It’s the return of live music!

Music is food for the soul, and there is no better time to feast than in the summer. Prepare to eat, dance and sing your heart out! Here are twelve music festivals you can look forward to this summer.

When: Thursday, August 25 – Sunday, August 28

End your summer on a high note when you attend the 2022 Limestone City Blues Festival! Located in the heart of beautiful Downtown Kingston, it’s bound to be a party for the books as you rock out to some emotionally charged melodies that will have you either singing or crying all night long!

When: May 14 – October 8 (6 Dates)

If you are looking for some extra fun thai summer without breaking the bank then Winchester’s very own Music in the Park series is perfect for you. Grab the family and head down to Sweet Corner Park on select dates all summer long to enjoy live music from bands like The Ken Workman Band and The Barrow Gang!

When: Thursday, June 16 – Saturday, June 18

Celebrate Galop Canal’s tenth annual BlueGrass Festival this June! With a lineup of excellent talent including New Bruinswick’s very own Ray Legere & Acoustic Horizon and Highway Train, as well as some more local favourites like the Dusty Drifters, you will be rocking out all weekend long!

When: Saturday, July 2

Catch some of your favourite covers in the Bay of Quinte this summer by attending their Big Summer Concert! Headlined by the talented Dwayne Gretzky Band, you will be sure to hear some of your favourite classics from classic rock to pop!

When: Thursday, July 14 – Saturday, July 16

Get ready for a weekend of rock ‘n roll this summer at Belleville’s very own Rockfest! Each night gates open at 5:30, where you can look forward to seeing great musical talent including Jenny Berggren of Ace of Base and The Glorious Sons!

When: Thursday, July 7 – Sunday July 10 

If country music speaks to your soul then mark your calendar for this year’s Hollyrood Country Jamboree! The set list is composed of plenty of amazing country talent including two chart topping CCMA award winners – Don Walker and Bobby Wills!

When: Friday, July 22 – Sunday July 24

The perfect date for the perfect music festival! This year Gananoque is transforming their local Ramada by Wyndham Provincial Inn into a festival to remember! The line up includes Quebec’s Eric Sandmark & His Rumblers, the Ichi-Bons, The Reverb Syndicates and many more, including four very talented DJs to get the vibe pumping!

When: Thursday, August 4 – Saturday, August 6

It’s a country music weekend over in Newburgh this August, where you can stay for the day or all weekend long if you have a trailer! Whether you are camping or not, you can be sure to catch some great musicians performing all day and all night both Friday and Saturday, including Rae Palmer, The Classic Country Boyz and the Bowes Brothers.

When: Saturday, June 11 & Friday July 1

Calling all 90s babies! Get ready to rock this summer at the MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co. annual Live at the Grandstand concert series! You can catch a bus in Kingston and dress in your very best 90s attire before heading in to listen to some great artists including the very talented Dwayne Gretzky band.

When: TBD

With its stunning, rustic, open and airy barn, Furnace Falls Farm is the perfect place for live music during the summertime! This year’s dates have not yet been set, so keep an eye out for updates on this exciting event coming summer 2022!

When: June 30 – August 25 (9 dates)

Live music on a Sunday? How about live music every Sunday for the entire summer! Prescott is ready to spoil us all with their 2022 summer concert series, where they invite a new musician or band to perform every Sunday from June 30th until the end of August! What a perfect way to start the week!

When: Thursday, July 21 – Sunday, July 24

After missing two years of live music, this year the Kemptville Live Music Festival is back with a vengeance! You can camp out all weekend and expect to get four full days of fantastic music, shopping, food and drinks! This year’s musical guests include Tom Cochran, Andy Kim, and Glass Tiger just to name a few!

Looking for more fun events to add to your bucket list this summer? Check out our blog on Summer Events happening in 2022