The Sheepdogs, hailing from Saskatoon, are one of Canada’s most successful bands amassing a legion of fans worldwide with their rich harmonies, rounded guitar tones and classic rock influenced sound. The band have scored twelve Top 20’s, with nine of those Top 5’s and three singles taking the #1 spot on Canadian Rock radio including, “Hole Where My Heart Should Be” from their 2018 studio LP Changing Colours. Most recently their singles spent 89 weeks with at least 1 song in the top 20 at Canadian Rock radio. Hit singles “I Don’t Know” and “Feeling Good” both reached Platinum certification, with “The Way It Is” achieving Gold sales.
ABOUT THE VENUE
The Drill Hall
The Drill Hall at Base31 is a big stage, big sound performance space in a remarkable historic setting. This expansive and striking venue features a soaring hangar-like ceiling, exceptional state-of-the-art sound and lighting, with the most celebrated, chart-top musicians in Canada gracing its stage. The Drill Hall has a capacity of up to 1000 people, though individual show capacities may vary. Both reserved seating and general admission standing ticket options are on offer in this immersive venue, with lots of room to get up and dance. Both pre-show and during the performance, audiences can expect to be welcomed to the Drill Hall’s large, outdoor, licensed patio where local food and drink vendors share their culinary specialties surrounded by picnic table seating.
The Drill Hall is a magnificent 22,000 sq ft building built in 1940. It has a steel structure and a historic cedar shake exterior. The building was used by the RAF, RCAF, RCSA (AA) and the First Battalion of the Canadian Guards as both a drill hall and a gymnasium. Drills were practiced in both the drill hall and the patch of land adjacent to the hall – the parade square. During the 1950’s and 1960’s, the military opened the gymnasium doors on Thursday nights to the local community. It is said that there were often competitions against community teams and the military teams.
Photo Credit: Mat Dunlap