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MEMORIES OF THE BRANT INN
February 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
ONE BURLINGTON PRESENTS MEMORIES OF THE BRANT INN AT PORT NELSON UNITED
A CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4TH
ONE BURLINGTON, our city’s organization dedicated to the celebration of faith and culture, is presenting a live event acknowledging Black History Month for the first tine since 2020. Over the years of the pandemic we have inaugurated a number of successful Outreach virtual events on Black and Indigenous themes and a successful Food Drive.
MEMORIES OF THE BRANT INN salutes the legendary supper club that graced the shore of Lake Ontario just west of Brant Street from the 1920’s to the 1960’s. During that glorious era, the Brant Inn played host to the world’s finest pop and jazz musicians.
ONE BURLINGTON is going to pay special tribute to the extraordinary Black musicians who played the BRANT INN. These included none other than Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Lena Horne among many others.
To help us celebrate we have invited the great Billy Newton-Davis to lead a quartet of stellar local performers. Newton-Davis has performed across North America, including Broadway, and was for many years a member of the acclaimed a cappella quartet The Nylons.
He will be joined by Hayley Lewis, the Burlington-born singer/dancer/actor, and Tracy Cain, well known to Hamilton audiences for her numerous appearances in musical theatre productions. Oakville’s Stu Harrison, one of Canada’s finest jazz pianists, will serve as Music Director. Ancilla Ho-Young and Robert Missen, who comprise the Outreach Committee of One Burlington along with Barbara Anderson-Huget, will serve as hosts for the matinee.
MEMORIES OF THE BRANT INN will be presented in the beautiful new Roseland Hall at Port Nelson United Church. Admission is fee. Caribbean-themed refreshments will be served.
We look forward to returning you to an illustrious period in Burlington’s history.
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