From award-winning festivals and events with amazing headliners every weekend, to local artists performing every night of the week, there's always great live music to get you dancing in the Village!
Take a look back at our summer 2019 lineup, stay tuned for more concerts!
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May 18, 2019
Formed in 2008, Toronto-based pop-rock quartet Jane's Party brings their irreverent, genre-bending sound to live audiences around the world; in buzzing clubs and famed concert halls in downtown Toronto, in stadiums across Canada, and in historic venues throughout Europe, opening for and playing alongside artists like The Arkells, Lowest of The Low, The Sadies, Sam Roberts Band, Tom Odell, Blue Rodeo, Stars, LIGHTS, and Lord Huron.
June 1, 2019
In the mid-1960’s, North America was swept by a wave of rock and pop from the UK that would have an enormous impact on music and pop-culture for generations to come. The British Invasion band, based out of Toronto, brings the sound, look, and energy of this watershed moment in music history to the stage wherever they perform. Watch as they perform music by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, The Yardbirds, Herman’s Hermits, The Animals, The Dave Clark Five, Moody Blues, Gerry and The Pacemakers, and more!
June 8, 2019
Pat Maloney is a Canadian songwriter, a storyteller, and a serious whistler. He’s a concerned citizen, with a busted acoustic guitar and a fake bass drum. He’s a too-tall, Ottawa ex-pat, singing songs as meaningful as he can muster, with a healthy, self-defaming sense of humor. Audiences are dazzled by Pat Maloney’s natural candor on stage. The ad-lib banter comes across like a comedy show, while his brand of quirky folk music doesn’t hesitate to explore the lesser-spoken meaning of things.
June 22, 2019
Waraibo is a high-energy Latin band with a unique sound created by a vast fusion of Latin dance-rhythms, with a sweet touch of their accordion’s musical arrangements and a melting female lead voice. Waraibo will make you dance your feet off with their catchy tunes and their rhythm variations that your ears will love!
June 29, 2019
Ian Raeburn is an emerging singer-songwriter hailing from the Collingwood, ON area! He has made a mark locally with his hit song 'Georgian Bay', which has been featured on local radio stations and on CBC radio. He released his self-titled EP in December 2016, and he continues to write music and gig around Southern Ontario. His music is a blend of Folk and Canadiana, drawing comparisons to the legendary Gordon Lightfoot.
June 30, 2019
Bernadette is a singer/songwriter, performer, and vocal coach from Keswick. Ont. She's been performing and sharing music for her entire life with her mom, dad, and three older brothers. Bernadette released her first album back in 2009 titled "Rocky Road". It's a compilation of songs she wrote from the age of 17-20. In 2011 she released her second album titled "Harder To Satisfy" comprised of songs she wrote between the ages of 20-22.
Bernadette continues to write, record, and perform new music, so be sure to stay tuned for new music releases in the future.
July 1, 2019
Martina Ortiz Luis is currently the full time anthem singer for the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs. It's the first time in Leafs history that this honour has been bestowed on someone, and Martina has been wowing crowds at the Air Canada Centre and fans across Canada and the US during games on TV. She has also been fortunate to receive great reviews in major media outlets including the Toronto Star, Leafs SB Nation, The Toronto Sun, NBC Sports, CTV, City TV, and CBC Television to name a few. At the same time Martina has been writing and is in the studio working with Multi-Platinum producer Rob Wells on new original songs.
The Carpet Frogs is Canada’s fan favourite Rock Cover Band. When they’re not playing with Randy Bachman or Burton Cummings, they’re rocking audiences all over at parties and festivals. Enjoy their concert at 8:30pm followed by fireworks over the Mountain!
July 5, 2019
2014 and 2015 Juno Nominee and U.K Songwriting Contest winner Alysha Brilla is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and producer. She is Tanzanian-Canadian of the Indian diaspora. She plays guitar, piano and djembe, creating a unique original soul-folk sound which has been featured on stages internationally. Alysha has received many awards and recognitions over the past ten years.
July 6, 2019
Rooted in the Reggae music of her native Jamaica, Ammoye effortlessly glides from Reggae and Dancehall to Gospel, Soul and R&B with breathtaking ease and presence.The opportunity to sing at major festivals and shows in 4 continents has afforded Ammoye the blessing of sharing the stage with artists such as: Ziggy Marley and Freddie McGregor, Chronixx, Romain Virgo and Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Chris Martin, Tarrus Riley and Barrington Levy and Exco Levi to just name a few. Her career thus far has garnered several top awards including 3 JUNO nominations (2013, 2014, 2017) and the 2015 Reggae Exclusive Recognition Awards.
Lazo Finn is a high-energy reggae artist with positive uplifting lyrics addressing socio-political, environmental and human rights issues. He began his music career at 15 years of age with a band called Black Blood, and soon after immigrating to Canada, Lazo formed his own band, Unity, to showcase his original compositions. Upon relocating to Toronto, he created The Lazo Band, and released the well-received recording, "Satisfaction Guaranteed." Lazo has also performed at Exodus, the amazing tribute show for Bob Marley.
July 7, 2019
Graham Playford is a singer/songwriter based in the Southern Georgian Bay region of Ontario, Canada. At any one of his shows, Playford’s love for sharing his music with an audience is evident. His debut release ‘Hammer to Steel’ reflects his earliest influences of acoustic folk music, while his more recent material incorporates the expressive nature of the blues and the explosive power of rock and roll!
July 13, 2019
Falcon Jane is the musical project of Sara May, a singer-songwriter from rural Ontario. Her songs exist somewhere between heaven and earth: honest and grounded, yet ethereal and transportive. Falcon Jane’s 2018 album "Feelin’ Freaky" earned enthusiastic support from press outlets like Gold Flake Paint, The Grey Estates, Impose, and more, and their dynamic, three-piece lineup perfectly captures the intensity of May’s writing.
From their first jams in Vancouver, B.C., drummer Tayo Branston and guitarist Gabe Boothroyd gathered a community of musicians who shared their love for James Brown, Tower Of Power and other groove-driven players. Now called Five Alarm Funk - with Eli Bennett on sax, Oliver Gibson on guitar, Tom Towers on congas, Carl Julig on timbales, Kent Wallace on trumpet, Jay Smith on bass, and Jens Christiansen on sax added to the lineup - the band bristles with fiery rhythms, punchy horns and gang-chant vocals that have ignited fans across Canada, down into the U.S., and as far away as Taiwan.
July 14, 2019
Being around Jayden when he has a guitar in his hand and a song on his lips is like being around a good thing. There’s nothing to figure out, it’s just musical joy. Combining effervescent, capable song writing with truly staggering guitar chops, he delivers performances that not only say “man can this guy play” but more over “isn’t this music wonderful!” Jayden can often be heard singing at local establishments in the area where the seats are packed and the music is a buzz. His smile will light up the room while his music fills your heart!
Emma has been singing since she was four years old, and has played at many different venues across the province and was recently one of the youngest musicians to perform at Boots and Hearts, the second largest Country Music Festival in North America. Joining her on stage at B&H was Rob Elder, John Hume, Mike Weir and Jaret Koop all well known, talented musicians. Since then the band has been performing in venues in the area playing a wide variety of music but with Emma’s love for country there are a lot of toe tapping well known songs in their set list. In 2018 she released 4 more songs; "Desperate", "High on the Mountain", "Stone Fiddle" and "I Have a Dream". She worked with songwriter Eric Emerson and recorded them at Pinnacle Studios in Belleville.
July 17, 2019
Celebrated local operatic tenor, Craig Ashton, brings together his friends from The Canadian Opera Company for an evening of the world’s most loved music from the stages of Opera and Broadway. Pull up a chair and enjoy this free performance and romantic night under the stars!
July 18, 2019
Miranda Journey is an Indie freak Folk singer/songwriter based out of Collingwood, Ontario. Growing up in a musical family, Miranda had been inspired to pursue the arts her entire life. She began singing, songwriting and performing at the age of eight, and was self-taught with her ukulele playing. This past January she released her first Acoustic EP, and is currently in the works of making a full-length album. With major influences like Florence Welch, Angel Olsen, Frankie Cosmos, and Liza Anne, Miranda’s signature vocals and heartfelt, lyrically-driven songs leave the audience captivated and wanting more.
July 19, 2019
Jake Good (you may know him as Mike Charette) is a self-taught singer-songwriter from Azilda, Ontario. Through the years, Jake has captivated audiences from amphitheaters to cafes with his raw vocal power and range. In 2015, 2017, and 2019 he was nominated for outstanding vocal performance at the Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards and in 2016 he took home first place at the Live & Original Music Series in Collingwood. He has shared the stage with Juno award winner Serena Ryder and French Canadian album of the year and male artist of the year Stef Paquette. In 2017, he was selected for the Northern Arts grant by the Ontario Arts Council to record his first full length album, This Is Me with Juno nominated producer/engineer Ben Leggett.
What the quartet — Noel Johnson (rhythm guitars/vocals), brothers Nathan (lead guitar/vocals) and Trevor Crook (drums/vocals) and Jared Craig (bass/vocals) — share is a love of pure, honest music stemming from their small-town backgrounds. Drawing inspiration from groups like The Eagles, Avett Brothers and The Band, each member of Johnson Crook contributes equally, injecting their unique personalities into the overall sound built on four voices.
July 20, 2019
David Stone is a singer/songwriter and musician, born and raised on the shores of Georgian Bay. His music finds a balance between Folk, Pop, and Rock with equal attention paid to words and music. Honest and compelling storytelling is combined with equally thoughtful guitar work for a refreshing take on the Folk singer style. With nine solo releases since 2011, and countless performances, Stone has taken every experience as an opportunity to grow as an artist, and a person. All of this is present and apparent in his music, both on stage on and on record.
Madison Galloway is an emerging voice in Canadian Roots music. She takes the stage with her band and signature blend of earthy Rock and Blues, consistently turning heads with a high-energy and engaging performance! They switch it up between acoustic/slide/electric guitars, harmonica, keys, ukulele, and more to deliver catchy, Folk-inspired tunes in an incredible live show! At times gritty and groovy and at others sweet and sunny, the fun never stops!
From the deepest roots of Canada and its very earliest musical traditions come Nova Scotian sisters Cassie and Maggie, putting their own 21st Century stamp on the Celtic soundtrack of this nation. Exciting and innovative, their talent is surpassed only by the sheer joy they exude in performance. Alternating between Gaelic and English, traditional and contemporary, haunting and electrifying, the duo is nothing short of mesmerizing. They’re turning heads wherever they go – 2018 JUNO award nominees, Galaxie Radio Rising Star award winners, 17 Canadian Folk Music, East Coast Music and Music Nova Scotia awards and nominations, Female Singers of the Year by Live Ireland Radio, and Album of the Year by NPR’s Celtic Connection – the list goes on.
With a 20-plus year musical legacy, a band lineup playing at the top of its game, Skydiggers are making music and drawing on the strength of friendships and an enduring musical partnership from the early days. This summer sees the band joined by longtime friend Paul Langlois of The Tragically Hip in a collaboration celebrating a shared history forged in the triumphs and disappointments of life on the road and in clubs, concert halls and truck stops across this majestic land. The evening will feature a mix of songs from Paul’s solo recordings, Skydigger favourites, choice covers and maybe even a song or two from Paul’s hometown band.
July 21, 2019
With stories and songs that kindle late-night Canadian campfires, John Muirhead’s heartfelt Indie-Folk sound will move you in more ways than one. From fingerpicked Folk confessionals to upbeat Roots-Rock jams, John’s eclectic song collection reflects the highs and lows of love, ambition, and being a young travelling musician. While he’s based in London and Halton Hills, Ontario, John is a troubadour by nature and has played in living rooms, theatres, moving trains, and Folk festival stages across Canada.
Justin Maki is a Folk/Pop Artist based out of London, Ontario. Justin aims to create music that is beautiful, groovy, and thoughtful, and with it, enrich the lives of those who listen. He wields a rich voice and uses lush arrangements to transmit his messages of love, loss, adversity, mental health, global crises, future musings, and personal aspirations. Since officially committing to his solo career in 2012, he has played over 500 shows, released two albums (The Acoustic Diaries: Fight and Long Time Coming), and has gone on two cross Canada tours.
Toronto-based Chris Antonik was nominated for Best New Artist in 2011 at Canada’s Maple Blues Awards after the release of his debut album, and has since become one of Canada’s fastest-rising Blues artists. Blending innovative, thoughtful songwriting with stunning Blues guitar work, some music critics have drawn comparisons to Eric Clapton. In its 2010 year-end review, Chris was named the “future of the blues” by Canada’s Blues Underground Network. In 2013, Chris’ sophomore album Better for You was hailed by critics as “a masterpiece,” “the best Canadian blues-rock album of 2013,” and “the sound of someone taking the blues to a new place.”
July 27, 2019
Recently, the Broadway musical "Jersey Boys" became an international hit and brought attention to the hits of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and the 1960s. The Jersey Seasons not only appear to look like the original group from the 60s but also their vocal sound of a young Frankie Valli is reminiscent of their 1962 appearance on the Ed Sullivan show. The look, music, and harmonies of the original Four Seasons are all intact and this group will perform the hits that audiences love, and they are all done with ease and the nostalgic flair of those years gone by.
Thursday, August 1
Multi-award winning performers Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley, take audiences on a musical journey through the world of the blues with all of its interesting history, songs and stories paying attention to the intriguing and unusual personalities, as well as taking a look at some of the musical instruments and sounds that are an important part of the music. They will also connect the roots of blues to many other musical styles in this performance.
August 3, 2019
From being named Canada’s "Guitarist of the Year," to winning eight "Best Album" awards, to seven top-ten US Billboard charting albums, and winning the "People’s Choice" award in the UK, Johannes Linstead has become recognized internationally as one of the best selling guitarists in the Instrumental, Jazz and World Music genres. His group consists of congas, bongos, accordion, bass and Spanish guitars, with each band member lending his own unique charisma, creating a rare on-stage chemistry that moves audiences to their feet, clapping along with the music and occasionally shouting out "ole!"
August 4, 2019
Since 2012, Chad Price has been carefully honing his craft on stages throughout Canada earning a reputation as an 'artist to watch'. He's a 2015 Jack Richardson Music Award nominee for Best Songwriter, co-host of the 2018 Jack Richardson London Music Awards, and a featured artist on the inaugural season of CTV/Bell Media's hit show "The Launch". He's had songs featured on national TV programs like Much and MTV Canada's "Degrassi", as well as TSN's March Madness Men's College Basketball coverage. Price has shared the stage with music industry heavy-hitters Lights, Walk Off The Earth, Tyler Shaw, Justin Nozuka, and Jocelyn Alice.
Possessed of a powerful, slightly gritty singing voice and an ear for catchy melodies, Amanda won a 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award for Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year and was nominated for a Juno. Rheaume has delivered her soulful blend of Americana/Root/Pop tracks to audiences around the world, including Canada (coast to coast), the USA, Europe, The United Kingdon, Faroe Islands, Central America and more. She has opened for artists such as Emmylou Harris, K'Naan, Lucinda Williams, and Ani Difranco.
August 10, 2019
Skye Wallace is what happens when a classically trained singer with east coast roots discovers punk rock in their youth and writes folk music that makes you feel excited.
Hailed as a “national treasure” (Sad Mag), Skye embodies Canadiana. With a voice that effortlessly floats between sultry purrs to powerful yelps, and a band that will take you from somber lows to kitchen party highs, Skye’s live show is a force to be reckoned with. She’s been named one of Canada’s best female artists by Chart Attack, “Fire” by Noisey, and with a new album currently underway she’ll be hitting stages across Canada and Europe in 2018, exciting audiences one show at a time.
The voice drifting into the lobby from the soundcheck sounds so timeless it might be emerging from some ancient well of souls at the end of the world, but it’s also fresh and vulnerable. Not a revivalist, but a musical revisionist, Julian Taylor masterfully re-combines and updates the vintage sounds that inspired him, to create bold, innovative songs. Taylor, of both West Indian and Native Canadian decent, is a charismatic frontman, prolific songwriter, and endearing individual – the kind who immediately connects and makes you feel at ease.
August 11, 2019
Toronto based indie-musician Pat Robitaille has a few notches under his belt when it comes to experience, and the result is a vast and varying musical style. As a teen he spent time in LA recording his debut album. From there wound up in Nashville for a stint with the Muzik Mafia, an outlaw outfit of performers, songwriters and creative types. Eventually he found his was back to Canada and started the rock & soul trio The Walkervilles, which saw him in NYC & Austin, TX to record and onstage at his favourite venue, Massey Hall. He’s toured in support of The Hip, Beach Boys, Tedeschi Trucks Band and dozens more around North America. Pat is a songwriter at heart, but his spin on cover songs is so unique you would think they were his own, from Soundgarden to Pink Floyd, Mariah Carey to Daniel Caesar.
August 14, 2019
Get your hippie on and join in as Meaford’s finest musicians relive the moments that made Woodstock the most iconic music festival of our time. Spend the night revisiting music performed by artists like Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, CCR, The Who, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and many more!
August 17, 2019
There is a power and pureness to Claire's voice that can silence a room. She brings a fresh, graceful feel to contemporary folk, and is sure to move audiences with skillfully crafted songs and arrangements, but also charm them with her “wicked sense of humour” (Rik Emmett, Triumph).
TALLIES navigate an unfamiliar world on their confident self-titled debut album, which blends elements of shoegaze, dream pop, and surf rock into a fresh sound that’s all their own. The band was founded by singer and rhythm guitarist Sarah Cogan and lead guitarist Dylan Frankland, a couple who met in a sound engineering class while attending Algonquin College. Tallies’ sound was fully realized with the addition of Frankland’s friend from childhood rock camp, drummer Cian O’Neill, and bassist Stephen Pitman. In a year since relocating to Toronto, the quartet have played shows with bands like Mudhoney, Hatchie, Sloan, and fellow Toronto band Weaves.
Wild Rivers immerse their folk-pop originals into the warm musical styles of the artists that influenced them. With over 16 million streams on Spotify, the four-piece band effortlessly blends exquisite harmonies, beautiful songwriting, and a captivating stage presence, while their vibe fits equally well in listening rooms and symphony halls.
August 18, 2019
Pj & Oli are a Simcoe County-based acoustic wedding duet who specialize in performing live music for weddings and other special events. Paul Everett (guitar) and Olivia Everett (vocals) formed Pj & Oli in February 2013. Their style is funky and rhythmic, but soft, providing high energy performances of music that range from Soul and Motown to Jazz and smooth ballads. Using well-rounded acoustic arrangements and soulful vocals, Pj & Oli are in the business of the creative re-organization of the songs you already know and love! Stevie Wonder, Prince, Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, Jamiroquai, Tina Turner, Etta James, Eva Cassidy, Frank Sinatra and plenty more.
Greg Smith is a Roots-Americana songwriter from Walters Falls, Ontario, Canada. Greg writes character driven story based songs matched with dynamic vocals and inventive guitar parts. Greg found his true start in music when he moved to Budapest, Hungary in 2015. There he began playing and recording with Lone Waltz Records and found the audiences and opportunities that he had been searching for. Now again living near Walters Falls, Ontario Greg continues performing while reconnecting with his roots through organic farming. Greg has toured in both Canada and the EU and was selected in 2017's Folk Music Ontario Developing Artist Program.
Led by accomplished frontman Fraser Melvin (Guitar & Vocals), this remarkable 4-piece band performs a mixture of Blues, Roots, and R&B. This tight group quickly earned its popularity with crowds across Ontario and Quebec with their energetic live performances and musicianship displayed through a diversified repertoire of tunes. With a lead singer that sounds 30 years his senior, a honkin’ sax man, and a rhythm section that grooves, the exciting and entertaining Fraser Melvin Band will get you out of your seat, shaking a hip, and singing along.
August 24, 2019
One of the buzziest new bands around, Moscow Apartment is an indie folk rock duo with a number of national awards to their name and appearances at high profile festivals. Bringing electric crunch to tight folk harmonies, Brighid (15 years old) and Pascale (16 years old) toured across Canada opening for The Good Lovelies!
Toronto-based alt-rock outfit Birds of Bellwoods have wasted little time making an indelible mark on Canada’s musical landscape, having amassed an impressive pile of achievements and accolades in a few short years on the back of their boisterous blend of anthemic alternative, folk, and pop music. Much of the attention to come their way thus far has stemmed from the band’s energetic and engaging live performances. They’ve crossed Canada and dipped into the U.S. for all kinds of dates, including a slew of major Canadian music festivals, support slots with the likes of Arkells and Wintersleep, and some high-profile headlining sets of their own.
August 25, 2019
Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as a new artist you need to know, Halifax born Makayla Lynn is a fresh new face in Nashville working hard to make a name for herself on both sides of the border. Winner of the East Coast Music Award for Country Album of the Year and Fan's Choice Video of the Year, after spending a little time at #1 on CMT’s 12 pack countdown, Makayla’s sound is often described as neither traditional nor mainstream, but instead a sweet spot right in the middle.
The Redhill Valleys are a four piece Country and Roots Rock band from Hamilton, Ontario. In 2017, they were named runners-up at the Boots and Hearts Emerging Artists Showcase and have since gained a lot of traction and fans in the Canadian Country music scene. Their influences come from iconic artists such as Neil Young, Lucinda Williams, Tom Petty and The Band, while forging a musical path all their own. Their unapologetic stage presence and grit-infused harmonies are putting The Redhill Valleys on the Canadian Country Music map as a band you don't want to miss.
August 28, 2019
Enjoy some of the most famous Latin inspired songs with the irresistible, multi-instrumentalist and classically trained tenor: Romulo Delgado and his band. A mesmerizing and delightful free evening of music under the stars!
August 31, 2019
The multi horn, multi drummer, multi singer brass beast My Son the Hurricane returns with a new album “Ride the Bullet” on April 21st. The full length release “Finally matches the intensity of the full throttle live show” says band leader Danno O’Shea. The band has had a staggering number of North American tour dates in the last two years and used that time to hone a set of diverse and energetic songs. The group employed even more musicians to its already giant roster that fluctuates between 10-13 people and features a touring lineup of trumpets, trombone, Bari and tenor sax, percussion and rhythm section.
September 1, 2019
Sean Pinchin's 2016 breakthrough album Monkey Brain nabbed him a 2017 Juno Nomination for Blues Album of the Year and cemented his reputation as a guitar player’s guitar player. The album took his singing to a new level and turned heads his with his best songs yet. Sean has done countless gigs and tours, topping 250 gigs/year in both 2017 and 2018 and will continue to expand his intense regional and national touring schedule in 2019-20 to bring you his newest album, Bad Things.
Some of Canada’s finest musicians performing the best in Blues, Soul and Rock & Roll. This handpicked group of artists have come together to create a performance showcasing music that will have everyone out of their seats, singing and dancing to the rhythm. Featuring Juno Award winner Tyler Yarema, with Gracie, Chris Scerri, Virgil Scott, and the “Summit“ band. Summer has never sounded better!
September 2, 2019
Avery Florence is a soft-soul artist whose talent as a songwriter is well matched to her angelic yet gritty voice and her undeniable personality - soulful & inspiring. Driven by the raw connection with her audience, Avery is an instinctive leader, creating intimacy through her music & performance. Beneath a gentle good-humoured exterior lies a melancholy darkness that emerges softly from her lyrics & tone. Her debut album entitled January, produced a sold out & engaged first tour through Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal & New York. Her first two singles & music videos are receiving attention from CBC, CTV & several blogs.
September 7, 2019
Proud purveyors of guitar-driven modern-day retro rock, the triple Juno Award-winning Saskatoon-based quintet has expanded its sound on Changing Colours to encompass more styles and hues to enhance the Sheepdogs’ trademark beef-and-boogie twin-axe riffs, hooks, shuffles and long-haired aesthetic. "We identify strongly with rock ‘n roll, but there’s definitely some branching out," says Ewan Currie, The Sheepdogs’ singer, guitarist, songwriter and occasional - and yes, you’re reading this correctly - clarinetist. "It’s still rock ‘n roll but there are more colours."
September 14, 2019
A mix of high school and summer camp counselor tenures brought the core of this southern Ontario five-piece together – Paul Brogee (vocals, guitar, violin), Jay Foster (vocals, piano), Mike Brogee (bass, vocals), and AJ Fisico (drums, vocals) with Ryan Pritchard (guitar) solidifying the line up in early 2017. Each of the five members come from diverse musical backgrounds, ranging from Jazz to Rock to Classical, but all share a common love for songwriting and performing.
October 12, 2019
Delta Creek is Patrick Lehman (Juno nominated artist), Ken Presse (Juno nominated international touring band The Franklin Electric, Damn Truth), Mario Telaro (Celine Dion, Bobby Bazini), and Britty (contestant on NBC’s The Voice). A congregation of 4 career musicians who together have accomplished a sound rich with pop sensibilities while staying true to the everyman ethic of country. The band's blend of traditional country music and Southern rock combined with elements of gospel and pop music gives it a crossover appeal. Coming from musically divergent backgrounds, Delta Creek’s drive to create country music comes from a desire to play relatable pop music with exciting instrumentation and inspiring musicianship.
October 13, 2019
An alt-country prairie troubadour, Maddie Storvold is an emerging storyteller from Edmonton. She was recently featured on and won CTV’s The Launch, giving her the opportunity to record and release a single written and produced by Bryan Adams, in conjunction with Big Machine Label Group. The single “Don’t Say You Love Me” went to #1 on the iTunes Canadian country charts in less than three hours, and peaked at #3 across all genres. Tough and sweet, funny and fresh-faced, this storyteller is quickly gaining attention across Canada as a voice to be reckoned with.
Monday Nights at 6pm
Born into a musical family, Drew was influenced at an early age to embrace and pursue the art form. In 2008 Drew auditioned and took part in the reality TV program Canadian Idol. He finished third in the competition and spent the remainder of the year touring the country with the first and second place finishers. After the tour, Drew decided against pursuing a solo career, but rather sought out the camaraderie of writing and playing with other like-minded musicians. Currently, Drew can be seen playing solo and duo acoustic gigs at local venues in his home town, and captivating audiences in neighboring cities in his three-piece rock cover band, Vaudevillain.
Tuesday Nights at 6pm
Consummate live performer Aaron Garner had his musical career begin nearly 20 years ago, and his travels have led him all over Canada to perform with award-winning masters of their craft, blues legends, and Canadian rock music stars.
Wednesday Nights at 6pm
Spend a moment in his presence and you'll know music is a passion that runs deep. Originally from Orillia, Ontario, singer-songwriter Shane Cloutier first picked up a guitar at the age of 12 and never looked back. Shane is a virtuoso guitarist delivering his thought-provoking lyrics through a strong emotional voice. With the release of his first album "In Light" and his latest album "Red Wagon" the music industry has taken notice. His song-writing skills, strong vocals, and work as a guitarist would bring musical success on their own, but combined they are so much more.
(* excluding July 17, August 14, August 21 & August 28)
Thursday Nights at 6pm
For Rebecca Rain, part of growing up in the small town life was an early exposure to country music. Drawing influences from childhood favourites like Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline, Rebecca has crafted a sound that is equally modern and traditional. Rain has been performing around the GTA for fifteen years now. Throughout her career she's shared the stage with artists such as The Strumbellas, James Barker Band, Tim Hicks, Meghan Patrick, and Chris Buck and made the top 4 across Canada in CMT's From the Tailgate Music Competition in 2015.
Friday Nights at 7pm
These three local musicians appeared together on stage at Blue Mountain a few summers ago, and they quickly realized that there was a chemistry between them like no other. Lead vocalist Marcia Alderson sings and performs from the depths of her Jamaican roots, Craig Smith is one of the areas finest multi-instrumentalists and solo recording artists, and Bam528 hails from Detroit and is a Juno award nominee. As a child, Bam528 cut his percussion chops at Motown records, playing for the likes of Stevie, Diana and The Funk Brothers. Combine this trio and man, you’ve got something there.