The sweet sound of live music will be filling Burlington’s Central Park Bandshell all summer when Concerts in the Park begins on Sunday.
Free musical entertainment under the open sky is being offered for all ages and tastes.
This incredible showcase runs in June, July and August starting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays at 2299 New St.
Keep in mind, concerts and performances are subject to change. In the event of inclement weather, where possible, concerts at Central Park Bandshell will move inside the Music Centre at 2311 New St.
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Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the tunes! Here’s the complete breakdown by month:
Sunday, June 18 – Burlington Teen Tour Band, BTTB Alumni & Burlington Junior Redcoats
More than 200 musicians on stage as Burlington Teen Tour Band Alumni and The Burlington Junior Redcoats join the Burlington Teen Tour Band to open the 2017 Summer Concert Series and celebrate 70 years of music in the community by the Burlington Teen Tour Band.
Wednesday, June 21 – Silver Swing
A group of local musicians playing the big band standards in traditional style and harmony.
Sunday, June 25 – Milton Show Band
A harmonius ensemble with an ever-expanding repertoire covering everything from jazz and blues to rock and swing.
Wednesday, June 28 – Dixieland Plus
Nine-piece group founded 20 years ago by Ancaster pianist Bill Middleton and dedicated to re-creating the free-flowing Dixieland style of New Orleans, plus some of today’s more modern tunes.
Sunday, July 2 – Burlington Top Hat Marching Orchestra
The unique musical styling of one of Burlington’s most popular groups.
Wednesday, July 5 – Subourbon Street
Dixieland Jazz Band in the traditional New Orleans Style.
Sunday, July 9 – Burlington Teen Tour Band
Canada’s largest and most award-winning Youth Marching Band – The Pride of Burlington in Concert.
Wednesday, July 12 – Sophisticated Swing
Burlington-based 19-piece plus Big Band formed by Burlington trombonist Carl Hamilton in 1999. The band plays the classic big band hits of the ’40s and ’50s but specializes in all musical genres from the ’60s to the present day.
Sunday, July 16 – Weston Silver Band
In its 96th year, this two-time North American Brass Band Champion Weston Silver Band traces its history back to 1921 when it was created as the Weston Boys’ Band by George Sainsbury. Under the direction of Larry Shields, the band’s membership is made up of accomplished brass players from the GTA and surrounding areas.
Wednesday, July 19 – Mississauga Big Band Ensemble
The Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble is a dedicated group of musicians trying to keep the sounds of the Big Band Jazz alive.
Sunday, July 23 – Andre Bisson
Six-piece rhythm & blues band with the sounds of Motown. This group has performed in Ireland, England, and Wales and across North America.
Wednesday, July 26 – Mississauga Pops Concert Band
Local musicians who perform throughout the community, they entertain audiences with their repertoire of Pops, Broadway, Light ‘n’ Easy and Classical music
Sunday, July 30 – Lincoln Concert Band
With more than 30 local musicians ,the Lincoln Concert Band performs at local retirement homes and festivals throughout Southwestern Ontario.
Wednesday, Aug. 2 – Caledon Concert Band
Community concert band performing all styles from Broadway to Beatles to Beethoven.
Sunday, Aug. 6 – Al Hirsch Orchestra
Dance Orchestra of local professional musicians providing music from the Big Band Era to Latin American Favourites.
Wednesday, Aug. 9 – The Hired Hitmen
Niagara’s premiere oldies dance band featuring American Bandstand style jukebox hits of 1955-1976. Listen to the nostalgic songs of rock and roll history such as Chuck Berry, Paul Anka, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Bill Haley and many, many more.
Sunday, Aug. 13 – Burlington Concert Band
Enjoy our Summer Concerts Finale with the Burlington Concert Band as they perform selections from Broadway, Classical & Contemporary.