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The Juke Joint in Acton - A Blues Community

"You might say that the universe plays the blues.”


Watch The Juke Joint in Acton - A Blues Community trailer, here:

Juke Joint The Movie Title Screen

The Juke Joint in Acton – A Blues Community is a music documentary and concert film, currently in production for public audiences. It celebrates and promotes the history, community, music and cultural significance of a unique, private, rural blues venue, The Juke Joint in Acton, Ontario, and is a tribute to its late founder and well-known music promoter, Stew Laing.

The Juke Joint in Acton - A Blues Community is a film about

You are invited to the Free Screening of
The Juke Joint in Acton, A Blues Community Movie

Screening Location: The John Elliott Theatre, 9 Church Street, Halton Hills, ON
When: Saturday, Oct 8 – Presentation 2 p.m. – Show starts at 2:30
Please register (voluntary) for the event and to receive further invitations and updates,

Enjoy an entertaining Thanksgiving afternoon in our beautiful, accessible, local arts theatre. It’s a rare opportunity to see the film in progress. Give us your feedback at a Director/Producer Q&A after the screening. Meet our team which has dedicated 1000 hours to keep the blues alive. Friends and family welcome.

Pay-what-you-may donations are welcome at the event to help with post-production, festival entry and distribution marketing costs!

This event is a part of the Ontario Culture Days Regional Hub Program. 
A portion of the fundraising proceeds will be shared with Guitars for Kids Toronto. 

Thank you to The Town of Halton Hills Culture Days for the venue opportunity, 
and our generous sponsors, Mike Francis Insurance & Financial Services, Sherwood Printing, 
Terra Cotta Cookie Co. 
The Juke Joint in Acton - A Blues Community - The Movie Thank you!
To our supporters, donors and sponsors; to our families, friends and fans; to the musicians and our incredible volunteer film team and production crew – thank you for making this such a successful and productive first screening of the rough cut, Saturday Oct. 8, at the beautiful John Elliott Theatre in Georgetown. We learned a lot from you and we felt the love.
Stay tuned for images and interviews from the event and for the next mile in the journey, including more screenings at events and on line.
We honoured Stew Laing. We are keeping the blues alive. 


Please support the film – donate, sponsor, share on social media.  We are also reaching out to the corporate and local business communities and applying for grants to reach the full production budget of $50,000. Note that a portion of the fundraising proceeds will be shared with Guitars for Kids Toronto, which collects and spruces up donated guitars to give kids in our community a chance to develop their budding musical talent.

Donate with PayPal

Please donate using PayPal. You select the amount you want to donate. This can be a one time donation or a monthly donation.

10% of your support will be shared with our partner
Guitars for Kids Toronto

Donate with GoFundMe


Please support the music and the musicians by sponsoring or advertising in the film. Multiple screenings and festival entries to come.  
For limited 2022 season advertising and sponsorship opportunities in the film, at the venue and in distribution, please contact:
Eric Doubt, Producer  905-510-0401

Proposed Project Timelines

Juke Joint Proposed Project Timelines

Juke Joint Merch

You love the blues. You want to be well dressed at The Juke Joint.
You’ll want the T Shirt.


Watch for dates for the season opening of The Juke Joint in Acton and your invitation to the screening of the movie. 

Toronto Blues Society

A Blues Film Close To Home

Thanks to The Toronto Blues Society MAPLE BLUES NEWSLETTER (Brian Blain, managing editor) for the wonderful write-up in the November issue. 
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Erik Schubert

Erik Schubert Interview

Here's the blues-talented Erik Schubert, co-founder of The Juke Joint in Acton and founding donor and supporter, musing about the past, present and future in real ...
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Halton Hills Today-CA14 Productions interview Steve Marriner, multiple Juno Award winner, and local musician Jake Chisholm, for the movie 'The Juke Joint in Acton - A Blues Community.

Juke Joint movie shines light on Acton’s best-kept secret

Fondly called the Juke Joint, the large farmhouse room-turned ultimate jam session locale is the focal point of an upcoming music documentary and concert film.
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Terra Cotta Cookie Co

Terra Cotta Cookie Co.

Thank you Kym Taal & Jason Brass of Terra Cotta Cookie Co. of Georgetown for becoming a fundraising partner for our documentary film & concert ...
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Desjardins Insurance

Thank you Mike Francis Insurance & Financial Services

Cheers and high fives to our founding corporate sponsor, Mike Francis Insurance & Financial Services.
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Juke Joint T Shirt collection

Official Juke Joint Movie Merch is now available

You love the blues. You want to be well dressed at The Juke Joint. You’ll want the T Shirt. Order your Juke Joint T Shirt.
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Producer – Eric Doubt
Director/Art director – Peter Perko
Editor – Ash Varma
Co-editor/Videographer – Mac Hunter

Kim Duncanson – co-founder The Juke Joint in Acton
Erik Schubert – co-founder
Alex Carter – music consultant
Sue Walker – social media consultant
Lori McCabe – web design

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