ACC presents

Valdy

2024 TOUR

St. John's September 13
Gander September 14
Grand Falls-Windsor September 15
Labrador West September 17
Corner Brook September 19

Stephenville September 20
 


Valdy Poster

Synopsis

Folk Legend Valdy to tour Newfoundland and Labrador Arts & Culture Centres, joined by the incredibly talented Doris Mason.

Valdy will once again bring his talent and charm to Newfoundland and Labrador this fall, performing shows at Arts & Culture Centres with fellow Canadian Doris Mason, a well known performer who has successfully juggled a busy solo career, work as Musical Director for the hit touring show “DRUM!”, and starred in Denny Doherty’s “Dream a Little Dream”- the nearly true story of the Mamas and Papas, as his special guest. Valdy has been part of the fabric of Canadian pop and folk music for half a century. He is well known for “Play Me a Rock ‘n’ Roll Song” but has also delighted audiences everywhere performing classics such as “Peter & Lou”, “Yes I Can”, “Renaissance”, “Sonny’s Dream” and many more.

One of Canada’s premier folk artists, Valdy had an improbable hit with a song about a decidedly hostile audience heckling a soft-spoken minstrel. The square-peg-in-a-round-hole story recounts Valdy’s bitter-sweet memory of finding himself, a relaxed and amiable storyteller, facing a rambunctious audience playing at the Aldergrove Rock Festival in 1968, where the rock-loving audience jeered his folk offerings. Valdy has always recognized the irony that a bad gig turned into a hit. In 2012, he told an interviewer, “I was hired as a folk singer to go and play at a rock festival. I was out of place and … I got the reception I deserved, let’s put it that way. They wanted rock, they gave me a hard time about it, and I got a great song out of it.” Ironically, Valdy is in the Victoria Rock and Roll Music Hall of Fame.

Play Me a Rock and Roll Song’s success is attributable in part to several factors. It cleverly played into the hippy counter-culture movement, while embodying the tensions between rock and folk fans (which Bob Dylan discovered when he infamously used electric instruments at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival)


Details

TICKETS: 

$40 Full Price
$35 Seniors & Students

(HST & Service Charge Included)

DATES/ LOCATION/ BOX OFFICE NUMBERS:
Click a date below to buy tickets to that location.

September 13, 2024
ST. JOHN'S, Arts & Culture Centre
709-729-3900
sjboxoffice@artsandculturecentre.com

September 14, 2024
GANDER, Joseph R Smallwood Arts & Culture Centre
709-256-1081
gaboxoffice@artsandculturecentre.com

September 15, 2024
GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts
709-292-4518
gfwboxoffice@artsandculturecentre.com

September 17, 2024
LABRADOR WEST, Arts & Culture Centre
709-944-7132
lwboxoffice@artsandculturecentre.com

September 19, 2024
CORNER BROOK, Arts & Culture Centre
709-637-2580
cbboxoffice@artsandculturecentre.com

September 20, 2024
STEPHENVILLE, Arts & Culture Centre
709-643-4553
svboxoffice@artsandculturecentre.com

SHOW TIME: 8:00 pm

SHOW LENGTH: 120 minutes

INTERMISSION: Yes

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE AGE: All Ages


Buy Tickets