The Spoons open new season at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Published September 11, 2020 at 3:08 pm

The Spoons, Burlington’s own chart-topping pop stars, will kick-off the new season at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre (BPAC) under COVID regulations.

The Spoons, Burlington’s own chart-topping pop stars, will kick-off the new season at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre (BPAC) under COVID regulations.

In response to public health guidelines allowing up to 50 patrons indoors, BPAC is welcoming back patrons for a number of shows.

All patrons must wear a mask, hand sanitize upon entry and maintain social distancing outside of their social circle. Attendees are expected to self-screen and stay at home if experiencing COVID related symptoms or if suspecting recent exposure to the virus. Health and safety measures are also being implemented backstage to protect artists, and throughout the venue to protect staff and volunteers.

Most performances will be 70-75 minutes in length, and while the lobby bar will remain open for one hour prior to each performance, intermissions have been suspended in most cases in order to reduce the risk of overcrowding in the lobby.

The Spoons will perform Oct. 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. with an acoustic performance by original members Gordon Deppe and Sandy Horne.

Next up will be singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk who will perform for three nights beginning Oct. 8.

BPAC’s annual Cultural Diversity Festival will begin with its yearly fundraising performance with Legacy: A Tribute to Gord Downie in support of the Downie-Wenjack Fund, featuring Hamilton native Tom Wilson, Indigenous duo Twin Flames and more on Oct. 15 and 16. The festival will continue Oct. 17 and 18 with Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story, about the racial tensions that surfaced in a rural community as a result of a mining disaster, written and performed by Stratford actor Beau Dixon, who plays 10 vivid characters. The festival winds up with four performances of Drag Queen Music Bingo with Fluffy Soufflé – each one featuring a different era of music.

Other performances throughout the fall include Elise Legrow, Kevin Fox: Songs for Cello & Voice, the ALTdot Comedy Lounge, Sean Cullen, Sarah Slean and more.   

Tammy Fox, BPAC’s Executive Director, hopes that audiences will return with pent-up enthusiasm after months of having only online access to entertainment, and with a new appreciation of the importance of communal connection. 

“Putting together a fall season full of incredible Canadian talent over the span of a week has been a little hectic to say the least,” she says, “However the applause really needs to go to our staff, who have been working tirelessly to ensure our safe reopening, to our Board of Directors whose unwavering support in resuming live entertainment offerings has given us the confidence to forge ahead, and to all of the amazing artists who have agreed to be included in the season – because frankly they have all, in deference to our 50 patron capacity limit, committed to performing at rates well below what they deserve and are accustomed to. It’s been a team effort, and I am beyond grateful to be surrounded by this community of dedicated artists and arts-lovers.”

Tickets are now on sale for BPAC members and go sale to the general public on Monday, Sept.14. 

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Gordon Deppe and Sandy Horne of The Spoons open new season at BPAC


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