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New Empress concert series to feature NB artists

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The Capitol Theatre is proud to announce its line-up for a brand-new concert series! In collaboration with Music NB, SCENE NB is a series of monthly concerts, presented at the Empress Theatre, that will feature exciting artists creating, recording and producing now, from across New Brunswick. Tickets are already on sale and are priced at $15.

SCENE NB will feature:

Amy Stone & The Veneers – October 5, 2017 at 7:30pm

Kevin McIntyre – November 9, 2017 at 7:30pm

Kenny James – January 11, 2018 at 7:30pm

Émilie Landry – February 8, 2018 at 7:30pm

Spoutnique – March 8, 2018 at 7:30pm

Lydia Mainville – April 12, 2018 at 7:30pm

David in the Dark – May 24, 2018 at 7:30pm

“We are thrilled to have New Brunswick artists bring life to the Empress Theatre. This professional multi-purpose room provides a warm and intimate atmosphere where the audience can connect with exciting performers”, said Kim Rayworth, Managing Director of the Capitol Theatre. The Capitol invested in soundproofing the Empress a few years ago, so that it can run shows simultaneously on the main stage and in the Empress. Rayworth added: “This investment allows us to program more performances, impacting the lives of even more people in our community.”

Up first, on October 5:


Beginning as a recording project to showcase Stone’s original songs, the necessity of a live band formed from the recorded tracks taking life as the sessions progressed.

Stone produced her first demos with The Motorleague’s Don Levandier. “Her songs are about the most gut-wrenchingly sincere things I’ve ever heard” says Levandier. “We’ve started and re-started, and re-re-started that recording project more times than I can recall and there’s a lot of pain there, which is what makes it so good!”

The band formed one by one as former Ditchpigs drummer Michel Boudreau joined, followed months later by singer-songwriter Phil Flowers, with each pulling the band in new directions. Most recently joined by Christine Gollan on keys, the band has settled into its groove, waving its multi-genre and decade spanning influence with pride.  

Shards of 90’s alt-rock, Americana singer-songwriter, alt-country tones, and even 50’s pop make their voices heard in Amy Stone & The Veneers, but at the heart of it all is Stone’s painstakingly honest and often refreshingly simplistic approach to songwriting. There are no songs about life experiences not lived and no lived experiences hiding away from the spotlight. Much like the name implies, The Veneers are very much the glossy covering to Stone’s real pain, and that sincerity and undeniable honesty on stage has been taking listeners by absolute surprise since their first show.


Buy three (3) tickets to any show in this series and get a fourth ticket free! Contact the Box Office for details.

Tickets for the entire SCENE NB concert series are on sale at the Capitol Theatre Box Office (811 Main Street, Moncton). They can also be purchased by calling 506-856-4379 or 1-800-567-1922 or online, at