The 2015/2016 Season marks the fifth Season of programming at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre. With a grand total of 68 artists and companies, it is The Centre’s largest offering of arts and entertainment to date. Performers scheduled include Lighthouse, comedian Howie Mandel, Jully Black & Jarvis Church, José Feliciano, classical pianist Emanuel Ax, Broadway legend Colm Wilkinson, and many more. The entire 2015/2016 performance listing can be found at, the brochure is also available for download on The Centre’s website.

Tickets to performances at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre can be purchased online, by phone 905-681-6000, or in person.


2015 fall lineup

Live and Local Series: Melissa Bel and Sharon Musgrave Sep 187:30 PM

Burlington’s own Melissa Bel has a voice of power and soul. Notably in 2014, Bel opened for Tegan and Sara at a showcase at NXNE. Sharon Musgrave’s newest solo project “Outflow” affirms her song writing and vocal prowess as a jazzy, funk, hip hop, fusion goddess.


A Grand Night For Opera Sep 197:30 PM

This concert will feature 3 world-class soloists, along with chorus, and accompanied by orchestra, in a programme of popular operatic favourites. It promises to be a memorable evening of great singing. This concert is part of a larger plan to bring opera to the Burlington region. If you are interested in supporting this initiative please contact Sabatino at


Burlington Concert Band: Hot Classics, Cool Pops Sep 25 8:00 PM

Burlington Concert Band: Hot Classics, Cool Pops. Directed by Zoltan Kalman


Lighthouse Sep 26 8:00 PM

Known for its explosive sound, Lighthouse was the first rock fusion band, combining jazz horns, classical strings and a rock rhythm section – creating a truly unique blend of sound.


Matapa World Music Series: Zal Sissokho (Senegal/Montreal) Oct 01 7:30 PM

Zal Sissokho has not only the name but also the traditions and background of the culture of the Mandingo peoples, in addition to an incredible talent for improvisation. Zal plays the kora and sings melodies, in both the Malinke and Wolof languages, that are inspired by the traditions of West Africa.


Danny Michel Trio Oct 02 7:30 PM

A musical chameleon, able to slip into many genres with ease, Danny Michel’s thoughtful lyrics and earnest performances have earned him a devoted fan base. ” Danny Michel is one of the finest and most charming songwriters to grace the stage.” -Toronto Star


Canada’s Ballet Jörgen – Sleeping Beauty Oct 028:00 PM

After more than 25 successful years, Canada‘s Ballet Jörgen creates its own unique classical ballet rendition of Sleeping Beauty – presenting its World Premiere right here in Burlington.


Markus Oct 03 11:00 AM, Oct 03 2:00 PM

A “Jump and Sing with Markus” concert engages and entertains children and families with a wonderful blend of songs, stories and laughter. His highly interactive show will have everyone singing, dancing and clapping along from the opening beat to the closing song.


Howie Mandel Oct 03 8:00 PM

Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for over 30 years. This Canadian comedian’s versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum, including television, film and stage.

John Best has had a lengthy media management career, in television and radio and now print. As Vice President, News at CHCH in Hamilton, John oversaw a significant expansion of the news operation. He founded Independent Satellite News, Canada’s only television news service providing national content to Canadian independent TV stations. John is a frequent political commentator on radio and television, a documentary producer and author of a book and numerous articles on historical and political subjects. John is a past recipient of the New York Festival’s award for writing in the International TV category.

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