May 5th HAMILTON!
Rita and Sweet Loretta Hit the Road!
Juno winning Canadian music icon Rita Chiarelli is famous for thrilling audiences across the world as 'Canada's Blues Queen'. Chiarelli's latest concert show has her wowing audiences with her all-star female bluesy R&B band, Sweet Loretta.
Together, Rita Chiarelli and Sweet Loretta have brought the crowds to their feet with an exciting stage show and stellar musicianship. It's a show not to miss!
More shows to be announced soon!
Rita at CBC Hamilton's Sound of the Season!
Join Rita Chiarelli and Terra Lightfoot for CBC Hamilton's Sound of the Season concert on Friday Dec. 4th from 12pm to 1pm in support of local food banks. Tickets are going fast. If the show is sold out, there will be first come, first served standing spaces. The cost of admission is a donation of a non-perishable food bank. More info...
Rita at Womens Blues Revue!
Rita at the 2015 Women's Blues Revue!
Since 1987, The Toronto Blues Society’s Women’s Blues Revue has wowed Toronto audiences with performances from some of the most accomplished women in Canadian blues. The featured vocalists of this year’s Women’s Blues Revue include Rita Chiarelli, Cécile Doo-Kingué, Terra Lightfoot, Crystal Shawanda and Suzie Vinnick. Check out the Women’s Blues Revue Archive for a list of past featured artists.
Rebecca Hennessy (trumpet, band leader), Suzie Vinnick (guitar), Emily Burgess (guitar), Carlie Howell (bass), Morgan Doctor (drums), Colleen Allen (sax), Carrie Chesnutt (sax) and Lily Sazz (keyboards) return to form this year’s all-star Women’s Blues Revue Band.
Rita and the Sudbury Symphony!
JUNO Award winning blues and roots artist Rita Chiarelli brings her powerful and poignant songs to Sudbury for a not-to-be-missed special concert.
Rita will perform the songs from her highly acclaimed CD Uptown Goes Downtown with the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra and conductor Victor Sawa.
Rita to Rock Hugh's Room!
Hugh's Room 416.531.6604
Blues Workshop - Rita & Suzie Vinnick!
August 21-23, 2015 the Shared Harvest Community Farm in Dunnville, ON is excited to host the first annual Mudcat Blues Workshop with Rita Chiarelli and Suzie Vinnick!
Two blues powerhouses of the Canadian music scene will come together for two nights and two days of teaching along with a fun and intimate Saturday Night Blues Concert. Set at picturesque Shared Harvest Community Farm in Canada`s deep south (Dunnville, Ontario) the week-end will consist of 10 hours of workshops with two group sessions.
Participants will enjoy 5 fresh gourmet organic meals plus snacks from our 30 acres of certified organic vegetable fields. Some accommodations will be indoors on the farm, with on-site camping available and billeted rooms (first come first serve). Don`t miss this chance to learn from 2 of the top female Canadian professional blues artists!
Limited space available. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!
Rita and Brott at Harbourfront!
MONDAY AUGUST 10th at 8:30pm!
Don’t miss this FREE performance at Ontario’s Celebration Zone during the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games!
At Harbourfront's Westjet Stage, join Rita and Maestro Boris Brott and the National Academy Orchestra for a night of beautiful music under the stars!
Live from the Rock Folk Fest!
Rita will once again be part of the wonderful 'Live from the Rock' Folk Festival in beautiful Red Rock, ON. from Aug 7-9th.
Visit the Festival's webpage for more details.
July 25th Okanagan Falls, B.C.!
May 22 Hamilton Music Awards Blues Show
As part of the Hamilton Music Awards Music Festival weekend, Rita will be taking to the stage at the Blues Show on Friday May 22nd.
Joining Rita on the bill at Bay City Music Hall will be Jack de Keyzer, Joel Johnson and Shawn O'Halloran.
Blues Showcase - Bay City Music Hall
12:00am-1:00am Jack de Keyzer
11:00pm-11:45pm Rita Chiarelli
10:00pm-10:45pm Joel Johnson
9:00pm-9:45pm Shawn O'Halloran
8:00pm doors / $15 or HMA wristband
Tickets at the door or HMA wristbands (festival passes) at www.ticketbreak.com or by calling 1.866.943.8849 or at Picks & Sticks, 140 Locke St. S., Hamilton.
May 20 Rita at Hamilton Cdn Club
Rita Rocks the Winery!
Join Rita at the Wild Goose Winery as she performs on the Vineyard Stage.
Tickets are going fast. More information can be found here.
July 19 Rita & Brott together again!
For over a century, the Canadian Club of Hamilton has played a major role in promoting national pride and unity.
The Canadian Club of Hamilton welcomes new members to attend our regular monthly luncheons that feature highly topical speakers discussing important issues surrounding our nation’s pride and union. Our speakers have ranged from famed CBC anchor Peter Mansbridge, to local figures such as Dr. Chris Spence. Participation in the Canadian Club of Hamilton provides a tremendous outlet to fellowship with many prominent local politicians and business leaders, as well as being able to share in the dignity of continuing the work started by Charles R. McCullough back in 1893.
All members of the public, including students, are welcome to attend.
Click on the logo for more ticket information.
Friday May 8th - Ottawa!
Together Again! Rita and Boris Brott!
Saturday August 23rd, 2014 - Rita will be a special guest of Boris Brott and the National Academy Symphony Orchestra at the 2014 Greenbelt Harvest Picnic at Christie Lake in Dundas, Ont. In it's 5th year, this special festival led by Daniel Lanois, features another stellar lineup of talented musicians in support of raising awareness and celebrating the importance of the Greenbelt, local farmers, art, the outdoors and the eat-local movement.Rita with the man behind the Greenbelt Harvest Festival, Daniel Lanois
is SOLD OUT!
RITA CHIARELLI – SYMPHONY IN BLUE: August 8
“A voice so blue it could make the angels weep …” Award-winning Canadian blues artist Rita Chiarelli brings her powerful and poignant songs to the Bay City Music Hall for a not-to-be-missed special concert with Maestro Boris Brott and members of the National Academy Orchestra. Two of Hamilton’s musical treasures join forces!
Rita and Robert Michaels!
Nanaimo Blues Fest Aug. 2013
Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Fest
Wine, music and fun!
Sept. 20 - Rita's back at Hugh's Room!
Rita @ TD Toronto Jazz Festival
Rita & Pino Daniele - Toronto Jazz Fest!
Rita to receive Award of Distinction
Rita is honoured to have been announced as the recipient of the 2013 Heritage Award of Distinction for Arts, Culture and Entertainment by Festitalia Hamilton.
Rita rocks CBC's Q w/ Jian Ghomeshi!
U.S. PRIMO Magazine on Rita
Rockin' the stage!
Rita rocks the stage at the Rick Fines Blues Show.
Peterborough Feb. 23, 2013.