Friday, July 20: 8pm (doors at 7pm)
Tickets: $20 Advance | $25 Day of Show
A five-piece band that replicates the songs, styles and moods of the Canadian singer-songwriter’s best!
Mike Fornes appears as Gordon Lightfoot on the Riviera Theatre stage. Retired from a radio and television play-by-play career that spanned 26 years and more than 1,500 broadcasts in the National Hockey League and professional baseball, Mike’s musical interests now blend the woods, the water and the wildlife with the North Country music you’ll hear in his shows.
His portrayal of Gordon Lightfoot is simply an honest effort to entertain with an accurate representation of a Lightfoot concert. Mike plays the role of “Gord” in first person, yet avoids saying “I” or “me” in his storytelling of the songs and the circumstances of how they were written. His tireless research and personal interaction with Lightfoot have lead to accurate mannerisms, speaking patterns, clothing, and of course identical guitars used by the Canadian icon on stage.
Rarely does he break character, usually only to introduce the band or give a personal message before the conclusion of the show. Be ready for a visual, acoustic trip from the Great Lakes to the Canadian Rockies; through the pains of lost loves and haunting melodies!