The Sanderson Centre has been a Downtown Brantford entertainment destination since 1919. Its magnificent design and architecture represents our remarkable past and reflects the evolution and growth of our heritage and culture today.


Gord Bamford

Australian-born & Alberta-raised, Gord Bamford stands as one of the most decorated artists in Canadian country music with an impressive 24 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) awards, multi JUNO nominations and the only two-time winner out of Nashville’s Country Music Association (CMA) receiving the 2013 & 2015 CMA Global Country Artist award.  His distinctive sound and songwriting ability defines Gord Bamford as one of country music’s best neotraditional artists.

Date: Wed Jan 31 8:00 PM
Pricing Info: $45.00 / $38.00




Classic Albums Live presents Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Rumours is the hardest album for CAL to perform. That’s quite a statement but they’ve got it covered.  CAL wants the floorboards of the Sanderson Centre to moan along with them on this album. They would love to see the ushers singing along.  Everyone in the audience has owned a format of this album. If ever there was a definition of a Classic Album - Rumours is it. Classic Albums Live is the modern day symphony. Don’t miss it!

Date: Sat Feb 10 8:00 PM
Pricing Info: $40.00   Classic Albums Series Price:  $30.00



Brantford Downtown Jazz Presents JOHN MACLEOD SEXTET

John MacLeod has led a distinguished career spanning 40 years on the Canadian music scene. His first major national and international exposure was as a soloist with Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass, beginning in 1983. His playing can be heard on many Spitfire Band and Boss Brass albums including 2 Grammy Award winners. John’s other playing experience to date includes all forms of jazz performance; live theatre; and studio recording for film, TV and radio.  

Date: Mon Feb 12 8:00 PM
Pricing Info: $30.00



Shantero Productions presents RON JAMES - Full Throttle!

Award-winning comedian RON JAMES has been selling out theatres for 15 years with his marathon, side-splitting, kinetically charged performances. Marshaling a comedian’s eye for satire and a writer’s ear for language, Ron takes his audience on a breath-taking, non-stop roller coaster ride, cutting a wide swath through contemporary culture with his razor-sharp ribald wit, uncompromising standards and unique, poetically honed delivery ... a stand-out amongst ‘stand-ups’. 

Date: Sat Feb 17 7:30 PM
Pricing Info: $57.50



Brett Kissel - WE WERE THAT SONG TOUR with special guest Dan Davidson

Last month at the CCMA Awards in Saskatoon, Brett premiered his new single "We Were That Song" with a show-stopping performance live on the nationwide broadcast.  In addition to his second straight Male Artist of the Year win, Brett was also awarded Music Video of the Year and Interactive Artist of the Year, bringing his career tally to 10 CCMA Award wins.  Country newcomer Dan Davidson, who recently celebrated his first gold certified single with his hit Found, will join Kissel as a special guest.  Don’t miss Brett Kissel CCMA Award winner Male Artist of the Year.  

Date: Tue Feb 20 7:30 PM
Pricing Info: $49.50




Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal

Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash and her collaborator, musical director, guitarist and husband John Leventhal present an acoustic evening celebrating her prolific and deeply-rooted catalog of music. Her collection of American roots songs encompasses sounds of the blues, gospel, folk, country and rock which together take the audience on a rich journey. Rosanne Cash, a four time Grammy-winner and a member the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, has recorded fifteen albums and has charted twenty-one top forty country singles, eleven of which reached number one.

Date: Thu Feb 22 7:00 PM
Pricing Info: $65.00 / $55.00




Fred Penner

From the small screen to the live stage; from writing songs to composing scores acclaimed family entertainer, singer/songwriter, composer, actor, writer, author, TV host and keynote speaker Fred Penner comes to Brantford.  Don’t miss this seasoned performer’s ability to blend his considerable talents and awards from the past 25 years on our stage. 

Date: Sun Feb 25 2:00 PM
Pricing Info: $30.00




Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers - The Best Of

For 35 years Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers have been touring Canada, splashing their unique taste of Newfoundland through more than 360 communities as far flung as Port Hardy, Iqaluit, Leading Tickles and Toronto.  The flavour of the Buddy experience is one of home grown folk music, songs and humour.  With poignant recitations, sublime song portraiture, beautiful traditional music and emotional travel anecdotes, liberally dosed with zany sketches and monologues to widen the emotional loop, their audiences are left teary eyed and simultaneously exhausted from laughter. All in all the best two hours you’ll ever spend.  

Date: Tue Mar 6 7:00 PM
Pricing Info: $39.00



Tom Cochrane and Red Rider

Multi- Juno award winning, Tom Cochrane has cemented his place as a Canadian music icon and his music has stood the test of time.  He will take the stage with his band Red Rider, offering a passionate, crowd-pleasing performance.

Date: Thu Mar 15 8:00 PM
Pricing Info: $60.00 / $50.00



Little Bit Country - Little Bit Rock and Roll Volume 3 2018

This is the third volume of the popular and successful series: “A Little Country - A Little Rock and Roll”  

The first two volumes sold out to capacity crowds. The audiences loved the concept, variety and quality of the shows so much that they demanded more. This third volume features Houston McPherson as your host and MC. 

Date: Wed Mar 28 2:00 PM
Pricing Info: $40.00



Kim Mitchell

"I'm just doing my Rock N Roll duty, creating a buzz, buzz, buzz, some say I'm in it for the money, but I'm in it for the love, love, love."  That's Canadian Rock icon, Kim Mitchell's personal mission statement.  Experience LIVE Mitchell's performance of numerous  hits, including "Go For Soda", "All We Are" , "Patio Lanterns" , several classics from his early days as leader of Max Webster, and even a couple of newly recorded tracks!  It's guaranteed to be an evening you won't soon forget!"

Date: Wed Apr 4 8:00 PM
Pricing Info: $45.00




Classic Albums Live presents Led Zeppelin 1

Classic Albums Live has put together the greatest Led Zeppelin band in the world. They finish their 2017 - 2018 series with one of the greatest albums ever made Led Zeppelin 1 with Good Times Bad Times, Dazed and Confused and Communication Breakdown. Note for Note, Cut for Cut.  Don’t miss it.

Date: Thu May 17 8:00 PM
Pricing Info: $40.00    Classic Albums Series Price:  $30.00