From June 8-16th, Burlington’s Downtown and Waterfront is alive with the sound of music as the city plays host to Canada’s largest free music festival. Over 200,000 visitors are expected to listen in at the Sound of Music Festival, with its eclectic combination of new and emerging artists, past favourites and some of today’s most popular performers.
This year the Festival marks its 40th anniversary with nine days straight of celebrations, with highlights like the Downtown Streetfest (five live performance areas, June 14-16), Family Zone (June 15-16), Grande Festival Parade (June 15), vendor markets, a carnival, free concerts on Father’s Day Weekend (June 13-16) and an amazing fireworks show when the music ends on the festival’s last day. Free live music is also offered Sunday through Wednesday with over 30 bands and emerging artists playing at bars in the city.
The Festival kicks off on Saturday June 8th at 3:00 pm. General admission tickets are available now to catch acts including Headstones, Bush, +Live+, Monster Truck, Crown Lands, Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion and the Castor Troys. The free Father’s Day weekend concert line up features Terri Clark, Lonestar, Grandson, David Wilcox, Bedouin Soundclash, Cowboy Junkies, Skydiggers, Hawksley Workman, Burlington’s own The Spoons, and over 75 other artists performing. Additional artists will continue to be announced as the festival date approaches.
Visit the festival website for full line up details, show times and general admission and VIP tickets.