Exceptional Performances

Tour de Fort is dedicated to presenting the Rainy River District with high quality professional entertainment with a Canadian emphasis at an affordable cost.

Tour de Fort is a non-profit organization run totally by volunteers. Every dollar raised through the sale of passports and the generous support of sponsors as well as advertisers goes back into the concert series and to support the performing arts in the community.




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All performances are at 7:30 PM at the Townshend Theatre. Doors open at 7 PM.

The Way We Feel  

The Way We Feel - A Concert Celebration of the Songs of Gordon Lightfoot

Monday, September 25, 2017

Conceived and Coordinated by Jory Nash, The Way We Feel is an annual live concert celebration of the songs of Gordon Lightfoot now in its 13th year. Bringing a variety of Canada’s finest contemporary roots/blues/folk/jazz artists together to explore and showcase the songs of one of Canada’s greatest living songwriters. The annual celebration has called Toronto’s Hugh’s Room home since its first performance in January 2003, and for the past 14 years it has boasted 3 consecutive sold-out shows each and every year

Glass Tiger






Dirty Dishes



Glass Tiger - Wae Yer Family: An Acoustic Evening of Songs and Storytelling

Thursday, October 19, 2017

They say a great song, is a great song no matter the format, no matter the genre, no matter the era. Glass Tiger is synonymous with great songs from a genre and an era destined to be "classic." Along with Singer, Writer, Performer, Johnny Reid, Glass Tiger has ventured into the studio and come out with 12 of their best songs totally reimagined. This simple, organic, amped up acoustic format will show the audience just why these legendary songs have stood the test of time. With five Juno awards a Grammy nomination, 4 Platinum Albums and 1 Gold Record, 14 hit singles, over 5 million albums sold, Glass Tiger’s has solidified itself as an Iconic Canadian act.

Jonathan Roy (Opening for Glass Tiger)

After receiving the news that an NHL career was not in the cards, Jonathan decided to follow his passion for music. The quest lead him to a chance introduction with Canadian music icon Corey Hart in early 2013, since then, the pair have been virtually inseparable, forging a very deep personal, working relationship.


Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar  

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar

Friday, November 3, 2017

Bubbling up from the cauldron of roots Americana music, Samantha Martin is an artist of extraordinary power, gravitas and deep-seated emotion. On first listen, one is immediately struck by the awesome presence and sheer magnitude of her other worldly voice. Cigarette-ravaged and whiskey-soaked in the extreme, Martin’s pipes are capable of conveying an infinite range of emotions, bringing one to tears in one instance and in the next uplifting one’s soul with an empowered declaration of hope, faith and desire. As a vocalist her roots lie squarely within the wellspring of powerful, strong woman’s voices embodied by such forbears as Marion Williams, Mavis Staples, Etta James, Tina Turner, Bettye LaVette, Lucinda Williams and, perhaps most closely, Bonnie Bramlett.

The Fugitives  

The Fugitives

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Fugitives is a Vancouver-based indie folk collective, led by current frontmen and songwriters Brendan McLeod and Adrian Glynn. McLeod is an award winning novelist and former Canadian SLAM poetry champion, while Glynn is a working actor who received rave reviews for his role in Chelsea Hotel, a play based on the songs and poems of Leonard Cohen. Their band is similarly eclectic, boasting prominent former members like Mark Berube and CR Avery, and a current rotating cast of supporters that includes violin-looping prodigy Hannah Epperson, multi-instrumentalist Steve Charles, and renowned actor Benjamin Elliot, alongside a host of multi-instrumentalists whose styles range from bluegrass to jazz.


Prisoner of Tehran  

Motus O Presents "Prisoner of Tehran"

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A unique collaboration between Marina Nemat and MOTUS O Dance Theatre. A synthesis of dance, theatre and story telling that deals with social justice on the theme of Oppression and Freedom. The show is a multi-disciplinary performance with Marina telling her story in her own words, based on her bestselling book, “Prisoner of Tehran”.


Dirty Dishes  

Dirty Dishes

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Dirty Dishes is a kick-in-the-pants harmony-driven roots trio. Their show consists of delicious harmonies, washboard, fiddle, guitar and uke, sassy song writing and killer charm.

Often backed by their rhythm section “The Plate Rails” (Jay Boehmer and Henry Heillig), the Dishes have spent almost ten years breaking hearts and soothing souls at theatres, fairs, festivals and events throughout Canada.

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