Peterborough Musicfest announces summer concert schedule

Line-up for free concert series includes Randy Bachman, Chad Brownlee, Hannah Georgas, Rick Fines, and more

The 29th season of Peterborough Musicfest opens on Saturday, June 27 with a free concert in Del Crary Park featuring Canadian rock icon Randy Bachman
The 29th season of Peterborough Musicfest opens on Saturday, June 27 with a free concert in Del Crary Park featuring Canadian rock icon Randy Bachman

Peterborough Musicfest has announced its concert line-up for the summer of 2015. The 29th season of the festival is dominated by Canadian musicians including Randy Bachman, Chad Brownlee, Hannah Georgas, The Northern Pikes, and Sass Jordan, as well as local artists Melissa Payne and Rick Fines.

The free Peterborough Musicfest concerts take place twice a week from late June to early August at Del Crary Park
The free Peterborough Musicfest concerts take place twice a week from late June to early August at Del Crary Park

The first show of the eight-week season is Canadian rock icon Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive) on Saturday, June 27th. See the complete schedule of performers.

All concerts take place on the Fred Anderson Stage at Del Crary Park, beside Little Lake in downtown Peterborough, every Wednesday and Saturday until August 22nd.

Concerts begin at 8 p.m. and, as always, the concerts are free.

Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets (lawn chairs are available to rent at the main entrance to the park for $4 per chair). VIP seating near the stage is available to sponsors and friends of the festival. Smoking and alcohol is not permitted in Del Crary Park and pets are not allowed during the concerts.

One of the premier tourist attractions of the area, the annual music festival attracts around 125,000 attendees each year and injects around $4.8 million into the local economy.

The festival is funded completely through corporate sponsorship, government support at all levels including the City and County of Peterborough, fundraising initiatives, and private donations.

To find out more about Peterborough Musicfest, visit www.ptbomusicfest.ca or follow Musicfest on Twitter @ptbomusicfest or on Facebook.

in July 2012, Canadian pop superstar Carly Rae Jepsen ("Call Me Maybe") drew the largest crowd ever for Peterborough Musicfest, with 15,000 attendees (photo courtesy of Peterborough Musicfest)
in July 2012, Canadian pop superstar Carly Rae Jepsen (“Call Me Maybe”) drew the largest crowd ever for Peterborough Musicfest, with 15,000 attendees (photo courtesy of Peterborough Musicfest)

2015 Peterborough Musicfest Line-Up

Dates Performer Genre
Saturday, June 27 Randy Bachman Classic Rock
Wednesday, July 1 Hotel California The Eagles Tribute
Saturday, July 4 Melissa Payne Local Folk Pop
Wednesday, July 8 Calypso Rose with Kobo Town International Calypso
Saturday, July 11 The Abrams Folk Rock
Wednesday, July 15 Chad Brownlee Country
Saturday, July 18 Hannah Georgas Indie Pop
Wednesday, July 22 The Northern Pikes Canadiana Rock
Saturday, July 25 Day Tripper The Beatles Tribute
Wednesday, July 29 Rick Fines Folk
Saturday, August 1 David Gogo Blues
Wednesday, August 5 Nearly Neil Neil Diamond Tribute
Saturday, August 8 Sass Jordan Classic Rock
Wednesday, August 12 Home Free A Cappella – Country
Saturday, August 15 The Kruger Brothers Bluegrass
Wednesday, August 19 Francesco Yates & Tyler Shaw Pop – Top 40
Saturday, August 22 Doc Walker Country


Peterborough Musicfest Line-up Launch Event Photos

kawarthaNOW staff photographer Linda McIlwain attended the Peterborough Musicfest Line-Up Launch event on Tuesday, May 5th at Lansdowne Place in Peterborough, featuring Musicfest’s General Manager Tracey Randall, Sales Manager Vince Bierworth, and Business Development Coordinator Tasha Walker.

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