Published on July 27, 2022

The Arden Theatre Presents: The Plaza Series

The Plaza Series welcomes back audiences for another year, featuring talented artists from a variety of musical genres. Connect with friends and neighbours as you sit back, relax and enjoy live music surrounded by the beauty of nature and the flowing Sturgeon River. 

The series kicked off on July 7 with a spectacular performance by Diyet and The Love Soldiers sharing melodies and stories deeply rooted in Diyet’s Indigenous world view and northern life in the ancestral lands of the Kluane First Nation people, in Canada’s Yukon Territory. With weather calling for severe thunderstorms, organizers made the decision to bring the performance inside and treated audiences to an intimate show with seating right on the stage!

The Plaza Series Line Up 

There are still plenty of opportunities to attend The Plaza Series this summer. Performances are scheduled to take place on the Plaza in front of St. Albert Place every Thursday throughout the summer, until September 1. Seating is mostly theatre style, and premium table seating is available for up to six people per table in front of the stage. Shows will take place rain or shine, and in cases of inclement weather, will be moved indoors to The Arden Theatre.

Don’t miss your chance to see the remaining performances:

Christian de la Luna 
July 28 at 7:30 p.m.

A nomadic troubadour, Christian’s sound melds South American music with Caribbean rhythms, funk, and pop allowing him to meet and showcase the world. From Colombia to Edmonton via Quebec and Manitoba, Cristian de la Luna is at home everywhere. Buy Your Tickets 

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
August 4 at 7:30 p.m.

A cultural institution nurturing Edmonton and area’s artistic community, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra will once again fill the Plaza with a selection of beautiful classical masterworks and pop arrangements. Buy Your Tickets 

Scenic Route to Alaska
August 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Equal parts grit and sunshine, Scenic Route to Alaska’s sophisticated lyricism, catchy vocals, and memorable melodies have garnered them fans around the world and always seem to strike the right balance. Buy Your Tickets

Chloe Albert
August 18 at 7:30 p.m.

A prolific, multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter, Chloe Albert’s easy-going charm and insightful authentic storytelling project both a buoyancy and versatility that has made her one to watch in the folk music community. Buy Your Tickets

Good Neighbour Night hosted by Amplify
August 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Good Neighbour Night’s Open Mic invites community members to share their artistic talents on our Plaza stage. Amplify is a year-round arts and leadership development program with a focus on youth. Pay What You Can Tickets 

Taylor Ashton
September 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Accompanying himself on clawhammer banjo and electric guitar, Taylor Ashton croons poignantly clever lyrical insights with his rich and compelling voice, taking influence from Joni Mitchell, Bill Withers, Randy Newman and traditional folk music. Buy Your Tickets

Tickets will also be available at The Arden Theatre box office one hour prior to performances. 

Downtown Dining

Extend your night out and dine at one of the many great restaurants in the Perron District. These pedestrian-friendly blocks in the heart of downtown St. Albert feature an abundance of unique and locally owned boutiques and dining experiences. Check out the Downtown Business Directory for a list of shops and restaurants to check out before or after the show.

The Arden Theatre concession and bar will be in service and a food truck will be on site leading up to and during the event to offer additional dining and food options.

ArtWalk St. Albert

ArtWalk St. Albert will overlap with The Plaza Series on August 4 and September 1. Arrive early to take the self-guided tour and peruse the artists’ market and venues featuring beautiful works from talented makers. Participating venues include St. Albert Public Library, shopWARES, Musée Heritage Museum, Art Gallery of St. Albert, Bookstore on Perron, VASA Gallery and Big Lake Artists' Studio.

Learn more about ArtWalk and plan your ArtWalk Adventure at www.artwalkstalbert.com.
 


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Last edited: July 27, 2022