Live Music Lives Here
Every day, all summer!​


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 summer 2018:

Son Aché
Salsa at Blue: June 23, 2018

This collaboration of some of the top Cuban/Latin musicians in 
Toronto began in 1998 with a mutual goal to compose, interpret 
and perform classic son montuno, the root of contemporary salsa. 

Their appeal derives from a successful melding of diverse talent, 
infectious energy, years of combined musical education, 
knowledge and experience, and the obvious affection 
for the music they play, a driving and aggressive tumbao
giving the group its contemporary urban edge and 'sabor' (flavour).

Busty and the Bass
Peak to Shore Music Festival: July 7, 2018

With their seamless blend of soulful hip hop vocals, rap, signature brass and synths, Busty and the Bass ​is ushering in a new era of genre-defying sound.

After meeting in their first week of the McGill University jazz program, the Montreal-based nine-piece quickly shot up from from packed house party jams to scorching live performances in front of thousands of fans across the US, Canada, Europe and the UK. Busty’s natural chemistry and high-energy live show have made them an instant favorite with audiences around the world. 

Blackburn Brothers
Blues at Blue: July 14, 2018

Juno nominee for Blues Album of the Year, The Blackburn Borthers have been playing music together for years, and came together as a band naturally! Blackburn has an obvious thread of Soul in almost every track the band records. 

Craig Ashton and Friends
Opera Under the Stars: July 18, 2018

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. Join them for a free performance and romantic night under the stars.
David James
Country Crossroads: July 21, 2018

Two-time CCMA award nominee David James describes his sound as melodic pop-rock influenced country. Restless spirit and fearless determination, coupled with a ferocious belief in loyalty and a hint of a hopeless romantic, are all qualities that can be found haunting his lyrics. 
The Carole King Songbook
Tapestry: August 1, 2018

A beautiful re-creation of the sounds and vibe of Carole King following her legendary album, Tapestry. Carole King is without question the most successful and revered female singer-songwriter in pop music history. You'll be transported back to the iconic image of her multi-million selling album of 1971.
Alex Cuba
Mosaic World Music: August 4, 2018

Alex Cuba is a Latin Grammy/Juno winner, singer-songwriter who is not tied to tradition; Alex has a vast musical vision. His sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and powerful guitar riffs, relinquish a conventional stereotype that exemplifies much of the Latin music landscape. He has collaborated with artists such as Nelly Furtado, Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes and Ron Sexsmith.
The Last Waltz
August 15, 2018

A special tribute to The Last Waltz by Meaford’s finest musicians celebrating one of the most iconic concerts of all time. The show kicks off at 8pm, featuring music from The Band, Bob Dylan, Paul Butterfield, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Neil Diamond, and Eric Clapton.
Rice and Mango
Village Vibe: August 18, 2018

Rice and Mango is a Latin Music band based in Toronto. High energy performance of classic and modern Latin hits is the band’s signature, with a characteristic sound that originates from lively and dynamic vocal performances, hot Latin percussion rhythms mixed with funk and pop arrangements.

Midnight Shine
Indigenous Life Festival: August 25, 2018

Midnight Shine turns heads with a sound that seamlessly mixes roots, classic and modern rock. Their music is anchored by eloquent lyrics and heartfelt vocals that share a glimpse of what life is like in the far North. They have a winning combination of energy, experience, and passion, that has evolved into an impressive and compelling sonic identity, and distinct style. 

Colin James

Guitar Trail: September 8, 2018

From the prairies of Saskatchewan to the stages of the world, sharing his talent with some of the greatest and most influential musicians of all time, Colin James has quietly and steadily established himself as one of Canada's greatest musicians. 
For his 18th album, Blue Highways, Colin pays tribute to some of his long time blues idols including Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Freddie King, Jr. Wells & Buddy Guy, Peter Green, Robert Johnson and William Bell. 

Jane's Party
Centurion Cycling Festival: September 15, 2018

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 Lowest of The Low, The Sadies, Sam Roberts Band, The Arkells, Tom Odell, Blue Rodeo, Stars, LIGHTS, and Lord Huron. 

Summit Band
Sunday Evenings, 7-9 pm

“Summit”: 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!
Jason Redman
Monday Evenings, 6-8 pm

Jason Redman is a professional entertainer from Collingwood.  He has amassed a couple decades of experience performing at weddings, private and corporate events, bars and pubs, as well as festivals and theaters. If you’re looking for rock, blues, easy listening, pub-style acoustic sing-a-longs or country music; you don't want to miss Jason Redman. 
Aaron Garner
Tuesday Evenings, 6-9 pm

Aaron Garner’s musical career began 20 years ago leading him to perform with award-winning masters of their craft, blues legends, and Canadian rock music stars.
Drew Wright
Thursday Evenings, 6-8 pm
Craig Smith
Friday Evenings, 7-10 pm

A talented multi-instrumentalist, solo recording artist, and music producer, Craig Smith performs with a voice that clears an authentic path and cleverly walks the line between the roots of folk, rock, and the melody of pop.

Watch Craig perform with these special guests: 
July 6: Chuck Baker | July 13: Karla Crawford
July 20: Jayden Grahalman | August 3: Shannon Lyon
August 10: Rob Elder | August 17: Jay Stiles
August 24: Drew McIvor | August 31:  Chuck Baker