Canada Arts Music Festival
July 30-August 1
The Canada Arts Music Festival presents three days of music performed by Canadian musicians. The festival will highlight local and national talent, including both emerging and established musical artists. The all-ages event inaugurates the museum's new outdoor stage venue, Players Back Stage. The festival features evening performances with a dynamic mix of singer-songwriter and musical theatre performances - celebrating community, resilience and pride of Canadian arts. Haudenosaunee knowledge keeper and Indigenous educator, Patsyanne Day will acknowledge the land before the start of each evenings' event.
Audiences are seated outside. Covid rules and regulations will be adhered. Refreshments are available on-site for purchase.
Friday | July 30 | Doors Open 6:00pm | $40 (+HST)
A gifted Canadian singer and songwriter whose songs are by turns earnest and playful, Ron Sexsmith has won acclaim not only from critics but from fellow performers like Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, and John Hiatt -- some of the same artists who initially inspired Sexsmith himself to become a musician. He has a talent for catchy but graceful melodies that's matched by his skills as a lyricist, drawing compact sketches of love and the trials of everyday life that are heartfelt and compassionate even when he's being witty, and warm without becoming overly sentimental.
Saturday | July 31 | Doors Open 6:00pm | $40 (+HST)
CELEBRATE: A MUSICAL THEATRE CONCERT
A one time musical theatre concert where patrons and performers gather to share their favourite show tunes.
Musical Director.....Éric Charbonneau
Event Producer.....Breanne Ritchie
Vocalists.....Scott Beaudin, Evangelia Kambites, Jade Repeta, Trevor Patt, Heather McGuigan
Sunday | August 1 | Doors Open 6:00pm | $40 (+HST)
Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Royal Wood has established himself as a true musical talent. Since being proclaimed Songwriter of the Year by iTunes, Royal Wood has continued to evolve and hone his musical craft – maintaining an unmistakable identity while uncovering and reinventing his sound. Royal Wood has three albums that have debuted in the Top 30, multiple JUNO nominations, multiple Canadian Folk Music Award nominations and a #1 added song at Hot AC Radio. His songs have been heard on high profile sync placements like Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. He has headlined all over the world including iconic venues like Massey Hall in Toronto and has performed his music with major symphonies and opened national tours for legendary artists like Bonnie Raitt and David Gray.