McLean adds Brockville to fall tour

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For more than a decade award-winning Canadian author and journalist, Stuart McLean has been welcomed into Canadians’ homes to tell the stories of Dave’s neighborhood music store, the Vinyl Café, where the motto is “We may not be big, but we’re small.” This fall, McLean will be bringing his hit CBC show and its beloved cast of quirky characters to the stage of the historic Brockville Arts Centre, to share his stories live. Joining McLean, will be the
Vinyl Cafe Orchestra as well as special musical guests, Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland.

Since its debut on CBC radio, McLean’s show has attracted more than 1 million faithful listeners, who tune in every week to follow the lives of Dave, his wife Morley, and their two children, Sam and Stephanie.

In addition to his popular show, the Montreal-born humorist has also published a slew of successful books, all of which have received the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. His most recent release, the Vinyl Cafe Notebooks: a collection of essays from The Vinyl Café (2010), has already sold more than 1 million books in Canada, making him arguably, one of Canada’s most successful acts. 

“We feel very fortunate to get Stuart here in Brockville,” said the Arts Centre’s Administrator of Cultural Programs, Peter Dunn.

“In the ten years that I have been with the Arts Centre, Stuart McLean has been here twice, and both times he sold out. He’s the only act I’ve ever experienced that can sell out a venue at $50 a seat without ever having to advertise.”

Tickets for the October 15th show are on sale now by phone or online, at the Brockville Arts Centre Box office (613) 342-7122 or by visiting

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