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Enjoy Your Summer with Live Music in Durham

Full Disclosure: There is nothing that makes me happier than to spend a warm summer day or evening listening to good live music while enjoying the outdoors. Last month we listed our 2016 Edition of Alma Latina’s Top 10 Summer Festivals in the city— hopefully you have enjoyed a few good ones that have already happened. But if all you want to do is listen to music— any music— then you’re in luck because Durham Region offers many a choice of live performances in every municipality. Best of all? You don’t have to spend a penny enjoying some fantastic live music in the many outdoor concerts that are offered throughout the region. Just bring a lawn chair or a blanket (don’t forget the sunscreen), sit back, relax and enjoy. Oh, and if the mood strikes, dance like no one’s watching.

ESPLANADE PARK CONCERT SERIES

When: Sundays at 2:00 pm in July and August.
Where: Esplanade Park at the Gazebo (Pickering City Hall)
Music: Anything from contemporary pop hits to rock n’ roll.
Please note: There will be no concert on Sunday, July 3 or Sunday, August 7, 2016.

2016 Summer Line Up:
July 10 – Pickering Community Concert Band
July 17 – My Sweet Patootie
July 24 – Silverheels
July 31 – The Grey Matters Band
August 14 – Jimmy Pearson
August 21 – The Liverpool 4
August 28 – Whiskey Mojo

PICKERING COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND PERFORMING AT PICKERING CITY HALL:

CITY OF PICKERING WATERFRONT CONCERT SERIES

When: Thursday Evenings in July and August from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
Where: Millennium Square (at the bottom of Liverpool Rd)
Music: Anything from contemporary pop hits to rock n’ roll.
In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be cancelled

2016 Summer Line Up:
July 7 – Straight Shooter
July 14 – Vintage
July 21 – Voodoo Pawn Shop
July 28 – Back Spin
August 4 – Bing Serrao & The Ramblers
August 18 – Kim & Company
August 25 – Stacey Renee

AJAX MUSIC IN THE SQUARE:

Where: Heritage Square (Ajax City Hall, Harwood Avenue)
When: Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Music: Tribute artists who look, sound and perform just like the real entertainers, performing today’s most popular songs.

2016 Summer Line Up:
July 20 – Taylor Swift and Kary Perry
August 3 – Motown Mania
August 17 – ABBAMania
August 31 – Matt Cage Elvis Tribute

WHITBY MUSIC IN THE PARK (Now on 2 Locations)

Where: Rotary Centennial Park – 800 Brock Street South and Grass Park – 41 Baldwin Street, in Brooklyn
When: Wednesday evenings (Rotary) and Thursday evenings (Brooklyn), starting at 7:00 pm
Music: Blues, classics and jazz

2016 Summer Line Up for Rotary Centennial Park:
July 6th – Jackson Fox Band
July 13th – Davis and Grant
July 20th – Trac4!
July 27th – Dual Soul
August 3rd – The Aristocrats
August 10th – 2nd Shift
August 17th – Terri and Rick Children’s Show
August 24th – September Sky

2016 Summer Line Up for Grass Park (Brooklyn):
July 7th – Chantal Rouette
July 14th – Raffaele Marchione and the Midnight Council Band
July 21st – Robert D’Cruz Band
July 28th – P.R.J. Blues Band
August 4th – Diane Williamson Rock
August 11th – Terry B-3
August 18th – Terri and Rick Children’s Show
August 25th – Charlie Davis Band

OSHAWA CONCERTS IN THE PARK:

Where: Memorial Park Bandshell (Memorial Park – Simcoe Street South between Metcalfe and John Street)
When: Thursday evenings, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (unless noted otherwise) Concerts nights with two bands will be 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. with a brief intermission at 7:45 p.m.
Music: Opera, rock, pop and jazz music

2016 Summer Line Up:
July 7 – Jabel – Jazzy Blues and The Fade Kings – Jazz, Blues and Rock
July 14 – The Professors of Funk – Motown and Funk
July 21 – Beagle Beach (50s to 70s Tribute) and Eric Lambier (Rhythm and Blues)
July 28 – Blimp Rock (Light Hearted Rock) and The Wanted (Folk and Rock ‘n Roll)
August 4 – GT Harris and the Gunslingers (Country, Americana) and Stacey Renee (Country, Rock, Pop, Top 40)
August 11 – Opera Pops Plus and Oshawa Opera (Opera)
August 18 – Andy Earle and the Bandits (Jazz, Blues, Pop) and DD Francois (Jazz, Blues, Funk and Rock)
August 25 – Ron Moore featuring Songs in the Key of Elvis

PORT PERRY SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK:

Where: Gazebo in Palmer Park (Port Perry, Water St between Scugog and Queen Streets)
When: Sunday evenings, starting at 6:30 pm
Music: Contemporary pop hits, rock, blues and jazz music

2016 Summer Line Up:
Jul 10 – Swingtime Melodies
Jul 17 – Gank & the Extension Cords
Jul 24 – Liz Auston
Jul 31 – Ribfest event – no concert
Aug 07 – Uxbridge Community Concert Band
Aug 14 – Irwin Smith
Aug 21 – Liz Auston
Aug 28 – George Timms
Sept 4 – Blue Sky Flyers

BOWMANVILLE CONCERTS IN THE PARK:

Where: Rotary Park – Queen & Temperance Streets, Bowmanville
When: Thursday evenings, starting at 7:00 pm
Music: Contemporary pop hits, rock, big band, blues and jazz music

2016 Summer Line Up:
July 7 – Little Peter & the Elegants
July 14 – Swing Shift Big Band
July 21 – Charles Street Big Band
July 28 – Hotel California
August 4 – Toronto All-Star Big Band
August 11 – Robbie Lane & The Disciples
August 18 – Rainstone
August 25 – Emily Creek

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