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!
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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!
July 1, 2019
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 6, 2019
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 13, 2019
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 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.
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.
July 19, 2019
Mike Charette is a self-taught singer-songwriter from Azilda, Ontario. Through the years, Mike 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.
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 10, 2019
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 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
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 24, 2019
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 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 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."
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.