Music & Community
Dale’s Friday Coffee House takes place at The Bank Theatre and Meeting Place in Leamington, Ontario on a monthly basis. The eleventh season started on September 21st, 2018. There is a definite air of community spirit and a loyal audience who returns faithfully month to month from September thru May. Hugs abound, music fills the air as new songs emerge, and the audience cheers in support.
Always a delightful evening of music and community.
Performers are given time to play 3 songs each, and performances vary from a full band to trio/duo or soloist, all in a variety of genres. Something to please everyone.
The Friday, May 20th, 2016 line-up featured: Dale Butler & Gord Harwood, John Paterson, Karen Morand, Robert Stark, Paul Jones, Martha Renaud, Marty Lowman and South West Sound – the Quiring Brothers Band. The evening ended with Dale, wife Judy and friends performing. The Bank Theatre volunteers were in attendance and sound by John Moran.
When I asked Dale the best part of what he does with the series he said, “Oh the BEST is sharing the stage with everyone!” Butler’s love of encouraging new and emerging musicians, supporting new CD projects and giving performers a stage to showcase on is contagious.
There is no cover charge for the evening of great local music. Instead, each month a charity funding by way of “passing the hat” benefits a chosen cause. A suggested donation is $5-$10 dollars a person. A portion of the proceeds goes to The Bank Theatre for renovations and the sound system fund. This particular evening donations went to “Magoo” Instruments for the North and for the Red Cross – Fort McMurray Fire Fund.
Michelle Fortier, Publicity
(reprinted with permission)
Charities supported last year
Televised Shows last year
Televised on Cogeco
Never miss a show!
Can’t attend, NO problem. Cogeco televises Dale’s Friday Coffee House every week. Quantum Sound Productions in Kingsville videotapes each Dale’s Friday Coffee House for broadcast on Windsor/Leamington Cogeco Channel 11 and Channel 700 (HD).
You can catch the show every FRIDAY and SATURDAY at 11:30 p.m., and MONDAY at 10 p.m.
Tune in to check out some great local talent!
We appreciate the support of Cogeco and our video partner, Quantum Sound Productions in Kingsville and The Sun Parlour Coffee House Sessions.
“Attending Dale’s Coffeehouse is the highlight of my week.”
“Performing at the Coffee House was a real pleasure. Thank you for including me Dale!”
Earlier this year, Judy and I took the train from Toronto out to British Columbia. I was fortunate to be part of what Via Rail call their Artists on Board Program. The goal of the Artists on Board Program is simple – musicians get to travel across Canada by train using music to pay their fare. What a great idea. Thanks Via!
The secret is out and we’ve got even more secrets coming! NEXT FRIDAY – Sept. 21st, 2018 – The Bank Theatre and Meeting Place will re-open its doors for Dale’s Friday Coffee House. Everyone knows how much I love this community and we’re so proud to call The Bank Theatre home. The best part of all of this will be that on September 21st, I’m not only sharing the stage with these wonderful performers, but also with all of you!
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