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Join us for live music every Sunday!

TD Harbour Nights will run from Sunday, June 2 to Sunday, August 11 along the harbour at 1155 1st Ave West, Owen Sound.

Please bring a lawn chair. This event is rain or shine. 

Free admission - donations greatly appreciated. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and arrive early for best seating (the site opens at 6 p.m.) The event occurs at the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre, Owen Sound -1155 1st Avenue West.

In the event of inclement weather, the concert will move indoors to Harmony Centre’s Greaves Auditorium. You can get weather updates from @Owen Sound Tourism, Events and Attractions on Facebook.

Thanks to Sponsorship from local businesses, Harbour Nights remains a free event to residents and tourists, and in return, offers exposure to diverse and engaged crowds for sponsors. For more information on sponsorship opportunities for Harbour Nights, contact Jen Wright at jwright@owensound.ca

We thank our 2024 sponsors!

 

       

Vendors On-Site During TD Harbour Nights

Sundays Ice Cream Burger Chief

Toy Craft Engraving 

CoStar Designs


2024 Harbour Nights Performers:

The Becketts - The Show has been moved indoors to the Harmony Centre located at 890 4th Ave E, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2N7. No lawn chairs needed.

OLD TIME FIDDLING | STEP DANCING | COUNTRY MUSIC
The Beckett’s are a family band from Grey Bruce County with deep roots in traditional country and Old Time fiddle music. The band consists of fiddling siblings Tyler and Linsey, their father, John, and special guest appearances from their grandfather, Stan.
This musical family has been entertaining audiences across the province for many years and strives to get your toes tappin' with their arrangements of traditional country, bluegrass, western swing and Canadian Old-Time fiddling, combined with exhilarating Ottawa Valley step-dancing. Filling out The Beckett’s traditional sound is an all-star band, equipped with telecaster and acoustic guitar, drums, piano and swingin’ steel guitar.
Playing music in a family environment has allowed Tyler and Linsey to value the tradition of Old Time fiddle music, as well as nurture their own musical styles. In recent years, Tyler and Linsey have performed on numerous stages across North America, Europe and Asia, delighting audiences with their energetic fiddle styles. Individually,
Tyler and Linsey have numerous nominations for the ‘Fiddle Player of the Year Award' at the Canadian Country Music Awards, and are currently playing twin fiddles with CCMA Entertainer of the Year, Jade Eagleson.
Tyler has established himself as a valued multi-instrumentalist in the country and bluegrass music scene. He performs with many Canadian Country music artists, including Dan Davidson and Jade Eagleson, and was inducted into the Central Bluegrass Hall of Fame after winning the ‘Fiddle Player of the Year Award’ five times.
With the show Bowfire, Linsey enjoyed tours across North America in addition to a few rare opportunities, including a performance at Sean Connery’s 80th Birthday celebration in the Bahamas. She was the fiddle player in the Toronto production, The Last Ship, where she performed alongside Grammy Award Winner, Sting, and performed 400+ shows with Come From Away between March 2019-2020.
For more information or to connect with The Beckett’s, please visit: www.beckettfamilymusic.com.

 

Tonight's show is sponsored by 

 

Scott Howarth Band

The Scott Howarth band is an up-and-coming Canadian Country artist based in Southern Ontario with Roots in the Grey Bruce

The Scott Howarth band has enjoyed success through the release of a number of radio singles to all mainstream music streaming platforms and through rotation on local radio stations throughout Canada.  In relation to local play, he has been played on Country 93, Country 104.7 in Goderich and on Manitoulin County 103.

The Scott Howarth band has been fortunate enough to have had two of their radio singles charts at the No. 2 positions on the Canadian independent country countdown.

We are very much excited at the prospect of playing live during any summer event that the City of Owen Sound may consider us for

Here is a link to the Scott Howarth Bands Social Media, EPK and Streaming Platforms:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5iDq5IkegeqVuyz3ZqSY9L?si=AhNOeO79R7G_BvO4aXvkZQ

https://music.apple.com/us/search?term=the%20scott%20howarth%20band

Tonight's show is sponsored by:

 

Sherri Jackson Band

Sherri Jackson's sound comes from an old soul, rich in vibrato, emotion and power. A tapestry weaving together folk, blues, jazz, rock and country that has been compared to Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Nicks, Chrissie Hynde and Melissa Etheridge.

Her vocals are deeply resonating, striking a chord within you that only music can touch. She makes the song her own by blending her unique vocal range with a powerful belt that hits you from out of nowhere, making her performances soul-stirring and infectious. Combined with solid rhythm guitar skills, she is equally captivating on stage alone or with fellow musicians

Playing regularly at festivals, events and establishments, throughout Southern Georgian Bay. 

The Sherri Jackson Band is always a crowd pleaser. Wherever we are, the dance floor is full, people are singing along and it never fails that someone says "I loved every single song".

We play music that you love, because we love it too. With our own cool takes on classics without losing the authenticity of the song.SJB is Sherri Jackson (Full Circle Band, String Theory, The Eclectix) on vocals and guitar and iconic musician & artist, Chuck Baker (Lucy Jinx, The Diefenbakers, solo/original artist) doubling up on vocals and lead guitar, leading to a gorgeous blend of harmonies backed by rockin' instrumentals. Pulling everything together with solid rhythm and groove are master bass man, Ron Pretli (Coming of Age), our outstanding drummer John Hall (Jason Redman Band, By Divine Right) and amazing percussionist Skip Wamsteeker (Fred Eaglesmith, John Prine).

Tonight's show is sponsored by 

Rob Elder

Owen Sound’s Rob Elder caught the music bug as a kid on the family farm where classic country & western songs, the Beach Boys, and Bob Seeger were the sound track to barn chores. Back then, picking up a guitar was an easy way to wind down at the end of a long day. Turned to music, his farm boy’s work ethic led to quick growth and an early creative blossoming, his festival debut at the age of 20, and the release of two self produced albums shortly afterwards. 

Eventually, Rob moved to Toronto where he gigged every weekend and hosted an open mic for two and a half years. All that playing and networking exposed him to a world of musicians and sounds well beyond his parents record collection. Those influences fused into a style that playfully mixes blue-eyed soul, slick guitar, and crooning country rhythms and serves them with a voice that surfs from solid depths to groovy falsetto highs.

By his mid-twenties, Rob was chasing the Canadian dream. He got married, had two kids, and was advancing in a straight-laced career while gigging tirelessly in Toronto. There wasn’t much time for recording back then and  Rob and his wife knew that they didn’t want to raise children in the city.  So in 2012 they moved back to Grey County where a vibrant musical community welcomed them wholeheartedly. Rob put together a band, started mentoring younger musicians through the Georgian Bay Folk Society, and – as  always – filled every available moment with music. Now with the release of 'Changer' 12 years after his sophomore record, Rob self-identifies as a re-emerging artist. But make no mistake, his musical growth has never faltered and his roots have only dug deeper in the intervening years.

2018’s 'Changer' shows off how much Rob has grown and what he’s learned along the way. Where his first two albums ploughed popular themes of young love and heartbreak, Changer explores more mature themes of social unrest and inequality, solidarity, and the deep love that carries a relationship decades on.  Don’t think that serious themes make the music less fun, though. With thoughtful lyrics and catchy melodies, Changer proves that Rob Elder still knows how to get audiences dancing – whether or not there’s a dance floor.

Tonight's show is sponsored by

The O'Deadly's

From neighbourhood pubs to the Ireland Fund of Canada, The O'Deadlys have lit up the room, large or small, with everything from traditional Celtic tunes to contemporary hits everyone knows and loves.

Regular venues in Southern Ontario include: many Fionn MacCool's locations, Noonan's Irish pub, the Irish harp and pj O'Brien.

Notable recent gigs include:

  • 2023's Downie Wenjack Foundation tribute at the first Ontario performing arts centre in St.Catharines

  • The Ireland Fund of Canada luncheon

  • St. Patrick's parade society's grand marshal's ball 2023

  • Canada Games 2022

  • Celtic Island Music Festival 2023

  • Owen Sound's TD Harbour Nights concert series.  

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Blue Hazel 

A dynamic musical group originating from Bancroft, now based in Peterborough and Maynooth, Ontario. Renowned for their powerful vocals and impeccable harmonies, they captivate audiences and leave a lasting impact with each performance. Get ready to hear harmonies you won’t be forgetting anytime soon. 

Tonight's show is sponsored by:

Georgian Sound Big Band

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The Freakin Band featuring Virgil Scott

Virgil Scott has earned his living entertaining in Canada for over 50 years - "How many people can say that?" he says with a smile.

His entertainment career began in 1968 with his neighbourhood band, "The Innocence Of Virgil Scott".  His natural talent soon found recognition, Virgil was opening for major Canadian recording acts across Southern Ontario.  During the same period, he spent two years in the Music Program at Humber College, as well as private vocal lessons under the mentor ship of world renowned Rosemary Burns.

The resurgence of Motown and Rhythm & Blues in the 80's propelled Virgil's career, as he became a mainstay headliner at nightclubs and casinos across Canada and the United States, and to this day enjoys an extensive following.

Virgil, moreover, has enjoyed an impressive theatrical career, appearing in such productions as Bye Bye Birdie, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and the Toronto production of Hair.

You may recognize his voice from various jingles throughout the years, such as Hostess Chips, Diamond Cheese, Molson, Labatt's, The Bay, and Sears.  In addition to his musical endeavours, Virgil is also a member of the Child Find organization, and has recently received official recognition as the authorized musical spokesperson for Child Find Ontario.  This is an honour he takes seriously, hosting benefit concerts throughout the province year round.

The past eight years has found Virgil in the recording studio almost as much as on stage. Either with vocals on numerous CDs for other people, or producing several CD's,  and was honoured to be a contributing Executive Producer on the CD  "AURORA"  for David Clayton Thomas. 

Virgil has developed several variations of his live performances.

The Virgil Scott Band- A mainstay in nightclubs, corporate shows, and festivals throughout Canada.  This 6 piece band is as good as it gets, delivering strong R&B with lots of soul.

Tonight's show is sponsored by:

 

Adam Cousins

Born and raised in the tight-knit town of Brussels, Ontario, Adam Cousins knows a thing or two about small town living and country music dreaming.

Years of love for music and performing drove Adam to pursue his passion in the music industry. Today, he’s an exciting new Canadian country talent, whose emergence in the industry reflects his earnest “work hard, play hard” approach to life and music.

Cousins continues to win his audience over, time after time, with a seamless mix of classic and original tunes, which showcase his ability to turn simple small-town moments into memories that feel larger than life.

Drawn to the timeless storytelling and classic sound of the country genre, Adam took his first steps in music with a debut EP in 2019, “Dirt Road”, which brought his original music to digital streaming platforms for the first time and introduced him to Canadian country radio. After taking some time to refine his sound and build his music community, Cousins released singles “Riding the Waves” and “Young Again” in 2021, while connecting with noted producer Shawn Moore.

The 2022 London Ontario’s Forest City Music Awards recognized Adam as “Country Artist of the Year” and his single “Young Again” as the recipient of “Music Video of the Year”. But Adam has not stopped there – with two singles released in 2022 “Our Lives” (which quickly became a popular radio spin, reached top 30 with CBC Sirius XM, and was nominated for “Music Video of the Year” at the 2023 London FCMA), and “Let It Rip” (a summer anthem country fans shouldn’t live without). In 2023 Cousins released “In The End” (the heartbreak banger we all didn’t know we needed), and most recently starting the 2024 year off with “That Kinda Girl” (a tune that brings light to all those not-so-little “little things”).

Between playing live shows around the province – giving fans a front-row seat at festivals, fairs, and jams – Cousins has been spending time in studio with his production team, and has multiple new releases on the horizon! 2024 will without a doubt be an exciting year for this small-town country boy, and Adam cannot wait to share these moments and memories with his fans!

Tonight's show is sponsored by:

 

Souvenirs - Remembering John Prine

     John Prine ... 

"An absolute treasure." Rolling Stone Magazine

"One of the most respected Songwriters of our time, a masterful storyteller." Time Magazine

"If God's got a favorite songwriter, I think it's John Prine."  Kris Kristofferson, '03 Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame inductions 

Let us gather and remember the incredible light that was John Prine by shining on. 'That's the Way That the World Goes 'Round', 'Paradise', 'Sam Stone', 'Grandpa Was a Carpenter', 'Dear Abbey' 'Glory of True Love' and so many more ... songs that will have you laughing and singing along; songs that hit you just so ... all performed in homage by a collective of Canada's finest stage and studio Musicians. 

Join Souvenirs for an evening of stories and songs that reflect upon that light, and the life and times of the man we all befriended through his music and stories.

Mrs. Prine's boy, John.

This event is sponsored by

James Brown

James Brown (Guitarist, Composer, Educator) is one of Canada’s most talented and versatile musicians.

He has preformed and recorded with many leading artists and ensembles and has recorded four critically acclaimed CD’s of original music. His recent full scale composition “The Mosley Street Suite” was premiered  at Koerner Hall in August 2021 and his fourth studio album “Song Within the Story”, (featuring Clark Johnston, Anthony Michelli and Mike Murley) was released on NGP records in March of 2022.

Other recordings have featured Don Thompson, Quinsin Nachoff, Jim Vivian,  Andrew Downing, Ernie Tollar,  John Obercian, Mike Milligan and Christopher Lee. James has also performed with The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (with Eric Idol), Toronto Philharmonia, Sound Streams Canada (with The Hilliard Ensemble),  Art of Time Ensemble and CanStage. He also performed in the Canadian premiere of 2X5: a new work by New York composer Steve Reich.

James’ compositions range from solo guitar to symphony orchestra and have been performed and recorded by numerous ensembles and soloists including: Orchestra Toronto, Trinity Chamber Ensemble, Jeffrey McFadden, William Beauvais and The Montreal Guitar Trio. James has a Master of Arts Degree in Composition from York University and is currently on Faculty at The Oscar Peterson School of Music (formerly: The Royal Conservatory School). His article “The Grundgestalt Concept” was published in the July 2023 issue of Downbeat Magazine.

 

This event is sponsored by

David Gallagher

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