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Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians

It’s New Year’s Eve in August when Summer Music’s featured big band for 2017, Guy Lombardo’s Royal Canadians led by Al Pierson, takes to the stage.   Let the dancing – and the memories – begin.   

Relive those wonderful at-home evenings, each December 31, when, live, from the ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, the Royal Canadians introduced us to a new year with favourites like Boo Hoo, Seems Like Old Times, Enjoy Yourself and, ultimately, the band’s theme song, Auld Lang Syne.

This touring Lombardo band plays the same charts that Guy and his brothers produced for the original Orchestra in their radio, television and in-person performances.  From the first downbeat, you’ll  enjoy that pure Lombardo sound and the same melodies that made the Royal Canadians the 20th century’s most successful dance band.

Brush up your Foxtrot!   Last year’s popular pre-program is back with opportunities each night to limber up a little, get reacquainted with a few favourite steps, maybe even learn a new step or two.  Join us in the Arden Park Kroehler Ballroom when the Ballroom Breeze dancers get the fun started one hour before the band takes to the stage.  No need to preregister.  Just arrive prepared to freshen up a few of your techniques.

For pre-show dinner reservations call the hotel directly:  519.275.2936.  (Arden Park dinner reservations are available with a 10% discount offered on food only with event tickets.)   Desserts, light snacks and beverages will be available to purchase during the show.  Tables for the performance can be reserved for groups of 8 on a first-come, first-served basis. Dance group (12 or more) discounts available by calling the Stratford Summer Music office directly:  519.271.2101| 1.866.288.4313.

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Tuesday August 8 | 8 pm

The Arden Park Hotel

$45 + HST (+$5 at the door)

Wednesday August 9 | 8 pm

The Arden Park Hotel

$45 + HST (+$5 at the door)



Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians