Avening Hall opens with three November concerts
Live music is coming back to Avening thanks to an announcement from the province allowing event spaces to operate at capacity and support from Creemore Springs Brewery.
The hall will host Elliott Brood on Saturday, Nov. 20 and Hannah Georgas on Friday, Nov. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 27.
“It is so exciting to be hosting high calibre Canadian musicians and to bring our concert-loving community together again,” said Sara Hershoff of The Creemore Echo who is responsible for the promotion of the shows.
Juno winning Elliott Brood has been a longstanding friend of the hall and their shows are known for their epic rafter shaking dance parties driven by their folk-rock stylings.
Hannah Georgas has been on the wish list of organizers for a long time. The Vancouver-based performer started her career with delicate singer songwriter sounds but has moved to a more modern, pop vibe. Her latest album was produced by the National’s Aaron Dessner right after he finished producing Taylor Swift’s Folklore album.
“These bands were booked way back in June with the hopes that we would be able to do this, but it has been a real nail-biter as to whether we would be able to go ahead,” said Hershoff. “We will have all the protocols in place and are changing things up a bit so we are all safe but we are still able to have all the fun Avening is known for.”
On the protocols side proof of vaccination, contact tracing and masking rules will be adhered to and the total number of tickets has been reduced to ensure extra space. To keep the fun alive an outdoor beer garden has been added for those wishing to eat, drink, and socialize without masks.
Food will be provided by Loco por el Asado and bar sales are a vital part of the Avening Community Hall’s fundraising efforts.
Tickets for all shows are available online. Visit www.aveninghall.ca and click through to the Ticket Scene link. Tickets also available at The Creemore Echo, call 705-466-9906.