Out of Town

Concerts rock indoor and outdoor venues just hours from the city


Environs/905/Burlington/Hamilton/Oakville

Aurora Jazz Festival 2011

After Hours Big Band, Shugga, Neil Chapman, Bob Rice Band and others perform at this outdoor festival. $5 per day, three-day pass $12, srs and kids under 12 free. Aurora Town Park, Wells St (Aurora). aurorajazzfest.com. Jul 29 to 31

Brampton Global Jazz & Blues Festival

Concerts at Rose Theatre (1 Theatre Lane) include Dr John Aug 12 (8 pm), Bobby McFerrin Aug 13 (7:30 pm). Outdoor concerts at Bramalea City Centre and Gage Park, Rose Theatre Patio. Music workshops, Jazz & Blues for juniors, South Asian Jazz, Jazz & Film, Sunday gospel brunch and others. Free, some ticketed events. Downtown Brampton, Queen/hwy 7 and Main St/hwy 10. artofjazz.org. Aug 11 to 14

Concerts In The Park

Outdoor concerts Wed and Sun evenings from 7:30 to 9 pm. Celtic group Flannigan’s Fancy Aug 3, Hamilton Dixieland All Stars Aug 20 and more. Free. Central Park, (Burlington). burlington.ca. Aug 3 to 21

Eaglewood Folk Festival

Luke Doucet, 100 Dollars, Melissa McClelland, Roberto Lopez Project, Julian Fauth, Ken Whiteley and others. Workshops, children’s area, petting zoo and more. $65, adv wknd $55 (ends Aug 25), day pass $30. Eaglewood Resort, 9715 Old Homestead Rd (Pefferlaw). 1-888-817-3655, eaglewoodfolk.com. Aug 26 to 28

Festival Of Friends

City and Colour, America, Jon Anderson, the Tea Party, Arkells, Saga, the Reason and others perform, plus a children’s stage and activites. Fri 5 to 11 pm, Sat-Sun noon-11 pm. Free. Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity (Hamilton). creativearts.on.ca. Aug 5 to 7

First Fridays

Music and art adventures offered on the first Friday of the month in the atrium. Outdoor super party with music by Patrick Dorie & Jeff Leech Aug 5, and a Back To School Jam with Mass Device and Volcano Playground Sep 2. 7 pm. Free, fundraising by donation. Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 72 Queen (Oshawa). 905-576-3000, rmg.on.ca. Aug 5 to Sep 3

Harvest Picnic

Daniel Lanois, Gord Downie & the Country of Miracles, Ray Lamontagne, Emmylou Harris and others at this outdoor festival that includes music, local produce, art, swimming and more. Gates open at 11 am. $59.50, under 16 $19.50 (ticketmaster.ca). Christie Lake Conservation Area, 1002 Highway 5 West (Dundas). 1-855-872-5000, harvestpicnic.ca. Aug 27

Janet Jackson

Jackson performs songs exclusively from her CD Number Ones. 8:30 pm. $59-$149.50 (ticketmaster.ca). Hamilton Place Theatre, 10 MacNab S (Hamilton). 1-855-985-5000. Aug 3

Live On Stage

Summer concerts include Shad Jul 29, Open Air Opera with Michael Ciufo and Manting Chan Aug 5, Abandon All Ships & San Sebastian Aug 12, Matt Dusk Aug 19, Basia Bulat Aug 26 and Born Ruffians Sep 2. Fridays, 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Weather permitting, subject to cancellation. Free. Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre. 905-896-5088, mississaugacelebrationsquare.ca. Jul 29 to Sep 2

Louis Schryer

The champion fiddler performs an opening show for the Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championships (Aug 3 to 7), Aug 4, 7:30 pm. $20, child $10. Centre Dufferin Recreation Complex, (Shelburne). 519-925-8620, shelburnefiddlecontest.on.ca. Aug 4

Markham Jazz Festival

Laila Biali Trio, Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet, Kellylee Evans, Johnny Max Band and others on Main St in Unionville. Aug 19 gala w/ pianist Bill Charlap and vocalist Gretchen Parlato (Markham Theatre for Performing Arts, 8 pm, $55). 905-471-5299, markhamjazzfestival.com. Aug 19 to 21

Music Of The British Isles

Folk music of England, Scotland and Wales. 12:30 to 4 pm. $11, srs $10, children under 5 free. Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Kirkwall (Rockton). 1-800-883-0104, westfieldheritage.ca. Aug 28

My Mississauga Summer Series: Amphitheatre Unplugged

Rhythm Aug 2, Selyne Maia & Joel Martin Aug 9 and others. 7 to 8:30 pm. Check website for schedule. Weather permitting, subject to cancellation. Free. Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre. 905-896-5088, mississaugacelebrationsquare.ca. Aug 2 to 30

New Kids On The Block & Backstreet Boys

The pop sensations perform their hits with Matthew Morrison and Neverest opening. 7:30 pm. $29.50-$89.50 (ticketmaster.ca). Copps Coliseum, 101 York Blvd (Hamilton). 1-855-985-5000. Aug 6

Oakville Jazz Festival

Outdoor music festival with Jill Barber, Jacob Moon, Hot Club of Detroit, Swamperella, Dr Draw and many others. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts and downtown Oakville, 130 Navy St (Oakville). 905-844-4520, oakvillejazz.com. Aug 5 to 7

On The Verandah Concerts

Outdoor concerts with Chamber Music Players Ensemble Jul 29, Abeena Samm Aug 5, Denise Leslie Aug 12, Age of Reason Aug 19, Sandi Marie Porter & Guy Breau Aug 26. 7:30 pm. Call in case of severe weather. Pwyc. Benares Historic House, 1507 Clarkson N (Mississauga). 905-615-4860 ext 2110, museumsofmississauga.com. Jul 29 to Aug 26

Red Hot Jazz And Cool Blues

Robin Banks Aug 3, Andre & the J Tones Aug 10, Back Alley Ringers Aug 17, the James Anthony Band Aug 24, and others. Concerts run to Sep 7, 6 to 8:30 pm, rain or shine. Free with admission. Royal Botanical Gardens Hendrie Park, (Burlington). rbg.ca. Aug 3 to Sep 7

Summer Concerts

Free Sunday afternoon concerts from 2 to 4 pm. My Sweet Patootie Jul 31, Silverheels Aug 7, Los Homeless Aug 14, Reminiscing (Buddy Holly & Elvis tribute) Aug 21, and music of the 50s & 60s Cruisin concert Aug 28. In the event of rain, concerts take place in City Hall. Free. Esplanade Park, 1 the Esplanade (Pickering). 905-420-4620. Jul 31 to Aug 28

Summer Concerts At The Lake

Black Fly Boogie Band Jul 28, String Fever-Prima Aug 4, the Jim Parker Band Aug 11, 50s rock & roll with the Lincolnaires Aug 18, the Barney Adams Attitude perform blues Aug 25 and others. Thursday evenings, 7 to 9 pm. Concerts cancelled in the event of rain. Free. Millennium Square Park, Foot of Liverpool Rd (Pickering). 905-420-4660 ext 2064. Jul 28 to Aug 25

Summer Music

The Bon & the Magic Shadows Jul 30, the Barettas, Dance Movie & Lindbergh Line Aug 4, and many more shows. Check website for ticket prices. This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James N (Hamilton). 905-529-9500, thisainthollywood.ca. Jul 30 to Aug 30

Barrie/Collingwood/Midland/Orillia

Barrie Caribfest 2011

French Caribbean event with featured musicians Wesli, Prince Koloni, Chris Combette, Moses Revolution, Konparèt, Curtis B and others. Fri 5 to 10 pm, Sat 6 to 10 pm, Sun 10 am to 6 pm. Free. Centennial Park (Barrie). 705-790-4878, caribfest.ca. Aug 12 to 14

Blues Cruise

Wayne Buttery & the Groove Project play this three-hour sunset cruise. 8 pm. $20. Georgian Queen, County Rd 93, at the dock (Penetanguishene). 1-800-363-7447, waynebuttery.com. Jul 31

Casino Rama

ZZ Top Aug 3, Ted Nugent Aug 13, Melissa Etheridge Aug 19, George Thorogood & the Destroyers Aug 27 and others, 8 or 9 pm (see website for show times). $28 and up. Casino Rama, 5899 Rama Rd, off Hwy 12 (Orillia). 416-870-8000, casinorama.com. Aug 3 to 31

Country Music Festival

Rascal Flatts, Ronnie Dunn, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, Dean Brody, Sara Evans, Corb Lund and other country performers. Day pass $99-$119, wknd pass $200-$389, wknd RV passes available, camping pass $15-$30 (ticketmaster.ca). Burl’s Creek Park, 8th Line of Oro/Medonte (Orillia). 705-487-3663, burlscreek.com. Aug 26 to 28

Peak To Shore Music And Art Fest

Sarah Harmer headlines this festival featuring 18 music events across 15 venues, from the Village at Blue Mountain to Thornbury. Free. (Collingwood). peaktoshore.com. Aug 12 to 14

RHYTHMFEST

Native Women’s Hand Drum Group, Muhtadi, Steel Drum Hu, Hummingbird Tassa Group and others perform at this interactive celebration. free. Heritage Park, rhyhmfest.homestead.com. Aug 6

Wakestock

Dirty Heads, Drop Kick Murphys, Bedouin Soundclash, Classified, Hollerado, KO, the Reason and many others at this action sports festival of wakeboarding, skateboarding, films and music for all ages. Sat $52, Sun $29, three-day wknd pass $63. Millennium Park, Heritage Drive (Collingwood). 1-800-265-5566, wakestock.com. Aug 5 to 7

Cambridge/Elora/Fergus/Kitchener/London/Stratford

All Time Low

The pop-punk band with support act Mayday Parade performs an all-ages concert on their Gimmie Summer Your Love Tour. Doors 5:30 pm. Aug 6 at Music Hall (London), Aug 7 at Elements (Kitchener). $24.50. Elements, 90 King W (Kitchener). 1-855-985-5000, ticketmaster.ca. Aug 6 and 7

Bayfield Town Hall Concert Series

After Four perform jazz songs as part of Putting On The Ritz. 8 pm. $20. Bayfield Town Hall, Clan Gregor Square (Bayfield). 519-565-2894, ticketscene.ca. Aug 27

Elora Festival

Karina Gauvin, Sarah Slean, Matt Dusk, Michael Burgess & Rebecca Caine, Tony McManus and more. Elora Centre for the Arts (75 Melville), Gambrel Barn (Wellington Rd 21), and other Elora venues. $10-$50. 1-888-747-7550, elorafestival.com. Jul 28 to 31

Fergus Scottish Festival

Celtic music including David Leask & James McKie, Tommy Leadbeater, Liam McLashon, John McDermott, the Mudmen, the Rogues and the Shenanigans. $15-$30, srs/stu $13-$20 wknd pass $50, srs/stu/family pass $40. Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde E (Fergus). 1-866-871-9442, fergusscottishfestival.com. Aug 12 to 14

Fred Eaglesmith’s Southern Charity Picnic

The John Henrys, the Warped 45s, Lynn Miles, the Rizdales, the Gertrudes, the Fabulous Ginn Sisters, Nudie & the Turks, Jerry Leger and otherts play this picnic in the country. Proceeds to Long Point Basin Land Trust. Camping available onsite. $35-$99. Springwater Conservation Area, 8079 Springwater Rd (Aylmer). 519-583-3878, fredeaglesmith.com. Aug 19 to 21

Goderich Celtic Roots Festival

Comas, the Outside Track, Paul McKenna Band, Kieran Goss, Pierre Schryer Trio and others. Day pass $30-$35, stu/srs $25-$30 wknd pass $70, stu/srs $65, adv (before Jun 30) $55, srs/stu $50. Lion’s Harbour Park, 168 West (Goderich). 519-524-8221, celticfestival.ca. Aug 5 to 7

Kitchener Blues Festival

John Mayall, Edgar Winter, Willie Big Eyes Smith, Bettye Lavette, Gregg Allman (Aug 4, 7:30 pm $35), Pat Travers Band and others. Free, some shows ticketed, ticketscene.ca. Downtown Kitchener, 519-571-2555, kitchenerbluesfestival.com. Aug 4 to 7

Mill Race Festival

Traditional folk and Celtic, Morris and sword dancers at this outdoor fest downtown and at a stone mill overlooking the Grand River. Robert Davis, the Good Right Arm Stringband, the Metis Fiddlers Quartet, the Saturday Saints and others perform. Free. Downtown Cambridge, 519-621-7135, millracefolksociety.com. Jul 29 to 31

New Kids On The Block & Backstreet Boys

The pop stars perform all their hits with Matthew Morrison and Neverest opening. 7:30 pm. $69.50-$89.50. John Labatt Centre, 99 Dundas (London). 1-866-455-2849, johnlabattcentre.com. Aug 7

Steve Earle

Steve Earle & the Dukes (and Duchesses) along with Allison Moorer perform. 8 pm, all ages. $49.50. Centennial Hall, 590 Wellington (London). 519-672-1967, centennialhall.london.ca. Aug 29

Stratford Summer Music

Sylvia Tyson, Len Cariou, Jan Lisiecki, Annex String Quartet, Terry McKenna and many others play this series. Various venues in Stratford. Check website for schedule. $20-$75. (Stratford). 1-866-288-4313, stratfordsummermusic.ca. Jul 28 to Aug 22

Stratford Summer Music On The Barge

Vishten Jul 28 to 30, Anna Atkinson & George Meanwell with the Loss Leaders Jul 31, Tio Chorinho Aug 12 and many others to Aug 21. MusicBarge, Avon River. Check website for schedule. Free. (Stratford). 1-866-288-4313, stratfordsummermusic.ca. Jul 28 to Aug 22

Sunlight Music Festival

Crash Karma is the headliner for this green festival with a solar powered stage. Medicine Hat, Dawn & Marra, the Sweet Mack, the Speakeasies, theWarped 45’s and others perform from 2 to 11 pm. Admission by donation. Riverside Park, Woolwich and Woodlawn E (Guelph). 519-590-7446, sunlightmusicfestival.ca. Aug 13

Underground Railroad Music Festival

Celebration of the lives and contributions of the early black settlers in the area with performances by Harrison Kennedy, Curley Bridges, Kevin Breit, Doug Watson, Diana Braithwaite and others. Noon to 7 pm. $30, child $10 (ticketscene.ca). Centennial Park, 10 Main E (Drayton). braithwaiteandwhiteley.com/music-festival.html. Aug 13

White Lies

Harry McVeigh, Charles Cave and Jack Brown perform. $27.50 (ticketmaster.ca, 1-855-985-5000). Music Hall, 178 Dundas (London). 519-432-1107, londonmusichall.com. Aug 2

Georgian Bay/Grey County/Lake Huron/Owen Sound

Electric Eclectics

Julianna Barwick, MYTHS, Idiot Glee, Nihilist Spasm Band w/ Alex Hacke, U.S. Girls, Chelsea Wolfe and others perform, plus films, installations and DJ dancing tent. Camping available. $40, wknd pass $75. Funny Farm, 202 Scotch Mountain Rd (Meaford). 519-378-9899, electric-eclectics.com. Jul 29 to 31

Fairy Lake Bandshell Concerts

A variety of musical groups perform Sunday evenings from 7 to 8:30 pm. Free. Fairy Lake (Southampton). saugeenshores.ca. Jul 28 to Sep 4

Gallery Summer Music Series

Noon-hour concert every Wed in summer with local muscians performing. Admission by donation with proceeds going to the musicians. Tom Thomson Gallery, 840 First Avenue W (Owen Sound). 519-376-1932. Jul 28 to Aug 31

Harbour Nights Concert Series

The Black Family Jul 31, Larra Skye Aug 7 and Georgian Bay Folk Society’s talent search discoveries Aug 14. 7 pm. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Concerts happen rain or shine, Free. Visitor Information Centre, 1155 1st Ave W (Owen Sound). 1-888-675-5555, harbournights.ca. Jul 31 to Aug 14

Kincardine Summer Sing-A-Long

Concerts include Singing Sisters Aug 14, the Bushells Aug 21 and others. 7:30 pm. In the event of rain, concerts will be held at the Davidson Centre on Durham St. Free. Dunsmoor Park, (Kincardine). kincardine.net. Aug 14 to Sep 4

Leith Summer Festival

Magical Moments with Anee-Julie Caron and Marc Djokic Aug 13, and Some Enchanted Evening with Monica Whicher and Judy Loman Aug 27. 7:30 pm. $25, stu $15 five-concert series pass $110. Leith Church, 419134 Tom Thomson Lane (Leith). 1-888-446-7699, leithfestival.ca. Aug 13 to 27

Mass Pipes And Drums Gathering Festival

From noon to midnight. Mass band parade at 8 pm. Free. Victoria Park, (Kincardine). 519-396-2731, kindcardine.net. Aug 27

Music In The Fields

Blake Shelton, Lonestar, Jason McCoy, Victoria Banks, Jaydee Bixby, Dry County, River Junction Band and Snake Bite play this concert. Camping available. 1 pm, gates open at 11 am. $69.95 (ticketscene.ca). Lucknow Soccer Complex, 790 Havelock (Lucknow). Aug 27

Port Elgin Beach Concerts

Gazebo/bandshell outdoor evening concerts every Sunday in summer from 7 to 8:30 pm. Free. Port Elgin Beach, Harbour St at Elgin. sunsets.com. Jul 28 to Sep 4

Summer Concert

The Beckett Family play Aug 31, 7:30 pm. $25-$36 (ticketscene.ca). Roxy Theatre, 251 9th St E (Owen Sound). 1-888-446-7699, roxytheatre.ca. Aug 31

Summerfolk Music Festival

Ron Hynes, the Once, Arrogant Worms, H’Sao, David Francey, Beckon, the Chapmans and many others, plus dance and drum workshops, artisan and children’s villages. $28-$48, stu $33, child $7 wknd pass $83, srs/stu $73, youth $53, children $12. Kelso Beach Park, (Owen Sound). 519-371-2995, summerfolk.org. Aug 19 to 21

Symphony In The Barn

Handel’s Occasional Oratorio is performed by four soloists, the Symphony in the Barn Choir and a full chamber orchestra Aug 5 (8 pm). Gala reception includes local organic dinner Aug 6. Sunday Surprise Serenade, Aug 7. Fri $35, Sat gala $100, Sun $20, tickets arc@bmts.com. Glencolton Farms, Concession Rd 2, RR 1 (Durham). 519-369-6773, symphonyinthebarn.com. Aug 5 to 7

Huntsville/Muskoka/Parry Sound

Balapalooza

DJ Richy and other local DJs and bands play this big summer party. $25-$60 (tanlineseries.com). The Kee, Bala Falls Road (Bala). thekee.com. Jul 31

Charles W Stockey Centre For The Performing Arts

Crystal Shawanda Aug 8, The Nylons Aug 31 and other concerts. $29-$50. Charles W Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, 2 Bay (Parry Sound). 1-877-746-4466, stockeycentre.com. Aug 8 to 31

Festival Of The Sound

Swingle Singers Jul 31, alongside many others play classical, chamber, opera, jazz and more inside, outside and on the water. Various prices. Charles W Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, 2 Bay and other Parry Sound venues. 2 Bay. 1 866-364-0061, festivalofthesound.ca. Jul 31 to Aug 7

Gravenhurst Music

Russell deCarle plays Aug 18, and Lorne Elliott Aug 23. Check website for times and prices. Gravenhurst Opera House, 295 Muskoka S (Gravenhurst). 705-687-5500 ext 21, gravenhurst.ca. Aug 18 to 23

Huntsville Festival Of The Arts

Don Ross & Brooke Miller Aug 11, Jesse Cook Aug 18, Lights Aug 24 and other concerts. Dance with Terra Hazelton & Her Easy Answers Aug 5 at the Huntsville Legion. Music In The Park Jul 30 (River Mill Park), and many other events. Check website for schedule. $42-$48, srs $45, youth $30. Algonquin Theatre, 37 Main E (Huntsville). 705-789-4975, huntsvillefestival.on.ca. Jul 30 to Aug 24

Huntsville Jazz Festival

Hunstville Festival Of The Arts jazz weekend featuring Luis Mario Ochoa Cuban Quintet, Toronto All-Star Big Band and many others. Algonquin Theatre, River Mill Park and other venues in downtown Huntsville. $15-$35, park shows free. 705-789-4975, huntsvillefestival.on.ca. Jul 28 to 31

The Kee To Bala

Steve Aoki Aug 5, Classified Aug 27, Sam Roberts Band Sep 3 & 4. $30-$60 (ticketbreak.com). The Kee, Bala Falls Road (Bala). thekee.com. Aug 5 to Sep 4

Music On The Barge

The Fabulous Knockouts Jul 31, the Good Brothers Aug 14 and others. 7:30 pm. Concerts move to the Gravenhurst Opera House in the event of rain. Pwyc. Gull Lake Rotary Park, Bethune Drive (Gravenhurst). gravenhurst.ca. Jul 31 to Aug 14

Reggae Muskoka

Roots, rock and reggae to celebrate the music of Bob Marley. Musicians include the Mau Mau Warriors, Fingazz, Jam Iyah, House of David Gang, Korexxion, Moses Revolution, the Memberz, Matrixx and Tooo Nice. Camping available. Advance tickets $15 daily, wkend pass $25. JD Lang Activity Park, 331 Fraserburg Rd (Bracebridge Fairgrounds). 705-790-4878, reggaemuskoka.com. Aug 20 to 21

SummerAid Music And Camping Festival

illScarlett headline this all-ages weekend event alongside Marcus Visionary, Billionaire, XI, Grizzy and others. Day pass $45, weekend festival and camping $90 (ticketscene.ca). Bush’s Sports Centre, 3385 Hwy 169 (Bala). facebook.com/summeraid. Aug 26 to 28

Niagara

Amphitheatre Summer Concert Series

Colin James Jul 30 & 31, Serena Ryder Aug 6, Spirit of the West Aug 13, Joel Plaskett Aug 20, Rootstock w/ Alan Doyle, Kim Stockwood, Mathew Barber and John Mann Aug 28, Hawksley Workman & Kathleen Edwards Sep 3 and Johannes Linstead Sep 4. Shows at 8 pm. $69. Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery, 2145 Regional Rd 55 (Niagara-on-the-Lake). 1-866-589-4637 ext 2, greatestatesofniagara.com. Jul 30 to Sep 4

Cypress Hill

Outdoor all-ages hip-hop concert. $25 (ticketscene.ca). Barracuda Pretty, 30 Ontario (St Catharines). Jul 30

Festival At The Forty

Community festival in Coronation Park and on Main and Ontario Streets Thu 3:30 to 7 pm, and Sat 10 am to 10 pm. Tatervox, the Rising Tide, Gatorbait, the Hornets, Shortcut to Last and others perform. Fri Jazz & Wine By The Creek event at Coronation Park 6 to 11 pm. Free. Coronation Park, 12 Elm (Grimsby). festivalattheforty.com. Aug 11 to 13

Illuminaqua

Live musical performances set on a floating stage surrounded by fire. Molly Johnson Aug 5, and Ashley MacIsaac Sep 2. 8 pm. $18-$28. Welland Amphitheatre, 115 King (Welland). 905-735-1700, illuminaqua.com. Aug 5 to Sep 2

Music Niagara

Festival of classical, baroque, chamber, blues, dance and jazz music runs to Aug 14. Quartetto Gelato Aug 4 (St Mark’s Church), James Campbell Aug 11 (Hillebrand Winery), Vivaldi Spectacular Aug 13 (St Mark’s Church) and many other concerts. Late-night jazz & blues winery concerts on Sat. Various venues in the area. Check website for details. $20-$45. Niagara-on-the-Lake, 905-468-5566, musicniagara.org. Aug 4 to 13

Southern Ontario Metal Festival

Protest the Hero, Abandon All Ships, Dead & Divine, Cancer Bats, Baptized in Blood, Blind Witness, Titan, Skull Fist and many others at this all-metal, all-ages weekend. Camping available. Gates open Aug 26 at 3 pm. $100. Outback Campgrounds, 6679 Woodworth (Port Burwell). somf.ca. Aug 26 to 28

Waterfront Park Concert Series

Sunday evening family-friendly concerts. Toronto All-Star Big Band Aug 7, and Elton Lammie Aug 21. 6:30 pm. Free. Ridgeway Road (Crystal Beach). erieshoresescape.com. Aug 7 to 21

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

Classic Country Music Reunion

Gary Hooper, Percey Kinney, Ginny McIlmoyle, Carmen Grace, Mary Rowan, Bob McQuaid and many other country performers every evening, plus open stage and watering corral. Camping available. $20, wkend pass $45-$65, wkend pass w/ camping $55. Centennial Park, (Trenton). 705-878-3102, ccmr.ca. Jul 28 to 31

Johnny Winter

Blues legend performs. 8 pm. $49.50, 1-877-411-4761. Regent Theatre, 224 Main (Picton). Aug 5

Music At Port Milford

Chamber Music Festival with performances by Tokai String Quartet Jul 29, and Port Milford Faculty Artists Aug 12. 8 pm. Port Milford Goes Country concert Aug 6 (89 Colliers, Prince Edward). 6 pm. $20, concert series $60, stu $30. St Mary Magdalene Church, 335 Main E (Picton). mpmcamp.org. Jul 29 to Aug 12

Outdoor Concerts

Concert Band of Cobourg plays Tue evenings in the bandshell to Aug 30. 8 pm. Free. Victoria Park, (Cobourg). 1-888-262-6874, theconcertbandofcobourg.com. Jul 28 to Aug 30

Prince Edward County Jazz Festival

Peter Appleyard salutes Benny Goodman Aug 18, Guido Basso & Ranee Lee Aug 19, Mike Murley Septet Aug 20 and more. After-hours jam sessions, rising young star performances and more. Picton and surroundings. $38, some free shows. Regent Theatre, 224 Main (Picton). 1-877-411-4761, pecjazz.org. Aug 17 to 21

Quarter Moon Coffeehouse

Rock, country, folk, classical and music from all genres is performed at this open stage. Jul 28, Aug 11 & 25, 7:30 pm. Free, donations welcome. Bloomfield Village Hall, 289 Bloomfield Main. prince-edward-county.com. Jul 28 to Aug 25

Shelter Valley Folk Festival

Oh Susanna, Chic Gamine, Karen Sovoca, Royal Wood, Luke Doucet and others alongside art, wellness and sustainable living booths and more. $30-$35, child $5. wknd pass $40-$65. Advance weekend pass $55, $65, $40 srs/stu, $45, $5-$10 children, under five free. Henkel Farm, Hwy 2 and Vernonville (Grafton). 1-866-612-7833, sheltervalley.com. Sep 2 to 4

Bancroft/Haliburton/Kawarthas/Peterborough

Concerts In The Park

Children’s concerts from 5:30 to 6:15 pm, adult concert 6:30 to 8 pm. Free. Lock 32 Gazebo, (Bobcaygeon). 705-738-2202, kawartha-living.com. Jul 28 to Sep 1

Forest Festival

Concerts by TorQ Percussion Quartet Aug 17, the Spinney Brothers Aug 18, Russell de Carle Aug 19, Patricia O’Callaghan Aug 20, Sultans of String Aug 21 and others. Concerts at 2 or 8 pm at Bone Lake Amphitheatre or the Logging Museum. $25-$30. Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve, north of Hwy 118 on County Road 7 (Haliburton). 705-754-2198, theforestfestival.com. Aug 17 to 21

Havelock Country Jamboree

Martina McBride, Tommy Hunter, Billy Currington, Johnny Reid, Joe Nichols, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Sawyer Brown, Shooter Jennings and many other country stars. Camping available. Wknd pass $225-$300, youth wknd pass $130-$180, day pass $115-$150, camping extra. Havelock, Hwy 48 at Mary St. havelockjamboree.com. Aug 18 to 21

Little Lake Musicfest

Concerts Wed and Sat at 8 pm, runs to Aug 28. Jason McCoy Jul 30, Kruger Brothers Aug 10, Chilliwack Aug 13, Faber Drive Aug 27 and many others. Free. Del Crary Park, (Peterborough). 705-755-1111, littlelakemusicfest.ca. Jul 30 to Aug 28

Peterborough Folk Festival

Festival opens with the Good Lovelies and Melissa Payne Aug 26 (Market Hall, 8 pm, $15). Free, day-long community events at Nicholls Oval/Rotary Park with Acres & Acres, the Kindness Killers, Mike Essoudry’s Mashed Potato Mashers, Kate Le Deuce, Washboard Hank and others, 11 am to 11 pm. Workshops in Millennium Park Aug 28. Free. Rotary Park, downtown Peterborough area. 705-874-6796, ptbofolkfest.com. Aug 26 to 28

Summer Music Concert

Carol McCartney Jul 28. $20-$22. Academy Theatre, 2 Lindsay S (Lindsay). 705-324-9111, academytheatre.ca. Jul 28

Westben Barn Concerts

Music in an outdoor setting. Canada 101 – Plays And Music Exploring Canadian Roots Jul 28 to 31, Kelli Trotter & the Mushy Peas Jul 30, Out Of This World Series Aug 4 to 7. Eves 7 or 7:30 pm, day shows 2 pm (some exceptions). $5-$43. The Barn, 6698 Country Road 30 (Campbellford). 1 877-883-5777, westben.on.ca. Jul 28 to Aug 7

Belleville/Kingston/Brockville/Ottawa

B In The Park Concert

Celtic music by the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band and others. 6:15 to 8:45 pm. Free. Major’s Hill Park, 1 Rideau (Ottawa). sospb.com. Jul 28

Canadian Guitar Festival

Don Ross, Ewan Dobson, Guitar Republic, Gregory Hoskins, the Montreal Guitar Trio and others perform at this festival north of Kingston. $100 full event and camping pass, $57 weekend pass, $25 day pass. Loughborough Lake Holiday Park, 3060 Sydenham. 613-544-2267, canadianguitarfestival.com. Jul 29 to 31

Capital Hoedown 2011

Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Sara Evans, Rascal Flatts, Doc Walker, Billy Currington and many other country stars perform at this outdoor fest. Three-day pass $180-$282.50, day pass $84.75, 613-599-3267, capitaltickets.ca. Lebreton Flats, 99 Fleet St (Ottawa). 1-877-788-3267, capitalhoedown.net. Aug 11 to 13

Concerts In The Park

Dennis Harrington Jul 31, Dan Sullivan Aug 7, and Just Two Guys Aug 14. 2 to 4 pm. Free. Robert Simpson Park, 400 John N (Arnprior). erieshoresescape.com. Jul 31 to Aug 14

Lil Wayne

Rick Ross, Far East Movement, Keri Hilson and Lloyd provide support for the rapper at this all-ages show. $59.75-$99.75 (capitaltickets.ca). Scotiabank Place, 1000 Palladium (Ottawa). 613-599-0100. Aug 16

Limestone City Blues Festival

Downtown blues festival with Walter Trout, Trampled Under Foot, Jack De Keyzer, Monkey Junk and many others. K-Rock Centre, Springer Market Square Stage, Princess Street Stage (downtown Kingston), and other venues. $10 bracelet, some ticketed shows (see website). Downtown Kingston, kingstonblues.com. Aug 25 to 28

New Kids On The Block & Backstreet Boys

Matthew Morrison and Neverest open for the boy band double bill. 7:30 pm. $29.50-$89.50 (capitaltickets.ca). Scotiabank Place, 1000 Palladium (Ottawa). 613-599-0100. Aug 4

Ottawa Folk Festival

Basia Bulat, Hawksley Workman, City & Colour, Lynn Miles, Royal Wood, the Levon Helm Band, Steve Earle & the Dukes and others perform. Four-day passport $225, festival passport $125, Aug 25 $30, Aug 26 $38.50, Aug 27 & Aug 28 $39.50. Hog’s Back Park, at Riverside and Hog’s Back roads (Ottawa). ottawafolk.com. Aug 25 to 28

Ottawa Reggae Festival

Reggae festival in the park. Performers tba. Advance discounted tickets available. 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa. $tba. Lebreton Flats, 99 Fleet (Ottawa). 613-898-6731, ottawareggaefestival.com. Aug 20

RAAGE SK8FEST

Cultural Abomination, Slyde, Insurrection, the Superstitions, A Primitive Evolution, EWA, Patron Saint of Plagues and others perform. Fri 3 to 10 pm, Sat noon to 10 pm. $10, two-day pass $15. Glengarry Sport Palace, 160 MacDonald Blvd (Alexandria). sk8fest.ca. Aug 12 to 13

WEMF – World Electronic Music Festival

Rusko, Skrillex, Infected Mushroom, Calvin Harris, Pendulum, Andy C, Noisia, Christopher Lawrence, Friction, Donald Glaude, Zeds Dead, Flux Pavilion and many others at this outdoor festival. Buses from Toronto available. Directions on website. $225-$250 weekend pass, wanttickets.com. Madawaska, wemf.com. Aug 12 to 14

Who The Hell Is Billy? Hillbilly Festival

Joel Kaiser & the Devil’s Own, the Hobo Outlaws, Liquorbox, Ginger St James, Mississippi Grover, the Boot Rot Depression Boys and others play this all-day, all-night fair of hellraisin’. Noon to 2 am. $15. The Mansion, 506 Princess (Kingston). liquorbox@rocketmail.com. Aug 6

Wolfe Island Music Festival

Stars, Buck 65, Great Lake Swimmers, Plants & Animals, the Sadies, Joel Plaskett, Paul Aucoin, Shad and others. Fri $40, Sat $45, wkend $70, camping $13 per person (ticketscene.ca). Wolfe Island, (Kingston). wolfeislandmusicfestival.com. Aug 5 and 6

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