Upcoming Shows
September 21, 2024
2024-25 Season
7:00 pm

Jake Vaadeland & The Sturgeon River Boys

The Joshua Bates Centre is set to kick off our 29th season with a bang on Saturday September 21st,
2024, and we hope you’ll be in the audience to join us, as we welcome Saskatchewan’s own Jake
Vaadeland & The Sturgeon River Boys to the stage. Fresh off a US/UK tour, Jake will roll into town for a
special one night only performance.

Jake Vaadeland strives to write and play songs that tell stories through his music and are easily relatable
to his audience. Jake is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, blending Bluegrass and 50’s
, all packaged in a foot-stomping, high-energy performance that our JBC audience won’t soon

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January 25, 2025
2024-25 Season
7:00 pm

Canadian Women In Song – Tribute show

Join us for an evening of empowering entertainment, as a group of great Canadian women sing songs,
and pay tribute to some other great Canadian women.

Including the songs of Celine Dion, Buffy Sainte Marie, Avril Lavigne, Anne Murray, Chantal Kreviazuk, k.d. lang, Jann Arden, Sarah McLachlan and more...

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March 14, 2025
2024-25 Season
7:00 pm

Kelli Trottier

Come join us for a night full of high energy, and packed full of fun, as we welcome Kelli Trottier
to the JBC stage.

Kelli’s shows run the gamut of barn-burning Celtic instrumentals, to Western Swing, Country and everything in between! Throw in a little step dancing into the mix, and our audience is in for an exciting and entertaining show suitable for all ages.

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April 26, 2025
2024-25 Season
7:00 pm

Erica Brighthill & Dan Petti

Erica Brighthill is a star on the rise!! YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS her debut at JBC.

Influenced by strong, empowering country woman such as Shania Twain and Carrie Underwood, Erica
aspires to influence young women worldwide through her brand of authentic and empowering country

Garnering recognition & impressive accolades and sharing stages with multiple Juno and CCMA
award winner Dallas Smith and with The Rivertown Saints, Erica has captivated audiences all over Ontario and
Quebec — from RBC Bluesfest to the Diamond in the Rough New Artist showcase at CCMA week 2023.

Dan has been singing his whole life, and he has earned the title of Country Artist of the Year at the
2024 Ottawa Faces Awards show.

Locally, Dan has performed at the Soundcheck Summer Jam, and his song “One Day” has become a popular wedding song.

Come out and hear 2 fantastic singer/songwriters perform on the Joshua Bates Centre stage

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Welcome to the Joshua Bates Centre

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

Tickets for the 2023-24 Season are now on sale!