The Beat Goes On in Ontario’s Cottage Country: Live Music Summer 2024

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. Throw in the always amazing Huntsville Festival of the Arts and the Tall Pines Music & Arts Festival this regions is becoming a must stop for live music. 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 Theatre Huntsville

Party band Dwayne Gretzky will be at the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville July 5 and 6

Music of the Night: The Concert Tour June 4
Ian Thomas… Not Gone Yet! June 20
Jersey Nights June 22
The Piano Men July 4
Dwayne Gretzky July 5 & 6
Living on Muskoka Time: an Almanac in Song July 11
Some Enchanted Evening July 13
Junkhouse July 18
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy July 19
Art of Time Ensemble Performs Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band July 23
Cottage Country Drag Festival: Night of Queens July 27
The Spirit of Patsy Cline August 1
Classic Albums Live: Led Zeppelin II August 8
Dreaming of the 80’s August 9
Choir! Choir! Choir! August 16 & 17
Jim Cuddy August 18

Bandshell Concert Series Bracebridge 

Emma Cook July 3
Alison Boyer July 10
Northern Lights Steel Drum Band July 17
Rock Well Band July 24
Briar Summers July 31
The Hopheads August 7
Neil Hutchinson August 14
Christina Hutt August 21
Jessica Sole August 28

Blackfly Music Festival Whitney June 8, 2024

Mudmen, Odd Man Out, Rootfire, Cale Crowe and Irish Millie

Boston Pizza Gravenhurst

Check their Facebook Page for live music announcements happening regularly. 

Bracebridge Hall

Funk band LMT Connection will be at Bracebridge Hall on June 22

Van Halen One June 1
Pretty June 8
Kaleb Hikele June 9
The Reed Effect June 15
LMT Connection June 22
The Steel Horse Gypsies July 6

Brunswick Sports Grill & Pub Parry Sound

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

Camp Bongopix Whitney

Live music Tuesday, Friday and Saturday in the Bongopix Tavern.

Canvas Brewing Co. Huntsville

Charlie McKittrick June 1
Sean Cotton June 8

Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts Parry Sound

Hotel California: The Original Eagles Tribute June 1
Ian Thomas… Not Gone Yet! June 16
ABBAMANIA with Night Fever July 6
RADIO RUSH – The Moving Pictures Story July 12
ONES – The Beatles #1 Hits July 13
The Material Girls August 22
Classic Lightfoot Live August 29

The Festival of the Sound takes over the Charles W. Stockey Centre from July 19 to August 3. Check out their listings for outstanding classical music and Jazz Weekend performances, or see the concerts in the section below.

Christie’s Mill Inn & Spa Port Severn

Check their Facebook Page for live music announcements happening regularly. 

Clear Lake Brewing Co. Torrance

Check their Facebook Page for live music announcements happening regularly. 

Concerts on the Dock Huntsville

Enjoy live music every Wednesday night this summer

Deerhurst Resort Huntsville

Sloan June 8
Acoustic Sunset Sessions
Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk August 24

Di Salvo’s Hospitality Group Parry Sound

Check their Facebook Page for live music announcements happening regularly. 

Dokis Summerfest Dokis First Nation

July 19-21, 2024

Etwell Concert Series Huntsville

Everyday People June 27
Paul James June 30
The Tonewheels July 7
Campbell & Johnston July 10
Garret T. Willie July 14
Cameo Blues Band July 21
Glenn Marais & The Mojo Train July 25
JW Jones July 28
The Good Brothers August 4
Carlos del Junco August 11
Jerome Godboo August 13
Paul Reddick September 1
Durham Country Poets September 8
Swamperella September 15
Lance, Tobin & Roly September 22

Festival of the Sound Parry Sound

July 19 – August 3, 2024

Canada Day Cruise: The Empty Glasses July 1
Festival Opening Reception July 19
Opera Plus July 19

Strings Across the Sky July 20
National Youth Orchestra of Canada July 20

Carmina Burana July 21
Blues Cruise: Carlos del Junco Trio July 22
Postcards July 24
Quartet For the End of Time July 24
Brahms, Ravel & Harold Lloyd July 24

Bach to Beethoven July 25
Gryphon Trio: Archduke Trio July 25
Two Grand Serenades July 25

The Heart of the Drum July 26
Mozart and Ziigwan July 26

Office Hours: Cameron Crozman July 26
Gala Dinner: Broadway Through the Years July 27
Jazz Canada: Heather Bambrick with Dave Young July 28
Toronto All-Star Big Band July 28

Jazz Cruise: The Shuffle Demons July 29
Office Hours: Swiss Piano Trio July 29
Pachelbel By Candlelight July 30
Greetings From Abroad July 30
Carol’s Choice July 31
Mozart Clarinet Concerto July 31
Come To The Party! July 31

Silvie’s Choice August 1
Cameron’s Choice August 1
Toronto Mass Choir August 1

Dvorák & Danny Boy August 2
Elmer Iseler Singers At 45 with Baritone Gino Quilico August 2

National Academy Orchestra August 3

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.

Gravenhurst Opera House Gravenhurst

ZED The Led Zeppelin Experience will be bringing their show to the Gravenhurst Opera House June 22

Mudmen June 1
ZED The Led Zeppelin Experience June 22
Rogers, Richie & Robinson July 6
The Music of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers July 10
Jack Hutton & Friends July 12
One Night With Elvis & Elton August 9
The Music of Sheryl Crow & Stevie Nicks August 28

The Griffin Gastropub Bracebridge

Un-Wined Wednesdays Featuring female singers on Wednesdays
Griffin House Band Every Thursday
Guest artists Friday and Saturday

Hollow Valley Resort Dorset

Neil Young Legacy June 21
The Spirit of Patsy Cline June 28
Acoustic Fleetwood Mac July 3, July 24, August 14
Waterhouse July 6
Acoustic Zeppelin July 10, July 31 August 7
Grateful Jeff July 12
Acoustic Floyd July 17, August 7
Lou Moore July 27
Terra Lightfoot August 10
Sandra Good Band August 24
Basket Kase – Canada’s #1 Green Day Tribute
August 31

Huntsville Festival of the Arts Huntsville

The Piano Men starring Jim Witter July 4
Dwayne Gretzky July 5 & 6
Living on Muskoka Time: an Almanac in Song July 11
Some Enchanted Evening July 13
Garret T. Willie July 14
Junkhouse July 18
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy July 19
Art of Time Ensemble Performs Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band July 23
Cottage Country Drag Festival: Night of Kings July 26
Cottage Country Drag Festival: Night of Queens July 27
Cottage Country Drag Festival Sunday Brunch July 28
More Barn: The Music of Neil Young July 29 & 30
Shania Twink July 31
The Spirit of Patsy Cline August 1
Classic Albums Live: Led Zeppelin II August 8
Dreaming of the 80’s August 9
Candlelight Concerts: Kyung-A Lee August 10
Choir! Choir! Choir! August 16 & 17
Jim Cuddy August 18

Jimmy Joy’s Music Room Utterson

After the Goldrush: The Neil Young Experience June 1
Backyard Afternoon Delight June 30
The Fugitives July 26
Wendy Laurier: Celebrating the Music of Women of the 70’s August 1
The Janzen Boys August 16
Gina Horsewood Sings Adele August 24
Cold Play The Tribute Show with X&Y August 30

Jolly Roger Parry Sound

Live music every Saturday night. Check their Facebook Page for announcements.

JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa Minett

Steven Page July 20

The Kee to Bala Bala

Living legend Billy Idol plays The Kee to Bala on August 13

Bush June 22
The Sheepdogs June 28 & 29
The Reklaws July 5 & 6
April Wine July 12
Tim Hicks July 13
The Beaches July 18
Metric July 19 & 20
Cooper Alan July 25
The Trews July 26
54-40 July 27
Loud Luxury July 28
The Smashing Pumpkins July 31
James Barker Band August 2 & 3

Moneen with Flatliners and Chastity August 8
David Wilcox August 9 & 10
James Kennedy August 11

Billy Idol August 13
The Glorious Sons August 15, 16 & 17
Kim Mitchell August 22
Dallas Smith August 23 & 24
Sean Paul August 27
Sam Roberts Band August 31 & September 1

Magnetawan Music in the Park Magnetawan

Jamie Clarke June 29
Cam Galloway July 6
The Doozies July 13
Lance Dobinson – Elvis Tribute July 20
James Gray July 27
Nils Buzora August 3
Matt Allen August 10
Filthy Rich and The Empty Pockets August 17
Davey Meloy August 24
Campfire Poets August 31

The Mill on Main Huntsville

Check their website for live music announcements.

Music on Main Huntsville

Check their Facebook Page for the Saturday night lineup.

Music on the Barge Gravenhurst 

Sunday nights at 7.30pm in Gravenhurst for the iconic Music on the Barge

Motown Mania July 7
Doobie Brothers Tribute July 14

Baytowne Big Band July 23
VanHillert July 30
Tom Jones Show August 4
Joplin meets Hendrix August 11
Sound of Sting August 18
Swingin’ Blakjacks August 22
Foreigner: Jukebox Hero August 25
Southern Rock Tribute August 29
Shout! The British Invasion September 1

Muskoka Brewery Bracebridge

Luke Crans June 7
Lopez June 21
Jared Stafford June 28

Muskoka Chautauqua Arts & Culture Festival Windermere

Northern Lights Steel Orchestra August 2
Toronto All-Star Big Band Concert August 7
Reggae Roots Concert August 8
Muskoka Music Showcase August 10

Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery Sip n’ Sounds Bala

Taryn Rose July 7 (All shows start at 1pm)
Emma Clendenan July 14
Steve Rae July 21
James Grey July 28
Leah Leslie August 4
Taryn Rose August 11
Briar Summers August 18
Sean Cotton August 25

Muskoka Music Festival Gravenhurst

August 18-20

The Oar Gravenhurst

Check their Facebook Page for live music announcements.

On The Docks Pub Huntsville 

Live Music & Open Mic Night Every Wednesday 

Peter’s Players with Muskoka Steamships

Oakland Stroke play the greatest horn hits of the 70s aboard the Wenonah II on July 16

ZZ Top & The Blues Brothers Tribute June 1
Journey, Foreigner & Styx Tribute July 9
Oakland Stroke July 16
Jim Cuddy with Sam Polley and the Old Tomorrows July 23
ABBAMania & Tina Turner July 30
Pretzel Logic & Material Men August 6
Green River Revival + Bad to the Bone August 13
Night Fever The Bee Gees & Forever Young Rod Stewart August 20

The Pub Burk’s Falls

Check their Facebook page for up to date listings

Gary Graham June 7
Hillbilly Martini Band June 15
The Band June 22
Station 51 Band June 29

Rawley Resort Port Severn

Check their Facebook page for up to date listings

Errol Fisher July 15

Red Canoe Restaurant Kearney 

Check their Facebook Page for live music announcements happening regularly. 

Riverbowl Burk’s Falls

Great live music every Saturday at Riverbowl in Burk’s Falls

Live Music Every Saturday

Rock the Dock Honey Harbour

The Wendy Whelan Band June 28 
Kitty and the Boyz July 5
The Wrongs July 12
The Mugs July 19
Lake Effect July 26
The Renaissance Band August 2
The Sandra Good Band August 9 and 16
Madchester August 23
The Brudders August 30

Rosseau Village Music Rosseau

John Borra with Michael Boguski June 8
Jerry Leger June 29
Steve Marriner August 31

Sawdust City Brewing Co Gravenhurst

Live Music Every Friday and Saturday

Shake the Lake Music Festival Bala

Check their Facebook for dates and lineup.

Sky River Meadows Utterson – Gigging With Goats

Sawyer Lance and Callum Buckley June 23
Sawyer Lance and James Gray July 21
Sawyer Lance and Christine Heron August 18

Sawyer Lance and Jack Nickalls September 15

Smokin’ Hot BBQ Huntsville

Check their Facebook Page for live music announcements.

The Speakeasy Bracebridge

Live music on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 to 10pm. From June 25, Sundays from 1 to 4pm. Check their Facebook page for music announcements

Tall Pines Music Festival Gravenhurst

Dallas Green, as City in Colour, will be at the Tall Pines Music Festival on July 20

Chloe Doucet, The Vaniers, JIN the Band, Texas King, Dan Mangan, July Talk July 19
Tiny Horse, Ila Barker, The Sarandons, Deanna Petcoff, Boston Levi, Spencer Burton, JJ Wilde, City and Colour July 20

Trestle Brewing Company Parry Sound

Check their Facebook page for music announcements.

Windermere House Pub & Patio Windermere

Check their Facebook Page for live music announcements happening regularly. 

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