Written By: Wednesday, April 26th 2017

While there’s a stellar line up of big name acts making tour stops in Toronto this summer, we’ve got our own pretty awesome line up of acts coming to a local venue near you!

If you’re planning your summer concerts already don’t forget about these ~

If you’ve never visited Heartwood Hall in downtown Owen Sound, this jewel is becoming one of the city’s hottest spots to see any number of acts both local and from the Toronto area.

Try catching their  Good Enough Live Bank Karaoke sometime.

You won’t regret it.  Some of the acts coming up include My Son The Hurricane May 5th.

These guys are a  14-piece brass-funk beast with the mantra: anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

Hailing from Niagara/Toronto, the band mixes New Orleans style grooves with funk, jazz and hiphop.

Lucknow’s Music in the Fields continues to get bigger and better every summer.

This August country music festival is tailored for friends and family in rural Ontario.

A hundred percent of the proceeds are donated to charity through the Lucknow Kinsmen and help fund organizations and charities in our community.

Organizers don’t scrimp on the entertainment.

This year, watch for rocker Tom Cochrane’s appearance as well as Jake Owen and Tim Hicks.


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The Georgian Bay Folk Society in Owen Sound presents some of the best in Canadian music.

Each year they present a tribute concert as a way to raise funds.

This year’s will likely prove to be exceptionally popular as a number of local artists pay homage to The Tragically Hip.

Entertainers like River & Rock, Marshall Veroni, Bob Robinson, the Honeyhammers,  Martin Rouleau and Greg Smith will channel their best Gord Downey.

We’d be remiss if we left out the biggest festival of the season.

Summerfolk 42 is set to go with a terrifc line up again this year for the weekend of August 18-20 at Kelso Beach Park.

Artistic Director James Keelaghan has outdone himself this year.

The entertainment kicks off Thursday the 17th with Buffy Sainte-Marie, the Chippewa Travellers, and The Jerry Cans.

The evening celebrates and explores Ontario’s proud heritage by bringing together Summerfolk, the local indigenous communities and the general public to participate in a new event as part of the festival.

A limited number of tickets will be sold to the general public.  ($15.00 each on-line at www.summerfolk.org or through the GBFS office) Gates open @ 6:30pm / Opening Ceremony @7:00pm The event will be a family-oriented, non- alcoholic event.

Friday Joel and dad Bill Plaskett will hit the stage and finally, James has been able to snag Serena Ryder for Sunday only!   Add in the food and the artisans and this will be an event you don’t want to miss.

Amazing performances at @summerfolk. #willofthepeople #summerfolk #summerfolk39

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Don’t miss the likes of Buddy Guy, John Kaye and Steppenwolf, Colin James and Teenage Head who come to Owen Sound’s Kelso Beach Park this summer for Summertime Blues June 23 and 24.

Its going to be an awesome summer of entertainment at a local venue near you!