Live Music In Ontario’s Cottage Country: Summer 2019

A big part of the summer fun tradition in Ontario’s cottage country is the live music played by fantastic artists for appreciative – and sun kissed – music fans. You want unique venues? We’ve got it all – from renowned establishments such as The Kee to Bala and the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts (home base of the Festival of the Sound), community venues like Gravenhurst’s one-of-a-kind Music on the Barge and the very popular Peter’s Players shows. From air conditioned concert halls to patios on our iconic waters, the region has – as always – a happening summer music scene. Here is just a partial list of concerts coming up this June, July and August:

Algonquin Park’s Outdoor Theatre

Wakami Wailers July 28 

Algonquin Theatre Huntsville      

Jim Cuddy Band July 24
Queer Songbook Orchestra July 25
Jill Barber July 31
Lighthouse August 1
Jeremy Dutcher August 3
Remembering Ed Bickert August 4
Soulsville: the Music of Stax Records August 7
Royal Wood August 10
More Barn! the Music of Neil Young August 12 & 13
Canadian Jazz All-Stars August 14
Jesse Cook August 15
Colin James August 16
30th Anniversary Night of Harmony August 17

Bandshell Concert Series Bracebridge 


FOGG July 25
Doug McLean August 1
Carter Pharoah August 8
Bracebridge Legion and Drums August 15
The Old Tyme Gospel Band August 22

Neil Hutchinson August 29 
Jim Allen’s Finger Licking Ballad & Blues September 5 

Boston Pizza Gravenhurst

Check their Facebook Page for Friday night live music announcements

Photo Credit: Colin James 

Bracebridge Hall 

Bobby Dove August 5

Brunswick Sports Grill & Pub Parry Sound

Check their Facebook Page for live music announcements happening every weekend

Canvas Brewing Co. Huntsville 

William Prince August 16 

Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts Parry Sound

Bands on the Bay: Hannaford Brass July 23
Bands on the Bay: Mark Fewer July 30
Bands on the Bay: Tia McGraff August 6
Bands on the Bay: Mapstone August 13
Bands on the Bay: Abigail Lapell August 20
The Northwest Passage in Story and Song August 22
Bands on the Bay: Cove & the Current August 27
The Legendary Downchild Blues Band – 50th Anniversary Tour August 29
Abbamania with the Bee Gees August 30

Clear Lake Brewing Co. Torrance

The Practically Hip August 17

Concerts on the Dock Huntsville 

Muskoka Concert Band July 24
Jack Nickalls July 31
Billy MacPherson August 7
Huntsville Theatre Company August 14
The Cameron of Lochiel Pipes & Drums August 21
Luke Murphy August 28

Deerhurst Resort Huntsville

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy August 9 

Etwell Concert Series Huntsville

The Hogtown Allstars August 4 
Tobin Spring August 11 
Tri-Continental August 18 

Photo Credit: Jack de Keyzer 

Festival of the Sound Parry Sound 

Office Hour: Accordion Postcards July 22
Music for Trumpet and Organ July 22
Brass on the Bay Cruise July 22
Anagnoson & Kinton in Recital July 23
Fantasy & Romance July 23
Bands on the Bay: Hannaford Brass July 23
Strike Up the Band July 23
Carolyn & Russell in Concert July 24
Swiss Trio & Friends July 24
Beethoven I July 24
Rolston String Quartet July 25
Mahler’s Masterpiece July 25
Office Hour: Swiss Piano Trio July 26
Janina Fialkowska Plays Chopin July 26
Payadora Tango Ensemble July 26
Strings Across the Sky July 27
Jayme Stone’s Folklife July 27
Celtic Magic Cruise July 28
Beethoven II July 30
Sonatas for Strings & Piano July 30
The Four Seasons July 30
Festival Baroque July 31
Blue Ocean July 31
Three Centuries of Choral Music July 31
Mozart & Beethoven August 1
Mendelssohn & Brahms August 1
Just Friends: Julie Nesrallah August 1
The Joni Book August 2
Jazz Canada: That Latin Flavour August 3
Craig Harley & Friends August 4
Toronto All-Star Big Band: Party like it’s 1940 August 4
And So We Began August 5
Jazz Cruise August 5
Sounding Thunder August 6
Elegance At Seguin Valley August 6
Gillian’s Viola August 7
Fables & Folk Tales August 7
Discovery Concert August 7
Good Friends August 7
A Family Affair August 8
Canadian Guitar Quartet & Swiss Friends August 8
Haydn, Ravel & Mozart August 8
Celebration Musical Cruise August 9
Celebration Afternoon August 9
Celebration Concert: Into the Future August 9
National Academy Orchestra August 10

Glenn Burney Lodge Parry Sound 

Check their Facebook Page for live music announcements.

Gravenhurst Opera House Gravenhurst

Dean & Jerry: What Might Have Been July 24 – August 16
Jack Hutton & Friends: Farewell Tour August 17
Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Celebration August 24

Photo Credit: The Blazing Fiddles 

Highlander Brew Co. South River

James VanMeer July 27 
The Mahon Family Band August 3 
Sean Cotton August 10 
Restoration Jazz Band August 17 
Twilight August 24 
The Flashbacks August 31 

Huntsville Festival of the Arts Huntsville 

Unforgettable: The Music of Nat King Cole July 21
Young Musician Concert #1 July 22
Young Musician Concert #2 July 23
Jim Cuddy Band July 24
Jillian Lee McDougall July 24
Queer Songbook Orchestra July 25
Sister Dorothy July 25
Kyung-A Lee, Patricia Morehead, Brenda Muller & Karen Richards July 26
Jill Barber July 31
Lighthouse August 1
Jeremy Dutcher August 3
Remembering Ed Bickert August 4
Soulsville: The Music of Stax Records August 7
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy August 9
Royal Wood August 10
More Barn!: The Music of Neil Young August 12 & 13
Canadian Jazz All-Stars August 14
Jesse Cook August 15
Colin James: Up Close and Personal August 16 

Lake of Bays Brewing Co. Baysville 

Jakob Pearce July 27th
Mike Phillips August 3rd
Jim Allen August 4th
Mapstone (on tour from Australia) August 10th
Jim Allen August 11th
David Stone August 17th
Papa John Blues August 24th

Photo Credit: Danny Michel 

Lake of Bays Brewhouse Huntsville 

Open Mic Night July 25
Morgan Rider July 27
Juan Barbosa August 3
Open Mic Night August 8
Mapstone August 10
David Stone August 17
Open Mic Night August 22
Pappa John Witterick August 24
Nicole Duquette August 30
Charlie McKittrick August 31 

Music on the Barge Gravenhurst 

The Traveling Milburys July 21
Johnny Cash: From Memphis to Folsom July 28 
The Liverpool 4 August 11 
The Good Brothers August 18 

Muskoka Brewery Bracebridge 

Shawn Steinmetz July 26 
Nicole Duquette July 27 
Tobin Spring August 2 
Papa John August 3 
Tobin Spring August 4 
Tobin Spring August 5 
Tobin Spring August 9 
Papa John August 10 
Papa John August 16 
Tobin Spring August 17 
Tobin Spring August 23
Shawn Steinmetz August 24
Papa John August 30 
Papa John August 31  

Peter’s Players Gravenhurst

The Jim Cuddy Band July 23
Victor Wainwright & The Train July 24
Elton Rohn July 27
Brass Transit – The Musical Legacy of Chicago August 1
2019 Summer Music Lunch Cruise August 5
The Dreamboats August 6
Nice Horse August 9
American Trilogy – Steve Michaels A Tribute to Elvis August 14
Pretzel Logic – Steely Dan Tribute August 16
Tom Lavin & The Legendary Powder Blues August 18
The Lachy Doley Group August 19
Against the Wind (The Ultimate Bob Seger Experience) August 20
Sly & The Family Stone tribute (Sly High Music) August 23

Photo Credit: Nice Horse 

Sawdust City Brewing Co Gravenhurst

Jake Dudas July 26
Urban Rednecks August 9
The Swingin’ Blackjacks August 10
Black Suit Devil August 16
The Carter Pharaoh Experience August 17
Papa John August 23
Charlie McKittrick August 24
BA Johnston August 30
Too Nice August 31

Sawdust City Music Festival Gravenhurst 

Annie Sumi August 2
Maria Doyle Kennedy August 2
Bet Smith & The Currie Brothers August 2
Noah Reid August 2
Bill & Joel Plaskett August 3 
Harrow Fair August 3
Side Hustle August 3 

Jay Gilday August 3
John Muirhead August 3
Ryan Langdon August 4
Shakura S’aida August 4
The Pairs August 4
Vicki Vansickle August 4
Stephen Stanley Band August 4
Five the Magician August 4
Fred Schulz August 4
Gillian Nicola August 4
The Sadies August 4
Lara St. John August 2-4
James Gordon August 2-4 

Emm Gryner August 2-4 

The Griffin Gastropub Bracebridge 

Lopez July 26 
Carter Pharoah July 27 
Carter Pharoah August 2 
Piper Hayes August 3 
Carter Pharoah August 9 
Cody Thompson August 10 
Dan Walsh August 15 
Lopez August 16 
Robert Maciag August 17 
David Stone August 22 
Steeling Time August 23 
Carter Pharoah August 24 
Cody Thompson August 29 
Jake Dudas August 30 
Kristin Lindell August 31 

Photo Credit: Nicole Duquette

The Kee to Bala Bala 

David Wilcox July 26
David Wilcox July 27
54 40 August 2
The Beaches August 4
July Talk  August 9
July Talk August 10
Kim Mitchell August 17
Reklaws August 24
Sam Roberts Band August 31

The Mill on Main Huntsville

Check their website for live music announcements happening every weekend

The Oar Gravenhurst

Jamie Drake July 23 
Grady Kelneck July 24 
Sean Cotton July 30 
Mitch Beube July 31 
Mike Phillips August 6 
David and Rose August 7 
Morgan Rider August 13 
Megan Anne Bailey August 14 
Paul Noonan August 20 
David Stone August 21 
Sean Cotton August 27 
Angie Nussey August 28 

Trestle Brewing Company Parry Sound 

James Gray and Allie August 2
Lauren MacFarlane August 3
Mimi O’Bonsawin August 9
Brandon Priebe August 16
Jitensha August 23
Shawn Kerr August 24

Windermere Pub & Patio Windermere 

Paul Noonan July 26
Mitch Beube July 27 
Bill Stewart August 2 
Jake Dundas August 3 
Bill Stewart August 9 
Jake Dundas August 10 
Paul Noonan August 16 
Sean Cotton August 17 
Bill Stewart August 23 
Mitch Beube August 24 
Bill Stewart August 30 
Sean Cotton August 31 

For more on music events and concerts in the region, visit MuskokaParry SoundLoring-RestouleAlgonquin Park, and Almaguin Highlands. Did we miss something? Email jack@explorersedge.ca with details!

To plan your Summer getaway, click here.

To book your summer flight with Porter Airlines to the Muskoka Airport, click here. 


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