Skip to main content Skip to footer

Mid Week Music

Formerly Music at the Market

Midweek Music will take place in various accessible locations in Owen Sound including the River District. Acts will include solo and duos with a few dates that include full bands.

2024 Mid Week Music Sponsors


Rock the Sound Choir
The Owen Sound Farmers Market
88 8th St E, Owen Sound, ON N4K 1K8

Rock The Sound Choir is a community-based choir in OwenSound, led by Holly Sled. This Choir was formed in 2012 and has been an inclusive haven for all who love to sing.  Rock The Sound Choir puts a new twist on popular music, with sweet harmonies that are magic to the ears.We strive to make our group inclusive to all levels of singers and always welcome new members with open arms.  You can find us (Rock The Sound Choir) on Facebook, for information about upcoming shows, and how you can join this fabulous group of superstars!

Josh Ritchie @ Grey Gallery Gardens

883 2nd Ave E, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H2

Josh Ritchie is a born performer. Ever since he could stand he's had a guitar in his hands and songs in his bones. Now a captivating performer, he commands the stage with the confidence of a seasoned frontman. Ritchie describes himself as an “impressionist singer-songwriter,” likening the principles of his craft to those of the impressionist painters of the 19th century. He doesn’t spoon-feed you a linear story but rather makes an impression of a feeling or a memory, creating a unique connection with every listener. His music is both ambitious, bold and big enough to fill a whole room but at the same time technical and refined when you take a closer look. As a young and ambitious person of colour, Ritchie quickly became fascinated with the relationship between art and activism. Growing up, he was influenced by bands and artists that weren’t afraid to make a statement with their art and he strives to do the same himself. From the minute the kid walks on stage it’s obvious he was meant to be there, serving audiences larger-than-life, stadium-rock energy at every show. 


The Paige Warner Band @ The Manitoba (behind Mudtown along the harbour wall)

With a captivating voice, Paige Warner creates alt-pop music with soul-inspired vocal licks layered on catchy hooks of poetic lyrics. Though her career started as a busker in her small Ontario hometown, her resilience led her to perform on stages such as Massey Hall’s TD Music Hall, Yonge-Dundas Square, Summerfolk, and open for iconic artists including Ron Sexsmith and Monowhales. Her songwriting is catchy and emotive, with lyrics touching on themes such as heartbreak, women empowerment, and love. Paige Warner’s music will tug on your heartstrings or pull you to the dance floor.


The Manitoba sculpture sits on the harbour walkway to the south of the Miller cement silos. It symbolizes the Manitoba, a 305-foot-long ship built by Polson Iron Works in Owen Sound that was the first steel-hulled ship built on the Great Lakes.

The Brown's @ Front Parkette - City of Owen Sound

808 2nd Ave West, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H4

We are a husband & wife team who love to bring music and memories to the soul with our "Blast Of The Past" show. We have both individually been part of the Canadian music scene for more than 40 years. Doug previously played in several bands and continues to study guitar daily while indulging in his gift for song writing and composing.  Heather is a trained vocalist having previously sung with several choirs and bands, as well as appearing on TV. Through a blend of voice and guitar we perform a timeless repertoire of Classic Covers that runs the gamut from Classic Pop, Classic Country, Classic Lite Rock, Classic 50's & 60’s, Classic Folk & Classic Christmas.

Bored of Education @ The Owen Sound Farmers Market

88 8th St E, Owen Sound, ON N4K 1K8

Carrie & Lawrence DeMaeyer - we are moving inside at the Harmony Centre.

Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

Lusterfield is the acoustic music duo of Carrie & Lawrence DeMaeyer. Prior to becoming Lusterfield, Carrie & Lawrence made up half of the roots/pop band Big Love (originally Krazy House). In the 10 years the band was together they recorded 3 full length CDs with producer Rick Hutt (Jamie Warren, Beverly Mahood, The Northern Pikes), and played for festival audiences across Canada.

These days, Lusterfield can be found playing at any venue that supports live acoustic music! In addition to 2 acoustic guitars, our presentation/instrumentation will include – loads of vocal harmonies, harmonica, cajon, a custom made Banjolele and the occasional guest appearance by a kazoo!

We bring years of playing experience, and professional, dependable high-quality entertainment to each and every show! We pride ourselves on being ‘off-book/iPad’ for our shows as much as we possibly can! 

Lusterfield has both decades of original music and a wide-ranging set-list of covers to draw from depending upon the needs of the venues. (Sample of possible covers - Blue Rodeo, Taylor Swift, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, Tragically Hip, Johnny Cash, Indigo Girls, Neil Young, The Chicks, Jason Mraz, Kacey Musgraves and more!)

Below follow the links below for song samples!


Marshall Veroni @ barebirch front facade

920 2nd Ave E, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H6


Marshall Veroni is a singer-songwriter from Ontario, Canada. His performances combine original folk with heartfelt audience interaction, and lyrics that will make you feel something. His vulnerable demeanour blends seamlessly with his emotive playing style and unique vocal performances. Writing from the heart, Veroni bonds with listeners overs themes of love, loss, and the human condition. 

Gracie Jet & Band @ Community Waterfront Heritage Centre

1155 1st Ave West, Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K8 

Ever since she was a little girl, she’s been longing to perform and share her artist entity with the world. At a young age she anointed her self with the mantle of “Gracie Jet” because in her own young words, “people need to be able to chant my name.” Now, Jet is an electric performer you can’t take your eyes off. Her live show has featured in iconic Canadian venues like The Rivoli and The Monarch Tavern and a sold out single release show at Heartwood Hall. That same single, Sway, has gone onto garter international attention from the press and radio. As a songwriter is perhaps where Jet shines her brightest. Her catalogue is a walk through of her memories and experiences, each song its own unique time, place and emotion. Her work is emotionally transparent in a very refreshing way. She bravely gives all of herself to her songs, the good the bad, the pretty and the ugly. They’re intimate, refined and of course ever building to her iconic, passionate roar. Like a good friend, her music will be there for you when you need it most. Now hard at work on her debut album, Jet has no plans of slowing down, so remember the name. Gracie Jet will be rocking a stage near you very soon.


Ryan Knight @ Harrison Park Island

75 2nd Ave E, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2E5




Kailey Jane Hawkins @ The Launch

1451 1st Ave W, Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K7

Kailey Jane Hawkins is a local Singer / Songwriter and is known for her deep love of folk and acoustic music. Kailey first discovered her passion for music growing up in the North -- as a child singing along to iconic Canadian artists like Fred Penner and Sharon, Lois & Bram. Now based in Owen Sound, Ontario, Kailey began sharing music 9 years ago and performs both covers of popular artists as well as her own originals.

She loves the vibrant music community in Grey /Bruce and is a long-time Summerfolk volunteer, emceeing stages and performing as a “Tweener” act for Summerfolks 46, 47 and 48. Kailey is also a co-host for Summerfolk’s radio show “Georgian Bay Roots", a program that showcases music with a folk and roots base from local artists and those from across Canada and the world.

Kailey recently began performing more broadly and can often be found at the mic with her guitar at events all around Grey/Bruce counties. Music has always brought so much joy to Kailey’s life, and she loves to share that joy with others whenever she can.

Follow Kailey on her socials:

IG: @kaileyjanemusic
YouTube: @kaileyjanemusic


Madison Galloway Duo @ Grey Gallery Gardens

883 2nd Ave E, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H2

“Pure energy and rootsy-blues sass” – MusicOntario

Hailing from small town Fergus, Ontario, Madison Galloway has been making waves in the Canadian music scene. She charms audiences with her refreshing original tunes, while delivering her signature bluesy roots-rock sound, hallmarked by her soulful voice and powerful guitar skills. She's brought her high-energy, charismatic performance to hundreds of stages, including prominent festivals like Kitchener Blues Festival and Riverfest Elora, and sharing the spotlight with acclaimed artists such as Alessia Cara and 54-40, among others.

Kicking off her musical journey with the release of her debut EP in 2015, Madison continued to impress with her full-length album "Moon & Mercury" (2019), earning accolades as a Blues & Roots Radio International Song Contest finalist. In August 2022, she unveiled a new single (Open Your Eyes) in anticipation of her upcoming album, which swiftly became her most popular track yet, surpassing 100K streams on Spotify alone. The song found its place on significant playlists such as Spotify's “Modern Blues Rock” and Joe Bonamassa’s “Cutting Edge Blues”. Madison's achievements culminated in a noteworthy triumph as she was honoured with the title of "Southern Rock Artist of the Year" at the prestigious Josie Music Awards (Nashville, TN) in 2023. Currently, Madison Galloway is set to release her highly anticipated album in June 2024, promising to captivate audiences with her continued innovation and unmistakable sound.

Charlie Gillespie @ The Community Waterfront Heritage Centre

1155 1st Ave West OWEN SOUND ON N4K 4K8

Meet Charlie Taylor-Gillespie, a 16-year-old singer-songwriter with a profound ability to express the emotions of her heart through her music.

In a world of music dominated by trends, Charlie stands out with a style that's both timeless and contemporary. Her sound, though rooted in emotion, carries a modern resonance that captivates audiences of all ages.


Charlie's talent has already graced various stages, from events like Sunset Sessions in Collingwood, the Pride Festival in Owen Sound and performing on the Summerfolk stage for Canada Day 2023, showing her ability to connect with diverse crowds.


Charlie's rising star was solidified at age 15 when she clinched victory in the Youth Discoveries competition for Ontario. Being chosen as one of the standout talents in the province showcased her ability to resonate with judges and audiences alike, propelling her into the spotlight as a promising artist, and earning her coveted performance spots at Summerfolk 48.


Charlie Taylor-Gillespie is not just creating music; she's crafting emotional landscapes that invite others to join her on this intimate journey as she continues sharing the melodies of her heart with the world.


info at INSTAGRAM Charlie_T.G_


Charlie Taylor-Gillespie


Mid Life Crisis @ The Owen Sound Farmers' Market

88 8th St E, Owen Sound, ON N4K 1K8


Mackenzie Blues Band @ Kelso Beach at Nawash Park Amphitheatre

2nd Avenue West, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H4


Rob Elder Trio @ The Manitoba (behind Mudtown along harbour wall)


The Manitoba sculpture sits on the harbour walkway to the south of the Miller cement silos. It symbolizes the Manitoba, a 305-foot-long ship built by Polson Iron Works in Owen Sound that was the first steel-hulled ship built on the Great Lakes.

Chris Scerri & Jon Zaslow @ Tom Thomson Art Gallery front steps

840 1st Ave W, Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K4


Suzie Vinnick @ The Owen Sound Farmers' Market

88 8th St E, Owen Sound, ON N4K 1K8

A Saskatoon native transplanted to the Niagara Region of Ontario, Roots and Blues singer and musician Suzie Vinnick is a 3X Juno Nominee, a 2X Canadian Folk Music Award winner, won a 2024 ECMA with her project A’Court, Spiegel and Vinnick and is a 12-time winner of the Maple Blues Award for songwriting, female vocalist, acoustic act and more. Suzie has a voice you’ve heard a thousand times and one you’ll never forget. It soars, it growls, it whispers and it shouts from a deep, deep well of emotion. The pure joy she exudes when she plays her guitars is so worth the show. 

In July 2023 Suzie was a special guest of Blackie & the Rodeo Kings at Ottawa Bluesfest along with Daniel Lanois. She has also toured nationally with Downchild, Stuart McLean’s The Vinyl Café, with ASV (Charlie A’Court, Lloyd Spiegel and Vinnick), the John McDermott Band and she performed for Canadian Peacekeepers in Bosnia and the Persian Gulf. She was also the voice of Tim Horton’s for 5 years.

Her latest album is entitled “Fall Back Home”.

Contact Us

808 2nd Avenue East,
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 2H4
Phone: 519-376-1440
Email us

Sign up for City news to your inbox!

Stay up to date on the city's activities, events, programs and operations by subscribing to our news posts.

This website uses cookies to enhance usability and provide you with a more personal experience. By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies as explained in our Privacy Policy.