Joel Plaskett singer songwriter standing with briefcase

From rocking Halifax’s Marquee Club to performing for the masses at Massey Hall, Joel Plaskett has forged a reputation as one of Canada’s most engaging performers and respected singer-songwriters.  


“Versatile, ever-evolving artist, Joel Plaskett will perform at the Creekside Theatre in Lake Country on September 23rd as the fifth stop on his cross Canada tour with 25 shows in 23 different cities – some of which are already sold out,” said Ryan Donn, Lake Country’s Cultural Development Coordinator.  “If you’ve been following his music career over the years, you will have noticed he has taken turns delivering intimate and idiosyncratic singer-songwriter fare, incendiary riff-rock, left-leaning folk rock, as well as conceptual epics and off-kilter feats of musical stamina.”


His accolades over a quarter century include a Juno, numerous East Coast Music, Canadian Folk and Music Nova Scotia awards, and two Polaris short list nominations.


Backed by his band, the Emergency, and racking up a growing roster of anthemic singalongs, Plaskett worked his way up from small clubs to opening for Paul McCartney and the Tragically Hip, and filling larger venues with his own devoted audience. Plaskett’s songs are a perennial part of the national playlist, a fixture on “best of” lists, and the soundtrack to the lives of faithful fans across the country and around the world.


In a world increasingly connected—and disconnected — by digital mediums, Joel Plaskett prefers to make his connections the old-fashioned way, building community at his studio and shop, dedicating himself to the art and authenticity of songwriting and analog recording processes, and moving audiences with the electrifying, uplifting experience of live performance. In all aspects of his work, Plaskett embraces both the communal and individual experiences music provides. The ways music and words combine to connect with the listener, turning a minute into a moment out of time, reminding us that we aren’t alone.


Purchase tickets online at from 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2024.


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For more information contact:

Ryan Donn, Cultural Development Coordinator