The Rio Theatre's Vinyl Cabaret: A Tribute to Stuart Mclean

The Rio Theatre's Vinyl Cabaret: A Tribute to Stuart Mclean

8:00pm - Thursday, Jun 22, 2017

A magical night of Story telling & Live Music, The Rio Theatre Vinyl Cabaret, is a Tribute to Stuart McLean, the host of CBC Radio's The Vinyl Café and award-winning humorist, who passed away on Feb 15th 2017. In honour of his legacy as a great Canadian story teller, we invited some of our favorite local performers to come together and share their original work to celebrate the art of story telling.

Thursday, June 22nd
Doors at 7pm / Show at 8pm
Tickets: $17 advance / $20 door
Online Tickets available
*All ages welcome! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Sorry No Groupons or passes accepted for this event.

Hosted by: Gary Jones

Featuring Performances by:
Tj Dawe
Beverley Elliott
Bryant Ross
Maia Gibbs
Gary Jones
Dylan Ryhmer
Duncan Sheilds
Jo Dworschak
Shameless Lee
Christine Taylor Fearing & Special Guest Stephen Fearing
Van Django
Plus our amazing House band Kathleen Nisbet, Noah Walker
and guest Musicians.
Video Content Poly Hatchet

Canadian's have spent hours listening to the soothing voice of Stuart McLean, as he spun his heart warming tales about ordinary people, he gave us all a sense of comfort reflecting upon simpler times. Debuting on CBC Radio in 1994 as a summer replacement show, The Vinyl Café gave McLean a rare opportunity to show off both his love of performance and his passion for writing. It was a variety show featuring music by Canadian artists, essays and stories, but the program's main attraction became the ongoing tale of fictional Canadian couple Dave and Morley, as well as their kids, Sam and Stephanie. Written and recounted by McLean, the stories of the Toronto family dealing with the travails of life were an instant hit. Stuart McLean is a Canadian treasure, both he and his legacy of work including, The Vinyl Cafe, will be greatly missed.

Partial proceeds will be donated to The Stuart McLean Camp Kanawana Fund

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