Get Lost Together With Blue Rodeo At Peterborough Memorial Centre

Blue Rodeo will be returning to the Peterborough Memorial Centre on Friday, December 27th, performing with special guest Elliott Brood. 

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 6th in person at the Grant Thornton Box Office inside the PMC, by phone at 705.743.3561 or online at


“Last year, the perfect tonic for the winter blues was to celebrate with the good people of Peterborough, and we’re so glad to be doing it again!" says Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy.

Blue Rodeo—comprised of Jim Cuddy (vocals/guitar), Greg Keelor (vocals/guitar), Bazil Donovan (bass), Glenn Milchem (drums/vocals), Colin Cripps (guitar/vocals) and Mike Boguski (keyboards)—has sold over 4 million albums, won countless Juno awards, been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, been named to the Order of Canada and have been honoured with the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award. 

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Blue Rodeo To Play Memorial Centre December 28th, Portion Of Proceeds To GPHSF

The Peterborough Memorial Centre and GPHSF, Your Family Health Team Foundation, has announced that Blue Rodeo will be performing at the Peterborough Memorial Centre on Friday, December, 28th with special guests.  

“We are so thrilled to have the iconic Canadian band Blue Rodeo coming to play at the Peterborough Memorial Centre,” says Laura Kennedy, Executive Director, GPHSF. “It is a privilege for us to be able to partner on this event with the Peterborough Memorial Centre and we are very grateful that a portion of ticket sales will be invested in local health care across Peterborough City and County. 

Photo via Blue Rodeo Facebook page

Photo via Blue Rodeo Facebook page

With their 14th Warner Music Canada studio album, 1000 Arms, Blue Rodeo’s successes include induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame (2012), receiving a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award (2014) and selling in excess of four million records over the years.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, September 20th in person at the Collins Barrow Box Office inside the PMC, by phone 705-743-3561 and online at

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Watch: Blue Rodeo Covers "Bobcaygeon" In Honour Of Gord Downie & The Hip

On his The Strombo Show YouTube channel, George Stroumboulopoulos has the "House of Strombo" where he opens his door to musicans across a variety of music genres who play live shows in his home.

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Blue Rodeo performed there in an intimate performance to celebrate The Tragically Hip and Gord Downie with a touching cover of "Bobcaygeon".

Watch it below...

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A Peterborough Woman, Her Late Dad And The Beautiful Connection Blue Rodeo Has To Them

Mark holding his baby Ashley at 6 months

Mark holding his baby Ashley at 6 months

Congrats to Peterborough's Ashley Doherty, winner of our VIP Blue Rodeo contest, who will be attending their special concert August 8th at the Memorial Centre as part of Trent University's 50th anniversary celebrations.

When we informed her she won, she told us this in an email: "Wow, thank you so much! My Dad brought me up listening to Blue Rodeo.... I can still hear him singing along. He is no longer with us, so this is extra special for me :)"

Mark always having fun

Mark always having fun

We asked Ashley to elaborate in a subsequent email. And she did. Keep some Kleenex handy. OK, here we go...

"My Dad, Mark, meant a lot to me. I was definitely his girl! Always laughing, singing and joking around. He was SUCH a happy person despite the fatal disease—scleroderma—that attacked his lungs. He lived with it for the last 15 years of his life. You would have never known he was ill if it wasn't for the oxygen tank he had to rely on for the last few years of his life. Besides not looking 'sick', he always had a smile ear to ear. He loved his family and friends so much.

Mark & Ashley

Mark & Ashley

He also loved music! He always sang with a smile. He wasn't a musician.... But whenever he played a record, CD, or heard a good song on the radio, you could count on him belting out the lyrics! I can remember him singing Blue Rodeo songs way back. The first song I remembered him singing along to was "Try". And the album Five days In July was definitely a favourite. I can still hear him singing along to "5 Days In May" like it was yesterday. I think I can speak for my entire family when I say that when a Blue Rodeo song comes on... My Dad enters my mind. His smile. His laugh. His voice. His true love of life.

Ashley, our Blue Rodeo VIP winner

Ashley, our Blue Rodeo VIP winner

Unfortunately, we lost him Christmas 1999. It's been a long time, but it still feels like he was here yesterday. He lives on in his family. You can see my Dad in me and my brother Trevor, and now in my daughter Ellie. I can see my Dad in his mother, sister, brother, and 4 nephews. He will never be truly gone.

Instead of dwelling on the fact that he had this fatal disease, he LIVED. He was so happy, he loved life. He went to work, stayed fit by going to the gym, provided for his family, and made mine and my brother's childhood so much fun!"

So yeah, Ashley, enjoy your tickets. Somehow, you were meant to win these. This one's for you and your Dad...

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How To Win VIP Blue Rodeo Tickets!

For the chance to win 2 VIP Blue Rodeo tickets to their special August 8th concert for Trent University's 50th Anniversary at Peterborough Memorial Centre—including the chance to meet the band, get an autograph, and have your photo taken with them—simply "Like" our Facebook page. (If you already "Like" us, you're automatically entered in contest.) Your seats will be right on the floor!

We'll be picking a winner in the next couple weeks!

So "Like" us now to enter!

And congrats Trent, you are indeed looking beautiful at 50!

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Blue Rodeo To Headline Trent University 50th Anniversary Celebrations (#TrentU50)

Vintage Head of the Trent photo courtesy Trent University

Vintage Head of the Trent photo courtesy Trent University

A series of events planned for Trent University’s 50th anniversary will be headlined by a performance by Blue Rodeo on August 8th as part of the University’s Anniversary Kick-Off Weekend, which takes place August 7th to 10th. The concert takes place at the Peterborough Memorial Centre, and headliners are Trent alumni band The Burning Hell. Tickets are available here.
That weekend of anniversary celebrations also comes with the launch of a special anniversary book about Trent's history, an architectural exhibition, open houses, and Ideas That Change the World Symposium featuring interactive panels with more than 75 esteemed faculty. All Kick-Off Weekend events are open to the entire community and have already attracted registrants from far and wide.
“We invite the entire community to join us in commemorating this historic milestone. Trent is Peterborough’s university,” says Dr. Steven E. Franklin, president and vice-chancellor of Trent University. “Whether you participate in one of the many dynamic events that are planned, share a favourite Trent moment through social media, or (re)connect with the University in a more personal way, we look forward to celebrating with you and thanking the community for all its support throughout Trent’s first half-century.”
To learn more about the full roster of events, visit, follow @TrentUniversity on Twitter and use the hashtag #Trentu50 to interact on social media.
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Peterborough Gets Awesome Bands and Musicians Like Metric, Arkells, Blue Rodeo and Jeff Martin (And Concertgoers Often Film It)

Metric at the Memorial Centre...

Blue Rodeo at Showplace...

Arkells at Wolfstock...

Matthew Good at Showplace...

Tragically Hip at the Memorial Centre...

Trooper at Little Lake Musicfest...

Stephen Fearing at PCVS...

Jeff Martin at Historic Red Dog...

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