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Colleen Allen

Hotel Carlyle and Restaurant 86 John St., Port Hope, Ontario, Canada

Colleen Allen is one of Canada's most in-demand musicians for live concerts and recording sessions. Based in Toronto, the acclaimed and versatile multi-instrumentalist has performed all over Canada, the U.S. and Europe with world-class jazz and pop artists.


Bernie Senensky

Trattoria Gusto 1 Walton Street, Port Hope

Port Hope Jazz presents Bernie Senensky at Trattoria Gusto. Senensky describes himself as "essentially a bebop player, and beyond". His heroes are anyone from Bud Powell to McCoy Tyner to Keith Jarrett and Herbie Hancock. Senensky was influenced on organ by Larry Goldings, Mike LeDonne, and Larry Young. Call for a reservation ("jazz table").


Free Outdoor Concert in the Park

Macaulay Heritage Park 35 Church Street, Picton, Ontario, Canada

The Hannaford Street Silver Band is the only fully professional ensemble of its kind in Canada and has been reinvigorating the brass band tradition to critical and popular acclaim. The Band will perform at Macaulay Heritage Park. Before the concert begins, be sure to visit historic Macaulay House. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.


Whitney Ross-Barris

Ganaraska Brewing Company 33 Mill St., Port Hope, Ontario, Canada

Part of the Toronto jazz scene since 2008, Prairie-born, Ontario-based jazz singer Whitney Ross-Barris has quickly built a respected name for herself among players and listeners alike. As a solo jazz artist, Whitney has appeared frequently in the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, has been featured recurrently in JAZZ.FM91’s One Stop Vocal Jazz Safari, and performs regularly in clubs, restaurants and concert halls across South Western Ontario.



Early Morning Rain with Leisa Way

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church - Tweed 55 Victoria St. N., Tweed, Ontario

Leisa Way's critically acclaimed concert Early Morning Rain celebrates the remarkable life and career of legendary Canadian, Gordon Lightfoot. An all-star Canadian cast of award-winning musicians, under the direction of Bruce Ley (Composer of Academy Award nominated film 'The Painted Door'), capture the magic of Lightfoot's live performances in this two-hour celebration of this iconic Canadian songwriter and singer. 


Barbeque and Chamber Music in Madoc Township

Hazzards Corners Church 3080 Queensborough Rd., Madoc Township, Ontario, Canada

Madoc Lion's Club Charity Barbeques are a thing of legend! Come for supper at  5:30, and stay for the music at 7.  Follow the Madoc Quartet musicians inside as they tune up, revelling in  the acoustical gem that is Hazzards Corners Church. Then sit back and discover  Beethoven's String Quartet # 2 in G major Op 18 as Chamber Music was meant to be heard.


The Breezeway Country Music Jamboree

Stirling Fairgrounds 437 West Front Street, Stirling, Rawden, Ontario, Canada

A weekend of country music and dancing. Weekend camping with large spacious sites (25 ft. by 40 ft.). 2023 weekend passes with dry camping are $125.00 per person. 1 trailer and 1 tent maximum (6 persons per site max.).


County Stage & Base 31 Present: Hawksley Workman

Base31 Lecture Hall, Base31, 343 County Rd 22, Picton, Ontario, Canada

Boasting a catalogue of 17 solo records, Hawksley’s genre defying style strings together folk, chart pop and irrepressible cabaret. His show-stopping vocals on songs about weather, love, heartbreak, and tales of end-times have garnered him a league of devoted fans.


Celebration! Schumann’s Piano Quartet Concert

St. Mary Magdalene Church, Main Street, Picton 335 Main Street East, Picton

We open our 20th season of chamber music in Prince Edward County with a concert looking toward the future! The Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival kicks off with a premiere of composer-in-residence Marjan Mozetich’s new piece written for the New Orford String Quartet. Joining the Quartet is PECCMF founder and pianist Stephane Lemelin. An opening night reception follows the concert to celebrate our 20 years!


Downtown Blues Festival in Belleville

Belleville Downtown Front Street, Belleville, Ontario, Canada

The first Downtown Belleville Blues Festival will consist of a day of live music and blues-themed activities and workshops. Admission to the festival is free, but the festival will be collecting donations for Gleaners Food Bank to help them support community members amid rising food insecurity.