Thursday, August 19, 2021

WELCOME TO THE 2021 - 22 SEASON!




We are back!  Once again the concert series will be starting up.  In October and September we are offering two free concerts to our 2019-20 patrons to make up for the shows we lost due to the pandemic.  Our regular season will start November 3rd.  Once they have been printed season tickets can be purchased once again at ATB or by mail Box 1601, Brooks, AB T1R 1C4.  As soon as the brochures have been printed they can be found around town. Check back on the website as the date of the sale of tickets will be announced. All our concerts take place at Griffin Park Theatre, 805 - 4th Ave West in Brooks.   Looking forward to once again enjoying live entertainment!

As mandated by the Government of Alberta with regards to Covid 19, to attend any Newell Concert Association events you must:

a)      provide proof of Double Vaccination  or

b)      proof of a negative Rapid Test 72 hours prior to event

c)       must wear a mask upon entry and during the entire concert

There will be no exceptions.

If you have purchased a ticket for the 2021-22 season and feel you can no longer attend please contact us for a full refund.  

Thank you for your understanding

These regulations we be in effect until further notice.

DERINA HARVEY BAND


Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

7:30 p.m. - Griffin Park Theatre


 Derina Harvey leads the award-winning Celtic Rock group, the Derina Harvey Band.  With a show that offers a fresh take on traditional folk songs as well as a few originals, Derina's vibrant personality takes center stage with humour, storytelling, and of course, her powerful vocals.  Derina Harvey Band has been likened to a "rockier" version of Canada's Great Big Sea, if fronted by Adele, and has earned a reputation as a high-energy live show that leaves many an audience out-of-breath and hollering from their seats!




Check them out at https://derinaharvey.com


This concert will replace one of the concerts that was cancelled in the 2019-20 season due to Covid.



TRAVIS DOLTER



Friday, October 8th, 2021

7:30 p.m. - Griffin Park Theatre


Travis Dolter was raised on a working farm right in the middle of the Alberta prairies .Growing up playing in the family band, Travis gained confidence and charisma on stage from a young age. Although Travis is just at the beginning of his career, he has already proven to be an artist of note. Placing in the top 3 in the Global Country Star Search, taking home the 2019 NACMAI International Male Vocalist & Entertainer of the year and 1st place in the Country 106.5 Star Search contest. His first ever official music video for LAKE DAY earned a 2nd Ballot nomination with Country Music Alberta for Video of the Year. The pandemic of 2020 began just as Travis was set to hit the festival season and prove himself on the stages many talented Alberta artists had gone on before. With the season cancelled, Dolter was not dissuaded and set up a Drive-In show long before it was the "in thing", attracting 114 cars. Throughout the pandemic he put on weekly Facebook live shows. Travis knows just the right way to take his audience on a musical journey through the course of a performance.  Through the highs and the lows, balancing emotional songwriting with humor and storytelling, Dolter’s show is not one to be forgotten. 


Check him out at https://travisdolter.com

This concert replaces one of the concerts cancelled due to the pandemic.  It is free to all ticket holders for the 2019-20 series.

BRENT BUTT

 Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

7:30 p.m. - Griffin Park Theatre

Born in the small farming town of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Brent Butt discovered early that being funny was a good way to get attention.  Brent honed his comedy in school and at the age of 20 moved to the city to pursue a career in stand-up.  Within a year he was headlining top clubs in Toronto, and within a couple years he was touring internationally and performing at major festivals.   His television appearances quickly secured his reputation as one of the funniest people in the country and from there he crated Corner Gas.  It became an instant hit with unprecedented ratings and numerous accolades. Corner Gas went on to become Canada’s #1 comedy. He went on to work in television and movie productions. Aside from TV and film production, Brent hosts TheButtpod podcast, creates short videos for TheButtpod YouTube channel, and he continues to tour the country performing standup as often as he can.



https://brentbutt.com



Monday, April 27, 2020

TREVOR PANCZAK







Thursday, December 2, 2021
7:30 P.M. - GRIFFIN PARK THEATRE



Come enjoy a traditional country Christmas show with Trevor Panczak. He is an award winning country music entertainer from Southern Alberta. His humor, smooth vocals, charming stage presence and unwavering drive to grow as an artist has contributed to him becoming the headline act he is today. Trevor's authenticity, talent and core values are synonymous with the spirit of country music and that’s what makes him so kind, approachable and professional. He has helped raise over $450,000.00 in the past 5 years for various charities. A perfect way to begin the Christmas season.


trevortown.com




VERMILION DUO







Thursday, January 13, 2022
7:30 P.M. - GRIFFIN PARK THEATRE



The Vermilion Duo began their adventures in 2013, performing the inaugural recital of the Jean Wright Concert Series in Vermilion, Alberta. They have continued to dazzle audiences ever since. The vast repertoire and stylistic diversity of music written for violin and piano provides the duo with a limitless source of inspiration.  Individually, Andrea and Alexandra enjoy busy professional careers that encompass performing as soloists and in other ensembles, accompanying, teaching, adjudicating, composing and arranging. 



vermilionduo.ca

RATTLE AND STRUM








Wednesday, February 9, 2022
7:00 P.M.* - GRIFFIN PARK THEATRE
*PLEASE NOTE THIS CONCERT IS ONE HALF AN HOUR EARLIER THAN OUR OTHER CONCERTS.



The recipe for fun?  We take a scoop of toe-tapping tunes, add a dash of silliness, then rattle and strum until we’re ready to fall over.  “Rattle and Strum” gets kids of all ages dancing, singing, and having fun.  With Heather on guitar and Steve on drums, this highly interactive band from Calgary leaves nobody out, and is known for original music that parents enjoy too.

For this show only members may bring their children and grandchildren under 18 years of age free of charge.

rattleandstrum.com

MARTIN KERR








Monday, February 28, 2022
7:30 P.M. - GRIFFIN PARK THEATRE



Martin Kerr is making a return engagement to the Brooks stage. Often compared to James Taylor and more recently Ed Sheeran (although that might have more to do with his ginger hair and charming English accent) Kerr's storytelling spans the whole spectrum of emotions. His powerful voice and songwriting have earned him high praise from legends like Sarah McLachlan and Bruce Cockburn. His captivating stories and stage presence have made him a hit at major Folk Festivals.

www.martinkerrmusic.com

MACDADDY








Thursday, March 24, 2022
7:30 P.M. - GRIFFIN PARK THEATRE



The Fleetwood Mac Experience celebrates the music of Fleetwood Mac with integrity and passion. This is a Fleetwood Mac live experience that pays homage to the classic line-up of the band, with respect for its artistry and influence on popular music and culture. You’ll hear all the songs you know so well, as well as some classic tracks Fleetwood Mac has never played live. MAC DADDY performs Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s, and even touches on their early years as a British blues band. It’s time to get your Mac on. It’s time for MAC DADDY!


www.macdaddymusicstore.com

GORDIE MACKEEMAN AND HIS RHYTHM BOYS







Wednesday, April 27, 2022
7:30 P.M. - GRIFFIN PARK THEATRE


There’s no other band out around like Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys.   Led by fiddling wiz Gordie “Crazy Legs’ MacKeeman, the roots quartet features all-star pickers and singers, with everything from down-home country to reckless rockabilly to intricate bluegrass.  Engaging and entertaining crowds of all ages, the four multi-instrumentalists put on a variety show that has fans dancing, laughing and singing along.








Sunday, October 18, 2009

ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA






















THE SUPPORT FROM THE ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA MAKES OUR CONCERTS POSSIBLE!

Friday, October 9, 2009

HISTORY OF THE NEWELL CONCERT ASSOCIATION

Newell Overture Association was formed in 1974 to provide a variety of cultural entertainment not normally available in the community. The Overture Society out of British Columbia and under the leadership of George Zukerman presented the idea of forming a concert series to a meeting of 50 people in Brooks. The first series offered four concerts to a membership of approximately 250 people.
The local society was affiliated with Zukerman's organization and booked all their concerts with him annually. The first Showcase attended was in Edmonton in 1976 and from this several concerts other than classical were booked.
The concert series was held in the Brooks Composite High School gymnasium until 1982 when a theatre with fixed seating as well as sound and light, was made available. Newell Concert Association worked tirelessly to encourage the inclusion of this theatre in the new school.

The original board consisted of : President : Albert Zagorsky
VPresident: Wally Friesen
Secretary: Evelyn Ellerman
Treasurer: Keith Boquist
Directors: Doris Cairns, Doug Ingram, Bob and Helen Baxter. Dennis Petersen, Joan Lester, Helen Kraus, Wes Hutton


There was representation on the board from the town of Brooks as well as surrounding area.
One of the first priorities of the board after finding a home for the series in the new theatre in Griffin Park School was to purchase a grand piano in 1983 for $13,000.
Throughout the years the concert series continues to thrive and has been successful in acquiring an annual grant from the Alberta Arts Foundation . This funding along with ticket sales has enabled the organization to present an average of nine concerts per season, offering a wide variety of entertainment ranging from comedy to classical.

SEASON TICKET PRICES

Season Ticket Prices

Adults - $125.00 each

Family which includes 2 adults and children under 18 years of age - $275.00




All tickets are transferrable.

Season tickets can be purchased at the ATB - 219 2nd Street West in Brooks.
You can also mail in a cheque with the completed order form to Newell Concert Series, Box 1601, Brooks, AB T1R 1C4
Pamphlets are located in various businesses around town or you may call 403-362-5040 for more information.



If our season is not sold out a limited number of rush tickets are available at the door at $25.00 for each concert. Children 12 and under - $10.00 each. These are on a first come first serve basis. Rush tickets are purchased at the door the night of the performance.

NEWELL CONCERT ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE

Executive for 2018-2019 Season



President: Terry Connor
Phone: 403-362-3882

Vice-President: Struan Vaughn
Phone: 403-362-5837

Treasurer: Robin Niebergall
Phone: 403-362-1804

Secretary: Terrie Hager
Phone: 403-793-3683

Directors:

Janet Perkins
Phone: 403-362-5040

Struan Vaughn
Phone: 403-362-5837

Herb Brown
Phone: 403-362-4227

Susan Mitchell
Phone:403-362-3597

Valerie Deunk
Phone: 403-362-3515