First six shows announced of new summer drive-in concert series at Peterborough Memorial Centre

PTBOLive Summer Concert series features performances by Shaun Majumder with Ali Hassan, The Trews with Adam and Cale Gontier, Splash 'N Boots, Classic Albums Live, Jim Cuddy Band with Express & Company, and Big Wreck with Heaps

Canadian rockers Big Wreck perform in the Peterborough Memorial Centre parking lot on July 2, 2021, as one of the first six shows announced as part of the new PTBOLive Summer Concert Series. Kawartha Lakes band Heaps will open. (Photo: Warner Music Canada)
Canadian rockers Big Wreck perform in the Peterborough Memorial Centre parking lot on July 2, 2021, as one of the first six shows announced as part of the new PTBOLive Summer Concert Series. Kawartha Lakes band Heaps will open. (Photo: Warner Music Canada)

Live performance is returning to Peterborough in summer 2021 with the launch of the PTBOLive Summer Concert Series, presented by the Peterborough Memorial Centre, Showplace Performance Centre, and Market Hall Performing Arts Centre.

On Monday (April 12), organizers announced the first six shows of the new drive-in series, which takes place in the Peterborough Memorial Centre parking lot and includes some local talent.

The series kicks off at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 4th with a stand-up comedy show featuring headliner Shaun Majumder, a comedian and actor best known for his 17 years starring on CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes, along with Ali Hassan, a stand-up comic and host of CBC Radio’s Laugh Out Loud. Tickets are $150 per vehicle for the front row, $100 for general admission area #1 (next 11 rows), or $75 for general admission area #2 (last two rows).

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The first music show begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 5th when Canadian hard rockers The Trews take to the outdoor stage. Opening the show are special guests Adam and Cale Gontier, the two Peterborough cousins who make up half of the rock Canadian-American rock supergroup Saint Asonia (Adam is also the former frontman of Three Days Grace). Tickets are $200 per vehicle for the front row, $150 for general admission area #1 (next 11 rows), or $100 for general admission area #2 (last two rows).

An afternoon of family fun and music follows at 3 p.m on Sunday, June 6th with a performance by the wildly popular Canadian children’s entertainers Splash ‘N Boots, who won the 2019 Juno Award for Children’s Album of the Year. Tickets are $100 per vehicle for the front row, $75 for general admission area #1 (next 11 rows), or $50 for general admission area #2 (last two rows).

Classic rock comes to PTBOLive at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 18th, when Toronto’s Classic Albums Live performs Pink Floyd’s groundbreaking 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon note for note and cut for cut. Tickets are $200 per vehicle for the front row, $150 for general admission area #1 (next 11 rows), or $100 for general admission area #2 (last two rows).

The first six shows of the new PTBOLive Summer Concert Series, a joint presentation of Peterborough Memorial Centre, Showplace Performance Centre. and Market Hall Performing Arts Centre. (Graphic: PTBOLive)
The first six shows of the new PTBOLive Summer Concert Series, a joint presentation of Peterborough Memorial Centre, Showplace Performance Centre. and Market Hall Performing Arts Centre. (Graphic: PTBOLive)

The Jim Cuddy Band returns to the Peterborough Memorial Centre outside stage at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 26th, with local folk-roots band Express & Company opening. Tickets are $200 per vehicle for the front row, $150 for general admission area #1 (next 11 rows), or $100 for general admission area #2 (last two rows).

Celebrate the Canada Day long weekend when Canadian rockers Big Wreck perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 2nd, with Kawartha Lakes band Heaps (formerly known as The Kents) opening the show. Tickets are $225 per vehicle for the front row, $175 for general admission area #1 (next 11 rows), or $125 for general admission area #2 (last two rows).

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Tickets for all six shows go on pre-sale for PMCScoop members at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14th (online only at tickets.memorialcentre.ca) and for the general public at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 16th (online at tickets.memorialcentre.ca or over the phone at 705-743-3561)

There is a limit of one ticket per order, with a maximum capacity of 234 vehicles per show. Parking spots are assigned upon arrival.

More shows in the PTBOLive Summer Concert Series will be announced soon.

Each PTBOLive show is limited to 234 vehicles, with different admission prices per show depending on where you want to park. (Graphic: Peterborough Memorial Centre)
Each PTBOLive show is limited to 234 vehicles, with different admission prices per show depending on where you want to park. (Graphic: Peterborough Memorial Centre)

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