Niagara Gazette

Night & Day

November 7, 2013

JENNINGS: This weekend's lineup is a laughing matter


Niagara Gazette — Speaking of Chuck, his autobiography “The Grand Illusion: Love, Lies, and My Life With Styx,” is one of my favorite rock biographies. I had the honor of interviewing him shortly after the book came out and he is an amazing person.

Tickets for the shows start at $45 Canadian and are available through Ticketmaster. If I had the money I would be there three nights in a row! I will be there opening night.

On Sunday and Monday, Bette Midler will be at Fallsview for an intimate interview about her career. I can only imagine how incredible that will be considering the legendary career she has had. Those tickets start at $90 Canadian.

Back to Friday, at First Niagara Center where Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will be performing. The duo is best known for the massive hit “Thrift Shop.” I am not a huge fan of hip-hop, but Macklemore is quite a success story and he does a lot of things right. Tickets for the show are all reasonable and run from $32.50 to $45 and available through

On Sunday, the Tralf will be hosting a special blues show with Golden State Lonestar Revue featuring Mark Hummel, Little Charlie Baty and Anson Funderburgh along with Joe Beard a guest of Steve Grills and the Roadmasters. The show is billed as “ A Concert to Honor American Veterans.” Tickets are $23 in advance $26 day of show and free to Veterans. Call The Tralf at 852-2860 for details on how to get your tickets.

Looking ahead to Tuesday, the woman known to my family as “cousin Sinead” (my grandmother was an O’Connor) will be coming to the Riviera Theatre. I emailed, I called, and I emailed again for an interview with the iconic singer Sinead O’Connor, but was unable to secure an interview (or even a response or return call!) Tickets to see the Grammy Award winning possible cousin of Thom Jennings start at $41.50 and are available at

Finally, our show on a tank of gas is the Dixie Chicks in Hamilton, Ont., on Saturday. The 13-time Grammy Award winning multi-platinum selling trio will be at Copps Coliseum and tickets start at $52 Canadian and available through Ticketmaster. It’s great to see them back together.

Thom Jennings covers the local music scene for Night and Day.

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