The Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport revealed the upcoming concert series, called “ONtour,” last week and it means that you will be able to see some of the province’s and Canada’s biggest and brightest musical talents FOR FREE this summer.


ONtour will provide the soundtrack for the Summer of ’17, stopping in more than 20 communities across the province and showcasing some of Ontario’s brightest musical talent.

From Peterborough to Blind River, from Ajax to Kenora, from Hamilton to Sudbury, audiences will have the opportunity to attend a free concert featuring at least three acts. More than 50 Ontario artists will be part of the ONtour Concert Series and approximately 80,000 people are expected to attend the free concerts across the province. Locally, the tour is set to hit St. Catharines on Aug 30th at Montebello Park from 6-9 pm with the exact lineup yet to be confirmed.


According to reports Amanda Marshall has now been confirmed for the St. Catharines concert date. Amanda  Marshall is a Canadian poprock singer who has released three studio albums, the first was certified Diamond in Canada, with the latter two certified 3x Platinum and Platinum respectively. She is best known for her 1996 single, “Birmingham“, which reached number 3 in Canada and was her only song to reach the US charts. 


Marshall in concert:

Other news regarding musical acts has not been released for St. Catharines, however, the list of more than 50 acts that will be part of the overall tour has been confirmed as including:

Jim Cuddy Band…

cuddySerena Ryder…


Kim Mitchell…


and so many more including:The Tea Party, Magic!, Tom Cochrane, James Barker Band, Our Lady Peace, Big Wreck, Kardinal Offishall, The Philospher Kings, Barenaked Ladies, Mélanie Brulée, USS, Alx Veliz, Anjulie, Jonathan Roy, Coleman Hell, Scott Helman, Rivertown Saints, Michelle Treacy, Francesco Yates, DJ Shub, Karl Wolf, Next Generation Leahy, Tyler Shaw, Midnight Shine, Mia Martina and others.

The full details of exactly who will be performing at each of the locations have yet to be announced, but the news is exciting for music lovers regardless.

Schedule of Tour to Date:

June 25: Alderville First Nation

June 27: Toronto

July 8: Blind River

July 16: Sault Ste Marie

July 21: Kitchener

July 23: Barrie

July 29: Ajax

Aug. 2: Peterborough

Aug. 3: London

Aug. 5: Hamilton

Aug. 9: Thunder Bay

Aug. 10: Kenora

Aug. 12: Port Hope

Aug.16: Huntsville

Aug.19: Sudbury

Aug. 24: Guelph

Aug. 26: Timmins

Aug. 30: St. Catharines

Sept. 1: Brampton

Sept. 2: Mississauga

Sept. 7: Six Nations of the Grand River

Sept. 10: Markham

Sept. 17: Petawawa


For more details about the dates and locations visit their page here.

The events will run, rain or shine, until Sept. 17.

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