Rockers and comedians hit the stage during festival

by Morinville News Staff

Rockers and stand up comedians will be the main entertainment during this year’s St. Jean Baptiste Festival. The festival kicks off with the Library Comedy Show fundraiser Friday night and continues with a 1970s Cabaret Saturday night.

‘70s rocker Nick Gilder (Sweeney Todd) will be the special guest performer at Saturday night’s ‘70s Cabaret at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. Gilder was last in Morinville in 2013, and returns for the Vanier Reunion Cabaret concert. He will be joined by the Polyester Coyotes — Paul Smith, David LeBel and Ed Bulger.

Tickets for the concert are $30 and available at the door.


Comedy returns

Stand up comedy returns to the Morinville Community Cultural Centre June 19 to kick off the annual St. Jean Baptiste Festival weekend. After a successful inaugural year, the Morinville Community Library and board are once again trading checking out books for promoting a live comedy show.

This year’s headliner is Mike Dambra, the Smart-Ass King of Comedy. He has opened for Howie Mandel, Rosie O’Donnell, Adam Sandler, Michael Bolton and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.


Opening for Dambra is Edmonton comic Ken Hicks, who has performed at Caroline’s on Broadway, in New York City, and at The World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas.

The show is sponsored by Infinite Event Services and The Morinville News. Tickets are $15 per person. Single tickets and tables for the licensed event are available at the Morinville Community Library front desk and at the door.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.

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