Leave the city and check out these stage and music shows
alegrÍa Cirque du Soleil performs its classic show Jun 29-Aug 2. $45-$110, child $36-$88. Copps Coliseum, Hamilton. cirqueclub.com.
the bard’s bus tour Driftwood Theatre presents its outdoor double bill featuring King Lear and The Comedy Of Errors Jul 9-Aug 23. Parkwood Estate, Oshawa Jul 14 and Lakeview Park, Oshawa Aug 11. Esplanade Park, Pickering Jul 15, Rotary Park, Ajax Jul 16, Greenwood Park, Greenwood Aug 12, Celebration Square, Whitby Aug 18, Spencer Smith Park, Burlington Jul 25 & 26, Dundas Driving Park, Dundas Jul 22. 7:30 pm. Pwyc (suggested $15). Check website for schedule and more locations. driftwoodtheatre.com.
brampton flower city theatre festival The Foursome plays Jul 15-19, Half Life Jul 18-19, 22-26, 29-Aug 1, Broadway Gold Jul 30-Aug 8 and Songs For A New World Aug 7-29. 7:30 pm and some 2 pm matinees, $15-$35. Rose Theatre (1 Theatre Lane). Outdoor summer theatre includes The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Jul 6-Aug 6 at 7:30 pm. Pwyc. Garden Square. A Midsummer Night’s Dream plays Jul 23-Aug 16 at 7:30 pm. Pywc. Chinguacousy Band Shell Space. 905-874-2800, rosetheatre.ca.
century church theatre An Inspector Calls runs to Jun 6, A Night In The Country Jun 13, Looking Jul 15-25 and Touch And Go Aug 19-29. 8 pm, some 2:30 pm matinees. $22-$29. Main St (Trafalgar) and Station, Hillsburgh. 519-855-4586, centurychurchtheatre.com.
hamilton fringe Regional and international theatre companies present live theatre in an informal environment, Jul 16-26. $9, 6-pass $48. Downtown Arts Centre and other Hamilton venues. hamiltonfringe.ca.
humber river shakespeare co The travelling company presents Much Ado About Nothing outdoors Jul 15-Aug 3. Schomberg Fair Gounds (319 Main, Schomberg) Jul 17-18, King Museum (King Township) Jul 19, Dick’s Dam Park (Bolton) Jul 22-24, Kettleby Village Jul 25, Kortright Centre (Vaughan) Jul 26 and Bindertwine Park (Kleinburg) Aug 1. Wed-Sat 7 pm, Sun 2 pm. Pwyc (sugg donation $15). 416-209-2026, humberrivershakespeare.ca.
red barn theatre The theatre company that recently lost its facility to fire carries on in a temporary location. The Glass Menagerie plays Jun 18-Jul 4, The Melville Boys Jul 9-25, The Fantastiks Jul 30-Aug 15 and Harvest Aug 20-Sep 5. Gala opening $50, $30, srs/stu $27, child $18, preview $20. Stephen Leacock Theatre, 130 Gwendolyn, Keswick. 1-888-733-2276, redbarntheatre.ca.
york shakespeare festival Resurgence Theatre Co presents The Little Prince, Romeo & Juliet and Beware The Falling Trees (suitable for 4-10 yrs of age). Jul 14-Aug 23. 8 pm, some 2 pm matinees. $27, stu/srs $22, family $74. Fairy Lake Park (Wesley Brooks Conservation Area) 500 Water, Newmarket. 905-953-2838, resurgence.ca.
blue bridge festival Festival of music, poetry and song in Sutton, Newmarket and Unionville Jun 5-7. Songs Of Hope From Times Of Despair Jun 5 (Great Hall, the Briars Resort, Sutton), Blue Bridge Troubadours Jun 6 (Jackson’s Point Parkette, Jackson’s Point), festival gala Jun 6 (St Paul’s Anglican Church, Newmarket), Carnival of the Arts and matinee concert all day Jun 7 (Varley Art Gallery, Toogood Pond Park & Main St, Unionville) and more. Concerts $15. ardeleanamusic.com.
bread and honey festival Family festival includes performances by Wendell Ferguson, Arden & the Tourists, Fiddlestix, the North, Mississauga Big Band and others Jun 5-7. Two-day pass $7, Sun only $5. Streetsville Memorial Park, Streetsville. breadandhoney.com.
brott music festival Young piano prodigy Jan Lisiecki performs Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 Jun 13, Valerie Tryon performs Jun 20 and Shoshanan Telner Jun 27. Many other concerts in Jul/Aug, see website. $25, stu/srs $10. Several venues in Burlington and Hamilton. 905-525-7664, brottmusic.com.
burlington jazz and blues festival Peter Appleyard, Planet Earth, Brownman, George Olliver, Joel Haynes, Bobby Hebert Experience, Johannes Linstead and others, Jul 17-19. Noon to 11 pm daily. Free. Spencer Smith Park, Burlington. burlingtonjazzbluesfestival.com.
eaglewood Folk Festival Run With the Kittens, Mr Something Something, the Good Lovelies, Kinnie Starr, Elvis Bossa Nova, Lee Harvey Osmond and many others, workshops, children’s area, petting zoo and more Aug 28-30. Camping, bus from Toronto available. Adv wknd pass $45-65, day pass $30-$35. Eaglewood Resort, 9715 Morning Glory, Pefferlaw. 1-800-437-1567, eaglewoodfolk.com.
green day The rockers play Jul 16 at 8 pm. $42.50-$59.50. Copps Coliseum, Hamilton. 416-870-8000.
it’s your festival Four stages of entertainment at this free fest, w/ Buffy Sainte Marie, the Sons of the Hammer and others. Jul 1-5, Gage Park, Hamilton. hamiltonfolkarts.org.
markham jazz Festival Festival runs Aug 14-16. On Fire! gala w/ Dave McMurdo Jazz Orchestra and Ranee Lee Aug 14, 8 pm. $48. Markham Theatre For The Performing Arts. See website for details. 905-305-7469, markhamjazzfestival.com.
mcmichael Sunday concerts Violinist Véronique Mathieu performs Jun 7 soprano Barbara Fris Jun 21. 1:30 pm. Open daily 10 am-4 pm. $15, stu/srs $9, fam $25. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington, Kleinburg. 905-893-1121, mcmichael.com.
mississauga canada day Kreesha Turner and Sloan perform on the lawn at this celebration that includes Opera Luminata and fireworks. 1 to 10:30 pm. Free. City Centre, 300 City Ctr, Mississauga. 905-615-3200 ext 2403, mississauga.ca.
mississauga waterfront festival Kathleen Edwards, Sam Roberts and Justin Nozuka play Fri, 54•40, the Spoons, Skydiggers and Backyardigans Sat, Bruce Cockburn, Mark Seymour and Catherine MacLellan Sun, Jun 19-21. Fri 5-11 pm, Sat 10 am-11 pm, Sun 10 am-6 pm. Wknd pass $28.25, two-day pass $17.75, srs/child two-day pass $12.50. Fri $25 (incl Sat & Sun pass), $15 Sat-Sun, srs/kids $10. Port Credit Memorial Park, 20 Lakeshore E. mississaugawaterfrontfestival.com.
music at sharon Pianists Nikolai Demidenko Jun 7 and Anton Kuerti Jun 14 Elmer Iseler Singers Jun 21, mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabo Jun 28 the Nathaniel Dett Chorale Jul 5. 3 pm. $45 ($50 Jul 5). Temple of the Children of Peace, 18974 Leslie, Sharon. 416-597-7840, sharontemple.ca.
oakville jazz festival Outdoor and indoor summer concerts Aug 7-9. Performers and ticket prices tba. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy. 1-888-489-7784, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oakville waterfront festival. Concerts w/ Danny Fernandes, Karl Wolf, Shiloh, Jesse Cook, Justin Hines, Murray McLauchlan and the Kings alongside fireworks, children’s village, sport activities and more, Jun 26-28. $11-$13 adv, $15 at the gate. Coronation Park, Lakeshore Rd. oakvillefestival.com.
oshawa jazz and blues festival Festival runs Aug 6-9. Memorial Park (Simcoe and John) and other venues. Check website for schedule. 905-433-9494, oshawajazzandbluesfestival.com.
red hot jazz and cool blues Outdoor concerts every Wed evening in Jul and Aug at 6 pm. $10, stu/srs $7, child $5. Hendrie Garden, Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains W, Burlington. 905-527-1158, rbg.ca.
rock the coliseum Music and art festival Jun 19-21. The Meligrove Band, Circle Takes the Square, DD/MM/YYYY, Bad Flirt, Don Vail, Clothes Make the Man, Dinosaur Bones and others. All ages. Doors 4 pm. Free. Coliseum Stage, 300 City Centre, Mississauga. undergroundgaragesale.com.
sound of music festival Jazz, rock, folk, pop, blues and more at this free festival Jun 18-21. Spencer Smith Park, Burlington. soundofmusic.ca.
stompin’ tom connors Canadian balladeer performs Aug 29 at 8 pm. $39.50-$47.50. Hamilton Place, Hamilton. ticketmaster.ca.
streetsville founders’ bread and honey festival Arden & the Tourists, Fiddlestix, Wendell Ferguson, the Mississauga Big Band and others entertain at this festival Jun 5-7. Wknd pass $7, srs/child $3, Sun pass $5, srs/child $3. Village of Streetsville, Mississauga. breadandhoney.com.
tottenham bluegrass festival The James King Band, Dailey & Vincent, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, the Dixie Flyers and many others play Jun 26-28 by the pond. Workshops, children’s programs, gospel hour and more. Camping available. Wknd pass adv $60 before Jun 2, srs adv $55, $75 at the gate, srs wknd pass $65, Fri eve $20, Sat $30, Sat eve/Sun $20. Tottenham Conservation Area, 4th Concession, New Tecumseth, W of Tottenham. 1-888-258-4727, tottenhambluegrass.ca.
tranquil tuesdays The Laking Garden hosts classical musicians every Tue evening in Jun-Jul. 6-8:30 pm. $10, stu/srs $7. Hendrie Garden, Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains W, Burlington. 905-527-1158, rbg.ca.
treble in the park Brian Rose Little Big Band Jul 5, the Good Times Orchestra Jul 12, Joe Fischer Jul 19, Ragweed Jazz Band Jul 26, the Maple Creek Band Aug 2, Silverheels Aug 9, East York Barber Shop Aug 16, the Lincolnaires Aug 23 and Uptown Swing Band Aug 30. 2-4 pm. Free. Bring a lawn chair. Esplanade Park, 1 the Esplanade (behind city hall), Pickering. cityofpickering.com.
the verandah concerts Selahbration Jun 5, Playford Players Jun 19, Periwinkle Rose Jul 3, Mississauga Chamber Music Jul 24, Alana Cline & Roger Zuraw Aug 7, Carlos Bastidas Aug 21 and others. 7:30 pm. Pwyc, $5-$10 suggested. Benares Historic House, 1507 Clarkson N, Mississauga. 905-615-4860, museumsofmississauga.com.
Waterfront Concerts Kenn Lewis Steel Drums Jul 2, Peter Smith Jazz Quartet Jul 9, Full Count Blues Band Jul 16, the Whirlis Jul 23, Black Fly Boogie Jul 30, Bottom Line Aug 6, Brian Rose Little Big Band Aug 13, Frozen in Time Aug 20 and Keslering Ridge Blue Grass Aug 27. 7-9 pm. Free. Bring a lawn chair. Millennium Square Park, foot of Liverpool Rd S, Pickering. cityofpickering.com.
Gryphon Theatre Kings Of Swing Big Band Show Jul 8, The Second City Ate My Homework Jul 11, He Sang, She Sang Jul 20-25, Bam! Percussion eXplosion Aug 8-9, Blue Suede Shoes – Memories Of The King Aug 10-15. 7 & 8 pm and some 2 pm mats. $19-$29. Subscriptions available. Georgian College, 1 Georgian Dr, Barrie. 705-728-4613, gryphontheatre.com.
King’s Wharf Theatre High School Musical Jun 3-20, The Odd Couple Jun 24-Jul 11, Moon Over Buffalo Jul 15-Aug 1 Country Legends Aug 5-29. 8 pm, some mats 2 pm. $38, previews $31, stu $20. 97 Jury, Penetanguishene. 1-888-449-4463, kingswharftheatre.com.
Orillia Opera House Tuesdays With Morrie Jul 3-4, Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree Jul 7-Aug 1, Scenes From The 19th Hole Aug 5-22. 8 pm, mats 2 pm. $25-$28, srs/stu $23-$25, child $11. 20 Mississauga W, Orillia. 705-325-2153, operahouse.orillia.on.ca.
Theatre By The Bay Twelfth Night plays Aug 13-28 and Peter Pan & Tinkerbell’s Summer Adventure Aug 15-28. 8 pm, some 2 pm mats. $8-$22. MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster, Barrie. 705-735-9243, theatrebythebay.com.
Theatre Collingwood Wingfield’s Inferno Jun 15-20, Sexy Laundry Jul 7-11, The Woman In Black Aug 18-22. 8 pm, some 2 pm mats. $30, youth $15. Gayety Theatre, 161 Hurontario, Collingwood. 1-866-382-2200, 705-445-2200, theatrecollingwood.com.
barrie blues and jazz festival Musical exhibition Jun 11-22. Michael Pickett, The Carlos Del Junco Band, The Doron Zor Band, Nadjiwanand others perform. Check website for schedule. Heritage Park, Barrie. barriejazzbluesfest.com.
blue music Decades Of Legends tribute artists Jun 20, Salsa Festival Jun 27, Rock The Mountain Festival Jul 18, Peak To Shore Music Festival Aug 13-16. Check website for details. Free. Village at Blue. bluemountain.ca.
Casino Rama Smokey Robinson Jun 11, Jackson Browne Jul 7-8, Tom Jones Jul 14-15, Kiss Jul 20-21, Chris Isaak Jul 31, Stompin’ Tom Connors Aug 22 and many others, 8 or 9 pm (see website for showtimes). $17-$212.75. 5899 Rama Rd off hwy 12, Rama. 416-870-8000, casinorama.com.
collingwood elvis festival King tribute artists compete Jul 23-26. Street dances, concerts, vendors and all things Elvis. Gayety Theatre (161 Hurontario), Olde Town Terrace (219 Hurontario), Meaford Hall (12 Nelson E, Meaford) and downtown Collingwood. Indoor concerts ticketed, most outdoor events free. collingwoodelvisfestival.com.
jazz in the park Stardust Big Band plays Jul 7, Bob De Angelis Big Band Jul 14, Fig Leaf Jazz Band Jul 21, Quattro Jazz Band Jul 28, Toronto All Star Band Aug 4, Jazz Tex Aug 11, Sandy Faux Quintet Aug 18 and Alicia & Trent perform Aug 25. Outdoors, Tue evenings 7-9 pm to Aug 25. Free. RecPlex, 1724 Mosley, Wasaga Beach. wasagainfo.com.
mariposa folk festival Steven Page, Buffy Sainte Marie, the Proclaimers, the Skydiggers, Luke Doucet, Royal Wood and many others play this outdoor concert of folk, roots, blues, gospel, acoustic and world music Jul 3-5. Fri eve $49 (adv $39), Sat/Sun $59 (adv $49), wknd pass $94 (adv $79). Tudhope Park, Orillia. mariposafolkcom.
orillia blues festival Fathead, Rita Chiarelli, Monkey Junk, Suzie Vinnick and others play Jun 12-14. Wkend pass $25-$40, $10 per day, Opera House concerts $25, street festival free. Various venues in downtown Orillia. orilliaspringblues.com.
Orillia Opera House Rita Chiarelli performs Jun 12 (7 pm, $27), the Arrogant Worms Jun 18 (8 pm, $29.50, srs $25) and Joel Plaskett Jul 2 (8 pm, $30, srs $20). 20 Mississauga W, Orillia. 705-325-2153, operahouse.orillia.on.ca.
wakestock Summer sports and music festival featuring Social Distortion and many other bands, WWA World Series pro wakeboarding, skateboarding, freestyle moto-x, concerts, films and nightly parties. Bands and ticket prices tba. Millennium Park, Collingwood. wakestock.com.
Blyth Festival The Bootblack Orator runs Jun 24-Aug 15, the Mail Order Bride Jul 8-Aug 14, Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad Jul 22-Sep 5, the Nuttalls, Aug 5-Sep 5. 8 pm, some 2 pm mats. $25-$28, previews $20-$24, youth $15. Blyth Memorial Community Hall, 431 Queen. 1-877-862-5984, blythfestival.com.
The comedy of errors Driftwood Theatre presents outdoor theatre Jul 21 at Victoria Park Commons, Kitchener. 7:30 pm. Pwyc (suggested $15). driftwoodtheatre.com.
Drayton Festival Theatre The Odd Couple runs Jun 3-20, Blue Champagne Jul 8-Aug 1, See How They Run Aug 11-29. 8 pm, some 2 pm mats. $38, previews $31, stu $20. 33 Wellington S, Drayton. 1-888-449-4463, draytonfestivaltheatre.com.
Huron Country Playhouse And Playhouse II Oliver! plays Jun 2-20, Blue Champagne Jun 24-Jul 4, Camelot Jul 8-25, See How They Run Jul 29-Aug 8 and Evita Aug 12-29. 2 Pianos, 4 Hands plays Jul 15-Aug 29 in Playhouse II. 8 pm, some 2 pm mats. $38, previews $31, stu $20. Grand Bend. 1-888-449-4463, huroncountryplayhouse.com.
Port Stanley Festival Theatre Memories Of The Rat Pack runs to Jun 6, Animal Magnetism Jun 10-27, Harvest Jul 1-18, A Bench In The Sun Jul 22-Aug 8, Mending Fences Aug 12-Sep 5, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mats Wed and Sat 2 pm. $28, mats $25. 6-302 Bridge, Port Stanley. 519-782-4353, psft.on.ca.
St Jacobs Country Playhouse Me And My Girl runs Jun 16-Jul 18, Moon Over Buffalo Aug 5-22. 8 pm, some 2 pm mats. $38, previews $31, stu $20. 40 Benjamin E, Waterloo. 1-888-449-4463, draytonentertainment.com.
Stratford Festival Macbeth runs to Oct 31, West Side Story to Oct 31, Cyrano de Bergerac to Nov 1, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Aug 7-Oct 30, The Importance Of Being Earnest to Oct 30, Julius Caesear to Oct 31, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum Jun 11-Nov 1, Three Sisters to Oct 3, Bartholomew Fair to Oct 2, Ever Yours, Oscar Jun 19-Aug 19, Phèdre Aug 6-Oct 3, The Trespassers Jul 26-Oct 4, Rice Boy Aug 11-Oct 3, Zastrozzi Aug 12-Oct 3, $29-$111, srs/stu $25-$79. Festival Theatre (55 Queen), Tom Patterson Theatre (11 Lakeside), Avon Theatre (99 Downie), Studio Theatre (34 George). 1-800-567-1600, stratfordfestival.ca.
victoria Playhouse Mending Fences runs to Jun 6, Sexy Laundry Jun 9-27, I’ll Be Back Before Midnight Jun 30-Jul 18, Harvest Jul 21-Aug 8, Clooney Tunes Aug 11-29, Hank Williams Sep 1-5. 8 pm, some 2 pm matinees. $30, srs $29, stu $20, previews $26. 411 Greenfield, Petrolia. 1-800-717-7694, victoriaplayhousepetrolia.com.
randy bachman and burton cummings Canadian rock & roll royalty play Aug 5 at 7:30 pm. Booker T opens. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen N, Kitchener. $69.50-$79.50. 519-578-1570, centre-square.com.
bayfest Rock Weekend includes Counting Crows and the Trews Jul 9, Kiss Jul 10, Stone Temple Pilots and Our Lady Peace Jul 11. $26.99-$190.99. Country Weekend features Tim McGraw w/ Jason Blaine and the Shelly Rastin Band Jul 17, Brad Paisley w/ Doc Walker and Deric Ruttan Jul 18. $36.99-$179.99. Centennial Park, Front St, Sarnia. 519-337-4474, sarniabayfest.com.
canterbury folk festival Workshops, artisans’ alley, kids’ activities and tons of musical events Jul 9-12. Valdy Jul 9, Lenny Gallant Jul 10, Pavlo Jul 11 and Murray McLaughlin Jul 12 and others. Free. Memorial Park and downtown Ingersoll. 519-485-6337, canterburyfolkfestival.on.ca.
Celtic roots festival Paddy Keenan, Mary Jane Lamond, Wendy MacIsaac, Tanglefoot, Mandolore and others Aug 7-9. Day pass $25, stu/srs $20, adv wknd pass (before Jun 30) $45, srs/stu $40, gate wknd pass $55, stu/srs $50, tickets $5 off last day. Lion’s Harbour Park, 168 West, Goderich. celticfestival.ca.
cky, hail the villain and early man All-ages rock concert Jun 18 at Wax Nightclub (125 King W, Kitchener 519-763-9277) and Jun 19 at the Music Hall (900 King W, London 519-488-1012). livenation.com.
concert series Free outdoor concerts every Thu evening in Jul-Aug at 7 pm (Courthouse Park, 519-440-0871). Sun evening concerts from Jun 21-Aug 30 at 7 pm (Lions Harbour Park, 168 West, 519-524-9002). Goderich. goderich.ca.
cutTing edge music festival The Roots headline this festival alongside Protest the Hero, Thunderheist, illScarlett, Ten Second Epic and others Aug 1-3. $42.50-$65 one-day pass, $82.50-$120 two-day pass. Bingemans Fun Park, 425 Bingemans Ctr Dr, Kitchener. 416-870-8000.
eagles of death metal and flash lightnin’ All-ages rock concert Jul 29 (Cowboy’s Ranch, 166 Wyndham N, London, 519-488-1012) and Jul 30 (Elements, 90 King W, Kitchener, 519-763-9277). $25. ticketmaster.ca.
elora festival Oliver Jones Trio Jul 11, Daniel Bolshoy Jul 12, Gadji-Gadjo Jul 16, Dawn Upshaw Jul 17, Capital BrassWorks Jul 18, Natalie MacMaster Jul 21, Serena Ryder Jul 23, David Eggert Jul 25, Zapp String Quartet Aug 1 and many others. $20-$85. St John’s Church (Henderson & Smith), Gambrel Barn (Wellington Rd 21) and other Elora venues. 519-846-0331, 1-888-747-7550, elorafestival.com.
grand river baroque festival Weekend of baroque music Jun 19-21. Masquerade gala Jun 19, Banquetto Musicale Jun 20, The Chocolate Road Jun 20 and Feast Jun 21. Buehlow Barn (Ayr), Paris Presbyterian Church (Paris). $25-$30, stu $10. 519-573-7117, grbf.ca.
guelph multicultural festival Steerage Celtic Rock, Fever, the Kramdens, the Toonies, Yourba Factor, The Canned Goods and others perform Jun 12-14. Free. Riverside Park, Woolwich St, Guelph. gdmf.ca.
hillside festival Popular outdoor fest features spoken word, environmental expo, healing arts workshop and live music including a green stage. Xavier Rudd, Tokyo Police Club, Buffy Sainte Marie, Final Fantasy, David Francey, Loreena McKennitt and others Jul 24-26. Weekend passes sold out, day passes $50-$60. Guelph Lake Island, Guelph Lake Conservation Area. 519-763-6396, hillsidefestival.ca.
home county folk festival Jill Barber, Murray McLauchlan, Danny Michel, the Sadies, Elliott Brood and others, Jul 17-19. Free. Check website for schedule. Victoria Park, London. 519-432-4310, homecounty.ca.
hot august nights Hawksley Workman Jul 30, Judy Collins Aug 6, Serena Ryder Aug 13, Nikki Yanofsky Aug 20 and Freddy Vette & the Flames Aug 27. $35. 471 Richmond, London. 1-800-265-1593, grandtheatre.com.
indiafest Celebration of South Asian performing arts including classical and modern Indian music outdoors in the Covent Garden Market in downtown London Jul 24-25. Free. Check website for schedule. kalamanjari.org.
kitchener blues festival David Clayton Thomas, George Olliver, Leon Redbone, Julian Fauth, Lee Rocker and others, Aug 6-9. Free. Various venues in downtown Kitchener. 519-571-2555, kitchenerbluesfestival.com.
london bluesfest Los Lonely Boys, Larry McCray, the Funk Brothers, David Gogo, Steve Earle, Mick Taylor and others Jul 17-19. $25, festival pass $55. King and Clarence, London. 519-488-1240, thebluesfest.com.
Mill Race Festival Traditional folk musicians including Alistair Brown, Brian Pickell Band, Tanglefoot, Sheesham & Lotus and others at this outdoor fest downtown and at a stone mill overlooking the Grand River, Jul 31-Aug 23. Free. Cambridge. 519-621-7135, millracefolksociety.com.
night Music Broadway Bound Jun 29, Musicopiea Jul 6, Music In Common Jul 13, The Tim Louis quartet Jul 20, Sonja Gustafson Jul 27, Tanglefoot Aug 10, Rant Maggie Rant Aug 17, Festival City Big Band Aug 24, As We Like It Aug 31. Mondays to end of Aug 7:30 pm. $20. Paul D Fleck Marquee, Festival Theatre, Stratford. 1-800-567-1600, stratfordsummermusic.ca.
orangeville blues and jazz festival Heather Katz, Fathead, Kelly Lee Evans and many others Jun 4-7. Outdoor concerts free, some ticketed shows. Alexandra Park and Broadway, Orangeville. orangevillebluesandjazz.ca.
paul potts The Britain’s Got Talent star plays an all-ages show Jun 30 at 8 pm. $49.50-$89.50. Centre In The Square, 101 Queen N, Kitchener. 519-578-1570, centre-square.com.
rock the park The Tragically Hip, Kathleen Edwards, the Arkells & the Spades Jul 23 (5 pm) Big & Rich, Cowboy Troy, Aaron Pritchett & Shane Yellowbird Jul 24 (4:30 pm) the Doobie Brothers, Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Dennis DeYoung Jul 25 (4:30 pm). $39.50-$95. Harris Park, London. rockthepark.ca.
spirits of the earth festival Festival focused on conservation, preservation and creating a deeper relationship to divinity w/ workshops and camping Jul 7-12. Musicians including the Dragon Ritual Drummers, Gypsy Nomads, Kristin Sweetland, Niagara Voodoo Shrine, Mike West, FoxWood Rhythms and others. Day pass $30, child $10. Check website for festival and camping passes. Stewardson Rd, Plympton-Wyoming. spiritsfest.com.
stompin’ tom connors Canadian balladeer performs Aug 27 at 8 pm. $47.50. Centennial Hall, centennialhall.london.ca.
stratford summer music Cameron Carpenter, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Michael Occhipinti & the Sicilian Jazz Project, Elmer Iseler Singers, Nathaniel Dett Chorale and others perform, plus barge concerts on the Avon River at noon, with the TorQ Percussion Quartet, Chameleon Barbershop Quartet and others, Jul 20 -Aug 16. Queens Park hosts an all day Bluegrass Blowout w/ the Creaking Tree String Quartet, Foggy Hogtown Boy and more Aug 3. Free-$40. Various venues in Stratford. 1-800-567-1600, stratfordsummermusic.ca.
sunfest Global arts celebration with artists from diverse cultures including Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara, Bellowhead, Che Sudaka, Lazo, Mauvais Sort, Delhi 2 Dublin, Eccodek and many others Jul 9-12. Thu 6-11 pm, Fri-Sun noon-11 pm. Free. Victoria Park, London. 519-672-1522, sunfest.on.ca.
theory of a deadman, the parlor mob All ages rock concert at 8 pm. Jun 22 at Cowboy’s Ranch (60 Wharncliffe, London, 519-488-1012) and Jun 29 at Cowboy’s Ranch (166 Wyndham N, Guelph, 416-870-8000). $29.50. livenation.com.
uptown country music festival Larry Berrio, Dry County, Tonya Kennedy, Sean Hogan and Tara Oram play Jun 20 from 3-10:30 pm. Free. Regina Street parking lot between the Waterloo City Centre and Paul Puncher Menswear. uptowncountrywaterloo.com.
uptown waterloo jazz festival Open air concerts and at this outdoor fest Jul 17-19. Free. Behind the Waterloo City Centre, 100 Regina S. uptownwaterloojazz.ca.
the bard’s bus tour Driftwood Theatre presents its outdoor play The Comedy Of Errors Jul 31 at Kawartha Settlers’ Village, Bobcaygeon, Aug 1 at Memorial Park, Marmora, and Aug 2 at Peterborough Museum, Peterborough. 7:30 pm. Pwyc (suggested $15). driftwoodtheatre.com.
4th Line Theatre The Right Road To Ponty pool plays Jul 1-Aug 1, Welcome Death Aug 10 to 29. $26, srs/stu $23, child $15. Winslow Farm, 779 Zion Line, Millbrook. 1-800-814-0055, 705-932-4445, 4thlinetheatre.on.ca.
Globus Theatre Glorious! runs Jul 2-11, I Ought To Be In Pictures Jul 15-25, The BBQ King: A Musical Jul 28-Aug 8, A Life In The Theatre Aug 12-22 and Having Relations Aug 26-Sep 5. One-nighters include Laffs & Lyrics Jul 6, Girls’ Next Night Out Jul 20 and Slap Happy Aug 15. Wed-Sat 8 pm, mats Thu, Sat 2 pm (check schedule for additional performances). $26.50, stu $20. Lakeview Arts Barn, 2300 Pigeon Lake Road (County Rd 17) Bobcaygeon. 705-738-2037, 1-800-304-7897, globustheatre.com.
highlands summer festival Annie plays Jun 29-Jul 10, Butterflies Jul 13-24 and Play On! Jul 27-Aug 7. 8 pm. $25. Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion, Haliburton High School, Haliburton. 705-457-9933, 1-800-461-7677, highlandssummerfestival.on.ca.
village playhouse Having Hope At Home Jun 30-Jul 11, See How They Run Jul 21-Aug 1, The Foursome Aug 11-22 and The Un-Scene Story Aug 25-27. Tue-Sat 8 pm, some matinees 2 pm. $18.50. Bancroft Village Playhouse, 5 Hastings S, Bancroft. 613-332-6141, bancroftvillageplayhouse.ca.
Festival Of Lights Concerts Wed and Sat, including David Cassidy Jun 20, Buffy Sainte Marie Jun 24, the Proclaimers Jul 8, 54-40 Jul 18, Serena Ryder Jul 25, the Canadian Tenors Aug 1, Beau Dixon Aug 5 and others, 8 pm. Free. Del Crary Park, Peterborough. 705-742-2201, 1-800-461-6424, festivaloflights.ca.
forest festival Ecological music extravaganza including Paul Quarrington and Porkbelly Futures Aug 20 & 22, Anne Lindsay & Jason Fowler Aug 21, Forest Festival Brass Aug 22 & 23, Anne’s One Woman Show Aug 23. $30, stu $20. Various times, check website. Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve, 20 km north of Hwy 118 on County Road 7, West Guilford. 705-754-4167, theforestfestival.com.
havelock country jamboree Randy Travis, Joe Dee Messina, Kellie Pickler, Loretta Lynn, Charlie Major, Jaydee Bixby and many others at this outdoor event, Aug 13-16. Camping available. $100 per day, wknd pass $300 incl camping (early bird prices till Jun 15). Mary St N, Havelock. 705-778-3353, 1-800-539-3353, havelockjamboree.com.
lakefield jazz art and craft festival Enjoy a day by the Otonabee River viewing the work of artisans and crafters and listening to the Ragweed Jazz Band, Sarah Jerrom Quintet, Reg Schwager Quartet, Robi Botos, Steve McCracken & the Channel Cats and others. Jul 4, 10 am-11 pm. $5. Concession and Water, Lakefield. lakefieldjazzfest.com.
Peterborough Folk Festival Three-day festival in Nicholls Oval/Rotary Park, with a club crawl Sat evening in downtown Peterborough, Aug 28-30, 11 am-11 pm. Aug 29 shows free. Check website for list of performers. Rotary Park and downtown Peterborough. peterboroughfolkfestival.org.
showplace performance centre Jeans ‘n Classics and the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra present a benefit concert, Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains The Same Jun 13 at 8 pm ($50). Floyd Factor: An Evening Of Pure Pink Floyd Jun 26 at 8 pm ($35). 290 George N, Peterborough. 1-866-444-2154, showplace.org.
Westben Barn Concerts Music in an outdoor setting, w/ Beethoven’s Symphony No 9-Ode To Joy and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1 at the opening champagne gala Jul 4 and 2 pm Jul 5. Broadway In The Barn, Cosi Fan Tutti, Edgar Allen Poe’s birthday and many more concerts Jul 4-Aug 9. Eves 7 or 7:30 pm, day shows 2 pm. $10-$65. Westben Barn, 6698 Country Road 30, 3 km northwest of Campbellford. 1-877-883-5777, westben.on.ca.
the bard’s bus tour Driftwood Theatre presents its outdoor play King Lear at Zwick’s Park, Belleville Aug 5 and Comedy Of Errors at City Park, Kingston Aug 4. 7:30 pm. Pwyc (suggested $15). driftwoodtheatre.com.
st lawrence shakespeare festival The Taming Of The Shrew and Measure For Measure run in rep Jul 11-Aug 15, Tue-Sat 7 pm, Sat 2 pm, Sunday series 2 pm. $22, stu/srs $16, child free. Sunday series includes Much Ado About Nothing Jul 19, Merry Wives Jul 26, Revelers Showcase Aug 2 and Afternoon Of Sonnets Aug 9. $10. Kinsmen Amphitheatre, Prescott. 613-925-5788, stlawrenceshakespeare.ca.
Thousand Islands Playhouse Forever Plaid runs to Jun 13, The Drowsy Chaperone Jun 18 to Aug 1, The Mollycoddlers Aug 6 to Sep 5. $30-$32, under 30 $25, srs $30, child $16. 185 South, Gananoque. 613-382-7020, 1000islandsplayhouse.com.
upper canada Playhouse Perfect Wedding runs Jun 11-Jul 5, Wrong For Each Other Jul 9 -Aug 2 and Cash On Delivery! Aug 6-30. $28, stu/srs $24, preview $18. 12320 County Rd ##2, Morrisburg. 613-543-3713, uppercanadaplayhouse.com.
randy bachman and burton cummings Canadian rockers play Aug 8 at 7:30 pm. K-Rock Centre, Kingston. $59.50. 877-554-8399, K-Rockcentre.com.
Brockville Arts Centre Climax Jazz Band Jun 6, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jun 13, Bublé to Bocelli concert Jun 24-25, Legends of Vegas Jul 8-9, Fresh Horses: A Tribute To Garth Brooks Jul 22-23, Unforgettable Brothers Of Song Aug 5-6 and The Geritol Follies Variety Show Aug 19-20. 8 pm, some 2 pm mats. $30-$35.50, srs $31-$34. Brockville Arts Centre, 235 King W. 613-342-7122, 1-877-342-7122, brockvilleartscentre.com.
Brockville riverfest Theory Of A Deadman and many others perform Jul 1-5. Fireworks, buskers, children’s area, midway and more. $5, under 10 $2, Theory Of A Deadman concert $17.50-$20 (tickets 1-888-251-7676). Block House Island, downtown Brockville waterfront. 613-345-0660 ext 3148, brock villeriverfest.ca.
canadian guitar festival Don Ross, Gregory Hoskins, Kelly Valleau, Sebastien Cloutier, Antoine Dufour and many others perform at this weekend of everything guitar, including workshops and jams, Jul 31-Aug 3. $25-$100. Camping available. Loughborough Lake, Sydenham Rd, north of Kingston. 1-888-222-6608, canadianguitarfestival.com.
1812 at the fort The Kingston Symphony performs Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture with cannons fired by the Fort Henry Guard and fireworks Jul 17-18, 8 pm. $30, srs $25, stu $15, under 12 $10. Fort Henry National Historic Site, County Rd 2, Kingston. Tickets 613-530-2050, 613-542-7388, forthenry.com.
limestone city blues festival Downtown Kingston celebrates the blues with Shemekia Copeland, Delta Hightway and others, Aug 27-30. 1-888-855-4555, kingstonblues.com.
rockfest The Doobie Brothers Jul 24, Hippie fest featuring the Turtles, Chuck Negron, Felix Cavaliere, Badfinger and Mountain Jul 25 and Creedence Clearwater Revisted and Trooper Jul 26 . $50-$89, VIP packages available. 323 Front, Belleville. 613-969-0099 ext 1, empire squarelive.com.
skeleton park music festival Jenny Whiteley & David Francey, the Gertrudes, Rueben deGroot, Kyra & Tully, Bruce Peninsula Jun 17-20. McBurney Park and several downtown locations, Kingston. Free. skeletonparkmusicfestival.ca.
stompin’ tom connors Canadian balladeer performs Jul 21 at 8 pm. $49.25. Empire Theatre, 323 Front, Belleville. the empiretheatre.com.
wolfe island music fest D’Urbervilles, Holy Fuck, Rural Alberta Advantage, Sarah Harmer, Woodhands, PS I Love You and others, Aug 7-8. Camping available. Fri $25 (Town Hall), Sat $30, full wknd incl camping $60. 20-min ferry ride from downtown Kingston. wolfeislandmusicfest.com.
gravenhurst opera house See How They Run, the British comedy-dinner theatre, plays Aug 4-14, Tuesdays With Morrie Aug 7-8 and 18-20. $22-$45. 295 Muskoka S, Gravenhurst. 1-888-495-8888, gravenhurst.ca.
bands on the bay Sunset concerts w/ local pop, folk, country, hard rock and jazz bands every Tue at 6 pm, from Jun 23-Aug 30. Concerts go inside in bad weather. Free. Charles W Stockey Centre, 2 Bay, Parry Sound. charleswstockeycentre.com.
Festival Of The Sound Mary Lou Fallis, Frederieke Saeijs, Jan Lisiecki, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi alongside many others play classical, chamber, opera, jazz and more inside, outside and on the water, Jul 17-Aug 9. Various prices. Charles W Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, 2 Bay and other Parry Sound venues. 1-866-364-0061, festivalofthesound.ca.
gravenhurst opera house Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers Jul 10, Aaron Lines Jul 16, Victoria Banks Jul 18, the Stampeders Jul 22, Pam Tillis Aug 17 and others. Various times. $30-$115. 295 Muskoka S, Gravenhurst. 1-888-495-8888, gravenhurst.ca.
huntsville festival of the arts Johannes Linstead Jul 4, Serena Ryder Jul 9, Dala & Adam Crossley Aug 6, Hawksley Workman Aug 12, Jim Cuddy & Madison Violet Aug 25 & 26 and many others. 8 pm. $20-$45. Algonquin Theatre, 37 Main E, Huntsville. 705-789-4975, huntsvillearts.com.
huntsville jazz festival Jazz In The Garden Jul 12 at 2 pm (Spencer’s Tall Trees Fine Dining) $15. Dock Concerts Jul 14 Dwight Beach Dock (7 pm) and Jul 16 at Port Sydney Dock (7 pm). Toronto All Star Band Jul 30, Michael Danso, Archie Alleyne & Kollage Jul 31, Peter Appleyard Aug 1 (8 pm, $20-$35) Algonquin Theatre, Huntsville. Daytime Jazz outdoors in River Mill Park Aug 1 from 10 am-6 pm, free. huntsvillefestival.on.ca.
the kee Blue Rodeo play May 30, Sam Roberts Aug 1-2. $32.50-$49.50. Bala Falls Rd, Bala. 705-762-3134, thekee.com.
Muskoka lakes Music Festival The BeeBop Cowboys play Texas swing Jul 17, Toronto All-Star Big Band Jul 31 and Jack Hutton & Friends Aug 22. $30.The Centre, 3 Bailey, Port Carling. 705-765-1048, artsinmuskoka.com.
muskoka summerfest Winhara, Hudu Rising Blues Band, Trillium Dixie Jazz Band, Diesel Dog and others play this festival Jun 10-12. Wknd pass $15, day pass $6, under 16 free w/ adult. Downtown Bracebridge Bay Park (Wharf Road), Bracebridge. muskokasummerfest.com.
musical cruises Sunset On The Bay w/ Maritime fare Jul 1, Elora Festival Singers Jul 27 and other concerts. $35. Chippewa Dock Bay Parkette, Parry Sound. 1-866-364-0061, festivalofthesound.ca.
music on the barge Muskoka District Band & Muskoka Big Band Jun 21, The Bi-focals Concert Band Jun 28, The Odyssey Project Jun 29 (2 pm), Terry Sumsion Jul 5, Forever Elvis Jul 12, The Legend In Black Jul 19, Tanglefoot Jul 26, Lincolnaires Aug 2, The Good Brothers Aug 16 and other outdoor concerts at 7:30 pm. Free. Gull Lake Park, Gravenhurst. gravenhurst.ca.
Summer Music The Arrogant Worms Jun 10, Tom Cochrane & Red Rider Jun 14, Classic Albums Live: Led Zepplin II Jun 26, Tom Jones & Abbamania Jul 2, Serena Ryder Jul 8, the Road Hammers Jul 10, Stayin’ Alive: One Night Of The Bee Gees Aug 14, and others. 8 pm. $25-$40. Charles W Stockey Centre, 2 Bay, Parry Sound. 1-877-746-4466, stockeycentre.com.
brighton barn theatre The New Northumberland Calling Normandy, a tribute to the 65th anniversary o f the Allied invasion of Europe with a re-creation of a Northumberland radio troop broadcast runs Jul 3-18. 8 pm, some 2 pm mats. $15. Proctor House Museum, 96 Young, Brighton. 613-475-2144, brightonbarntheatre.ca.
festival players of prince edward county Ship Of Fire, runs Jul 8-25 at Mt Tabor Playhouse (2179C County Rd 17, Milford), Schoolhouse plays Jul 22-Aug 8 at Macaulay House (Picton) and Colours In The Storm plays Aug 5 -21 at Fields At West Lake (15786 Loyalist Pkwy, Bloomfield). 2 & 8 pm.$20-$29.95. festivalplayers.ca.
Port Hope Festival Theatre Rock N’ Roll Drive-In plays Jun 18-Jul 11, The G String Broke Jul 16-Aug 1 and Guys & Dolls runs Aug 6-30. 8 pm, some 2 pm mats. $28, mats $24.50, Senior Sun $22, three-play pkg $69. Capitol Arts Centre, 20 Queen, Port Hope. 1-800-434-5092, phft.ca.
Driftwood Theatre King Lear is presented as an outdoor play at Victoria Park, Cobourg Aug 8. 7:30 pm. Pwyc (suggested $15). driftwoodtheatre.com.
regent theatre Rod Beattie stars in Dan Needles’ play Wingfield On Ice Jun 6 at 8 pm. $31.50. Regent Theatre, 226 Main, Picton. 1-877-411-4761, regenttheatre.org.
stirling Festival Theatre On Golden Pond runs Jul 8-18, Cats Aug 4-22 and Sheena, The Queen Of Stirling Aug 10-21. 8 pm, some 2 pm mats. $7.50-$35. 41 West Front. 1-877-312-1162, stirlingfestivaltheatre.com.
Classic Country Music Reunion Country performers every evening, open stage and watering corral, Jul 31-Aug 2. Check website for ticket prices and schedule. Centennial Park, Trenton. Pre-register 705-878-3102, ccmr.ca.
elvis-the concert series Elvis: The Way It was Jun 3, The ’68 Comeback Special Jun 5 and Aloha From Hawaii Jun 6. 8 pm. $32.50. 41 West Front. 1-877-312-1162, stirlingfestivaltheatre.com.
ferris arts and music festival Musical performers Aug 22, 11 am-8 pm. Check website for details. $5, under 12 free. Ferris Provincial Park, Campbellford. 705-653-0551, friendsofferris.ca.
music at port milford The Tokai String Quartet perform Jul 24 and 31, the Windermere String Quartet Aug 7. 8 pm. Students and Port Milford Faculty Artists perform Jul 25, Aug 1, 8 and 14-15$25, stu $10, festival pass $60, stu $30. Church of St Mary Magdalene, 335 Main, Picton. 613-476-7647, mpmcamp.org.
outdoor jazz Alice Teichert performs her sound poems/paintings with bassist Bram Geilen & jazz vocalist Alex Samaris. Aug 18 at 8 pm. $20. Oeno Gallery, 2274 County Rd 1, Bloomfield. 613-393-2216, oenogallery.com.
the piano men Jim Witter performs the songs of Billy Joel and Elton John Jun 20 at 8 pm. $29.50. Regent Theatre, 226 Main, Picton. 1-877-411-4761, regenttheatre.org.
prince edward county jazz festival Guido Basso, Carol Welsman, Gene DiNovi, Hilario Duran Trio, Oliver Jones, Chet Doxas, Lorraine Desmarais, Mark Eisenmann and Robi Botos perform at this jazz fest Aug 18-23. The Dixie Demons Jazz Band are on the Travelling Jazz Van, Picton Stompers Jazz Wagon perform on Main St and several county satellite locations host jazz. $35. Regent Theatre, 224 Main, Picton. 613-476-8416, pecjazz.org.
shelter valley folk festival Bob Wiseman, Court LaJoie, David Myles, Emma Lee, Evalyn Parry, Garnet Rogers, Mose Scarlett, Po’Girl and others alongside art, wellness and sustainable living booths and more, Sep 4-6. $50-$60, srs $35-$40 child $5-$10. Henkel Farm, Vernonville Rd, Grafton. Tickets 1-866-612-7833, info 905-355-1244, sheltervalley.com.
stewart park festival Music fest that also includes workshops for kids, swimming, artisan crafts and more Jul 17-19. Free. Check website for schedule. Stewart Park, behind the town hall, Perth. stewartparkfestival.ca.
yes i care, mill fest 09 Betty Richardson, Rob Mullen Jr, Deidrey François, Laurie Schedler, Dr Wally & the Interns, Emilio Zarris perform at this benefit to help provide scholarships to the children of fallen soldiers, Jun 27. 10 am-10 pm. Free. (donations welcome). Stockdale Mills, 1914 Stockdale, north of Trenton. 613-398-6356, yesicare.ca.
lighthouse festival theatre Skin Flick runs to Jun 6, Sexy Laundry Ju 9-Jul 4, Outlaw Jul 7 -Aug 1, Grounded Aug 4-22 and Blue Suede Shoes Aug 25-Sep 5. $30, srs $27, previews $25. 8 pm and some 2 pm mats. 247 Main, Port Dover. 1-888-779-7703 ext 226, lighthousetheatre.com.
shakespeare in the vineyard Outdoor presentation of The Merry Wives Of Windsor Jul 9-11 and 16-18 at 7 pm. $25. 1469 Pelham, St Catharines. 905-6999-5550 ext 3257, arts.brocku.ca.
shaw Festival Brief Encounters to Oct 24, Born Yesterday to Nov 1, The Devil’s Disciple previews Jun 14, runs Jul 9-Oct 11 Ways Of The Heart previews Jul 21, runs Aug 1-Oct 11, A Moon For The Misbegotten runs to Oct 9, Albertine In Five Times previews Jun 24, runs Jul 10-Oct 10, Play, Orchestra, Play previews June 9, runs Jul 11-Oct 31, Sunday In The Park With George runs to Nov 1, In Good King Charles’s Golden Days to Oct 9, Star Chamber previews Jun 25, runs Jul 11-Oct 11, The Entertainer previews Jul 31, opens Aug 15-Sep 20. Wkdays $30-$95, previews $45-$70, wkends/openings $30-$110, Sun evg $30-$60, special mats srs $40, stu $30. Royal George (85 Queen), Court House Theatre (26 Queen) and Festival Theatre (10 Queen’s Parade), Niagara-on-the-Lake. 1-800-511-7429, shawfest.com.
Showboat Festival theatre Memories Of The Rat Pack runs Jun 18-28, Looking Jul 2-18, Sexy Laundry Jul 23-Aug 8 and Born Lucky Aug 13-29. $24-$27, srs $24, stu $21. Roselawn Theatre, 296 Fielden, Port Colborne. 1-888-870-8181, email@example.com.
hot rod hootenanny Rockabilly/greaser festival w/ The Matadors, Raygun Cowboys, Rumble Devils, Oscar B, The Von Drats, The Royal Crowns and others Jul 11. $20. Mansion House, 5 William, St Catharines. ticketscene.ca.
illuminaqua Live musical performances set on a floating stage surrounded by fire. Procession of light and concerts begin at dusk Jun 12-26, Jul 10 and 24, Aug 7 and 21 and Sep 4. First come, first served, free seating at the amphitheatre. Merritt Park, Division and Cross, Welland. illuminaqua.com.
Montebello Concerts Outdoor concerts Sun and Tue eves, 7-9 pm. Concerts include Walter Ostanek Jul 14, Solid Brass Jul 28, Bill McIntyre Aug 5, Permtones Aug 16 and others. Free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Montebello Park, downtown St Catharines. 905-688-5601 ext 1927, stcatharines.ca.
Niagara International Chamber Music Festival Concerts including Twelve O’Clock Jump Jul 26, Bach In Niagara Jul 27, Vivaldi Underground Jul 25, Russian Romance with the St Petersburg String Quartet Aug 2, Soaring Strings Aug 8, Celebrating Mendelssohn Aug 14 and many others at churches, wineries and historical venues. To Aug 15, 7:30 pm. $15-$40. Niagara on-the-Lake and Niagara region. 1-877-687-3378, niagaramusicfest.com.
Niagara International Food, Wine and jazz festival More Bad News and the Horns from Hell play Jun 26 (7-10 pm), John Sherwood, Carol McCartney, Bob DeAngelis, Real Divas & the Bill King Trio Jun 27 (12:30-10 pm) and Kinga Gorny, Steve Burnside & the Marquis and the Swing Shift Big Band Jun 28 (12:30-10 pm). Free. HH Knoll Lakeview Park, Port Colborne. portcolborne.ca.
s.c.e.n.e. music festival Over 160 bands, 17 stages and 13 venues for feature genres from metal to punk and ska to funk Jun 28. Every Time I Die, Cancer Bats, the Midway State, the Flatliners, Magneta Lane and others. Noon-2 am. $30 (adv $25). Downtown St Catharines. scenemusicfestival.com.
singing in the park The Lumina Ensemble of the Hamilton Children’s Choir perform Jul 26 at 2 pm. Free. Simcoe Park Bandshell, Niagara. niagaramusicfest.com.
sunday afternoon concerts Big bands, choirs, symphony orchestras, Dixieland bands and others play outdoors from 2-4 pm, from Jun 11 till Sep 3. Queenston Heights Park, Niagara Falls. niagarafallsniagarafalls.com.
Twilight In The Vineyard Chantal Kreviazuk performs Jun 27, Bruce Cockburn Jul 4, Canadian Tenors Jul 25, Rufus Wainwright Aug 1 and David Usher Aug 29. 8 pm. $64. Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Amphitheatre, 2145 Niagara Stone (Regional Road 55), Niagara-on-the-Lake. 1-866-589-4637, jacksontriggswinery.com.
bluewater summer playhouse Shirley Valentine plays Jun 24-27, Sexy Laundry Jul 8-25, The Musical Jul 29-Aug 15, Nunsense Aug 19 -Sep 5. $25-$30, matinees $23. 707A Queen, Kincardine. 1-877-396-5722, bluewatersp.on.ca.
meaford hall The Trudeau Stories Jul 4, Random Acts Of Love Aug 14-15. $32. 1-12 Nelson E, Meaford. 519-538-0463, meafordhall.ca.
roxy theatre Dads 2, The Toddler’s Revenge plays Jun 3-6 at 7:30 pm. $24-$28. Dance show Dancing For Life Jun 19-21 at 7 pm (Sun 2 pm) $15-$25. 251 9th St E, Owen Sound. 1-888-446-7699, roxytheatre.ca.
bandshell concerts Outdoor concerts from Jul 5 to Sep 6 including Lighthouse Swing Band Jul 5, Bitter Sweet Jul 26, Harvest Moon Aug 16 and others at 8:30 pm (Southampton Fairy Lake Bandshell). McGrath Pavilion, Port Elgin Beach hosts Midnite Ryder Jul 12, Noodle Factory Jazz Project Jul 26, Who’s Your Daddy Aug 30 and others at 8:30 pm. Free, donations welcome. saugeenshores.ca.
dj ibomeka Musical concert Jun 13 at 8 pm. $26. Roxy Theatre, 251 9th St E, Owen Sound. 519-371-2833, osaic.com.
electric eclectics Holy Fuck, Katie Stelmanis, I Can Put My Arm Back On, You Can’t and others Jul 31-Aug 2. Camping by the Bighead River Valley available. Day pass $35, wknd pass $60 includes camping. Funny Farm near Meaford. 519-378-9899, electric-eclectics.com.
harbour nights concerts Sunday evening concerts Jun 21-Aug 9 at 9 pm. Free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Visitor Information Centre, 1155 First Ave, Owen Sound. osaic.com.
holstein dodge rodeo Beverly Mahood, Deric Ruttan, Jamie Thorne and others perform for cowboys and cowgirls Jul 9-12. Camping available. Concerts $20-$35. Bar K Ranch, Holstein. 519-334-3310, holsteinrodeo.com.
leith’s summer festival concerts Mary Lou Fallis & Peter Tiefenbach Jul 4, The Gryphon Trio Jul 17, Lafayette String Quartet Aug 2, Jean Stilwell & Patti Loach Aug 15, Laura Andriani & Robert Kortgaard Aug 29. 7:30 pm. $24, stu $12. Leith Historic Church, Leith. 519-371-5316. leithfestival.ca.
meaford hall The Strung Out Troubadours (Rik Emmett & Dave Dunlop) perform Jun 13, the Torchmen Quartet Jun 20, Stayin’ Alive- a tribute to the BeeGees Jun 27, John McDermott Jul 11, Lily Frost Sings Billie Holiday Jul 18, Elvis Lives! Jul 25. $20-$60. 1-12 Nelson E, Meaford. 519-538-0463, meafordhall.ca.
Southampton Summer Music Concerts Outdoor bandshell concerts run Sun evenings Jul 5-Sep 6 at 7:30 pm. Fairy Lake Bandshell, Southampton. 519-832-2008, saugeenshores.on.ca.
Summerfolk Music And Crafts Festival Tanglefoot, Aline Morales Band, Jacob Moon, James Keelaghan, Swamperella and others, plus dance and drum workshops, artisan and children’s villages, Aug 15-17. $26-$46, stu $31, child $5, wknd pass $69-$81, srs/stu wknd pass $71, youth pass $51, children’s pass $10. Kelso Beach Park, Owen Sound. 519-371-2833, 1-888-446-7699, summerfolk.org.