and Lauren Baron
Like a beacon to music fans, Lighthouse will shine from the Sanderson Centre on Nov. 1.
The venerable Canadian rock act makes its return to Brantford nearly four decades after staging the largest indoor rock show in the city’s history.
Over the years, the band’s show has been perfected, offering the perfect mix of old favourites like Sunny Days, One Fine Morning and Pretty Lady along with newer songs that are sure to impress, says Lighthouse frontman and founder Skip Prokop.
“We don’t have pyrotechnics, we don’t kill chickens on stage, so when you come to see Lighthouse, it is an unbelievable two hours of the very best music,” Prokop said. “It’s always a great transfer of energy from band to audience and audience to band and that just raises the energy in the room.”
The concert is a benefit for Freedom House Church’s Kindness Project, a city-wide initiative run by the local church that aims to “see Brantford changed by good into good with kindness.”
The initiative fits right in with the way Lighthouse aims to balance its music with community support, Prokop said.
“Lighthouse has always been open to helping charities and movements,” Prokop said. “We’ve been all over the world and see hundreds of situations where you say ‘what am I complaining about?’”
Brantford-born Ray Materick will open the show, which will also include a performance by Prokop and his son, local resident Jamie Prokop.
Tickets cost $30 for general admission or $45 for a ticket that includes admission to an after party at Freedom House Church featuring Lighthouse and entertainment by Paul “Fingers” Minard.
Tickets can be purchased at the Sanderson Centre box office at 88 Dalhousie St., by phone at 519-758-8090 or online at www.sandersoncentre.ca.