Penner bringing ‘FredHeads’ a mix of old and new tunes

Fred Penner coming to the Imperial Theatre on Saturday. Submitted Photo

Troy Shantz

If you grew up in the ’90s you likely know Fred Penner.

The Canadian musician and TV star is making his way to the Imperial Theatre Stage on the weekend.

Penner became popular on the CBC series Fred Penner’s place, which included special guests and a variety of kid-friendly songs.

The show ended in 1997, but Penner is still going strong, performing on stage and releasing new music for a devoted following of “FredHeads.”

“(This) generation grew up on the series (and) is now keen to reconnect,” he said.

Penner, who earned a JUNO nomination for his recent album “Hear the Music,” said the Sarnia show will feature a mix of new and classic tunes, including hits like “The Cat Came Back,” and “Sandwiches.”

He said regardless of how much the world has changed since his TV days, it’s still possible to connect with young and old alike.

“The thing that I’ve always related to is the human element. The importance of family … communication and cooperation,” he said. “Very little of that ever changes.”

 

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Fred Penner

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m.

WHERE: The Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. North

TICKETS: $25