Where's Wendell Now
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May
May 5 I’m back at Mulligans in Mississauga. The Stew rides again. You know all the info from previous listings. https://mulliganspub.ca
May 6-13 I’m going on a little tour with my longtime friends, The Good Brothers and we’re heading for the East Coast. If you have friends or relatives down in the area’s we’re playing, please let them know. They’re in for a good show. I kick it off with a 30 minute acoustic set of my best finger-style guitar picking and my funniest songs and then The Good Brothers come on and I play bass along with them. Great songs, stories and laughs.
May 7 Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick. We played here last year and it’s a beautiful, old, wooden hall that sounds great. It’s called the Second Wind Music Centre and after the 20 hour drive… we’ll all need our second wind. Possiblty our third? The venue is located at 16 Curtis Road and the show starts at 7:00pm. Call the Second Wind Music Centre for reservations and other info and here’s their website: https://www.secondwindmusiccentre.ca
May 8 We’re at the Trailside Music Hall in downtown Charlottetown PEI. My father was born and raised there and I still have lots of relatives there. I spent a lot of time on the island in my younger days and it’s always nice to get back there.The Trailside is located at 155 Kent Street Charlottetown and the venue phone is 902-367-3311. Here’s link to their website: https://trailside.ca
May 9 We’re at the west end of PEI in Montague at the Copper Bottom Brewery. Mmmm! Sounds good. They’re located at 567 Main St. in Montague and their number is 902-361-2337. Our show starts at 7:00PM. Here’s link to their website: https://www.copperbottombrewing.com
May 10 The Goods are playing in Shepody New Brunswick at Adair’s Wilderness Lodge. That’s located at 900 Creek Road and the contact number is 506-432-6687. Again the show starts at 7:00PM. https://adairswildernesslodge.com
May 11 We’re at the Legion in Pictou Nova Scotia. I happen to love Legions. The cold beer, the cheap, good  food and the friendly people. I like it so much I’ve been a card carrying member for the last few years. The official title is the Nova Scotia deCoste/Pictou Legion and we start at 7:00PM. Their number is 902-485-8848. Here’s a link: https://decostecentre.ca/events-and-shows/performances/
May 12 We’re in New Brunswick in Rexton playing the Ice Shack at 49 Centennial Avenue West at 7:00PM. Not much info on the web about the Ice Shack. Is it a skating place? An ice cream franchise? Do they sell uncut diamonds? Your job is to check it out.
Then it's a long drive home.
May 18 I’m with The Stew at Revival 1863 in Orangeville. I’ve told you before about this really neat spot. Drinks with smoke coming out of them, a bank vault, tooled leather couches, a test your sexiness machine, what more could you want? This secret hideaway is located at 35 Armstrong Street Orangeville. Here’s their website: Downbeat is 7:00pm. https://www.revival1863.com/home
May 19 Back at Mulligans. 4-7-ish. See a previous listing for full details. https://mulliganspub.ca
May 23  I’m the musical guest with Lou Moore at the Olde Village FreeHouse in Newmarket. Downbeat is 7:00PM and we always have a blast and a half. It’s pretty tight in there so reservations are recommended. The OVFH is located at 196 Main Street S. Newmarket and here’s the link: https://www.oldevillagefreehouse.com
May 24 The Montcrest Swing Band is doing their semi-annual show at Grossman’s Tavern from 7:00-9:00PM. This is a 20 piece orchestra and we do a lot of Basie, Ellington, Les Brown, Neal Hefti and a few modern tunes as well. It’s a little out of my wheelhouse but I’m having a great time trying to tread water with these crazy cats. It’s a $5 cover charge but we gladly accept what you want to donate. Grossman’s is located at 377 Spadina Avenue. Their number is 416-977-7000. Here’s a link: https://grossmanstavern.com
May 25 Ed Smith and the Even Squares are back at the Black Bear Pub. Ed is a great traditional country singer and this is a nice sounding room. The only drag is everyone has to walk past me to get to the washroom. We start at 8:00pm and go until we drop. I don’t believe there’s any cover charge.
1125 O’Connor Drive (Hey! That rhymes l!) https://www.blackbearpub.ca
May 26 I’m back with the Stew at Mulligans.  https://mulliganspub.ca
May 31- June 2  It’s the CMAO (Country Music Association Ontario) annual awards weekend. This year it’s taking place in Mississauga. Yay! Close to home. Lots of events, Legacy Show, Showcases, Seminars, Performances and free events culminating in the Awards presentation. I’ll be MD’ing a few events. For into go to: https://ccma.org/edmonton-2024/
June
June 1-2 It’s the CMAO (Country Music Association Ontario) annual awards weekend. This year it’s taking place in Mississauga. Yay! Close to home. Lots of events, Legacy Show, Showcases, Seminars, Performances and free events culminating in the Awards presentation. I’ll be MD’ing a few events. For into go to: https://ccma.org/edmonton-2024/
June 8 I’m with the Steel Horse Gypsies at the Duke of York in Toronto. I used to play here decades ago with country bands. I’t’ll be good to see the old place.There’s another band appearing with us, ’Southern Fried’. Doors at 8 and show starts at 9PM.  The Duke is located at 1225 Queen St. E. and here’s a link: https://dukepubs.ca/duke-of-york/
June 9 The Stew is back at Mulligans from 4-7. We’ve had a few crazy weeks with our beloved keyboard player Rob Gusevs vacationing in Europe, but he should be back and tanned with stories (if he wasn’t drafted into the Latvian Army?) Mulligans is located at 2458 Dundas Street in Mississauga east of the corner of Winston Churchill and Dundas. Here’s a link: https://mulliganspub.ca
June 14 The Stew are back at the Long Branch Legion Branch 101. This is a fun gig and the folks really like to dance. Again, cheap, cold beer, and food at good prices and loaded with nice happy people. Downbeat is 7:00PPM. This branch is located at 3850 Lakeshore Blvd West (Lakeshore near Brown’s Line in New Toronto). Here’s a link:  https://www.legion101.com
June 15  I believe I’m up in Gravenhurst with Bill McConnell and the Steel Horse Gypsies. We’re doing an ‘in store’ show at the Gravenhurst Long & McQuade’s from 2 until 3:00PM. I think? Check back closer to the date.
June 16 I’m back again at Mulligans in the Woodchester Place in Mississauga. We start at 4 and go until 7:00-ish. Always lot of fun and good music. https://mulliganspub.ca
June 23 I’m at Mulligans Pub again. https://mulliganspub.ca​​​​​​​
June 24 The Steel Horse Gypsies ride again. This time in Haliburton at Canoe FM, 739 Mountain St.. It’s an in-station appearance to plug the upcoming gig in Bracebridge on July 6. Tune in to 100.9FM around 1:00PM. 
June 30 This is The Stew's last gig at Mulligans as we take the summer off. C’mon out for our swan song from 4 - 7PM. and we’ll see you in September. https://mulliganspub.ca​​​​​​​
  
July
July 6 The Steel Horse Gypsies are playing in Bracebridge at Bracebridge Hall, 17 Manitoba Street, presented by the town of Bracebridge.
July 7  I’m playing with the Ron Robertson Band at the Port Dover Legion from 2 until 6PM. Ron plays a lots of good country and classic rock and me and his band always have a good time. https://www.facebook.com/PortDoverRoyalCanadianLegionBranch158/
July 12 The Stew are once again at Revival 1863 in Orangeville. This is a great club and we sound good in that room. Downbeat is 8:00pm and read one of my previous descriptions to catch the vibe of the place. Located at 35 Armstrong St. Orangeville. Here’s the website: https://www.revival1863.com/home
Juy 29 I’m doing a Wendell Ferguson Show for Coulson Concerts. This is a 'folk club’ gig presented by Anne Walker (herself a fine artist) but I hired some good friends to back me up and I’m very excited about it. I play in a fun band called Betty and the Bobs. We only work a few times a year. But this time I've hired all the Bob’s plus myself and we’re going to do a show without the ladies. Drummer Rich Greenspoon, Bassist David Woodhead, and pianist Dave Matheson will all be joining me and making some glorious music. And it’s gonna happen from 2 until 4Pm in a beautiful setting in an old wooden church  located at 301 Horseshoe Valley Road West Oro-Medonte. All the info and directions, as well as who else is performing this season, can be found on Anne’s website:  https://annewalker.ca/the-coulson-concerts
August
Aug 3 I’m back down in the Lake Erie region with the Ron Robertson Band at a high-end, posh trailer park called ShoreAcres. It’s a gated community and they have a wonderful celebration down there. Last year the weather was perfect. We played to some lovely people on a high hill overlooking Lake Erie. And I got to eat pie at the end of the evening. And not only that, I got my own pie with my name on it to take home. (Thank you Dorothy!) This is a private affair for the residents of Shore Acres only.
Aug 10 The Steel Horse Gypsie are playing the Potato Festival in Alliston. (It’s sort of a ‘roots’ festival) Show time for the Gypsies is 8:00pm. Looks like lots of fun. Here’s the link: https://allistonpotatofest.com​​​​​​​
Aug 15 I’m doing a private gig with a good friend. But it’s private so not another word. 
Aug 16 The Stew are back at our favorite Legion, Branch 101 on the Lakeshore. C’mon out and dance. Everybody’s doing it.. Downbeat is 7:00PM. Here’s the link with all the info: https://www.legion101.com
September
Sept 11-14 I’ll be out in Edmonton for Canadian Country Music Week. My duties generally involve doing the Legends Show. I’ve been doing it for years and really love to work with the high quality people that perform on that show. I don’t know exactly who is appearing this year, but tickets are available on this site: https://ccma.org/edmonton-2024/
E-mail: wendell@wendellferguson.com
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