Summerfolk Music And Crafts Fest parks itself in Owen Sound August 14-16.
Environs • 905 • Burlington • Hamilton • Oakville
the bard's bus tour Driftwood Theatre presents its outdoor double bill featuring King Lear and The Comedy Of Errors to Aug 23. Lakeview Park, Oshawa Aug 11. Greenwood Park, Greenwood Aug 12, Celebration Square, Whitby Aug 18. 7:30 pm. Pwyc (suggested $15). Check website for schedule and more locations. driftwoodtheatre.com.
brampton flower city theatre festival Broadway Gold plays to 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) to Aug 6 at 7:30 pm at Rose Theatre Garden Square. Pwyc. A Midsummer Night's Dream plays to Aug 16 at 7:30 pm at Chinguacousy Band Shell Space. Pwyc. 905-874-2800, rosetheatre.ca.
century church theatre Touch And Go Aug 19-29. 8 pm, some 2:30 pm mats. $22-$29. Main St (Trafalgar) and Station, Hillsburgh. 519-855-4586, centurychurchtheatre.com.
humber river shakespeare co The travelling company presents Much Ado About Nothing outdoors to Aug 3. Wed-Sat 7 pm, Sun 2 pm. Pwyc (sugg donation $15). 416-209-2026, humberrivershakespeare.ca.
red barn theatre The theatre company that lost its facility to fire carries on in a temporary location. The Fantastiks runs to 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). Runs to 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.
brott music festival The National Academy Orchestra, the Gryphon Trio and others perform a wide spectrum of music and styles including opera, chamber music and solo recitals till Aug 20. $25, stu/srs $10. Several venues in Burlington and Hamilton. 905-525-7664, brottmusic.com.
canadian open old time fiddle championship April Verch performs Aug 6 at 7:30 pm, competition runs Aug 7-9. $10-$40. Centre Dufferin Recreation Complex, Shelburne. shelburnefiddlecontest.on.ca.
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.
lyric pond Festival Grassroots festival w/ Tequila Mockingbird, Rocky Mountain Revel Music, Dean Lickyer, the Schomberg Fair, Sunriser and others Aug 22-23. $35. Honeywood. Tickets at ticketweb.ca, lyricpondfest.ca.
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.
Mississauga city centre, Pop-punk princess Shiloh and KaraMel perform Aug 7, Elvis tribute show Aug 8, BluSoul Motown Revue Aug 9, KaraMel Aug 22, David Leask Celtic Trio Aug 23, Panama Red, Omega 3 and Walk Off the Earth Aug 28, Peter Appleyard Aug 30. Free. Check website for showtimes. 300 City Centre, Mississauga. 905-615-3200 ext 2403, mississauga.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, email@example.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 Aug at 6 pm. $10, stu/srs $7, child $5. Hendrie Garden, Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains W, Burlington. 905-527-1158, rbg.ca.
stompin' tom connors Canadian balladeer performs Aug 29 at 8 pm. $39.50-$47.50. Hamilton Place, Hamilton. ticketmaster.ca.
thursday nights on the lawn Music café runs to Aug 27, noon to 2 pm. Evan Champagne Aug 13, the Johnny Max Band Aug 27 and others. Free. 300 City Centre, Mississauga. 905-615-3200 ext 2403, mississauga.ca.
treble in the park 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 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 Bottom Line performs 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.
Barrie • Collingwood • Midland • Orillia
Gryphon Theatre 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 Moon Over Buffalo runs to 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 Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree runs to 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 The Woman In Black plays 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.
blue music Peak To Shore Music Festival Aug 13-16. Check website for details. Free. Village at Blue. bluemountain.ca.
Casino Rama The Pretenders play Aug 4-5, Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings and Lighthouse Aug 17, John Legend Aug 18, Stompin' Tom Connors Aug 22, Steve Miller Band Aug 25 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.
jazz in the park 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.
Music at the beach The Northdale Concert Band performs Aug 2 at 7 pm. Free. Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, Orillia. (Inclement weather location Orillia City Centre Council Chambers, 50 Andrew S). 416-486-3011.
rockstock Finger Eleven, Colin James, Thornley, Lez Zeppelin, Beyond Haven, Atlantis Blueprint perform at this all-ages show, Aug 15 from 3 pm. $35. Splash Canyon Water Park, 1897 Nursery, Springwater. 416-870-8000, rockstockbarrie.com.
suncrash music festival Run With The Kittens, Spiral Beach, Sadie May Crash, Major Grange, Doug Trucker Band, William Delray & The Sexy Moving Parts and others play this festival to benefit the Green Haven Women's Shelter and other community efforts Aug 1. Keary-Moreland Farm, Oro Medonte. $40 at rotate.com. suncrash.ca.
V FEST Two-day mega-fest featuring Ben Harper, the Pixies, Franz Ferdinand, Nine Inch Nails, Pet Shop Boys, Our Lady Peace and many others. Aug 29-30. Weekend passes $99-$275, single-day tkts $tba. Burl's Creek Park, Line 8 S Oro-Medonte. 416-870-8000, virginfestival.ca.
wakestock Summer sports and music festival Aug 7-9 featuring Social Distortion, Classified, USS, Closet Monster, The Midway State, Rebel Emergency, Fall & Divide, Stereos and many other bands, WWA World Series pro wakeboarding, skateboarding, freestyle moto-x, concerts, films and nightly parties. $19.50-$54.50. Millennium Park, Collingwood. wakestock.com.
Cambridge • Elora • Fergus • Kitchener • London • Stratford
Blyth Festival The Bootblack Orator runs to Aug 15, the Mail Order Bride to Aug 14, Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad to 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.
Drayton Festival Theatre Blue Champagne runs to 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 See How They Run runs to Aug 8 and Evita Aug 12-29. 2 Pianos, 4 Hands plays to 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 A Bench In The Sun runs to 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 Moon Over Buffalo plays 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 to Aug 19, Phèdre Aug 6-Oct 3, The Trespassers to 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 Harvest runs to 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.
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.
Concert in the park The Northdale Concert Band performs Aug 9 at 7 pm. Free. Upper Queen's Park Bandshell, Stratford. 416-486-3011.
concert series Free outdoor concerts every Thu evening in Aug at 7 pm (Courthouse Park, 519-440-0871). Sun evening concerts to 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 Bedouin Soundclash, Thunderheist, Protest the Hero, Ten Second Epic, illScarlett, Mixmaster Mike, Moneen 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, CEMF.com.
grand bender T-Pain, Girlicious, Karl Wolf, Fito Blanko, Raekwon, Exit This Side, Mean Tangerine and others Jul 31-Aug 1 . Camping available. $45 for two nights of concerts. Grand Bend Motor Plex, Grand Bend. the grandbender.com.
hot august nights 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.
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.
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, to Aug 2. Free. Cambridge. 519-621-7135, millracefolksociety.com.
night Music 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.
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, to 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.
Bancroft • Haliburton • Kawarthas • Peterborough
the bard's bus tour Driftwood Theatre presents its outdoor play The Comedy Of Errors Aug 1 at Memorial Park, Marmora, and Aug 2 at Peterborough Museum. 7:30 pm. Pwyc (suggested $15). driftwoodtheatre.com.
4th Line Theatre The Right Road To Pontypool plays to 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 The BBQ King: A Musical runs to Aug 8, A Life In The Theatre Aug 12-22 and Having Relations Aug 26-Sep 5. One-nighter 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 Play On! runs to 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 See How They Run plays to 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 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.
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.
Westben Barn Concerts Music in an outdoor setting including Broadway In The Barn, Cosi Fan Tutti, Edgar Allen Poe's birthday and many more concerts to Aug 9. Eves 7 or 7:30 pm, day shows 2 pm. $10-$65. Westben Barn, 6698 Country Rd 30, 3 km NW of Campbellford. 1-877-883-5777, westben.on.ca.
Belleville • Kingston • Brockville
the bard's bus tour Driftwood Theatre presents its outdoor play King Lear at Zwick's Park, Belleville Aug 4 and Comedy Of Errors at City Park, Kingston Aug 5. 7:30 pm. Pwyc (suggested $15). driftwoodtheatre.com.
st lawrence shakespeare festival The Taming Of The Shrew and Measure For Measure run in rep to Aug 15, Tue-Sat 7 pm, Sat 2 pm, Sunday series 2 pm. $22, stu/srs $16, child free. Sunday series includes Revelers Showcase Aug 2 and Afternoon Of Sonnets Aug 9. $10. Kinsmen Amphitheatre, Prescott. 613-925-5788, stlawrenceshakespeare.ca.
Thousand Islands Playhouse The Drowsy Chaperone runs 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 Wrong For Each Other runs to 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 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.
canadian guitar festival Don Ross, Emily Fennell, Antoine Dufour, Holmes Hooke and many others perform at this weekend of everything guitar, including workshops and jams, runs to Aug 3. $25-$100. Camping available. Loughborough Lake, Sydenham Rd, north of Kingston. 1-888-222-6608, canadianguitarfestival.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.
1000 islands music festival Snoop Dog, Akon, Simple Plan, Kardinal Offishall, Ten Second Epic, Faber Drive, illScarlett, Lights, Pilot Speed, Plain White T's, the Arkells, Irish Descendants and others Aug 13 to 15. Camping available. $30-$140 (Tickets @ ticketbreak.ca) The Dingman Farm, 15 Pykeview, Gananoque. 1000islandsmusicfest.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.
Huntsville • Muskoka • Parry Sound
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, to 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, runs to 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 Pam Tillis Aug 17, Gerie & the Koasters perform in Elvis the King Aug 30 and others. Various times. $30-$115. 295 Muskoka S, Gravenhurst. 1-888-495-8888, gravenhurst.ca.
huntsville festival of the arts 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 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 Sam Roberts Aug 1-2, 54-40 Aug 8, Bedouin Soundclash Aug 22, David Wilcox Aug 29, and Kim Mitchell Sept 5. $32.50-$49.50. Bala Falls Rd, Bala. 705-762-3134, thekee.com.
lose yer shoes folkadelic festival The Jeremy Waterhouse Band, Laganza, Mustashat, the Subterraneans, Barefootin', Yellow Butterfly, Cabin Fever and others play this festival of eclectic music Aug 14 to 16. Daily $20-$35, weekend $65. Camping available. Granite Ridge Wilderness Campground, Kearney. 1-877-949-2267, geocities.com/folkinblues.
Muskoka lakes Music Festival Jack Hutton & Friends Aug 22. $30.The Centre, 3 Bailey, Port Carling. 705-765-1048, artsinmuskoka.com.
music on the barge 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 Ten Second Epic Aug 12, and others. 8 pm. $25-$40. Charles W Stockey Centre, 2 Bay, Parry Sound. 1-877-746-4466, stockeycentre.com.
Brighton • Cobourg • Picton • Prince Edward County • Port Hope
festival players of prince edward county Schoolhouse plays to 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 The G String Broke runs to 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 Comedy of Errors plays Aug 7, and King Lear is presented as an outdoor play at Victoria Park, Cobourg Aug 8. 7:30 pm. Pwyc (suggested $15). driftwoodtheatre.com.
stirling Festival Theatre Golden 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 to Aug 2. Check website for ticket prices and schedule. Centennial Park, Trenton. Pre-register 705-878-3102, ccmr.ca.
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.
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.
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.
lighthouse festival theatre Outlaw runs to 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.
shaw Festival Brief Encounters to Oct 24, Born Yesterday to Nov 1, The Devil's Disciple runs to Oct 11 Ways Of The Heart runs Aug 1-Oct 11, A Moon For The Misbegotten runs to Oct 9, Albertine In Five Times runs to Oct 10, Play, Orchestra, Play runs to Oct 31, Sunday In The Park With George runs to Nov 1, In Good King Charles's Golden Days to Oct 9, Star Chamber runs to Oct 11, The Entertainer 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 Sexy Laundry runs to Aug 8 and Born Lucky Aug 13-29. $24-$27, srs $24, stu $21. Roselawn Theatre, 296 Fielden, Port Colborne. 1-888-870-8181, firstname.lastname@example.org.
bridgestock Poison The Well, Street Pharmacy, In These Walls, the Midway State and others at this outdoor fest Aug 15. $20-$25. All ages, doors open 11 am. Behind Civic Square to East Main St Bridge, Welland. ticketscene.ca/events/998.
illuminaqua Live musical performances set on a floating stage surrounded by fire. Procession of light and concerts begin at dusk 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 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.
Music niagara Violin virtuoso Bora Kim performs Aug 3 as part of the Young Virtuosos Series. 905-468-5566, musicniagara.org.
Niagara International Chamber Music Festival Concerts including 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 region. 1-877-687-3378, niagaramusicfest.com.
owenpalooza Benefit concert featuring Ron Hawkins, These Three Cities, Bratwurst Days, Polyester Frog and others. 7 pm. $10. Club Richelieu, Welland. 905-714-5098, email@example.com.
sunday afternoon concerts Big bands, choirs, symphony orchestras, Dixieland bands and others play outdoors from 2-4 pm, till Sep 3. Queenston Heights Park, Niagara Falls. niagaraparks.com.
Twilight In The Vineyard 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.
Georgian Bay • Grey County • Lake Huron • Owen Sound
bluewater summer playhouse The Musical runs to Aug 15, Nunsense Aug 19 -Sep 5. $25-$30, matinees $23. 707A Queen, Kincardine. 1-877-396-5722, bluewatersp.on.ca.
meaford hall Random Acts Of Love Aug 14-15. $32. 1-12 Nelson E, Meaford. 519-538-0463, meafordhall.ca.
bandshell concerts Outdoor concerts from run to Sep 6 including Harvest Moon Aug 16 and others at 8:30 pm (Southampton Fairy Lake Bandshell). McGrath Pavilion, Port Elgin Beach hosts Who's Your Daddy Aug 30 and others at 8:30 pm. Free, donations welcome. saugeenshores.ca.
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 $65 includes camping. Funny Farm near Meaford. 519-378-9899, electric-eclectics.com.
harbour nights concerts Sunday evening concerts till Aug 9 at 9 pm. Free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Visitor Information Centre, 1155 First Ave, Owen Sound. osaic.com.
leith's summer festival concerts 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. 519-371-5316. leithfestival.ca.
Southampton Summer Music Concerts Outdoor concerts run Sun evenings till Sep 6 at 7:30 pm. Fairy Lake Bandshell, Southampton. 519-832-2008, saugeenshores.on.ca.
Summerfolk Music And Crafts Festival Tanglefoot, Susan Werner and Bill Bourne's Bop Ensemble, James Keelaghan, Trout Fishing In America, 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.