Out of town music

Environs/905/Burlington/Hamilton/Oakville BOOTS AND HEARTS MUSIC FESTIVAL Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert, Deierks Bentley, the Band Perry, Dean Brody, Emerson Drice,.


Environs/905/Burlington/Hamilton/Oakville

BOOTS AND HEARTS MUSIC FESTIVAL Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert, Deierks Bentley, the Band Perry, Dean Brody, Emerson Drice, Joe Diffie and others at this country fest. Camping available. Single-day tickets $115, three-day pass $269-$304. Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, 32233 Concession Rd 10 (Bowmanville). bootsandhearts.com. AUG 1 TO 4

BOWMANVILLE OUTDOOR CONCERTS Stone Sparrows Aug 1, Charles Street Band Aug 15, Swing Shift Big Band Aug 29, and others. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free. Rotary Park, 194 Queen (Bowmanville). bowmanville.com. AUG 1 TO 29

BRAMPTON DOWNTOWN THURSDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES Dave MacLachlan, Mike Butterworth, Jesse Alarcon, Peter Lortie, Downtown Freddy Brown, Moira Nelson and Chris Dube. 7 to 9 pm. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Free. Gage Park, Main St S at Wellington (Brampton). bramptondowntown.com. AUG 1 TO SEP 5

BRAMPTON FARMERS MARKET CONCERTS Glenn McFarlane, Chris Dube and Jesse Alarcon perform. 10 am. Free. Downtown Brampton, intersection of Queen/hwy 7 and Main St/hwy 10. brampton.ca. AUG 17

BURLESQUE-A-BILLY! Danny Deuce and the ’57 Trevy play for this night of rockabilly music, striptease, juggling and comedy. $10 (eventbrite.ca). Stonewalls Restaurant, 339 Yorke Blvd (Hamilton). deuceandsour.eventbrite.ca. AUG 30

CONCERTS AT THE LAKE Sugar Heat Aug 1, Chick n’ Beards Aug 29, and others. Thursdays 7 to 9 pm. Cancelled in the event of rain. Free. Millennium Square Park, Liverpool Rd at Wharf (Pickering). 905-420-4620, pickering.ca. AUG 1 TO 29

CONCERTS IN THE PARK Burlington Concert Band Aug 18, and many others. Sundays 7:30 to 9 pm. Free. Central Park, Seneca Ave north of New St (Burlington). 905-335-7600 ext 7947, burlington.ca. AUG 4 TO 18

CONCERTS IN THE PARK – GAZEBO Sunday concerts include Dixieland Plus Jul 7, Loose Change Jul 21, and Acoustically Yours Aug 4. 2 to 3:30 pm. Free. Spencer Smith Park Gazebo, Lakeshore Rd at Brant (Burlington). burlington.ca. JUL 7 TO AUG 4

COUNTRY MUSIC NIGHTS Home-grown talent. Concerts run to Aug 13, 6 to 8:30 pm, rain or shine. Free w/ admission. Royal Botanical Gardens Hendrie Park, 680 Plains W (Burlington). 905-527-1158, rbg.ca. AUG 1 TO 13

EAGLEWOOD FOLK FESTIVAL Suzy Wilde, Genticorum, Emma-Lee, Jack de Keyzer, Jaron Freeman Fox, Jerry Leger, Mo Kenney, David Newland and others perform. Camping available. $80 wkend pass, day pass Sat or Sun $45, evening $22 (ticketpro.ca). Eaglewood Resort, 9715 Morning Glory Rd (Pefferlaw). 1-888-817-3655, eaglewoodfolk.com. AUG 23 TO 25

FALLEN SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL All-ages fest with Watershed Hour, Esther Grey, Bloody Boy Blue and Tyson & His Game Boy Aug 8 (7 to 11 pm), PUP, So Young, the Corporate Life, Yacht Club and others Aug 9 (5 to 11 pm), the Namedroppers, Pins & Needles, Home Movies and others Aug 10 (7 to 11 pm), and Katie & the Lichen, Defne, Scrambled Meggz and others Aug 11 (noon to 10 pm). Outdoor acoustic performances Aug 10 at Brick By Brick Park (1 to 5 pm). Daytime events free, $7 after 7 pm, festival pass $15. Wasted Space, 74 Celina (Oshawa). 905-240-5504, fallenloverecords.com. AUG 8 TO 11

FLOWER CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERTS Outdoor shows from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Free. Rose Theatre Garden Square, 1 Theatre Lane (Brampton). 905-874-2800, rosetheatre.ca. AUG 1 TO 30

FLOWER CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL LUNCH CONCERTS Thursday lunch-hour concerts, noon to 2 pm. Free. Rose Theatre Garden Square, 1 Theatre Lane (Brampton). 905-874-2800, rosetheatre.ca. AUG 1 TO 29

FRIENDS OF CRYSTAL BEACH SUMMER CONCERTS Toronto All-Star Big Band Aug 11, and Finnegan’s Wake Aug 25. 7 pm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free. Crystal Beach, 3875 Terrace Lane, foot of Ridgeway Rd (Fort Erie). focb.net. AUG 11 TO 25

GREENBELT HARVEST PICNIC Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Daniel Lanois, Emmylou Harris, Whitehorse, Rocco Deluca, Trixie Whiteley and others at this outdoor festival. Gates open at 11 am. $149.50 (ticketmaster.ca). Christie Lake Conservation Area, 1002 Highway 5 West (Dundas). 1-855-872-5000, harvestpicnic.ca. AUG 31

INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC IN THE PARK Outdoor concerts include The Tonettes Aug 13, Estiban Lindsay Aug 20 and others. 7 pm. Bring a lawn chair. Free. Gage Park, Main St S at Wellington (Brampton). inspirationalmusic.org. JUL 13 TO AUG 27

JAMBANA YellowMan, Nadine Sutherland, the Dragonaires, Oliver Samuels, Steele, Nkrumah and Mountain Edge and others perform at this family-friendly fest. Noon to 9:30 pm. $10, adv $7, VIP $30 (ticketwindow.com). Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan (Markham). jambana.com. AUG 5

LUCAS ROGERSON Rock concert with Rogerson, Ed Le Blanc, Kent MacMillan and Joni NehRita. All ages. 8 pm. $25. Century Church Theatre, 72 Trafalgar (Hillsburgh). 519-855-4586, centurychurchtheatre.com. AUG 17

MARKHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL Opening concert at the Varley Art Gallery. Maceo Parker, Lionel Loueke, Dave Douglas, Lorraine Klassen, Brig and others perform music from jazz standards to Brazilian jazz to klezmer and more. Mainstage performances, street performances and music in bars and restaurants. Free, some ticketed events. Varley Art Gallery, and along Main Street (Unionville). markhamjazzfestival.com. AUG 15 TO 18

MARTHA’S TROUBLE Folk-rock band perform at this all ages show. 7 pm. $23-$28. Royal Botanical Gardens Hendrie Park, 680 Plains W (Burlington). 905-527-1158, rbg.ca. AUG 9

NEWMARKET JAZZ+ FESTIVAL Hometown artist Justine Hines, Juice, Jackie Richardson, George Olliver, Lorne Lofsky, George St Kitts and others. $5 per day, child under 12 free. Riverwalk Commons, Doug Duncan Dr (Newmarket). artsmusicfestivals.com. AUG 2 TO 4

RED HOT JAZZ AND COOL BLUES Live music in the gardens. 6 to 8:30 pm, rain or shine. Free w/ admission. Royal Botanical Gardens Hendrie Park, 680 Plains W (Burlington). 905-527-1158, rbg.ca. AUG 2 TO SEP 4

RICHMOND HILL PARK CONCERTS Concerts include Bayou Boys Aug 15, Night Fever Aug 29, and others. Thu concerts 7 to 9 pm Sun 1 to 2 pm (at Richmond Green Park Amphitheatre). See website for details. Free. Mill Pond Park, 314 Mill (Richmond Hill). 905-771-5508, richmondhill.ca/concerts. AUG 15 TO 29

SUMMER AFTERNOON CONCERTS Silverheels perform Aug 11 and AfterGlow Aug 25. 2 to 4 pm. In the event of rain, concerts take place in City Hall Council Chambers. Free. Esplanade Park Gazebo, 1 the Esplanade (Pickering). 905-420-4620, pickering.ca. AUG 11 TO 25


Barrie/Collingwood/Midland/Orillia

CASINO RAMA The Music Of Abba Aug 9 & 10, Toni Braxton Aug 16, Rock & Blues Fest Aug 17, Lonestar Aug 23, Italian Divas Aug 25, Dwight Yoakam Aug 30 and others. Check website for schedule. Tickets from $25. Casino Rama, 5899 Rama (Rama). 416-870-8000, casinorama.com. AUG 9 TO 30

COUNTRY MUSIC & RODEO WEEKEND Evermile play top 40 country. Sat from 1 to 4 pm. Rawhide Rodeo in nearby Clarksburg all weekend. Free. Blue Mountain Village, 108 Jozo Weider Blvd. bluemountainvillage.ca. AUG 24 TO 25

SUMMER MUSIC Concerts Sun or Thu, 5 to 8 pm. New artists Fri nights from Jun 28. Free. Blue Mountain Village, 108 Jozo Weider Blvd. bluemountainvillage.ca. AUG 1 TO 25

SUMMERAID illScarlett, Scratch from the Roots and many other bands and DJs. Gates open 3 pm. $tba (ticketscene). Sunshine Park, 604 River Rd W (Wasaga Beach). AUG 27

VILLAGE BEACH PARTY Calypso music, reggae artist Lazo and more at this long-weekend event. Free. Blue Mountain Village, 108 Jozo Weider Blvd. bluemountainvillage.ca. AUG 3 TO 5

WAKESTOCK Action sports festival of wakeboarding, skateboarding, film premieres and music fest for all ages with Silversun Pickups, Death from Above 1979, the Sheepdogs, Less than Jake, Dilated Peoples, Kardinall Offishall, Hollerado, Madchild, illScarlett, KO, Indian Handcrafts and others. After party with Raekwon (Great Northern Exhibition Fairgrounds). Festival pass $80, Fri $28, Sat $65, Sun $36, after party $25.75 (ticketmaster). Millennium Park, Heritage Dr and Huron (Collingwood). 1-800-265-5566, wakestock.com. AUG 9 TO 11


Cambridge/Elora/Fergus/Kitchener/London/Stratford

BOOT HILL COUNTRY JAMBOREE Aaron Pritchett, Joe Diffie, Rhonda Vincent, Charlie Major, Tim Hicks, 8 Second Ride, Rob Kirkham & Neon Rain, One More Girl, Adam Gregory and others. Camping available. Early bird wknd pass w/ camping $152.50, day pass $65, see details on website. 15722 Turin Line (Bothwell). boothilljamboree.com. AUG 1 TO 5

THE CHURCH SESSIONS Royal Wood Aug 12, Danny Michel Aug 19, Anna Atkinson and Sunparlour Players Aug 26. 8 pm. $25 (https://kiosk.eztix.co/kiosk/15210). The Church Restaurant, 70 Brunswick St (Stratford). 519-273-3424, churchrestaurant.com. AUG 12 TO 26

FRED EAGLESMITH CHARITY PICNIC Big Tobacco & the Pickers, Ginger St James Aug 16, the Schotts, Roger Marin, Harlan Pepper Aug 17, Sunparlour Players, Carolyn Mark and Tif Ginn Aug 18. Music fest benefits the Long Point Basin Land Trust. Camping available. Check website for details. Springwater Park, 8079 Springwater Rd (Aylmer). 519-583-3878, fredeaglesmith.com. AUG 16 TO 18

GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Dan Mangan, Willy Mason, Old Crow Medicine Show, the Vaccines, Bear’s Den, Hey Rosetta! and others. Limited camping available. wknd pass $109. Norfolk County Fairgrounds, 172 South (Simcoe). gentlemenoftheroad.com/simcoe. AUG 23 TO 25

GODERICH CELTIC ROOTS FESTIVAL The Once, the Kruger Brothers, Shane Cook & Jake Charron, James Keelaghan, Cara Luft, De Temps Antan and others at this festival of Celtic music, dance and art. Day pass $30-$35, stu/srs $25-$30 wknd pass $70, stu/srs $65. Lion’s Harbour Park, 168 West (Goderich). 519-524-8221, celticfestival.ca. AUG 9 TO 11

HAWKSLEY WORKSMAN The songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, actor and author performs. 8 pm. $35, adv $30, stu $25. Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas (London). 519-672-7950, aeolianhall.ca. AUG 8

MATCHBOX TWENTY & GOO GOO DOLLS Kate Earl opens for the bands. 7 pm. All ages. $29.50-$99.50 (livenation.com). Budweiser Gardens, 99 Dundas St (London). 519-669-5700, budweisergardens.com. AUG 25

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. Archie Fisher, Enoch Kent, Love Banhsee, the Schotts, Dave Weber & Ani Fentiman and others perform. Workshops and children’s stage and activities. Free. Mill Race Park and area, Park Hill Road and Water (Cambridge). 519-621-7135, millracefolksociety.com. AUG 2 TO 4

OWL CITY All-ages pop concert. 8 pm. $25 (livenation.com). Music Hall, 178 Dundas (London). 519-432-1107, londonmusichall.com. AUG 12

PIPING DOWN THE SUN The Celtic Blue Highlanders perform each Friday night, one hour before dusk. Bring a chair. Free. Rotary Wheelhouse, Rotary Cove Beach, (Goderich). goderich.ca. AUG 2 TO 23

PORT DOVER ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL Great Lake Swimmers, the Sadies, Tia McGraff, Duane Rutter, NorFolk and others play this outdoor festival. Gates open at 3 pm. $25 (ticketscene.ca). Silver Lake Park, St Patrick St (Port Dover). portdoverrootsmusicfestival.com. AUG 17

RIVERFEST ELORA Born Ruffians, Ashley MacIsaac, Rich Aucoin, Kevin Breit, the Upper York Mandolin Orchestra, Lowlands, Alanna Gurr, the Boo Radley Project and the Shawn Connerys all perform at the community and music fest. Bring a blanket or chair. Rain or shine, gates 2 pm. Adv $40, free under 12 years. Bissell Park, 127 East Mill St (Elora). riverfestelora.com. AUG 17

ROCKIN WHEEL FOR SPINAL CORD RESEARCH The Sheepdogs play this all-ages benefit. Doors open 2 pm. $30, adv $25 (ticketscene.ca). Lions Park, Lions Park Drive (Mt Brydges). AUG 17

STRATFORD SUMMER MUSIC Vienna Boys Choir, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Toronto Mass Choir, Jan Lisiecki and others play this festival. Check website for schedule. Free-$50. City Hall, St Andrew’s Church and other venues, (Stratford). 1-866-288-4313, stratfordsummermusic.ca. AUG 1 TO 25

STRATFORD SUMMER MUSIC ON THE BARGE My Sweet Patootie Aug 1-3, Sultans of String Aug 8-10, Club Django Aug 18, Genticorum Aug 22-24 and others perform concerts Thu & Fri at 12:30 pm, Sat at 12:30 & 3 pm. Free. Avon River, beside the Avon Boathouse (Stratford). 1-800-567-1600, stratfordsummermusic.ca. AUG 1 TO 25

SUMMERAID WEEKEND FESTIVAL USS, Omar Linx, Dvbbs, illScarlett and others. Doors open at 5 pm. Festival and camping pass $150 (ticketscene.ca). Grand Bend Motorplex, 70292 Bullock Line (Grand Bend). summeraid.com. AUG 23 TO 25

WEST COAST BLUESFEST Steve Strongman, Bill Durst Band, Douglas Watson R&B Revue and others play this fest. Friday night walkabout with live blues at several venues. Fri evg walking pass $10, wknd pass $25, Sat show $25 (ticketscene.ca). The Livery, 35 South St (Goderich). westcoastblues.ca. AUG 30 TO 31


Georgian Bay/Grey County/Lake Huron/Owen Sound

ELECTRIC ECLECTICS The Gories, Shelley Hirsch, No Joy, Mary Margaret O’Hara and many others at this fest including films, DJs, workshops and installations. Camping available. $40/day, wknd pass $75 (ticketbreak.com). Funny Farm, 202 Scotch Mountain Rd (Meaford). 519-378-9899, electric-eclectics.com. AUG 2 TO 4

HOLSTEIN BLUEGRASS CELEBRATION Blue Moon Rising, Hard Ryde, Bill White & White Pine, Georgian Blue, Rescue Junction and others play this outdoor festival. Wknd pass $70, adv $65, srs $65, age 13-17 $50, day tickets $20-$30. Love’s Sugarbush, 392098 Grey Rd 109 (Holstein). 416-460-6489, bluegrassinholstein.ca. AUG 9 TO 11

LEITH SUMMER FESTIVAL Sax in the Country Aug 10, and Bach To the Future Aug 24. 7:30 pm. $25, stu $15 series pass $110. Leith Church, 419134 Tom Thomson Lane (Leith). 519-371-2833, leithfestival.ca. AUG 10 TO 24

MEAFORD HALL Catherine MacLellan performs. 8 pm. $25-$50. Meaford Hall, 12 Nelson E (Meaford). 1-877-538-0463, meafordhall.ca. AUG 15

MUDTOWN FESTIVAL Stars, Hannah Georgas & Zeus, Young Galaxy, Daniel Romano & the Trilliums, catl, Del Bel and many others at multiple venues amidst art installations, a night market and artisans. Wknd pass $75, Fri/Sat only pass $50 (18 and under $10 off). Roxy Theatre, 251 9th St E (Owen Sound). 1-888-446-7699, mudtownfestival.com. AUG 9 TO 10

MUSIC IN THE FIELDS Country music festival with Big & Rich w/ Cowboy Troy, Blue Rodeo, the Heartbroken, James Cameron Band, Dean Brody, Dallas Smith and others. Gates open Fri at 6 pm, Sat at 1 pm. Wknd pass $100-$130, Fri $50, Sat $80 (ticketscene.ca). Lucknow Soccer Complex, 790 Havelock (Lucknow). AUG 23 TO 24

SUMMERFOLK MUSIC & CRAFTS FESTIVAL Kathleen Edwards, Alex Cuba, the Proclaimers, Strumbellas, Fred Penner, Laura Smith, JD Edwards Band, Ray Bonneville and others, plus workshops. $40-$65, stu $29-$54, child $8-$9 wknd pass $110, srs $97, stu $88, youth $71, child $14. Kelso Beach Park, Eddie Sargent Pkwy at 19th (Owen Sound). 519-371-2995, summerfolk.org. AUG 16 TO 18


Huntsville/Muskoka/Parry Sound

CHARLES W STOCKEY CENTRE CONCERTS Bobby Curtola Aug 15, High Valley Aug 16, Spoons Aug 24 and more (see website). $39.95-$150. Charles W Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, 2 Bay (Parry Sound). 1-877-746-4466, stockeycentre.com. AUG 15 TO 24

FESTIVAL OF THE SOUND Carnival Night Aug 9, Carmina Burana Aug 11, and other concerts. Stockey Centre and other Parry Sound venues. Various prices, some free events. Charles W Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, 2 Bay (Parry Sound). 1 866-364-0061, festivalofthesound.ca. AUG 1 TO 11

HUNTSVILLE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Northern Jazz Review Aug 9, Hawksley Workman Aug 10, Bruce Cockburn Aug 27 & 28 and other concerts. $25-$55. Algonquin Theatre, 37 Main E (Huntsville). 705-789-4975, huntsvillefestival.on.ca. AUG 9 TO 28

HUNTSVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL Preservation Hall Jazz Band Aug 1, Toronto All Star Big Band Aug 2, Peter Appleyard & the Sophisticated Ladies Aug 3. $35-$55. Algonquin Theatre, 37 Main E (Huntsville). 705-789-4975, huntsvillefestival.on.ca. AUG 1 TO 3

THE KEE TO BALA DJ Jazzy Jeff Aug 2, 54-40 Aug 4, The Trews and Poor Young Things Aug 10, Arkells Aug 17, David Wilcox Aug 24 and Classified Aug 30. Doors 9 pm. $27.50-$39.50 (ticketbreak.com). The Kee, Bala Falls Road (Bala). thekee.com. AUG 2 TO 24

MUSIC ON THE BARGE June Carter and Tammy Wynette tribute Aug 4, the Fabulous Knockouts Aug 11, the Good Brothers Aug 18. 7:30 pm. Bring a lawn chair. Concerts cancelled in the event of rain. Donations welcome. Gull Lake Rotary Park, Bethune Dr (Gravenhurst). musiconthebarge.webs.com. AUG 4 TO 18

MUSICAL CRUISES ON THE BAY Jazz Cruise Aug 5 as part of the Festival Of The Sound. $40. Island Queen Cruise, Town Dock (Parry Sound). 1-866-364-0061, festivalofthesound.ca. AUG 5

MUSKOKA BEER FESTIVAL The Bearded Men including Sean Cotton, Dan Walsh and Alfie Smith perform. 1 to 7 pm. $25. Annie Williams Park, 50 Santa’s Village Road (Bracebridge). muskokabeerfestival.ca. AUG 3

PETER’S PLAYERS Tommy Castro & the Painkillers Aug 3, Gordie Johnson Aug 9, Tom Lavin & the Legendary Powder Blues Aug 10, Sylvia Tyson Aug 13, Johnny Winter Aug 17 & 18 and other concerts. $55-$185. Peter’s Players, 830 Muskoka Rd S (Gravenhurst). 705-687-2117, petersplayers.com. AUG 3 TO 22


Niagara

AMPHITHEATRE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Quartetto Gelato Aug 4, Spirit of the West Aug 10, Bruce Cockburn Aug 30, Great Lake Swimmers & Elliott Brood Aug 31. $53-$83, dinner packages available. Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery, 2145 Regional Road 55 (Niagara-on-the-Lake). 1-866-589-4637 ext 2, greatestatesofniagara.com. AUG 4 TO 31

FALLSVIEW SUMMER CONCERTS Macy Gray Aug 1 & 2, Vince Gill Aug 8, Toto & Michael McDonald Aug 23 & 24 and others. Tickets from $20, see website for details. Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, 6380 Fallsview Blvd. fallsviewcasinoresort.com. AUG 1 TO 31

ILLUMINAQUA Live musical performances set on a floating stage surrounded by fire. Rock Fest w/ Delta Rae Aug 2 and Skydiggers Aug 3. Celtic Fest w/ Bowfire Aug 30 and David Myles Aug 31.Saturday afternoon concerts with local and regional artists free. $26-$42.50, festival passes $49.50-$61.65. Fri package $139, Sat package $125, seasons pass $200. Merritt Park Amphitheatre, 115 King (Welland). 905-735-1700, illuminaqua.com. AUG 2 TO 31

MUSIC NIAGARA Festival of classical to jazz, country to cabaret. The Sunparlour Players Aug 2, Michael Occhipinti & the Sicilian Project Aug 8 and other concerts. Festival six-pack $185. St Mark’s Church, and other venues (Niagara-on-the-Lake). 1-800-511-7429, musicniagara.org. AUG 2 TO 11

SIMCOE PARK BANDSHELL CONCERTS Music Niagara presents Often Running Aug 4, and the Niagara Falls Concert Band Aug 11. Shows at 2 pm. Free. Picton and King (Niagara-on-the-Lake). musicniagara.org. AUG 4 TO 11

SOUTHERN ONTARIO METAL FESTIVAL Cancer Bats, Dying Fetus, A Sight for Sewn Eyes, Fuck the Facts, Exalt, Sleep When You’re Dead, Three Crowns, Hell Bear, Grever, Varga, Eaten by Sharks and others at this all-ages metal fest. Wknd pass $40, day pass $25 (ticketfly). Club Absinthe, 38 King William (Hamilton). 905-529-0349, somf.ca. AUG 23 TO 25

SUMMER BAND CONCERTS Solstice Aug 11, Sandy Vine Trio Aug 18, Lambs Become Lions Aug 27 and others. Concerts every Sun and Tue. 7 to 9 pm. Bring a chair or blanket. Free. Montebello Park, 64 Ontario St (St Catharines). stcatharines.ca. AUG 11 TO 27

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES The Sheepdogs and 54-40 Aug 9, and Great Big Sea Aug 24. $20-$46.46. Safari Niagara, 2821 Stevensville Rd. 866-367-9669, safariniagara.com. AUG 9 TO 24

SUNSET MUSIC SERIES Lincoln Concert Band Aug 6, LMT Connection Aug 13, and The Athertones Aug 27. 7 to 8:30 pm. Free. Charles Daley Park Rotary Shell, 1969 North Service Rd (Jordan). sunsetmusicseries.ca. AUG 6 TO 27


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

CLASSIC COUNTRY MUSIC REUNION Naomi Bristow, Dale Ducharme, Debbie McLean, Paul Wasson and many other country performers. Sunday morning gospel show, open fiddle jam sessions, guitar clinics and more. Camping available. $20, wknd pass $50-$70, adv wknd pass w/ camping $60. Centennial Park, Couch Crescent S of Bay (Trenton). 705-878-3102, ccmr.ca. AUG 1 TO 4

COBOURG OUTDOOR CONCERTS The Concert Band of Cobourg plays Tuesday evenings in the bandshell. 8 pm. Free. Victoria Park, 138 Division (Cobourg). 1-888-262-6874, cobourgtourism.ca/concert-series.html. AUG 6 TO 27

MUSIC AT PORT MILFORD Chamber music festival includes performances by Ensemble Made in Canada Aug 2, and Port Milford Faculty artists Aug 9. $25, four Fridays concert series $80, stu $35. St Mary Magdalene Church, 339 Picton Main Street (Picton). mpmcamp.org. AUG 2 TO 9

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY JAZZ FESTIVAL Jazz gala with The Dixie Demons Aug 14, Oscar Peterson’s Night Train Aug 15, The Canadian Songbook with Phil Dwyer, Laila Biali, Guido Basso and others Aug 17, A Benny Goodman At Carnegie Hall re-creation and other events. $38 (theregenttheatre.org), some free shows. Regent Theatre, 224 Main (Picton). 1-877-411-4761, pecjazz.org. AUG 13 TO 18

SHELTER VALLEY FOLK FESTIVAL Catherine MacLellan, Dala, Corin Raymond & the Sundowners, Brad Yoder Duo, Matthew Barber, Suzie Vinnick, the Good Lovelies and others. $69-$81, stu/srs $50-$56. Henkel Farm, Hwy 2 and Vernonville (Grafton). 1-905-349-2788, sheltervalley.com. AUG 30 TO SEP 1

SUMMER BANDSHELL CONCERT SERIES Bruce Longman Trio Aug 8, Donegal Fiddlers Orchestra Aug 15, Debra Henderson & Fred Cory Aug 22, and Marty & the MoJos Aug 29. 7 pm. Bring a lawn chair. Free. Memorial Park, Queen Street (Port Hope). porthopetourism.ca. AUG 8 TO 29


Bancroft/Haliburton/Kawarthas/Peterborough

FOREST FESTIVAL Concerts include the Good Lovelies Aug 14, the Heavyweights Brass Band Aug 15, Lighthouse Aug 16, New Country Rehab Aug 17, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy Aug 17, David Woodhead’s Confabulation Aug 18, and Murray McLaughlan Aug 18. Concerts at 2 or 8 pm at Bone Lake Amphitheatre or the Logging Museum. $34-$51. Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve, north of Hwy 118 on County Road 7. 705-754-2198, theforestfestival.com. AUG 14 TO 18

FORT STEWART COUNTRY JAMBOREE Hunting Camp Band, Gravel Road, Shawn & Drew & Nathon Band, Rick Cullen, Hughey Band, Kiley Joe Masson and Johnny B BAD. Noon to 9 pm. $10, under 12 years free. Carlow Community Centre, 1702 Fort Stewart Rd (Fort Stewart). AUG 10

HAVELOCK COUNTRY JAMBOREE Reba, Trace Adkins, Travis Tritt, Wynonna & the Big Noise, Kix Brooks, the Charlie Daniels Band, Kathy Mattea, Gord Bamford, Dallas Smith and many others. Camping available. Wknd pass $235-$300, youth wknd pass $130-$180, day pass $115-$150, camping extra. Havelock, Hwy 48 at Mary St. havelockjamboree.com. AUG 15 TO 18

PETERBOROUGH FOLK FESTIVAL Music, workshops, food and craft vendors. Hosted by Sheesham & Lotus & Son and Jos Fortin, 24th Street Wailers and others. Free, Friday ticketed event. Nicholls Oval Park/Millennium Park, downtown Peterborough area. 705-874-6796, ptbofolkfest.com. AUG 23 TO 25

PETERBOROUGH MUSICFEST Royal Wood Aug 7, Jarvis Church Soul Station Aug 10, Spirit of the West Aug 14, Honeymoon Suite Aug 24 and many others. Concerts Wed & Sat at 8 pm to Aug 24. Free. Del Crary Park, Crescent St at Perry (Peterborough). 705-755-1111, ptbomusicfest.captbomusicfest.ca. AUG 7 TO 24

WESTBEN BARN CONCERTS Music in an outdoor setting. Room of Wonders with Jayme Stone Aug 2, Diana Panton & Guido Basso Aug 3 and Robert Michael Aug 4. $5-$60. The Barn, 6698 County Road 30 (Campbellford). 1-877-883-5777, westben.ca. AUG 2 TO 4

WOLFSTOCK AT THE CANADIAN WAKEBOARD FESTIVAL Three-day festival of music and sports. Hollerado, Poor Young Things, Courage My Love and Sumo Cyco Aug 23. Blackie Jackett Jr, Big Wreck, the Reason, Beginners Guide to Endings Aug 24. David Wilcox, the Kings, Jimmy Bowskill and Balls & Jane Aug 25. Check website for details. Weekend pass $45, Fri/Sat pass $35, Sat/Sun pass $40, Fri $20, Sat or Sun $25 (memorialcentre.ca). Beavermead Park, 2011 Ashburnham (Peterborough). 705-743-3561, wolfstock.ca. AUG 23 TO 25


Belleville/Kingston/Brockville/Ottawa

ARBORETUM ARTS FESTIVAL Owen Pallett, Jim Bryson, Holy Fuck, DIANA, Sarah Neufeld, Roberta Bondar, Doldrums, Cousins, Snowblink and many others at this arts fest. Wknd pass $40, Sat $30, Fri $20. Waller Park, 2 Daly Ave, behind Arts Court (Ottawa). arboretumfestival.com. AUG 16 TO 17

CALABOGIE BLUES & RIBFEST Johnny Winter, Paul Reddick and Firebelly Aug 16, Colin James, Soulstack, Steve Hill and others Aug 17, Suzy Vinnick, Peter Karp & Sue Foley, Joe Murphy and Carson Downey Aug 18. Fri $20, Sat/Sun $25-$30, wknd pass $95 incl camping. Calabogie Peaks Resort, 30 Barrett Chute. 1-800-669-4861, calabogieblues.com. AUG 16 TO 18

CANADIAN GUITAR FESTIVAL Don Ross, Don Crary, Tony McManus, Beppe Gambetta and others. Performances, workshops, campfire jams and more. Camping available. Loughborough Lake Holiday Park, 3060 Sydenham (South Frontenac). 613-544-2267, canadianguitarfestival.com. AUG 2 TO 4

CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF MODERN MUSIC The Kingston Symphony performs music from pop to opera, rock and cabaret with guest Patricia O’Callaghan, Monster Truck vocalist Jon Harvey, tenor Christopher Dallo and others. 8 pm. $29.50-$49.50. Fort Henry, 1 Fort Henry Dr (Kingston). 613-530-2550, forthenry.com. AUG 2

THE KEY FRAMES Toronto roots-rock band plays with Addington County Revue and the Dorian Mode. 9 pm. $5. The Mansion, 506 Princess (Kingston). 613-531-0003. AUG 8

LIMESTONE CITY BLUES FESTIVAL Ana Popovic, the Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer, Popa Chubby, Peter Karp & Sue Foley and others as this downtown blues festival. Confederation Park Stage, Springer Market Square Stage, Princess Street Stage and other venues. $10 festival pass. Downtown Kingston, downtownkingston.ca. AUG 22 TO 24

OWL CITY All-ages pop concert. 8 pm. $25. Algonquin College Commons Theatre, 1385 Woodroffe Ave (Ottawa). 1-855-985-5000, livenation.com. AUG 15

SELENA GOMEZ The pop star performs in support of her summer album. 7 pm. $30.50-$90.50 (livenation.com). Scotiabank Place, 1000 Palladium (Ottawa). 613-599-0100. AUG 22

SUPERSTARS AT THE PLAYHOUSE Pianist Jan Lisiecki Aug 5, cellist Colin Carr Aug 19. 7:30 pm. $45. Firehall Theatre, 185 South St (Gananoque). 613-382-7020. AUG 5 TO 19

WOLFE ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL Joel Plaskett Emergency, Born Ruffians, Bahamas, Hannah Georgas, the Wooden Sky, Buck 65, DIANA, Nick Ferrio & His Feelings, July Talk, Matthew Barber, Lee Vollebekk and others, a short ferry ride from Kingston or Cape Vincent. wknd pass $85, Fri $45, Sat $60 (ticketscene.ca). Wolfe Island, (Kingston). wolfeislandmusicfestival.com. AUG 9 TO 10

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