2015 Music Express Summer Concert Guide

Arcade Fire Meets The Rolling Stones!

Yes it’s that time again when the summer concert festivals swing into action with both grandiose and modest events attracting both mega concert performers, up-and –coming big names and every other permutation from classic rock, alternative, punk, blues and country.

Below is a compilation of events and their locations for your information. You are encouraged to get out and support events in your region and catch some amazing live performances at affordable prices in some picturesque locations.

June 11-June 21 Winnipeg International Jazz Festival – Key Acts: Buddy Guy, Chuck Bradley, Zola Jesus.

June 12-13 Bestival Canada – Hanlon’s Point Beach, Toronto Island – Key Acts: Florence + The Machine, Nas.

June 13 Caledon Day, Caledon On- Key Act – Trooper.

June 12-21 Red River Exhibition, Winnipeg Exhibition Park. Key Acts: The Guess Who, Shawn Desman, The Glorious Sons.

June 13, June 18-21 Sound Of Music, Burlington ON , TD Stage Waterfront, Hyundai Stage Waterfront Hotel – Key Acts: Loverboy, Weezer, Collective Soul, The Tea Party, Our Lady Peace, Beautiful Nothing.

June 14-15 WT Festival, Lions Park Brantford ON – Key Acts: Trews, Big Wreck, Lights.

June 25-28 Dauphin Country Fest – Dauphin MB – Key Acts: Charlie Major, Black Stone Cherry, Miranda Lambert, Doc Walker.

June 26-28 Friendship Festival – Mathers Arch Park – Key Acts- TBA.

July 1-5 Pioneer Days, Onondaga Street, Oromocto, N.B – Key Acts – Trooper, , Julien Austin, Alter Ego.

July 3-12 Calgary Stampede – Various Stages. Key Acts: Kiesza (July 3), Brett Kissell (July 4), Lights (July 6), OK Go (July 7), July Talk (July 8), Arkells (July 11) Magic! (July 12).

July 8-19 Ottawa RBC Bluesfest – LeBreton Flats – Key Acts: Jason Aldean (July 9), Kanye West/Marianas Trench (July 10), Blue Rodeo/Ceelo Greene/Arkells (July 12), Future Islands/Lynyrd Skynyrd (July 14), Hedley (July 15), Keith Urban (July 16), The Tragically Hip (July 17), Deep Purple/Interpol/Simple Plan (July 18), Randy Bachman/Johnny Reid/Weird Al Yankovic (July 19).

July 9-12 Craven Country Jamboree, Craven SK- Key Acts: Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean.

July 9-19 Festival d’ete de Quebec, Bell Stage, Plains of Abraham, Quebec City – Key Acts: The Rolling Stones (July 15), Keith Urban (July 10), Foo Fighters (July 11), Boston (July 13), Megadeth (July 18), Nickelback (July 19).

Rolling Stones July 15th, Quebec City. Only Canadian Zip Code concert appearance.

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July 9-12 Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Hunter River PEI – Key Acts – Rod Stewart, Steve Earle, Kira Isabella, Keith Urban, Jimmy Rankin, Alan Doyle.

July 10-11 Kitchener Big Fest- McLellan Park – Key Acts: Soundgarden, Jane’s Addiction, Monster Truck, Extreme, Beautiful Nothing, Glorious Sons.

July 10-11 Summer Sensation Beach Music Festival, Sylvan Lake AB – Centennial Park – Key Acts: Hedley, Our Lady Peace, Matthew Good, Dear Rouge.

July 11 Confederation Hill Music Festival – St John’s NFLD – Key Acts – Rod Stewart, Goo Goo Dolls.

July 14-18 Rock In The Park, London On. – Harris Park- Key Acts: Train, Smashmouth, Gin Blossoms, Keith Urban, Arkells, Dallas Smith.

Kira Isabella; Queen of Canada's Country Festival circuit
Kira Isabella; Queen of Canada’s Country Festival circuit

July 15 Rockstar Energy Mayhem, Molson Echo Beach Toronto -Key Acts: Slayer, King Diamond, Devil Wears Prada.

July 16-19 Pemberton Music Festival- Pemberton Valley BC – Key Acts: Kendrick Lamar, The Black Keys, Tiesto Hozier, Kid Cudi, Weezer, Jane’s Addiction, Billy Talent, Sam Roberts Band, July Talk.

July 17-18 New Music Festival Barrie ON- Heritage Park – Key Acts: Big Wreck, Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts, USS, Down With Webster.

July 17-18 Fred Rock Fest Fredericton NB -Fredericton City Hall Grounds – Key Acts: Blue Rodeo, Monster Truck, Joel Plaskett Emergency.

July 22-25 Medicine Hat Exhibition, Medicine Hat AB – Key Acts – Trooper, Kim Mitchell, Prism.

July 17-21 Edmonton K-Days – key Acts: Theory Of A Dead Man, July Talk, Trooper, Headstones, Lights.

July 23 Edgefest One – Toronto Echo Beach – Key Acts: Milky Chance, Elle King, X-Ambassadors.

July 23-26 Mattawa Voyageur Days. Mattawa On – Timmins Park – Key Acts: Tom Cochrane, Trooper, Sam Roberts Band.

July 23-24 Empire Festival, Empire Square Belleville On. – Key Acts: TBA.

July 24 Iroquois Falls Summer Rush, Iroquois Falls ON – Key Acts – Trooper, Dallas Smith.

July 24-26 Wayhome Music Festival – Burl’s Creek Event Ground, Oro-Medonte ON. Key Acts: Neil Young, Brandon Flowers, Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse.

July 24-26 Centre Of Gravity Beach Party -Kelowna BC – Key Acts: Flo Rida, Diplo, Zed’s End, Photogram.

July 24-26 Hillside Festival Guelph ON. – Guelph Lake Island – Key Acts: Daniel Lanois, Great Lake Swimmers, Tim Chaisson.

July 25 – Hagarsville Music Fest, Grant Kett Memorial Park, Hagersville, On – Key Acts – Alan Doyle, Tim Hicks.

July 27-August 2 , Calgary International Blues Festival – Key Acts- Amos Garrett, Bobby Rush, Vernon Wills.

Trooper: East-West Relentless touring
Trooper: East-West Relentless touring

July 29 – Edgefest Two Toronto – Echo Beach – Key Acts- Incubus, Deftones, The Bos.

July 29 – Queen City Exhibition – Regina SK – Key Acts: Magic!, Daughtrey, Gin Blossoms, Shawn Mendes.

July 31-August 2 Osheaga Montreal, Parc –Jean Drapeau. Key Acts: Florence + The Machine, The Black Keys, Weezer, Kendrick Lamar.

July 31-August 2, Parlee Beach Music Festival, Shediac Centre for Speed, Shediac N.B – Key Acts: Matt Minglewood/Sam Moon, The Trews, Five Man Electrical Band, Platinum Blonde.

July 31-August 2 Big Valley Jamboree, Camrose AB – Key Acts: Reba McEntire, Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Brad Paisley.

July 31-August 2 Rockin The Fields of Minnedosa, Lake Minnedosa MB- Key Acts: Econoline Crush, The Glorious Sons, Wide Mouth Mason, Moist, The Tea Party.

July 31-August 2, Kenora Harbourfest, Kenora ON – Key Acts: Loverboy, Daughtry, Night Ranger, Tim Hicks.

July 31 – August 2 North Bay Summer In The Park, Waterfront Park, North Bay ON – Key Acts: Burton Cummings, Johnny Reid, Autumn Hill, Alan Frew.

July 31 – August 3 – Kempenfest Barrie ON -Key Acts – Trooper, April Wine, George Canyon.

July 31-August 4 – George Street Festival – St John’s NFLD – Key Acts- Gin Blossoms, Northern Pikes, Ron Hynes.

August 1-2 Turtle Music Festival, Kinsman Park Parry Sound ON – Key Acts – I Mother Earth, Great Lake Swimmers, Limblifter.

August 1-2 Veld 2015 Toronto, Downsview Park. Key Acts: DeadMaus 5, Hardwell – Other EDM acts to be announced.

August 2-3 OVO Fest Toronto, Molson Canadian Ampitheatre. Key Acts: Drake, J.Cole, Big Sean plus others.

August 4-9 Saskatoon Exhibition – Key Acts: Magic!, Daughtry, Hedley More TBA.

Platinum Blonde - Busy Summer schedule.
Platinum Blonde – Busy Summer schedule.

August 5-9 Penticton Peach Festival, Penticton BC. Key Acts: Barney Bentall, 54:40, George Canyon.

August 6-9 Navan Fair, Navan On. – Key Acts- Trooper, Brett Kissel, Carroll Baker.

August 6-9 Boots And Hearts – Burl’s Creek Event Ground, Oro-Medonte ON. Key Acts: Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, Dallas Smith.

August 7-9 Festival of Friends Hamilton ON – Ancaster Fairgrounds – Key Acts: The Box.

August 7-9 Squamish Valley Music Festival ,Logger Sports Grounds, Squamish B.C Key Acts: Mumford & Sons, Drake, Sam Smith, Brandon Flowers, Alabama Shakes.

August 12-16 BC Northern Exhibition, Prince George BC – Key Acts: TBA.

August 13-16 Havelock Country Jamboree- County Rd 48 Havelock ON- Key Acts: Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Gord Bamford, The Stampeders, Brent Kissell.

August 15 Edgefest 3 Toronto – Echo Beach – Key Acts: Mother Mother, Kongo’s, Scott Helman.

August 14-15 Come Rock N Roar Spanish ON – Four Seasons Waterfront Complex – Key Acts: Platinum Blonde, 54:40, Saga, Sass Jordan, Carole Pope, Brighton Rock.

August 14-16 Elora Riverfest. Bissell Park, Elora – Key Acts: Metric, Sam Roberts, New Pornographers, Alan Doyle, Lighthouse.

August 21-23 Rock The River, Saskatoon SK -Delta Bessborough Gardens – Key Acts: Kenny Shields & Streetheart, April Wine, Trooper, Saga, The Stampeders, Chilliwack, Kim Mitchell, Doucette.

August 21-September 7 Canadian National Exhibition, Bandshell, Toronto ON- Key Acts: Alan Doyle, America, Rick Springfield, Foghat, Scott Weiland & Wildebouts, Monster Truck, Dallas Smith, Brent Kissel, Tokyo Police Club.

August 22-24 Ironhorse Festival, St Thomas ON- Key Acts: Helix, Autumn Hill.

August 22 Weir Rockin, Upper Sackville NS – Key Acts: Helix, Toronto, Northern Pikes.

Big Wreck: Headline favorites.
Big Wreck: Headline favorites.

August 22 – September 7th Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver BC – Key Acts: TBA.

August 28-29 New Music Festival Sudbury, Bell Park, Grace Hartman Auditorium – Key Acts: Tim Hicks, Big Wreck, Moist, Kira Isabella.

August 28 – 29 Lucknow’s Music In The Fields, Lucknow ON, Key Acts: The Band Perry, Autumn Hill, Dallas Smith.

August 28-30 Timmins Kayak Festival, Mountjoy Centennial Park, Timmins ON – Key Acts – The Box, Platinum Blonde.

The Box - Timmins Kayak Festival.
The Box – Timmins Kayak Festival.

September 11-13 Southside Shuffle Blues Festival, Memorial Park, Port Credit ON. Key Acts: TBA.

September 11-13 Hamilton Supercrawl 2015 – James St North, Hamilton On. Key Acts: TBA.

September 16-20 POP Montreal Music Festival – Key Acts: Bruce Cockburn, Will Butler, Georgio Moroder, Heartless Bastards.

September 18-20 Toronto Urban Roots Fest, Fort York and Garrison Common. Key Acts: Edwin Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeroes, Of Monsters And Men, Wilco, UB40, Neko Case.

September19-20 Riot Fest Toronto, Downsview Park. Key Acts: Alexisonfire, Wu-Tang Clan,Rancid, Motorhead, Echo And The Bunnymen, Eagles Of Death Metal, Against Me! And more.

All dates subject to change. Please consult, or each individual festival website for further information.

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