Hillsburn in Concert Saturday, March 17, 8:00 PM

Hillsburn is an indie band with folk roots from Halifax. Their music has been described as a mix of rock, folk, pop, and Americana. They have been touted as the East Coast’s’ Next “Big Thing”. The band has been nominated for a number of regional and national awards including recently winning a Canadian Folk Music Award for ‘New Artist of the Year’ and an East Coast Music Award for their video for “Run Down.”

The five-piece band is made up of singer songwriter Paul Aarntzen on guitar, multi-instrumentalist Jackson Fairfax-Perry on bass, keys, and saxophone, Clare Macdonald on drums and siblings Rosanna and Clayton Burrill on vocals. Rosanna puts her classical training to use on the violin. Hear pieces from their first album, the award-winning “In the Battle Years,” and from their brand new album “The Wilder Beyond.” While the first album was a folk-rooted masterpiece, this second album is more densely layered and streaked with electric instrumentation. The band’s soaring three-part harmonies remain a Hillsburn signature, but they’ve also shown that they can rock with the best indie groups. Hillsburn’s influences are as broad as the comparisons made to their style. The Wilder Beyond manages to land somewhere between Aretha Franklin and Arcade Fire while sounding fresh. Neil Young, Florence and the Machine, Motown – the songs of Hillsburn echo these influences and more.

Tickets: $20 adult, $7 student.

Black and White Gala – Osprey Fundraising Event Saturday, April 7, 8:00 PM

As part of the Osprey’s 15th anniversary season, the Osprey’s Board of Directors is planning a Black and White Gala Night – a fun, social fundraising event to assist the Osprey in bringing a full season of quality programming to its stage in 2018. Guests are encouraged to dress up in semi-formal black and white themed attire. Music with a black and white theme will be played. Appetizers will be provided.

Tickets: $20 adult

A Tribute to Neil Young Saturday, April 21, 8:00 PM

It’s time for another quality Osprey fundraising concert with a crew of class-act Shelburne County musicians performing their favorite Neil Young songs. Enjoy great live music and support your local Arts Centre at the same time.

Neil Young has been a well-known name in music over the last five decades. A fellow Canadian, a prolific guitarist, an instantly recognizable vocalist and a brilliant songwriter, Young has released a massive collection of songs over the years that have varied greatly in style from folk to country to heavy rock.

A group of talented Shelburne County musicians (many of whom are die-hard Young fans) will perform a tribute show on the Osprey stage featuring their favourite selections from Young’s long-standing musical career. Although Young been a member of iconic groups like Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, much of the evening’s selections will be from his 39 solo albums including many hits and a few rarities.

Support the Osprey and local music with songs by Neil Young!

Tickets: $17 adult, $7 student

The LYNNeS – Lynn Miles & Lynne Hanson Thursday, May 17, 7:30 PM

The LYNNeS are Juno award-winning songwriter Lynn Miles and award-winning songwriter Lynne Hanson. The two Canadian heartbreak poets are multi-instrumentalists (piano, acoustic, electric guitar, mandolin), fusing tight vocal harmonies with hauntingly gritty lyrics.  Individually they have toured North America and Europe, and their debut album Heartbreak Song For The Radio will be released in 2018.

Get ready to see this duo live on the Osprey stage!

Tickets: $20, $7 student