Live Music in Ontario’s Cottage Country: Summer 2022

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A huge summer tradition in Ontario’s cottage country is live music performed at eclectic and 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), and community venues like Gravenhurst’s one-of-a-kind Music on the Barge. From air conditioned concert halls to patios on our iconic waters, the region hosts a happening music scene. Here is just a partial list of concerts coming up this summer:

Algonquin Park Outdoor Theatre

Wakami Wailers July 24

Algonquin Theatre Huntsville

Lunch at Allen’s June 16
Michael Kaeshammer July 2
Joel Plaskett July 8
Songs in the Key of Cree July 9
William Prince July 14
The Legendary Downchild Blues Band July 21
Natalie MacMaster July 22
The Jim Cuddy Band July 27
Nathaniel Dett Chorale July 28
Gord Sinclair July 29
Dan Mangan August 4
Tynomi Banks August 5
The Men Behind the Music – Beatles Edition August 6
Kathleen Edwards August 10
Tom Wilson & Iskwe August 11
Toronto All Star Big Band August 12
Tyler Joe Miller August 13
Huntsville String Quartet August 14
The Last Waltz – a Musical Celebration of the Band August 19
Muskoka Music Mix August 20

Photo Credit:

Bandshell Concert Series Bracebridge 

Hopheads July 6
Christina Hutt July 13
Northern Lights Steel Orchestra July 20
Neil Hutchinson & George Axon July 27
Muskoka Music August 3
Jim Allen August 10
Mighty Lopez August 17
Jamie Oppenheimer August 24
Briar Summers August 31
Sawyer Lance September 7

Boston Pizza Gravenhurst

Check their Facebook Page for live music announcements happening regularly. 

Bracebridge Hall

Seth Anderson June 17
The Brandy Alexanders June 18
Jerry Leger June 23
LMT Connection June 30
The Redhill Valleys August 6

Brunswick Sports Grill & Pub Parry Sound

Check their Facebook Page for live music announcements happening every weekend. 

Canvas Brewing Co. Huntsville

Check their website for live music announcements happening regularly. 

Photo Credit:

Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts Parry Sound

Filthy Rich & The Empty Pockets June 21
Ron Sexsmith June 26
Briar Summers June 28
Jessica Sevier July 1
The Sun Harmonic July 1
Mudmen July 7
Madison Mueller July 12
Ones – The Beatles Tribute July 16

Don James August 2
Paige Warner August 9
Paige Rutledge August 16
Bruce Cockburn: Kicking at the Darkness August 22
Rose-Erin Stokes August 23
Classic Albums Live presents Led Zeppelin’s Led Zeppelin II August 25
Sloan August 26
Doogie & Dun August 30

The Festival of the Sound takes over the Charles W. Stockey Centre from July 17 to July 31. Check out their listings for outstanding classical music and Jazz Weekend performances. Or see the concerts in the section below.

Chef Henrie Bistro & Cafe Mactier

Heiner der Wilde Kaiser Summer Volksmusik Party August 19

Clear Lake Brewing Co. Torrance

Check their Facebook Page for live music announcements happening regularly. 

Concerts on the Dock Huntsville

Jack Gaun July 6
Northern Lights Steel Drum Orchestra July 13

Muskoka Concert Band July 20
Tonic Lane July 27
The Hillbirds August 3
James Gray August 10
Cameron of Lochiel Pipes and Drums August 17
Matt Allen August 24
Section 53 August 31

Etwell Concert Series Huntsville

Morgan David June 19
Lance Anderson & Matt Weidinger June 26
Crowbar July 3
The Weber Brothers July 10
KattSass & Friends July 12
The Johnny Max Band July 17
The Glen Marias Band July 24
Hogtown Allstars July 31

Crystal Shawanda August 7
Carlos del Junco August 14

Photo Credit: Festival of the Sound

Festival of the Sound Parry Sound

July 17-31, 2022 

Jeff Young & Muskoka Roads Band July 1
Celtic Cruise with Poor Angus July 11

“Home Again” July 17
The Marigolds July 18
Canadian Brass at 50 (+2!) Anniversary Concert July 18
Brahms & Haydn July 19

Bands on the Bay – Quatour Despax and Friends July 19
Canadian PianoFest I: Janina Fialkowska in Recital July 19
Janina Fialkowska Masterclass July 20
Canadian PianoFest II: David Jalbert in Recital July 20
Cameron’s Choice July 20
Canadian PianoFest III: Chopin and Dvorak July 20
Canadian PianoFest IV: Beethoven and Schubert July 21

Canadian PianoFest V: Stewart Goodyear in Recital July 21
The Magic of Flute and Harp July 22
Canadian PianoFest VI: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 July 22
Strings Across the Sky July 23
Countermeasure in Concert July 23
Opera Hidden and Forbidden – The Annual Opera Gala July 24
Blues Cruise with Jackson Delta July 25
Canadian PianoFest VII: Brahms and Dvorak July 26

Bands on the Bay – The Fretless July 26
The Elora Festival Singers in Concert July 26
Canadian PianoFest VIII: The Bergmann Piano Duo in Recital July 27
Cameron’s Choice: “Originals” July 27

Canadian PianoFest IX: Charles Richard-Hamelin in Recital July 27
Cameron’s Choice: “Tapeo: Sounds of Spain” July 28
Canadian PianoFest X: Schubert and Mozart July 28
The Planets July 28
Sounding Thunder: The Song of Francis Pegahmagabow July 29
Jazz Canada July 30
Toronto All Star Big Band July 31
The Dave Young Quartet July 31

Fork on Main Kearney

Check their Facebook Page for live music announcements.

Glenn Burney Lodge Parry Sound 

Check their Facebook Page for live music announcements.

Grandview Golf Club Huntsville

Mitch Beube July 14
Patti & Mick July 21
Tobin Spring July 28
3 Best Friends July 30
Tobin Spring August 4
Patti & Mick August 11
Tobin Spring August 18
Patti & Mick August 25

Gravenhurst Opera House Gravenhurst

Hotel California – The Original Tribute to the Eagles June 10
The Traveling Milburys August 4
Mad Dogs & Englishmen August 13

The Griffin Gastropub Bracebridge

Griffin House Band Every Thursday

Huntsville Festival of the Arts Huntsville

Tio Chorinho with Flavia Nascimento June 15
More Barn: The Music of Neil Young June 15 & 16
Annabelle Chvostek June 17
Abigail Lapell June 18
Music at Noon July 11-15

Photo Credit: The Kee to Bala

The Kee to Bala Bala

Our Lady Peace June 30 & July 1
PUP July 2
July Talk July 8 & 9
X Ambassadors July 15
The Trews July 16
Kip Moore July 21

David Wilcox July 22 & 23
5440 July 29
Tim Hicks July 30

Kim Mitchell August 6
The Strumbellas August 13
James Barker Band August 26 & 27
Sam Roberts Band September 3 & 4

Lake of Bays Brewing Co. Baysville

Sawyer Lance June 10
Melodi Ryan June 11

Gina Horswood June 17
Mike Phillips June 18
Rob Boutotte June 24
Charlie Mckittrick June 25

Megan Anne July 1
Sean Cotton July 2
Mitch Beube July 3

Grady Kelneck July 9
Emma Clendenan July 10

Gina Horswood July 15
Cam Galloway July 16
Sawyer Lance July 17

James Gray July 22
Sean Cotton July 23
James Allen July 24
Tobin Spring July 29

Mike Phillips July 30
Father/Daughter Duo July 31
James Tomlinson August 5

Grady Kelneck August 6
Rob Boutotte August 7
Mitch Beube August 12

Father/Daughter Duo August 13
Bevan Wilson August 14
Gina Horswood August 19

Sean Cotton August 20
Emma Clendenan August 21
Charlie Mckittrick August 26
Megan Anne August 27
Sawyer Lance August 28

The Mill on Main Huntsville

Check their website for live music announcements.

Music on the Barge Gravenhurst 

Bifocals Concert Band July 3
Mystic Highway July 10
ABBA Magic July 17
The Beckett Family July 24
Grant Tingey & Hired Gun July 30
The Liverpool 4 July 31
Johnny Cash Tribute & Friends August 7
The Good Brothers August 14

Muskoka Foundry Bracebridge

Maximum Blues Review June 18
Western Swing Authority June 24
Mudmen July 1

Escape to Laurel Canyon July 15
Oakland Stroke July 30
Coast to Coast August 12
Woodstock Revisited August 20
Russell deCarle August 27

Muskoka Lakes Summer Nights Port Carling

Christina Hutt July 21
Briar Summers August 18

Muskoka Music Festival Gravenhurst

August 19-21, 2022

Headliner: Whitehorse with special guest AHI

Alex Pangman & The Sweet Hots
Caroline Marie Brooks
The Devin Cuddy Band
Fred Schulz
Hayley Stark
The Heavyweights Brass Band
I, The Mountain
James Gray
Jim Bryson
Lydia Persaud
Matthew Barber
Mimi O’Bonsawin
Roslyn Witter
Section 53
Shawna Caspi
Steve Poltz
Tak Arikushi
Tania Joy
Zeegwon Shilling

The Oar Gravenhurst

Check their Facebook Page for live music announcements.

On The Docks Pub Huntsville 

Live Music & Open Mic Night Every Wednesday 

Photo Credit: Peter’s Players

Peter’s Players at the Muskoka Discovery Centre

Music Cruise with Abbamania and Night Fever August 2
Music Cruise with Brian Neale & Northern Harbour August 9

Red Canoe Restaurant Kearney 

Check their Facebook Page for live music announcements happening regularly. 

Riverbowl Burk’s Falls

Live Music Every Saturday

Sawdust City Brewing Co Gravenhurst

Live Music Every Saturday

Shake The Lake Bala

August 12-14

Hawksley Workman August 12
The Practically Hip August 12
Jeff Young & Muskoka Roads August 12
Cory James Mitchell Band August 12
Dwayne Gretzky August 13
Bros August 13
Cat Clyde August 13
Conor Gains August 13
Birds of Bellwoods August 13
Alonzo & The Grand Union Band August 13
Monster Truck August 14
The Lazys August 14
The Creepshow August 14
Texas King August 14
Stuck on Planet Earth August 14
Born Riot August 14

Smokin’ Hot BBQ Huntsville

Check their Facebook Page for live music announcements.

South River Brewing Co. South River

Carrow June 18
Twilight June 25
The Bent River Band July 2
Ashley Woodruff with Rob Murphy July 9
13 Friday’s July 23
Redhill Valleys August 5

Restoration Jazz Band August 6
Twilight August 20

Trading Bay Dining Company Dorset

Bottoms Up July 3

Trestle Brewing Company Parry Sound

Check their Facebook Page for live music announcements happening regularly. 

For more on concerts and events in the region, CLICK HERE. Check back regularly for updates as well!

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Feature image photo credit: Muskoka Music Festival