Category Archives: River Run Centre

Sarah Slean and Hawksley Workman: Canadian stars shine on stage

February 13, 2020

Musical Evening with Sarah Slean and Hawksley Workman at River Run Centre on Sunday, March 1, at 7 p.m. as part of the Guelph Infiniti Music Series. Continue reading Sarah Slean and Hawksley Workman: Canadian stars shine on stage


Powerful rock ’n’ roll courtesy of The Trews

February 12, 2020

Energetic indie rockers welcome special guest Gord Sinclair of The Tragically Hip during River Run Centre performance on Friday, February 28, at 8 p.m. Continue reading Powerful rock ’n’ roll courtesy of The Trews


A night of laughs with standup star Shaun Majumder

February 7, 2020

Famed Canadian comedian performs at River Run Centre on Friday, February 21, at 8 p.m. Continue reading A night of laughs with standup star Shaun Majumder


Les Stroud: Sharing a nature-first musical message

February 6, 2020

Star of Survivorman, musician and activist brings powerful concert experience to River Run Centre GUELPH, ON February 6, 2020 – Well-known as the award-winning creator, producer and star of the hit television series Survivorman, Les Stroud inspires with his passion for the Earth. Also a celebrated musician, author and activist, Stroud promises a powerful concert experience during Survivorman Les Stroud at River Run Centre on Friday, February 21, at 8 p.m. The Co-operators Hall performance is presented as part of the Borealis Music Series. Through immersive song, film and storytelling, Stroud guides his audience through a celebration of nature and a call to protect the Earth. An accomplished guitarist, singer and harmonica player, Stroud has shared the stage with artists including Journey, Alice Cooper, Steven… Continue reading Les Stroud: Sharing a nature-first musical message


Guelph youth invited to apply for chance to shine in the spotlight

January 27, 2020

Guelph, ON January 27, 2020 – 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 18 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 performance development, production and stage presence, and is inclusive of all performing arts, including music, theatre, spoken word, dance, short film and comedy. Under the guidance of River Run Centre’s technical, programming and marketing staff and with support from Guelph Youth Council members, participants learn about the various… Continue reading Guelph youth invited to apply for chance to shine in the spotlight


Family fun at the symphony with The Barber of Seville

January 21, 2020

xperience a classical music adventure designed especially for kids when members of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra perform The Barber of Seville at River Run Centre on Saturday, February 1, at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The fun-filled performances are presented in Co-operators Hall as part of the Wooly Kinderconcerts series. Continue reading Family fun at the symphony with The Barber of Seville


Captivating new country with Meghan Patrick

January 20, 2020

Canadian Country Music Association female artist of the year performs at River Run Centre GUELPH, ON January 20, 2020 – Meghan Patrick carries the torch of traditional country music into the mainstream. The Canadian Country Music Association award winner brings her traditionally inspired songs about life, love and the country music lifestyle to River Run Centre on Saturday, February 1 at 8 p.m. The Main Stage performance is presented as part of the Guelph Infiniti Music Series. One of today’s most exciting country artists, Patrick is touring in support of her new six-track EP, Wild as Me. The release comes on the heels of her two-year reign as Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) female artist of the year, nominations for eight CCMA awards, and Juno… Continue reading Captivating new country with Meghan Patrick


Mind-bending improvisational comedy with Colin Mochrie and Asad Mecci

January 17, 2020

Join comedy legend Colin Mochrie and master hypnotist Asad Mecci at the River Run Centre on Thursday, January 30, at 8 p.m. Continue reading Mind-bending improvisational comedy with Colin Mochrie and Asad Mecci


Valdy: Sharing his life in music

January 8, 2020

Famed Canadian troubadour featured in River Run Centre’s Miijidaa Life Stories series GUELPH ON January 8, 2020 – One of Canada’s most beloved performers, Valdy has earned admiration from fans and critics during a career spanning five decades and 16 recordings. The celebrated troubadour discusses his life and career during In Conversation with Valdy at River Run Centre on Wednesday, January 22, at 8 p.m. The Co-operators Hall performance is presented as part of the Miijidaa Life Stories series. During an evening titled Celebrating 50 Years of Touring, Valdy shares stories about his life in music, including his rise to prominence with the 1972 single Rock ’n’ Roll Song, winning Juno Awards as Folk Singer of the Year and Folk Entertainer of the Year and… Continue reading Valdy: Sharing his life in music


Boreal continues a wintertime tradition

December 6, 2019

Trio performs heartwarming ‘Songs for a Snowy Season’ shows at River Run Centre GUELPH, ON December 6, 2019 – Guelph musicians Katherine Wheatley and Tannis Slimmon – along with new Boreal member Angie Nussey – welcome winter with outstanding harmonies, brilliant songwriting and beautiful lyrics during Songs for a Snowy Season at River Run Centre on Friday, December 20 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 21 at 2 p.m. The Co-operators Hall performances are presented as part of the Borealis Music Series. Boreal’s seasonal concerts of original songs and holiday classics have become a tradition across Ontario for more than a decade, celebrating the coming of winter and beauty of the season. Change is in the air for the trio in 2019, with longtime member… Continue reading Boreal continues a wintertime tradition


A Next Generation Leahy Christmas brings holiday cheer to Guelph

November 29, 2019

Young members of legendary musical family perform at the River Run Centre GUELPH, ON November 29, 2019 – Joyful, positive and energetic. Young members of the legendary Leahy family will share the spirit of the season during A Next Generation Leahy Christmas at the River Run Centre on Saturday, December 14, at 7:30 p.m. The Main Stage performance is presented as part of the Guelph Infiniti Music Series. A Next Generation Leahy Christmas features Leahy siblings Adele, Gregory, Angus, Cecilia, Joseph and Evelyn displaying their outstanding talents in a youthful Celtic holiday celebration. All 16 years old or younger, the siblings are accomplished multi-instrumentalists whose live performances feature the high-energy, infectious Celtic-based music associated with the Leahy name. Fiddle, cello, French accordion, singing, piano and… Continue reading A Next Generation Leahy Christmas brings holiday cheer to Guelph


Rock ’n’ roll legend Burton Cummings takes the stage in Guelph

November 15, 2019

Iconic musician performs intimate solo show at River Run Centre GUELPH, ON November 15, 2019 – Rock ’n’ roll icon Burton Cummings continues building on his legendary career. The Canadian Music Hall of Fame member presents an evening of his timeless hits at River Run Centre during Burton Cummings: Up Close and Alone on Friday, November 29, at 8 p.m. The Main Stage performance is presented as part of the Guelph Infiniti Music Series. “Jam-packed with numerous hits by The Guess Who and from his solo career, interspersed with stories behind his best-known songs,” The Daily Courier says of Burton Cummings: Up Close and Alone. In addition to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Cummings is a member of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame… Continue reading Rock ’n’ roll legend Burton Cummings takes the stage in Guelph


River Run Centre announces a riveting 2019-2020 Season

May 28, 2019

Great entertainment comes to Guelph! Guelph, ON May 28, 2019 – River Run Centre launches its 2019-2020 season of professional entertainment with a lineup that promises something for everyone and outstanding performances and artistry. The programming is supported by Richardson GMP, the new Season Sponsor, and funded in part by the Government of Canada. “We’re looking forward to sharing a riveting 2019-2020 Season with all of you” says River Run Centre Theatre Manager, Bill Nuhn. “We know we’ll have you all on the edge of your seats with the very best artists and entertainers taking the stage right here in Guelph. And we’re thrilled to grow our partnership with Richardson GMP as our new 2019-2020 Season Sponsor. As long-time supporters, they exemplify true leadership in… Continue reading River Run Centre announces a riveting 2019-2020 Season


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