Welcome to the Joshua Bates Centre Online

The Joshua Bates Centre is a performing arts centre located in Athens, Ontario, that features music, theatre, and comedy. Visitors to our Centre will experience a wide range of sights and sounds that are sure to please everyone.

The JBC is located on the second floor of Athens Town Hall, at 1 Main St. West, corner of Elgin and Main St. It is located at the only flashing traffic light in town. Here it is on the Google map.

For more information about Athens, please visit the Township of Athens Homepage.

East Side of Building


25th Anniversary Special Show

Saturday, January 11, 2020


Jade Eagleson has the kind of traditional sound that is the heart and soul of country music. Even at 23 years old, he has the unique ability to take you back in time to the glory days of Johnny Cash, George Jones and Randy Travis.

Jade, raised on his grandparents’ farm in Ontario, worked alongside his father tending crops and livestock. Life may have occasionally led him off the farm, it always brought him back. Even these days when he isn’t playing his guitar you’ll find him with shovel in hand.

Jade has been making music most of his life, but only considered country music as a career confronted with the harsh reality of how to save the family farm. Although he may have started playing in empty bars, he soon caught his break when he earned his way into the Emerging Artist Showcase for Canada’s largest country music festival in 2017. Jade’s sound stunned audiences easily separating him from the pack, which saw him take home top prize. Jade was immediately signed to Universal Music Canada. Jade’s debut single “Got Your Name on It” was released in 2018 followed by “Count the Ways” in 2019. Check out the songs and videos on www.jadeeagleson.com. You won’t want to miss this show!

Opening for Jade will be local duo, Angie Halladay and Ted Brayton.

Purchase tickets here