summer concert series

Tourism Timmins, in partnership with Midnight Express and title sponsors, James Toyota, La Caisse Populaire de Timmins and HGS, will be launching the 7th Annual Summer Concert Series on July 1 from the Hollinger Park.

Following the Canada Day launch of Summer Concert Series, this musical event will feature local talent or musicians with a connection to Timmins every Wednesday, starting July 6 to August 31, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm.

In addition, four concerts are scheduled for Bannerman Park on Thursday, July 14 and July 28, as well as August 11 and August 25 thanks to the generous support received from Goldcorp, Lakeshore Gold / Tahoe Resources, Rubino Petro Canada, Tisdale Plumbing & Heating, L Richards Moving, East End Service Centre, Porcupine Home Hardware, Scotia Bank, Giant Tiger, McIntyre Coffee Shop, and Roztek.

Summer Concert Series 2016, will feature 31 performing artists of different genres including blues, big band, country, rock, pop, progressive rock, adult contemporary, alternative and symphony.

A voluntary donation of non-perishable goods is encouraged again this year in support of both the Timmins and South Porcupine food banks. To date, more than 35,000lbs of food has been collected during the Summer Concert Series.

“Based on the success of last year’s event, I’m not surprised to see so many musicians apply to be considered for this year’s lineup,” said Luc Chalifoux of Midnight Express and co-host of the Summer Concert Series.

“There is a huge appetite from the community, and obviously from the musicians for this event,” added Mayor Steve Black. “The generous corporate support from so many dedicated businesses is commendable, and has allowed us to hire a minimum of two bands per week with some weeks seeing three performances. Just as importantly, the generous support has allowed Tourism Timmins and Midnight Express to grow the event by incorporating four shows from Bannerman Park. Last year the Summer Concert Series attracted thousands of people to Hollinger Park thanks in large part to the local media support that the event receives each year. We expect much of the same this year.”

“The public call to action inviting musicians to submit an application resonated with artists from Timmins and beyond. I expect that the visiting bands will attract residents from their respective communities and elsewhere to the Summer Concert Series and this will generate incremental business for the hospitality and retail sectors,” said Guy Lamarche, Manager Tourism and Events. “Last year, of the 191 surveys completed, 9% indicated that they were visiting the city, with some visitors from neighbouring communities indicating that the weekly concerts were the reason for their visit. Summer Concert Series is a great opportunity for our accommodation partners to develop and promote a shopping/concert getaway to Timmins, something that could attract a greater number of visitors from neighbouring communities.”

This year’s lineup is as follows:

Hollinger Park
July 1 Kick Off: Jeffrey Baldock, Gabrielle Bazzara, Sabrina Charlebois & Dave Sauve, Skinny, Global Village, Big Deal, Kickback Tracii, Relic Kings
July 6: Estelle Deschamps Band, Yvan & The Banditos
July 13: Chris & Devon Aitken Band, The Shaftmen, Swamp Rockers
July 20: C.C .Riley Duo, Frate Trane, Northbound
July 27: Treneta Bowden, Jeffrey Baldock, Amateur Voodoo Club
Aug 3: Bald Monkey, Carole Champagne
Aug 10: Carolle & Chris, Brandon “Boom Boom” Bergeron, Fault Line
Aug 17: Sabrina Charlebois & Dave Sauve, Country Classics
Aug 24: Sarah Smith Band, Kickback Tracii
Aug 31: Timmins Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Bannerman Park:
July 14: Mr Bill, Orville Rumleski
July 28: Skinny & Alicia, Will Gillespie
Aug 11: Joanne Marie, Yvan & Brianna
Aug 25: Estelle & John, Alex deBlois

Of note, for July 1 Canada Day, the Summer Concert Series will kick off from the Fred Salvador Field, Hollinger Park where the celebration starts at 11am and goes to 1am.

Finally, children attending the Summer Concert Series will be entertained by the YMCA every Wednesday at Hollinger Park.

The schedule is subject to change. We encourage residents to visit the Event Calendar posted at for regular updates.

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