The son of Canadian icon Stompin' Tom Connors — the Canadian Stomper Taw Connors — returns to Sudbury July 29 to perform during Theatre Cambrian's Songs of Summer Festival.
Taw Connors was born in Timmins, and now lives in Geraldton. As a young child, he grew up with his late father's music and has become very familiar with the stories behind the songs.
He is keeping his father's legacy alive by performing a repertoire of 37 songs from Stompin' Tom, as well as some of his own originals.
"I'm now following my dream and my passion with the support of my wife and my daughters along with many other supportive Canadians in the journey to keeping my father’s legacy, and the importance of our country and our people through songs and music,” Taw said, in a press release.
"It's a real honour to be celebrating a Canadian Icon like Stomping Tom with an authentic musical performance in our theatre during Canada's 150th Birthday on a
Sudbury Saturday Night," said Theatre Cambrian vice-chairperson Rod Bazinet.
Doors to the concert, which takes place at Theatre Cambrian's Eyre Street location, open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are now on sale at the Theatre Cambrian box office for $20 general admission. Visit theatrecambrian.ca.
The event is licensed. Taw will be available to sign autographs and merchandise.
The Songs of Summer Music Festival, which runs July 28-30, also includes a fundraising event in Memorial Park on the Friday of the event, with headliner Larry Berrio.