Songs of Winter: Live Music in Ontario’s Cottage Country

Keep warm this winter by tapping your toes at one of many fantastic concerts. From merry seasonal performances to big bands rocking the night away, plenty of fine musicians will grace the stages across the Explorers’ Edge region of Ontario in 2017-2018 for your listening pleasure. For a partial list of upcoming performances, check out the links below:

By Venue

Algonquin Theatre – Huntsville

Rock of Ages: November 29-December 3
Stevie Jewel: December 8
Muskoka Rock Choir – Born to be Wild: December 9
Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellas: March 10
The AC/DC Show Canada: March 17

Boston Pizza – Gravenhurst

Matt Reichenbacher: November 17
David Gallagher: November 24
Brett Caswell: December 1
Rob Watts: December 8
Matt Reichenbacher: December 15
David Gallagher: December 22
Brett Caswell: December 29

Charles W. Stockey Centre – Parry Sound

54-40: November 18
Classic Albums Live – Supertramp: November 29
Hidden Roots Collective: November 30
Orillia Silver Band: December 3
The Barra MacNeils Christmas: December 6
Serena Ryder: December 13
New Year’s Eve Dance Party w/ Sunny Slope Bootleggers: December 31
Classic Albums Live – Eagles Greatest Hits: February 8


The Country Gourmet Cafe and Gallery – Parry Sound

The Young Novelists: November 18
Ian Tamblyn: January 28

Deerhurst Resort – Huntsville

Sloan: December 9
The Jim Cuddy Band: December 16
Splash’N Boots: January 4

Gravenhurst Opera House – Gravenhurst

Voice of a Nation: November 19
A Skydiggers Christmas: December 16
NYE w/ Shakura S’Aida, Lance Anderson & Russ Boswell: December 31
The Tartan Terrors: January 20

Muskoka Place Gallery – Port Carling

Bourrée à Trois: November 25
Sue & Dwight: January 27
Julian Fauth & Ken Yoshioka: February 24
Zachary Lucky: March 31

The Oar & Paddle – Gravenhurst

Mitch Beube: November 14
Mike Phillips: November 15
Sean Cotton: November 21
Kenny Munshaw: November 22
Paul Noonan: November 28
Grady Kelneck: November 29
Matt Allen: December 5
Angie Nussey: December 6
Mitch Beube: December 12
Mike Phillips: December 13
Sean Cotton: December 19
Grady Kelneck: December 20
Kenny Munshaw: December 27

Peter’s Players – Gravenhurst

Ian Thomas Band: November 25
Anthony Gomes: December 17
NYE w/ The Blackburn Brothers: December 31
Martin Sexton Trio: January 6
Ray Bonneville duo w/ Richie Lawrence: March 24

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Rawley Resort – Port Severn

Shawn Mei: November 11

Rene M. Caisse Memorial Theatre – Bracebridge

Muskoka Rock Choir – Taking the Bridge: December 7

Sawdust City Brewery Saloon – Gravenhurst

Low Country Hill: November 18
Urban Rednecks: November 25
Nick Ferrio: December 2
Dave Allen: December 16

For more on music events and concerts in the region, visit Algonquin Park, the Almaguin Highlands, Loring-Restoule, Muskoka and Parry Sound. (And if we’ve missed any, let us know at

To plan your winter getaway, click here.

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