPH, ON, May 10, 2018 – River Run Centre will announce its 2018-19 Season of professional entertainment at a FREE PUBLIC LAUNCH on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Several exciting additions to the season will be announced along with confirmation of a line-up that will offer the community a rich diversity of performing arts experiences from Guelph, across North America and from around the world. Discover what stars River Run Centre has aligned for you with the launch of their 2018-19 Season! The launch event will also feature a brief preview performance showcasing the quality, artistry and diversity of the coming season. WHAT Announcement of River Run Centre’s 2018-19 Season WHO City of Guelph Councillors Corporate sponsors and advertisers River Run Centre staff, volunteers, donors and… Continue reading River Run Centre: 2018-19 Season & SO much more!


Talented youth in the spotlight at River Run

April 19, 2018

Mentorship program hosts free performances for National Youth Week Guelph, ON April 19, 2018 – Guelph’s youth performers will showcase their talents in two different shows at River Run Centre on May 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. during National Youth Week. The shows are part of MusicWorks|StageWorks, a mentorship program presented by River Run Centre in partnership with Guelph Youth Council and sponsored by TD Bank Group. Now in its sixth year, the program offers youth, real-life experience in putting on a professional-style show, from concept development to performance. The two evening performances showcase close to 50 performers, from 14 different schools throughout Guelph and surrounding area. Artists will dazzle audiences with solo and duet routines featuring guitar, piano, ukulele, as well as group… Continue reading Talented youth in the spotlight at River Run


Guelph youth invited to apply for chance in the spotlight

January 30, 2017

Guelph, ON January 30, 2017 – River Run Centre and the Guelph Youth Council have teamed up again – with the support of TD Bank Group – to offer MusicWorks|StageWorks, a unique hands-on performing arts mentorship program focused on the art of putting on a professional-style show. All youth, ages 13 to 19, interested in gaining new skills and taking part in a public performance are invited to apply. The mentorship program offers aspiring performers real life experience in concept development, production and stage presence, and is inclusive of music, theatre, spoken word, dance, short film and comedy. Under the guidance of River Run’s technical, programming and marketing staff, and with support from Guelph Youth Council members, participants will learn about the various aspects of… Continue reading Guelph youth invited to apply for chance in the spotlight


A night of laughs with Shaun Majumder

January 27, 2017

Famed Canadian comedian takes the stage at River Run Centre February 11 GUELPH, ON January 27, 2017 – A familiar face to comedy fans across Canada for his hilarious antics on the hit CBC Television program This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Shaun Majumder is also a well-known star of the standup stage. The renowned Canadian comedian will bring his unique brand of comedy to River Run Centre on Saturday, February 11, at 8 p.m. The Main Stage performance is presented as part of GuelphToday.com Comedy Series. An award-winning actor and comedian who never fails to entertain, Majumder promises a night of laughs not to be missed. “Majumder is one of the most sparkling and likeable comedians in the business,” The Georgia Straight noted in a… Continue reading A night of laughs with Shaun Majumder


Canada’s Ballet Jörgen re-envisions Swan Lake

January 13, 2017

Uniquely Canadian production staged at River Run Centre Saturday, January 28 GUELPH, ON January 13, 2017 – Featuring lavish sets, incredible costumes and world-class dancers, Ballet Jörgen’s Swan Lake re-imagines Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet. The uniquely Canadian production comes to River Run Centre’s Main Stage on Saturday, January 28, at 2 p.m. as part of the RBC Showcase Series and sponsored by Audi Kitchener-Waterloo. Set in the picturesque seascape of the Fortress of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Swan Lake begins as a beautiful young maiden picks flowers in a meadow, anxiously anticipating her betrothal and marriage. She is soon spotted by Von Rothbartz, a sorcerer and creature of the woods. Struck by her beauty, Von Rothbartz captures the maiden and turns her into a swan for his… Continue reading Canada’s Ballet Jörgen re-envisions Swan Lake


Slocan Ramblers bring boldly creative approach to traditional bluegrass

January 12, 2017

Acclaimed Canadian band performs at River Run Centre Friday, January 27 GUELPH, ON January 12, 2017 – Renowned as among Canada’s best up-and-coming musical artists, The Slocan Ramblers are rooted in tradition yet fearlessly creative. The band will bring its unique brand of bluegrass to River Run Centre on Friday, January 27, at 8 p.m. The Co-operators Hall performance is presented as part of the Borealis Music Series and sponsored by SOCAN Foundation. The members of The Slocan Ramblers – Frank Evans on banjo, Adrian Gross on mandolin, Darryl Poulsen on guitar and Alastair Whitehead on bass – create a bold, dynamic sound that has made the band a favourite among roots music fans. The Ramblers’ reputation continues to grow on the strength of energetic… Continue reading Slocan Ramblers bring boldly creative approach to traditional bluegrass


Engaging in ‘friendly’ competition

January 6, 2017

Kenny vs. Spenny comes to River Run Centre Saturday, January 21 GUELPH, ON January 6, 2017 – Best friends Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice will continue where they left off in their over-the-top television series, Kenny vs. Spenny, when they take the stage at River Run Centre on Saturday, January 21, at 8 p.m. The Main Stage performance is presented as part of the GuelphToday.com Comedy Series. In the tradition of their hit series, Hotz and Rice’s live performance of Kenny vs. Spenny will feature the pair competing for victory in insane challenges that see the best friends try to humiliate each other on stage. Each of their shows is unpredictable, with Hotz and Rice having no idea what challenges they’ll face each night. Kenny… Continue reading Engaging in ‘friendly’ competition


‘Real country music’ at River Run Centre

January 5, 2017

Grammy winner Lee Ann Womack performs on Main Stage Thursday, January 19 Note to editors: The below story has been prepared for your use. Guelph, Ontario January 5, 2017 – Time away from music can offer a fresh perspective. That was certainly the case for country artist Lee Ann Womack, who took a seven-year break from recording before the release of her most recent album, The Way I’m Livin’. “Getting away from the business allowed me to think more creatively,” Womack says. “It was very freeing to stop watching what was going on on Music Row in Nashville and just listen to my inner creative voice.” After earning Grammy nominations for The Way I’m Livin’ in two consecutive years – Best Country Album in 2015 and… Continue reading ‘Real country music’ at River Run Centre


Max and Ruby bring the Nutcracker to life

December 9, 2016

Famed bunny siblings star in Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite December 30 at River Run Centre GUELPH, ON December 9, 2016 – Beloved bunny siblings Max and Ruby will bring a holiday tradition to life this Christmas season during Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite at River Run Centre on Friday, December 30, at 6 p.m. The Main Stage performance is presented as part of the Miijidaa Family Series. It’s Christmas Eve and Ruby is busy trimming the tree while Max is chasing the scent of Grandma’s freshly baked gingerbread cookies. A knock at the door reveals a large parcel from the bunnies’ Great Uncle Drosselmeyer. As the package is unwrapped, Ruby excitedly realizes that each toy inside is a part of… Continue reading Max and Ruby bring the Nutcracker to life


Celebrating A Celtic Family Christmas – SOLD OUT

December 2, 2016

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy share in joy of the season at River Run Centre Friday, December 16 Continue reading Celebrating A Celtic Family Christmas – SOLD OUT


Matthew Barber & Jill Barber make music a family affair

October 28, 2016

Award-winning siblings bring The Family Album tour to River Run Centre November 12 GUELPH, ON October 28, 2016 – Jill Barber is an award-winning singer whose jazzy performances evoke feelings of a bygone era. Her brother Matthew is one of Canada’s most respected and admired singer-songwriters. The siblings came together earlier this year to create The Family Album, a recording that weaves original works and timeless classics in a display of their unique musical talents. “Matt and I have always been close musical friends and confidantes, but we’ve each been focused on building our respective solo careers over the last 15 years,” Jill says. “We’ve always talked about collaborating on a sibling musical project and the stars and schedules finally aligned.” Music fans can hear… Continue reading Matthew Barber & Jill Barber make music a family affair


An interactive introduction to the symphony for children

October 24, 2016

Members of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra perform Jack and the Beanstalk at River Run Centre Saturday, November 5 Guelph, Ont. October 24, 2016 – Children’s appreciation of classical music will grow during fun-filled, interactive performances of Jack and the Beanstalk at River Run Centre on Saturday, November 5, at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Members of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra will perform the classic tale in Co-operators Hall as part of the Wooly Kinderconcerts series. River Run’s kid-friendly Wooly Kinderconcerts introduce children aged five and under to the rich variety of instruments and sounds of the symphony. Members of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra play samplings of works by great composers, which provide the soundtrack to fun, interactive stories. Kinderconcerts are hands-on experiences children… Continue reading An interactive introduction to the symphony for children


Limited seating left for Séan McCann show

October 21, 2016

Founding member of Great Big Sea performs at River Run Centre November 4 GUELPH, ON October 21, 2016 – Séan McCann won over audiences from coast to coast and around the world as a founding member of the award-winning East Coast band Great Big Sea. Today, McCann is using his music as a means to change lives for the better. The award-winning Newfoundland-born artist will take the stage in Guelph on Friday, November 4, at 8 p.m. when River Run Centre presents An Evening with Séan McCann of Great Big Sea. The Co-operators Hall performance is part of the centre’s Borealis Music Series. McCann’s recent music has seen him charting his own course with a new sound, while also breaking his silence about past addiction… Continue reading Limited seating left for Séan McCann show


Experience the magic of Peter Rabbit™ Tales

October 20, 2016

Beatrix Potter’s beloved characters come to life on stage at River Run Centre Sunday, November 6 Guelph, On October 20, 2016 – The magical and marvellous world of beloved children’s author Beatrix Potter will come alive on stage Sunday, November 6, at 2 p.m. when River Run Centre presents Peter Rabbit™ Tales. The Main Stage performance is a part of the centre’s Miijidaa Family Series. Featuring fantastic costumes, whimsical puppets, breathtaking sets and original music, Peter Rabbit™ Tales sees Potter’s much-loved characters Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny all grown up. The production, staged by Enchantment Theatre Company in collaboration with the Estate of Beatrix Potter and Penguin Books UK, celebrates 150 years since Potter’s birth and her influence over generations of young readers. “The energy… Continue reading Experience the magic of Peter Rabbit™ Tales


Brent Butt brings funny business to Guelph

October 13, 2016

Renowned Canadian comedian returns to his standup roots at River Run Centre October 27 Guelph, On October 13, 2016 – From humble roots in Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Brent Butt has risen to iconic status in the Canadian comedy world. Looking back, he believes growing up in the town of 3,000 people influenced his standup style. “In my hometown, kids start going for coffee at a very early age – just going for coffee and shooting the breeze with your pals and trying to make them laugh,” Butt says. “And around the dinner table with my family – very conversational. The result is a very chatty style.” Butt will bring his unique brand of comedy to River Run Centre’s Main Stage on Thursday, October 27, at 8… Continue reading Brent Butt brings funny business to Guelph


BAM! Percussion brings pulsating energy, side-splitting comedy

October 7, 2016

Talented trio perform ‘eXplosion’ at River Run Centre Oct. 23 GUELPH, ON October 7, 2016 – Side-splitting comedy and savage drumming virtuosity will combine to create a pulsating energy when BAM! Percussion performs eXplosion at River Run Centre on Sunday, October 23, at 3 p.m. The Main Stage performance is presented as part of the RBC Showcase Series. Through powerful rhythms and deliriously funny sketches, the three performers who make up BAM! Percussion take their audience on a cross-cultural journey. It’s a show presented in the group’s unique language, “BAM! speech,” spoken solely by its members but universally understood. “Audiences are drawn to the turbo-charged trio’s explosive drumming, hilarious miming and the unique BAM! nonsensical language,” The St. Albert Gazette said in a review. Formed… Continue reading BAM! Percussion brings pulsating energy, side-splitting comedy


Lighthouse set to shine at River Run Centre

October 6, 2016

Iconic Canadian band performs Friday, October 21 GUELPH, ON October 6, 2016 – After a long and illustrious career featuring radio hits, chart-topping records and performances around the world, the members of Lighthouse remain passionate about creating live music. The band’s loyal fans couldn’t be happier. “We are very driven to continue performing because of our audiences,” says Paul Hoffert, a founding member of the iconic Canadian group. “Audience members contribute to every performance and Lighthouse has been very fortunate to be able to connect with generations of fans over the years.” Guelph fans can see the band whose hit songs include One Fine Morning, Sunny Days and Pretty Lady when Lighthouse takes the stage at River Run Centre on Friday, October 21, at 8… Continue reading Lighthouse set to shine at River Run Centre


Matt Dusk forges new musical ground

September 29, 2016

Celebrated Canadian crooner performs at River Run Centre October 15 GUELPH, ON September 29, 2016 – While it’s well known Chet Baker served as one of Matt Dusk’s greatest musical influences, the celebrated Canadian singer says Frank Sinatra also helped open his eyes to a world of possibilities. “When I first heard Frank Sinatra’s voice when I was 17 or 18 years old, it immediately captured my attention,” Dusk says. “It was an eye-opener and I fell in love with the genre.” Dusk, who will perform on River Run Centre’s Main Stage on October 15 as part of the Richardson GMP Music Series, is expanding on his crooner roots after forging an international career that includes gold and platinum recordings, No. 1 radio hits and… Continue reading Matt Dusk forges new musical ground


Talented youth in the spotlight at River Run

April 26, 2016

Mentorship program hosts free performances for National Youth Week Continue reading Talented youth in the spotlight at River Run


Joel Plaskett set to rock the stage

April 14, 2016

Canadian musical veteran performs with The Emergency at River Run Centre Friday, April 29 GUELPH, ON April 14, 2016 – After two decades making music, Nova Scotia’s Joel Plaskett continues writing meaningful songs that resonate with audiences across the nation. The Canadian rock veteran will perform with his band, The Emergency, on River Run Centre’s Main Stage Friday, April 29, at 8 p.m. as part of the Richardson GMP Music Series. A Juno Award winner, Plaskett is considered one of the most innovative and prolific artists in Canadian music. During a 20-year career, he’s won admiration from coast to coast for his unique style, outstanding songwriting and electric performances. Plaskett is on tour in support of his critically acclaimed ninth album, The Park Avenue Sobriety… Continue reading Joel Plaskett set to rock the stage


Learning about the orchestra with Three Fabulous Little Pigs

March 29, 2016

Members of Guelph Symphony Orchestra take inspiration from classic tale in kid-friendly performances April 9 at River Run Centre GUELPH, ON March 29, 2016 – Members of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra will take their inspiration from a classic tale during kid-friendly performances of Three Fabulous Little Pigs at River Run Centre on Saturday, April 9, at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The performances take place in the intimate setting of Co-operators Hall and are presented as part of the Wooly Kinderconcerts series. Wooly Kinderconcerts introduce children aged five and under to the rich variety of instruments and sounds of the symphony. Members of the orchestra play samplings of works by great composers, which provide the soundtrack for fun, interactive stories. Kinderconcerts are hands-on… Continue reading Learning about the orchestra with Three Fabulous Little Pigs


Limited seats remain for Cape Breton’s Men of the Deeps

March 24, 2016

Iconic coal miner’s choir performs at River Run Centre Sunday, April 10, as part of 50th anniversary tour GUELPH, ON March 24, 2016 – The Men of the Deeps coal miner’s choir has certainly struck a chord with Guelph audiences during its 50-year history. That’s why it’s no surprise the choir’s Sunday, April 10, performance at River Run Centre is nearly sold out already. The Main Stage performance takes place at 2 p.m. and is presented as part of the RBC Showcase Series. A choir of working and retired coal miners from Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island, The Men of the Deeps are both East Coast ambassadors and a Canadian institution. During its Guelph performance, the 28-member group, under the direction of Stephen Muise, will… Continue reading Limited seats remain for Cape Breton’s Men of the Deeps


The Devin Cuddy Band makes its musical mark

March 22, 2016

Critically acclaimed group performs at River Run Centre Friday, April 8 GUELPH, ON March 22, 2016 – Inspired by Dixieland jazz, Grand Ole Opry honky tonk and the roots of rock ‘n’ roll, The Devin Cuddy Band is making a musical mark all its own. The critically acclaimed group will perform in River Run Centre’s Co-operators Hall on Friday, April 8, at 8 p.m. as part of the Borealis Music Series. Channeling musical influences from the past, Cuddy adds a country twist and dash of distinctive Canadiana to his music, creating a unique sound that’s won over audiences from coast to coast. Since first arriving on the Toronto music scene in 2010, he has gained a reputation as a talented songwriter and captivating live performer.… Continue reading The Devin Cuddy Band makes its musical mark


Showcasing their new sound with The Leahys – In Song

March 18, 2016

Members of iconic musical family perform at River Run Centre Saturday, April 2, 2016. Continue reading Showcasing their new sound with The Leahys – In Song


Deadline extended for chance to perform on River Run stage

February 23, 2016

Guelph, ON February 23, 2016 – Aspiring performers, ages 13 to 19, have until Monday, March 21, 2016 to apply for an opportunity to perform on stage at River Run Centre as part of MusicWorks|StageWorks. MusicWorks|StageWorks is a hands-on performing arts mentorship program for youth offered by River Run Centre in partnership with Guelph Youth Council and with sponsorship support from TD Bank Group. Under the guidance of River Run’s technical, programming and marketing staff, and with support from Guelph Youth Council members, participants will learn about the various aspects of putting on a professional-style show. The mentorship program is inclusive of music, theatre, spoken word, dance, short film and comedy, and offers aspiring performers real life experience in concept development, production and stage presence.… Continue reading Deadline extended for chance to perform on River Run stage


Learning all about the orchestra with Little Red Riding Hood

February 16, 2016

Guelph Symphony Orchestra musicians  perform classic tale as part of Wooly Kinderconcerts Saturday, February 27 GUELPH, ON February 16, 2016 – Members of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra will bring a classic tale to life during kid-friendly performances of Little Red Riding Hood at River Run Centre on Saturday, February 27, at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The 30-minute performances take place in the intimate setting of the Co-operators Hall and  are presented as part of the Wooly Kinderconcerts series. The Wooly Kinderconcerts introduce children aged five and under to the rich variety of instruments and sounds of the orchestra. Members of the symphony play samplings of works by great composers, which provide the soundtrack for fun, interactive stories. Musicians will bring the sounds… Continue reading Learning all about the orchestra with Little Red Riding Hood


Matt Andersen and the Bona Fide debut Honest Man album at River Run February 27

February 11, 2016

GUELPH ON February 11, 2016 – One of Canada’s most soulful and celebrated performers will mark the release of a brand new album at River Run Centre when Matt Andersen and the Bona Fide take the stage on Saturday, February 27, at 8 p.m. The Main Stage performance is presented as part of the Richardson GMP Music Series. A powerhouse performer and songwriter with a giant soul-filled voice, Andersen has built a formidable following the old-fashioned way – by touring worldwide and letting his reputation grow organically. He’s headlined major festivals, theatres and clubs throughout North America, Europe and Australia, sharing the stage with artists such as Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Greg Allman, Randy Bachman, Little Feat and Serena Ryder. “Some artists must be experienced… Continue reading Matt Andersen and the Bona Fide debut Honest Man album at River Run February 27


Laila Biali leads trio of extraordinary talent at River Run Centre

February 9, 2016

Celebrated jazz singer and pianist performs with George Koller and Larnell Lewis February 26 GUELPH, ON February 9, 2016 – River Run Centre presents jazz singer-pianist Laila Biali with George Koller and Larnell Lewis on Friday, February 26, at 8 p.m. The Co-operators Hall performance is presented as part of the Borealis Music Series. An award-winning Canadian jazz pianist and vocalist, Biali has garnered global recognition for her music, performing at prestigious venues and festivals including the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands, Tokyo’s Cotton Club and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Biali brings exuberance, creativity and a vast range of expression to her work, infusing traditional jazz with the best of pop, rock and soul to create unique musical arrangements. With the… Continue reading Laila Biali leads trio of extraordinary talent at River Run Centre


Jamie Adkins clowns around in Circus Incognitus

February 5, 2016

River Run Centre presents virtuoso circus performer Sunday , February 21 GUELPH, ON February 5, 2016 – Experience an unforgettable one-man circus comedy when River Run Centre welcomes virtuoso performer Jamie Adkins in Circus Incognitus on Sunday, February 21, at 3 p.m. The Main Stage performance is presented as part of the RBC Showcase Series. An eclectic clown, juggler, balancing artist and multidisciplinary acrobat, Adkins offers a poetic performance that displays the full range of his talents in Circus Incognitus. Things go awry for his character, who encounters unhelpful props when attempting to present a new show he’s proudly created for the audience. His ladder disintegrates under foot, he wrangles an animated chair, negotiates a precarious slack wire and juggles just about everything. And that’s… Continue reading Jamie Adkins clowns around in Circus Incognitus


Family fun with Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat

February 4, 2016

Antic-filled theatre production comes to River Run Centre on Saturday, February 20 GUELPH, ON February 4, 2016 –  A feline friend like no other will entertain young and old alike when River Run Centre presents Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat on Saturday, February 20, at 2 p.m. Based on the book by Dr. Seuss and originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain, The Cat in the Hat sees the famously mischievous top-hat wearing cat come to life on stage in a theatrical interpretation of the classic story. Adapted and originally directed by Katie Mitchell, the production sees a seemingly boring and rainy afternoon turned into a raucous day of fun and adventure for Sally and her brother when a surprise visitor arrives.… Continue reading Family fun with Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat