Festival of Stars 2018 Love8

Dec 3 2018 - Dec 4 2018

Festival of Stars

Meridian Centre is host to the Festival of the Stars event.  Festival of Stars returns again for another year in St. Catharines.  Headlining this year is Irish singing sensation Daniel O’Donnell, with his band and special guest, Mary Duff. Award-winning country pop singer Crystal Gayle revisits classics including ‘Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue.’ The Irish Jukebox closes this year’s festival, starring Irish crooner Nathan Carter, and featuring former original member of Celtic Woman Chloë Agnew, accordionist Ronnie Kennedy, singer/drummer Nigel Connell, as well as Canadian fiddle and step-dancing champions The Fitzgeralds.

Crystal Gayle

Monday, December 3 at 8 pm

Award-winning country and pop singer Crystal Gayle joins the lineup of Festival of Stars 2018. Sister of Loretta Lynn, and a Hollywood Walk of Fame inductee in 2017, Crystal is known for her #1 hit ‘Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue,’ which also won her a GRAMMY Award in 1978. She’s had 17 other songs at the top of the Billboard charts during the 1970s and 80s, as well as awards from the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music, and the American Music Awards. At the Festival of Stars, Crystal will perform her biggest hits from her 40+ years in the music business.

Daniel O’Donnell

Tuesday, December 4 at 1:30 pm

Returning to Festival of Stars, see Irish singing sensation Daniel O’Donnell, with special guest Mary Duff. A household name in countries all over the world with more than 12 million CD and DVD sales and 12 national PBS television specials, Daniel has also had a different album on the UK charts every year for 28 consecutive years. His versatile voice and signature Irish charm have been captivating audiences for almost 40 years. Join him for a concert of favourites, including ‘Danny Boy,’ ‘Rivers of Babylon,’ ‘Stand Beside Me,’ ‘Moon over Ireland,’ and many more.

The Irish Jukebox starring Nathan Carter

Tuesday, December 4 at 8 pm

After his first North American tour in September 2017, Irish crooner Nathan Carter is returning to Canada to headline The Irish Jukebox during Festival of Stars 2018. See Nathan and his band perform a program of hits from his new album, Livin’ the Dream, old country favourites, contemporary standards like ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water,’ and his popular songs ‘Galway Girl’ and ‘Wagon Wheel.’

Alongside Nathan, fans of Daniel O’Donnell will recognize and welcome accordion great Ronnie Kennedy and singer/drummer Nigel Connell, a finalist on The Voice of Ireland. Also featured in The Irish Jukebox is Chloë Agnew, former original member of Celtic Woman, and Canadian fiddle and step-dancing champions The Fitzgeralds.