Rock the Nation celebrates 30 years of Canadian music

Production comes to Abbotsford Centre in March

Jeremy Koz pays tribute to Steppenwolf during the production Rock the Nation

Annerin Productions presents Rock the Nation, a celebration of more than 30 years of Canadian music, on March 17 at the Abbotsford Centre.

The show is touring Canada in honour of the nation’s 150th birthday and features songs that inspired us, moved us, comforted us and challenged us.

An original version of the show, then called “Oh Canada – What a Feeling,” ran in Toronto in 2015 for two weeks at the Princess of Wales Theatre, where the audience response was overwhelming.

Now with a new show, this rousing, multimedia theatrical production celebrates and honours Canada’s remarkable musical legacy, which shines brightly at home but has also put the country in the spotlight on the international stage.

Against a backdrop of historical and musical imagery, which brings the various eras alive, the stage resounds with the performances of the songs which became the soundtrack of our lives and times.

Rock the Nation is the brainchild of Calgary-based Annerin Productions, the producers of RAIN, Let It Be and The Pink Floyd Experience.

The show features a live band and tribute singers, who spirit the audience away on an exciting and educational journey showcasing songs made famous by Canadian music legends.

The shows takes a journey from the 1960s to the ’80s, featuring the songs and music made famous by Paul Anka, The Guess Who, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, April Wine, Loverboy, K.D Lang, Tom Cochrane and many more.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. They are priced at $49.50 and $69.50 (plus fees and service charges) and are available at the venue box office, online at abbotsfordcentre.ca or charge by phone at 1-855-985-5000.

For more information, visit rockthenation.ca