Photograph: Anti-Queens live at the Music Hall on Oct 19, 2019
Photo Credit: Mikki H
Robert McLaughlin Gallery
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is a centre of cultural activity for Durham Region. The Gallery was founded by regional artists in 1967 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017 with an exhibit, Durham Reach, which included 70 artists from all over the Region. It recently celebrated ten years of its monthly RMG First Fridays event which sees live music, exhibit openings and information plus sales opportunities for local craft breweries, food makers and community organizations. In 2018 the gallery, which houses the largest collection of Painters 11 artworks in its Permanent Collection, hosted the Oshawa Music Awards and once again in 2020 the RMG will host the Lifetime Achievement award gala on Friday April 3. The Gallery is located at 72 Queen Street, Civic Centre in Oshawa.
The Music Hall and Concert Theatre
Since its opening in 2016, The Music Hall and Concert Theatre, owned and operated by Ed and Maggie Maybee, has presented some of Canada’s biggest names as well as Durham Region based acts, and early gigs for bands such as the Glorious Sons. The club’s address, 39 King St., in downtown Oshawa, has been an entertainment venue in one form or another for over 70 years and the OMH carries on the heritage of the location. In 2019 alone, Big Wreck, Moon VS Sun, Danko Jones, Headstones, the Lazys, Wintersleep, Rural Alberta Advantage, Lowest of the Low, Hollerado, and Monster Truck have played, as have many local acts. The OMH will host the 2020 OMAs’ ticketed showcase night on Saturday, Apr 4.