Every year a town anxiously awaits an event that will showcase it’s uniqueness and sense of community. For two months in the heart of summer, Peterborough Musicfest galvanizes a city and greatly impacts an economy with 19 free concerts.  Popular bands such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Tegan and Sara, Walk Off the Earth, Emerson Drive, and Randy Bachman, and Chad Brownlee have graced the Fred Anderson Stage at Del Crary Park. In 2015, Peterborough Musicfest was recognized as a Top 100 Festival and Event in Ontario. On the shores of picturesque Little Lake, Peterborough Musicfest, by entertaining locals with prominent live acts, generates a sizable economic impact to local business and tourist attractions. In 2016, an Economic Impact Study revealed that Musicfest provides a $4.2 million boost to the region through hotels, restaurants and shopping, with 125,000 attendees each year.

This 8-week summer music event is funded completely through corporate sponsorship, government support at all levels, fundraising initiatives, and private donations.

Peterborough Musicfest is proud of the past 29 years and looks forward to season 30 being as entertaining as ever. The sparks begin at Del Crary Park every Wednesday and Saturday night from June 25, 2016 and ending on August 24, 2016.

The 2016 lineup is as follows:

Saturday, June 25
Serena Ryder

Wednesday, June 29
Kiefer Sutherland
Country Rock

Friday, July 1
PowerHouse: Chicago Tribute

Saturday, July 2
I Mother Earth feat. Edwin

Wednesday, July 6

Saturday, July 9
Sultans of String

Wednesday, July 13
TD Bank Group presents…
Hey Rosetta!

Saturday, July 16
The Reklaws (Opener) Cold Creek County

Wednesday, July 20
Oldies 96.7 presents…
Union City (Opener) Gentlemen Husbands

Saturday, July 23
The Box

Wednesday, July 27
Canadiana Roots Alternative

Saturday, July 30
The Last Waltz
Blues Rock

Wednesday, August 3
MacArthur Clark & Meghan Patrick

Saturday, August 6
The Spoons

Wednesday, August 10
100.5 Fresh Radio presents…
Jocelyn Alice & Ria Mae

Saturday, August 13
Classic Albums Live: Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Wednesday, August 17
Darling Insurance presents…
Hotel California: Eagles Tribute

Saturday, August 20
Platinum Blonde
Classic Rock

Wednesday, August 24
High Valley

More information can be found on the Peterborough Musicfest web site at http://www.ptbomusicfest.ca/index.php