NOW Magazine - Hot Summer Guide - - CONTENTS - Com­piled by JU­LIA HOECKE

Cool con­certs and great the­atre just a few hours’ ride from the city

En­vi­rons/905/Burling­ton/ Hamil­ton/Oakville

BE­CAUSE BEER – CRAFT BEER FES­TI­VAL Din­ner Belles, Ginger St James, Har­lan Pep­per, Terra Light­foot and the Tallest Tree per­form. $25, week­end pass $ 40. Pier 4 Park, 469 Bay N (Hamil­ton). be­cause­beer.ca.

Jul 11 to 12

BOOTS AND HEARTS MU­SIC FES­TI­VAL Toby Keith, Blake Shel­ton, Gord Bam­ford, the Road Ham­mers, Paul Brandt, Danielle Bradbery, Tim Hicks, Sawyer Brown and oth­ers play at this coun­try fest. Camp­ing avail­able. Sin­gle- day tick­ets $115, three- day pass $269-$ 350. Mo­tor­sport Park, 32233 Con­ces­sion Rd 10 (Bow­manville). boot­sand­hearts.com.

Jul 31 to Aug 3

BRAMP­TON CANADA DAY Sim­ple Plan and Andee per­form at this event with a kid’s zone, Tigerfest, fire­works and more. Noon to 10 pm. Free. Chin­gua­cousy Park, 9050 Bra­malea (Bramp­ton). bramp­ton.ca.

Jul 1

BRAMP­TON FOLK CLUB AN­NUAL SHOWCASE CON­CERT Orig­i­nal and fa­mil­iar songs fea­tur­ing a va­ri­ety of folk artists. $15, stu/srs $12. St Paul’s United Church, 30 Main S (Bramp­ton). 647-233-3655, bramp­ton­folk.ca.

May 31

BREAD & HONEY FES­TI­VAL Shyann, Time Trip & elec­tro dance mu­sic Jun 6 (6 to 11 pm), Jus­tus, Fid­dlestix, KC Roberts & the Live Revo­lu­tion, Christian James Band, Day­light for Dead­eyes and Half Hour City Jun 7 (noon to 8: 30 pm), Mis­sis­sauga Big Band, Black­board Blues Band, Street­fire and Carla Casanova & the Lat­in­train, Jun 8 (noon to 5 pm). $2-$5. Streetsville Memo­rial Park, Queen St S at Church ( Streetsville). breadand­honey.ca.

Jun 6 to 8

CON­CERTS IN THE PARK Out­door con­certs in­clude the Don MacArthur Band Jun 12, Ho­tel Cal­i­for­nia Jun 26, Lit­tle Peter & the Ele­gants Jul 10, Rob­bie Lane & the Dis­ci­ples Jul 24, and oth­ers. Thurs­day evenings 7 to 9 pm. Bring a lawn chair. Free. Ro­tary Park, 192 Queen (Bow­manville).

Jun 12 to Aug 28

DOWN­TOWN MIL­TON STREET FES­TI­VAL Winds of the North, Steel City Rovers, Groove Ham­mer, Mid Life Chaos, Kerosene Creek, Bella Vox, Vi­bon­ics, ScIr­ish and many oth­ers per­form at sev­eral lo­ca­tions in the down­town area. Free. down­town­mil­ton­street­fes­ti­val.ca.

Jun 7

DURHAM WEST BLUES FEST Lisa Hutchin­son Band and Fat­head Jun 13, Jack de Keyzer, Mark Stafford, Johnny Max Band, Down­child Blues Band and oth­ers Jun 14, Diana Braith­waite and Chris White­ley Jun 15. Art project, silent auc­tion, work­shops for gui­tar and har­mon­ica Jun 14 and more. Sat work­shops $10, three day pass $150, Sat $75, Fri or Sun $65. An­nan­dale Coun­try Club, 221 Church S ( Ajax). mu­sicbythe­baylive.com/ durham-west-blues-fest.

Jun 13 to 15

FLOWER CITY MU­SIC FES­TI­VAL FRI­DAY NIGHT CON­CERTS Ja­son Wilson Band Jul 5, Wilder­ness of Man­i­toba Jul 12, the Stretch Orches­tra Blues Trio Jul 19 and the Clay­tones Jul 26. Out­door shows from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Free. Rose The­atre Gar­den Square, 1 The­atre Lane (Bramp­ton). 905-874-2800, rosethe­atre.ca.

Jul 5 to 26

FRIENDS OF CRYS­TAL BEACH WATER­FRONT CON­CERTS Event to com­mem­o­rate the park Jul 12 (10 am- 4 pm), Toronto All-Star Big Band Jul 13, and the Salt­shak­ers trib­ute to Jimmy Buf­fet Jul 20 (both 7 pm). Bring a lawn chair or blan­ket. Free. Crys­tal Beach, 3875 Ter­race Lane, foot of Ridge­way Rd (Fort Erie). focb.net.

Jul 12 to 20

HAMIL­TON BLUES & ROOTS FES­TI­VAL Mon­key Junk, Jesse O’Brien, Steve Strong­man, Chuck Jack­son, Bry Webb, Har­ri­son Kennedy and many oth­ers. Noon to mid­night. Free. West­dale Vil­lage, King St and Pais­ley (Hamil­ton). hamil­ton­blue­san­d­roots.com.

Jun 7

HAMIL­TON WORLD MU­SIC FES­TI­VAL Frank Yamma and David Bri­die, Scant­ily Plaid, Huu Bac Quach, Kakama, Kongero, Vox Sam­bou, Jaime Ro­driguez Band and oth­ers. Free. Gage Park, Main St S at Wellington (Bramp­ton). hamil­ton­world­mu­sicfest.com.

Jul 11 to 13

MARKHAM VIL­LAGE MU­SIC FES­TI­VAL John Ste­wart Band, Cobra Kings, What About Bob, Project Phoenix, Twin B Project, Mo­ral­i­tos and oth­ers per­form at this street fes­ti­val. Free. Markham Vil­lage, Main Street (Markham). 905-472-2022, markham­fes­ti­val.com.

Jun 20 to 21

MIS­SIS­SAUGA WATER­FRONT FES­TI­VAL Mu­sic fes­ti­val with Sara Dell, Mon­ster Rock Orches­tra Jun 13 from 8 pm, Roller Jam with DJ Start­ing from Scratch Jun 13 at 7 pm; De­sire (U2 trib­ute) Jun 14 at 3 pm; Dingo and Mon­ster Rock Orches­tra Jun 14 from 8 pm; Brian McIn­tyre Band Jun 15 at noon. Free. Port Credit Memo­rial Park, 20 Lakeshore E. themwf.com.

Jun 13 to 15

PICK­ER­ING CON­CERTS AT THE LAKE 2nd Na­ture Jul 3, Straight Shooter Jul 10, Stacey Re­nee Jul 17, Royal Scam Jul 24 and Sugar Heat Jul 31. Thurs­days, 7 to 9 pm. Free. Mil­len­nium Square Park, 1 Liver­pool (Pick­er­ing). 905-420-4660.

Jul 3 to Aug 28

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE AND BRODY DALLE Rock con­cert. 8 pm. $39.50-$55.50 (live­na­tion.com). Gen­eral Mo­tors Cen­tre, 99 Athol E (Oshawa). 1-877-436-8811, gen­eral­mo­torscen­tre.com.

Jul 5

RICH­MOND HILL CHIL­DREN’S CON­CERTS Con­certs in­clude mu­sic with the Duf­fle­bag The­atre Jul 6, and En­vi­ro­drum Jul 20. 1-2 pm/. Free. Rich­mond Green Park El­gin Mills Rd E, 1300 (Rich­mond Hill). rich­mond­hill.ca. Jul 6 to 20

RICH­MOND HILL PARK CON­CERTS Con­certs in­clude Kevin Mills Band trib­ute to Elvis Jul 10, Tina Turner & Rod Ste­wart trib­ute Jul 17, Amanda Martinez Latin jazz Jul 24, and Tom Jones & Neil Di­a­mond trib­ute Jul 31. 7 to 9 pm. Free. Mill Pond Park, 314 Mill (Rich­mond Hill). 905-771-5508, rich­mond­hill.ca/con­certs.

Jul 10 to 31

RICH­MOND HILL RIBFEST Ho­tel Cal­i­for­nia and Ben Crosby Jul 25 (5 to 10:30 pm), Eric Lam­bier, Fairchild Brother, Pon­tune 5 and the Marc Joseph Band Jul 26 (noon to 10:30 pm), Paul Red­dick, Julien Kelland and Markus Jul 27 (noon to 7:30 pm). Free. Rich­mond Green Park, 1300 El­gin Mills E. rich­mond­hill.ca.

Jul 25 to 27

ROCK THE HILLS All-ages in­die rock fes­ti­val with head­liner Holler­ado, Ca­sual Dis­as­ter, Mill Pond, Standby, Erica Knox, Ryan Bour­geois and Han­nah Ward. 3 to 11 pm. $25. Ge­orge­town Fair­grounds, 1 Park Ave (Ge­orge­town). rock­the­hills.ca.

Jul 12

SOME­THING ELSE! FES­TI­VAL OF CRE­ATIVE MU­SIC Escha­ton, Sun Rooms, Bone­shaker, Golden State, Same Old Thing, the Tiny Orches­tra Trio, In­ter­stel­lar Orches­tra, Mary Mar- garet O’Hara & Ai­dan Closs’s Spar & Au­to­matic, Ron­ley Teper & Her Li­plin­ers and oth­ers. Doors 8 pm, show 8:30 pm. $12-$23, passes $60 (brownpapertick­ets.com). Hamil­ton Artists Inc, 155 James N (Hamil­ton). zu­lap­re­sents.org.

Jun 16 to 21

SOUND OF MU­SIC FES­TI­VAL Lou Gramm, Ca­role Pope, Coney Hatch, Teenage Head, Kim Mitchell and oth­ers Jun 7, the Sheepdogs, Young Ri­val and oth­ers Jun 12, Clas­si­fied, Maestro, Jarvis Church, Jane’s Party and oth­ers Jun 13, Colin James, Hey Ocean, Sloan, David Francey, Mon­ster Truck, Gord Downie & the Sadies, Alysha Brilla and oth­ers Jun 14, Trooper, Chilli­wack, the Stam­ped­ers, Ash­ley MacIsaac and oth­ers Jun 15. Streetfest down­town Jun 13 to 15. Free. Spencer Smith Park, Lakeshore at Brant (Burling­ton). 905-333- 6364, sound­ofmu­sic. ca.

Jun 7 to 15

SUGAR HEAT Latin top 40 band fuses the styles of Cana­dian and Latino mu­si­cians. 7:30 pm. Free. Sonoma Heights Com­mu­nity Park, 100 Sun­set Ridge ( Vaughan). vaughan.ca.

Jul 30

SUM­MER METAL IN THE HAM­MER Threat Sig­nal & En­dast Jun 30, and Black Tongue, Vil­lains and Life­forms Jul 22. $13. Club Ab­sinthe, 38 King Wil­liam (Hamil­ton). tick­etscene.ca.

Jun 30 to Jul 22

SUN­DAY FOLK Song­writ­ers In The Round with Glenn McFar­lane, Jamie Ri­ley, Down­town Freddy Brown and Sally Camp­bell Jun 29. Blue Yon­der, Dave MacLach­lan, Moira & Elena, Re­becca Phillips Jul 13. 6: 30 to 8: 30 pm. Free. Chin­gua­cousy Park Band­shell, 9050 Bra­malea (Bramp­ton). bramp­ton­folk.ca.

Jun 29 to Jul 13 SYNSONIC Mu­sic ranges from the 70s, 80s and more. 7:30 pm. Free. North Thornhill Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Out­door Am­phithe­atre, 300 Pleas­ant Ridge ( Vaughan). vaughan.ca.

Jul 9

THURS­DAY NIGHT CON­CERT SE­RIES The folk club presents an in-the-round style con­cert with Dave MacLach­lan, Mike But­ter­worth, Down­town Freddy Brown, Mark Yan, Re­becca Phillips and Tanya Grant. 7 to 9 pm. Free. Gage Park, Main S at Wellington (Bramp­ton). bramp­ton­folk.ca.

Jun 12

TORONTO ALL-STAR BIG BAND Sounds of the 30s, 40s and 50s at this out­door con­cert. 7: 30 pm. Free. Vaughan City Hall Court­yard, 2141 Ma­jor Macken­zie ( Vaughan). vaughan.ca.

Jun 11

Bar­rie/Colling­wood/ Mid­land/Oril­lia

BAR­RIE NEW MU­SIC FES­TI­VAL Two days, mul­ti­ple venues with over 50 artists per­form­ing. Check web­site for de­tails. (Bar­rie). new­mu­sicfest.ca.

Jul 18 to 19

CANADA DAY AT BLUE Myles Good­wyn & April Wine play this cel­e­bra­tion with open­ing act youth band Mo­tion De­vice. Free. Blue Moun­tain Vil­lage, 108 Jozo Wei­der (Colling­wood). blue­moun­tainvil­lage.ca.

Jul 1

CASINO RAMA Gipsy Kings May 30, San­tana Jun 10, Julio Igle­sias Jun 19, Avril Lav­i­gne Jun 24, Diana Ross Jul 2, Wil­lie Nel­son, Ali­son Krauss & Union Sta­tion Jul 15, Count­ing Crows Jul 17, Me­gadeth Jul 19, Robin Thicke Jul 26, John Mel­len­camp Jul 30 & 31 and and oth­ers. Check web­site for sched­ule. Casino Rama, 5899 Rama (Rama). 416870-8000, casi­no­rama.com.

May 30 to Jul 31

COLLING­WOOD ELVIS FES­TI­VAL Roots Of Rock And Roll – A Salute To The Mil­lion Dol­lar Quar­tet Jul 23, Shon Car­roll moun­tain­top con­cert Jul 24, street party and trib­ute artist showcases Jul 25, trib­ute shows, gospel com­pe­ti­tion, street dances, gospel brunches, fam­ily car­ni­val and more. Check web­site for sched­ule and venues. $10-$70, some free events. Colling­wood, 1-866-943-8849, colling­wood­elv­is­fes­ti­val.com.

Jul 23 to 27

GE­OR­GIAN TRI­AN­GLE MU­SIC FES­TI­VAL Multi- genre mu­sic fes­ti­val at Sun­shine Park and other spots in town. The Coy­ote Kids, Freestyler, David Stone, Kit Cairns and oth­ers per­form. Free. Sun­shine Park, 604 River W and other venues in the area ( Was- aga Beach). geor­gian­tri­an­gle­mu­sicfest.com.

Jul 4 to 6

IN­DE­PEN­DENCE DAY CON­CERT PARTY The Tea Party, Ri­val Sons, Pun­ish­ment and DJ Rawkd per­form. Doors 8 pm. $29.95-$ 45. Ranch Con­cert Hall, 56 Bay­field (Bar­rie). im­pactlive.ca.

Jul 4

JAZZ ON THE MOUN­TAIN AT BLUE Gino Vanelli with Irene Tor­res Jul 4, Com­modores with An­dria Si­mone Jul 5, Yel­low­jack­ets with After Four Jul 6, and oth­ers at this fes­ti­val of jazz, pop and R&B. Free club se­ries at sev­eral venues in town. $ 35.95 (tick­et­break. com), 2- and 3- day passes avail­able, free con­certs out­doors at the Vil­lage. Blue Moun­tain Vil­lage, Events Plaza. blue­moun­tain­jaz­zfest.com.

Jul 4 to 6

LIL’ ED & THE BLUES IM­PE­RI­ALS Blues band per­form from their new CD Jump Start. 8 pm. $75. Vi­o­let’s Venue, 52 Mor­row (Bar­rie). 705-238-9282, vi­o­letsv­enue.com.

Jun 14

MARI­POSA FOLK FES­TI­VAL Ani Difranco, Birds of Chicago, Seryn, Sarah Slean, the Har­poon­ist & the Axe Mur­derer, Roseanne Cash, Keith Secola, Tim Chais­son, Union Duke and oth­ers play this fest of folk, roots, blues, gospel, acous­tic and world mu­sic. Camp­ing avail­able. Fri $ 49, Sat/Sun $89, week­end pass $63-$114. Tud­hope Park, 500 Ather­ley (Oril­lia). 705-326-3655, mari­posafolk.com.

Jul 4 to 6

ORIL­LIA SPRING BLUES FES­TI­VAL Mad Dogs & English­men trib­ute to Joe Cocker & Leon Rus­sell, Dou­glas Wat­son, the Paul Des­Lau­ri­ers Band, Gary Ken­dall Band, Kirby Sewell Band and oth­ers per­form at the park and in down­town clubs. Blues & Gospel with John Mays and Quisha Wint Sun (noon), Blues All Star Work­shop Sat (5 to 6 pm). $5$20. Couchiching Beach Park, Bay at Jarvis (Oril­lia). oril­liaspring­blues.com.

Jun 6 to 8

THE­ORY OF A DEAD­MAN The BC rock­ers per­form. Doors 9 pm. $33.50-$ 40. Sound Em­pire, 46 Dun­lop W (Bar­rie). ad­mi­rallive.ca.

Jun 6

TOT­TEN­HAM BLUE­GRASS FES­TI­VAL The Spin­ney Brothers, the Blue­grass Moun­taineers, the Crowe Brothers, Feller & Hill & the Blue­grass Bucka­roos, Home­town Blue­grass, Ge­or­gian Blue and oth­ers play by the pond. Camp­ing avail­able. $25-$35/day, wknd pass $85 (srs $80), some dis­counts be­fore Jun 4. Tot­ten­ham Con­ser­va­tion Area, 4th Line and Queen S. 1-888-886-4566, tot­ten­ham­blue­grass.ca.

Jun 20 to 22

WASAGA BEACH FEST Eleven Past One, Tyler Shaw, Party Hero and oth­ers play this beach party. Sat noon to 10:30 pm, Sun noon to 6 pm. Free. Beach Area 1, ( Wasaga Beach). wasagabeach­fest.com.

Jun 21 to 22

Cam­bridge/Elora/Fergus/ Kitch­ener/London/Strat­ford

ANCI­IENTS Heavy metal con­cert. Doors 8 pm. $13 (tick­etscene.ca). Call the Of­fice, 216 York (London). callthe­of­fice.com.

Jul 10

BIG MU­SIC FEST Bat­tle of the bands Fri (free), Bryan Adams, Styx, Col­lec­tive Soul and Moist Jul 12, Aero­smith, Slash, Big Wreck and Kim Mitchell Jul 13. Sin­gle- day pass $69.50, two- day pass $99.50, VIP one- day pass $129.50. McLen­nan Park, 901 Ot­tawa St S (Kitch­ener). big­mu­sicfest.com.

Jul 11 to 13

BOOT HILL COUN­TRY JAM­BOREE Sawyer Brown, Doc Walker, Shenan­doah, Lisa Brokop, Small Town Pis­tols, Am­bush, Mar­shall Dane, Cold Creek County and oth­ers. Camp­ing avail­able. Early bird wknd pass w/ camp­ing $152.50, day pass $65, see de­tails on web­site. 15722 Turin Line (Both­well). boothill­jam­boree.com.

Jul 31 to Aug 4

CAN­TER­BURY FOLK FES­TI­VAL Per­form­ers in­clude Valdy, Mur­ray McLauch­lin, Brown Ale, Beckon, Cindy Church, Poor An­gus, Wen­dell Fer­gu­son and oth­ers, plus work­shops, dance, ar­ti­sans’ al­ley, kids’ events and more. Free, do­na­tions wel­come. Yvonne Holmes Mott Memo­rial Park, Can­ter­bury and Thames (Inger­soll). 519-485- 6337, www.can­ter­bury­folk­fes­ti­val.on.ca. Jul 11 to 13

THE CHURCH SES­SIONS Singer-song­writer se­ries with the Sun­par­lour Play­ers per­form­ing Jun 16, Justin Rut­ledge and Jadea Kelly Jul 14, Leif Vollebekk Jul 28. 8 pm. $25. The Church Restau­rant, 70 Brunswick (Strat­ford). 519-273-3424, thechurch­ses­sions.com.

Jun 16 to Jul 28

ELORA FES­TI­VAL Open­ing gala Haydn’s Cre­ation Jul 11, Bril­liant Bach! with pi­anist Shoshana Tel­ner Jul 13, the Irvine Twist Trio Jul 16, Richard and Lau­ren Mar­gi­son Jul 19, Latin Fu­sion Trio Jul 24 and oth­ers. $ 30-$60. Elora Cen­tre for the Arts ( 75 Melville), Gam­brel Barn ( Wellington Rd 21) and other area venues. 519-846-9698, ecfta.ca.

Jul 11 to 27

FOLK NIGHT Celtic singer-song­writ­ers Eileen McGann and David K per­form. 8 pm. $20, adv $18. Reg­istry The­atre, 122 Fred­er­ick St (Kitch­ener). reg­istrythe­atre.com.

May 31

GONE COUN­TRY MU­SIC FES­TI­VAL Dar­ius Rucker, Dean Brody, Eil Young Band, and Tim Hicks play this out­door mu­sic fes­ti­val. 4: 30 to 11 pm. $65-$110. Har­ris Park, Duf­ferin at Rid­out N (London). 1-888-999-8980, gonecoun­try. rock­thep­ark.ca.

Jul 23

GRAND BEND BUSKER­FEST En­ter­tain­ers in­clude Clara Ste­gall, Amity Beach, Mike Trudgeon, Greg Gal­lelo and oth­ers per­form­ing on Main Street, River Road and the main beach. Free. grand­bend­busker­fest.ca.

Jun 21 to 22

GRICKLE GRASS FES­TI­VAL Zaki Ibrahim, Wal­rus, Ab­so­lutely Free, Worm­wood, New Ze­bra Kid and oth­ers play this fam­ily fest of sus­tain­able and healthy liv­ing, mu­sic and art. 10 am to 5 pm. $25-$ 30. London Re­gional Chil­dren’s Mu­seum, 21 Wharn­cliffe Rd S (London). grick­le­grass­fest.com.

May 31

HILL­SIDE FES­TI­VAL Te­gan & Sara, Hy­dra, Hey Rosetta!, Imelda May, Ele­phant Re­vival, Su­per Friendz, PUP, Royal Ca­noe, Sam Cash & the Ro­man­tic Dogs, Ba­sia Bu­lat, Ma­ji­cal Cloudz and many oth­ers. Camp­ing avail­able. Wknd pass $135, Fri $55, Sat or Sun $80 (srs $67.50), un­der 12 free (tick­et­break.com). Guelph Lake Is­land Con­ser­va­tion Area, 7743 Con­ser­va­tion (Guelph). 519-763- 6396 1-866943-8849, hill­side­fes­ti­val.ca.

Jul 25 to 27

HOME COUNTY MU­SIC AND ART FES­TI­VAL White­horse, Ash­ley MacIsaac, Nathan Rogers, Cold Specks, Jenn Grant, The Bills, Con­nie Kal­dor, The Beau­ties, James Kee­laghan and oth­ers per­form in the park. Free, $5 do­na­tion sug­gested. Vic­to­ria Park, 509 Clarence (London). 519-432-4310, home­county.ca.

Jul 18 to 20

IN­CLINE DE­CLINE FES­TI­VAL The Soupcans, Doom­squad, HSY, Pe­tra Glynt, Not the Wind Not the Flag, Dilly Dally, Teen Tits Wild

Wives, Ana­mai, Wolf­cow and many oth­ers at this showcase of re­gional mu­sic. Down­town Guelph, Wyn­d­ham and Mac­Donell. on.fb. me/1k5M16z.

Jul 25 to 27

KINGSVILLE FOLK MU­SIC FES­TI­VAL Bruce Cock­burn, Jane Siberry, David Francey, Valdy, Rus­sell deCarle Band, Ron Hynes, Jaron Free­man-Fox & the Op­po­site of Ev­ery­thing, Fish & Bird, JP Cormier and many oth­ers. Fri 6-11 pm, Sat 11 am-11 pm, Sun 10: 30 am-10:30 pm. Week­end pass $90, Fri $35, Sat or Sun $55. Lakeside Park, 315 Queen (Kingsville). 519-997-7777, kingsville­folk­fest.org.

Aug 8 to 10

LIONEL RICHIE Con­cert by the Amer­i­can singer-song­writer, with CeeLo Green as opener. 7: 30 pm. $ 41.25-$121.25. Bud­weiser Gar­dens, 99 Dundas (London). bud­weis­er­gar­dens.com.

Jul 31

MICHAEL BUBLÉ Con­cert by the crooner. 8 pm. $50.75-$120.75. Bud­weiser Gar­dens, 99 Dundas (London). bud­weis­er­gar­dens.com.

Jun 30

OPEN EARS FES­TI­VAL Fes­ti­val in­cludes Shary Boyle and Chris­tine Fel­lows Jun 6, Christian Bök Jun 7, An­drew Down­ing Orches­tra Jun 8, Pier­rre-Yves Mar­tel and Ben Gross­man Jun 9, Nexus Per­cus­sion and Sepi­deh Rais­sa­dat Jun 13 and oth­ers. Reg­istry The­atre and other venues in Kitch­ener/ Water­loo. Var­i­ous prices, see web­site. Reg­istry The­atre, 122 Fred­er­ick (Kitch­ener). ope­n­ears.ca.

Jun 5 to 15

ORANGEVILLE BLUES AND JAZZ FES­TI­VAL Open­ing gala w/ Paul Do­nat Jazz Trio, Jer­ron ‘ Blind Boy’ Pax­ton and Kirby Sewell Band Jun 5, Blues Cruise on Broad­way Jun 6, free mu­sic work­shops in the li­brary Jun 6. Opera House shows (87 Broad­way) in­clude Aura Jun 6, Jarvis Church Jun 7 and Alana Bridge­wa­ter Jun 8. $23-$ 48, out­door shows free. Alexan­dra Park, and area venues (Orangeville). 519-941-9041, or­angeville­blue­sand­jaz­zfes­ti­val.ca.

Jun 5 to 8

OX­FORD RE­NAIS­SANCE FES­TI­VAL Mu­sic by Cu Dubh and Stone Clover plus magic, joust­ing and more at this out­door fest. Fri 6:30 to mid­night, Sat & Sun 10 am to 8 pm. $22-$25, srs $17-$20, child $16, un­der five free; week­end pass $ 36-$ 40, child/stu/srs $26-$ 30. Wood­stock Fair Grounds, 875 Nel­lis ( Wood­stock). ox­for­dren­fest.ca.

Jun 13 to 15

QUARTETFEST Pen­derecki String Quar­tet open this fest Jun 1, Gallery Trio Jun 4, Chiara Quar­tet Jun 6, Sky­ros Quar­tet Jun 7 and oth­ers. Con­certs at KWCMS ex­cept Jun 1 at Cana­dian Clay & Glass Gallery ( 25 Caro­line N). $15-$ 35 (tick­etscene.ca). KWCMS Mu­sic Room, 57 Young W ( Water­loo). 519-8861673, k-wcms.com.

Jun 1 to 8

RIVER­FEST ELORA Blue Rodeo, Serena Ry­der, Charles Bradley & His Ex­traor­di­naires, Arkells, Dan Man­gan, Black­smith, El­liott Brood, Young Galaxy, the Strum­bel­las and oth­ers per­form at the com­mu­nity and mu­sic fest. Bring a blan­ket or chair. Rain or shine, gates 2 pm. Fri $ 45, Sat $66, wknd pass $81. Bis­sell Park, 127 East Mill (Elora). river­festelora.com.

Aug 22 to 23

ROCK THE PARK Weezer, Te­gan & Sara, Matthew Good and July Talk Jul 24, Sammy Hagar, Ex­treme, Tom Keifer, Winger and Sur­vivor Jul 25, Bur­ton Cum­mings Band, Huey Lewis & the News, 38 Spe­cial and Head­pins Jul 26. $65-$110, passes $110-$235. Har­ris Park, Duf­ferin at Rid­out N (London). rock­thep­ark.ca.

Jul 24 to 26 ROCK IN WHEEL Chad Brown­lee, Dry County, Them Dang Rat­tlers, the Riz­dales and Tanya Marie Har­ris Aug 15, Sam Roberts Band, Sam Cash & the Ro­man­tic Dogs, Mar­cel­lus Wal­lace and oth­ers Aug 16. Fundraiser for Shoot for a Cure, stop­con­cus­sions.com and Park­wood Hos­pi­tal. $ 30. Lions Park, Lions Park Dr. rock­in­wheel@gmail.com.

Aug 15 to 16

SOME­THING YOU WHIS­PER, WIND CRIES MARY, TRACE THE SKY, OUR PLACE OR YOURS AND SELF CON­FINED All-ages con­cert. Doors 7 pm. $10 (tick­etscene.ca). The APK, 347 Clarence (London). theapk.ca.

Jun 3

STRAT­FORD SUM­MER MU­SIC Anna Atkin­son, Fol­ger Shake­spearean Con­sort, Ne­bo­jsa Jo­van Zivkovic, Pavel Kolesnikov, Speed Con­trol, Torq Per­cus­sion Quar­tet and oth­ers play this fes­ti­val. Check web­site for sched­ule and prices. St An­drew’s Church, Royal Cana­dian Le­gion and other venues, ( Strat­ford). 1-866-288-4313, strat­ford­sum­mer­mu­sic.ca.

Jul 14 to Aug 24

STRAT­FORD SUM­MER MU­SIC ON THE BARGE TorQ Per­cus­sion sem­i­nar par­tic­i­pants per­form Jul 24-25, Na­tional Youth Orches­tra Jul 26, Cana­dian Men’s Cho­rus Jul 27, Les Poules à Colin Jul 31. Thu & Fri at 12: 30 pm, Sat at 12: 30 & 3 pm. Free. Avon River, be­side the Boathouse (Strat­ford). 1-800567-1600, strat­ford­sum­mer­mu­sic.ca.

Jul 24 to 31

SUN­FEST The 20th an­niver­sary edi­tion of this fes­ti­val cel­e­brat­ing world cul­tures in­cludes world mu­sic and jazz en­sem­bles 4Square, Estrella Acosta, Delhi 2 Dublin, Mokoomba, KC Roberts & the Live Revo­lu­tion, Man­teca and many oth­ers. Thur 6 to 11 pm, Fri to Sun noon to 11 pm. Free. Vic­to­ria Park, 509 Clarence (London). 519- 672-1522, sun­fest.on.ca.

Jul 3 to 6

TILL­SON­BURG TURTLEFEST Amy Churm, Shane Chisholm, Mar­shall Dane and Ni­cole Rayy en­ter­tain at this down­town block party. Satur­day events at Memo­rial Park and Lake Lis­gar. Free. Down­town Till­son­burg, Broad­way and Gowrie. turtlefest.ca.

Jun 13 to 14

UP­TOWN WATER­LOO JAZZ FES­TI­VAL Ivana San­tilli, Bev­erly Taft, Jim Clayton, Soul Stew, Big Band The­ory, Eliana Cuevas, Ca­dence, Ec­codek and oth­ers play this out­door fest. Free. Water­loo City Cen­tre, 100 Regina S ( Water­loo). up­town­wa­ter­loo­jazz.ca.

Jul 18 to 20

WHEAT­LEY SUM­MER CON­CERT SE­RIES David Light Jun 1, Stay Tuneds Jun 8, Bosco Jun 15, the Dig­gers Jun 22, Catilin Han­ford Duo Jun 29, the Jay Al­lan Band Jul 6, the Ravens Jul 13, Whoa Nel­lie Blue­grass Band Jul 29 and Kool Kats Jul 27. Out­door con­certs go into the pavil­ion in in­clement weather. 6:30 pm. Free, do­na­tions wel­come. Two Creeks Con­ser­va­tion Area, 21638 1 Kent Rd ( Wheat­ley). 519-324- 6988, twocre­eks.ca.

Jun 1 to Jul 27

WIN­TER­REISE Bass bari­tone Daniel Lichti cel­e­brates his ca­reer of 40 years with a per­for­mance of Schu­bert’s song cy­cle with pi­anist Ephraim Laor. 8 pm. $25-$ 35. KWCMS Mu­sic Room, 57 Young W (Water­loo). tick­etscene.ca/kwcms.

Jul 16

Ge­or­gian Bay/Grey County/ Lake Huron/Owen Sound

BOB DEAN­GE­LIS & SAX AP­PEAL Con­cert for jazz lovers. $ 35. Meaford Hall, 12 Nel­son E (Meaford). 1-877-538- 0463, meaford­hall.ca.

Jun 12

ELEC­TRIC ECLEC­TICS Per­form­ers in­clude Fresh Snow, Tarpit, Erin Sex­ton, Not the Wind Not the Flag and Paul Dut­ton, DJ sets by HVYWTR, Pe­tra Glynt and many oth­ers at this fest that in­cludes films, work­shops and in­stal­la­tions. Camp­ing avail­able. Var­i­ous prices, check web­site. Funny Farm, 202 Scotch Moun­tain (Meaford). 519-378-9899, elec­trice­clec­tics.com.

Aug 1 to 3

HOL­STEIN RODEO & COUN­TRY MU­SICFEST Cara Smith, the Road Ham­mers, the Western Swing Au­thor­ity, Tommy Gil­ham & the Chill Billys, Megan Mor­ri­son and oth­ers play this out­door fes­ti­val. Con­certs $ 45, week­end passes avail­able, see web­site. Foster Ranch, 492253 South­gate Rd 49 (Hol­stein). hol­stein­rodeo.com.

Jul 10 to 13

HONKY TONK BASS FES­TI­VAL The Reklaws, Ty Bayn­ton, Mar­shall Dane and Larry Ber­rio all per­form along­side a small­mouth bass derby. $25 per evening. Pais­ley Ro­tary Park, Queen and Goldie (Pais­ley). 519-3536021, pais­leyvil­lage.ca.

Jul 11 to 13

IL­LU­MI­NA­TION MU­SIC & ARTS FES­TI­VAL Mu­sic by Fu­ture Rock, the Heavy Pets, Dr Fameus w/ After Funk, Chameleon Project, Chartruse and oth­ers plus work­shops, art and more. $60 (eventbrite.ca). Fron­tier Ghost Town, Grey Rd 12 W of Con­ces­sion 2. il­lu­mi­na­tion­fes­ti­val.ca.

Jul 11 to 12

LEITH SUM­MER FES­TI­VAL The Pen­derecki String Quar­tet Jul 12 and the Lafayette String Quar­tet Jul 26. 7: 30 pm. $25, stu $15; se­ries pass $120. Leith Church, 419134 Tom Thom­son Lane (Leith). 1-888-446-7699, lei­th­fes­ti­val.ca.

Jul 12 to Aug 23

LIGHT­HOUSE BLUES FES­TI­VAL Bran­don San­tini, Johnny Max Band, Rita Chiarelli, Macken­zie Blues Band, Dana Fuchs Band, Jack de Keyzer, Mor­gan Davis, Har­ri­son Kennedy and many oth­ers play this fes­ti­val. Sat af­ter­noon Queen street fes­ti­val from 11 am to 4 pm, free. Wknd pass $50, Fri or Sat night $ 30 (tick­etscene.ca). Down­town Kin­car­dine, Queen at Har­bour. 519-395- 0470, light­house­blues­fest.ca.

Jul 11 to 12

MUD­TOWN MU­SIC & ARTS FES­TI­VAL Thee Sil­ver Mount Zion Memo­rial Orches­tra, Ya­man­taka//Sonic Ti­tan, Odonis Odonis, Fresh Snow, Ma­hogany Frog, Bry Web, Alana Gurr and many oth­ers at mul­ti­ple venues amidst art in­stal­la­tions, a night mar­ket and ar­ti­sans. Wknd pass $75, Fri/Sat only pass $45-$55 adv. Roxy The­atre, 251 9th E (Owen Sound). 1-888446-7699, mud­town­fes­ti­val.com.

Aug 8 to 9

PAIS­LEY RIVER AND BLUES Mor­gan Davis Blues, Macken­zie Blues Band, Ch­eryl Lescom, Tim Wood­cock Band, River­side Blues Band and oth­ers play Ro­tary Park and Main Street. Free per­for­mances in the Town Square Satur­day and con­certs at the Palace and Back Ed­dies. See web­site for de­tails. Pais­ley Ro­tary Park, Queen and Goldie (Pais­ley). 519-353- 6021, paisleyevents.ca.

Jun 5 to 8

THE SOUND OF MEOW-SIC 2 The Madri­Gals & Guys, Two Pi­anos Eight Hands and the Beaver Valler con­cert band per­form to ben­e­fit the Clarks­burg Cat Shel­ter. 7 pm, silent auc­tion opens at 3 pm. $20. Meaford Hall, 12 Nel­son E (Meaford). 1-877-538- 0463, meaford­hall.ca.

Jun 28

SUM­MER­FOLK MU­SIC & CRAFTS FES­TI­VAL Buffy Sainte-Marie, Union Duke, Danny Michel, Oh Su­sanna, Beckon, Ven­tanas, David New­land, David Sereda and many oth­ers at this out­door fes­ti­val. Var­i­ous prices, check web­site. Kelso Beach Park, Ed­die Sar­gent Pkwy at 19th (Owen Sound). 1-888- 655-9090, sum­mer­folk.org.

Aug 15 to 17

Huntsville/Muskoka/Parry Sound/Sud­bury

CHARLES W STOCKEY CEN­TRE CON­CERTS David Clayton-Thomas Jul 2, Ab­ba­ma­nia Jul 4, the Nav­i­ga­tors Jul 5, JJ Grey & Mofro Jul 7, Pavlo Jul 9, Leg­ends Of Rock & Roll & Coun­try Mu­sic trib­ute show Jul 10, and more (see web­site). $ 30-$59.95. Charles W Stockey Cen­tre for the Per­form­ing Arts, 2 Bay (Parry Sound). 1-877-746-4466, stock­ey­cen­tre.com.

Jul 2 to 10

ETWELL CON­CERT SE­RIES Out­door blues con­cert se­ries in­cludes Paul James Jun 8, Jerome God­boo Jun 22, Jake Thomas Jun 29, Fat­head Jul 6, the 24th Street Wail­ers Jul 20 and Michael Pick­ett Jul 27. 3 to 6 pm, oc­ca­sional week­night shows. Sug­gested $20 do­na­tion. Etwell Pavil­ion, 2012 Etwell (Huntsville). etwell­con­cert­series.ca.

Jun 8 to Jul 27

FES­TI­VAL OF THE SOUND Gala open­ing con­cert with the Trin­ity Col­lege Choir Cam­bridge Jul 18, Clas­si­cal Cruise on the Bay Jul 20, Gryphon Trio Jul 22, Shake­speare’s Song­book Jul 25 and other con­certs. Stockey Cen­tre and other area venues. Var­i­ous prices, some free events. Charles W Stockey Cen­tre for the Per­form­ing Arts, 2 Bay (Parry Sound). 1 866-364- 0061, fes­ti­val­ofthe­sound.ca.

Jul 18 to Aug 10

HUNTSVILLE FES­TI­VAL OF THE ARTS Jesse Cook Jul 3 & 4, Bri­tish Columbia Boys Choir Jul 16, Colin James Jul 18, Cow­boy Junkies Jul 24, Holly Cole Jul 25 and oth­ers. Var­i­ous prices. Algonquin The­atre, 37 Main E (Huntsville). 705-789-4975, huntsville­fes­ti­val.on.ca.

Jul 3 to Aug 9

HUNTSVILLE JAZZ FES­TI­VAL Joel Sealy and Jackie Richard­son per­form Jul 31, Jane Bun­nett & Maque­que Aug 1. $20-$35. Algonquin The­atre, 37 Main E (Huntsville). 705789-4975, huntsville­fes­ti­val.on.ca.

Jul 31 to Aug 3

THE KEE TO BALA Ja­son Blaine, the Reklaws and Run­away An­gel Jun 14, the Sheepdogs Jun 27, and 54-40 Jul 5. Doors 9 pm. $ 30-$ 35 (tick­et­break.com). The Kee, Bala Falls Road (Bala). the­kee.com.

Jun 14 to Jul 5

MU­SIC ON THE BARGE The Muskoka Con­cert Band Jun 22, the Bi­fo­cals Con­cert Band Jun 29, Gino Mo­nop­oly’s Elvis trib­ute Jul 6, Eddy & the St­ingrays Jul 13, Bea­tles trib­ute Jul 20, Ea­gles trib­ute Jul 27. Shows at 7: 30 pm. Bring a lawn chair. Con­certs can­celled in the event of rain. Free/do­na­tions wel­come. Gull Lake Ro­tary Park, Bethune Dr (Graven­hurst). mu­si­con­the­barge.webs.com.

Jun 22 to Jul 27

MUSKOKA SOUND MU­SIC FES­TI­VAL Walk Off the Earth, Serena Ry­der, Mother Mother, Mon­ster Truck, Shad, Yukon Blonde, Pa­per Lions and oth­ers play a new all-ages fes­ti­val at this scenic spot. Fri $ 50, Sat $60, Sun $ 40, fes­ti­val pass $99. Lion’s Look­out, Look­out Rd (Huntsville). muskoka­sound.ca.

Sep 12 to 14

NEW MU­SIC FEST SUD­BURY The­ory of a Dead­man, Mon­ster Truck, the Glo­ri­ous Sons, Gen­tle­men Hus­bands, Golden Gate Graves and many oth­ers. Gates 5 pm, all ages. $36.50-$ 45. Grace Harman Am­phithe­atre, 900 Paris (Sud­bury). new­mu­sicfest.ca.

Jun 6 to 7

NORTH­ERN LIGHTS FES­TI­VAL BORÉAL Bruce Cock­burn, Win­ter­sleep, Tokyo Po­lice Club, the Strum­bel­las, Pa­trick Wright et les Gauchistes, Jazz Par­adis and oth­ers play this out­door fes­ti­val on Lake Ram­sey. Fri $28, Sat/Sun $ 43, week­end pass $88, stu $63. Bell Park, 900 Paris (Sud­bury). nlf­b­sud­bury.com. Jul 4 to 6

PETER’S PLAY­ERS Jarvis Church Jun 6, Muskoka Blues din­ner cruise with David Ro­tundo and Jor­dan John Jun 14, Mike Stern, Bill Evans, Tom Kennedy and Steve Smith Jun 26, Goddo Jul 10, Great Lake Swim­mers Jul 12, Fred Ea­gle­smith Trav­el­ling Steam Show Jul 19, Ba­sia Bu­lat Jul 31 and more. $65-$130. Peter’s Play­ers, 830 Muskoka Rd S (Graven­hurst). 705- 687-2117, pe­ter­splay­ers.com.

Jun 6 to Jul 31

RIVER AND SKY MU­SIC FES­TI­VAL Pink Moun­tain­tops, Bry Webb, the Sil­ver Hearts, the Bes­nard Lakes, Cuff the Duke, Ke­tamines, the High­est Or­der, Daniel Ro­mano, Snow­blink and many oth­ers. Camp­ing avail­able at this fes­ti­val on the Stur­geon River near West Nipiss­ing. Week­end pass $125. 3636 Hwy 539 (Field). riverand­sky.ca.

Jul 18 to 20

RIVER VAL­LEY BLUE­GRASS JAM­BOREE David Davis & the War­rior River Boys, Stevens Fam­ily, Ralph Stan­ley, Hard Ryde, Danny Pais­ley & South­ern Grass, Jeanette Wil­liams and oth­ers. Rough camp­ing in­cluded. Day pass $20-$25, week­end pass $90$105. Hwy 539A through River Val­ley, ( West Nipiss­ing). 705-789-9049.

Jul 30 to Aug 3


AM­PHITHE­ATRE SUM­MER CON­CERT SE­RIES Sam Roberts Band Jun 13 and 14, Jesse Cook July 5, Alan Doyle Jul 11, Chan­tal Kre­vi­azuk Jul 12, Colin James Jul 19, Justin Rut­ledge & Lindi Ortega Jul 26, El­ton Lam­mie Aug 8, Stars Aug 9, and Cow­boy Junkies Aug 16. $ 49-$89, din­ner pack­ages avail­able. Jack­son-Triggs Ni­a­gara Es­tate Win­ery, 2145 Ni­a­gara Stone (Ni­a­gara- on-the-Lake). 1-866589-4637 ext 2, jack­son­trig­gswin­ery.com.

Jun 13 to Aug 16

BLUES BLOWOUT CON­CERT Blues har­mon­ica con­cert with Car­los Del Junco, Jerome God­boo and Adam Gus­sow. 8 pm. $25. Shared Har­vest Com­mu­nity Farm and Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre, 834 North Shore (Dun­nville). 905-7017255.

Jun 28

CAYUGAFEST PRESENTS THE GRAND RIVER MU­SIC FES­TI­VAL Free­dom Train, 12-20 Blast and Dry County Jul 19 (from 6 pm), Boo­gie In­fec­tion, Western Swing Au­thor­ity, Shane Chisholm, Mar­shall Dane & the Law Jul 20 (noon to 1 am). See web­site for de­tails. $10. Bob Baigent Memo­rial Park, Ouse St S (Cayuga). cayugafest.com.

Jul 19 to 20

CIDER FEST Coun­try mu­sic con­cert, bar­be­cue and cider fes­ti­val with George Canyon, Aaron Pritch­ett, Brad James, Au­tumn Hill, High Val­ley and oth­ers. 1 to 10 pm. $ 40-$50. Stoney Creek, Pud­di­combe Es­tate, 1468 High­way 8 (Stoney Creek). cider­fest.ca.

Jun 20 to 21

FALLSVIEW SUM­MER CON­CERTS Gla­dys Knight Jun 20-21, Lit­tle An­thony & the Im­pe­ri­als Jun 27-28, Train Jul 17-18, Song­writ­ers Jul 19, El­ton John trib­ute Jul 24-Aug 2 and oth­ers. Var­i­ous prices, see web­site for de­tails. Ni­a­gara Fallsview Casino Re­sort, 6380 Fallsview Blvd. ni­a­garafall­shilton.com. Jun 20 to Aug 2 HAY­DEN Per­for­mance by the singer-song­writer at 8:30 pm. $20. The Sanc­tu­ary - Cen­tre for the Arts, 209 Ridge (Ridge­way). 905894-8373, tick­etscene.ca/events/10387.

Jun 19

IL­LU­MINAQUA Live mu­si­cal per­for­mances set on a float­ing stage sur­rounded by fire. Jor­dan Ray­croft Jun 13, the Abrams Brothers Jul 4 and oth­ers. 8 pm. $20-$80. Mer­ritt Park Am­phithe­atre, 115 King ( Wel­land). 905735-1700, il­lu­minaqua.com.

Jun 13 to Aug 29

MON­TE­BELLO PARK CON­CERTS Kin­dred Jun 13 and Sol­stice Jun 27. 7 to 9 pm, rain or shine in the band­shell. Free. Mon­te­bello Park, 64 On­tario (St Catharines). 905- 6885601 ext 1563.

Jun 13 to 27

MU­SIC NI­A­GARA Fes­ti­val of clas­si­cal to jazz, coun­try to cabaret. Le Vent Du Nord Jul 12, Afi­ara String Quaret Jul 13, Quartetto Gelato Jul 18, Richard Strauss, Robert Sil­ver­man and Christo­pher New­ton Jul 26, and oth­ers. Var­i­ous prices. St Mark’s Church, and other venues (Ni­a­gara- on-the-Lake). 1-800-5117429, mu­sic­ni­a­gara.org.

Jul 12 to Aug 16

NOR­FOLK N’ BLUES FES­TI­VAL Jor­dan Pat­ter­son, Ray Fuller & the Blues Rock­ers, the Macken­zie Blues Band, Steve Strong­man, Jack de Keyzer, Loco Zy­deco, the Fraser Mel-------

vin Band, Chuck Jack­son, Paul James and oth­ers play this out­door fest. Camp­ing avail­able. Sat $ 45, Sun $ 30, wknd pass $65, camp­ing $25. Frog’s Hol­low, Lakeside Vista, 2916 Front ( Vit­to­ria). nor­folk­blues­fes­ti­val.ca.

Jul 19 to 20

S.C.E.N.E. MU­SIC FES­TI­VAL Mar­i­anas Trench, Matthew Good, the Sheepdogs, Arkells, Shad, Mon­ster Truck, Lights, Glo­ri­ous Sons, Cur­rent Swell, Boy & Bear and many more at this all-ages con­cert. Doors at 1 pm. Sat or Sun $39.50, VIP $69.50, week­end pass $69.40-$119.50 (tick­et­fly.com). Mon­te­bello Park and down­town, 64 On­tario (St Catharines). scene­mu­sicfes­ti­val.com.

Jun 28 to 29;

SES­SIONS SHOWCASE The An­tiQs and Jessica La­jner May 30, El­ton Lam­mie Jul 11 and oth­ers. $10-$20 (tick­etscene.ca). Ses­sions on the River, 133 Ni­a­gara Blvd (Fort Erie). 905- 658-7253.

May 30 to Aug 8

SIMCOE PARK BAND­SHELL CON­CERTS Mu­sic Ni­a­gara presents Of­ten Run­ning Jul 20, My Sweet Pa­tootie Jul 27 and oth­ers. Shows at 2 pm. Free. Pic­ton and King (Ni­a­gara- on-the-Lake). mu­sic­ni­a­gara.org.

Jul 20 to 27

SUM­MER CON­CERT SE­RIES Foghat and David Wil­cox kick off the con­cert se­ries Jun 20. Other bands tba. $ 42 (tick­et­break.com). Sa­fari Ni­a­gara, 2821 Stevensville. 866367-9669, sa­farini­a­gara.com.

Jun 20

Brighton/Cobourg/Pic­ton/Prince Ed­ward County/Port Hope

CAL­I­FOR­NIA SUN Beach mu­sic of the 60s. 8 pm. $25. Park The­atre, 666 King E (Cobourg). 1-877-700-3130, park­the­atre­cobourg.com.

Jul 19

COBOURG OUT­DOOR CON­CERTS The Con­cert Band of Cobourg plays Tues­day evenings in the band­shell. 8 pm. Free. Vic­to­ria Park, 138 Di­vi­sion (Cobourg). 1-888-2626874, cobourg.ca.

Jul 8 to Aug 26

DON ROSS AND ANDY MCKEE Con­cert by gui­tar play­ers in­cludes guest Calum Gra­ham. 8 pm. $38.80 (brownpapertick­ets.com). Trin­ity Col­lege School Le­Van The­atre, 55 De­blaquire N (Port Hope). 905-885- 0908, porthope­tourism.ca.

Jun 14

JOHNNY WIN­TER The Amer­i­can blues gui­tarist per­forms. $59.50. Re­gent The­atre, 244 Main (Pic­ton). 613476-8416, re­gentthe­atre.org. Jul 23 JONNY LANG The South­ern blues, rock and gospel singer per­forms. $59.50-$69.50. Re­gent The­atre, 244 Main (Pic­ton). 613-476-8416, re­gentthe­atre.org.

Jun 1

KEVIN FOX The com­poser, singer, ar­ranger and cel­list per­forms. 8 pm. $28. Fire Hall The­atre, 213 Sec­ond (Cobourg). 905-372-2210.

Jun 13 to 14

MU­SIC AT PORT MIL­FORD Cham­ber mu­sic fes­ti­val in­cludes per­for­mances by Linden String Quar­tet Jul 26 and oth­ers. See web­site for sched­ule. $25, stu­dent $10. St Mary Mag­da­lene Church, 335 Main (Pic­ton). mpm­camp.org.

Jul 20 to Aug 9

PORT MIL­FORD TAKES TO THE STREETS Stu­dents of the clas­si­cal cham­ber mu­sic fes­ti­val busk on street cor­ners. 10 am to noon. Free. Main Street (Pic­ton). mpm­camp.org.

Jul 19; Aug 2

QUINTE ISLE’S BLUE­GRASS CEL­E­BRA­TION Cana­dian blue­grass bands Hard Ryde, Dusty Drifters, the Mon­roe Sis­ters, Riverbend Gen­tle­men, the Bar­rel Boys and oth­ers per­form. Camp­ing avail­able. Day pass Fri $10, Sat $25, Sun $15, week­end passes avail­able. Quinte’s Isle Cam­Park, 237 Sal­mon Point (Cherry Val­ley). quin­te­blue­grass.com.

May 30 to Jun 1

STE­WART PARK FES­TI­VAL Three- day folk mu­sic fes­ti­val out­doors in Ste­wart Park and at down­town venues. The Bills, John Gorka, Sul­tans of String, The Love­locks, Amelia Cur­ran, Bom­badils, Duane An­drews and Craig Young, Pa­cific Curls, JW Jones, and oth­ers per­form. Free, after hours con­certs $20 but­ton for week­end, in­di­vid­ual shows $tba. Ste­wart Park, 80 Gore E, be­hind the Town Hall (Perth). 613-485- 6434, stew­art­park­fes­ti­val.com.

Jul 18 to 20

SUM­MER BAND­SHELL CON­CERT SE­RIES Union Duke Jul 3, Maple Leaf Jug Band Jul 10, Clarington Con­cert Band Jul 17, Bruce Long­man Trio Jul 24, Don McArthur’s Big Band Jul 31 and more. Thurs­days 7 pm. Bring a lawn chair. Free. Memo­rial Park, Queen at Au­gusta (Port Hope). 905-885-2004, porthope­tourism.ca.

Jul 3 to Aug 28

TILL THE BOYS COME HOME North Lakeshore Mass Cho­rus per­form a choral and band trib­ute to the Cana­dian sol­diers of the First Con­tin­gent of the Cana­dian Ex­pe­di­tionary Force who sailed to Europe 100 years ago. 3 & 7: 30 pm. $22, $12 child un­der 12. Trin­ity United Church, 284 Di­vi­sion (Cobourg). con­certhal­latvic­to­ri­a­hall.com.

Jun 14

VAL­LEY BLUE­GRASS FES­TI­VAL Fam­ily ori­ented fes­ti­val with bands Ju­nior Sisk & Ram­blers Choice, Hard Ryde, the Delaney Brothers, Maple Hill and oth­ers. Rough camp­ing avail­able. $20-$ 30, week­end passes avail­able. John­ston’s Farm, 408 Castle­ford (Ren­frew). val­ley­blue­grass.ca.

Jul 10 to 13

Ban­croft/Hal­ibur­ton/Kawarthas/ Peter­bor­ough

THE BLACK DI­A­MOND EX­PRESS The Ed­in­burgh roots and blues mu­si­cians per­form with the May­hem­ing­ways open­ing. 8 pm. $25. Show­place Per­for­mance Cen­tre, 290 George N (Peter­bor­ough). 1-866-444-2154, show­place.org. Jun 24 THE BLACK DI­A­MOND EX­PRESS The roots and blues band per­forms with the May­hem­ing­ways. 8 pm. $25. Show­place Per­for­mance Cen­tre, 290 George N (Peter­bor­ough). 705-742-7469, show­place.org. Jun 24

ERRING ON THE MOUNT Mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary arts fes­ti­val with the Zippa Dee Doo Dah Soul Cho­rus and oth­ers tba. See web­site for sched­ule. Var­i­ous prices. Mount Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 1555 Mon­aghan (Peter­bor­ough). pub­licenergy.ca.

May 30 to Jun 1

HAY­DEN Per­for­mance by the singer-song­writer at 9 pm. $25. Gor­don Best The­atre, 216 Hunter W (Peter­bor­ough). tick­etscene.ca/events/10370.

Jun 13

MARTIN WALL The pi­anist per­forms a pro­gram of rag­time, waltzes, Bach, Beethoven, orig­i­nals and more. 2: 30 pm. $25, adv $20. Show­place Per­for­mance Cen­tre, 290 George N (Peter­bor­ough). 705-742-7469, show­place.org.

Jun 30

MIN­DEN HILLS BLUE­GRASS FES­TI­VAL Back Roads, Rhyme n’ Rea­son, Tra­di­tion­ally Wound, the Teb­worth Brothers, Bill White & Whitepine, the Schotts, Randy Mor­ri­son & Flatt Rivers and oth­ers. Fri eve $20, Sat day pass $35, Sat after 6 pm $25, Sun $20, week­end pass $75. Min­den Fair­grounds, 2048 Flem­ing. min­den­hills­blue­grass­fes­ti­val.ca.

Jul 18 to 20

PALMER RAPIDS TWIN MU­SIC FES­TI­VAL Two com­plete fes­ti­vals with a stage for coun­try and in­clud­ing Chad Brown­lee, Dr Hook, Tommy Cash, Ridin’ Shot­gun and oth­ers; a blue­grass stage fea­tures Amy Gal­latin, Jimmy Flynn, Whiskey Jack and oth­ers. Week­end pass $30$160, srs $84-$95, day tick­ets $25-$75. Win­gle and Cedar Grove (Palmer Rapids). palmer­rapids.ca.

Jul 24 to 27

PETER­BOR­OUGH FOLK FES­TI­VAL Kick off con­cert with the Con­stan­tines, the Lonely Pa­rade and Marine Dreams Aug 22, the Burn­ing Hell Aug 23, and hands-on work­shops Aug 24 in the park. Fri events down­town; Sat at Ni­cholls Oval; Sun at Mil­len­nium Park (Peter­bor­ough). 705-8746796, pe­ter­bor­ough­folk­fest.com.

Aug 22 to 24

PETER­BOR­OUGH MU­SICFEST Sky­dig­gers Jun 28, the Strum­bel­las Jul 2, Wide Mouth Ma­son Jul 5, Colin James Jul 16, Te­gan & Sara Jul 23, Cow­boy Junkies Jul 30 and many oth­ers. Con­certs Wed & Sat at 8 pm to Aug 27. Free. Del Crary Park, Cres­cent at Perry (Peter­bor­ough). 705-755-1111, pt­bo­mu­sicfest.ca. Jun 28 to Aug 27 SWEET AL­IBI The soul­ful folk-pop trio per­forms. 7: 30 pm. $25. North­ern Lights Per­form­ing Arts Pavil­ion, 5358 County Road 21 (Hal­ibur­ton). 705-457-9933.

Jun 6

WEST­BEN BARN CON­CERTS Mu­sic in an out­door set­ting. The Choir of Trin­ity Col­lege, Ce­celia String Quar­tet, the Sky­dig­gers, Dough Leahy & Friends, pi­anist Avan Yu, Phan­tom Of The Opera in con­cert and many other events. $ 4.50 for youth, $ 44.25 adults. The Barn, 6698 County Road 30 (Camp­bell­ford). 1-877-883-5777, west­ben.ca.

Jul 4 to Aug 3

Belleville/Kingston/Brockville/ Ot­tawa

CARIVIBE BEACH FES­TI­VAL Cel­e­bra­tion of Caribbean cul­ture with per­for­mances by Moses Revo­lu­tion, Des­tiny, Ar­ti­san Kings, Ne­pean Pan­har­monic Steel Band, Sal­si­tos, Loyal Ki­ga­biro and many DJs and dance groups. $20, ad­vance $12 (tick­et­gate­way.com, cap­i­taltick­ets.ca). Petrie Is­land, 727 Trim (Ot­tawa). 613-590-1588, carivibe. com.

Jun 21

EM­PIRE ROCK­FEST All-ages li­censed out­door event with Huey Lewis & the News and Glass Tiger Jul 24, Weezer and the Trews Jul 25, Sammy Hagar and Ex­treme Jul 26. Gates open at 6 pm. Var­i­ous prices, check web­site. Em­pire The­atre Square, 321 Front (Belleville). 613-969- 0099, em­piresquare­live.com/rock­fest.

Jul 24 to 26

ES­CAPADE MU­SIC FES­TI­VAL Eric Prydz, Chuckie, Kaskade, Dim­itri Ve­gas & Like Mike, Fedde Le Grand, Nervo and oth­ers at this in­ter­na­tional DJ fest. Check web­site for prices. RA Cen­tre, 2451 River­side (Ot­tawa). 613-7335100, es­capademf.com.

Jun 28 to Jul 1

ES­CAPADE MU­SIC FES­TI­VAL CLUB SE­RIES The DJ fes­ti­val’s club se­ries in­cludes Alex Metric at Rit­ual (137 Besserer), Si­mon Pat­ter­son at Era Night­club ( 380 El­gin),

Fig­ure at Baby­lon ( 317 Bank) and oth­ers. Check web­site for prices. Down­town Ot­tawa, es­capademf.com. Jun 30

FRANK­FORD IS­LAND BLUES FES­TI­VAL Joe Cal­la­han, the Fade Kings, Ila Vann, Janet Jef­fery & the 8 Wing Show Band, Ri­ley & Ri­ley, the Fab­u­lous Tones­mas­ters, Balls & Jane and many oth­ers play this three- day out­door fes­ti­val with on­site camp­ing. $15, week­end $ 40. Frank­ford Tourist Park, Hwy 5 and Hwy 33. 613-392-1025, loy­al­blues.ca.

Jun 6 to 8

HEART & JA­SON BON­HAM Rock con­cert. 8 pm. $ 49.50$95 (cap­i­taltick­ets.ca). Cana­dian Tire Cen­tre, 1000 Pal­la­dium (Ot­tawa). 613-599- 0100, cana­di­antire­cen­tre.com.

Jun 18 JOHN SE­BAS­TIAN Con­cert with the Lovin Spoon­ful mu­si­cian. 7:30 pm. $ 36.50-$ 48.50. Grand The­atre, 218 Princess (Kingston). 613-530-2050, kingston­grand.ca.

Jun 28

JUDY COLLINS Con­cert by the singer-song­writer. 7: 30 pm. $ 36.50-$ 48.50. Grand The­atre, 218 Princess (Kingston). 613-530-2050, kingston­grand.ca.

Jun 8

JUSTIN TIM­BER­LAKE Rock con­cert. 8 pm. $ 45-$175. Cana­dian Tire Cen­tre, 1000 Pal­la­dium (Ot­tawa). 613599- 0100, cap­i­taltick­ets.ca. Jul 22

KATY PERRY’S PRIS­MATIC WORLD TOUR The pop diva per­forms with open­ers Cap­i­tal Ci­ties. 7:30 pm. $29.50$125.50. Cana­dian Tire Cen­tre, 1000 Pal­la­dium (Ot­tawa). 613-599- 0100, cap­i­taltick­ets.ca.

Jul 16 KIM POL­LARD BAND Blues and jazz con­cert and dance. 8 pm. $20 (tick­etscene.ca). Dog House Stu­dios, 99 Dairy (Na­pa­nee). dog­hous­es­tu­dios.ca. Jun 13

MAT­TAWA VOYAGEUR DAYS Randy Bachman, The­ory of a Dead­man, Matthew Good & Sass Jor­dan and many oth­ers per­form at this out­door fest. Camp­ing avail­able. Fri & Sun day pass $ 40, week­end wrist­band $ 40, un­der 10 free. Ex­plorer’s Point, 285 First (Mat­tawa). 1-800-2674222, voyageur­days.com. Jul 24 to 27 MOOKOOMBA Con­cert by the Zim­babe­wan mu­si­cians. 7: 30 pm. $20-$ 30. Grand The­atre, 218 Princess (Kingston). 613-530-2050, kingston­grand.ca.

Jul 9

OT­TAWA BLUES­FEST Lady Gaga, the Killers, Blake Shel­ton, Queens of the Stone Age, Lady An­te­bel­lum, Jour­ney, Snoop Dogg, the Band Perry, Ryan Hemsworth, Child­ish Gam­bino, Blondie, Bonobo, Danny Brown, Matt An­der­sen, Ac­tion Bron­son and many many oth­ers. $20$150, fes­ti­val pass­port and mul­ti­ple ticket op­tions at front­gatet­ick­ets.com. Lebre­ton Flats Park, 1 Vimy Place, near the War Mu­seum (Ot­tawa). 1-877-788-3267, ot­taw­ablues­fest.ca.

Jul 3 to 13

OT­TAWA DRAGON BOAT FES­TI­VAL Con­certs in­clude Stars and the Zo­las Jun 19, the Sheepdogs, Cuff the Duke and Har­lan Pep­per Jun 20, Hey Ocean!, Arkells and Amos the Trans­par­ent Jun 21 and oth­ers. Free. Mooney’s Bay Park, River­side and Brook­field (Ot­tawa). drag­onboat.net.

Jun 19 to 22

OT­TAWA EX­PLO­SION Punk and garage bands from Mon­treal to Hal­i­fax in­clud­ing Audio, Black Love, Dig it Up, Hashed Out, the Man­dates, Odonis Odonis, Wasted Po­ten­tial and many oth­ers. Wrist­band $60. Club Saw, 67 Ni­cholas, and other venues (Ot­tawa). ot­tawa­ex­plo­sion.blogspot.ca. Jun 12 to 15

OT­TAWA JAZZ FES­TI­VAL Aus­tra Jun 21, Ron Sex­smith Jun 21, Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers w/ Edie Brick­ell Jun 22, Tedeschi Trucks Band Jun 23, El­liott Brood Jun 24, Ben Harper & Charlie Mus­sel­white Jun 27, Aretha Franklin Jun 28 and many oth­ers. Con­certs un­der the stars, late-night jam ses­sions and more. $20-$85, passes $190-$ 310, yth pass $90, sin­gle- day Con­fed­er­a­tion Park tick­ets also avail­able. Con­fed­er­a­tion Park (El­gin at Slater), NAC and other venues (Ot­tawa). 1- 613-241-2633, ot­tawa­jaz­zfes­ti­val.com. Jun 20 to Jul 1 PRINCE ED­WARD COUNTY MU­SIC FES­TI­VAL Fes­ti­val’s Great­est Hits Sep 20, Mary Lou Fal­lis & Peter Tiefen­bach Sep 21, Gryphon Trio Sep 22, Puc­cini’s La Bo­hème Sept 26, Baroque Sep 27 and many more con­certs. Var­i­ous venues in Pic­ton and Bloom­field (see web­site). $ 36-$ 50, passes avail­able. Re­gent The­atre, 224 Main (Pic­ton). 1-877-411-4761, pec­mu­sicfes­ti­val.com.

Sep 19 to 28

SKELE­TON PARK ARTS FES­TI­VAL Jim Bryson, Cold Specks, Maylee Todd, Luther Wright, the Heavy­weights Brass Band and many oth­ers Jun 21, 10 am to dusk. Mu­si­cal events ev­ery day. Check web­site for more de­tails. In the park and other venues in town. Most events free. McBur­ney Park, Ord­nance at Alma (Kingston). skele­ton­park­mu­sicfes­ti­val.ca. Jun 20 to 29 SUM­MER SOL­STICE ABO­RIG­I­NAL FES­TI­VAL & POW­WOW Mur­ray Porter, Andy Ma­son Band, Holly McNar­land, Lucie Id­lout, Joanne Shenan­doah and oth­ers at this fes­ti­val of abo­rig­i­nal cul­tures. Free, do­na­tions wel­come. Vincent Massey Park, Heron and River­side (Ot­tawa). ot­tawa­sum­mer­sol­stice.ca.

Jun 20 to 22

1000 IS­LANDS JAZZ & BLUES FES­TI­VAL Barry Greene May 29, River City Junc­tion May 30, Ella Fitzger­ald and Bil­lie Hol­i­day trib­ute May 31, Brenda Lewis Jun 1. Var­i­ous venues in Brockville. Check web­site for de­tails. $15-$20, $65 for four con­certs. Brockville, brockvil­lecon­cert.ca. May 29 to Jun 1 WEST­FEST: WEST­BORO VIL­LAGES’ FES­TI­VAL OF MU­SIC, ART & LIFE A Tribe Called Red, Ash­ley MacIsaac, Good2Go, Shawnee, River City Junc­tion, George Leach and oth­ers. Free. West­boro Vil­lage, Rich­mond from Churchill to Kirk­wood (Ot­tawa). 613729-3565, west­fest.ca.

Jun 13 to 15

WOLFE IS­LAND MU­SIC FES­TI­VAL The Ru­ral Al­berta Ad­van­tage, K- OS, Shad, Bry Webb, Young Galaxy, PUP, Har­lan Pep­per, Wilder­ness of Man­i­toba and oth­ers, a short ferry ride from Kingston or Cape Vincent. Gates 5 pm. $ 45-$125, week­end pass $100 (early bird at tick­et­fly.com). Wolfe Is­land, (Kingston). wolfeis­land­mu­sicfes­ti­val.com.

Aug 8 to 9

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