Rockin' around the winter in Cornwall

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Joel Sauve will be among the line-up at Lola’s, on Feb 15.

Roxanne Delage

CORNWALL, Ontario - Let it not be said that our community cowers during these cold winter months. There’s so much music going on- so let’s get to it.

The Seaway Valley Theatre Company’s production of the epic musical, Les Misérables, runs funs until February 15, at Aultsville Theatre. I’ve seen and heard just a small sneak preview and am already impressed by the production value and the level of talent from the performers. For further information, visit

This year, Winterfest Carnaval will be held February 15, 16, and 17 in and around Cornwall, with events for the entire family including Rock ‘n Skate at the Ed Lumley Arena, featuring live music by Switchgear, Trench Town Oddities, Freakboy, Winston Marley, Stephanie Coleman, Flowdroidz, Coldrift, Alison Wonderland, DJ XS, DJ Simpleton, DJ Wainbass, DJ J.T., and yours truly (me).

Lola’s will be throwing a post-Valentine’s Day Love-In, on Saturday, February 15, with Trench Town Oddities, Winston Marley and The Joel Sauve Band. The evening will finish off with an all-in take no prisoners jam with all three fabulous local acts.

Sweet Home Chicago – Canada’s Ultimate Blues Brothers Showband & Revue – will be performing live at La Maison Tavern on Saturday, February 15. The nine-piece band, complete with 3 piece horn section, will by playing the classic songs of the 'Blues Brothers' Band, from the movie soundtrack and their live recordings. There is a $10 cover charge.

Love will certainly be in the air at the The Propeller Restaurant at NavCentre on Valentine’s weekend (Feb.14, 15 and 16) with dinner and brunch shows with Rod Robillard and me (shameless) and jazz guitarist, Robert Cote.

Elvis will be in the building – St. Joseph’s Catholic Secondary School Auditorium, that is – for an event to raise funds to send the Cornwall Catholic Schools Mission Team to the Dominican Republic, in March, to work in an orphanage. Award winning Elvis tribute artist, T.J. Jackson, and the Elvis Tribute Band will present "To Memphis and Back in a Flash,” on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 and are available from Mission Trip participants from St. Joe's, St. Matt's and Holy Trinity C.S.S or from Scotiabank in Cornwall.

There will be an Indie Music Showcase on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Knights of Columbus, featuring more great local artists. Headlining will be The New Standard with special guests Keegan Larose and Dr. Q. Doors open at 8:00.

Last, but certainly not least, if you’re in the mood to have “your face blown off” then you should attend the metal showcase at, Vu NightSpot, on Saturday, Feb. 22. The line-up includes Erebos, Killitorous, Here Comes Bigfoot, Bookakee, and Obyrne.

If you have any music news or event, you’d like mentioned here, you can contact me at Now get out there and enjoy some live music.

Organizations: Seaway Valley Theatre Company, Aultsville Theatre, The Propeller Restaurant Catholic Secondary School Auditorium Cornwall Catholic Schools Mission Team Dominican Republic St. Joe Scotiabank Knights of Columbus

Geographic location: Cornwall, Sweet Home, Chicago Canada Memphis

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