Swift Current Arts Council

2018/20192018/2019 Stars for Saskatchewan

All performances are at 7:30 PM at
The Event Centre at Living Sky Casino, Swift Current, Saskatchewan

  • The Everly Brothers ExperienceThe Everly Brothers Experience
    ×The Everly Brothers Experience

    THE ZMED BROTHERS have celebrated the pivotal sounds of The Everly Brothers music with enthusiastic crowds all across the US and overseas in prestigious venues. The Zmeds say, “We are not impersonators, our aim is to honor the aesthetics of their iconic sound and honor their unique place in music history all while having a little fun telling our own personal story,” and they do just that. Growing up with a father, (Adrian Zmed) as a traveling singer/dancer/actor (Grease 2 Bachelor Party, T.J. Hooker), and a mother (Barbara) as a second-grade teacher in a suburb of Los Angeles, the Zmed Brothers continually strive to pay homage to their roots by always infusing an instinctual blend of entertainment (a la Smothers Brothers) and contextual education in their performance. THE ZMED BROTHERS are absolutely thrilled to be able to contribute to a cause that supports the recognition and preservation of the intimate origins of America's greatest Rock n' Roll singing sibling duo. 


    New season subscriptions available July 2nd; single concert tickets are $45 available after Aug 7th.  Tickets are available at www.ticketpro.ca or by calling 1-888-655-9090.


  • Raine Hamilton TrioRaine Hamilton Trio
    ×Raine Hamilton Trio

    Resonant, acoustic chamber folk with an otherworldly edge, and a lyric presence that cuts deep. Prism-clear vocals and strings; A combination of vocal agility and power. Raine’s new album, Night Sky, tips between the earthly and the otherworldly; it is anchored in relatable lived experience, while reaching into the space just beyond, thinning the veil between here and there, affording safe passage to the rough and beautiful place. Raine’s ethereal voice and lyrics are at the forefront of these powerful and relatable tunes, written both in English and in French. Alongside cello and double bass, and with Raine on violin or guitar, these songs have a moving string quartet feel with a cosmic reach.

    Raine is also a charming and funny storyteller, pairing her vulnerable tunes with engaging story intros. Raine believes that music is for everyone, and that we all have something to share. An experienced educator, Raine offers workshops in songwriting and fiddle tune writing (EN/FR). Raine also offers concerts with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, to help make live music and the community that comes with it accessible to the Deaf community. 


    New season subscriptions on sale July 2nd; Individual ticket sales available Aug 7th. Tickets available at www.ticketpro.ca or by calling 1-888-655-9090.


  • Jann ArdenJann Arden
    ×Jann Arden

    Jann Arden is a singer, songwriter, broadcaster, actor, author and social media star. The celebrated, multi-platinum, award-winning artist catapulted onto the music scene in 1993 with her debut album, Time for Mercy, featuring the hit single "I Would Die for You." A year later she had her international break-out hit "Insensitive." She has written five books, the most recent being the Canadian bestseller Feeding My Mother. Jann Arden was a favourite guest on CBC's Rick Mercer Report, is much in demand as a public speaker, and is a frequent guest host on CTV's The Social. Jann’s most recent recording These Are The Days released in March of 2018, is available now. Once again, Grammy Award winning producer Bob Rock was behind the console of what could arguably be Jann’s most personal and poignant offering to date.

    Find her on Twitter @jannarden, on Facebook, and on Instagram.

    The Swift Current Arts Council is delighted to announce that Jann Arden, singer, song writer, broadcaster, actor, author, and social media star will be part of the 2018 – 2019 Stars for Saskatchewan Series.  The Swift Current Arts Council is ecstatic to be one of three locations in Saskatchewan chosen to host Jann Arden’s “These are the Days Tour”. 

    Current series subscription holders will be able to renew their series tickets for 2018 – 2019 starting Friday May 11, 2018.  More information on the 2018 – 2019 Stars for Saskatchewan Series will be released on the Swift Current Arts Council webpage at www.scartscouncil.ca on May 11, 2018. 

    NEW Stars for Saskatchewan Subscriptions of ten concerts, including Jann Arden will be available for sale starting Tuesday, July 2, 2018.  Costs for new subscriptions range from $300 - $330.  

    Should there be any remaining seats, individual tickets to Jann Arden will be available for sale on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at the price of $75 plus service charge.

    All tickets for the Stars for Saskatchewan series including individual tickets can be purchased through the Swift Current Arts Council ticket supplier:   www.ticketpro.ca or by calling 1-888-655-9090.

    For more information please contact Melanie Friesen at m.friesen@sasktel.net or by calling 306-741-5603.

  • Canada's Ballet Jorgen The Nutcracker: A Canadian TraditionCanada's Ballet Jorgen The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition
    ×Canada's Ballet Jorgen The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition

     The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition was created by acclaimed choreographer and Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen to Tchaikovsky’s well-loved score. Born from a collaboration with Kleinburg’s world renowned McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and with well over 100 costumes in richly coloured fabrics, The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition brings out the magic of Canada. This is a beautiful Canadian work, and audiences are taken on Klara’s familiar, magical dream journey as she arrives in Canada and experiences winter landscapes filled with snowflakes, lumberjacks, Mounties, and creatures of the woods. Rediscover the joy of dance with the show that audiences flock back to again and again.


    New season subscriptions available July 2nd; single concert tickets are $45 and are available starting Aug 7th. Tickets available at www.ticketpro.ca or by calling 1-888-655-9090. 

  • Erin CosteloErin Costelo
  • Prairie Debut - Ladom EnsemblePrairie Debut - Ladom  Ensemble
    ×Prairie Debut - Ladom Ensemble

    Ladom Ensemble is the best example of musical integration that defines this country. Drawing from Persian, Balkan, South American, and Turkish music, these four musicians effortlessly integrate these musical genres and blend them into a contemporary classical framework. Ladom Ensemble engages the audience through their energetic performances, mingled with the musician’s cultural and musical stories that furthers the audiences overall experience. With a unique combination of instruments consisting of accordion, world percussion, cello, and piano, they create a distinct yet accessible sound that will be a memorable performance for all ages. Original compositions such as Raha, Noor, and Veles I & II represent the ensemble’s vast musical works of Middle Eastern persuasion, while their own arrangement of Brahms’s Hungarian Rhapsody, Piazzolla’s Libertango, and even Weird Fishes by Radiohead, gives familiar works a refreshed musical diversity to share.


    New series subscriptions available July 2nd; individual concert tickets available Aug 7th.

    Tickets available at www.ticketpro.ca or by calling 1-888-655-9090. 


  • Heather RankinHeather Rankin
    ×Heather Rankin

    Heather Rankin is a singer, songwriter, actor and member of The Rankin Family. Her debut solo album, A Fine Line, received Juno and ECMA nominations. She has performed in venues across the Maritimes, Ontario and Alberta, including headlining the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, hosting Songwriters’ Circles at ECMA Week and performing at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. She also took her music to Folk Alliance in Kansas City. Her seasonal album, Imagine, was released in December, and her music video for “Titanically” is nominated for a 2018 ECMA. Heather has recorded and performed with many artists, including The Chieftains, Johnny Reid and Carly Simon.


    New season subscriptions available July 2nd; single concert tickets Aug 7th. Tickets available at www.ticketpro.ca or by calling 1-888-655-9090. 

  • James Hill and Anne JanelleJames Hill and Anne Janelle
    ×James Hill and Anne Janelle

    Since their Canadian Folk Music Award-winning album “True Love Don’t Weep,” ukulele/cello duo James Hill & Anne Janelle have brought their “crystal clear sound filled with warmth” (Bob Mersereau, CBC Radio) to audiences in over 15 countries. In concert, JUNO-nominee James is “a dazzling live performer with a genial, low-key sense of humour” (Edmonton Journal) and Anne brings her “gorgeous syrupy voice” (Acoustic Magazine) to songs that are “inventive, entertaining, beautifully written and brilliantly performed” (R2 Magazine). A night out with James and Anne is “the perfect evening of tunes, stories and musical virtuosity” (Wellington Dominion-Post).


    New season subscriptions available July 2nd; single concert tickets available Aug 7th. Tickets available at www.ticketpro.ca or by calling 1-888-655-9090.


  • Swift Current Jazz OrchestraSwift Current Jazz Orchestra
    ×Swift Current Jazz Orchestra

    The Swift Current Jazz Orchestra is a community-based non-profit jazz ensemble showcasing the talents of local musicians. The instrumentation of five saxophones, four trombones, four trumpets and a four-piece rhythm section creates a traditional “Big Band” sound. Sharing their love of jazz music, members of SCJO include local music educators and business professionals as well as current and former students of the SCCHS music department. SCJO plays everything from the dance tunes of Glenn Miller and the swing tunes of Count Basie and Duke Ellington, to modern funk and rock charts that will be certain to entertain audiences of all ages.   SCJO performances often include guest vocalists singing tunes recorded by Natalie Cole, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.

    Visit them at scjo.weebly.com or search swift current jazz orchestra on Facebook.

    New Series Subscriptions available for sale on July 2nd; Individual concert tickets available on Aug 7th. Tickets available at www.ticketpro.ca or by calling 1-888-655-9090. 


  • A Prairie Boy's LifeA Prairie Boy's Life
    ×A Prairie Boy's Life

    A Prairie Boy’s Life is an entertaining evening of Canadian song featuring John Greer’s recently composed work “A Prairie Boy’s Life”, which draws its inspiration from William Kurelek’s writings and paintings. The music is scored for vocal quartet and four-hand piano, and while it harkens back in feeling to the music of the Romantic salon, it is also filled with contemporary references. Snowstorms, softball, prairie crocuses, and an ecstatic chorus of mosquitoes are all brought to life with projected images of Kurelek’s renowned paintings as the back drop. Both moving and humorous, this performance features some of Canada’s most engaging and compelling singers and pianists.  The performers, including Tracy Dahl, Monica Huisman, Rose van der Hooft, Jamie McLennan, Mel Braun, Laura Loewen, and John Greer are also available to give a pre-concert presentation about the work, or to run masterclasses/private sessions for singers and/or pianists.


    New Series Subscriptions available July 2nd; Individual ticket sales available Aug 7th. Tickets available at www.ticketpro.ca or by calling 1-888-655-9090.


Stars for Saskatchewan Season Ticket Prices
2018 - 2019
Regular Subscription Price
Ticket Price
Jann Arden
$75 each

Other Shows
$45 each
Section 1Section 2
Adult $330$300 $480
Senior $320$290 $480
Student $220$210 $480
Subscriptions for new subscribers will be available starting on July 2, 2018 and will be available by visiting ticketpro.ca or calling 1-888-655-9090. Remaining single tickets for all performances will be on sale August 7, 2018 also via Ticketpro. Single tickets for Jann Arden are $75; $45 for all other shows.

Ticket prices includes GST.
Swift Current Arts Council's GST registration number is R123094732

Other Events

  • Frank MillsFrank Mills
    ×Frank Mills


     “Mr. Music Box Dancer”

    Internationally known pianist FRANK MILLS who is known around the world as “Mr. Music Box Dancer” is back in Canada by popular demand in the fall of 2018 and fans are already excited.

     It’s like spending an evening in Frank’s living room as he shines his light on the music, memories, humour and wisdom that come from over forty years at the piano, in the studio, on the road, and on stages around the world.

     The show which is appropriately titled “An Evening with Frank Mills” will include familiar Mills classics, including of course “Music Box Dancer”, combined with songs Frank likes to call “After the Dancer”… familiar recordings from his career that you may not have heard in a while and may have even forgotten about.

     On a personal level Frank will share incredible stories - from growing up in a house full of music, the struggles and the humour of breaking into the music business… and most certainly the story of one special song that almost never got released, but would eventually skyrocket his career to international fame.

     Now some 40 years later Frank Mills enjoys meeting his loyal fans once again as well as next generation of fans and piano players who are just discovering this incredible man.

     “An Evening with Frank Mills”… it’s like spending time with a treasured friend.

    Please note that this is an extra concert and not included in the Stars for Saskatchewan subscriptions. 

    Tickets are available at the Living Sky Casino Box Office or call 306-778-5759 and ask for the box office. Ticket price is $56.50. 


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