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Canadian Music Week, Toronto, May 6-12: Canada’s leading new music event showcasing local and international artists from all genres


OVO Fest, Toronto, June 1: performances by Drake and a roster of his closest friends at Ontario Place’s Budweiser Stage
WESTFEST, Ottawa, June 7-9: annual FREE three-day music and art festival with over 100 Canadian artists
Ever After Music Festival, Kitchener, June 7-9: high energy fest that includes camping, waterpark, rides, games and more
Luminato, Toronto, June 7-23: an unforgettable, multi-sensory experience of theatre, music and dance
NXNE, Toronto, June 7-16: one of our favourite festivals comes roaring back with Club Land, Game Land and Festival Village at Yonge-Dundas Square
Sound of Music Festival, Burlington, June 8-16: 40th anniversary of eclectic new and emerging artists as well as today’s popular performers and favourites from the past
Tottenham Bluegrass Festival, Tottenham, June 14-16: dust off your boots for popular and award winning bands from the US and across Canada
Irie Music Festival, Mississauga, June 21-22: move to the rhythm of reggae, salsa, calypso and ska
TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, Ottawa, June 21-July 1: is there anything smoother than jazz? With Nora Jones headlining this festival, we think not. Psst: everything's free on Canada Day
Bud Light Escapade Music Festival, Ottawa, June 22-23: celebrating 10 years of electronic music with new artists, design and more booming in Canada’s capital
Bud Light Dreams Festival, Toronto, June 29-30: two days and three stages of electronic music for the most discerning fan on the shores of Lake Ontario
MusicFest, Peterborough, June 29-August 17: live music and concerts every Wednesday and Saturday at Del Crary Park


Sunfest, London, July 4-7: a celebration of world music and jazz, plus food, craft and art
Northern Lights Festival Boréal, Sudbury, July 5-7: Northeastern Ontario and headliner, Sam Roberts Band, calls you to Sudbury for an event that gets bigger and better every year
RBC Bluesfest, Ottawa, July 4-14: blues aficionados converge on LeBreton Flats for two weeks to celebrate 25 years of the best in blues
Mariposa Folk Festival, Orillia, July 5-7: the ‘grand dame’ of Ontario folk festivals presents Jason Isbell and First Aid Kit
Beaches International Jazz Festival, Toronto, July 5-28: a staple of summer in Toronto returning for its 31st year
Toronto Caribbean Carnival, Toronto, July 7-August 11: a month long, not-to-miss explosion of Caribbean music, food, culture and spectacle
Rock The Park, London, July 10-13: two days of down-home country and classic hip-hop transforms The Forest City into Music City
Go North Music Festival, St. Joseph Island, July 13: a full day of folk, roots, bluegrass, rock, pop plus beer, food and camping
River and Sky, West Nipissing, July 17-21: camping, hiking, swimming and amazing music
Minden Hills Bluegrass Festival, Minden Hills, July 18-20: world-class bluegrass acts pick their way to this idyllic village 
Big Sky Music Festival, Oro-Medonte, July 20: get back to the classics with legends Alabama, Diamond Rio and Travis Tritt
Mattawa Voyageur Days, Mattawa, July 26-28: three days of country, rock and folk
Rock on the River, Timmins, July 26-27: top notch musical entertainment comes to Timmins
Hillside Summer Festival, Guelph, July 12-14: a multi-genre, diverse musical celebration of at Guelph Lake
WTFest, Brantford, July 27: lineup includes The Sheepdogs, USS & The Beaches at Brantford’s music and arts festival in Lion’s Park


Harbourfest, Kenora, August 3-4: the largest two-day music festival in Northwestern Ontario
VELD Music Festival, Toronto, August 3-4: two days of internationally acclaimed EDM spinning on the massive stage at Downsview Park
Boots & Hearts, Oro-Medonte, August 8-11: annual country music mash-up at Burl’s Creek featuring Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Cole Swindell
Goderich Celtic Roots Festival, Goderich August 9-11: come celebrate the music and energy of Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Kitchener Blues Festival, August 8-11: Kitchener will host Canadian greats like Tom Cochrane, Kim Mitchell, The Northern Pikes on three downtown stages
Afrofest, Toronto, August 11: celebrate the soul of Africa comes to Woodbine Park in the heart of Toronto
Havelock Country Jamboree, Havelock, August 15-18: Canada's largest live outdoor country music and camping festival reaches 30 years
Rockin The Rock, Little Current, Manitoulin Island, August 16-17: rock out with Platinum Blond, Glass Tiger and Trooper
RiverFest, Elora, August 16-18: showcasing the who’s who on the Canadian music scene in an idyllic location


Parkjam Music Festival, London, September 5-14: London's newest outdoor music experience with rock, country and EDM
SUPERCRAWL, Hamilton, September 13-15: art, music, food and fashion festival in downtown Hamilton, featuring Wintersleep
Wake the Giant, Thunder Bay, September 14: great music for a great cause, it's a win-win
Troubadour Festival, Barrie, September 20-21: roots, folk, indie rock, rap, Americana with performances by Matt Andersen, Cowboy Junkies, Bedouin Soundclash, Old Man Luedecke, The East Pointers and more
Festival of Small Halls, Eastern Ontario, September 12-29: celebrate musical acts in small, intimate venues this fall

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