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Showtime

Sunday 3:00 pm

Origin

Toronto, Ontario

Genres

Family, Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Storytelling

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Fred Penner

At a recent keynote address to an early childhood education conference, acclaimed family entertainer, singer/songwriter, composer, actor, writer, author, TV host and keynote speaker Fred Penner delivered a simple, yet powerful message. “Never underestimate your ability to make a difference in the life of a child.”

A gentle giant with kind eyes and an undeniable ability to make you feel good about yourself, this musical master brings 25 years of commitment, consistency and depth to a career that skillfully blends the many genres of performing and communication. Dubbed “Mr. Multi-Media” by Billboard Magazine, his diverse repertoire includes a prolific 12 Children’s Albums, countless energetically packed live shows for throngs of eager audiences across North America, composing the music for APTN/YTV’s Tipi Tales, and writing the score and hosting the TV documentary The Simple Way (focused on the relevant, world-wide topic of voluntary simplicity).

More than the music, the two-time Juno winner for Best Children’s Album, Fred Penner’s Place (1985) and Sing with Fred (2004) and eight-time nominee’s body of work is about energy and emotional connection. The guy who crawled magically out of that hollow log for 12 seasons and more than 900 episodes in the hit CBC TV show Fred Penner’s Place receives fan mail from viewers to this day. Hear The Music is his new album, (created for three generations fans) which includes guests such as Ron Sexsmith, Terra Lightfoot, Alex Cuba, Basia Bulat, Jackie Richardson, The Good Lovelies, Fred’s four children and a wealth of Canada’s best musicians.

 

A Tribe Called Red

Ottawa, Ontario

Aerialists

Vancouver, British Columbia

Andy Shauf

Regina, Saskatchewan

Annie Sumi

North Bay, Ontario

Ansley Simpson

Toronto, Ontario

Barry Miles & The Congregation

Sudbury, Ontario

Bboy Redsky

Bixiga 70

São Paulo, Brazil

Black Bull Moose Singers

Sudbury, Ontario

Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie

Sudbury, Ontario

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Qu'Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan

Chris Thériault

Sudbury, Ontario

Christian Cirelli

Sudbury, Ontario

CKLU Open Stage

Sudbury, Ontario

Clayton Windatt

St. Catharines/Sturgeon Falls, Ontario

Cyanotype Workshop with Leesa Bringas

Sudbury, Ontario

Dale Pepin

Sudbury, Ontario

Don Ross

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dr. Tom’s Travelling Medicine Show

Sudbury, Ontario

Emmanuel Gasser (Meltdown Winner)

St. Charles, Ontario

Espanola Fibre Arts Festival

Espanola, Ontario

Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band

Waterloo, Ontario

Fred Penner

Toronto, Ontario

heARTworks

Sudbury, Ontario

Hidden Roots Collective

North Bay, Ontario

Jeff Stewart’s Community Drums

Sudbury, Ontario

Jenny Ritter

Vancouver, British Columbia

Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Joy Harjo

Albuquerque, New Mexico

La Bronze

Montréal, Québec

Leonard Sumner

Little Saskatchewan First Nation, Manitoba

Les Frérots Rochers (Meltdown Winner)

Sudbury, Ontario

Louis-Philippe Gingras

Montréal, Québec

M.D. Dunn (Meltdown Winner)

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Mclean

Sudbury, Ontario

Miss Sassoeur & Les Sassys

Montréal, Québec

Mob Bounce

British Columbia

Music by Jake

Whitby, Ontario

Myths & Mirrors Community Arts

Sudbury, Ontario

Nick Sherman

Sioux Lookout, Ontario

Nico Glaude

Sudbury, Ontario

No Reservations

Sudbury, Ontario

Party Cannon Pirate Cruise ft. TUNS & The Ape-ettes

Sudbury, Ontario/East Coast, Canada

Paul Elter, Photographer

Ontario

Plugged Nickel String Band

Sudbury, Ontario

Quantum Tangle

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Rabbit and Bear Paws

Peterborough, Ontario

Rae Spoon

Montréal, Québec

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar

Toronto, Ontario

Sarah King Gold

Sudbury, Ontario

Short Film: Four Faces of the Moon

Vancouver, British Columbia

Short Film: Hipster Headdress

Short Film: Lifeblood – that which connects us

Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, Ontario

Shotgun Jimmie

Brandon, Manitoba

Stephanie Fyfe

Sudbury, Ontario

The Ape-ettes

Sudbury, Ontario

The Jerry Cans

Iqaluit, Nunavut

The Turbans

London, United Kingdom

Trad

Sudbury, Ontario

TUNS

East Coast, Canada

Whitehorse

Toronto, Ontario

Workshop: Art of the Electric Guitar

Various

Workshop: Canadian Songwriter Challenge

Northern Ontario

Workshop: Fiddle Styles

Various

Workshop: Improvisation & Soundscapes

Various

Workshop: Instrumentalism

Various

Workshop: Land of Songs

Various

Workshop: Sad Song Sunday

Various

Workshop: Songs of Love and Hate – A Tribute to Leonard Cohen

Various

Workshop: Songs of Praise & Joy

Various

Workshop: That Ol’ Time Feel

Various

Workshop: Tradition Evolves…

Various

Yukon Blonde

Vancouver, British Columbia