Spring Tunes: Live Music in Ontario’s Cottage Country March to June

Give a warm round of applause for spring returning to Ontario’s cottage country and for the great line-up of musical artists appearing across the region this season.

Whether you’re looking for big sound in a waterfront performance hall, smooth jazz at an eclectic outdoor venue, or some local flavour from a few of our own in an intimate pub, this spring you’ll find an array exceptional artists performing live. Here is just a partial list of gigs:

Algonquin Theatre – Huntsville

Take it Easy – The Story of the Eagles: April 21
Life in a Northern Town: April 22
Sean McCann: May 20
Jimmy’s Old Time Radio Show: May 25
The Song Project: May 26
ABBA Magic: June 17

Brunswick Sports Grill & Pub – Parry Sound

Enjoy a variety of live music performances every weekend at 9pm.

Band on the Run – Huntsville

Hey Rosetta!: June 10

Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts – Parry Sound

Tartan Terrors: March 18
Alan Doyle and the Beautiful Gypsies: March 30
Jayme Stone’s Folklife: April 26
An Intimate Evening with Sean McCann of Great Big Sea: April 29
Parry Sound Singers – Dear Canada: May 5 & 6
Classic Albums Live – U2 Joshua Tree: May 9
John McDermott – Raised: May 10
An Evening with Terry O’Reilly: May 11
Blue Rodeo: June 9
Double Trouble with Pete Paquette and Dean Z: June 23

Stockey Centre

Deerhurst Resort – Huntsville

Untapped with Muskoka Blues Collection: March 25
Kenny Munshaw at Compass Grill & Bar: March 12-16
Mike Degazio at Compass Grill & Bar: March 3, 10 & 17
Will Main Trio at Compass Grill & Bar: March 4 & 11
Tobin Spring at Compass Grill & Bar: March 24, April 1, 7, 15 & 21
Karla Crawford Duo at Compass Grill & Bar: March 31, April 8, 14, May 5 & 26
Alexis Taylor with Mike Degazio at Compass Grill & Bar: April 28 & 29, May 12, 13, 19, 20 & 27

Etwell Concert Series – Huntsville

Swingin’ Blackjacks: April 8

Gravenhurst Opera House – Gravenhurst

Songs & Stories: March 21
Michael Gabriel with Strings Attached
March 31
Guy Few with Nadina Mackie Jackson April 8
Grant Tingey & Hired Gun: April 21
Songs & Stories: April 25
Sing Along Tim & the Pacifiers: April 29
Canadian Men’s Chorus May 6
Ed Sullivan – A Really Big Show!: May 13
2017 Summer Season Gala: May 26
Whiskey Jack – the Stories & Songs of Stompin’ Tom: June 9
Arrogant Worms: June 30

The Griffin Gastropub – Bracebridge

Sean Cotton: April 6, June 8
Mike Phillips: April 7, May 19, June 2, June 30
Angie Nussey: April 8, May 13, June 16
Spencer Nicholson: April 14, May 5, May 20, June 3, June 17
Steeling Time: April 15, May 12, June 23
Kent Vodden: April 16, May 27
Cody Thompson: April 21, May 6, June 10
Benjamin Dakota Rogers: April 22
Paul Noonan: May 26
Matt Allen: June 9
Seamus Saunders: June 24

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The Kee to Bala – Bala

The Trews: May 20

Michael’s on Main – Sundridge

The Brights March 30
Jon Brooks April 27
Morgan Davis May 31

Muskoka Place Gallery – Port Carling

Gathering Sparks: March 25
Po Cholly & Beverlie Robertson: April 29

Peter’s Players – Gravenhurst

Jack Broadbent March 22
Against the Wind – A Tribute to Bob Seger: April 1
Royal Wood April 28
Paul Delauriers Band: April 29
Paul Nelson Band: May 6
LuLu: May 26
Shower The People – The Music of James Taylor: May 27
Mudmen: June 2
Spring Lunch Cruise: June 4
Joey Landreth Trio: June 8
David Rotundo Band: June 10
David Francey: June 17

Rene M. Caisse Memorial Theatre – Bracebridge

Orillia Silver Band: April 28

Sawdust City Brewing Co’s Saloon – Gravenhurst

The Do Good Badlies: March 11
David Stone: March 18
Terry Savage & The Wonky Honkees: March 25
Wendy Whelan: April 1
Papa John: April 8
Jamie Gia: April 15
Joe Thomas: April 22
Gina Horswood & Karen Morand: April 27
Alexis Taylor: April 28
Pat Maloney: April 29
Lil’ Andy & Zachary Lucky: May 5
Cal Goodbomb: May 6
The Dirty Little Swing Thing: May 12
Jerry Leger: May 13

If we’ve missed any great live music performances in Ontario’s cottage country this spring, let us know at cindy@explorersedge.ca.

To plan your spring getaway to the Explorers’ Edge region of Ontario, click here.

Photo of Royal Wood from www.royalwood.ca.


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