The Rheostatics to Celebrate Canada Day with Picton Concert

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RELEASE — For music lovers, what better way to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday than by listening to a live performance by The Rheostatics, one of this country’s legendary bands.

The Rheostatics will take the stage on Saturday, July 1st at the historic Regent Theatre in Picton, Prince Edward County. The show will begin at 7:30 pm – tickets are only $56.50 and can be purchased online.

Band members Martin Tielli, Tim Vesely, Dave Bidini and Michael Phillip Wojewoda will perform an eclectic mix of music that has sometimes been described as “prog-rock”, “art-rock”, and “orchestral psychedelia” and a “loosely organized cacophony of sound”.

As Chris Loane, Live Events coordinator at Picton’s Regent Theatre, explains, “Over the years, each of our Canada Day performances at The Regent Theatre has paid tribute to the fantastic home-grown talent of Canadian musicians. This year, we wanted to mark our country’s 150th birthday with The Rheostatics — Canadian icons who are known for performing their brand of contagious music with reckless abandon.”

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The Rheostatics also underscore a fiercely independent spirit, tenacity and commitment ­ attributes that are, in essence, what built our country 150 years ago. The show promises to be a refreshing reflection of what it is to be Canadian,” Loane says.

The Rheostatics have released 11 albums since 1987, including “Melville” and “Whale Music,” two titles that have been included in the Best Canadian Albums of All Time lists. For inspiration the band’s songs draw on many different Canadian treasures such as The Group of Seven, Stompin’ Tom Connors, the rolling prairie landscape, Canada’s national game, and more.

Tickets are available online or at The Regent Theatre Box office, 224 Main Street in downtown Picton.

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About The Regent Theatre

The not-for-profit Regent Theatre is the entertainment heartbeat of the County, offering year-round live and onscreen entertainment and a wide variety of community events. With a rich heritage of offering engaging entertainment, The Regent Theatre will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2018.

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