Phone : 902-275-3933 

Joel Plaskett


Friday, November 1st
7:30 PM

$58 plus taxes & fees – Adults
$29 plus taxes & fees – Youth (under 20)
Reserved Seating
Doors open half hour before show.

Run time: 2 x 45 acts plus intermission

The Chester Playhouse is wheelchair accessible. Please call the Box Office at (902) 275-3933 to arrange accessible seating.

Babes in arms & children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.


Joel Plaskett

November 1 
Nova Scotia’s troubadour Joel Plaskett returns to the Chester Playhouse!

For over three decades, Joel Plaskett has proven himself a spinning wheel of reinvention. The Nova Scotia songwriter’s eclectic body of work reveals a restless and playful spirit, always transforming and expanding.

While continuing to celebrate — and be celebrated for — his regional ties and embrace of East Coast musical traditions, Joel’s omnivorous appetite for new sonic horizons is an integral part of his work. His discography includes heavy riff epics, like Thrush Hermit’s now-classic swansong Clayton Park (1999); low-fi and wide eyed solo records like In Need of Medical Attention (1999) and La De Da (2005); lean, loose and lyrical rock and roll with the Emergency on Down at the Khyber (2001) and Truthfully, Truthfully (2003); and a father-and-son nod to English folk traditions with Solidarity (2017).

Then there are the endeavours that push the envelope further: the Emergency’s romantic epic concept album Ashtray Rock (2007); the months-long songwriting challenge Scrappy Happiness (2012); and Three (2009) and 44 (2020), Joel’s sprawling, multi-record ventures exploring love, loss, and existential investigation. For his latest release, the 4-track project One Real Reveal (2024), Plaskett strips his songwriting down to its raw materials, allowing everything in—all the human touches the tape could pick up—and letting (almost) everything out.

Coast-to-coast and the world ’round, Joel has rocked crowds at clubs, festivals and grand old theatres with longtime Emergency bandmates Dave Marsh and Chris Pennell as well as drawn audiences close with intimate acoustic shows, both solo and with his father, Bill. Then there are the special events that have really allowed Joel to reach the rafters, like headlining Toronto’s Massey Hall with everyone in tow, playing the NAC in Ottawa backed by the national orchestra, and warming up huge stages for artists like The Tragically Hip and Paul McCartney.

Join us for an evening of incredible music as Joel Plaskett performs an intimate solo show on your Playhouse Stage!



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Enjoy a little taste of Joel Plaskett.