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Christian folk artist, Steve Bell, visits Rosebud on Oct. 16

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After 25 years of singing, songwriting and playing guitar as a solo Christian folk artist, Steve Bell is finally coming to Rosebud.


On Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m., the Juno award-winner will take the stage at the Rosebud Theatre Opera House as part of his 25th Anniversary Pilgrimage Tour. During his performance audience members can expect an entertaining variety of tunes and tales from Bell’s years as a musical icon.
A number of artists and their productions have been brought in to the valley throughout Rosebud Theatre’s Rosebud Presents series including Lewis & Royal, Ron Beattie in Wingfield’s Progress, Panic Squad, Julia Mackey in Jake’s Gift, and now Steve Bell. This concert was a natural fit for Rosebud as “Rosebud is a place where storytelling, music and faith take centre stage. So, it’s no surprise that we would find a way to bring Steve Bell in to share his unique and amazing brand of music and storytelling with our audience” explains Artistic Director, Morris Ertman. “I’ve seen Steve at large venues in major cities intimately connect his down-to-earth humour and melody with people. In Rosebud, people will find themselves right up close and personal with one of the most personable performers ever.”
Born into a musical family, Bell has been performing and touring since he was eight years old. His dad was the chaplain at the Drumheller Penitentiary, and he learned to play guitar with inmates in that prison, so this show will be something of a homecoming.
In the early eighties Bell began to make his mark with the folk trio Elias, Schritt and Bell. However, in 1989 he ventured out on his own and his career really started to take off. He wrote his first album, Comfort My People, in six months and has released 15 more CDs, three concert videos and performed more than 1,500 concerts across Canada, the U.S., India, Thailand, the Philippines, Poland, Bulgaria, Ireland, and throughout the Caribbean.
Bell has demonstrated his commitment to his vocation by his hard work and released his 17th career CD, Keening for the Dawn — Christmastide, in 2012. For this dedication, as well as his advocacy work for the less fortunate, Steve was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Along with this prestigious award, Bell has received over 18 other awards and 12 nominations throughout his career honouring his artistic talent and leadership.
Joining Bell for a few songs will be his close friend, Don Amero. A rising singer/songwriter, Amero has several awards and nominations as well, spanning the Junos, the Prairie Music Awards, the Canadian Aboriginal Awards, and the Canadian Folk Awards.
Steve Bell and Don Amero will perform in Rosebud on Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rosebud Theatre Opera House. This concert does not include a meal, however, Wild Horse Jack’s will be taking reservations (1-877-987-2999). Regular tickets are $32 or for season ticket holders they are $26. Group pricing is also available for groups of 20 or more. For a full biography and concert dates visit stevebell.com.
Also playing at Rosebud Theatre this October is Doubt: A Parable from Sept. 19 to Oct. 25. The show takes place in 1964 in The Bronx where Father Flynn, a charismatic priest moving with the times, locks horns with Sister Aloysius, a traditional nun guarding the students in her care with order and discipline. When a new teacher suspects Flynn of paying one student too much attention, Sister Aloysius launches a crusade to expose the truth at whatever the cost. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play unfolds a tightly woven mystery — the stakes terrifyingly high — an eloquent and provocative investigation of elusive truth and the cost of certainty. Matinee performances are available on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays and evening shows are on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets include a delicious buffet meal at the Rosebud Mercantile before the performance. Adult tickets range from $61.95 to $75.60. Senior, student, child and group pricing are available as well.
For more information or to reserve tickets for either performance, visit www.rosebudtheatre.com or contact the Box Office at 1-800-267-7553.

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