Peterborough Musicfest, now entering its 31st season of free-admission entertainment in beautiful Del Crary Park in downtown Peterborough
Every year a town anxiously awaits an event that will showcase its uniqueness and sense of community. For two months in the heart of summer, the Peterborough Musicfest galvanizes a city and greatly impacts an economy with 19 free concerts. Popular bands such as Tegan and Sara, Carly Rae Jepsen, Walk Off the Earth, Hanson, and Emerson Drive have graced the Fred Anderson Stage at Del Crary Park.
On the shores of picturesque Little Lake, Peterborough Musicfest, by entertaining locals with prominent live acts, generates a sizable economic impact to local business and tourist attractions. In 2016, an Economic Impact Study revealed that the Musicfest provides a $4.2 million boost to the region through hotels, restaurants and shopping.
The two-month event is funded completely through corporate sponsorship, fundraising initiatives, and private donations as well as through municipal support at all levels.
Peterborough Musicfest is proud of the past 30 years and looks forward to the 31st being as entertaining as ever. The sparks begin at Del Crary Park with the first show on CANADA DAY, July 1 2017 featuring Kim Mitchell!
2017 Peterborough Musicfest’s 31st season line-up will feature:
Kim Mitchell (Rock) – Saturday, July 1st
Jesse Cook (World Music) – Wednesday, July 5th
Tom Cochrane with Red Rider (Classic Rock) – Saturday, July 8th
Ruth B. (Pop) – Wednesday, July 12th
Peterborough Symphony Orchestra “Stage + Screen: Star Wars, Spies + More!” (Symphonic Pops) – Saturday, July 15th
Stephen Stanley Band & The Kents (Rock) – Wednesday, July 19th
Absolute Journey (Tribute) – Saturday, July 22nd
Home Free (A cappella Country) – Wednesday, July 26th
Elton Rohn (Tribute) – Saturday, July 29th
ON Tour Presents: Our Lady Peace + River Town Saints & Coleman Hell – Wednesday, August 2nd
Eh440 (A cappella Pop) – Saturday, August 5th
Washboard Union (Country) – Wednesday, August 9th
The Philosopher Kings (Rock) – Saturday, August 12th
The Sheepdogs (Rock) – Wednesday, August 16th
Abbamania & Night Fever (Bee Gees) (80′s Tribute) – Saturday, August 19th
Rheostatics (Canadiana Indie) – Wednesday, August 23rd
Jason McCoy (Country) – Saturday, August 26th