Canadian Singer/Songwriter Icon Gordon Lightfoot returns to the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines, Niagara

Celebrate his 80th birthday with a North American tour in 2019

Tickets on sale to HOT TICKET members this Wednesday, November 28th, 2018!

Some Exciting News from the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario

Posted November 26th, 2018 on Niagara At Large

St. Catharines, Ontario – We are ecstatic to announce two performances with Gordon Lightfoot, on sale to HOT TICKET Members starting this Wednesday. The beloved singer-songwriter will perform in Partridge Hall on Thursday 11 April and Friday 12 April 2019 for two up close and personal evenings of stories and song.

Lightfoot’s history with St. Catharines runs deep – his last performance at the PAC was part of The Legend Lives On 2017 tour that found the singer criss-cross North America for 79 dates between March and November. In 1968, some 50 years ago, Lightfoot played to a packed crowd at the Palace Theatre in downtown St. Catharines (the site of the former Town Cinema) directly across the street from the FirstOntario PAC.

Recently celebrating his 80th birthday, Gordon Lightfoot is beloved by music fans around the world, Gordon Lightfoot holds international recognition as a singer and songwriter. Cover versions of his songs have been recorded by artists including Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand and Johnny Cash.

In 1971 he earned his first Top Ten hit when “If You Could Read My Mind” became an international sensation and in 1974, his single “Sundown” went to number one on the American charts, followed two years later by “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” which reached number two on the U.S. Billboard charts.

He continues to perform extensively throughout the United States and Canada.
Gordon Lightfoot has won 15 JUNO Awards and has been nominated for five Grammy Awards.

He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. In May 2003, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada and is also a member of the Order of Ontario. In 2004 he was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in 2012 into the U.S. Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Tickets go on sale to:

  • HOT TICKET Members: Wednesday 28 November at noon.
  • General Public: Friday 30 November at 10am.
  • REGULAR: $109 // MEMBERS: $ 94

Two nights with Gordon Lightfoot!
On stage in Partridge Hall, FirstOntario PAC, 250 St.Paul Street, downtown St. Catharines. >> Thur 11 April and Fri 12 April at 8pm.

For more information about the 2018/19 HOT TICKET Season, visit our website at or contact the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Box Office by phone 905-688-0722, email, or in person at 250 St. Paul Street,  St. Catharines.

Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-2pm

About the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre is a 95,000 square foot cultural complex comprised of four state-of-the-art performance venues that host a signature presentation of international and local performing artists. Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre plays a vital role in the renaissance of downtown St. Catharines, serving as the catalyst in modernizing the area and reinforcing the brilliance of Niagara region’s diverse cultural cluster.

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