Rosie & the Riveters are Farideh Olsen, Alexis Normand and Allyson Reigh and they are a powerhouse trio from Saskatoon who invite music lovers to revisit the spirit of Gospel music with a side of folk, and the charm of the 1940s. They take their name from Rosie the Riveter who was an iconic symbol of the women who worked in American factories during the Second World War. The character is credited with helping to nearly double the amount of working women in the country. Rosie & The Riveters are three fiercely talented women inspired by Rosie, the fashion and music of her time. But their unmistakable visual branding of red lipstick, pin curls, and overtly feminine costuming may be a bit deceiving, because this is not a throwback band. Listen closely to hear playfully defiant lyrics and confident talk-back harmonies. Every word, note, and movement in their live show is done purposefully to empower and challenge. Their most recent release, Ms. Behave, is a collection of gritty, sultry, vintage-inspired folk anthems that paint a portrait of a woman’s voice in a man’s world. Their debut record, Good Clean Fun!, has an impressive list of accolades from sell-out shows across Canada to performing for British royalty and multiple nominations along the way. Rich Terfry of CBC Radio 2 says: “Rosie & the Riveters put on one of the best live shows you’ll ever see – you’ll go home with a big smile on your face.” Visit their website here.
Tickets for this show are $20 in advance and $25 at the door available online at the link below or in person at Upper Canada Playhouse Box Office and the McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg and Rurban Brewing in Cornwall. Cash only sales at our vendors, and please check their websites for their hours. All tickets are non-refundable. If you are ordering online, tickets will be mailed to you (except in the final week before a show date, we will hold these for pick up at the door). Please note, online sales close the day prior to shows, whether or not we are sold out. Shows that are sold out will be posted here and on our Facebook page – otherwise come on out and get your tickets at the door, even last minute decisions can be great decisions!